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« on: January 23, 2018, 10:29:35 AM »

Hello all,  anyone interested in lending a hand or a commission to write a macro for me.   I  need a macro for atc on cnc router.   the tool rack lays along the X axis on home position.   ATC spindle has tool IN/OUT sensors.  and requires two relays to release and lock the tool in place.    If anyone care to help or point me in the right direction.

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Anna


I need something similar to this video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBg1Je-2lUo
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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2018, 03:39:30 PM »

hello Anna,

if you can provide a "little" (just a little bit) bit more information about:
-you're machine
-you're Hardware
-you're requiremen's

it will be easier for someone to write a "macro".

sorry Tom
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2018, 03:57:56 PM »

Thank you for your reply
machine is
x 500mm
y700mm
z 115mm
 iso20 atc spindle 2 sensors for proximity and tool in/out

controller usb motion card 16 input IO, 8 output IO

I need a macro for 8 tool rack slide in/out along X axis.
Machine needs to home, than  set tool into sliding tool holder(activate 2 relays simultaneously) to active air and release tool, move up and to next tool while relays remain on, once in position of next tool deactivate relay 2 to lock tool in, 2 seconds deactivate relay 1, slide out.  I will be storing tool offsets in mach3
same process for the other 7 tools.   Please let me know if you will need more info.

Best regards
Anna Smiley  
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2018, 07:39:00 PM »

 
' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
' TPS 26.01.2018 
' ATC macro for 8 places
' V 1.0.0
' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

' Main routine for tool change -----------------------------------------------------
Sub Main()

' declare ten global variables ----------------------------------------------------
  Dim Pos_X_Tool(Cool as double

' variables for the feedrate
F_slow   = 400      'feedrate for slow moves
F_fast   = 2000      'feedrate for fast moves


'remark all TC position are in machine coordinates !!!

'variables for the X positions
Pos_X_Tool(1)   = 100.0000   'X position for tool 1
Pos_X_Tool(2)   = 200.0000   'X position for tool 2
Pos_X_Tool(3)   = 300.0000   'X position for tool 3
Pos_X_Tool(4)   = 400.0000   'X position for tool 4
Pos_X_Tool(5)   = 500.0000   'X position for tool 5
Pos_X_Tool(6)   = 600.0000   'X position for tool 6
Pos_X_Tool(7)   = 700.0000   'X position for tool 7
Pos_X_Tool(Cool   = 800.0000   'X position for tool 8

'variables for the Y Position
Pos_Y_before   = 200.0000   'Y position in front of TC
Pos_Y_in      = 100.0000   'Y position in TC

'variables for the Z Position
Pos_Z_save      = 300.0000   'Z position over all that we can move (X/Y) save to TC
Pos_Z_over      = 200.0000   'Z position over the placed tool (X move possible)
Pos_Z_in      = 100.0000   'Z position in TC

'variable for toolclamp output
TC_output       = Output1
 
' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------


   'get the tool relvated numbers
   newtool = GetSelectedTool()   'get the new toolnumber
   acttool  = GetCurrentTool()   'get the actual toolnumber

   'do some basic check's

   ' no tool loaded nothing to unload
   If ((newtool = 0) and (acttool = 0)) Then
      message("no tool loaded nothing to unload !")
      Exit Sub
   End If   

   ' nothing to do newtool = acttool
   If newtool = acttool Then
      message("nothing to do newtool = acttool !")
      Exit Sub
   End If
 
   'check toolnumber in range
   If  (((newtool > Cool Or (newtool < 1)) and (newtool <> 0)) Then
      Message (" toolnumber " & newtool & " is not in range (1-8). abort toolchange  ! ")
      DoButton(3)
      Exit Sub
   End If

   'X-axis is not referenced
   If GetOEMLED(807) Then
      Message ("X-axis no reference -> abort !!")
      DoButton(3)
      Exit Sub
   End If
   
   'Y-axis is not referenced
   If GetOEMLED(808) Then
      Message ("Y-axis no reference -> abort !!")
      DoButton(3)
      Exit Sub
   End If

   'Z-axis is not referenced
   If GetOEMLED(809) Then
      Message ("Z-axis no reference -> abort !!")
      DoButton(3)
      Exit Sub
   End If
   
   Message "change tool: " +CStr(acttool) + " to: " + CStr(newtool)
   
   'get the current position and settings
   CurrentFeed    = GetOemDRO(818)     'Get the current feedrate to return to later
   CurrentAbsInc    = GetOemLED(48)    'Get the current G90/G91 state
   CurrentGmode    = GetOemDRO(819)    'Get the current G0/G1 state
   CurrentXpos      = GetOemDRO(83)      'Get t X position where we came from
   CurrentYpos      = GetOemDRO(84)      'Get t Y position where we came from
   CurrentZpos      = GetOemDRO(85)      'Get t Z position where we came from

