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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-25-2014, 06:33 AM Thread Starter
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We have had to reset our Z-Axis manually several times now. I understand we need to set the Z limit per job depending on switching up the materials, however, once a week or so after turning on and homing the CNC Router the Z-Axis reading is way off.

It is not a huge deal to have to reset it manually, however, I was told that this should only have to be done every 6 months or so. I am worried there is a problem within the computer itself, or perhaps a sensor. Any advice?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-16-2014, 03:04 PM
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Is your program stand alone or run thru Windows? Windows has a problem with timing thru the parallel port and it shows up especially as the machine ages and doesn't put out a full 5 volts to the port. I'm not sure why but the problem always shows up on the z axis first. Eighty percent of the mills I repaired using Mach3 controls were fixed by replacing the computer or switching over to linuxcnc.
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