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Program home
« on: May 06, 2010, 09:47:56 AM »
Hey,
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

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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.

gcode
gcode
gcode
M5
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

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

or....
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.