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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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No Movement from the X-Winder Motors

We are having trouble getting any sort of response from the motors in the 4-Axis Model 4X-23 Winder, such as the ones that move the mandrel and the carriage. When connecting our computer to the USB hub that houses the connections to the control boards, we get the green light showing that we do have a positive connection to the hardware, however the motors do not begin to idle and do not receive any commands in the executor. We have correctly matched the Board ID#'s from previous uses of the…

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1 Reply · Reply by Stefan Scheider 5 hours ago

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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

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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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