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Can Mach3 remember manual moves?
« on: October 03, 2008, 03:02:18 PM »
Is there a feature where Mach3 can remember a manual move, and store the move as a file name for future automation use?

The concept is to test out an SMT pick and place mod for a benchtop CNC mill by attaching a vacuum nozzle to the spindle.  At first the nozzle is moved to a part located in a fixed position, then turn on the vacuum, pick up the part and manually position it on a PCB, release the vacuum, raise spindle up.  That complete 'move' is stored as a filename, ie  R2  or C3, or IC14. 

I would probably mount a servo to the spindle to manage rotation from 0 - 90 degees, and either use an existing free mosfet on the controller driven by a coolant  on/off gcode command, or similar. 

Thanks
Re: Can Mach3 remember manual moves?
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2008, 04:34:48 PM »
You could use the TEACH function.
Described here in the manual.

Or use Brians JOG to G CODE plugin
RC
« Last Edit: October 03, 2008, 04:38:23 PM by Overloaded »
Re: Can Mach3 remember manual moves?
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2008, 06:03:08 PM »
Great, thanks for that info.