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

17.2.Touch Plate

Using touch plate and G38.2 for part zero:

With MASSO you can easily and quickly zero your part using the following example as a starting point:

Step 1:

Wiring your probe input to MASSO

Step 2:

Setup the MASSO input to take probe signal and make sure to invert the input signal by pressing the space key while the input being selected. Inverting the input signal might or might not be required depending on your wiring setup, basically when the touch plate is not touching the tool then the signal should show L.

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

Step 3:

Measure the touch plate, in this example its 20mm

Step 4:

Using the Jog/Rap commands in F3 screen position the tool on top of the touch plate and issue the following Gcode command through MDI or run as a Gcode file which will move the tool downwards towards and touch the touch plate and stop

  • G38.2 Z-20 F200
  • G92 Z20
  • G0 Z50
  • M30

Step 5:

The tool will move down towards the touch plate at a feedrate of 200mm/min

Step 6:

Once the system stops after touching the touch piece, it will rapidly move up 30mm from the touch piece

Step 7:

Now the top of the work piece has been set to zero, please remove the touch plate and giving a “Z0” command will move the Z axis towards the work piece and will stop and touch the tool on top of the work piece 

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Last updated on February 19, 2019
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