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Z axis going the oposite way it should.
« on: October 23, 2007, 08:09:34 PM »
My Z axis goes the opposite way it should, I always have to switch the values around to make the code work. Can this be fixed in Mach3 or is there something I'm doing wrong when I set up my CAM program to make the G-code?

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Re: Z axis going the oposite way it should.
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2007, 08:17:41 PM »
Z- should be making the tool go deeper into the part. If you jog in a negative direction, is it going deeper? If not you can change the motor direction in config, homing and limts. Reverse the z axis.

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Re: Z axis going the oposite way it should.
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2007, 08:17:47 PM »
You can reverse the axis in the Homing and Limits page, you will find it under the config menu.
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Re: Z axis going the oposite way it should.
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2007, 08:40:32 PM »
If I press "page down" on the keyboard the Z axis goes up, if I press "page up" the Z-axis goes down.

Thanks, I'll check that out.

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Re: Z axis going the oposite way it should.
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2007, 10:05:46 PM »
Does your spindle go up and down on your machine or your table?

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Re: Z axis going the oposite way it should.
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2007, 01:13:05 PM »
The spindle. Its a Sherline 5400.

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Re: Z axis going the oposite way it should.
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2007, 02:42:58 PM »
OK so if you press the Pg Down your spindle should go down and your DRO for the Z should increase in the  negative. Is this happeneing?

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Re: Z axis going the oposite way it should.
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2007, 09:33:48 PM »
Hi, mac102004

In Config, Home & Limits there is a Reversed Box for each Axis, Check it for your Z Axis.

Hope this Helps, Chip