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General Mach Discussion / Re: Z-axis Auto zero wiring
« on: April 08, 2011, 08:39:45 PM »
Cool, Thank you so much.  I tried this and it worked so I popped a cap in its ***.
Now it works as seen on TV!
This is my first experience with electronics this sensitive. I really appreciate the help guys!

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Z-axis Auto zero wiring
« on: April 08, 2011, 05:47:36 PM »
I created a new .xml and ran the macro, it still moves in a positive direction and stops at 1.00 from I started it.
 

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Z-axis Auto zero wiring
« on: April 07, 2011, 04:55:50 PM »
Ok, I'll give that a shot this evening.  What is the best way to do that?  When I bought the mill the guy before me set up the mill and gave me his xml.
Do I do that in the dialogue that pops up as soon as I double click Mach3 Loader where I click Create Profile? and do I clone it from my Taig .xml?

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Z-axis Auto zero wiring
« on: April 07, 2011, 12:36:27 PM »
Yeah, I tried both of those.  Thanks for the help Tweakie,  I'll keep screwing with it... funny how it always seems to come down to process of elimination right?
Would it be ok to start a new thread on this in hopes of someone that had a similar problem picking it up?  I kind of piggybacked my issue on someone else's thread.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Z-axis Auto zero wiring
« on: April 07, 2011, 12:24:02 PM »
Thanks Tweakie,  I tried that same code last night,  I even edited the G31 Z-3 F10 to Z+3 in hopes of tricking it into moving down.
I just opened up the script under the button and changed it then saved it.  That didn't work either.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Z-axis Auto zero wiring
« on: April 07, 2011, 11:41:50 AM »
If I just let it run it will run all the way up to the home switch.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Z-axis Auto zero wiring
« on: April 07, 2011, 11:40:54 AM »
I tried it with the tool near the table and no luck.
How can I test for noise?
I am using an alligator clip on the cutter and an insulated plate.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Z-axis Auto zero wiring
« on: April 07, 2011, 11:31:29 AM »
Yes, the touch plate is working correctly, led goes green when contact is made.  The z will stop when contact is made... of course, I've only been able to test it by picking up the plate and chasing Z as it goes up.
I have all axis set to auto zero at home position.

Z is working correctly: page up runs z up, page down runs z down or negative.
When I home my axis everything travels in the right direction to the home switches.
The only problem I have is when I run the macro instead of moving down to the plate, z goes up away from the plate.
I know this is just grasping at straws but... If I click active lo and emulate the z goes down toward the plate but does not register contact with the plate.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Z-axis Auto zero wiring
« on: April 07, 2011, 01:14:30 AM »
I have tried running several tool setter scripts and with every one I have the same problem.
Z takes off in positive direction.
I edited a couple of the scripts so that the move was in the opposite direction and it made no difference.
Anyone have any ideas?

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Z-axis Auto zero wiring
« on: April 06, 2011, 10:27:07 PM »
Just below the home switch which is mounted at the top of the travel.

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