On the Mach3 main screen (program run tab), is there a status message when the Mach3 and machine stops?
We didn't look, we don't experience a lot of problems. Are those messages stored in a cache file ?
I don't believe there is a log associated with the status messages (in my brief research). There should be, definitely.
Next time this happens, check out that message.
You may find that the limit switch was triggered from some interference from the motors or other EMF source. If that is the case, then you will need to do the following:
- Use shielded cable for the limit swtches
- Reorganize the limit switch cables far away from the motor cables
- Adjust the debounce parameter for the limit switches within Mach3
I am embarrassed to say we don't have limit switches installed. It does share power with other machines, like a table saw and a big dust collector.
Well, for personal safety, the machine will not be able to break through the extents of the machine, so you are fine.
The limit switch triggering is the only thing I can think of that would stop Mach3. I would love to know the status message when it happens again. Just for fun, check the inputs section of the "ports and pins" dialog and make sure all of the inputs (that you are not using) are disabled, so they don't act as antennae.
Will do, thank you very much.
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Mach3 stopping while cutting, no programmed pause or stop.