Hello Guest it is June 07, 2023, 10:37:25 PM

Author Topic: Program home  (Read 2750 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Program home
« on: May 06, 2010, 09:47:56 AM »
I hope someone will know this. Is there a program home on the Mach 3? After running the program I need to move the head out of the way so that I can put up a new part. If I hit refer all home it goes home but when I hit run it doesn’t go back to the part. Is there a way to do this without manually going back to my program starting point? On my water jet I just hit goto “program 0”

Thanks Jeff

Offline BR549

  •  6,965 6,965
    • View Profile
Re: Program home
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2010, 12:40:52 PM »
Try the GOTOZ (gotoZero) button. It moves the X/Y first then lowers the Z to program Zero
Re: Program home
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2010, 01:22:59 PM »
ll I do is add a few lines of gcode to the end of the program.

g00 z50
g00 x100
g00 y100

This sends the spindle to a safe position out of the way of my vice so I can load the next part without gashing myself on the cutter

You can "chop it off" but can't "chop it on"
Re: Program home
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2010, 01:41:37 PM »
enter HOME locations where ever you like and use G28.

Plop a Tool Change Position (TCP) button on screen with script to Go To at anytime with a button press.
Enter coords for the TCP button on the SETTINGS page.

I use Safe Z too..."0" Mach. coords.