I encountered a similar problem when I set up my machine. I didnt run that demo scrpt however I would check the "head offset" number. It should be set to the distance you want the front roller from the mandrel to avoid it hitting. Keep th…"
"No problem Gary,
The tension setting will change on the winding angle. Even as the diameter increases the tension can change on the same winding angle because you essentially have more friction to hold your windings in place.
You want to aim for a t…"
I will try to answer all of your questions.
More or less torque on the mandrel motor is not really going to help you. The stock standard nema23 motor has plenty enough torque to wind a good tube. All the other motors require very little tor…"
"Have you isolated which controller box is not communicating? To update my drivers and check communication I only plugged in the individual contol box directly to the computer. Disconnect everything else that you possibly can. Keep the usb cable as…"
"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…"
"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…"
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."
I had this problem as well and I fixed it in a few ways.
1. The winding angle might be to great for your mandrel/setup (ie lower than 35 degrees)
2. The delivery head might be to far away from the mandrel. I have mine set as close as pos…"