Brother TC-225 / TC-229 adventure!
circles also tend to be smooth, but have a bit too much error for my tastes (to be fair, you don't generally make a finish pass at 200+ipm and the error is only .001" - ive seen worse in better machines.
the error is actually not my complaint. if it tracked at 0.0005" at speed under 50ipm and .001" at speeds up to 200ipm and strayed a bit at 787 which is primarily only rapids, it would be perfectly fine. its the clunk at the beginning of each move which in the case of the z becomes instability that makes the think not usable yet. x is borderline, y is a bit bad, z I don't even like jogging in tests its so bad.
we also have the trajectory planner misbehaving as mentioned before, though that's got nothing to do with the straight line tuning.
I have the files up there, please look to see if anything is clearly not right.
spd don't touch, that's the v/rpm reference.
laserK wrote: Which brings me to the next problem: I don't have a manual for the Toshiba RA Drive.
There are 6 potentiometers on the front. I, SZ, P, SPD and WZ, UZ
I and P are clear,
SPD = speed?
SZ = ?
WZ = ?
UZ = ?
sz/wz/uz, no idea, theres nothing on my drives that have a similar label. on mine you have 2 gain pots, which represent p and I though not labeled p and I - they have a diagram showing what they do.
Do you know the stock values of the acceleration? Were does this information of jerk limit in the brother control come from? Could the jerk control be an analog low pass filter?.
youd need to run the stock control to read them. I suspect yours is slower than mine a little. mine is 150ms. what that means is 150ms from 0 to 787ipm (591 on z). that works out to roughly 0.225g on the x and y or 87in/in2 as many people are used to. ive tried every acceleration from 10in/in2 to 200in/in2 (0.5g) and there is ALWAYS the same clunk. less pronounced when its slow, but not much.
as super low speeds (say, 2ipm) you don't notice the clunk, because the acceleration to that speed is basically instant. it comes into play mostly above 10ipm or so.
but... if this drive has a filter, would it cause linuxcnc to attempt to compensate during acceleration and deceleration and basically have the 2 fighting?
that's just a random thought here.
the only other thing that might be different on the brother control i that it may be quite lazy on following as its primary use is point to point. so maybe it has a broad allowance when doing curves. hmm.