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step loss in Step/Dir mode 5 months 3 days ago #2362

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New to animatics, i am using 4x SM2337DT-PLS2(firmware 4.95) for an xyz gantry. all servo controlled by a controller with step/dir mode. controller send step signal with 1000000 khz and signal width 2 uS.
I observe an inconsistency between pulse count in SMI from same distance move command from external controller. which lead to step loss. I make the signal width upto 7 uS with little success.

below is the program i am using in all motor.
UAI
UBI
UDI
UCI
ZS
MS
MFMUL=4
MFDIV=7
MSR
G
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My question is:
1. What is the minimum pulse duration/width to recognize one pulse by servo?
2. can i use Sine communication mode(MDS) for smooth movement.( i noticed jerky motion) , if not what are the alternative suggestion?

Thanks in advance.
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step loss in Step/Dir mode 5 months 3 days ago #2363

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Hello Joy,

When you say you observe an inconsistency in SMI, through what means are you comparing the pulse? Sampling in SMI is limited to the specs of the computer you're running it on.

As far as MDS goes, because you're using a Class 4 Legacy motor, sine commutation mode is not available. This is an option in the Class 5 firmware.
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step loss in Step/Dir mode 5 months 3 days ago #2364

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I am giving 100mm move command through step/direction to servo and watching step pulse count in SMI software connected to servo by serial cable.

I can see count for same 100mm command shows sometime 7900 pulse count, sometime 8200. My understanding was pulse count captured in servo which showing in SMI software tool?
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step loss in Step/Dir mode 5 months 1 day ago #2365

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I am using SMI Tools>motorview to monitor the count of pulse. I didn't know its limited by computer. is it true that pulse count showing in motor view is limited to specs of the computer?
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step loss in Step/Dir mode 5 months 1 day ago #2366

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Yes, it is true that the accuracy of sampling is to an extent limited within SMI. This is in part due to the other simultaneous processes within your computer. You can track the CLK value as well to get a more accurate reading of time. What is your goal in commanding and monitoring the motor in the way that you are?
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step loss in Step/Dir mode 5 months 1 day ago #2367

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I am using 4x SM2337DT-PLS2 for a 3D printer/CNC. I am using smoothieboard to calculate path and send it through step/directory to servo. I found it would be the easiest solution as I believe it would still out perform a stepper and it's close loop.

After i set up everything, I noticed my print is shifting towards one direction. That's when I start to investigate pulse accuracy and duration.

Is there a sample program what I can upload to capture pulse count to rule out pulse duration from the issue I am having?
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