Recommended z touch probe

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Beefypen
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Recommended z touch probe

Post by Beefypen » Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:58 pm

Do you have a recommended corner touch probe that wlrks well with the software or personal favorite?

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Doug
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Re: Recommended z touch probe

Post by Doug » Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:08 am

Here is the one that I have, but the price seems to have gone up since I bought it.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/CNC-Touch-Prob ... %7Ciid%3A1

Here is another one that looks to be about the same for a better price.

https://www.ebay.com/i/253627383423?chn ... 1oQAvD_BwE

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Re: Recommended z touch probe

Post by XCross » Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:55 am

Hi Doug,

i found an interested ressource for touch probes and tool setter - https://vers.by/en/ - and ordered one touch probe (i have a corner touch probe yet but this are 3D probes).

Now i am waiting for the BB Version with the possibility for macros/buttons and everything is fine :-)

Best regards
Martin

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Doug
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Re: Recommended z touch probe

Post by Doug » Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:27 pm

I hope you will report back on the results with this probe. A short video would be excellent.

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Re: Recommended z touch probe

Post by XCross » Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:11 pm

Hi Doug,

the touchprobe works fine - here ist the video https://youtu.be/BXjoK1pdwrg

I'm waiting for the BB macro option :-)

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Re: Recommended z touch probe

Post by Doug » Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:36 pm

Thanks, I put a link to your video on our facebook page.

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Re: Recommended z touch probe

Post by ghamian » Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:20 pm

Hi Doug, How do you use the probe you have on the BB? Is there a macro?

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Re: Recommended z touch probe

Post by Doug » Mon Aug 09, 2021 9:38 am

I recommend looking at this thread to get an idea of how to set up probing: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=117

The BB controller can be set up to execute a series of commands each time a tool change is encountered. Alternatively, you can run a program that just does probing and sets up offsets. Or, you can do both.

A separate program is usually preferred if you want to do 3D probing. I have attached a gcode program that uses a 3D probe to find the surface and front right corner of your work piece.

You can assign the separate program to a macro if desired. That way, you can run probing with a single button click.
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Re: Recommended z touch probe

Post by ghamian » Wed Aug 18, 2021 10:38 pm

Thank you sir!!

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