Instructions for configuring Mach4 to use the PTS-1


The objective of these instructions is to have Mach4 activate the enable pin that will let the PTS-1 set in probe mode. 

Used software: Mach4

ESS Plugin Mach4: ESS v278.1


Make sure to use Mach4 is properly licensed.



Start by making a backup of the existing installation:

Make a backup of the configuration and file installation, we recommend creating a backup of the current installation by right-clicking in the current installation folder and zipping it. 



STEP 2: Download, extract and copy the SS_HC_v06.set into the Mach4 screens directory, 

If you are using WarpRunner use this screen: WarpRunner_v01 Screen with Probing Enable Code  



STEP 3: Configure\Plugins\ESS V278.1\Pins Config


STEP 4: Configure\Plugins\ESS V278.1\Input Signal


STEP 5: Configure\Plugins\ESS V278.1\Output Signal


STEP 6: While the G31 command is probing, you should see action on the Probing LED.



STEP 7: For testing the PTS-1 you can use this code with does not require any special macro.  Not that you could modify your post to generate the required probing commands. 


N0060 G31 Z-10 F40   (Start probing axion on the Z-axis to a depth of up to 10mm and Set the Probing Speed 40mm/sec)
N0050 F800 (Set the cutting Speed 800mm/sec)
N0070 G91 Z 2 (After probing move the Z-Axis 2mm up. This sets the motion to relative mode)
N0080 G90 (Set motion mode back to absolute)
N0090 M62 P5 (Activate Output 5)
N0100 G04 P2000 (Set a Pause of 2 seconds to allow the pierce time.)
N0110 G01 X5 (Cutting a 5mm square.)
N0120 Y5
N0130 X0
N0140 Y0
N0150 M63 P5 (Deactivate Output 5)
N0160 G01 X0
N0170 M30 (End program.)




This instruction is the update for these old instructions.


This instruction has been updated for these instructions.