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General Mach Discussion / Newbie needs HELP with limit switches
« on: January 25, 2009, 12:37:15 PM »
First of all Hello to all from this frustrated newbie to cnc.  I have read almost all the posts here relating to limit and home switches.  I have read the Mach3 manual and watched the videos numerous times but  I still cannot find what I am doing wrong.

Before going into my problem let me tell you what I have and what have been able to do.  I purchased an
X-2 from SyilAmerica. I had no problems setting the machine up  and  checking out motor operations and movement on all three axes.  I even managed to create simple drawing, convert it to g code and run it on the machine.  Instead of a tool in the spindle I used a short pencil in its place to avoid damage to my machine.  Everything worked perfectly.

My problem started when I tried to test the limit switches and set soft limits.  My machine just blows right by all the individual limit switches as if they were not there.  Same with the soft limits.  I know I am missing something that is probably very simple but for the life of me I can’t figure it out.  Can anyone help me?

Thanks from Ken J

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