Thread: Giant 20' x 3' x 2' router build
Oh well, it was worth a shot. I guess it's the switches then, unless the length of the wire runs are causing some issues. Might it be worth trying a spare switch separately on shorter wiring into the csmio to test?
Thanks for the suggestions anyway
so what do we think the next step is? Run a 3 core wire and try that instead of having them all together?
Try some different switch and if so which ones? Are Any from rs sutable as it would be handy so I could pick one up to try tomorrow.
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We'll I tried 3 core shielded the full length and no luck I actually had to set the filter higher but still had the same effect. Running out of ideas, perhaps try a short run of cable just long enough to go straight from the box to the switch? Or try a different type of switch
I'm not giving in! Just wired a short length of cable (2m) straight from the csmio to the same switch and it works perfect so I ether need to some how change the wiring or the switches.
For limits I prefer this type, mechanical with a roller arm. I assume your Home switches are close to the control unit ?
Also looking at some earlier photo's I don't like the look of your 'target' for the sensor. It looks like a stainless cap head screw, try a piece of flat mild steel instead or a large steel bolt head for example.
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The home switches are all on the gantry the only or that could be made closer to the control box is the x home. The triggers are at the moment a stainless bolt in a alli washer I will try all steel now
31-10-2014 #189just tried just a steel bolt and it still had the fault
This is from Baumer inductive sensors catalogue.
"Maximum cable length A large cable length is a capacitive load for the output circuit and increases the influence of interference. Length should therefore be kept as short as possible."
They don't quote a figure for max length though.
This is why I suggested using single core bits of wire just as a test over the distance, the capacitance is going to be low if they are kept well apart.
Save yourself the grief and fit mechanical switches for limits, you won't have these problems then.
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