Mach 3 Configuration for Zen Toolworks 3 Axis Stepper Motor Driver Board

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Start your Mach3 by double clicking Mach3Loader on your desktop, or in Start -> Programs -> Mach3 -> Mach3Loader.

Create a New Profile and give it any name you wish (like Zen CNC).

Select the configuration name and click the Okay button to load Mach3 main program.


NOTE: This configuration assumes you are using Millimeters as the unit of measurement. We do not give instruction to set or change the units in Mach3 as they default to Millimeters as well and should only be changed during the initial setup of the whole system. If you change the unit of measurement from Millimeters to Inches later, you will have to reconfigure the whole system again.


portpins
Choose "config->Ports and Pins"
PortSetupAndAxisSelection
Choose "config->Ports and Pins"|frame|none|1. From "Port Setup and Axis Selection" tag. 2.For Port #1, check "Port Enabled". 3. Varify the Port Address. 4. Select Kernel Speed. 5. Click on "OK"


MotorOutputs
Choose "config->Ports and Pins"|frame|none|1. From "Port Setup and Axis Selection" tag. 2.For Port #1, check "Port Enabled". 3. Varify the Port Address. 4. Select Kernel Speed. 5. Click on "OK"|frame|none|1. From "Motor Outputs"; 2. Make sure the settings as shown. 3. Click on "Apply"


OutputSingals
Choose "config->Ports and Pins"|frame|none|1. From "Port Setup and Axis Selection" tag. 2.For Port #1, check "Port Enabled". 3. Varify the Port Address. 4. Select Kernel Speed. 5. Click on "OK"|frame|none|1. From "Motor Outputs"; 2. Make sure the settings as shown. 3. Click on "Apply"|thumb|none|

1. Select "Output Signals"

2. Set the values for "Digit Trig" as shown

3. Set the values for "Output #1" as shown - This is the Spindle Relay switch

4. Click on "Apply"


SpindleSetup
Choose "config->Ports and Pins"|frame|none|1. From "Port Setup and Axis Selection" tag. 2.For Port #1, check "Port Enabled". 3. Varify the Port Address. 4. Select Kernel Speed. 5. Click on "OK"|frame|none|1. From "Motor Outputs"; 2. Make sure the settings as shown. 3. Click on "Apply"|thumb|none|

1. Select "Output Signals"

2. Set the values for "Digit Trig" as shown

3. Set the values for "Output #1" as shown - This is the Spindle Relay switch

4. Click on "Apply"|thumb|none|

1. If you are using the Relay, make sure to uncheck the box to "enable" it


motortuning
Choose "config->Ports and Pins"|frame|none|1. From "Port Setup and Axis Selection" tag. 2.For Port #1, check "Port Enabled". 3. Varify the Port Address. 4. Select Kernel Speed. 5. Click on "OK"|frame|none|1. From "Motor Outputs"; 2. Make sure the settings as shown. 3. Click on "Apply"|thumb|none|

1. Select "Output Signals"

2. Set the values for "Digit Trig" as shown

3. Set the values for "Output #1" as shown - This is the Spindle Relay switch

4. Click on "Apply"|thumb|none|

1. If you are using the Relay, make sure to uncheck the box to "enable" it|thumb|none|

1. From the main Mach3 window, select config->motor tunings

XMotor
Choose "config->Ports and Pins"|frame|none|1. From "Port Setup and Axis Selection" tag. 2.For Port #1, check "Port Enabled". 3. Varify the Port Address. 4. Select Kernel Speed. 5. Click on "OK"|frame|none|1. From "Motor Outputs"; 2. Make sure the settings as shown. 3. Click on "Apply"|thumb|none|

1. Select "Output Signals"

2. Set the values for "Digit Trig" as shown

3. Set the values for "Output #1" as shown - This is the Spindle Relay switch

4. Click on "Apply"|thumb|none|

1. If you are using the Relay, make sure to uncheck the box to "enable" it|thumb|none|

1. From the main Mach3 window, select config->motor tunings|thumb|none|

1. Select "X Axis"

2. Set values for "Steps per unit"

3. Set value for "Velocity"

4. Click on "Save Axis Settings"

YMotor
Choose "config->Ports and Pins"|frame|none|1. From "Port Setup and Axis Selection" tag. 2.For Port #1, check "Port Enabled". 3. Varify the Port Address. 4. Select Kernel Speed. 5. Click on "OK"|frame|none|1. From "Motor Outputs"; 2. Make sure the settings as shown. 3. Click on "Apply"|thumb|none|

