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Re: Auto tool zero - touch probe - please help
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2008, 12:30:46 AM »
Josh,

    Have you measured the repeatability of the tool positioning doing it that way?

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Ray L.
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Re: Auto tool zero - touch probe - please help
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2008, 12:59:08 AM »
hey ray
dont know what you mean by(measured the repeatability) but the way I do my part is basically I use one tool  to set my X,Y, AND Z  and that tool sets all my other tools
thats because I set them all up to the same Z as my first tool setter, (first tool) and basically when I run my program and I use multiple tools it works very acurate , but I must say I never move or losen the drills stops they are set pemanatly. even though I can readjust them if I had to.
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Re: Auto tool zero - touch probe - please help
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2008, 07:37:34 AM »
Josh,

Nice setup but I think Ray is asking about how precise in repeatability we're talinkg here. Plus or minus ? tolerance ?

Thanks for sharing- :)
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Re: Auto tool zero - touch probe - please help
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2008, 11:59:09 AM »
hey fellos sorry for not understanding the question to good I am just a newbe
but as far as a can tell on the tolerance as long as I set all the tools to the same hight with the drill stop attached. and also when you are doing a tool change and you are taking one tool off then mounting the other tool on just make sure theres no burrs and the next tool is but it up against the collet holder. the tollerance is pretty precise I would say plus minus .001 to .002 .
the reason I decided to go with the drill stops was because it was the cheapest way and fastess way to do a tool change and also all the drills would be set to the exact height
where I dont have to do a tool hieght offset every time I would run a program.
hope that helped.
Re: Auto tool zero - touch probe - please help
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2008, 05:23:06 PM »
Hello Newbie here, I have been using Mach3 for only about 6 months and find it user friendly for my purposes. But I would like to know more about the zero touch probe. I want to set one up on my machine but cannot find any information in them. I would like to zero after tool changes without manually adjusting the z axis. Can anyone lead me in the right direction for a touch probe? Thanks in advance for any help.

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Re: Auto tool zero - touch probe - please help
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2008, 05:54:57 PM »
Hi there and welcome  :)

Here's an excellent thread about just this very subject-  ;)

http://www.cnczone.com/forums/showthread.php?p=436904

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Re: Auto tool zero - touch probe - please help
« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2008, 10:27:16 PM »
Thanks for the good information and quick response. This will come in handy, and a time saver for me.

Thanks Again,
Mike

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Re: Auto tool zero - touch probe - please help
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2008, 04:52:43 AM »
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Re: Auto tool zero - touch probe - please help
« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2008, 04:04:10 PM »
I hope this is in the right thread, but I was wondering about the CV settings in Mach. What would be the best settings, I am running a 3 axis Xylotex system on a home built machine. Also how far should the "read ahead" should be set? Thanks to all in advance.

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Mike

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Re: Auto tool zero - touch probe - please help
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2008, 04:06:02 PM »
Mike, there is a great post in the members docs board on CV settings.

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