MASSO Documentation

Multi-Head

INFORMATION: Multi-Head functionality for the MASSO G3 & G3 Touch will become available in future updates.


WARNING: This documentation is still being updated, is incomplete and subject to change.


INFORMATION: Some Multi-Head functions will need to be purchased as addons while others will be part of the standard MASSO software package.


What is Multi-Head

Main Spindle






Multi Spindle 1 - 4

Multi-Head Settings



F4 Tools & Work Offsets





Laser Pointer


  • Tool 111
  • The laser pointer tool is used to provide a reference point to zero your X & Y axis.
  • Selecting a point on your stock and zeroing your X & Y coordinates will automatically transfer them to the other spindles on your machine.
  • The laser pointer can be used to do a dry run of your machined part to ensure that it will fit on your stock.
  • A TTL output can be assigned to turn the laser pointer on and off and will automatically turn on when the Laser pointer is selected. This can be done using a MASSO relay if needed.



Laser pointer Output


Multi-Head Settings




Laser Engraving/Cutting


  • Tool 112
  • This Laser is used for engraving and cutting and requires to be used with a laser capable of being connected to a TTL output.
  • It's intensity is controlled by PWM
  • PWM is controlled by the S command when if Laser mode.
  • The X, Y & Z offset relative to the main spindle can be entered in the Multi-Head Setting page
  • A dedicated PWM output is provided on MASSO output 11 and must be configured as Laser Engraving/Cutting. No other output can be used for PWM output.



Assigning Laser output


Multi-Head Setting




PLASMA Torch


  • Tool 113
  • This integrates Plasma and Mill into the same software so that a user with a dual machine does not need to switch between software to use one or the other.
  • The X, Y & Z offset relative to the main spindle can be entered in the Multi-Head Setting page
  • THC support will be provided via the MASSO DTHC module only.
  • The MASSO DTHC module has been developed to work exclusively with and integrate into the Plasma Torch Multi-Head software.
  • A dedicated input is provided on MASSO input 9 for the MASSO DTHC Input. No other input can be used for the MASSO DTHC input.



Assigning MASSO DTHC Input


Multi-Head Setting



WaterJet



Scribe Tool



Pen 1 & 2



Camera