MPS MicroMill 2000HD/LE

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13 Mar 2019 04:00 #128483 by ant0ny
I have acquired this little baby that has done literally one job after it was purchased and left in a corner for... well... for me to say "hay I'll take that home so we don't have to trip over it anymore"

I have it setup on Linux and it seems to be working perfectly. I would like to setup endstops but I wanted to ask. Is it necessary to have Min and Max micro switches for X and Y axis?

I come from the 3D Printer world that generally just uses one stop and travel distance. I see in the config it has distance for each axis so I am sure it will work with just one.

I just wanted to make sure if there was any reason I should have + and - switches on X and Y before I start to make brackets and wire them.



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13 Mar 2019 08:08 #128493 by pl7i92
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you only need Home/Ref Switches
the Software ENDswitches / Workroom wont let you go over this limits

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13 Mar 2019 08:34 #128496 by ant0ny
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Thanks, I thought this was the case... I just wanted to make sure there was some other reason they are both needed.

All the googling on small Mills seems predominantly coming up with people putting on both switches for each axis... except Z of course.

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13 Mar 2019 12:05 #128504 by pl7i92
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you can Have all 6 Switches at one port
and then you are SAFE for Hypermill
like this Video shows
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14 Mar 2019 13:58 - 14 Mar 2019 13:58 #128583 by andypugh
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ant0ny wrote: Thanks, I thought this was the case... I just wanted to make sure there was some other reason they are both needed.


Having overtravel sensors can be useful on servo machines where runaway is a possibility due to component failure. They are less necessary (though do no harm) on a stepper machine where runaway is rather less likely.
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15 Mar 2019 02:02 #128627 by ant0ny
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Andy yeah in the end I am putting overall travel stops on X and Y.

The packet of switches had 5... so I will just go with Min on Z for the moment.

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