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Y axis Issue

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by John H, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. John H

    John H New
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    I am just wiring a new build and cannot get the Y axis to work properly. Any motor plugged into that axis on the control board oscillates when given a + or - input. Can anyone help?
     
  2. Tweakie

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    Hi John,

    What control board are you using ??
    What control software are you using ??

    Tweakie.
     
  3. John H

    John H New
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    It is a 4 Axis board that I bought through China. I have 4 270 in/oz motors that I am using. The software appears to be a version of Planet CNC (USBCNC4axis) software.
    I have not even gotten to the software yet. I am using the manual hand control to check + and - movements. A motor will operate fine when connected to either X,Z, or A axes. When connected to Y axis, the motor just oscillates.
     
  4. Tweakie

    Tweakie OpenBuilds Team
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    You could try checking (with everything switched off) that you have your Y axis motor connected correctly – use a multimeter / continuity tester to identify the A-A and B-B windings of the motor.

    If that does not resolve the problem then contact the supplier of your equipment and see if they are willing to help (you have a 50/50 chance of getting their help).

    This perhaps highlights the typical problem (mentioned on the PlanetCNC and Warp9 websites) that purchasing cheaper copies / clones of their genuine product may leave the buyer without any proper technical support or backup if things go wrong.


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