On Tuesday 18 October 2016 08:41:41 Erik Friesen wrote:

> Thanks for this info.
>
> Has anyone implemented spindle load monitoring per tool like the Haas
> control?  What would this take, adding a line in the tool table plus
> some tweaks?

I occasionally put a halmeter on the pid.s.error but haven't attempted to 
scale that to a % of load output.  Its noisy, so would need some lowpass 
filtering, or does here.
>
> On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 11:03 AM, Stuart Stevenson <stus...@gmail.com> 
wrote:
> > You can find explanations in the documentation
> >
> >
> > HOME_OFFSET =                    0.0             - the amount you
> > want to table to move from the homed zero position after the index
> > pulse is found and the encoder position has been set to zero. You
> > don't necessarily need to know exactly how this works prior to
> > homing. Just leave zero, home the machine and see what happens.
> > Then put a value in, home the machine and see what happens.
> > You can then adjust what value you put in to achieve your desired
> > home position.
> >
> > HOME_SEARCH_VEL =                20.0     - the speed to move the
> > axis when you are homing (+ or - determine direction)
> >
> > HOME_LATCH_VEL =                 20.0       -  the speed to move the
> > axis after hitting the home (or limit) switch while searching for
> > the index pulse (again + or - determines direction)
> >
> > HOME_USE_INDEX =                 NO        - YES here tells the
> > controller to read the encoder index pulse connection. The encoder
> > board then sets the position to zero upon seeing (finding) the index
> > pulse.
> >
> > HOME_IGNORE_LIMITS =             NO    - YES here tells the control
> > to ignore the axis limit switches while homing. This allow the limit
> > switch to also be used as a home switch to start the search for the
> > index pulse.
> >
> > HOME_SEQUENCE = 1                           - check the manual for
> > using this
> > HOME_IS_SHARED = 1                           - check the manual for
> > using this
> >
> > These parameters are found in the ini file
> >
> > On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 9:03 AM, andy pugh <bodge...@gmail.com> 
wrote:
> >> On 17 October 2016 at 14:40, Erik Friesen <e...@aercon.net> wrote:
> >> > Ok, but what about homing?
> >>
> >> I think homing uses the encoder "position" pin, which zeroes when
> >> index resets.
> >>
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