In an effort to cure my problem where the X-Carve would stop part way through a job, I purchased a new X-Controller. I’ve since discovered that the old controller was not the cause of the random stops but it was in fact caused by static in the vacuum pipe. I’ve now replaced the pipe with electrically conductive pipe and earthed it and that problem has gone away.
However, I now have a new problem which I didn’t have before which has to be caused by the new X-Controller. When I setup to cut metal I adjust the Z to the top of the work with the spindle running slowly (I can hear the note change so I know it’s just touching). The moment the bit touches the stock the USB resets just like it’s been unplugged from the PC. This never happened with the old controller (gshield and Arduino). The only difference in the setup is the new X-Controller so I reckon it’s guilty.
Anyone seen anything like this?