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Aligning Slave Axis Gantry
« on: November 07, 2018, 11:08:56 AM »
Hi,
I came across a website that has instruction Aligning Slave Axis Gantry but cant seem to find where that is in Mach 4 option. I am attaching an image of the screen grab that was on the post. Here is the website https://support.machmotion.com/books/knowledge-base/page/aligning-slave-axis-gantry---mach4. I just need to know where to go in configuration to see this options.

Vivek
Re: Aligning Slave Axis Gantry
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2018, 12:34:52 PM »
Hi,
Squaring the gantry is a process that is offered (usually) by the motion controller, not Mach4. In the link you posted the squaring
parameters are set in the HiCon plugin....not Mach4 at all.

I am not familiar with the HiCon but am very much more familiar with the Ethernet SmoothStepper. It too offers gantry squaring.

It is possible to program Mach4 to square a gantry. Quite some months ago I was involved in a thread (Mach4 board) which concerned itself
with 'slaving' and 'un-slaving' motors on a gantry programmatically. This allows you to temporarily 'unslave' a motor, jiggle it back and forwards
to square the gantry and then once squared 'slave' it back to the master motor.

In the first instance I suggest you use the features/facility built into your motion control plugin. If that is insufficient then consider writing
some Lua scripts to do as you require.

Craig
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