Soft Limit Procedure for Mini Mill

Assumes limit switches are not installed on your machine. Step 1. Disable input switches except the E-stop switch Navigate to Ports and Pins

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Disable input switches except the E-stop switch Disable all of these switches except the Estop switch Paul Wilson and Joe Katona 6-23-12 .Step 1.

Navigate to Homing and limits Paul Wilson and Joe Katona 6-23-12 .

Input these values into your table Do not change your polarity settings. but copy all of the other settings in this table You do not need to change these settings. These will act as preliminary settings that will later be optimized. either (home neg and auto zero) Paul Wilson and Joe Katona 6-23-12 .Input these numbers into the table.

go to your mini mill….table full to the front Z-.full up Paul Wilson and Joe Katona 6-23-12 .No. Jog your 3 axes in these directions: X-..table full to the right Y-.

Now. go back to Mach3….. Click on “Machine Coordinates” A red border will show when selected Click on Machine coordinates Paul Wilson and Joe Katona 6-23-12 .

Z will show “0” afterward. Click on Ref All Home Paul Wilson and Joe Katona 6-23-12 . Click on “Ref All Home” Values in X.Y..Still on Mach3…. Your machine should not move.

No. Paul Wilson and Joe Katona 6-23-12 .. Jog your machine to any location within the working envelope: Make it at least 2 inches from any hard stop. go to your mini mill again….

Click on “Machine Coordinates” to return to working coordinates The red border will disappear Click on Machine coordinates to deselect Paul Wilson and Joe Katona 6-23-12 . go back to Mach3….Now..

. Click on “Soft Limits” to enable. but it will on your system if you are connected to your machine). A green border will appear around the switch (the green border does not show in the photo.Still on Mach3…. Click on Soft Limits Paul Wilson and Joe Katona 6-23-12 . Your soft limits are now enabled.

Optimizing your soft limit positions… Revise these values to optimize travel on your machine Paul Wilson and Joe Katona 6-23-12 .

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