   'Get Axis Scale factors in use
   XScale = GetOEMDRO(59)
   YScale = GetOEMDRO(60)
   ZScale = GetOEMDRO(61)

   'Set All Axis Scales to 1
   SetOEMDRO(59,1)
   SetOEMDRO(60,1)
   SetOEMDRO(61,1)
   Sleep(250)   
   
   ' turn spindle off just in case
   Code "M5"
   
   ' go to save Z position
   Message "goto Z-save"
   Code "G53 G90 G01 Z"+CStr(Pos_Z_save)+"F"+CStr(F_fast)
   WaitForMove

   'only unload tool
   If newtool = 0 Then
      'go to X/Y position (Y-before)
      Message "go to X/Y position"
      Code "G53 G90 G01 X"+CStr(Pos_X_Tool(acttool))+"Y"+CStr(Pos_Y_before)
      WaitForMove
      'goto Z-in fast
      Message "goto Z-in fast"
      Code "G53 G90 G01 Z"+CStr(Pos_Z_in)
      WaitForMove
      'go to Y position in
      Message "go to Y position in"
      Code "G53 G90 G01 Y"+CStr(Pos_Y_in)+"F"+CStr(F_slow)
      WaitForMove
      'open toolclamp
      Message "open toolclamp"
      ActivateSignal(TC_output)
      Sleep(1000)
      'goto Z-over slow
      Message "goto Z-over slow"
      Code "G53 G90 G01 Z"+CStr(Pos_Z_over)
      WaitForMove
   End If   
   
   'only load tool
   If acttool = 0 Then
      'go to X/Y position
      Message "go to X/Y position"
      Code "G53 G90 G01 X"+CStr(Pos_X_Tool(newtool))+"Y"+CStr(Pos_Y_in)
      WaitForMove
      'goto Z-over fast
      Message "goto Z-over fast"
      Code "G53 G90 G01 Z"+CStr(Pos_Z_over)
      WaitForMove
      'open toolclamp
      Message "open toolclamp"
      ActivateSignal(TC_output)
      Sleep(1000)
      'goto Z-in slow
      Message "' goto Z-in slow"
      Code "G53 G90 G01 Z"+CStr(Pos_Z_in)+"F"+CStr(F_slow)
      WaitForMove
      'close toolclamp
      Message "close toolclamp"
      DeactivateSignal(TC_output)
      Sleep(1000)
      'go to Y position before
      Message "go to Y position before"
      Code "G53 G90 G01 Y"+CStr(Pos_Y_before)
      WaitForMove
   End If   

   'full tool change
   If ((acttool <> 0) and (newtool <> 0)) Then
      'unload tool
      'go to X/Y position (Y-before)
      Message "go to X/Y position"
      Code "G53 G90 G01 X"+CStr(Pos_X_Tool(acttool))+"Y"+CStr(Pos_Y_before)
      WaitForMove
      'goto Z-in fast
      Message "goto Z-in fast"
      Code "G53 G90 G01 Z"+CStr(Pos_Z_in)
      WaitForMove
      'go to Y position in
      Message "go to Y position in"
      Code "G53 G90 G01 Y"+CStr(Pos_Y_in)+"F"+CStr(F_slow)
      WaitForMove
      'open toolclamp
      Message "open toolclamp"
      ActivateSignal(TC_output)
      Sleep(1000)
      'goto Z-over slow
      Message "goto Z-over slow"
      Code "G53 G90 G01 Z"+CStr(Pos_Z_over)
      WaitForMove
   
      'load new tool
      'go to X/Y position
      Message "go to X/Y position"
      Code "G53 G90 G01 X"+CStr(Pos_X_Tool(newtool))+"Y"+CStr(Pos_Y_in)+"F"+CStr(F_fast)
      WaitForMove
      'goto Z-in slow
      Message "' goto Z-in slow"
      Code "G53 G90 G01 Z"+CStr(Pos_Z_in)+"F"+CStr(F_slow)
      WaitForMove
      'close toolclamp
      Message "close toolclamp"
      DeactivateSignal(TC_output)
      Sleep(1000)
      'go to Y position before
      Message "go to Y position before"
      Code "G53 G90 G01 Y"+CStr(Pos_Y_before)
      WaitForMove
      
   End If   
   
   
   ' go to save Z position
   Message "goto Z-save"
   Code "G53 G90 G01 Z"+CStr(Pos_Z_save)+"F"+CStr(F_fast)
   WaitForMove

   'restore the origin values
   Code "F" &CurrentFeed          'Returns to prior feed rate
   If CurrentAbsInc = 0 Then       'if G91 was in effect before then return to it
      Code "G91"
   End If
   If CurrentGMode = 0 Then    '   if G0 was in effect before then return to it
      Code "G0"
   End If   

