Acorn CNC12 v4.59 Public BETA rev14 is now available for testing!

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Re: Acorn CNC12 v4.59 Public BETA rev12 is now available for testing!

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cnckeith wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:28 pm
Maker1970 wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:34 pm report_3403DE5F5844-0325191812_2021-01-11_19-41-29.zipreport_3403DE5F5844-0325191812_2021-01-11_19-41-29.zip


Here is one for the new PWM stuff. I was having some random issues with a drive fault. I run Closed loop steppers. The drive would fault out on a positioning error. I ordered a new drive and motor combo, swapped the drive to start, and it moved immediately to another drive. I have upgraded software, controller pc, added a 23" dell touch screen and the laser module. Turns out that the pwm still works and runs to the laser even with the laser power off, and from what I can tell I must have been getting some sort of signal transfer somewhere, messing with the drives. I unhooked the cable from the control board of the laser that goes through the machine to the z axis and it seems to be fine. This seems like the wrong way to deal with this issue. Any thoughts?
check your shielding and grounding, sounds like noise issue.
My MACHINE is definitely grounded fine. The only shielding that is grounded is the 3 phase cable going to the spindle. I use very expensive shielded cables for the motor encoders, none of which are grounded. The problem went away when I unplugged the laser. The cable for this is a shielded 2 pair security cable that I use for my limits and motor power cables. There is a couple feet unshielded at either end. Do you think I should be looking at a better cable for this or maybe grounding the shielding?
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Re: Acorn CNC12 v4.59 Public BETA rev12 is now available for testing!

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Shielding should be carried and grounded as close as possible to the connections.
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Re: Acorn CNC12 v4.59 Public BETA rev12 is now available for testing!

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Maker1970 wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:46 pm There is a couple feet unshielded at either end. Do you think I should be looking at a better cable for this or maybe grounding the shielding?

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If you have shielded cable, at least one end should be grounded, preferably closest to system reference ground. My experience on low voltage wiring with shielded cables is that if the shield is not grounded properly, it can act as a capacitor and induce noise on the wiring in the cabling. Likewise, shielding on both ends can also create problems in certain situations. If you don't have your shielding grounded, it won't offer much, if any protection from noise or interference.
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Re: Acorn CNC12 v4.59 Public BETA rev12 is now available for testing!

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Maker1970 wrote: Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:41 pm Well I got my laser working this weekend.
Maker1970, curious what settings you used for the PWM for the generic laser.
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Re: Acorn CNC12 v4.59 Public BETA rev12 is now available for testing!

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RogDC wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:09 am
Maker1970 wrote: Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:41 pm Well I got my laser working this weekend.
Maker1970, curious what settings you used for the PWM for the generic laser.
I did all of the stuff in the manual, didn't like having to cut the ribbon on output2, but it's done. Here is a pic of the PWM settings. This is one I had when switching computers.
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If you purchase that one and need any help, let me know. It wasn't too complicated at all. The big thing for me because my machine is primarily a panel processor, I had to lengthen the wires to the laser module. This is where I must be getting that dirty power signal from. I will get that fixed before long, mostly because I NEED it. Line 3 there may need to be switched to 1-1000. I haven't gotten that far into it. I think I read in some of the laser info that , that is what is required.
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Re: Acorn CNC12 v4.59 Public BETA rev14 is now available for testing!

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Acorn CNC12 v4.59 Public BETA rev14 is now available for testing!
Please report back your findings, questions and suggestions here on this thread (and not anywhere else on the forum please.:-)

Acorn CNC12 v4.59 BETA Installation Video


Download CNC12 Acorn CNC12 v4.59 Beta rev14 installation zip
http://www.centroidcnc.com/centroid_diy ... 4_BETA.zip


see docs links in first post of this thread


Release notes for rev 14

- Fixed issue that would rarely and intermittently result in erroneous limit tripped messages introduced in rev12.

- Fixed issue when keyboard jogging is enabled you cant navigate the config menu.