1. Select "Output Signals"

2. Set the values for "Digit Trig" as shown

3. Set the values for "Output #1" as shown - This is the Spindle Relay switch

4. Click on "Apply"|thumb|none|

1. If you are using the Relay, make sure to uncheck the box to "enable" it|thumb|none|

1. From the main Mach3 window, select config->motor tunings|thumb|none|

1. Select "X Axis"

2. Set values for "Steps per unit"

3. Set value for "Velocity"

4. Click on "Save Axis Settings" |thumb|none|

1. Select "Y Axis"

2. Set values for "Steps per unit"

3. Set value for "Velocity"

4. Click on "Save Axis Settings"

ZMotor
Choose "config->Ports and Pins"|frame|none|1. From "Port Setup and Axis Selection" tag. 2.For Port #1, check "Port Enabled". 3. Varify the Port Address. 4. Select Kernel Speed. 5. Click on "OK"|frame|none|1. From "Motor Outputs"; 2. Make sure the settings as shown. 3. Click on "Apply"|thumb|none|

1. Select "Output Signals"

2. Set the values for "Digit Trig" as shown

3. Set the values for "Output #1" as shown - This is the Spindle Relay switch

4. Click on "Apply"|thumb|none|

1. If you are using the Relay, make sure to uncheck the box to "enable" it|thumb|none|

1. From the main Mach3 window, select config->motor tunings|thumb|none|

1. Select "X Axis"

2. Set values for "Steps per unit"

3. Set value for "Velocity"

4. Click on "Save Axis Settings" |thumb|none|

1. Select "Y Axis"

2. Set values for "Steps per unit"

3. Set value for "Velocity"

4. Click on "Save Axis Settings" |thumb|none|

1. Select "Z Axis"

2. Set values for "Steps per unit"

3. Set value for "Velocity"

4. Click on "Save Axis Settings"

ResetGreen
Choose "config->Ports and Pins"|frame|none|1. From "Port Setup and Axis Selection" tag. 2.For Port #1, check "Port Enabled". 3. Varify the Port Address. 4. Select Kernel Speed. 5. Click on "OK"|frame|none|1. From "Motor Outputs"; 2. Make sure the settings as shown. 3. Click on "Apply"|thumb|none|

1. Select "Output Signals"

2. Set the values for "Digit Trig" as shown

3. Set the values for "Output #1" as shown - This is the Spindle Relay switch

4. Click on "Apply"|thumb|none|

1. If you are using the Relay, make sure to uncheck the box to "enable" it|thumb|none|

1. From the main Mach3 window, select config->motor tunings|thumb|none|

1. Select "X Axis"

2. Set values for "Steps per unit"

3. Set value for "Velocity"

4. Click on "Save Axis Settings" |thumb|none|

1. Select "Y Axis"

2. Set values for "Steps per unit"

3. Set value for "Velocity"

4. Click on "Save Axis Settings" |thumb|none|

1. Select "Z Axis"

2. Set values for "Steps per unit"

3. Set value for "Velocity"

4. Click on "Save Axis Settings" |thumb|none|

After you come back to the main window, the big red "Reset" button is blinking. Click on it to stop the blinking

remote
Choose "config->Ports and Pins"|frame|none|1. From "Port Setup and Axis Selection" tag. 2.For Port #1, check "Port Enabled". 3. Varify the Port Address. 4. Select Kernel Speed. 5. Click on "OK"|frame|none|1. From "Motor Outputs"; 2. Make sure the settings as shown. 3. Click on "Apply"|thumb|none|

1. Select "Output Signals"

2. Set the values for "Digit Trig" as shown

3. Set the values for "Output #1" as shown - This is the Spindle Relay switch

4. Click on "Apply"|thumb|none|

1. If you are using the Relay, make sure to uncheck the box to "enable" it|thumb|none|

1. From the main Mach3 window, select config->motor tunings|thumb|none|

1. Select "X Axis"

2. Set values for "Steps per unit"

3. Set value for "Velocity"

4. Click on "Save Axis Settings" |thumb|none|

1. Select "Y Axis"

2. Set values for "Steps per unit"

3. Set value for "Velocity"

4. Click on "Save Axis Settings" |thumb|none|

1. Select "Z Axis"

2. Set values for "Steps per unit"

3. Set value for "Velocity"

4. Click on "Save Axis Settings" |thumb|none|

After you come back to the main window, the big red "Reset" button is blinking. Click on it to stop the blinking|thumb|none|

Push on "Tab" key on your keyboard, the remote control will pop up on the right hand side of the screen. You can click on X, Y and Z. Do it with care. Always remember that the "Esc" key on the key board will stop any movement.

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