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Calibrating the X and Y axes

How to calibrate the X and Y axes of your SmartBench.

You will need:

  • A class 1 tape measure - Class I tape measures are the most accurate forms of tape measures. They have a tolerance of ±0.3mm over a 2 metre length, the smallest window possible for a tape measure.

  • If you are after the best accuracy use a DIN 866 Form A metal rule. they have a tolerance of ±0.06mm over a 2 metre length 

  • A flat bladed object e.g. a scraper or steel rule.

SmartBench needs to be calibrated at regular intervals to ensure that it continues to cut accurately. 

If you are looking for other ways to improve your accuracy here is our best practice checklist for accurate cutting on SmartBench

When does SmartBench need to be calibrated? 

You should calibrate your SmartBench if:

  • It has been subjected to a large or quick change in temperature.

  • You have replaced key components e.g. a warranty replacement.

  • The reminder pop-up on the console tells you that it is due (this will happen every 320 hours of cutting time).

  • It has been transported a long distance


We calibrate all SmartBenches before they leave the factory. 

Calibrate SmartBench using the Console app

You can calibrate your machine easily by yourself using the Calibration Wizard app on your SmartBench Console. 

In the Console lobby, use the arrow buttons to scroll through until you see the “Calibrate” button. 


Press the “Calibrate” button.


The Calibration Wizard will guide you through the process with on screen instructions.



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Updated on Mon, 23 Oct 2023