MASSO Documentation

  1. Getting started - Wiring & Setting-up 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. Artcam
    3. BobCAD-CAM
    4. Fusion 360
    5. SheetCAM
    6. Vectric VCarve and Vectric Aspire
  17. Touch Probes & Plates
    1. Part Probing
    2. Automatic Tool Zero
    3. Touch Plate
  18. Wi-Fi Connectivity
  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. PlayStation 2 Controller
    23. Replacing Optocouplers
    24. 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
    6. Pragati BTP-63, BTP-80, BTP-100, BTP-125
  26. Upgrading / Unlocking the Controller
  27. OEM Logo & Details
  28. Reporting Bugs and Issues

Axis Calibration #


Setting Mechanical Parameters

Once all the electrical connections have been done, the system can be calibrated. Axis calibration can be done in the following simple steps:

Motor: Distance per revolution

    • First note down the pitch of your ball screw. Pitch defines how much the ball nut moves when the ball screw is turned exactly in one full rotation.
    • Next go to the “F1-Setup” screen of the controller, move cursor down to the X- Axis window (as an example) and enter the value as shown.
    • If the machine’s axis moves with timing belts or has a rack and pinion type setup then enter the amount of axis movement when the motor shaft is turned exactly in one full rotation. If this value is unknown or hard to calculate then the calibration wizard can be used which is explained on the bottom of this page.

 

Drive: Pulses per revolution

Servo and stepper motor drives have either switches or software tools to setup the drives Pulses Per Revolution (PPR) settings. These settings define how many pulses the drive will take to turn the motor shaft one complete revolution.

INFORMATION: Please refer to your motor drives documentation on how to setup PPR.

Maximum Feed Rate

All machines have their own limitation of maximum allowable speed depending on the hardware and safety limitations. The maximum feed rate value is used to check and make sure that the system does not exceed this value during operation. This value might be different for each axis depending on the design of that axis.

 

Acceleration

Depending on the moving mass and motor torque the acceleration value can be set for the axis.

 

Minimum & Maximum Travel

These values define the size as well as minimum and maximum values of the axis. In most setups this values is between 0.00 and some positive number, but in some cases such as Z axis of a milling machine this value can be negative as the axis home towards the top which is 0.00 but the actual machining happens in the negative direction that is towards the machine bed.

NOTE: The minimum and maximum travel also sets the soft limit of the axis and its very important to set this value with the exact travel of the axis.

 

 

Axis Calibration Wizard

If this axis distance per revolution value is unknown or hard to calculate then the Axis Calibration Wizard can be used, please CLICK HERE for details.

 

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Last updated on October 11, 2019
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