"Following error Z axis"

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"Following error Z axis"

Postby jason galbraith » Sun, Aug 11 2013, 6:24PM

Hi all, Our machine just did this again to us this morning. It just stops. It happened a month or so ago, but after shutting down then re-starting it ran fine. Anyone know the cause of this issue and what might have to be looked at? Thank you.
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The error on the screen
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Re: "Following error Z axis"

Postby Dean B. Webb » Sun, Aug 11 2013, 9:24PM

Jason,

If I remember correctly when this happen to us it was a lose connection on the encoder cable.
Shut down the machine and check the encoder cable at the Z axis motor and on the servo drive in the control cabinet.
Take them off and put them back on (this helps clean the pins to make a better contact).

Hope this helps.

Dean B. Webb


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