This probing cycle is available from both inside and outside probing cycle pages. Shown as on MASSO G3 / MASSO Touch and on G2
It is used to locate the center of an object such as a hole or a pocket.
The probing will occur at the speed entered in the Probing Feedrate box
Probing the center of an object is an automatic 4 probe cycle process and after each touching the side the probe will rapid back to the stating position of the next probing before starting the next probe.
Enter the Probe diameter into the Probe Diameter box
X & Y offsets can be used to compensate for errors or offset the probe from the Spindle because it is in a position different from the spindle.
The X & Y Position boxes are used to define the working coordinate at the completion of the probing cycle.
The probing cycle can be stopped by pressing the same or a different probing cycle button.
As of Software version 5.0 and above the user can select which Work offset the probe result will be applied to by selecting a appropriate work offset button before starting the probing cycle. Please be aware that only the selected work offset will be updated.
INFORMATION: You can only probe the inside of a part to find center. You cannot probe the outside of a part to find center.
Center Probing Cycle
- The probe will move in the -X direction at the specified Probing feed rate until it touches the part.
- The probe will move in the -Y direction at the specified Probing feed rate until it touches the part.
- The DRO will be updated with the values shown in the X & Y Position boxes
INFORMATION: If you select the wrong probing cycle by mistake, Press Feed hold or ESC on the keyboard. This will bring probing to a halt and you can select the correct one.