5.Getting started - Installing MASSO
Our dedicated CNC controllers are designed from the ground up on a custom-built hardware platform that includes all the inputs and outputs to control machine axis, spindles etc. All the required hardware is built into the system and the user only needs to connect an LCD screen through VGA cable and a standard USB keyboard. With our unique dedicated architecture, the machine can be controlled without requiring any PC.
Connecting power to the MASSO
The MASSO power supply is located at the up-right corner of the controller as seen in the picture below. The MASSO will power on instantly if it is power in the cable. There is no switch button on the controller.
Connecting a screen
MASSO uses a standard 15 pin female VGA connector (1024 x 768 screen resolution)
Connecting Keyboard & Mouse
Standard USB Keyboard & Mouse can be connected to MASSO, both wired and wireless devices are supported. If more than 2 USB ports are required then a USB HUB can also be connected.
CAUTION: Avoid using unbranded Keyboard and Mouse as they are known to cause issues.
Upgrading / Unlocking the Controller
Connecting the MASSO to your CNC machine
Since every CNC machine is different this procedure varies for each machine. It is our ambition to have instructions for the most common machines, you can find these under Setup and Calibration.
Wiring Stepper or Servo motor drives
MASSO is compatible with a wide range of motor drives. The connection for each varies. Please refer to the link for more details: Setting up Servo/Stepper Motor Connections
Setting up the door input
Door input must be setup even if its not required on the unit.
Setting the F1-screen
The “F1 – Setup” Screen displays current machine status and all vital information such as controller and external power supplies status. Click the link for more details F1 – Setup Screen
Calibrating the axis
Before you can start using your machine you need to setup axis homing.