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General Mach Discussion / Re: Problem with z axis cut
« on: September 08, 2015, 08:21:19 AM »

General Mach Discussion / Re: Problem with z axis cut
« on: September 08, 2015, 08:08:27 AM »
OK,thanks again   :D   this is a USB connected card not parallel  does that make a difference?

General Mach Discussion / Re: Problem with z axis cut
« on: September 08, 2015, 07:32:01 AM »
Thanks very much for the feedback I will try what you suggest, The figures there are what came as the configuration file for the machine, I do not understand them so did not alter them.

I have done the first 2 items

However like I say, I do not understand what you have suggested, I am assuming the changes will not cause any problems ?

"Check your requirement for input signals (Config. / Port & Pins) – you are specifying pins 7,8,9 which are not allowed (these are output signals used in Motor Outputs)."
"Check your requirement for Output #1 as you are specifying pin 5 which is a duplicate of your Y axis Direction signal."

I have found these but now what do I do? change them to what?? like I say, sorry don't understand, surely all this stuff is preselected by manufacturer?? or is my ignorance just being highlighted again  :-[

Seriously, thanks for the help, but I need more cyber hand holding I am afraid

General Mach Discussion / Re: Problem with z axis cut
« on: September 08, 2015, 03:03:33 AM »
Ok many thanks for the swift response, .xml file attached as requested

General Mach Discussion / Problem with z axis cut
« on: September 07, 2015, 04:29:54 PM »
I am having a problem with the z axis on my 6040 machine and am looking for some help if possible.

I have drawn up a simple 2d engraving in Aspire 4.5 and selected a 45 deg included angle engraving tool with a 0.2mm flat point.

The aspire has out put the code for me which when I run it show a flat depth maximum of 1mm in the code when running on Mach3, at no point does it show any deeper cut.

However, when I measure the actual cut, it is 1.72mm deep. the other 2 axis are the correct sizes. This depth of cut is constant throughout the design

I checked the calibration of the z axis, and it is correct as near as I can measure.

Any suggestion gratefully received.

On another tack, during a cut, there was a judder and the cut was displaced laterally by 40mm on the x axis at one point, it then continued on and completed the cut perfectly after, just 40mm offset. The tool returned to zero after the cut, which was also offset by 40mm on the x axis. The work piece had not moved and the travel of the spindle was unchanged, i.e. it had not slipped on the screw somehow.

Again bright ideas for a check and solution please !!

Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Auto Tool Zero Script
« on: May 14, 2015, 11:27:39 AM »
Will this work in Mach 3?  or does someone have a code which will?  I want to program a button  on a microsoft controller

Thanks in advance

General Mach Discussion / Re: A smal problem
« on: April 01, 2015, 02:48:16 AM »
Thanks again Ger

I have run some tests and it looks like the workpiece I used was not 100 % flat, the table etc is as good as I can check it but I think the wood was perhaps not quite parallel sided.

On a separate note, I want to fit a new spil board and would want to run a large cutter over it to ensure it is flat, I have a 2" carbide cutter I got for the purpose, could anypne suggest a set of code to allow me to do that, what is best, go across side to side or in a rotating style?

General Mach Discussion / Re: A smal problem
« on: March 30, 2015, 04:23:53 AM »
Thanks Ger21

I have checked through the code and nowhere does the z go beyond -1.0mm, I watched it as it ran and again the code did not go below -1.0 at any time, but the engraving was over 2mm deep in places, I have rerun the setup which confirms that my z axis travel is correct, or within 0.01mmm anyway, on other cuts, the depth of cut has stopped at the pre-set depth.

I am confused

General Mach Discussion / A smal problem
« on: March 29, 2015, 03:53:19 PM »
As the title says, I have a problem.

I just ran a set of code that I generated from Vcut in Aspire. I set the maximum cut depth as being 1mm

I have zeroed the cutter and verified that it is correct at zero, however the cut which is actually being made varies between around 0.5 mm and 2mm, at no time does the z axis exceed -1,00 according to the readout.

I am assuming I have got some basic setting incorrect somewhere, I am new to all this and the machine is new.  Could anyone offer any advice as to cause and how I might verify the problem, and then of course correct it please?

Thanks in advance

I would like to echo the comments of others, this is a truly useful plug-in, makes setup SOOO much easier especially for a noivice like myself :D

However, unless I am being dense ( perfectly possible I will admit ) I cannot see anyway to program the 'auto tool zero' button or the 'remember' button on Mach3 to the controller.

Have I just missed it? or is it possible?  Do I have to write a macro? if so could anyone let me have an idea of how to go about it.

Thanks in advance

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