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Offline Bill_O

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z inhibit / max z depth
« on: August 26, 2020, 05:18:38 PM »
Is there a function in Mach4 that will limit how deep the z axis will move?
I think there was one in Mach3 but I never used it.

Bill

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Re: z inhibit / max z depth
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2020, 07:59:28 PM »
One way to do this is too set your soft limits for the Z-axis.
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Re: z inhibit / max z depth
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2020, 08:25:49 AM »
David,

I thought about that but it looked like that only worked for jogging or if in a program would stop if the file went outside the limits.
I will give it a try and see what happens.

Thank you.

Bill

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Re: z inhibit / max z depth
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2020, 01:36:57 AM »
Set parameter 1801 to the minimum Z depth.  The default is NIL, or no minimum Z depth. 

You can do this with G10 L50 or just modify the parmaeters.ini file when Mach is not running. 

[1801]
Desc=Mnimum Z level
Type=2
Value=-2.00

Steve

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Re: z inhibit / max z depth
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2020, 10:34:23 AM »
Steve,

Thanks.
I will give it a try.

Bill

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Re: z inhibit / max z depth
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2020, 08:50:50 AM »
Steve,

It works great.
Thank you.

Bill