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mach3 connect 2 Z axis
« on: October 18, 2011, 07:44:12 PM »
I just started to build cnc router with 2 Z axis , Please tell me how I connect the 2 Z axis to work separately. My  cnc driver  is g540  

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Re: mach3 connect 2 Z axis
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2011, 10:15:58 PM »
Did you ever get a single axis to work correctly on your mill using the G540?  ???
Now your venturing onto a 4th / different machine.

RICH
« Last Edit: October 18, 2011, 10:23:28 PM by RICH »
Re: mach3 connect 2 Z axis
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2011, 07:27:17 AM »
not, it seems that it is not possible I have no more power, to annoy myself I have submitted myself, with gecko g540 I worked already 4 years , and never the driver worked well.

 I know that someone will say (This guy just does not know how to set the cnc machine!) This is not true! , For 4 years there is no possibility, so you did not learn what's come on in this.
Is there any problem, but I do not know what , and the worst part is that no one know what the problem is
Re: mach3 connect 2 Z axis
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2011, 08:23:17 AM »
I want to check once more g540, so I decided to build this cnc router with 2 Z axis. the only problem I have is if I will be able connect the 2 Z axis separately
I mean 1 to Z axis and the second to A or to B  i dont know
Re: mach3 connect 2 Z axis
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2011, 08:34:16 AM »
what are you building, any why?... and I see that as a programming nightmare.

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Re: mach3 connect 2 Z axis
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2011, 09:32:11 AM »
MACH3 only has 1 z axis. IF you want to build duplexed version you are on your own.

(;-) TP
Re: mach3 connect 2 Z axis
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2011, 10:19:18 AM »
ok I see that there is no other option, it means I have to disconnect from one Z axis  motor cable , and connect the other motor. I am building a cnc router with plasma ,on one Z axis  will be plasma on the second Z axis spindle.
and that is why I wanted to work 2 Z axis separately.
does this mean? after working with plasma, machine will have to go to zero, rewarded the cables and start the spindle axis?
« Last Edit: October 19, 2011, 10:24:38 AM by komar1970 »
Re: mach3 connect 2 Z axis
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2011, 10:45:18 AM »
Then your not using a ROUTER your building a dual headed plasma cutting machine. That I would think you could do with one Z axis head and two digital height controllers. But your on your own with that. 
Re: mach3 connect 2 Z axis
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2011, 10:54:34 AM »
Maybe you could create two separate profiles.
One for Plaz, and one for Rout.
Then you would only need 1 Z axis.
Just jog the one you are not using clear of the work area.
Possible ?
Russ

YNN,
  I think maybe you misunderstood.
"""I am building a cnc router with plasma ,on one Z axis  will be plasma on the second Z axis spindle."""
Re: mach3 connect 2 Z axis
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2011, 10:58:19 AM »

Then you would only need 1 Z axis.
 


I mean 1 z per config.
Sorry for any confusion :)