I purchased the ARK 360 from a UK based affiliate for use with a non Axiom CNC. Thanks to a member on this forum I managed to find the manual but of course it doesn’t discuss settings for Mach 3.
Now, I have managed to install the ARK 360 on my table and I can make it rotate using Mach 3 so that’s an achievement. However, I cannot find answers to the following questions despite searching for a week.
1. How do I setup Mach 3 so that when I reference all home the machine, the A Axis rotates to its Home position?
2. Does it make sense to set Limits for the machine?
3. Does anyone have any specification details for the motor?
4. Finally, I’ve noticed that virtually every time I command a rotation, the box makes a noise until I move the rotation a bit more. The noise sounds like the motor is straining.
Thanks jrg. Yes, I was chatting with Mark about something else the other day. He's a nice guy. Well I managed to work most things out for myself in the end. I can now home the Axis but I switch the limit switches off because that doesn't make sense to me and I managed to stop the noise issue and significant't reduce the heat by flicking a switch on the motor driver to switch to half current when idle. Many thanks