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Hey Everyone,

 

I recently purchased the 4 Axis X-Winder and have been attempting to run dry trails to ensure that the X-winder functions properly. I have gone through the set-up wizard and ensured everything is set-up correctly. Now the issue I am running into stems from when I open the X-Winder Executer software. The rotary, linear motors will connect without issue but the carriage and mandrel motor will "blink" and display this error. 

 

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Fiber glass rovings tows

Hi all,

I cant´t find in Brazil to sell a fiberglass tow the unwinds externaly, I could onli find fiberglass rovings that unwind internaly as the image below.  It also doesn´t have the internal tube.

Is there any solution for me to use this king of rovings.

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THANKS!!!

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Winding Machine Optimisation_Composite Braiding Ltd.pdf

We have a 2 axis X-Winder helping in winding 1 mandrel at a time.

Could we add another motor to the current setup and winding 2 mandrels simultaneously? We can add another control box if required.

I have drawn schematics of our current and desired setup and the image of our current setup to help understand my query,

Look…

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Offset Error- 4 axis wind

We're attempting to do a 4 axis wind with this setupBased on my understanding of the software, the winding path should be from 3.75 inches from the inside of the post to 15 inches. Instead the winder is moving from approximately 10 inches to 21 inches. We just replaced the motor with a replacement from X-Winder after the old one broke. When I tried this setup for a 2-axis wind For this setup, the winder moves from 6 inches from the post to 12 inches as expected. Has anyone had a similar issue?…

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1 Reply · Reply by Megan Clements May 13

NEMA23 Motors not working

We recently bought the 4X-23 model and now have the problem that the 2 NEMA23 for carriage and mandrel cannot be controlled. DH works perfectly fine. All axis controllers have been tested for all motors but problem remained. Hence, X-Winder setup is not possible as software tries to seek axis limits but carriage does not move at all. Instead, even when tried to operate manually, NEMA23 only start hissing/buzzing with different pitch and volume, depending on how often a button for movement is…

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1 Reply · Reply by Stefan Scheider Apr 5

A convenient method for dry runs

Hi everyone,I wanted to show you how we did dry runs for a project at university:This was useful to verify the winding angle, and hopefully it will help you to save fiber for simple checks.Cheers!PS: I meant to post this as a blog post, but in the end it was never approved for publishing. 

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Stops at Limit switch then keeps going. Why?

I am having an issue with the carrege stopping when it hits the limit switch. When I tell the program to find the stops, it works. But when I run the program to wind it moves to the stop and stops... then it decides it needs to start going agin and starts moving. Last time it snapped the L bracket off that holds the stop switch. How do i fix this? 

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Megan Clements replied to Megan Clements's discussion Offset Error- 4 axis wind
"After installing the software onto someone else's computer and inputting the exact same measurements the problem went away. Not sure if anyone has had any similar problems with the software."
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Megan Clements posted a discussion
We're attempting to do a 4 axis wind with this setupBased on my understanding of the software, the winding path should be from 3.75 inches from the inside of the post to 15 inches. Instead the winder is moving from approximately 10 inches to 21…
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Stefan Scheider replied to Stefan Scheider's discussion NEMA23 Motors not working
"Hello all,
we played around a little and tried quite everything to get the motors running. The more we tried the more it seemed to be a hardware issue so finally we ended up partially dissasembling the motors. After simply removing the endplate of…"
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Stefan Scheider posted a discussion
We recently bought the 4X-23 model and now have the problem that the 2 NEMA23 for carriage and mandrel cannot be controlled. DH works perfectly fine. All axis controllers have been tested for all motors but problem remained. Hence, X-Winder setup is…
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Pol replied to Cooper's discussion Stops at Limit switch then keeps going. Why?
"It happens the same to me. I believe that it could be the parameter set-up for the offset.
It feels like the offset doesn't really do anything. 
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Agustin Canalis posted a discussion
Hi everyone,I wanted to show you how we did dry runs for a project at university:This was useful to verify the winding angle, and hopefully it will help you to save fiber for simple checks.Cheers!PS: I meant to post this as a blog post, but in the…
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As of February 21 2022, the software can no longer be found at www.xwinder.com/build."
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