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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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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

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

DH Linear Does not recognize Hardware ID

Need help with setting up this thing. After I fill in all the data in every step of the setup wizard ( motors`movement verified, max amp for motors are in suggested value), I press "save and exit". And the executor window comes up, in tracing mode, however, the machine does not move at all (I think it shoudl move like a printer to initiate itself). Within the hardware monitor section of the executor (top mid part of the window), all lights are green. Then, I close the executor by pressing stop…

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2 Replies · Reply by Marco Sun Oct 10

Resolution of the Carriage Issues

Hey everyone,  I'm new to the X winder work and I was just wondering how fine the motion of the carriage can be? I'm trying to move in very small increments to the righ, but I'm stuck at intervals of 0.010 (in the z axis). Has anyone run into this problem? If so, how did you fix it? Did you adjust the steps that the stepper motor takes so that the intervals were smaller? If so, how did you access that script? Thanks in advance! 

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I had this problem as well and I fixed it in a few ways. 
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