G30 means “move the probe until it hits something in the Z axis”.
On CNC mills it can be used to :
- Find where the workpiece is located in the Z dimension
- Find the length of a newly inserted tool
- Find the touch point between a tool and the workpiece
On a 3D printer it can be used to :
- Find the touch point of the bed and actuator
- Calibrate Delta machines
- Automatically level beds with unequal heights
The command is used as such :
Which means : move ( in the Z axis ) until the probe is triggered, then report what distance was traveled.
You can also do :Â
Which means : move ( in the Z axis ) until the probe is triggered, then set the Z position to 10.
This is useful for example if you want to use the probe to measure the distance between something else on the actuator and what is touched, and you know the distance between the probe's height and that thing's height.
It is also possible to specify a speed at which to move with :
|~ Parameter||~ Usage||~ Example|
|Z||Once the probe hits, set the Z position to this value||G30 Z0|
|F||Move at this speed in millimeters/minute||G30 Z10 F100|
The F parameter sets the movement speed for this move.
It sets the speed only for this specific move and is not modal.
This command is configured via the Zprobe module's options.