CNC Installation and Setup

Here is a library of installation and set-up manuals for MachMotion's product line.

250 Series

250 Series

X15-250 Control

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1 Overview

1.1 Components

System Components:

  • X15-250 Control
  • Power Cable
  • Pendant (optional)
  • Documentation packet

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 Figure 1 - Power Cable

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Figure 2 - Optional Pendant

The documentation packet contains the following:

  • Power key for control startup
  • System backup USB drive
  • Backup copies of software installed on the control
  • System documentation
  • Control Information Packet

 Keep the documentation packet in a safe place.

 1.2 Specifications

See the X15-250 User Manual for details and specifications

 1.3 Requirements

Power requirements for the X15-250 are 100VAC-240VAC 50-60Hz.

 1.4 Tools Required

  • Phillips Screw Driver

2 Control Startup

2.1 Supplying Power

To power your control, begin by taking off the back cover of the control.  You need to remove 8 screws.

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Figure 3 - Back Panel

Next, plug in the black power cable. The cable plugs into the connector inside the hole on the top of the control as shown below.

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Top view

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Side view from inside control

Figure 4 - Power Cable

2.2 Turning on the Computer

Locate the keys in the white documentation box that came with the control.

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Figure 5 - Keys

Place one key into the keyhole at the back right hand side of the control as pictured below. Turn on the computer by rotating the key and then quickly releasing it.

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Figure 6  - PC Start

3 Shutting Down the Control

Note: Do not turn the key until the control’s software has completely shut down. Also, do not remove power from the machine until the control is completely off.

To power down the control rotate and release the key on the back right hand side of the control. Do not hold the key in the turned position, let it spring back immediately.

The system can also be shut down by clicking on the [Start] menu and then pressing [Shut Down]. The MachMotion control will turn off.

Warranty Information

MachMotion warranty policy is subject to change. Updated information is available at our website:
https://machmotion.com/warranty

 

The MachMotion Team
http://www.machmotion.com
14518 County Road 7240, Newburg, MO 65550
(573) 368-7399 • Fax (573) 341-2672

250 Series

X15-250-A1 Quick Start

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1 Getting Started

1.1 Reviewing Your Package

If you have not already, begin by opening up the package containing your control. You should see the following:

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Figure 1 CNC Control Package

Remove all the contents from the plastic bag.

Next locate the following items:

X15-250-A1 Control

Power Cables

White Envelope

The envelope contains the keys to turn on your control and backup copies of the software installed on your control. Make sure to store the envelope in a safe location in case something ever goes wrong.

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Figure 2 Power Cables

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Figure 3 Envelope

1.2 Mounting Your Control

If you purchased a mounting arm with your control, begin by assembling it using the Arm Assembly Instructions Manual. The manual can be found on the web at www.machmotion.com under Support, then Documentation.

However, if you did not receive a mounting arm, begin by mounting the control securely to your machine.

2 Starting Your Control

2.1 Supplying Power

To power your control, plug the black power cable from the control into 115VAC. The other end of the cable should be plugged into the connector inside the hole on the top of the control as shown below.

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Figure 4 Power Cable

2.2 Turning on Your Computer

Locate the keys inside the white envelope that came with your control.

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Figure 5 Keys

Place one key into the keyhole at the back right hand side of the control as pictured below. Turn on your control by rotating the key and then quickly releasing it.

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Figure 6 PC Start

2.3 Starting the Mach3 Software

The Mach3 software comes with three profiles, Mach3 Mill, Mach3 Plasma, and Mach3 Turn. Depending on what kind of machine you have, double click on the correct shortcut. Below are pictures of each profile’s shortcut:

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Figure 7 Profiles

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Figure 8 Mach3 Loader

On your desktop you will also find a shortcut for Mach3 Loader. This allows you to load any of the profiles from one location. Double clicking on the Mach3 Loader shortcut opens the following window:

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Figure 9 Loader

After double clicking on a profile or opening a profile from the Mach3 Loader, a window will come up asking you to agree to its legal notice.