13 years ago
A colleague has recently bought a Series 1 CNC with "BOSS". There are
problems with the X axis.
When I checked the X axis did not work at all. Replacing the fuse for
the axis power allowed working up to 40 ipm traverse. The unit "loses
it" in rapid. Axis stops moving after a couple of inches and the
stepper whirrs away until the end of the expected distance.
Checked as per the maintenance manual and some parameters (voltage and
frequency) are not to spec. X ballscrew whilst "damp" is not oily
whilst the ways are.
Mechanical or Electrical?
He is not ready to change the main system for Mach3 or similar, the
unit is to be used for a simple one off job.
Any comments from those "in the know"?