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Mach4 General Discussion / Mach 4 THC
« on: May 24, 2018, 02:16:38 AM »
Hi Everyone
I have a proma THC and it works really well under mach3, however I want to use mach4 due to the fact that it is maintained. Also this Windows upgrade issue.
I have the leds showing that the THC is sending the signal through the UC100. The UC100 diag is showing the signal, so why is the Z axis not moving?
Any help would be great.

Many thanks
R

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FAQs / Re: Z Axis and machine coords
« on: November 06, 2017, 12:20:41 PM »
Hi Gerry
I'm using a UC100 from cnc4you.co.uk
Its just odd that the other axis are fine.

Thanks
Rob

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FAQs / Re: Z Axis and machine coords
« on: November 06, 2017, 10:26:23 AM »
Hi Craig
When I jog the Z axis it moves, The current position changes but the Machine Coords do not change even though they do for the XY
I've installed Mach3 on 3 computers now and I have the same problem. I'm confused.
Plain vanilla installs as well, nothing changed.
Oh and the G31 works but when I trigger the Probe it doesnt stop the Z axis.
I need to look into this further.
Thanks
Rob

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FAQs / Re: Z Axis and machine coords
« on: November 06, 2017, 09:52:44 AM »
Hi
Yes it does. The machine works perfectly. I just want to do material detect using a floating head.
But all the sample scripts i find dont seem to fire the Probe because it appears that there is no Z to read but i know the z is fine.
Grr
Thanks
Rob

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FAQs / Re: Z Axis and machine coords
« on: November 06, 2017, 09:44:15 AM »
Hi Craig
See attached.

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FAQs / Re: Z Axis and machine coords
« on: November 06, 2017, 09:23:41 AM »
Hi
It changes on the Program Run screen but on the Diags screen it doesn't change on the machine coords like the XY does.
Sorry its a bit difficult to describe.
I'll grab a screen shot in a moment.

Thanks for your patience with this
Rob

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FAQs / Re: Z Axis and machine coords
« on: November 06, 2017, 08:59:30 AM »
Hi Craig
I believe they aren't. If i write a script to read in the machine coords for Z i get 0
I'll have a play with some more scripts later and get you an output.

Thanks
Rob

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FAQs / Re: Z Axis and machine coords
« on: November 06, 2017, 07:11:34 AM »
no, not on the machine coords

Rob

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FAQs / Re: Z Axis and machine coords
« on: November 06, 2017, 05:37:04 AM »
The X and Y machine coords work faultlessly just dont understand why the Z doesn't do the same. If i go into diags both the user and machine coords work for the XY but not the Z. just the user coords work. If i use scripts they all seem the refer to the machine coords which of course is a problem for me, just want to know why theZ doesn't seem to work the same.
The long and the short is the floating head ineed to put on my plasma and i was just hoping to use the PROBE G31 function alas that doesn't seem to work even if i trigger the probe.
This is my reference....
http://proma-elektronika.com/index.php/en/tips/plasma-detekcja-materialu

I must be missing something as it just doesnt work.

Thanks again for your help

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FAQs / Z Axis and machine coords
« on: November 06, 2017, 01:54:48 AM »
I've hunted high and low for an answer to this.
I'm trying to use scripting to set up floating torch for my plasma (Hypertherm 45) Now the problem I'm having appears to be an odd one. When trying to read the position of the z axis from the machine coords it reads 0 yet the working coords are reading the correct values. The machine works brilliantly but Mach 3 seems to be ignoring the z axis coords
Please help
Many thanks in advance
Rob

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