I’m not sure if this is the right place to put this or not if anybody can direct me to where I should put it if it’s in their own place please let me know. I’ve been a member for you know a while but I’m not really active on the forums.
So the controller I have is Ruida RDC6442S-B(EC) I found one other thread talking about this but it didn’t seem to go anywhere.
Anyways yeah so everything’s been fine up until just now it had done this one time before but only once like I turned it on it tried to go past the limits like it’s trying to zero somewhere else and then I turned it off and turn it back on and it’s been fine this was a year ago maybe 9 months ago. Anyway now it does every single time and I can’t figure out what’s going on I don’t know how to even mess with the settings because it’s trying to do it it’s just homing sequence and banging up against its limits I’ve pressed the limit switches with by hand to try and get to stop it doesn’t work I don’t know if it’s a wiring issue I don’t know I can’t find the specific manual. I don’t know if that really matters all that much. But yeah I need to get this thing working again and any help would be appreciated.
I’ve attached a video of what I’m talking about and pictures of the controller with the lights on but only before the real startup sequence happens otherwise it starts banging.
I went through this nightmare, my fix was to open Machine Settings and load a backup from a few weeks back. These backup files are automatically stored by Lightburn at various intervals. The machine was restored and works perfectly.
I wasted a whole day before I stumbled on this. Well done Lightburn!
How would something like this happen?
How do I prevent it from happening again? I didn’t change anything from the night before this started happening. Is this something that could have happened inside of lightburn?.. You know what as I’m thinking about it outloud, this happened right after I updated to lightburn 1.4. I didn’t even think about it till just now, but that’s the only thing that changed…
If it’s the switch or the wiring, (which seems likely) then it’s probably not something you or anyone else did. Unless (in all the excitement) you accidentally hit the switch sharply with a rotary device or your workpiece.
It looks like it’s something under the hood of the engraver but you’ll need to check.
I feel that this statement is an example of what @JTR called “Post hoc, Ergo Propter hoc” in a meeting last month. Analysis and diagnosis should always come before assigning a cause.
Don’t worry about this. It happens very frequently. One of my co-workers used the phrase; “I upgraded my LightBurn, now my dog is on fire.” We see dozens of folks make assertion before analysis.
Even though the controller says there’s a problem it can’t really measure anything past the terminal blocks where the wiring is fastened. Loose wires or a loose sensor mount would be the first place to look. Second would be verifying the switch behavior by slowly, physically moving the engraver back to where the switch should change states and observing whether or not the change happens.
Switches also fail randomly between switch events.
If the engraver isn’t resting on the switch right now, then you may have found the reason the switch doesn’t tell the controller to reverse direction.
the x and y show that the switch is being hit, but still goes past it. the z doesn’t show that it’s being hit, but stops when it is. If you follow that link that I posted. it’ll take you to a 2 min video that I uploaded to imgur.
“sometimes it’s easy to get confused with all of these posts…”
It’s no biggie, and I can only imagine. You guys spend most of your time trying to help and fix people’s problems. I applaud you good sir. Not all hero’s wear capes. That’s for sure.
But yeah, my problem is with the 10000 value’s that are on the x and y now.
Or I guess that I think that I’ve identified it as a problem. that and I only have the 3 limit switches, no more. I would think that having them on both sides of the gantry would be … beneficial.
Best I can tell is I am dealing with the same problem, but I have some differences in my machine. Mine is a red and black 80W using hall effect limits. The machine can’t home to the Y limit switch and crashes repeatedly. It seems to have started about 5 days ago. I am not sure what other information helps here. Any assistance is greatly appreciated!
Thanks for the reply! If I hit escape I am able to see the light on the limit switch turn on and off when it should. This happens on the light on the switch, on the controller and in the diagnosis screen of the laser.