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    How does the Boxford TCL 160 know when a drill mounted in the turret is aligned to the centre of the work piece ?

    There seems to be a conduit attached to the slide, which isn't associated to the motors, so are there hidden homing switches in there somewhere ?


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    I'd think something like a Boxford would have homing switches for both axis.
    After which it's just a case of programming the correct offset.
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    There are what appear to be two magnetic proximity switches buried under a cover on the slide.

    I'm assuming they're magnetic as they have three wire connections, link to 0v and 12v on the control board and don't click when activated


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