Mdx-40 + zcl-40 errors in the cut

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Mdx-40 + zcl-40 errors in the cut

Post by Paolo at Simon Harrison » Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:10 am

Hi.
I've recently sent my printer to the company I work for.

My machine used to work correctly when I last used.

The firmware is up to date and running as MDX-40A

We have set it up at work with all programs and drivers.

We now have few issues with the Mdx-40 and the Zcl-40 cuttings.

The cutting path have been generated with Modela player 4.

And transferred with Vpanel

All the calibration seems to be correct and the origin points seems fine.

We have also ensured that the machine bed and zcl-40 clamps+ work piece are perfectly levelled.

The problem we are getting with the finished pieces are the following:

The piece comes out skewed (it is off along th Y axiz)

The piece comes out to narrow (it is thinner that it should be. Along the Z axis)

Anyone has an idea of what could be the cause and how to run some tests to pin point the issues?

Thank you
Paolo

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Re: Mdx-40 + zcl-40 errors in the cut

Post by mrtn » Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:16 am

Lower feed speed/cut in amounts and see if it changes anything.
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Re: Mdx-40 + zcl-40 errors in the cut

Post by Paolo at Simon Harrison » Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:21 am

Hi.

Will do and post results.

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Re: Mdx-40 + zcl-40 errors in the cut

Post by mrtn » Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:27 am

Check for slack in the rotary axis as well.
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Re: Mdx-40 + zcl-40 errors in the cut

Post by Paolo at Simon Harrison » Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:58 am

Hi.

I can see a tiny slack in the rotary axis.

I'm running updates on the computer and the Vpanel.

I'll double check again with machine connected and step motor engaged.

If it does I'll open up the axis to look for any visible cause or part in need of replacement.

Thank you again.

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Re: Mdx-40 + zcl-40 errors in the cut

Post by Paolo at Simon Harrison » Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:19 am

Hi.

Yes defo a bit of free movement on the rotary axis for sure.

I'll open it up later today for any parts that need replacement.

Thank you
Paolo

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