Secret HOME button on VR Milling V 2 & V 5

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Secret HOME button on VR Milling V 2 & V 5

Post by bradders » Thu 23 Feb , 2006 16:40 pm

Secret HOME button on VR Milling Ver 2
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Post by bradders » Thu 23 Feb , 2006 16:40 pm

How to press the secret home button in VR milling
Double click on the area to the left between the home all and home z buttons.

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Why use the secret Home button?

Post by Steve » Thu 02 Mar , 2006 14:40 pm

The reason you may want to do this is normally for fault diagnosis reasons.

If a machine will not go to home for some reason. It could be that there is a piece of work jamming the slide or a build up of swarf. You may want to jog the slide away from home to allow you to clear the obstruction.

By pressing the secret button you are allowed to get into Jog mode without going through the home procedure.

Once you have resolved the problem you should go back to HOME and HOME ALL AXES before operating the machine :!:

Never operate the machine in Auto mode without homing the slide as the position the slide is in when you click the magic button is where the home position would have been set :!: :!: :!:

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Post by Denford Admin » Thu 25 May , 2006 16:49 pm

In Version 2 Milling:
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In Version 5 Milling:
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Re: Secret HOME button on VR Milling V 2 & V 5

Post by Steve » Tue 12 Jan , 2010 21:07 pm

Note: Once you have clicked the secret home button the JOG option becomes available.

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Re: Secret HOME button on VR Milling V 2 & V 5

Post by davidfhu » Mon 05 Jul , 2010 10:10 am

I am impressed.

Does it work if I hit the E-Button? My new users always stuck, when they hit the E-Button.
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Re: Secret HOME button on VR Milling V 2 & V 5

Post by Denford Admin » Mon 05 Jul , 2010 10:18 am

Hitting e.stop will always force the software into HOME mode - this is because under emergency stop, the axis positions are cleared.

It will be possible to use secret home once emergency stop is released.
Note that this function should only be used if there has been an accident with the machine, and an axis needs moving before it can home out as normal.

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Re: Secret HOME button on VR Milling V 2 & V 5

Post by davidfhu » Mon 05 Jul , 2010 10:38 am

Hi, Denford Admin.

Point Taken. Thank you.
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Re: Secret HOME button on VR Milling V 2 & V 5

Post by o1543andy » Sat 27 Aug , 2011 16:56 pm

Can you help us out , my z axis seems to be sticking . Can i use this method to get it out ? it seems to be trying to go -50 for some reson ? not sure how to get out of this ?

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