- Eliminated auto insertion of suggested max rates in the Wizard axis config page, (out of range max rate warning message is still present).

- Fixed lathe tool auto measure X offset for ID Turn, ID Custom, ID Groove, FFace Turn, and FFace Bore

- Added an option in the Wizard and CNC12 to turn off warning that states "check if probe is functioning correctly" (Parameter 410 )

- Added an escape button to DXF engraving menu


Release notes for Rev12

Acorn CNC12 v4.59 rev12

Improvements

- Added clean filter message but now allow users to set the frequency date that it appears in the Wizard can be disabled by entering 0 value. (sets parameter 421) Under CNC Control Preferences in Wizard.

- Added RPM_Sensor Input for one pulse per revolution Spindle Speed indicator that uses an Input, typical use with Hall Effect sensors. (note: can not be used for threading, threading requires a spindle encoder, spindle encoder and RPM_Sensor can not be used at the same time. If you have an encoder installed CNC12 reads the spindle speed from the encoder and the RPM_Sensor is not necessary. RPM_Sensor is for machines without a spindle encoder but the user wishes to have a true spindle RPM readout within CNC12 and displayed on the main screen. In the Wizard input definitions menu.

- Added the ability for users to set charge pump divider Value in the Wizard. Default value is 96 which is compatible with G540 and is automatically set when G540 is selected. A 0 value disables the Charge Pump. Note: Charge Pump output works only on Output 3 of the DB25 connector and can only be assigned to Output 3 in the Wizard output menu. Under Advanced menu in Wizard.

- Disabled keyboard jogging while in the F3 CNC12 configuration menu to eliminate keystroke conflicts.

- Added sample laser gcode files to ncfiles\laser along with Laser alignment test files.

- Lathe: Added ability for users to choose the Default Lathe operating mode. Feed per minute (G98) or Feed per Revolution (G99) G99 requires a spindle encoder while G98 does not. Lathe Wizard Spindle setup menu.

- Increased beta count down timer message to start at 45 days

- Improved M44, “Auto Z to Plate” VCP button to read probing values set be the Wizard to reduce user initial setup steps.


Fixes

- Fixed typo in the backing up of the cnct folder during install

- Fixed CNC12 not reflecting edited g-code until after restarting CNC12 or reloading the program

- Fixed Router Wizard VCP jog state on start up not taking.


Acorn Router Pro License files can be purchased on the Acorn web page. here..

https://www.centroidcnc.com/centroid_di ... oller.html

If you previously purchased Mill Pro you can for a limited time upgrade to Router Pro (#15077) for $79

If you previously purchased Mill Digitizing Bundle you can for a limited time upgrade to Router Digitizing Bundle (#15078) for $79
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Re: Acorn CNC12 v4.59 Public BETA rev14 is now available for testing!

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V4. 59 rev14 beta lathe test

Tool offset measurement for ID/boring tools now functions on all (that I've tested) in that it accounts for measuring the other side of the spindle C/L but the offset is calculated from 2 * X ref position. It does not use the dimension for touch off tool in the wizard. There fore it works in a fashion, does not give random offset anymore but is still not working as a tool setter that is not on spindle centreline and the dimension for offset cannot be calibrated.

I've also noticed that if machine Coordinates are set to always show, they hide half of the tool wear screen so you have to scroll down and back up to get to tools lower down the list.

I've not posted my report as I've not access to the machine files atm.
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Re: Acorn CNC12 v4.59 Public BETA rev14 is now available for testing!

Post by cnckeith »

the diameter and thickness in the Wizard is for the auto X Z cycle to know how much to move to clear the TT when running the auto cycle.

thanks for reporting the graphics anomaly, fixing it now.
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Re: Acorn CNC12 v4.59 Public BETA rev14 is now available for testing!

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Good stuff, look forward to trying the next on.
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Re: Acorn CNC12 v4.59 Public BETA rev14 is now available for testing!

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Latest version installed and all is well.
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