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Re: Reversed machining
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2013, 03:32:16 AM »
If I changed the position of the Y axis home switch to the other end of the gantry, would that solve it?  In other words, instead of Y+ moving from front to back (as I stand at the machine), it moves back to front?
Re: Reversed machining
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2013, 03:41:36 AM »
Current machine layout.  Would it solve the problem if I changed the Y axis home switch to the opposite end of the gantry?
Re: Reversed machining
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2013, 03:56:15 AM »
Yes...that HAS solved it!  Don't forget, I am a novice at this and still learning!

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Re: Reversed machining
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2013, 09:16:13 AM »
http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,10308.0.html

Looks like your X is still backwards in the picture.

Nice looking pendant BTW.

Brett
« Last Edit: March 04, 2013, 09:17:49 AM by Chaoticone »
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Re: Reversed machining
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2013, 10:11:49 AM »
Home direction is completely irrelevent - you can set home wherever you like.  Axis directions cannot be changed.  Per your photo, you still have the X axis motion backwards, which will not work correctly.

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Re: Reversed machining
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2013, 10:23:43 AM »
Obviously, I cannot change the X axis, due to the spindle being mounted on that side of the Y gantry.  This was a project that I inherited from a vendor that has since disappeared!  I wonder why?

I now at least have the machine cutting the parts correctly.  I agree that the X axis is moving in the 'wrong' direction, but I can't change this.

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Re: Reversed machining
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2013, 10:28:54 AM »
If the x axis moves, you can change the direction that is considered +

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Re: Reversed machining
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2013, 10:38:45 AM »
Thanks Brett, I'll give it a try when I get home this evening!

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Re: Reversed machining
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2013, 10:43:51 AM »
No problem.  You can still home in either direction just make sure the switch that it is homeing to is assigned the home switch pin.

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Re: Reversed machining
« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2013, 10:50:25 AM »
I have my Home and Limits ganged together but work fine (about the only thing that do!).