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Old 08-04-2018, 09:44 PM
Mark Maslonkowski Mark Maslonkowski is offline
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Default Manually Z each tool x3

How would I go about manually setting the Z height for tool 1, tool 2, and tool 3 on my x3? I ask because the built in off set doesn’t seem to be accurate.
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Old 08-05-2018, 09:24 PM
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Gary Campbell Gary Campbell is offline
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Here is how I test this:

Check for play in the Z first by using a 1 by 2 and prying up/down to see if there is any movement

Measure T1, then bring it back down to the surface til Z reads zero by typing in "Z0" and pressing enter. I used feeler gauges to test just how far, if any the bit is off

Do the same for T2 and T3 checking to see if there is a variance.

Write any differences down and let us know what you find.
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:19 PM
rcrawford rcrawford is offline
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To manually set the offsets for each tool for ATC machines, lower the tool to where you want Z0 to be and type in M37Z0H1 for tool 1.

Depending how your wincnc.ini file is set up, you might have to type in M37Z0T1 instead.

Do the same for tool 2 and 3 (using either H2, H3 or T2, T3).
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