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Ref All Home, Another Way
« on: January 27, 2008, 06:35:59 PM »
Is it possible to ref one axis at a time ?

I want to put a button/buttons so that i can do them one at a time if i so wish

Thanks
Phil
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Re: Ref All Home, Another Way
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2008, 09:25:05 PM »
Hello Phil,
You spurred my curiosity.
I put 4 buttons in beside the  Ref.All Button using Screen4.
OEM codes are : X   1022
                       Y   1023
                       Z   1024
Cool stuff,
Thanks for the boot,
RC

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Re: Ref All Home, Another Way
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2008, 02:00:49 AM »
The Diagnostics page has this feature on it but as RC has shown its easy enough to alter a screen with screen4 to suit your own purposes :)
Hood
Re: Ref All Home, Another Way
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2008, 06:39:02 AM »
WOW Hood, I didn't think to look there.
Although... I couldn't pass up the opportunity to "Tinker" a bit.
Amazing stuff.
Thanks,
RC

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Re: Ref All Home, Another Way
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2008, 06:42:02 AM »
RC,
 when are you going to tinker a bit more and make your own screen up :)
I am doing one for my lathe based on my milling screen as I just am not keen on the turn layouts, probably because I am used to milling with Mach and have only just started with the lathe.
Hood
Re: Ref All Home, Another Way
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2008, 06:58:54 AM »
Hood,
I noticed that you use a touch screen for your mill. Will your lathe screen be touch as well ?
These are quite expensive from what I see. I am reluctant to buy used stuff like that.
What I would like is a SMALL LCD flat screen, like 14" or so. Or even smaller that would work with Mach.
I see little screens everywhere in stores, like at their cash registers and various displays.
Big is in for for screens, I'd prefer a small one to build into my cabinet.
Any suggestions ? ? ?
Industrial displays are too expensive for what I need right now.
Panel PC's look nice but $$$ $$$! ! !
Anxious to see what you end up with for your Turn screen,
thanks,
RC

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Re: Ref All Home, Another Way
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2008, 07:45:24 AM »
Yes I have a touch screen on both my Mill and Lathe and also on the Mill I am retrofitting at the moment. I use 17inch TFTs and get a touch panel for them, they cost about £100 ($200) for the touch panels but I would imagine you would get them a lot cheaper in the USA, everything else is :(
 If you go down to 14" or smaller you will definitely need to make up your own screenset as you will never be able to press the correct buttons with the standard screen, you could of course use a stylus but I find them unwieldy.
 You need to watch what touch screen technology you choose, I have both resistive and capacitive and they work well but I did have SAW technology on an ELO screen, it was a very nice screen, extremely accurate but the drawback was that if coolant (or liquid of any sort) got onto the screen the cursor would go crazy which is very dangerous for a CNC machine :D
 What I did was remove the ELO overlay and bought a resistive panel and put that in.
 Heres a pic of the control panel on my lathe

Hood
Re: Ref All Home, Another Way
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2008, 04:34:48 PM »
Hi and thanks for the answers.

I never thought to look at the diagnostics page, i never go there because i never have any problems  ::) ::)

Phil
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Re: Ref All Home, Another Way
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2008, 05:41:10 AM »


What I would like is a SMALL LCD flat screen, like 14" or so. Or even smaller that would work with Mach.
I see little screens everywhere in stores, like at their cash registers and various displays.
Big is in for for screens, I'd prefer a small one to build into my cabinet.
Any suggestions ? ? ?




Mine is a 12"  LCD.  Ex cash register POS terminal screen.   800 x 600

This means a custom screen layout is needed.  I prefer bright colours that I can see rather than the black ones that everyone else likes.

Greg