Posts Tagged ‘Z Axis’

My old machine already sold out , so now i need to make new one for do my hobby and here my new design by using standard parts for almost every component exclude aluminum sheet it need to do custom parts for fit to my size.

iD2CNC

After finished auto tool zero and it work but how to make it work. Let’s see detail of Mach3 Config.
     This forums at CNCZone you need to check.
     Z axis zero plate (Easy and shot to config Mach3)
     Another Aussie Auto Tool Zero Setter (Script of Auto tool zero here)
     Aussie Auto Tool Zero Setter Page3 (Detail of Mach3 setting and plate picture)
     Thank you for all of them who write and shares it.

Here my detail of Mach3 Config

1st, Config Port for using Probe

2nd, Edit button script

When click Opertor–>Edit button script , all of color box (yellow , red box) will flashing then press “Auto tool zero”. The script dialog will popup and you need to put you script here. for script see link above.

Note :: It’s was easy and make it work by specify you plate thickness at this line of code.
“PlateThickness = GetUserDRO(1151)” change to “PlateThickness = 1.5”
and “1.5” is depend on unit that you using in Mach3 if you set to Inch that mean your plate thickness is 1.5″ but if you set to mm that mean your plate thickness is 1.5mm

This is my wiring and detail

     Continues with auto tool zero , now i already finish my auto tool zero and take some video to show you.

Auto tool zero

Auto tool zero Test video

     Today i have a little time to do engraving Zero Plate for Auto tool Zero and i need to try some engraving but i did’t have engraving bit or 1mm endmill , So look around my power drill i saw broken drill bit with 2mm and it not sharp , OK did’t have another one then use it. I design from Google Sketchup and export to dxf and import to CamBam to generate G-Code. I take some video and picture below.

Auto Zero Plate

Better Image Quality

Just borrow camera from my friend : )

OK, Let’s go to work again , all my limit switch are done. Let’s see pictures.

Z axis Limit switch

Wire

     OK, Now i already setup limit switch and wiring them but it not finish yet , just finish only X axis and Y Axis. And one problem that i found it look like my X axis was not equal between font distance and end distance , so i measure it again and it not equal around 0.5 ~ 0.7mm . I decide to disassembly it again.

     มาต่อกันอีกนิด โดยได้ทำการติด Limit switch ของแกน X และแกน Y แต่ในส่วนของแกน Z ยังไม่เสร็จ แต่หลังจากลองเทสวิ่งนิดหน่อย ก็เจอปัญหาอยู่นิดหน่อย นั้นคือระยะห่างระหว่างหัวกับท้ายของแกน X ไม่เท่ากัน ต่างกันอยู่ประมาณ 0.5 ถึง 0.7mm ทำให้เวลาลองสไลน์ด้วยมือแล้วรู้สึกถึงความไม่ลื่น มีอาการฝืดนิดๆ (ถ้าไม่ใช้มือจับจะไม่รู้สึก) เลยตัดสินใจทำการรื้อแล้วจัด alignment ใหม่ งานนี้มีเหนื่อยครับ งั้นมาดูรูปการต่อ Limit switch กันก่อน

Limit switch