Forest CNC Startup

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Follow these steps to startup the CNC from a powered off position.

Steps

Visual

1. Turn on the computer

CNC Laptop Power.png

2. Turn on the CNC controller

  • Press the green button on the silver box mounted to the CNC machine
CNC Controller Power On.png

3. Start Router Control application

  • Double click the Router Control application on the desktop
  • Two applications actually startup...
CNC Router Control App.png

Application - CNC Configuration

  • The first application (Blue background) allows you to initiate functions using the function keys (F1-F10)
CNC App Blue.png

Application - CNC Movement Control

  • The second application (Green background) allows you to control the machine movement. We refer to this as CNC Controls in the remaining instructions.
CNC App Green.png

4. Verify gantry in Parked position

  • If not, using the CNC controls, move the gantry to the other end of the table
  • DO NOT go all the way to the end, but come within a few inches

Gantry should be at the far end of the table away from the computer

5. Set CNC Home: RESET TRIPPED

  • Using the CNC software on the laptop...
  • Click the Big Red Reset button
CNC Reset Tripped.png


6. Set CNC Home: RESET HOME

  • Using the CNC software on the laptop...
  • Press the Reset Home button
  • Machine cycles through X, Y & Z limits
  • X, Y & Z coordinates should all read 0 (zero) - look bottom left of the screen
CNC Startup Reset Home.png




SUCCESS

CNC Machine Home Set.png

Next Step

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