Good Day. I am having a problem with random stoppages. When milling a large sign, I have had Mach 3 trigger ghost "limit switch" stoppages. Not all the time, but in a couple of larger jobs. The estop is triggered, I check to see if a yellow light is on for a limit switch (it never was), and when I go to resume the program with cycle start, the machine usually just draws a straight line through what I was machining. Thus ruining the job.
I built a JGRO router, have a Gecko G540 and steppers from Ahren. I am running the setup with a CF-28 Toughbook Touchscreen. I am getting low pulse counts with it. I have "trimmed the fat" as far as the programs that are running.
I have also disabled the limit switches, and use the soft limits now.
I am okay with the random stops, but would like to know how to resume the cutting after an estop triggers. I have also noticed that if you press feed hold the exact thing happens. So there must be a work around.