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    Hey all,

    I have just bought a 6040Z, Im having problem with the probe setting and the Z axis. Seems like Z axis working the opposite way and also not the drill bit not reaching the engraving material surface.
    Using Mach3

    Any suggestion and comment would be appreciated.
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    Search is your friend ,not being hard to get on with but it saved me a heap of time I just looked everything up read the Manual all that stuff I learned heaps .



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    Well...
    The spindle and the Z axis are only initial problems. Lets hope as you go along you'll find easy to solve issues, not problems. I'm not a huge fan of Mach3 but I'll ask anyway... Is this a bought version or a pirate copy that came with the router?
    Its not unusual to find these Chinese machines with Axis(s) running in the wrong direction. A simple way (not the right way) to overcome this is to swap directions of Z axis in Mach3. This in itself can cause more issues when the machine starts to run. On my machine I have the top (uppermost point) of Z axis as zero. All depth then takes place in the negative. Another question: Does your machine have limit switches on it? These are important in various ways. The first is to prevent the machine destroying itself trying to move past the stops. The next important reason is the be able to choose a point on the table and set you switches to hit (switch off) at the same place every time you zero the machine.

    The 4 wires that transfer information and power to the stepper motors only use 2 wires at any one time. You can find which ones are doing what with a multimeter. All you need do is swap them around to have the stepper travel in the right direction without any 'other issues' that can arise by changing software settings.

    Something you probably don't want to hear is that unskilled people assemble these machines. Worse is that 90% of the time the wiring is soldered in place by children who may or may not get the repetitive task right every time. You'll just have to trust me in how I know this. This wiring diagram for what it is shows how the steppers are wired. The illustration assumes you have 2 phase stepper motors. If you find the pairs just swap the connections. I take no responsibility for any issues that occur from following my advise. Any electrical work should be carried out with power removed from the controller, the PC and the machine. Preferably if you don't know what to do from this post, ask someone who does to swap the phases over for you.
    8060ZCNC Chinese machine-stepper-wiring-pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryadia View Post
    Well...
    The spindle and the Z axis are only initial problems. Lets hope as you go along you'll find easy to solve issues, not problems. I'm not a huge fan of Mach3 but I'll ask anyway... Is this a bought version or a pirate copy that came with the router?
    Its not unusual to find these Chinese machines with Axis(s) running in the wrong direction. A simple way (not the right way) to overcome this is to swap directions of Z axis in Mach3. This in itself can cause more issues when the machine starts to run. On my machine I have the top (uppermost point) of Z axis as zero. All depth then takes place in the negative. Another question: Does your machine have limit switches on it? These are important in various ways. The first is to prevent the machine destroying itself trying to move past the stops. The next important reason is the be able to choose a point on the table and set you switches to hit (switch off) at the same place every time you zero the machine.

    The 4 wires that transfer information and power to the stepper motors only use 2 wires at any one time. You can find which ones are doing what with a multimeter. All you need do is swap them around to have the stepper travel in the right direction without any 'other issues' that can arise by changing software settings.

    Something you probably don't want to hear is that unskilled people assemble these machines. Worse is that 90% of the time the wiring is soldered in place by children who may or may not get the repetitive task right every time. You'll just have to trust me in how I know this. This wiring diagram for what it is shows how the steppers are wired. The illustration assumes you have 2 phase stepper motors. If you find the pairs just swap the connections. I take no responsibility for any issues that occur from following my advise. Any electrical work should be carried out with power removed from the controller, the PC and the machine. Preferably if you don't know what to do from this post, ask someone who does to swap the phases over for you.
    8060ZCNC Chinese machine-stepper-wiring-pdf

    Ryadia

    You can reverse the direction of the motor by changing the configuration of the direction signal for the axis from active hi to active low

    Much easier than resoldering the stepper wires.

    Also, if you want to determine which 2 wires belong to which coil you can pick any 2 wires and twist them together. If you can still turn the stepper motor by hand, then the 2 wires are from different coils. If the 2 wires are from the same coil the stepper motor will be difficult to turn by hand.

    Of course a multimeter works well for this as described.

    Cheers,

    Peter

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    The 'Z' version of this machine usually comes with pirate software. Changing the direction of a stepper or the spindle can cause other issues entirely seperate from the Z axis. What version of Mach3 came with your machine? If its a USB machine, did it come with USB CNC software? This too is illegally altered software belonging to Planet CNC in Europe. If you can can supply more information about your machine, there are lots of people here with experience that will help you.

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