This article is here for setting up your rotary with the Pro Series machines.
Make sure the gantry is not blocking the Y-axis motor and have the machine powered off. The rotary plug for your machine is by the Y-axis rail underneath the LCD screen. Remove the motor cable (shown below) and plug in the rotary cable, then turn the machine on.
Use the jog controls to move the rail so that the laser head is center line of the cup itself. Then adjust the laser head to be on the top left position of where you want the job to be placed on your material.
Access the software to enable rotary mode. It can be done by entering the setting window and going to the rotary tab. This can be done by selecting the Edit tab and then selecting the settings option. The rotary has a switch that can be selected to turn on the rotary, this switch can also be found in the bottom indicator tab of RE3. Make sure your rotary is set to the correct type and save.
Place your cup into the rotary and use the jog control on either the touch screen or software to rotate the cup in one direction to ensure it does not slip or wobble. If the cup slips or wobbles heavily, adjust the idler wheel and rotate it again. If it still seems to wobble, remove the cup and attempt to physically move the rotary wheels do they seem loose at all? If so, tighten the wheels with the bolt in the center of each wheel.
Bring your job into Re3 and use the run perimeter button in the top left by the run job button to preview the placement of your job. The laser head will move while the rotary spins to draw a box of the area the job will be engraved in. You can then push the same button to stop the run perimeter.
Once the size and position of the job is correct we will run a test. For a test cup it is recommended to use masking tape over the area you want to engrave and using low power and high speed so that you engrave on the tape itself but don’t cut through the tape to the cup below. This is to ensure your job is coming out correctly. Run the job and once it is complete inspect the job but leave the cup as it is. If it appears to be correct we can just run the same job again with higher power so that it cuts through the masking tape and marks the cup below. You may have to remove the cup to inspect the job that is fine, remove the masking tape and run the job on the cup itself.
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