   'Put previous Axis Scale factors back
   SetOEMDRO(59,XScale)
   SetOEMDRO(60,YScale)
   SetOEMDRO(61,ZScale)
   Sleep(250)

   'set new tool
    SetCurrentTool( newtool )
   
   ' go back to the position we came from
   Message "goto origin X/Y"
   Code "G53 G01 X"+CStr(CurrentXpos)+"Y"+CStr(CurrentYpos)
   WaitForMove
   Message "goto origin Z"
   Code "G53 G01 Z"+CStr(CurrentZpos)
   WaitForMove

   'set new tool
    SetCurrentTool( newtool )
   Message " "
   
End Sub


'global Sub's
Sub WaitForMove ()
   While IsMoving()
      Sleep(15)
   Wend
End Sub


Thanks Thomas you are a live saver,    Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2018, 02:57:50 AM »

here the code in code tag, to Keep the Smileys out

Code:

 
' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
' TPS 26.01.2018 
' ATC macro for 8 places
' V 1.0.0
' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

' Main routine for tool change -----------------------------------------------------
Sub Main()

' declare ten global variables ----------------------------------------------------
  Dim Pos_X_Tool(8) as double

' variables for the feedrate
F_slow = 400 'feedrate for slow moves
F_fast = 2000 'feedrate for fast moves


'remark all TC position are in machine coordinates !!!

'variables for the X positions
Pos_X_Tool(1) = 100.0000 'X position for tool 1
Pos_X_Tool(2) = 200.0000 'X position for tool 2
Pos_X_Tool(3) = 300.0000 'X position for tool 3
Pos_X_Tool(4) = 400.0000 'X position for tool 4
Pos_X_Tool(5) = 500.0000 'X position for tool 5
Pos_X_Tool(6) = 600.0000 'X position for tool 6
Pos_X_Tool(7) = 700.0000 'X position for tool 7
Pos_X_Tool(8) = 800.0000 'X position for tool 8

'variables for the Y Position
Pos_Y_before = 200.0000 'Y position in front of TC
Pos_Y_in = 100.0000 'Y position in TC

'variables for the Z Position
Pos_Z_save = 300.0000 'Z position over all that we can move (X/Y) save to TC
Pos_Z_over = 200.0000 'Z position over the placed tool (X move possible)
Pos_Z_in = 100.0000 'Z position in TC

'variable for toolclamp output
TC_output = Output1

'variable for delay open/close toolclamp
TC_wait = 1000
 
' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------


'get the tool relvated numbers
newtool = GetSelectedTool() 'get the new toolnumber
acttool  = GetCurrentTool() 'get the actual toolnumber

'do some basic check's

' no tool loaded nothing to unload
If ((newtool = 0) and (acttool = 0)) Then
message("no tool loaded nothing to unload !")
Exit Sub
End If

' nothing to do newtool = acttool
If newtool = acttool Then
message("nothing to do newtool = acttool !")
Exit Sub
End If
 
'check toolnumber in range
If  (((newtool > 8) Or (newtool < 1)) and (newtool <> 0)) Then
Message (" toolnumber " & newtool & " is not in range (1-8). abort toolchange  ! ")
DoButton(3)
Exit Sub
End If

'X-axis is not referenced
If GetOEMLED(807) Then
Message ("X-axis no reference -> abort !!")
DoButton(3)
Exit Sub
End If

'Y-axis is not referenced
If GetOEMLED(808) Then
Message ("Y-axis no reference -> abort !!")
DoButton(3)
Exit Sub
End If

'Z-axis is not referenced
If GetOEMLED(809) Then
Message ("Z-axis no reference -> abort !!")
DoButton(3)
Exit Sub
End If

Message "change tool: " +CStr(acttool) + " to: " + CStr(newtool)

'get the current position and settings
CurrentFeed = GetOemDRO(818)  'Get the current feedrate to return to later
CurrentAbsInc = GetOemLED(48) 'Get the current G90/G91 state
CurrentGmode = GetOemDRO(819) 'Get the current G0/G1 state
CurrentXpos = GetOemDRO(83) 'Get t X position where we came from
CurrentYpos = GetOemDRO(84) 'Get t Y position where we came from
CurrentZpos = GetOemDRO(85) 'Get t Z position where we came from

'Get Axis Scale factors in use
XScale = GetOEMDRO(59)
YScale = GetOEMDRO(60)
ZScale = GetOEMDRO(61)

'Set All Axis Scales to 1
SetOEMDRO(59,1)
SetOEMDRO(60,1)
SetOEMDRO(61,1)
Sleep(250)

' turn spindle off just in case
Code "M5"

