1. Getting started - Installing MASSO
  2. Warnings and Cautions
  3. Warranty
  4. MASSO Accessories
    1. Homing Sensor
    2. Optical Encoder
  5. Power On/Off Precautions
  6. Emergency Stop (E-Stop)
  7. Admin and User Passwords
  8. Graphical Interface
    1. Controller Alarms
  9. Touch Screen Interface
  10. Keyboard and Key Shortcuts
    1. Setting time
    2. Homing the machine
    3. Rapid/Jog
    4. MDI command
    5. Creating New G-Code Files
    6. Editing G-Code
    7. Resetting Job Counter
  11. Supported G & M-Codes
    1. G00 - Rapid Motion
    2. G01 - Linear Interpolation Motion
    3. G02 – Circular Interpolation (Clockwise)
    4. G03 – Circular Interpolation (Counter Clockwise)
    5. G04 – Dwell
    6. G10 – Set Work Offset Values
    7. G17 – XY Plane Selection
    8. G18 – ZX Plane Selection
    9. G19 – YZ Plane Selection
    10. G20 – Set Machine Units To Inches
    11. G21 – Set Machine Units To Millimetres
    12. G28 – Return To Machine Home
    13. G32 – Threading Cycle
    14. G38.2 – Straight Probe Cycle
    15. G53 – Move In Absolute Machine Coordinates
    16. G54 to G59 – Select Work Offset Coordinate System
    17. G73 – High Speed Peck Drilling
    18. G80 – Cancel Modal Motion
    19. G81 – Drilling Cycle
    20. G82 – Drilling Canned Cycle With Dwell
    21. G83 – Peck Drilling For Deeper Holes
    22. G90 – Set Distance Mode To Absolute
    23. G91 – Set Distance Mode To Incremental
    24. G92 – Temporary Work Offset
    25. G92.1 – Cancel Temporary Work Offset
    26. G93 – Inverse Time Mode
    27. G94 – Units Per Minute Mode
    28. G96 – Turn on Constant Surface Speed (CSS)
    29. G97 – Turn off Constant Surface Speed (CSS)
    30. G98 – Canned Cycle – Retract Back To The Initial Z
    31. G99 – Canned Cycle – Retract Back To R Plane
    32. M00 – Program Stop
    33. M01 – Optional Program Stop
    34. M02 – Program End
    35. M03 – Spindle ON (Clockwise)
    36. M03 – Plasma Torch ON
    37. M04 – Spindle ON (Counter Clockwise)
    38. M05 – Spindle OFF
    39. M05 – Plasma Torch OFF
    40. M06 – Tool Change
    41. M07 – Turn Mist Coolant On
    42. M08 – Turn Flood Coolant On
    43. M09 – To Turn All Coolant Off
    44. M10 – Chuck Or Rotary Table Clamp On
    45. M11 – Chuck Or Rotary Table Clamp Off
    46. M30 – End The Program And Rewind
    47. M62 – Turn On Digital Output Synchronized With Motion
    48. M63 – Turn Off Digital Output Synchronized With Motion
    49. M666 – Plasma – Turn THC Function Off
    50. M667 – Plasma – Turn THC Function On
    51. M98 & M99 – Sub Program Call
  12. Loading & Running G-Code
    1. Load File Menu
    2. Running G-Code Programs
    3. Stopping Program (Feed Hold)
    4. Resuming Program or Jump to Line
    5. Restarting Program from Start
    6. Auto Loading G-code
  13. Calibrating Tools
    1. Lathe Tool Calibration Steps
    2. Mill Tool Calibration Steps
  14. Work Offsets
  15. Conversational Programming
    1. Lathe Conversational Wizards
    2. Mill Conversational Wizards
  16. CAM Post Processors
    1. POST Processor Requirements
    2. Fusion 360
    3. SheetCAM
    4. Vectric VCarve and Vectric Aspire
    5. BobCAD-CAM
  17. Touch Probes & Plates
    1. Automatic Tool Zero
    2. Touch Plate
  18. Wi-Fi Connectivity
    1. MASSO Link Software
    2. Logging MASSO debug info
  19. Mounting and Mechanical Data
  20. Setup and Calibration
    1. Power Connector
    2. Connecting Display
    3. E-Stop
    4. Door Input
    5. Save & Load Settings
    6. Setting default units to mm or inches
    7. Axis Calibration
    8. Axis Calibration Wizard
    9. Slave Axis
    10. Backlash Compensation
    11. Homing / Home Inputs
    12. Spindle Connector
    13. Spindle RPM Encoder
    14. List of Configurable Inputs
    15. List of Configurable Outputs
    16. TTL Outputs
    17. Relay Driver Outputs
    18. MPG Pendant
    19. Tower Lights
    20. Analog Inputs
    21. Serial Port
    22. MODBUS
    23. PlayStation 2 Controller
    24. Replacing Optocouplers
    25. Installing or Replacing Backup Battery
  21. Motors & Drives Connections
    1. Teknic - ClearPath
    2. Gecko 203V
    3. Gecko G340
    4. Gecko G540
    5. Leadshine MX4660
    6. Leadshine CS-D1008
    7. Longs Motors
    8. CNCdrive - DG4S-16035
    9. DMM - Dynamic Motor Motion
    10. VEXTA
    11. Viper
    12. Mitsubishi - MR-J3
    13. PoStep60
    14. Panasonic
    15. Automation Technology Inc.
    16. Hiwin
  22. Spindle Drives (VFDs)
    1. Bosch Rexroth VFD
    2. Delta C200 VFD
    3. Delta MS300 VFD
    4. Delta VFD-M
    5. Yuhuan Huanyang
    6. Lenze VFD
    7. Hitachi VFD
    8. TECO Westinghouse VFD
    9. Schneider Altivar 18
    10. Mitsubishi FR-D720S-100
  23. Plasma - Torch Height Control
    1. Hypertherm 45XP
    2. Proma Compact THC 150
    3. Torch Touch (floating head) Signal
    4. Torch Breakaway Signal
  24. Mill - Tool Changers
    1. Manual Tool Change
    2. Linear Tool Changer
    3. Umbrella Tool Changer
  25. Lathe - Tool Changers
    1. Manual Tool Change
    2. Linear - Gang Type Setup
    3. 4 Station Turret
    4. 4 Bit Digital Signal Output Turret
    5. Hercus PC200 - 8 Tool Turret
  26. Upgrading / Unlocking the Controller
  27. OEM Logo & Details
  28. Reporting Bugs and Issues

