Rotating magnet filament monitor - frame errors?
themelle last edited by themelle
I just got my rotating magnet filament monitor delivered. Installation and configuration was a no-brainer (except for the pin assignment on the sensor PCB, which I could not find anywhere - so I just made a 1:1 connection between the two molex KK connectors).
M591 D0 P3 C3 S0 R70:130 L24.8 E3.0
as per documentation.
So I fired up a test print - the infamous xyz calibration cube, at 0.3mm layers.
First 33 layers went fine - then a DWC popup appeared.
"Extruder 0 reports sensor not working"
[...] Extruder 0: pos 274.22, ok, measured sens 33.79mm/rev min 22% max 136% over 54.6mm, errs: frame 49 parity 0 ovrun 0 pol 0 ovdue 0
M591 D0 says
Duet3D rotating magnet filament monitor v2 on input 3, disabled, sensitivity 24.80mm/rev, allow 70% to 130%, check every 3.0mm, current pos 107.2, measured sensitivity 35.64mm/rev, min -1% max 146% over 142.9mm
So I suspect there is something wrong.
- "errs: frame 49" is indicative of frame errors (?)
- "min -1%" seems way off
What to check? What to do?
On a side note, I was able to resume the print to finish without further problems though.
Update: I got a shielded cable installed.
M122 now reports only 4 from errors, but nonetheless the job stalls mid-print with "Extruder 0 reports sensor not working".
Also, M591 D0 reports
Duet3D rotating magnet filament monitor v2 on input 3, disabled, sensitivity 24.80mm/rev, allow 70% to 130%, check every 3.0mm, current pos 0.0, measured sensitivity 31.29mm/rev, min -2% max 129% over 1204.2mm
Hmm, "min -2%" - not really better ...
It is either an issue with the PCB, the wiring noise or possibly an issue with magnet registration.
how long is the cable between the monitor and the Duet?
The cable is about 50cm long and shielded. It contains four wires, and I used all of them by using a single wire for both GND and +3.3V, and combined two wires for SIGNAL. Could this have any negative influence leading to signal noise?
Which version Duet is it? The older ones have more filtering on the regular endstop inputs, which might be contributing to the framing errors. If so then you can connect the filament monitor to one of the endstop inputs on CONN_LCD instead.
When you get the "sensor not working" report, is there a regular pattern of red flashes from the LED on the filament monitor?
@dc42 Thanks for joining in
The printer is driven by a Duet Wifi 1.04 running RRF 2.04RC1.
When the "sensor not working" popup appears, the sensor does flash green all the time at around 1Hz. No red flashes as far a I can tell you.
Confirm that you are running firmware 2.03 or 2.04RC1 ?
themelle last edited by themelle
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Sure, can confirm firmly
M122 === Diagnostics === RepRapFirmware for Duet 2 WiFi/Ethernet version 2.04RC1 running on Duet WiFi 1.02 or later [...]
As I need to get this issue sorted out in time I changed the sensor cable routing to be as far away from stepper wires as possible.
The test print stopped once with the infamous "sensor not working" message, but went otherwise fine.
M122 Extruder 0: pos 0.00, ok, measured sens 25.32mm/rev min 13% max 111% over 6476.1mm, errs: frame 10 parity 0 ovrun 0 pol 2 ovdue 0 M591 D0 Duet3D rotating magnet filament monitor v2 on input 3, disabled, sensitivity 24.80mm/rev, allow 70% to 130%, check every 3.0mm, current pos 0.0, measured sensitivity 25.32mm/rev, min 13% max 111% over 6476.1mm
After the print
M122 Extruder 0: pos 211.29, ok, measured sens 25.34mm/rev min 93% max 105% over 175.3mm, errs: frame 11 parity 0 ovrun 0 pol 2 ovdue 0 M591 D0 Duet3D rotating magnet filament monitor v2 on input 3, disabled, sensitivity 24.80mm/rev, allow 70% to 130%, check every 3.0mm, current pos 211.3, measured sensitivity 25.34mm/rev, min 93% max 105% over 175.3mm
Measured sensitivity seems pretty consistent throughout both runs runs, and the second run even seems to have produced what I would call "real" min/max extrusion percentages.
But the framing errors did not go away, and "pol" errors (What are those?) did show up.
So I assume it is basically not an issue with cross talk between sensor and stepper cables.
Thanks in advance!
When it reports "sensor not working", what pattern of flashes do you see on the sensor LED?
@dc42 The LED flashes green at around 1Hz.
@dc42 Any clues yet? Anything that I can try, measure, test?
Green flashes at 1Hz are normal when there is no filament motion AFAIR.
In case it's a wiring issue, can you see the red endstop LED on the Duet flashing in time with the green LED on the filament monitor?
@dc42 Thanks for your input.
I'll try to verify this, probably on friday. Will come back to you with results
@dc42 Got around to give it another try. When the sensor flashes, the end stop LED does not light up at all.
@dc42 Did another test - strange thing is the LED now flashes red at around 1Hz when the "sensor not working" popup appears.
Also, the popup appeared tithes time for the first time immediately after starting the print from DWC, but way before any moves of the print head or extruder, as heating up had barely begun.
@themelle, if the sensor LED flashes only red then it is reporting an error condition back to the Duet.
If it gives several red flashes, pauses, then repeats, it is flashing an error code (count the number of flashes). When it does this, the Duet will record framing errors.
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@dc42, I know, there are some error codes listed over there (https://duet3d.dozuki.com/Wiki/Duet3dFilamentMonitor_RotatingMagnetVersion).
But the red flashing is not paused in between - it is flashing at around 1Hz continuously ...
@dc42, is there anything else I can do for now or should I contact Filastruder to issue a warranty return?
Just installed, gave it a quick go ...
- no more "Sensor not working" messages
M591 D0reports quite usable data
Duet3D rotating magnet filament monitor v2 on input 3, disabled, sensitivity 25.33mm/rev, allow 85% to 115%, check every 3.0mm, current pos 14.8, measured sensitivity 25.21mm/rev, min 90% max 110% over 1252.5mm
M122reports no frame errors anymore
Extruder 0: pos 14.77, ok, measured sens 25.21mm/rev min 90% max 110% over 1252.5mm, errs: frame 0 parity 0 ovrun 0 pol 1 ovdue 0
Will do some more tests in the coming days, but those are by far the best results I was ever able to get!
Thanks to both the teams of Filastruder and Duet3D for your great support!