I wanna ask about the software version, is the designer version419 newest?
We recently upgraded the computer that controls our 2 axis Xwinder machine, but now the motors don't seem to be recieving input from the Xwinder software. When I run the setup wizard it recongizes the board ID numbers for the stepper motor control boards, but the buttons for left, right, CCW and CW don't move the mandrel or carriage. The same thing happens when I try to use manual control. In the executor software, it shows a green box next to the I/O board, and mandrel and carriage boards, and it recognizes if I unplug the usb cord to either board. I also verified that the power supply is delivering power to the control boards. What else can I try to troubleshoot this?
We recently acquired a 4x-23 winder. From the photos I have seen it seems the mandrel tubes should be terminated with a plastic cap having a metal piece that attaches a tube that fits the chuck. Since these are not provided with the winder, does anyone have drawings or CAD files for these pieces? I have not been able to find these with my internet searches. Your help is appreciated.
We have a 4-axis winding machine in our company and we want to cover the belt of the mandrel motor for safety reasons,so iam asking if you manufacture this cover,i want to buy it.
the added picture shows you the belt.
I'm doing a single layer wind and I've noticed that the Executor gets stuck at the first G2 CW ellipse at left end. Only the mandrel keeps rotating but all other movements stop. The last total mandrel rotation is 366 degrees but it far surpasses that. Are there any others with this issue? My total run time is supposed to be ~10 minutes and I've seen that it is stuck on this line for more than 80% of the total run time.
Has anyone interfaced the winding software CADWIND successfully to the Xwinder? I'm having issues where the g-code that CADWIND exports causes very staggered machine movements and often times is very short. Any help would be appreciated.
I hope this is the right place to ask but I'm new to filament winding and recently set up a 4X-23 unit. I wanted to know if there's a guide on how to set up the winder, going from calibration, fiber loading, to g-code execution and how the designer and executor softwares interface with one another. Tall ask, but any information on any of these topics would greatly help.
The pre-preg tow I'm working with requires a min. of 10 lb tension per tow (according to the manufacturer). I've tightened the velcro strap as much as I can but it only holds up to 3.5lbs of tension. Any suggestions on how to fix this?
According to the X-Winder 2 axis tutorial: https://youtu.be/czCtrogZ3sw?t=295 it says we can make variable thicknesses on our mandrel (apparently I can't post two images in one post, so just click the link with the timestamp)
However i don't see this option in the Designer software? (see screenshot)
I am looking to buy a used Xwinder of either model. If you have one you are interested in selling please email me at email@example.com
1. the blue lights on the USB connector box won't turn on. It seems to an issue with either the cable that connects the computer to the X-winder or the USB driver box itself but I can't seem to find a way to get it work.
2. When it was working I was trying to get a specific number of fibers wrapped and layered per sample but I need help translating that information to the 2-axis software. So I need a 2.5cm wide piece with ~83 fibers of my filament per layer x 4 complete windings (8 fibers thick). From my math it looks like I would need a 0.45 carriage speed and a 90.2 RPM however i cant seem to manually change these settings so that both occur. Or if there is a better way
I have a X-Winder 2-AXIS MODEL 2X-23 Filament Winder (Belt Broken)
For sale. Maybe someone on here no's of someone who would be interested.
Has anyone installed Xwinder 4X 23? I have purchased a filament winder 4X 23. I have been trying to assemble it using the long bars from Grainger (https://www.grainger.com/product/80-20-Framing-Extrusion-10-Series-5JTA6?s_pp=false). These long bars are recommended by Xwinder on their website. However, I am not able to fit the wheel in t-slots. Does anyone know how to do that? Also, does anyone have a manual for the installation of 4X-23 and the contact number of Xwinder? Also, seems like lots of parts are missing from the assemble.
I can model the pressure strength of a filament would tube but do not know how to calculate the stiffness or flexural rigidity of a filament wound thinn walled tube. Anybody with some reference out there?
Knd regards, Rene
Hi, I want to purchase a 4 axis Model 4x-23. I am in London and need to discuss the shipment.
But I do not find any contact method of X-winder.
Anyone could tell me how I can talk to them?
What is the standard gearing ratio for the carriage motor? For the 2-Axis Model 2X-23. I believe the mandrel motor is 6:1.
I am the team lead for our manufacturing division for our college rocketry club. We are looking to move to all in-house production, and one of the more dificult steps is nose cone production. Has anyone dealt with widing nose cones? How did you produce the mandrel to wind on? What was the process of setting and running the X-Winder to deal with the varying diameter as it would near the tip of the cone? Any help is appreciated, thank you!
We are trying to set up our X-Winder 4X-23 for the first time.
It seems to be winding great for the first 30 seconds or so but then the motors start shaking back and forth and it loses track of its position.
This has happend both with just the 1 carriage axis but also with all 4 axes at the same time.
Video of 1 Axis shaking:
Video of all 4 Axes shaking:
The time it happends at during the build is somewhat random but seems to occur around the acceleration/decceleration points more often.
I've tried increasing the current from 2.6 to 3.6 on the Mandrel and Carriage axes and it still happens.
Motors are not overheating and are cool to the touch.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
I bought X-Winder 2 Axis and now i have decide to make it a bigger machine.
I got few question for you guys. i have 2 Axis X-Winder i would like to know whats maximum motor size for current controller?
I have Nema 17 Stepper motor can this run out an bigger machine or i should bay an new and bigger Nema Stepper motor?
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