I’ve been having nothing but problems with my 1100. Tormach has sent me a new computer which failed to help with any of my problems, and a couple of new problems cropped up.
I couldn’t help but notice the “simple run” screens are different on the new and old computers. The new screen does not have the stop alt-S, rewind cnl-W, or pause (spc) buttons.
Instead the buttons read “program reset” “single BLK alt N” and “feedhold (spc)”.
Why the change, and what if any advantage does one screen have over the other?
I think I like the old screen better, but only because I was getting used to it.
For example, the 'pause' button will execute any number of non-movement G-codes (things like offsets or modes or whatever) between when you hit it and when it takes effect. This is a Mach thing. Stop may behave similarly.
Last edited by shred; 01-05-2012 at 01:50 PM.
I own a 5-year old Series 1 Tormach, but I keep abreast of all the information Tormach makes available (even on current machines) on thier website, blog and here on the forum. That's why I was aware of that post. Myself, I'm using stock Mach 3.043.022 from the Mach website with the Tormach XML and my own tweaked screenset.
Last edited by zephyr9900; 01-05-2012 at 05:30 PM. Reason: removed snarky phrase
thanks for the post I could have never taken the time to go back over every post in the last few months.
My point was I've been working with Tormach for all of those three months trying to fix problems, some of which are metioned in that post. With all the trouble shooting we've done they never once metioned the problems in that post.
Last edited by VaderSpade; 01-05-2012 at 06:53 PM. Reason: removed snarky phrase
IIRC the problems called out in that post only show up at power-off when you shut down the PC before shutting off the machine, so maybe they thought they weren't relevant?
[Edit, Looks like they say they can happen at other times too if the gibs are too loose and you smack the stop button. I only ever saw it at power-down]
I was thinking about the information about the stop on the simple screen. They never ask if I had been using that button, and I had reported plunges.
That can happen to any stepper driven machine with a loose Z axis. Tighten the gibs and it shouldn't come crashing down, certainly not hard enough to break stuff.
CNC: Making incorrect parts and breaking stuff, faster and with greater precision.
I've worked as a millwright for years fixing everything under the sun, but this is my first CNC and I wanted turnkey.
I didn't expect to have nothing but problems from the start with a brand new well recommended machine.
I kind of thought he was insulting me when he inferred I didn't care enough to know ALL the resources he knew, and I should have found this on my own. Maybe I was reading too much into it, if so I'm sorry.
I can't say frustration doesen't have me on edge. I see he has "removed snarky phrase" I'll do the same.