Was hoping to get some opinions on how to resolve the following. I’ve also sent an email to support:
I bought a new Nomad 3, plugged everything in, and on pressing “Initialize Machine”, it moves the Z axis up, then the X axis to the right, and then the carriage stops. Carbide Motion then gives three errors:
“Machine Controller restarted unexpectedly and may be in an undefined state”
“GRBL Error: Homing Failed, couldn’t find limit switch”
“Homing Cycle Failed”
I have sent the configuration data multiple times, and I have also checked that the limit switches work by holding a piece of metal to them; the red LED will turn on. I have also been manually pushing the carriage and table back to the center before trying again.
Hello - thanks, I did try this multiple times, as it worked for that other Nomad 3 owner who had the same problem in the other thread. I am connecting, pressing send configuration, accepting that it will erase machine calibration, and then initializing. The machine will then go up on the Z axis, go right on the X axis, and then trigger the limit switch and abort.
The GRBL Active Inputs is correctly showing that X is being triggered when the carriage gets stuck. It is also correctly saying “No Active Pins” at the beginning of the initialization.
Still stuck on how to resolve this one - I noticed that when my carriage goes to the right, my table (Y-axis) doesn’t move at all, like how it’s supposed to in a video I saw of a normal initialization.
There was one time I managed to get the table to move - that was after I turned the machine on its side to look at the bottom. That time, the table moved all the way to the front and then triggered the Y limit switch, and aborted initialization. After that, the carriage keeps homing Z, then goes right and gets stuck and the table never moved again - back to the original problem. It’s like something shook loose during shipping and then I shook it back into place when I physically moved the machine, but there wasn’t a permanent resolution.
I am nearing the end of the return period of this device and will likely return it to the vendor - one of the main draws of the Nomad 3 was the supposed seamless out of box experience.
I am returning this machine - I have asked on multiple social media platforms for next troubleshooting steps, and despite public promises from Carbide 3D to resolve this, privately, I have been completely ignored by the actual support staff on phone and email for a week. I have responded immediately to their requests for pictures and more info, and then there has been no further response from them. It is a shame because it seems like there is a very helpful and creative community here and on Facebook, but ultimately the manufacturer should at least give some support for a device defective right out of the box. Caveat Emptor.
I know this is an old-ish post, But I have run into the same issue. If my X or why is at the limit switch when I try to initialize, the CNC it will fail. What I have done is turn off the Nomad, then give a firm push on the build plate or the gantry plate to move it an inch or so. Then it clears it up. good luck,