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Axis Calibration Trouble from a Newbie!
« on: March 09, 2015, 03:25:11 PM »
I am very new to the CNC world. My machine seems to be running well and accurate but I can't seem to get the Z axis to cut the proper depth. X & Y seem fine as far as accuracy but Im not sure what to try next. I have tried calibrating in Mach through the Set steps per unit tab in settings but every time that I do this it sets the steps per unit way higher than my motors can handle. They just hum really loud and don't move. Could this be a file issue rather than a Mach setting issue? Thanks!

I am using VCarvePro to set up my G Code files.

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Re: Axis Calibration Trouble from a Newbie!
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2015, 04:19:48 PM »
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calibrating in Mach through the Set steps per unit tab in settings

I assume you are doing it correctly.

Then

You should go back and tune the motors / change the values for proper velocity and acceleration.

You should also have a look at the Mach manual and video's,

RICH