I posted this within another thread Tool Enable - M15 - & Breakout board (auto turn off/on router) - #90 by Orthobill13, but wanted to make this a stand alone.
I added the iot relay and Break out Board. Works great thanks to the above instructions.
Question: When the router starts up, the tool path is pretty much ready to go and starts immediately. I would like to have a short pause, maybe 1 or 2 seconds, to make sure the router is fully up to speed before it starts. What is the g code for that?
I tried this in a test run:
The pause, or G4 dwell works, but not in the sequence I would have thought. The dwell of 2 seconds happens before the router turns on. As soon as the pause finishes, the router is activated and the tool paths happen. I would have thought having the pause after the M3 line would pause after the start of the router?
Do I need to add a G00 line for the x to move up a little, then pause, then let the program run?
Anyone do a pause? Is this an issue?
Thanks all! Bill