Spindle Pause Command

Maybe this is there somehow and im not aware, but id love the ability to Pause a cut/carve and spin down the spindle. Resume at a later date/time.
Thinking of doing a multi day carve, and dont want to run it all night long.
Thanks

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Just hit pause on the screen. But I’m not sure if it will time out overnight. Haven’t tried that yet. But it has paused for a good length of time to figure something out and then resumed.

The machine will pause, I can turn off the vac, but the spindle continues to spin at 20500 rpm. And because its a pause, the MIDI doesnt allow a spindle power down command.
obviously with the makita router, just switch it off and move on… spindle is totally diff.

I see. Maybe if you add a shutoff switch to spindle cord you could override the controller.

Yeah, i thought about that, but then I think the spindle speed command would not have been set, so when it comes back on line, it would be off, with no way to turn it on. Its not a huge deal, but really long cuts, it would be nice to pause :slight_smile:

I was trying the exact same thing today. I would like to do a long carve over a couple of days. If it ran all night my family would shoot me! Hey Onefinity Engineers, or anyone here does anyone have a way we can do this?

Not a way to stop the spindle when you hit pause but you have the option of breaking a very large file into several smaller files and running one part at a time.

Assuming you are using the ModBus to VFD for spindle control and you have a VFD that allows it, you can use Intelligent Input Modes to set up a path to get a spindle pause when needed.

On a Hitachi VFD, these are called Intelligent Input Terminals. You configure the VFD in a way that the pause is initiated with a switch. Mine is currently set up this way using “Force Terminal Mode”.

I don’t think the HY VFDs have this capability but I personally have no experience with them.

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Hey Alan, hey all,

I wrote a short description of the spindle pause command option here

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