1. Getting started - Installing MASSO
  2. Warnings and Cautions
  3. Warranty
  4. Power On/Off Precautions
  5. Emergency Stop (E-Stop)
  6. Admin and User Passwords
  7. Graphical Interface
    1. Controller Alarms
  8. Touch Screen Interface
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Calibrating Tools
    1. Lathe Tool Calibration Steps
    2. Mill Tool Calibration Steps
  13. Work Offsets
  14. Conversational Programming
    1. Lathe Conversational Wizards
    2. Mill Conversational Wizards
  15. CAM Post Processors
    1. POST Processor Requirements
    2. Fusion 360
    3. SheetCAM
    4. Vectric VCarve and Vectric Aspire
    5. BobCAD-CAM
  16. Touch Probes & Plates
    1. Automatic Tool Zero
    2. Touch Plate
  17. Wi-Fi Connectivity
    1. MASSO Link Software
    2. Logging MASSO debug info
  18. Mounting and Mechanical Data
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. Plasma - Torch Height Control
    1. Hypertherm 45XP
    2. Proma Compact THC 150
    3. Torch Touch (floating head) Signal
    4. Torch Breakaway Signal
  23. Mill - Tool Changers
    1. Manual Tool Change
    2. Linear Tool Changer
    3. Umbrella Tool Changer
  24. 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
  25. Upgrading / Unlocking the Controller
  26. OEM Logo & Details
  27. Reporting Bugs and Issues

15.1.POST Processor Requirements

 

G Codes

  • G00 – Rapid move.
  • G01 – Linear interpolation.
  • G02 – Circular interpolation (Clockwise). Note: I, J & K value are relevant to the X, Y and Z values. R for radius and F for feedrate.
  • G03 – Circular interpolation (Counter Clockwise). Note: I, J & K value are relevant to the X, Y and Z values. R for radius and F for feedrate.
  • G04 – Dwell, P value in milliseconds.
  • G38.2 – Probing cycle used to find the top of the workpiece.
  • G92 – Temporary Work Offset, used to zero to the top of the workpiece. Used with G38.2 command.

 

M Codes

  • M03 – Plasma On, will switch on the output signal to turn on the plasma arc.
  • M05 – Plasma Off, will switch off the output signal to turn off the plasma arc.
  • M666 – Turn THC function Off, will switch off the internal THC control logic and during this time the Z axis position will not be changed by the torch height signals, only gcode commands can change the Z position.
  • M667 – Turn THC function On, will switch on the internal THC control logic and during this time the Z axis position will be changed by the torch height signals. THC will only work when the torch arc is first switched on via the M3 command.

 

Other important information

  • Torch touch to trigger switch offset distance is managed by MASSO and is setup during machine calibration, there is no need to set this value in CAM or POST.
  • The touch feedrate and machine maximum Z travel during touch to find the top of the material might be defined in CAM or POST. For example the Z-120 value can be a variable that the user can set as per the maximum machine Z travel in the torch touch code G38.2 Z-120 F200

 

Examples

Making a clockwise arc from X10 and Y20 position to X20 and Y10 position:
  • G01 X10 Y20 F200
  • G02 X20 Y10 J-10

 

Finding the top of the workpiece, the below two lines are required to find the top of the workpiece and then setting the Z offset to 0.00 so that the piercing and cutting heights can be referenced from this point:
  • G38.2 Z-120 F200
  • G92 Z0

 

 

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