Newbie Z won’t move/cut in program


Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Z won’t move/cut in program

  1. #1
    Registered antonfuntek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Posts
    13
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Z won’t move/cut in program

    Hi all,

    As my post states, I’m new to CNC and Mach 3. I purchased a KL-6090 CNC router from a place in the Chicago area. A desktop with 32 bit Windows 7 and Mach 3 (licensed) was included. I’m attempting my first cuts with machine and the Z is not moving when I load the g-code and start. All 3 axis move just fine when I use the keyboard. The test piece was produced in Aspire and saved out as both a Mach 3 .txt file and a Wincnc .tap file with both files netting the same result. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Anton

    Similar Threads:


  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Oakland CA USA
    Posts
    4796
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Z won’t move/cut in program

    That's odd - usually an axis that will jog from the keyboard will respond to g-code commands. What happens when you give it a command like G01Z2.5F10 in the MDI panel (make sure there's room for that move)? Do you have any soft limits set in Z?

    Andrew Werby
    https://computersculpture.com/


  3. #3
    Registered antonfuntek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Posts
    13
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Z won’t move/cut in program

    I think I saw 50 in a soft limits field somewhere, but I don’t even know where to find that info. As for the command, do I enter it just as you typed it above and hit enter? (I’ll move the cutter to the center of the wood and re-zero)



  4. #4
    Registered antonfuntek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Posts
    13
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Z won’t move/cut in program

    Just to follow up on the command, when I executed the command the cutter moved up slowly and stopped at +2.500



Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


About CNCzone.com

    We are the largest and most active discussion forum for manufacturing industry. The site is 100% free to join and use, so join today!

Follow us on


Our Brands

Z won’t move/cut in program

Z won’t move/cut in program