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General Mach Discussion / Ok Ok! Limit switches AGAIN !
« on: August 28, 2008, 03:17:04 PM »
Sorry but after trolling through what seems about a hundred pages of posts - I couldn't find an answer to my question.....
I'm not a complete mechanical or electrical numpty but Mach is written in some wierd off world language that confuses me totally ;D

Q. As the Gecko 540 has only 5 inputs, can 2 switches be used for each axis and wired in series and connected to ONE pin only ie. ++x,
--x and home x all set to, say, pin 2?

Will Mach recognise that it is travelling in a minus direction and trigger --x & home and when its travelling in a plus direction, trigger the ++x?
If it needs 2 pins per axis - i'm gonna run out, bearing in mind one is the e-stop!

Or is it best just to use --x / home and set soft limits for opposite limits of table movement and only take 3 of the 5 available pins? ???

Any diagrams or pictures of set-ups on a X2 mill would be appreciated 8)

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