Technical Info & Downloads
Below, you will find a list of downloads for User Manuals, Setup Files and also Help Videos, followed by a quick-start guide for Unpacking, Setting Up and Starting Up your new CNC Machine and lastly a reference list of G-Code Explanations.
User Manual Downloads
High Z Series Manual
High Z T Series Addendum
Zero3 Controller User Manual
Zero3 Controller WINPC-NC Settings
GranitoGrav User Manual
RaptorX SL User Manual
Mach3 User Manual
4th Axiz Roundino120 Zero2 Controller
4th Axiz Roundino120 Zero3 Controller
STG 104/101 Tool Changer Setup
ConstruCam 3D Resources
ConstruCam 3D Demo Download
Download Zip file
ConstruCam 3D Tutorials on YouTube
A version of ConstruCam is free with all our machines (excluding the High Z-S400) and therefore it is not supported for training and assistance.
Use these videos to see how it works. If you want full support you will have to purchase the full version from Germany. This is however a very good program and we use it ourselves for many applications.
Mach3 CNC Controller Software (for High Z)
Download Zip file
Our own sreen set for Mach3 with a superb layout
(A must have addition to the program)
Download Zip file
Mach3 Tutorial videos
Download Setup Files
Mach3 XML Setup for High Z(Std) - Zero2 Controller
Mach3 XML Setup for High Z(T) - Zero2 Controller
Mach3 XML Setup for High Z(Std) - Zero3 Controller
Mach3 XML Setup for High Z(T) - Zero3 Controller
Mach3 XML Setup for PlasCut 1350 - Zero2 Controller
Mach3 XML Setup for PlasCut 1350 - Zero3 Controller
How to assemble the T-Groove plates on your CNC machine bed
Learn everything about CNC here : www.cncinformation.com
SO THE CRATE HAS ARRIVED!
WHAT DO I DO NEXT?
First Check for damage to the crate before you accept the shipment from the driver delivering!
Normally your machine will arrive in a large shipping crate. Carefully pry open the lid which is nailed down using a crowbar.
Once the crate is open, you should unscrew any shipping mounts inside the crate to be able to remove your Heiz CNC platform and accessories.
Important Note! Motor stepper controller must be off for installation. Unplug it and leave it unplugged before starting.
Place the Machine on a suitable workbench. Be careful not to damage any cables which are tied to the machine.
Free the cables and plug them into the Motor Stepper Controller box. Note: the X axis has 2 motors. There are 2 X ports on the Controller (any of the 2 X motors into any of the 2 X ports)
The rest are clearly marked, Y,Z and ST (emergency stop switch) and the A for a 4th axis if you have one. Always screw the connectors to the plugs to prevent any problems.( lazy here can result in problems later)
Unpack the milling motor and cable supplied. You will notice that the Motor Stepper Controller has also got 2 Plug points for the German style plug. The Milling motor cable plugs in to one of these. (The two plugs have different functions. One is for the mill and Two is for a vacuum/cooling system.
At this time you should plug it into No1 socket. They both supply 220v via a relay. The 2 lever switches on the front of the Controller can override the relays and be always on 220v (Zero2 controller only). The milling motor fits into the Euroneck holder on the bridge. You will need a 5mm Allen Key to insert and fasten it (NOT TOO TIGHT! You do not want to compress the spindle bearings).
The PC you will use should be nearby. The supplied Parallel cable is connected from the Motor Stepper Controller to the PC or the USB NC converter. If you are using the USB converter PLEASE INSTALL SOFTWARE BEFORE CONNECTING USB NC BOX TO PC. Now power up the PC and install the WinPC-NC software. For WinPCNC ECO Once the software is installed, insert the USB dongle supplied with WinPC-NC into a free USB port on the PC. The found new hardware - security key dialog should come up on the PC.
Now you can start the WinPC-NC program for the first time. A drop-down tab will allow you to choose which machine you have purchased. Select the correct model and language from the tabs.
