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zero axis within program
« on: April 09, 2020, 10:48:59 PM »
Hi I need to zero the Z axis, automatically, at the start of a lathe  program, I cannot use g90/91 because of the profile, any Ideas?
the lathe is a swiss auto bar feed is the z type machine.
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Re: zero axis within program
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2020, 07:43:05 PM »
G92 but use with caution
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Re: zero axis within program
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2020, 05:49:43 AM »

Cheers Graham I will try that. Why do you need to use caution? Any other Tips
Happy Easter !!
Tony

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Re: zero axis within program
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2020, 08:55:44 PM »
Depending on where you put it in the code if you have to stop the program and restart you could end up in the wrong place.

Its normally used in rotary axis work to zero out the indexer to stop unwinding.
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Re: zero axis within program
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2020, 05:49:38 AM »
That works a treat, exactly what I needed thanks.
Tony