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Stuttering in my X and Y axis all the sudden

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Stuttering in my X and Y axis all the sudden

Post by jpaakman » Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:23 pm

Hey guys,

I have a Torchmate 2 with the extruded aluminum frame. It had been operating fine without issue. However, I recently moved it into another bay at my shop months ago and it has operated just as normal. More recently I have been powering up my table and jogging into position to start to cut and I get an incredible amount of stutter in the motion of X and Y.
(side note) I have a rotary axis and it functions smooth and has no issues.

I am using the large red box controller with HVHC (blue screen). I have disconnected all cables and cleaned out the terminals. Since it is both axis I'm ruling out a motor and or cabling. But maybe I'm missing something. All cables are shielded.

See videos I uploaded on Youtube.

https://youtu.be/2EekgckBlE0

https://youtu.be/br7mS8RQ3qo



Thanks for any help you may provide.


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Re: Stuttering in my X and Y axis all the sudden

Post by weldguy » Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:39 am

That is very odd, any aluminum tig welding going on nearby when this happens?

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Re: Stuttering in my X and Y axis all the sudden

Post by jpaakman » Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:46 pm

Actually I shut everything off everything in the shop with the breakers, except LED lights that sit 2' above the table. Maybe I should try the lights off too.

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Re: Stuttering in my X and Y axis all the sudden

Post by jpaakman » Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:59 pm

Just fired it up and I didn't experience any of the stuttering with the lights over the table on (lights on same circuit as the controller).

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Re: Stuttering in my X and Y axis all the sudden

Post by jpaakman » Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:09 pm

It does the stuttering some days and not others BTW.

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Re: Stuttering in my X and Y axis all the sudden

Post by weldguy » Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:35 am

Is the PC that operates it connected to th3e internet?

How does the PC communicate with the controller, USB, LPT (printer port)?

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Re: Stuttering in my X and Y axis all the sudden

Post by jpaakman » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:13 pm

The computer is hooked up to the internet via Wifi.

However the controller is connected to the laptop via a USB cable.

It seems to do it more when in the Jog mode. However I have seen a couple smaller hiccups in the G-code mode as well.

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Re: Stuttering in my X and Y axis all the sudden

Post by weldguy » Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:07 am

jpaakman wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:13 pm
The computer is hooked up to the internet via Wifi.

However the controller is connected to the laptop via a USB cable.

It seems to do it more when in the Jog mode. However I have seen a couple smaller hiccups in the G-code mode as well.
If you jog at much slower speeds does it still hiccup?

If you disconnect from the internet does the hiccup go away?

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