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VC12/05/2019 15:19:19
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VC12/05/2019 15:34:24
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Hi All

Have bought this stand alone controller and managed to get it to work

via three 6065 drivers.

Cant find any manuel So some help please this has a slot for an SD card

Have written a very simple code starting and ending with % as was suggested in the add

get an error ERR_TIMEOUT

any help would be great

Thanks

Nick Hulme12/05/2019 17:37:59
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Lose the % character and use a generic FANUC format.

SillyOldDuffer12/05/2019 18:49:46
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Been playing today with gcode for an entirely different 2D reason and notice that:

  • My generated gcode file starts with a line containing a single % and ends with a line containing a single % (This fits with your understanding.)
  • The last gcode instruction before the final % is 'M2'

Just guessing but M2 = 'End of Program', and it may be essential. A controller could be programmed to interpret end-of-file as the instruction to run the gcode but it isn't the law. M2 may mean, "All instructions sent, now execute them". If you haven't got an M2 in your test program, the controller might sit waiting for more instructions until it gets fed up and times out.

Dave

Gray19/05/2019 08:59:55
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Hi VC,

can you post details of the controller and where you obtained it from, looking for something like this for a project I have in mind.

ta

Gray

Mike Crossfield19/05/2019 09:13:20
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Gray

if you search on eBay for “3 axis stand alone stepper motor controller” you will find several Chinese suppliers.

Gray21/05/2019 06:57:24
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Mike,

thanks, always helps when one has the correct search terms

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