G-codes & Post Processors

G53 – Move In Absolute Machine Coordinates

This command is used move one or more axis to a specified location. If multiple axis are called they will all move together to the desired location in a straight line and arrive at the same time. The axis can be linear, angular or a combination of both.

Syntax & Parameters

  • G53 followed by the axis you wish to move and it’s coordinate. Multiple axis may be specified on the same line.

  • X, Y, Z, A, B Value - specifies the axis you wish to move following the distance to move. The distance value will be the current machine units in use.

  • G00 - G00 can also be used in combination to move at rapid feedrate.

Example program to move at rapid feedrate

N10 G00 G53 X10 Y20

In the above program the axis will move to X 10 and Y 20 of the absolute machine coordinates at rapid feedrate.

Example program to move at a specified feedrate

N10 G53 X10 Y20 F100

In the above program the axis will move to X 10 and Y 20 of the absolute machine coordinates at 100 millimeters/minute feedrate.

INFORMATION: Units are defined as either inches or mm depending on your machines setup or G20 or G21 command in use.