Touch Plate Quit working

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Touch Plate Quit working

Postby tradewinds » Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:09 am

Running a CNC Shark 2.0

In the middle of a job, after a bit change the touch plate quit working. The machine attempts to push the bit through the touch pad when I ask it to detect the touch pad.
I have ensured that plugs on both the touch plate and controller are firmly in place. I have also power cycled the controller and the laptop, tired a different bit, reregistered the devices and software and d/l the latest version of software. I also attempted to detect the touch plate while I had it raised off the bed of the shark.

I have opened a ticket to NextWave Automation, but was hoping someone here may have an answer.
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Re: Touch Plate Quit working

Postby tradewinds » Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:12 pm

Russ from NextWave got back to me and said the cable wire might have broke a connection. He suggested using a volt/ohm meter to see if it had continuity, which it did not. Upon closer inspection I did see where the wire had a break in it. I spliced it back together and it is working again. :)
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Re: Touch Plate Quit working

Postby Kayvon » Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:48 pm

Glad you got it working.

For anyone with a touchplate, it's a good idea to test the touchplate before each use by touching it against the bit and confirming the software sees the connection.
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