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Manual Jog Z Axis while program is running?
« on: July 06, 2012, 10:09:54 PM »
I have a plasma/oxyfuel CNC table with 3 axis X,Y,Z... but y dont have an THC (Torch Height Control)... it is posible manual Jog Z Axis while program is running? and how?

Thanks for your time :)
Re: Manual Jog Z Axis while program is running?
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2012, 10:40:32 PM »
Ports and pins/Input Signals


THC Up
THC Down


Set them up as external buttons or emulate with the keyboard.

Russ
Re: Manual Jog Z Axis while program is running?
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2012, 10:44:43 PM »
Ports and pins/Input Signals


THC Up
THC Down


Set them up as external buttons or emulate with the keyboard.

Russ

Thank you, I was tried that emulate with the keyboard, but the axis dont moves :S
Re: Manual Jog Z Axis while program is running?
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2012, 10:51:55 PM »
Is your machine in Plasma Mode ?
If in Mill Mode, you need to check the box under Ports and Pins, Mill Options.
Allow THC Up/Dn even if NOT in Plasma Mode
Russ
Re: Manual Jog Z Axis while program is running?
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2012, 10:53:06 PM »
The option may be disabled in DEMO mode also.
Do you have a full licensed copy of Mach ?
Re: Manual Jog Z Axis while program is running?
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2012, 11:05:21 PM »
Yes it is in plasma mode, and yes I have the full Licenced mach3 copy too, I tried Allow THC Up/Dn even if NOT Mode... but still does not move... Im very frustrated, I checked in the DIAGNOSTICS end the THC ON, UP and DOWN LED´s works fine when I hit the button for every one.. but still does not move :(

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Re: Manual Jog Z Axis while program is running?
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2012, 04:17:03 AM »
Seems to be working fine here for me, if you attach your xml I will take a look and see if I can find the problem.
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Re: Manual Jog Z Axis while program is running?
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2012, 11:10:30 AM »
SOLVED!!! the problem was I have 2 Computers: one on my house(64bits) and other in the work shop (32bits) I install Mach3 on both because in my house I have free time for make tests, screenset changes etc. etc. then I copy that changes in a USB memory and carry to the workshop... and today I tested the THC Emulated imputs in the workshop computer and the DRO it´s moves and the z axis too, im very happy and so grateful with you guys for the help, thank you all :)