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soft limits
« on: November 16, 2007, 09:56:04 AM »
Hi all

I set up my lathe with a home switch on x and z axis connected to the servo drives. when i turn on the drives, it homes the axis right away. then, i reset the machine zero in mach 3. my z axis has 30 inchs travel (machine 0 at tailstock) and i would like to use the soft limit on the other end. when i set up the z max to 0 and z min to -30, i can still jog the axe past the limit! are these limits only working when running a program?

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Re: soft limits
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2007, 11:45:04 AM »
Check you turned the soft limits on, toggle button on the settings page if you don't have one on the run screen
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Re: soft limits
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2007, 03:23:46 PM »
I've check every screen and config menus, and still cannot find that toggle. can you tell me the exact screen and exact label of that switch please? it seems rediculous that i cannot fix such a simple issue after everthing else works!!

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Re: soft limits
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2007, 05:37:10 PM »
Circled in red.
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Re: soft limits
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2007, 05:40:18 PM »
OOPS, just noticed its Turn you are referring to, dont use the standard turn screen so not sure where it is (if its there) but I will post a screenshot if I find it.
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Re: soft limits
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2007, 05:57:39 PM »
OK I have looked at the standard lathe screen and cant see it so I have put the button on the manual screen and have attached it below. See if this helps you out.
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Re: soft limits
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2007, 06:11:47 AM »
Was helping someone else out and have just found the SoftLimits toggle on the standard Lathe screen. Its on the Jog screen that pops out when you press the Tab key.
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Re: soft limits
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2007, 12:33:54 PM »
found it on the tab screen! thanks a lot