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General Mach Discussion / Re: Can Home Switch be -- limit switch...
« on: January 12, 2009, 02:42:15 PM »
Hi, Halkintool

There is NO, Pin "0", You can use separate limit switches, Just set the Pin numbers properly.

You need to set the pin inputs to proper pin numbers, Until you do that the Homing will not work.

Hears a pic with the proper settings for NO type sw's, You just need to put/change the Pin Numbers.

You can and need to see the Led's light up "on & off" on the Diagnostic screen before the Homing will WORK !!


Hi, Darren

Looks like your axises are reversed or flipped, You can change this with settings in Home & Limits page "Reversed" column.

If the axies aren't moving the correct amount less or more, You'll need to adjust the "Steps Per" settings in Motor Tuning page.


Hi, Darren

If you don't have limit switches it's a Paine to setup soft limits and such, Just use the Program Limits on the Tool-Path screen to check the size of the item your wanting to cut to see if it will fit your table, Jog your router to the start corner of your material and Ref-All-Home in relationship as to the start point.

I've sent you a PM massage, Click on Messages top left of this page.


Hi, Darren

If your trying the Roadrunner file, It starts at the bottom left corner, Jog your router to the left bottom corner of your material then bring the cutter to just barley above the top of the material, Use the ReffAll button to zero all axises.

You should be ready to cut, You may need to override the feed-rate if it to fast depending on your cutter your using and the depth your trying to cut.

If it's to big for your table you can scale it down with the scale x y settings on the program run screen.

On the Tool-Path screen you can see the max size of the part size Info. top right.

Let us now how it goes.


Hi, Darren

Post your dxf & G-code files for the part your wanting to cut.

What program are you using to generate your G-code.


General Mach Discussion / Re: FIX ICONS AND WHAT OPENS WHAT
« on: January 10, 2009, 03:12:39 PM »
Hi, Sam

It's fine for programs to assign there own "special" extensions for sure, But .txt, .dxf and smiler extension are used by many programs and should be left alone, Period.

Your correct it's a Gigantic wast of time, Sometimes you need a Pick-Ax to get it straiten it Out.


General Mach Discussion / Re: Can Home Switch be -- limit switch...
« on: January 10, 2009, 02:02:13 PM »
Hi, Hood

It just seemed unclear to me with his last post.

Thanks, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: Can Home Switch be -- limit switch...
« on: January 10, 2009, 01:35:07 PM »
Hi, Halkintool

Did you get it to work ?


General Mach Discussion / Re: Screen question
« on: January 10, 2009, 01:10:31 PM »
Hi, Bob

The left border, See pic, LT mouse button click & hold on it, Move Lt or Rt to size, Tab key and adjust it several times, It will finally Stick at the size you want. 


General Mach Discussion / Re: step-analog board,CNT 803
« on: January 10, 2009, 12:55:04 PM »
Hi, Tony

"Hood", explained it pretty well, Encoders for general use (Lower Priced) generally don't have Index pulse output (or An Option when ordering).

When converting a Higher End analog + - servo system over to step & direction, It's just something you may/may-not need to consider.

Hope this Helps, Chip