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Re: Mach3 Problems - Rant!!
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2011, 10:57:18 AM »
Is the axis actually going to far or is the code telling it to go that far? Does the Z DRO in Mach correspond to where the cutter is or does it correspond to where you think it should be?
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Re: Mach3 Problems - Rant!!
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2011, 11:40:40 AM »
The programming is right, I've cut it on another machine and it's fine. I can't awnser your question cuz we building a vacuum table and can't check it now. But I'll check that out when we do another sample cut later during the week. Will keep you posted, thx!
Re: Mach3 Problems - Rant!!
« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2011, 09:21:56 AM »
Vactuum table BIG success!!! 860x860mm sucking area using venturi system:) Now we just need to recheck the calibration of the x and y before we can cut a sample and start addressing some of the machine problems.
Re: Mach3 Problems - Rant!!
« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2011, 09:37:24 AM »
oh great, we need a password to fix the calibration...

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Re: Mach3 Problems - Rant!!
« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2011, 10:15:00 AM »
You could try None or Mach1Pass for the password but it may be the manufacturer has set up their own and if so you will have to contact them.
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Re: Mach3 Problems - Rant!!
« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2011, 01:04:56 PM »
I had the same problem you show on the corners, I think that my problem was caused by the EM (spiral tapered) sucking itself into the material as it went down.
There was enough flex in my Z axis to allow it to do this. I solved my problem by adjusting the X and Y values at the top of the cut until I got the corner I wanted.
Good luck.
Re: Mach3 Problems - Rant!!
« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2011, 11:11:52 AM »
Thx Richard, not sure I'm following, how and were did you adjust for x - y values, this is a deal breaker for us.
Re: Mach3 Problems - Rant!!
« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2011, 11:13:10 AM »
We are recalibrating the Y axis now, it was out by 4.5mm over 800mm!!! The X and Z are spot on.
Re: Mach3 Problems - Rant!!
« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2011, 11:43:05 AM »
Hmm, how the hell do you calibrate the Y, we got to the page were you move the Y, it ask you how far it moved, we punch in how far it actually moved and then test it and it moves exacitally the same WRONG distance?!?! Do we have to restart the PC or is it not needed to take effect? Also, it gives a "jerk' after we tell it how far it moved, is that normal?
Re: Mach3 Problems - Rant!!
« Reply #29 on: May 23, 2011, 12:09:32 PM »
Ok, nevermind, we got it sorted now, the jerk was the machine "moving" the diffs we typed it, took a few tries for it to get it right thou, weird. Gonna cut sample now, hope it was the cuz for the weird corners!!!