I have a powermatic cnc router with a Rickauto b1x dsp controller. The machine homes just fine but when it finishes a program and hops up in the Z axis it shutters and faults out. I saw in one of the posts that this can occur due to too fast of a G00 rapid travel and I should change the controlling parameter and or install an adjusted cfg file in the controller. I tried to contact Powermatic and they have contracted with Axiom for Richauto support on their machine, so here I am. Anyway I have made contact with Axiom support and listened to Chad's voice with instructions to leave a message and he will call. I haven't received a call back, which led me to my own solution. I am an old CNC/manual mcahinist teacher type guy. I opened the G-code file with notepad and did a global replace of all the rapids and bingo, it is working fine. My issue now is I need to change the parameter in the controller to show down the retract of the Z axis or a cfg file that will accomplish it. I really don't want to open each G-code file and manually adjust the rapids.
I don't know if this will help, but the AR Pro series has a Home Speed setup screen that allows you to set X, Y, and Z speeds. On our machine its Menu -> Machine Setup -> Home Setup -> Home Speed. It sure sounds like there is something else wrong with the machine. I can't imagine this is normal operation.
Didn't know Powermatic made a CNC, but it sure looks like a prettied-up Axiom!
Last Edit: Dec 23, 2022 20:00:47 GMT -5 by grossmsj