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ok cool thanks mate i will try that and see how it goes thanks.

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The code seems to work fine if I set the z axis up at a good height so that it wont sink into the job it goes down until the dro says ZERO and it has triggered the home switch but that trigger didn't affect the Z DRO but as it comes up and the trigger is released I does set the Z DRO to zero than goes about its work until it lifts and goes to the next cut and the Z axis will only go down to  Zero which at this point is the height of the material than goes through its thing again but ends up higher up off the job , now at this point its not triggering the switch at all as it is above the job and the floating head doesn't touch the work and with every new cut it gets higher every time .
seems to be resetting zero every time without even using the  Z Home switch ? I don't know I'm a boiler maker building the bed and sorting out all the hard ware was a breeze now I feel like a 5 year old lol. my guess is its something small and basic as I am very green with it all

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yeah mate I'm new to this forum and I bit useless. I have tried using PROBE input still no good and I have seen a few posts that say the MP1000 post processor uses G28.1 and that I must use the Z axis home, also I did see 1 post that said to use Z++ limit as the switch so I gave that a go and it just triggered the Z limit and went into emergency E STOP
 another problem I am having is the THC , I get the signal in diagnostics screen in test mode  torch up,down ect but the Z axis DRO doesn't move and I have a full copy of mach3. so I set the same pins to activate the z-- and z++ jog at the bottom of the pins page ,and than it moves but jogging doesn't really work well for THC I think

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach4 G28.1 Z equivalent?
« on: March 27, 2016, 01:50:19 AM »
hi there I need help bad!!! I'm using a geckog540 with a proma compact thc , with sheetcam with a floating head and micro switch attached. now a few things I need to know are

- mach3, how to set it up with homing I have
        - Z home and the pins set up right it does get the signal in diagnostics screen
        ? in homing/limits do I need to change anything such as ( soft max, soft min, or activate home negative?)

in the code it uses G28.1, when I run the code the torch goes down but if stops when the Z DRO hits 0 I thought it would keep going down into the negative until it finds the material and activates the Z home switch on the floating head, so just to test I tricked the DR0 to think it was 30mm off zero when it was actually touching the material but as it goes down and activates the Z homing switch nothing happens and it drives hard into the job?

I am using a full version of MACH3 with Plasma screen set , sheetcam with PM1000-THC post processor and now I'm stuck ass hell
any help would be great I'm at the end of my rope and will end up throwing the machine in the river.

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hi there I need help bad!!! I'm using a geckog540 with a proma compact thc , with sheetcam with a floating head and micro switch attached. now a few things I need to know are

- mach3, how to set it up with homing I have
        - Z home and the pins set up right it does get the signal in diagnostics screen
        ? in homing/limits do I need to change anything such as ( soft max, soft min, or activate home negative?)

in the code it uses G28.1, when I run the code the torch goes down but if stops when the Z DRO hits 0 I thought it would keep going down into the negative until it finds the material and activates the Z home switch on the floating head, so just to test I tricked the DR0 to think it was 30mm off zero when it was actually touching the material but as it goes down and activates the Z homing switch nothing happens and it drives hard into the job?

I am using a full version of MACH3 with Plasma screen set , sheetcam with PM1000-THC post processor and now I'm stuck ass hell
any help would be great I'm at the end of my rope and will end up throwing the machine in the river.

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SmoothStepper USB / Re: ESS / G540 / PMDX-126 WTF? About to give up
« on: March 13, 2016, 02:36:26 PM »
nice

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SmoothStepper USB / Re: ESS / G540 / PMDX-126 WTF? About to give up
« on: March 13, 2016, 06:57:49 AM »
a quick question about the ess smooth stepper , I'm running a g540 as well and I have used all the pins for the plasme settings Torch up Torch down ect for the torch height control. my question is can I just buy another breakout board and plug the DB25 into say port 2 of the smooth stepper so that I can add homming and limit switches?

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General Mach Discussion / Re: THC doesn't move Z-axis
« on: March 03, 2016, 06:27:36 AM »
groovy I will give it all a try and see what happens

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General Mach Discussion / Re: THC doesn't move Z-axis
« on: March 03, 2016, 05:23:52 AM »
yeh I figure as much, I have a full version and (allow THC) in mill settings is checked  and the box THC in (plugin config    ESS-v10hd2) . do I need to have anything checked in output signals , the machine runs well and I have cut a few things but just cant get this THC to respond , the THC input signals are set on active low and I can see them in the diagnostics screen

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General Mach Discussion / Re: THC doesn't move Z-axis
« on: March 03, 2016, 02:26:55 AM »
yeh mate I have got movment now but highly doubt iv done the right thing I'm sort of guessing a lot, I cant express just how green I am at all this. but I went into -ports and pins-   -inputs-   and  right down the bottom where it says jog z axis up and down I set the same pin numbers that my THC sends to . what do you reckon is that loco!!!

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