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How to measure work position with movable sensor in PlanetCNC TNG software

1. Reference your machine using Homing procedure(Machine/Home): How to set Homing procedure in PlanetCNC TNG software 2. Connect movable sensor (further in text referenced as sensor) to one of the inputs (Input connector) of controller. 3. In settings select either Sensor 1 or Sensor 2 (File/Settings/Input/Sensors). It doesn’t matter which one you choose. From drop […]

How to measure tool offset using fixed tool sensor in PlanetCNC TNG software

1. Reference your machine using Homing procedure(Machine/Home): How to set Homing procedure in PlanetCNC TNG software 2. Mount your fixed tool sensor(further in text referenced as sensor) on machine table. 3. Connect sensor to one of the inputs (Input connector) of controller. 4. In settings select either Sensor 1 or Sensor 2(File/Settings/Input/Sensors). It doesn’t matter […]

How to set Homing procedure in PlanetCNC TNG software

Homing procedure will reference your machine and set machine work area. 1. First you need to configure these settings: Motor limits(File/Settings/Motors/Limits): Set limitation of movement for each motor. Motor limits tutorial can be found on this link: Motor Limits tutorial Limit switch input configuration(File/Settings/Limit/Limit Switches): Configure limit switch inputs of controller. Limit switch input configuration […]

How to set Motion Limits in PlanetCNC TNG software

To set motion limits of your machine click: File/Settings/Motion-> “Motion Limits” Limit- value sets limitation of machine/effector (tool) movement in negative direction, Limit+ value sets limitation of machine/effector (tool) movement in positive direction for specific axis: With Motion limits values inserted, we set motion limits of machine. If we want machine to stop when limits […]

How to set Motor limits in PlanetCNC TNG software

To set your axis motor limits click: File/Settings/Motors -> “Motor Limits”. Limit- value sets limitation of motor movement in negative direction, Limit+ value sets limitation of motor movement in positive direction: With Motor limits values inserted, we set limits of motors. If we want motors to stop when limits are reached, we must enable them. […]

Basic PlanetCNC TNG connection settings

PlanetCNC TNG software recognises all PlanetCNC controllers that are connected to your PC trough USB or Network ports. You would need to select controller that will serve as primary controller. Basic connection settings: Lets start by going trough connection parameters in settings: File/Settings/Connection Select the type of connection that you wish to use with your […]

List of essential PlanetCNC TNG tutorials

New to PlanetCNC TNG software? Don’t worry, here you can find list of tutorials that explain how to start using PlanetCNC TNG software as fastest and as effectively as possible. It is very recommended to follow these tutorials in chronological order: 1. PlanetCNC TNG software overview and performance guidelines Short description of PlanetCNC TNG software […]

PlanetCNC TNG Linux installation guide

We used freshly installed Linux – Ubuntu MATE distribution for this guide. Please note that distributions differ one from another so these steps may not be suitable for all distributions and installation methods may vary. 1.) Start your Ubuntu MATE system. 2.) Using your web browser, download PlanetCNC TNG version from PlanetCNC download page: PlanetCNC […]

Updating PlanetCNC controller with PlanetCNC TNG software

To update your PlanetCNC Mk3 series controller with PlanetCNC TNG software make sure that your PlanetCNC USB driver is updated to latest version and that PlanetCNC controller is updated with latest version of CNC USB controller software. This link will guide you on how to update your PlanetCNC USB driver: Updating to new PlanetCNC USB […]