I am running Mach 4 on a Dell i5 with 16GB ram, 64 bit, and Windows 10 Pro.
Routinely check configuration via the ESS tool and all “green” checks. But…when running a program, CNC will momentarily “hiccup”. Sometimes just a minor , sometimes a major crash, looses it mind and tries to bore a hole through my spoil board to China. I am afraid to let it run unattended.
Running the latest version of vcarve pro. It does not matter which program I run. The glitches are very random. Even manually jogging the gantry can sometimes result in a crash. Sometime violently, like it ran into a brick wall!
PC is only used for the CNC. WIFI is off and I know of nothing else running in the background that would steal away CPU cycles from Mach 4.
Very random. often when it does glitch, the x, y z homes are no longer the same.
So, I cannot tell if this is a controller issue on the 4x4 CNC or if this is a PC issue.
Needing to do some multi-layer inlays and don’t want to proceed until I get this resolved.
This has been an intermittent problem for sometime.
Ideas very welcomed!