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by groguard
Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: GRBL Z axis issue.
Replies: 30
Views: 4111

Re: GRBL Z axis issue.

WillAdams wrote:Classic symptoms of overheating. Add a fan, or add heat sinks and a fan.
I have a fan on my GRBL board, and this was never an issue before. I also was air cutting and it was only running a 5 minute "air cut".
cvoinescu wrote:The video is private, we can't see it.
Opps, fixed the video.
by groguard
Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: GRBL Z axis issue.
Replies: 30
Views: 4111

GRBL Z axis issue.

I seem to be having a problem with my z axis motor. I appears to be "turn off and on" while running a job. It works perfect about 85% of the time. I've checked all my wiring and voltage, all seems well there. I'm wondering if the driver is going out, or some other issue. Any ideas? I'll post a video...
by groguard
Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:42 am
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: DW660 and the Super PID
Replies: 3
Views: 2681

Re: DW660 and the Super PID

Alright, I'm bad at updating posts haha, but here are some pictures of the setup. I drilled a little hole through the top and pointed the sensor at the top of the shaft inside the router. The top of the shaft is painted half white half black for it to register the rpms on the Super-PID. http://i.img...
by groguard
Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:27 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Groguards Build Log
Replies: 13
Views: 6641

Re: Groguards Build Log

Adding a few photos of some of the upgrades Ive done over the last few months. I upgraded to 9mm wide GT2 belts. More info here http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=4266 http://i.imgur.com/JfBLMqhl.jpg?1 Belt drive Z axis and dust shoe (from the shapeoko store), with aluminum mounts for...
by groguard
Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Belt Drive NEMA 23 Z axis kit
Replies: 42
Views: 13415

Re: Belt Drive NEMA 23 Z axis kit

Got my z axis all put back together today :). Now I don't have to leave the top off the DW660 to get it to clear the old nema 17 mounting plate. Im using the Inventables DW660 mounts, and they have issues with clearance as others have pointed out on their website, and here on the forums. Now we have...
by groguard
Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Upgraded to 9mm wide belts
Replies: 52
Views: 20212

Re: Upgraded to 9mm wide belts

chmedly wrote:Maybe I missed it but... Is there a source linked here for GT2 9mm wide belt in a 3mm pitch?
If you check out this site and go through the drop down menus it looks like they have them http://www.bbman.com/catalog/category/timing_belts
by groguard
Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Carvey - Self-zeroing clamp question
Replies: 24
Views: 5427

Re: Carvey - Self-zeroing clamp question

You don't even need G43.1. If you know the thickness of your touchplate, hold-down bracket, and so on, all you need is the probe command and G10 L20 P1 Z<thickness> (or G92 Z<thickness>, if not using work coordinate systems). Assuming you are using an all metal body router/spindle you could technic...
by groguard
Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Is GRBL reliable with a long program?
Replies: 5
Views: 895

Re: Is GRBL reliable with a long program?

I have had no issue running a 5-6 hour job. I was doing a relief map of San Francisco, and I did it over 2 days.
by groguard
Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Belt Drive NEMA 23 Z axis kit
Replies: 42
Views: 13415

Re: Belt Drive NEMA 23 Z axis kit

The reason I decided to purchase one was to help with the clearance on my Z, so I could put my DW660 back together. Im using the Inventables aluminum mounts and the Z plate doesnt allow for full travel. From what it looks like it should clear no problem once I get this installed. http://i.imgur.com/...
by groguard
Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Carvey - Self-zeroing clamp question
Replies: 24
Views: 5427

Re: Carvey - Self-zeroing clamp question

One thing that they do have is a custom firmware to adjust the Z to the material based on how high the touch plate is sitting. Basically it knows how thick the L shape is, and adjusts based on that.