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Newcomer question soft limits
« on: November 12, 2013, 06:41:12 PM »
I cant seem to get my soft limits to work. I have entered all of the values in config as per instructions.
When I press software limits button, I get something like " Work outside limits " - can anyone help please?
Thanks.

Mike 

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Re: Newcomer question soft limits
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2013, 08:44:36 PM »
You prolly need to run the "Ref All Home" first.  Soft limits is for limiting the Machine Coordinates.

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Re: Newcomer question soft limits
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2013, 08:07:30 AM »
Many thanks Bodini.

I normally do a Ref All Home before anything else. I tried it again, but no joy. The full error message is:
"Machine out of limits for SoftLimit Activation.

I have in config (all mm)

X max 90, min 0, slow zone 1, %20
Y same as above
Z max -50, min 0 slow zone -1, %20

Thanks again for your help.
 

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Re: Newcomer question soft limits
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2013, 08:23:40 AM »

Z max -50, min 0 slow zone -1, %20


try this: 

Z max 0, min -50 slow zone -1, %20

Make sure your machine coordinates are between 0 and -50 when you try to enable soft limits.

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Re: Newcomer question soft limits
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2013, 09:07:54 AM »
   Do you have limit or homing switches? Or are you "reffing all" with the table in a certain position? If the latter, is your machine running positive in direction from the ref point on X & Y? (Except Z whereas negative is a cutting move)
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Re: Newcomer question soft limits
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2013, 10:24:03 AM »
When you get the softlimit error, clcik the machine coordinates button ans tell us what the machine coordinates are.
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Re: Newcomer question soft limits
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2013, 12:09:41 PM »
Wow - thanks all ..... I will report back .....
Re: Newcomer question soft limits
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2013, 12:40:47 PM »
@Bodini  -  I authorise you open one large, cool , beer and consume!

You guys operate a great Forum and one day I hope to return the favour.

Cheers (beer in hand)

Mike

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Newcomer question soft limits
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2013, 04:49:30 PM »
Great! Cheers.