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Filament Skipping

Hi everyone this is my first time posting here. I am noticing an issue with the start of the second pass of a helical wind. On the second pass it tends to space out a good distance from the first pass going from right to left. On the return from left to right everything starts falling into place from there on.

Is there a reason why it does this and is there a way to fix it? I’ll get a picture tomorrow when I make a tube.

Your help is most appreciated.

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Y-Axis Offset

I am having some trouble correctly setting my Y-Axis offset on my 4-axis X-Winder.  I am told to measure from the centerline of the mandrel to the delivery head.  I am told that the default is 4.625 inch.  What I am not sure of is, where on the delivery head do I measure to?  I have tried measuring just to the face of the steel roller, to the centerline of the roller and to the point on the roller fartheest from the mandrel centerline and, when I run my code, the roller on the delivery head…

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Carbon tow size

I will start using the X-winder with my students. I wish to make very simple parts , with is the esiest tow size to use, I saw some 3 to 6 avalaible, other size are more difficult to have.

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More Torque?

I am using my X-Winder to make test panels. The mandrel is square peice of aluminium flat stock. as a cosequence the torque value changes as the mandrel spins. I need to increase the size of the motor to get more torque, Going from the original Nema 23 stepper 57HSG76-3004JA what motor could I get that would increase my torque but still mate with the original gear box?

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Wiring

Hello, is there a better explanation of how to wire the winder up? I'm just not understanding how there are 4 identical axis controllers and dont see how they are labled or defined in the assembly pdf online, my winders didnt come with a user manual. any pictures or extra advice would be appreciated. 

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1 Reply · Reply by Aaron Lederhose on Saturday

Control Boards Not Connected

We recently upgraded the PC our X-Winder was connected to, and we're running into an issue.  Whenever we try to run Executor, it throws an error stating some control boards aren't attached.  We have a 2 axis setup.  As far as I know, everything is setup the exact same as on the old PC.  It was previously on Windows 7, now on Windows 10.  We also noticed the power supply was weak, and thought upgrading it would help, but no luck. The mandrel and carriage axes are connected, and we didn't need…

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5 Replies · Reply by Aaron Lederhose on Saturday

Carriage Direction?

I've set up and have been getting familiar with the setup (we have a 4X-34 setup).  Everything seems to running smooth, except the carriage directionality seems to be off.  When I press the 'right' option the carriage goes away from the end with the carriage motor and and positon shown goes negative (in other words pressing right makes it go what shows as left on the setup picture).  I can manually  bring it back to the limit switch and it will rezero when it hits it.  However, when I go to…

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1 Reply · Reply by Aaron Lederhose Nov 18, 2018

filaments slip off delivery head

Right now I have problem with this winding machine. During winding process, the filaments always slip off the delivery head, when the DH travels until the end of mandrel and changes its angle for traveling back. The problem happens for both 3x and 4x winding, anyone has an idea of how to fix this?

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1 Reply · Reply by Aaron Lederhose Nov 18, 2018

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Aaron Lederhose replied to Alan Moore's discussion Control Boards Not Connected
"Ok.  I have been figuring this out over the last few days (if you haven't figured it out already). 
My windows 10 laptop recognised all the boards just fine and was able to run, so I knew there was no issue with the controllers.
I then setup my CNC…"
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Aaron Lederhose replied to Samuel VanDenBerg's discussion Wiring
"The motors do not have a set control box. Once you have plugged in you motors and limit switches then connect all the usb cables to the hubs and then to the computer (should only need 1 usb port on the computer). Then connect the power and go into t…"
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Hello, is there a better explanation of how to wire the winder up? I'm just not understanding how there are 4 identical axis controllers and dont see how they are labled or defined in the assembly pdf online, my winders didnt come with a user manual…
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Alan Moore replied to Alan Moore's discussion Control Boards Not Connected
"I've tried

Uninstalling, rebooting, then reinstalling
Running as admin
Running from an admin account
Installing the software on a different Win10 PC

When looking in Device Manager, I select "Show Hidden Devices", but nothing sticks out.  Any idea…"
Jan 15
Aaron Lederhose replied to Alan Moore's discussion Control Boards Not Connected
"Very strange... I have not encountered this problem yet with my machine.  Have you tried uninstalling/reinstalling the software? Something isn't talking properly and it sounds like it's the software."
Jan 14
Mike Orlet replied to Alan Moore's discussion Control Boards Not Connected
"We are getting the same thing.  It'a a new laptop but still Windows 7.  And yes, we checked the device manager and they are working.  In fact, when you go into settings, you can operate the motors in one of the dialog boxes.  Software problem?"
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Alexander Solis replied to Alexander Solis's discussion Filament Skipping
"I wound another tube today with the suggested 20RPM mandrel speed and although I got a better finish, there are still some minor gaps visible. It appears it still needs to wind even slower just to get a no gap finish. 
Hopefully Turner Hunt will fix…"
Jan 12
Aaron Lederhose replied to Alan Moore's discussion Control Boards Not Connected
"Hi,
Are your control boards showing up as devices in Windows device manager? If they are all there then there is an issue else where.  If they do not show up then there is a problem with your usb connections."
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Alan Moore posted a discussion
We recently upgraded the PC our X-Winder was connected to, and we're running into an issue.  Whenever we try to run Executor, it throws an error stating some control boards aren't attached. We have a 2 axis setup.  As far as I know, everything is se…
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Alexander Solis replied to Alexander Solis's discussion Filament Skipping
"Were those gaps already there or did the filament move somehow? I will make another tube this coming weekend with the speeds tested to see if I get better results. 
Hopefully this gets fixed soon, because I would like to wind with faster speeds with…"
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