MASSO Documentation

Axis Calibration Wizard

Axis calibration wizard can be used to calibrate axis where the calibration values of the mechanical setup are unknown or hard to calculate axis. This may be due to multiple ratios on the axis such as timing belts and rack & pinion designs.

INFORMATION: If your Axis maximum and minimum travel is not set correctly you may not be able to travel the required distance for calibration. In this case change your maximum and minimum travel distances while doing your calibration to ensure you do not reach the limits.

Open the wizard by clicking the "Wizard" button

Calibration steps

INFORMATION: For best results, move the axis from one extreme of the axis to the other extreme during calibration, the longer the distance measured during calibration the more accurate the calibration will be.

Step 1 Mark the starting point

Go into the F3 Screen and Jog the axis that you wish to calibrate to one end of the axis travel and mark the starting point. This could be as simple as putting a sharp Vbit into your spindle and marking an X under the cutter to show the starting point. Hint:The easiest way to do this is to use a piece on masking tape with an X already marked on it and slide it under the cutter point.

Step 2 Zero the Axis

Return to the F1 Screen and click the "Zero" button on the calibration Wizard screen.

The button will change to read "Zero Set"

Step 3 Move to the end point

Step 4 Measure

Using a ruler measure the distance between the starting X and the end X.

Enter the measured distance the axis moved into box on the calibration wizard.

Step 5 Complete Calibration