View Full Version : x-axis on Orac losing direction

28-03-2013, 09:00 PM
Hi everyone!

Tried to start my Orac this morning after SD2 drive repaired and tested and noticed new problem...X-axis losing direction.
Personally I do not consider myself as capable locating the faulty part or whatever may have caused this.

Any ideas gents of how to proceed?



28-03-2013, 10:33 PM
Asto what software are you running with it and what settings do you for the motors. As much detail as possible?

John S
28-03-2013, 11:58 PM
Try swapping the X and Z drives over.

29-03-2013, 01:22 AM
I've done that John S and with Z-axis both drives look to work fine.
Settings Swarfing? I will check with that tomorrow.
I should have checked the ball screw for running free before I proceed with the electronics and settings.
This idea just crossed my mind.

The lathe stayed still for 5 years.