17.1.Automatic Tool Zero

From v3.21 MASSO supports automatic tool zero option. This feature is specially very useful on machines which dont have the option for precise tool holders, after the initial setup the user just has to load a tool into the spindle and MASSO will move the tool to the predefined tool setter location, zero the tool automatically before going back to the machining position.

Step 1:

Wiring your tool setter input to MASSO

Step 2:

Setup the MASSO input to take tool setter signal and make sure to invert the input signal as required by pressing the space key.

NOTE: please make sure that the status of the tool setter input shows L when the tool is not touching tool setter and only shows H when the tool touches the tool setter.

 

Step 3:

Measure the location of the tool setter from the centre of the tool setter to the X and Y home positions. An easy way of doing this is to jog the tool to the centre of the tool setter after homing the machine and noting down the X and Y values of the machine coordinates.

Step 4:

Next measure a safe distance of the Z axis from the top 0.00 (home) position to the estimated length of the longest tool. This value is used to fist do a rapid movement towards the tool setter to save time and then use the user specified feedrate to touch the tool setter. 

Step 5:

Enter the above measured values into the Auto Tool Zero window, enable auto tool zero and X/Y position enable as required. Please also assign the tool zero feedrate.

WARNING: Tool zero feedrate and Z safe values must be carefully calculated as these values might result in tool crashing into the tool setter or the machine.

Step 6: Using the tool for machining

  1. Once the tool height has been calibrated by the Auto Tool Zero logic either after homing the machine or changing the tool, move the axis to the desired location using JOG.
  2. For example you would like to set the machine table as your Z 0.00,
  3. Move the Z axis down and by using a piece of paper between the tool tip and the machine, slowly jog the Z axis down until the piece of paper is locked.
  4. At this stage (DO NOT MOVE THE Z AXIS) goto F4 screen and double click G54 in the work offsets list.
  5. In the small window with the G54 data, click the autoload button next to the Z axis and the machine position will load the Z value.
  6. Click save.
  7. Now as G54 is the default work offset that gets loaded on power up, the top of the machine bed will always be Z0.00
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Last updated on February 19, 2019
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