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Question: I have the mach 3 USB board running a XYZ router, and a Z touch off (button style @ fixed position). I am wondering if there's a way to also use an X,Y plate that will only be responsible for corner finding. Is the digitize input the only input that can be used for a touch plate?

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Yes, you can use a corner plate very easily. You will want to make a corner plate that has three independent plates that do not conduct with each other. Each of these plates will be connected to a different input (i.e. IN1 for X, IN2 for Y and IN3 for Z). The end mill or tool that is inserted into the spindle will connect to V- of the 24V power supply, or the DCM on the controller, which is connected to the 24V V-. Then, you can use the ref all home button on the program run screen of Mach3.


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