G-Code Axis Spindle Setup - Mach3

Steps to setup a g-code axis spindle:

 

In HiCON plugin menu (Config --> Config Plugins --> M3HiCON Config), select the spindle axis and set the spindle type to "Gcode Axis":

 

Mach3-Hicon-Configuration.png 

Press [OK] to save changes.

 

Next, setup the axis and spindle calibration in motor tuning (Config --> Motor Tuning). For the axis tuning, steps are per degree and velocity would be degree per minute. For spindle, step are per revolution and velocity is revolutions per minute.

 

Mach3-Motor.png 


Click [Save Axis Settings] after making changes to either axis or spindle tuning. 

 

Also setup spindle pulleys:

 

Mach3-Spindle-Pulleys.png 

This is the spindle rpm. If you command M3 S1750, the motor will run 3000rpm, or the max velocity defined in motor tuning.

 

***Note: 

If the spindle speed is not changing correctly, delete linearity.dat out of your current profile's macro folder.

 

 

Keywords: 10976, Gcode

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