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General Mach Discussion / home x homes all axis'
« on: July 07, 2017, 12:45:01 PM »
Hi,

I had my machine working just fine.

I created a button that said "home x" and it would home x

Now when I press the same button, it homes all axis' as if I hit "ref home"

Any ideas?

Thanks
Ben

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General Mach Discussion / lost when it comes to nesting
« on: April 28, 2009, 12:30:20 PM »
So I am trying to figure out how to nest. I just want to replicate circles in my y axis, lets say 5 times. I have broken out a text book and read some posts here, but I can't get anything to work. I tried adding L5 in the M98 line to repeat the subprogram but I don't know how to have the subprogram jump a few inches each time it is run. I guess I am supposed to add a Y 5. to add 5 inches each time, but I don't really have a clue.
Thanks
Ben

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O00100 ( PROGRAM NUMBER)


( PROGRAM NAME - testing_test.TAP)
( DATE - TUE. 04/28/2009)
( TIME - 12:05PM)

N01 G20 G40 G49 G54 G80 G90 G91.1
N02 G53 Z2. F80

( FIRST CUT - FIRST TOOL)

N03 T1
N04 G00 G90 G54 X1. Y0. M05
N05 G43 H1 Z.1 M08
N06 M98 P10 ( SUBPROGRAM CALL)
N07 G00 Z.1
N08 M09
N09 M05
N10 G53 Z2.
N11 G53 X0. Y0.
N12 M02


O10 (SUBPROGRAM OF O100)
G01 Z-.5 F70.
G17 G03 X1. Y0. I-1. J0.
M99 ( SUBPROGRAM RETURN)


( END OF PROGRAM)

N13 M30
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I built my machine and it is working great, but I am just always trying to improve it.
Should all of my motors/axis use the same accel. and vel. or will Mach3 compensate for the differences?

It seems when I increase the percent function on the mach screen, my corners start to round... ???

Thanks
Ben

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I have built my own machine for woodworking purposes. I have 2 motors which drives my y-axis, which develops missed steps. I was using 1/8 steps, but after 120 seconds, it would start to miss steps every 10 seconds. I dropped the steps down to 1/2 steps and all is well. I suppose I can get by with this, but at slow speeds, it just doesn't sound nice and is slightly jerky, which may not be noticeable for woodworking...
I am running these motors in parallel, 640 oz-in., direct drive rack and pinion. The breakout board is a 4-axis board, which the co. that built it no longer exists (Awesome!).
My other 2 axis are flawless.
I would like to incorporate a gear reduction system for the y-axis, but it seems quite pricey.

Any ideas?

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