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Old 07-07-2018, 10:40 PM
jwize101 jwize101 is offline
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Default Panther Y travel question

Hello all,

I am in the process of putting T-Tracks in my spoil board. I have a panther 508. My question is what is the max Y travel? I had to clear my blue boxes with G49 for a part of my table and when I was manually surfacing the table I was starting to cut the black on the back of the table that is farther than normal. I went and looked and didn't see any limit switches on the back of the gantry. My current position on the table for Y is 101 and did not know if I could cut more or am I already to far for the machine.

Thanks for the help,

Jason
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Old 07-08-2018, 08:05 AM
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Jog it slowly while looking at the bearings and stop it just before they hit the frame. That's your max travel.
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Old 07-08-2018, 10:20 AM
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You can get the exact set limits for your machine merely by looking at your WinCNC.INI file. :) I did that when I was working on my own spoil board setup so I could surface things out as far as possible without tripping the limits. It was more than an inch beyond the "published" table length, as a matter of fact.

You may actually need to temporarily adjust your Z-limit if you'll be cutting directly into your factory table for the tee tracks as Camaster has things setup so that you're less prone to damaging your table beyond a short plunge. Very short.
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Old 07-08-2018, 11:49 AM
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Thanks for your response. Jim, where can I find the WinCNC.INI file? Sorry for the newbie question.
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Old 07-08-2018, 12:53 PM
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C:\WinCNC\wincnc.ini
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Old 07-08-2018, 01:46 PM
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Awesome!!! Thank you!
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