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Setting Axis Direction
Let's start by making sure each axis is connected
properly. With your motors connected as outlined last
month, power up your controller power supply and PC.
Start Mach 3 and observe the Reset button in the lower
left of the window. When first started, this button will be
flashing red and green. This tells you the machine is in
reset mode. Hit the button, and it should turn to a solid
green as shown in Figure 1.
Part 5 —
That’s a Wrap
This month, we are going to perform a few tests and tune your
machine. Once tuned, you will run a break-in program for a few hours
and then retune your machine. This will wrap up our series, so you
should be ready to put your CNC to use.