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Use probing for tool zeroing
« on: November 28, 2015, 06:14:36 PM »
Can someone explain how to use the probing screen for tool zeroing??
Not sure what it's looking for and the "help" buttons on the screen are useless.

There's an option for Z position. I'm guessing this is how far the probe will travel to make contact??
When I click the "Measure Z" button, it just gives an error saying "No contact with Probe" (not exact message), then it disables Mach.
If I try it with soft limits active, I get a PMDX error 7.
The probe is working based on the diagnostics page and the fact that I got the Measure Z to move the axis once, it made contact with my "Z block" (1/4" aluminum), it retracted but then I got the no contact message and it hasn't done anything but give the error since.

I'm using Mach4.2803 on Win7 Pro 32 bit with a PMDX-410 to a G540.

Give me steps if possible and what will the results be? Does it stop at zero like mach3 scripts did?
Re: Use probing for tool zeroing
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2015, 08:14:13 AM »
Ok, How about someone explain what they are doing for tool zeroing then??

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Re: Use probing for tool zeroing
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2015, 10:09:45 AM »
I do it manually with a piece of paper. Would love to see auto tool zeroing working.

I can get G32 to work with my probing plate, but have not been able to get auto tool zeroing to work.

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Re: Use probing for tool zeroing
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2015, 01:50:59 PM »
look up the tool height probing macro b that does work, if it does not something is wrong with your install

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Re: Use probing for tool zeroing
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2015, 04:17:20 PM »
I looked for tool height probing macro b on the forum and in the toolbox and did not find anything.

Any suggestions where I can find this?

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Re: Use probing for tool zeroing
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2015, 05:36:51 PM »
google it

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Re: Use probing for tool zeroing
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2015, 07:47:43 PM »
http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php?topic=30396.0;wap2

I will see if I can sort my way through this later this week.

Thanks
Re: Use probing for tool zeroing
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2015, 08:43:47 PM »
I'm going to ask again...
Can someone explain how to use the probing screen for tool zeroing??

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Re: Use probing for tool zeroing
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2015, 11:07:48 PM »
Pedio don't use that it does not work

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Re: Use probing for tool zeroing
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2015, 11:08:44 PM »
Jarhead put in a support ticket to mach support and ask them