How to Calibrate an Elgo Controller to a Guillotine Backgauge FAQ

Published 10th March 2017

Watch our engineer demonstrate how to re-calibrate the Elgo Control to the backgauge, to make sure you are cutting to the correct size.

The first thing to do is to establish where the parameters of where the backgauge is programmed to. To do this you will need to take a piece of metal and do a test cut. For the purposes of our demonstration we cancelled the figure already programmed in the controller and have set the backgauge to 50mm, which is an easy, standard measurement to work from.

To test whether your controller and backgauge are calibrated together you must first place the sample piece of metal on the guillotine and push it up against the backgauge to take a cut. Collect the cut piece from the back of the machine and simply measure it.

In the video, the piece we cut measures 28.66mm which is short from the 50mm we asked for. To amend this measurement, press and hold F on the controller for 3 seconds. Type 98mm into the controller with the forward arrow. To change the measurement in the controller you will need to use the code 250565, press the forward arrow to unlock the parameters.

Type 07 and press the forward arrow. The size of the material that we measured earlier was 28.66mm. We will input that figure here and then press the forward arrow. To exit out of the parameters press F and then press F again for 3 seconds to come out of the settings.

In the parameter category type 07, press the forward arrow and then F again. The top screen will change and depict the data and the figure you’ve programmed in.  To test your measurements, turn the machine on by pressing start and take another cut. Measure the material. In our demonstration, the piece is coming out at 50.02mm, which is accurate enough for any guillotine.