Z touch off puck vs ATlas tool length sensor

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Z touch off puck vs ATlas tool length sensor

Postby oldsinger » Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:30 pm

CNC newbie so bear with me here. First- what's the difference between the z-touch off puck and the ATlas tool length sensor?

Second- how do I use each of them? So far, I set up a workpiece and center the bit then use the touch off function next to the home machine button. How do I incorporate the puck into the sequence?

Third- how do I use the ATlas sensor? Do I use it to recalibrate a new tool if I have a tool change while running a routine that requires different tools?

Finally- my machine doesn't move over to the ATlas sensor, it falls a little short on both x and y.

Sorry for the length - butt these questions sum up where I am on the learning curve

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Re: Z touch off puck vs ATlas tool length sensor

Postby beltramidave » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:04 pm

Some reading for you.

You still need to touch off Z when using the tool length sensor after loading your first tool. Then when running a toolpath with multiple tool changes, the auto tool length sensor will do the work for you.
If the tool is not moving to the correct position (over the tool length sensor), then I believe that you will have to manually move it over the center of the sensor and touch of X and Y using the G59.3 work coordinate system.
Probably best to verify this with Len as this may be different based on the age of your machine.

http://www.probotix.com/wiki/index.php/Z_Touch-off_Puck
http://www.probotix.com/wiki/index.php/ ... gth_Sensor
http://www.probotix.com/wiki/index.php/ ... gth_Sensor

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Re: Z touch off puck vs ATlas tool length sensor

Postby oldsinger » Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:07 am

Thank you


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