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Mach 3 setup
« on: February 15, 2016, 02:22:16 PM »
Hi
I have read the manual and watch the videos many times and thought I had set up my table location correct. My work surface is 24" Y and 96" X My home is the bottom Right hand corner of the table When I hit ref home The gantry moves there fine. On my screen it shows my table limits but when I load the roadrunner is shows up in the top center when I jog the full length of my table in the screen the high lite of the travel only show about a quarter length of travel in the X and the Y my soft limits are 24" x 96" . I would like to go thru and reset everything can anyone refer me to the best info in the videos or reference resource to get this correct.
Thanks  for the help
Bill

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Re: Mach 3 setup
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2016, 02:44:06 PM »
You need to jog the spindle to where you want to run your part, and zero the X and Y axis at that location. Then the roadrunner will be where you want it.

Watch the video on Homing, Limits and Offsets.
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Re: Mach 3 setup
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2016, 02:53:12 PM »
Thanks
What about the relationship of my table size to what is shown on the screen, when I jog the full length and width the high lighted path on the screen is about a quarter of  the table length and width shown. Bill

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Re: Mach 3 setup
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2016, 02:59:58 PM »
Do you have your softlimits set correctly. That's what determines the table view on the screen.
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Re: Mach 3 setup
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2016, 03:06:43 PM »
Yes they are correct it is what the high highlighted travel on the screen when I jog that does not match my table dimensions
Bill
Re: Mach 3 setup
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2016, 03:32:53 PM »
You need to jog the spindle to where you want to run your part, and zero the X and Y axis at that location

....AND "Z".  (to help with your other post as well)
Russ
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Re: Mach 3 setup
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2016, 03:41:43 PM »
What about the relationship of my table size to what is shown on the screen, when I jog the full length and width the high lighted path on the screen is about a quarter of  the table length and width shown. Bill

Have you verified that your Steps Per Unit are set correctly and move the actual distance commanded for each axis ?
Re: Mach 3 setup
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2016, 03:45:24 PM »
Yes
the machine all the axis's have been calibrated
Bill