A few months ago I converted my semi-Carbide machine to fully Carbide by installing a Carbide controller to replace my Sparkfun controller. I have done a few simple signs but not much since.
Lately I noticed that when I go to the machine it is disconnected even though the computer is running. I have to power reset the controller to get it back online. Today I went to make a replacement wasteboard based on a design I have used several times. Simple peck holes for the inserts, recesses for the mounting bolts, trim around the edge. Very simple.
Started the job and at about 30% it froze and the controller USB port was frozen. Powered the controller to get it to reconnection. I tried to recover the job but I ended up burying the bit and the collet and almost starting a fire.
What can I do to make the controller more stable? Is this a new static issue? Is it some Carbide fluke I am not aware of?
Also if this happens again is there any way to recover? Can I write down the coordinates before I zero and then re-home and jog to my previous origin coordinates, reset and go?