View Full Version : Need Help! floating head

05-12-2013, 11:22 PM
Hi all, i have a slight problem with my cnc machine. I am not sure if the problem is with sheetcam or mach3. When the floating head touches down and activates the switch the floating head stops, like it should, but then the gantry will move in the x/y axis slightly before lifting up. since this happens the cuts don't finish by about quarter inch or so. Any information would be appreciated. So if its cutting a circle the floating head will touch down, move in the x/y cut path direction , z will go back up to specified offset, then start cutting, when the cut comes back around it stops where floating head touched down originally and not where it moves to before going back up, thus not completely cutting out the part.

here is the g code as well.

N0110 G31 Z -100 F19.685
N0120 G92 Z-0.3200
N0130 G00 X0.0572 Y5.8088
N0140 Z0.0000
N0150 M03

Im new to this whole thing but to me seems like i have an offset set somewhere in Sheetcam but not sure where?

06-30-2013, 09:18 PM
Did you get this taken care of? What post processor were you using?