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Looked under the help/ and my name was there so its not in demo.

Used the G31 Z-2 F5 code and the Z just zeroed and never drives down to touch off.

The probe led didn't light up to tell it that it touched off.

If I trigger the switch the probe led lights up.   

The LED turns on when tripped and off when not tripped.

I'm almost positive that I loaded the .dat file in the mach3 program, at least I don't get any messages saying that I'm running a  Demo.

No outside controller, direct serial port.

This Is the G31

N0090 M06 T1  (Plasma, 0.0592 in kerf)
N0100 G00 X8.5889 Y2.0867 Z1.5000
N0110 G31 Z -100 F19.685
N0120 G92 Z0.0
N0130 G00 Z0.0000
N0140 G92 Z0.0
N0150 G00 X8.5889 Y2.0867 Z0.0000
N0160 M03

This is the G28.1

N0090 M06 T1  (Plasma, 0.0592 in kerf)
N0100 G00 Z1.5000
N0110 X8.5889 Y2.0867
N0120 Z0.0000
N0130 G28.1 Z0.12
N0140 G92 Z0.0
N0150 G00
N0160 G92 Z0.0
N0170 G00 Z0.0000
N0180 M03

I've tried probe in G31 and home in G28.1 and neither zeros the Z when its tripped or stops moving and I've changed the min max.

I don't know if this is a post issue? 


I figured out that the switch ground need to be isolated from the motor controller ground and that stopped the rattling on the X and Y.

The home switch lights up when triggered but the Z still keeps searching for home when tripped.

Here are the settings I'm using in config:

Z Home Enabled/ port 1/ pin 12/ active low disabled/ emulated disabled/ hotkey 0     

motor outputs
Z enabled/ step pin 6/ dir pin 7/ drlow disabled/ step port disabled/ step port 1/ dir port 1

motor home soft limits
Z reversed disabled / soft max 100.00/ soft min 100.00/ home off 0.0000/ home neg enabled / auto zero enabled/ speed 20

Plasma THC300-G31

If you see any thing I need to change let me know.


Thanks, i've tried using Z home for the floating head but when the switch is tripped the z-axis continues moving and the X and Y axis start to rattle as long as the Z home switch is tripped.

   I have the limit switch on the floating head set as a probe, when the torch moves down to touch off and the limit switch is tripped the head still moves down and the X and Z axes start to shake. Not sure what the problem is with the X and Z but I've got something going wrong.


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