Have anyone managed to get a rotary working with the U-axis on a Ruida 6445S controller?
Researching it appears to be a (in)famous topic - with no real bulletproof guidance or solution…
A lot of people including myself mistakenly bought the controller thinking it was the 6445G (which seemingly is “easier” getting to work).
I managed to find one topic saying “upgrading the firmware to RDC6445S-V26.01.16” worked:
I did that myself, however in the rotary settings I can still only choose Y-axis for the rotary. (= no apparent changes to the issue)
I’m running newest versions of Lightburn (v1.1.03) + RDWorks (.60)
I have 6445S and use U axis for rotary with no issues.
I bought a 3rd Axis driver and installed it on the U axis, added a port into the machine to plug the Rotary into, and also added a switch to turn it on/off if not using it.
All I have to do is set rotary -yes on the controller (or via LB) send the file from LB to the controller and hit run from the controller. It just runs the rotary from the U axis driver because Rotary is on. I can have all the settings for the rotary set on the U axis, and no need to keep changing them by plugging it in the Y axis.
Please do - would be very interesting to see your setup @ approach.
I haven’t tried what you’re doing:
Running it directly from the controller vs. running the job through Lightburn. I can move the rotary via the U-axis +/- on the controller itself, so could make sense that it would perhaps work.
Although would be great if it could just be run through Lightburn. But I guess right now, any solution that can work via the U-axis would be cool
Awww yeaaa, “hot swaps” was the thing I wanted to avoid in the first place buying a controller which actually had place for all axis. And my wiring is so flimsy, so would really want to avoid pulling the plug in and out
What A Nightmare!!! Went to do the video this morning
I upgraded the firmware a few months ago, have not used the rotary since and now it doesn’t want to work like it did before…it wants to use the Y Axis…I can still turn the Rotary manually using the U axis controlls but when running the job, it tries to move the Y axis (very slowely) instead of the U like it did before…
Does anyone have the old Firmware still on their machine? 26.01.13? or have a copy of it please? (NOT 26.01.16) this latest update seems to make it want to use the Y instead of U for rotary, and I cannot find anything in the settings to revert this…