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Error on engraving
« on: March 25, 2017, 02:42:02 PM »
Hi,

I have some problems when I engrave a big picture.
T2 Laser returns an error after one or two hours of engraving.

You can see the error message and GRBL settings in attachement.

I'm using T2 Laser 1.3y registered and firmware GRBL 1.1e

All work perfect when i use "Robotlaser"

If somebody can help!

« Last Edit: March 25, 2017, 02:43:12 PM by fvuichard »
Laser: 1600mw A3 eleks maker
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Re: Error on engraving
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2017, 03:25:56 PM »
It stops because Grbl reports an error, that was a new safety feature I added. It is called "Fail Safe Mode" and can be found in the Advanced Settings section on the Laser Control screen. I do not recommend disabling it.

There are many reasons, often caused by the computer sleep mode (USB power saving mode).

Sometimes the errors can be ignored but it's also possible the machine could stop responding with the laser on, causing a fire so this features disables the laser and stops when Grbl reports a potential problem.

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Re: Error on engraving
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2017, 04:29:56 PM »
Thanks, I will test by changing the USB power settings.
If that does not change anything, I will try to disable the fail safe mode.
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Re: Error on engraving
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2017, 06:14:01 PM »
You are using my Grbl 1.1e firmware, correct?

That will not only significantly enhance performance but it is required with newer version of T2Laser to use many of the features. When switching between programs also be sure to reset the Grbl parameters in T2Laser before running as other programs can change my compiled defaults.

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Re: Error on engraving
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2017, 02:23:03 AM »
No change with USB or fail safe mode settings. Always the same error.

I use your firmware and I flash from laser T2.

I have tried to reflash the firmware and to make a reset on the GRBL parameters but it does not change anything.
Reinstall the driver did not change anything

I will still try to re install the software (Is there any particular instruction to follow for this?).
« Last Edit: March 26, 2017, 02:26:55 AM by fvuichard »
Laser: 1600mw A3 eleks maker
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Re: Error on engraving
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2017, 04:18:11 AM »
Send me your image and settings, or zip the G-code file and email that to me.

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Re: Error on engraving
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2017, 09:26:12 AM »
Is there any known solution to this problem? Because after an hour I get the same error when engraving a big picture. (latest Grbl firmware and T2Laser software, USB power saving mode disabled)

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Re: Error on engraving
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2017, 11:34:56 AM »
I ran his file many times as well as my own test files. I could not replicate any issues.

Your situation may be different, so please e-mail me the file and instructions (size, settings, mode etc.) and I will check it.

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Re: Error on engraving
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2017, 05:39:51 AM »
Hi!

I tried a lot of things:

- Disable USB power saving
- Test with and without "Speed Mode" or "photo mode"
- Disable Windows defender
- Disable Anti-virus
- Disable "Fail safe mode"
- Reinstall the software and the driver
- Update to version 1.3z
- Try different firmware

Finally, I formatted my computer and reinstall Windows 10, I also did the "update Creator" but no change.

For now, it still does not work. My only solution is to use another app. But I still use "T2 Laser" for small engraving because I find it more powerful than others.

I'll let you know if I can make it work.
« Last Edit: April 13, 2017, 05:50:59 AM by fvuichard »
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Re: Error on engraving
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2017, 08:22:25 AM »
Try a different USB cable, I do remember someone having issues and a new cable fixed it.

Make sure no other programs are trying to access the USB/Serial when running as this will for sure cause Grbl errors.

I tested the files on 2 different Nano's and ran in standard and accelerated modes, it's a long job so I let it run overnight with the laser disconnected (I use an LED instead so I can see it working) and after multiple runs with no errors I determined it isn't a software issue. In addition I always run my test jobs on new releases, one is over 7.5 million lines of G-code and is an excellent stress test.

In the next release I will add a reduced buffer option, this will slow down the data flow to Grbl and potentially impact overall performance but may help if your Nano is having memory or overheating issues.

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Re: Error on engraving
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2017, 12:49:54 PM »
My USB cable failed! New USB cable and I was rocking and rollin
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Re: Error on engraving
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2017, 10:41:16 PM »
So, I try with several USB cables but still the same problem ...
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Re: Error on engraving
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2017, 04:14:46 AM »
I don't know what else could cause it, maybe a driver issue?

I will send you a link to the one that I use, or you could try the one from EleksMaker site which is an updated version.



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Re: Error on engraving
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2017, 09:19:49 AM »
I have this same issue, and it seems to be related to the complexity of the image.  I was assuming that the laser was overheating, so I've been adding small fans around my Eleksmaker A3 hoping to cool things down.  My next test was going to be manually inserting pauses into the process using a timer and just giving the laser a chance to completely cool down.  Is this a possibility, or am I wasting my time?

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Re: Error on engraving
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2017, 09:50:09 AM »
My 2.5 watt laser got really hot on long cuts so I switched to a 1.6 watt and it never gets hot on long cuts.

I find I'm able to do everything with the 1.6 that I used to do with the 2.5. Others have told me their 2.5 does not get hot so maybe mine was going bad...I just don't use it anymore.
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