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Re: 1987 Bridgeport Production Center Interact 412 to Mach3 Conversion
« Reply #100 on: November 17, 2010, 03:35:15 PM »
She's absolutely beautiful, JH- really nice job.

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Re: 1987 Bridgeport Production Center Interact 412 to Mach3 Conversion
« Reply #101 on: November 17, 2010, 03:39:45 PM »
She's absolutely beautiful, JH- really nice job.

Dave

Thanks Dave,

Just need time......to finish it up.  Doors, new glass and coolant testing.   The holidays will slow things down even more, but thats OK :)

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Re: 1987 Bridgeport Production Center Interact 412 to Mach3 Conversion
« Reply #102 on: November 17, 2010, 03:41:42 PM »
Indeed, don't want to get too burnt out on everything  ;)

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Re: 1987 Bridgeport Production Center Interact 412 to Mach3 Conversion
« Reply #103 on: November 17, 2010, 04:52:13 PM »
Looking forward to see the mori getting done :) Hopefully Brian will have made some progress to Turn by then.
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Re: 1987 Bridgeport Production Center Interact 412 to Mach3 Conversion
« Reply #104 on: November 18, 2010, 01:35:35 PM »
Jh,

That is one good looking machine. Excellent job!!!! 8)


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Re: 1987 Bridgeport Production Center Interact 412 to Mach3 Conversion
« Reply #105 on: November 24, 2010, 10:52:55 PM »
JH,
   nice job, looks great..would you consider sharing your toolchange routine with me?? i have a similar machine
and would rather modify a macro than try to start at the beginning. as i have zero experience writing any vb..
i realize that you have some unique mods but i think it would be a good start for me..
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Re: 1987 Bridgeport Production Center Interact 412 to Mach3 Conversion
« Reply #106 on: November 25, 2010, 02:10:57 PM »
Steve,

The one ZIP file contains all the macros for the machine to date.  Including the ATC, DrawBar, ModBus, VFD, ect.  I am still working on the User Interface with PoKeys Buttons therefore these are not included in this set.  All my macros have timeouts so while waiting on input to change, if it doesn't change the software will not lock up, but eStop with a message of the error.  I also keep a list of the Macros Names and Functions so its easy for me to track, see below:

    Buttons
       
        M1000   Tool RAM Extend
        M1001   Tool RAM Home
        M1002   Initialize ATC
        M1003   Spindle Air Blast
        M1004   Spindle Tool Release
        M1005   DEC ATC Position
        M1006   INC ATC Position
   
        M1051   VFD STOP
        M1052   VFD REVERSE
        M1053   VFD FORWARD

        M1080   Spindle Orientation   
       
        M1100   BIG TEST BUTTON
       
        M1110   "X0 Y0" Button
        M1111   "X0 Y0 Z1" Button
        M1112   Set Park Position
        M1113   Move to Park Position
        M1114   Toggle Auto Parking on M30 (M400)
       
        M1999   System INIT (Ref ZYX to home and ATC Init)
        M2000   Force ATC to uninitialized during a RESET
                   
    Functions
        M1101   Sets the ATC Position Number and Updated the LEDs
        M1102   ATC Reset Function
       
    UserDROs
        1000    ATC Current Position ( 1 - 12 )
       
        1100    Spindle RPM
        1101    Spindle Target Hz
        1102    Spindle Current Hz
        1103    Spindle Current Amps
   
        1200    Current Spindle Tool Number
        1201    ATC Tool 1
        ...   
        1212    ATC Tool 12   
       
        1300    Park X
        1301    Park Y
        1302    Park Z
             
    UserLEDs
        1000    ATC Carousel Initialization Flag
       
        1001    ATC Carousel Pos 1
        ...
        1012    ATC Carousel Pos 12
       
        1013    ATC Unloading State
        1014    ATC Loading State
       
        1015    ATC Tool Ram
        1016    ATC Air Blast
        1017    ATC Draw Bar
                               
        1104    Spindle Running Forward
        1105    Spindle Running Reverse
       
        1300    Auto Parking Enable
                   
        2000    Test LED for PoKeys
                       
    User Lables
        1       ATC Debug Message
        2       ATC Status
        3       Tool Change Time

The Screen Set and BMPs are in the second ZIP file.

If you have questions, please let me know,

JH

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Re: 1987 Bridgeport Production Center Interact 412 to Mach3 Conversion
« Reply #107 on: November 25, 2010, 02:37:05 PM »
Thanks for sharing. I know you have alot of work invested.
Steve

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Re: 1987 Bridgeport Production Center Interact 412 to Mach3 Conversion
« Reply #108 on: November 25, 2010, 10:31:02 PM »
Hey JH,

    Looking over your macros, nice work, btw......  Here is something that may help your efficency.
you using counting loops, but you could replace those with VB Timers if you want, they are ms granularity.
and you have upto 25 seperate ones....

i.e.

SetTimer(0) 'starts that timer running/or resets it to zero
GetTimer(0) 'reads the value in ms after starting.

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Re: 1987 Bridgeport Production Center Interact 412 to Mach3 Conversion
« Reply #109 on: December 07, 2010, 03:35:59 PM »
The User Interface is working great with the help of the PoKeys hardware.  I was able to get simple Input Buttons, Matrix Key/Buttons, Output for LEDs and MPG all functional with PoKeys Hardware.  The Macropump to run this is BIG, I added a state machine with parameters to gate/enable different functions based on the mode selected (RUN, ATC, OFFSET, MPG, or IDLE)  Overall I am happy on how things turned out.

Below are some pixs of the hardware and a video with a quick demo of its functionality.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/W0Ln6SgjeS4&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1&amp;rel=0&amp;color1=0x006699&amp;color2=0x54abd6&amp;border=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/W0Ln6SgjeS4&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1&amp;rel=0&amp;color1=0x006699&amp;color2=0x54abd6&amp;border=1</a>

Thanks,
JH