Equipment/CNC Router/Hand Controller

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Equipment / CNC Router / Hand Controller

CNC Router Hand Controller Guide

The purpose of this page is to act as a guide for those who are not yet fully familiar with all the functions or key commands that operate the CNC Router. The tables below can be used while operating the machine as a quick "look-up" guide.

For more in depth reading, the Router Manual can be found here in PDF form. Router Manual


Lookup Tables

Hand controller layout.

Keypad.png

Startup

Turn machine on at the plug socket/switch. Press 'OK' when controller says 'DATUM'

Router-menu-datum.png

Router-OK.png The gantry will move the spindle/cutter to the front left of the bed. This is the XY Datum position.











Movement

Looking at the machine from the front.

Router-4.png Move left:

Router-1.png Move right:

Router-5.png Move Back (away):

Router-2.png Move Forward (towards):

Router-6.png Move Up:

Router-3.png Move Down:

Zeroing

Router-7.png Set the X-Y home: 7

Router-8.png Set the Z home to the current position: 8

Router-OK.png + Router-8.png Set the Z home to the top of material using sensor: OK + 8

Router-OK.png + Router-origin.png Move to workspace origin: OK + Origin






Loading & Starting a Job

Run Job from USB:

Router-run.png Press Run/Pause

Router-menu-udisk.png

Router-OK.png Select 'U-Disk File' by pressing 'OK'

Router-menu-files.png Use 1 & 4 to move up and down item by item, 2 & 5 to move page by page. OK to select.


Router-menu-speed.png Change work speed (feed rate): Use 1 & 4 to select Work Spd.

Origin to edit Router-origin.png Enter speed then press OK Router-OK.png

Router-menu-spdrate.png Set Speed ratio: Use 1 & 4 to select Spd Rate.

Origin to edit Router-origin.png Enter Percentage of Work Speed then press OK Router-OK.png

Router-run.png Start Job:

Speed Control

Router-highlow.png Change the rapid speed when manually moving the tool: High/Low

Router-shiftup.png Increase the feed rate while job is running: Shift-Up

Router-shiftdown.png Decrease the feed rate while job is running: Shift-Down

Emergency Situation

Router-run.png Pause: Run/Pause

Router-run.png Resume from pause: Run/Pause

Router-stop.png Router-stop.png Stop current job: Stop Stop - Press 'Stop' twice!