' go to save Z position
Message "goto Z-save"
Code "G53 G90 G01 Z"+CStr(Pos_Z_save)+"F"+CStr(F_fast)
WaitForMove

'only unload tool
If newtool = 0 Then
'go to X/Y position (Y-before)
Message "go to X/Y position"
Code "G53 G90 G01 X"+CStr(Pos_X_Tool(acttool))+"Y"+CStr(Pos_Y_before)
WaitForMove
'goto Z-in fast
Message "goto Z-in fast"
Code "G53 G90 G01 Z"+CStr(Pos_Z_in)
WaitForMove
'go to Y position in
Message "go to Y position in"
Code "G53 G90 G01 Y"+CStr(Pos_Y_in)+"F"+CStr(F_slow)
WaitForMove
'open toolclamp
Message "open toolclamp"
ActivateSignal(TC_output)
Sleep(TC_wait)
'goto Z-over slow
Message "goto Z-over slow"
Code "G53 G90 G01 Z"+CStr(Pos_Z_over)
WaitForMove
End If

'only load tool
If acttool = 0 Then
'go to X/Y position
Message "go to X/Y position"
Code "G53 G90 G01 X"+CStr(Pos_X_Tool(newtool))+"Y"+CStr(Pos_Y_in)
WaitForMove
'goto Z-over fast
Message "goto Z-over fast"
Code "G53 G90 G01 Z"+CStr(Pos_Z_over)
WaitForMove
'open toolclamp
Message "open toolclamp"
ActivateSignal(TC_output)
Sleep(TC_wait)
'goto Z-in slow
Message "' goto Z-in slow"
Code "G53 G90 G01 Z"+CStr(Pos_Z_in)+"F"+CStr(F_slow)
WaitForMove
'close toolclamp
Message "close toolclamp"
DeactivateSignal(TC_output)
Sleep(TC_wait)
'go to Y position before
Message "go to Y position before"
Code "G53 G90 G01 Y"+CStr(Pos_Y_before)
WaitForMove
End If

'full tool change
If ((acttool <> 0) and (newtool <> 0)) Then
'unload tool
'go to X/Y position (Y-before)
Message "go to X/Y position"
Code "G53 G90 G01 X"+CStr(Pos_X_Tool(acttool))+"Y"+CStr(Pos_Y_before)
WaitForMove
'goto Z-in fast
Message "goto Z-in fast"
Code "G53 G90 G01 Z"+CStr(Pos_Z_in)
WaitForMove
'go to Y position in
Message "go to Y position in"
Code "G53 G90 G01 Y"+CStr(Pos_Y_in)+"F"+CStr(F_slow)
WaitForMove
'open toolclamp
Message "open toolclamp"
ActivateSignal(TC_output)
Sleep(TC_wait)
'goto Z-over slow
Message "goto Z-over slow"
Code "G53 G90 G01 Z"+CStr(Pos_Z_over)
WaitForMove

'load new tool
'go to X/Y position
Message "go to X/Y position"
Code "G53 G90 G01 X"+CStr(Pos_X_Tool(newtool))+"Y"+CStr(Pos_Y_in)+"F"+CStr(F_fast)
WaitForMove
'goto Z-in slow
Message "' goto Z-in slow"
Code "G53 G90 G01 Z"+CStr(Pos_Z_in)+"F"+CStr(F_slow)
WaitForMove
'close toolclamp
Message "close toolclamp"
DeactivateSignal(TC_output)
Sleep(TC_wait)
'go to Y position before
Message "go to Y position before"
Code "G53 G90 G01 Y"+CStr(Pos_Y_before)
WaitForMove

End If


' go to save Z position
Message "goto Z-save"
Code "G53 G90 G01 Z"+CStr(Pos_Z_save)+"F"+CStr(F_fast)
WaitForMove

'restore the origin values
Code "F" &CurrentFeed 'Returns to prior feed rate
If CurrentAbsInc = 0 Then 'if G91 was in effect before then return to it
Code "G91"
End If
If CurrentGMode = 0 Then ' if G0 was in effect before then return to it
Code "G0"
End If   

'Put previous Axis Scale factors back
SetOEMDRO(59,XScale)
SetOEMDRO(60,YScale)
SetOEMDRO(61,ZScale)
Sleep(250)

'set new tool
    SetCurrentTool( newtool )

' go back to the position we came from
Message "goto origin X/Y"
Code "G53 G01 X"+CStr(CurrentXpos)+"Y"+CStr(CurrentYpos)
WaitForMove
Message "goto origin Z"
Code "G53 G01 Z"+CStr(CurrentZpos)
WaitForMove

'set new tool
    SetCurrentTool( newtool )
Message " "

End Sub


'global Sub's
Sub WaitForMove ()
While IsMoving()
Sleep(15)
Wend
End Sub



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