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Torchmate 3 - Loss of position & loud motor noise on diagonals/circular

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Kustom_Koatingz
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Torchmate 3 - Loss of position & loud motor noise on diagonals/circular

Postby Kustom_Koatingz » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:01 am

Torchmate 3 Bolt Together Table
Black AVHC controller box

We are having issues with our Torchmate 3 Bolt Together Table which seams like stress on the motors and ultimately causing loss of position. The torch travels vertically/horizontally pretty much effortlessly. When we go to run a program which contains diagonal lines or circles you can audibly a noticeable difference as if the motors are struggling and it's causing vibration. Harder to explain so I put together a brief YouTube video showing it in action.

I double checked all of the set screws on the sprockets, 6 total. Additionally, I checked the set screws inside of the drive motors, they are fine as well. First time we have had this issue.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTvo60k ... e=youtu.be

SegoMan DeSigns
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Re: Torchmate 3 - Loss of position & loud motor noise on diagonals/circular

Postby SegoMan DeSigns » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:39 pm

I run into glitches with my TM system, get some contact cleaner and clean every electrical connection then use di-electric silicone on re-Assembly. Also check that each wire is crimped / terminated properly at the plug with a slight pull. Pull the rack away from the pinion and check for ease of travel on the gantry and adjust and or replace bearings as needed.

Kustom_Koatingz
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Re: Torchmate 3 - Loss of position & loud motor noise on diagonals/circular

Postby Kustom_Koatingz » Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:12 pm

SegoMan DeSigns wrote:I run into glitches with my TM system, get some contact cleaner and clean every electrical connection then use di-electric silicone on re-Assembly. Also check that each wire is crimped / terminated properly at the plug with a slight pull. Pull the rack away from the pinion and check for ease of travel on the gantry and adjust and or replace bearings as needed.


Thanks, I'll give that a shot. To add to my original post, I made sure the table was square using a steel carpenter's square and also measuring the table diagonally. I also checked the end of the racks to make sure they were equidistant from the end of the table. I manually jogged the gantry past the gear rack, then back one, making sure the same amount of teeth were equal on both sides.

I don't get the grinding noise when everything is turned off and moving the x & y axis manually.


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