Step back and enjoy the feeling of seeing the Machine ready to go. (the T-Groove bed installation you can do at leisure. I am sure you want to make the machine move first, just to see...) Check that the power on and PC lights are lit on the stepper controller unit when the software is running.
The milling spindle motor has an On/Off switch on the spindle itself. Leave it off for the initial testing phase if you have installed or clamped it on the CNC machine.
- The PC is on with software installed and started
- The parallel cable is connected to the Motor Stepper Controller and the PC
- The machine cables are also connected to the Motor Stepper Controller and screwed in
- The milling motor is off or not even plugged in.
Plug in and switch on the Motor Stepper Controller now.
You should hear a sizzling or hissing noise from the 4 motors on the machine.
If not DON'T PANIC, check that the emergency stop switches are released. They get pressed by accident sometimes. Lightly push and turn the nob left to release or de-activate. Note there are 2 emergency switches, one on the machine and one on the motor stepper controller box.
Now there should be some noise.
In WinPC-NC you can now click Move - Reference F8 and see if the machine moves all axis toward the magnetic reference switches in the one corner of the machine.
When the machine is referenced or in the corner, you can now dry-run your first test program.
At This point it is worthy to learn....
ALWAYS MAKE SURE YOUR Z-AXIS IS UP BEFORE YOU MOVE THE HEAD TO PREVENT TOOL BREAKING !!
This is where the setting up Tool depths and feed rates and other stuff becomes important for various file formats you intend to run in WinPC-NC.
Its easy. Just be patient and learn the steps one by one
Click on File - open file - Arcs
This is a demo HPGL file with a .plt file extension to run on the machine.
You can also open NC, CNC or TAP file extensions in WinPCNC
G-Code - Explanation
G00 rapid move
G01 straight line cut
G02 clockwise arc cut
G03 counter clockwise arc cut
G04 program dwell
G09 exact stop (non-modal)
G10 set tool offset value
G12 clockwise circle cut
G17 XY plane for arcs
G18 XZ plane for arcs
G19 YZ plane for arcs
G20 set inch input
G21 set millimeter input
G22 stored stroke limit on
G23 stored stroke limit off
G25 program copy
G27 reference point check
G28 return to machine zero
G29 return from machine zero
G40 cancel tool radius compensation
G41 compensate tool radius to left
G42 compensate tool radius to right
G43 add tool length compensation
G44 subtract tool length compensation
G49 cancel tool length compensation
G60 unidirectional approach (rapid)
G61 Exact stop on (modal)
G64 exact stop off (modal)
G70 bolt hole circle
G71 bolt hole arc
G72 bolt hole line
G73 high speed peck drill
G74 reverse tapping
G76 boring w/ spindle orient
G77 back boring
G80 cancel spindle cycle
G81 drill (feed in, rapid out)
G82 spot face (G81 with dwell)
G83 peck drilling (fixed peck)
G84 forward tapping
G85 boring (feed in, feed out)
G86 boring (feed in, stop, rapid out)
G87 boring (feed in, stop, manual out)
G88 boring (G87 with dwell)
G89 boring (G85 with dwell)
G90 absolute positioning
G91 incremental positioning
G92 program universal coordinates
G94 set feed rate to in/min
G95 set feed rate to in/rev
G98 return to initial point (spin cycles)
G99 return to R plane (spin. cycles)
G100 cancel high speed cutting
G101 high speed cut (sequence mode on)
G102 high speed cut (memory mode on)
M00 program stop with reset
M01 optional stop
M02 end of program
M03 spindle on clockwise
M04 spindle on counterclockwise
M05 spindle stop
M06 tool change
M07 spray mist on
M08 flood coolant on
M09 coolant off
M18 spindle neutral
M19 spindle lock on
M20 spindle lock off
M21 fourth axis clamp
M22 fourth axis unclamp
M30 end of program
M46 clear spindle at program end
M48 feed rate override, sw active
M49 feed rate override, sw inactive
M94 mirror image off (program 6000)
M95 mirror image on (program 6000)
M98 go to subprogram
M99 return to main program