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Hello all, I'm new to the forum but not cnc or mach3(have several machines running it) recently retrofitted a mill (denford triac) and i'm stumped with the atc macro. Any help will be appreciated at this point. The part i'm having an issue with is, i want to activate output 7(while input 1 is active)and have output 7 remain on until input 1 goes inactive and returns active again then deactivate output 7.

some info..
The input is a proximity sensor on the geneva gear drive thats shaped like 3/4 of a circle and is active on the missing 1/4 section
tool charger is 8 position
relays ect are setup
its a reversible ac gear motor driving a geneva gear
1 relay is motor power 1 for reversing
has proximity sensor which i have wired to a relay that grounds a pin to activate (input1)

ive started with a macro i found and edited (for better or worse...)the section below between the "#######" is the main issue but any help is welcome this is v1.0 after all...





Sub Main()
'Global variables declaration
NewTool = GetSelectedTool()
OldTool = GetCurrentTool()

While NewTool > 8
NewTool = Question ("Enter New Tool Number up to " & MaxToolNum)
Wend

If NewTool = OldTool Then'Compare between actual tool and requested tool
   Else
   End If
If NewTool > 8 Then'requested tool higher then tool numbers
   Else
   End If
If NewTool < 1 Then'tool number to low
   Else
   End If

code("m05")
   Call ZatcPosition
   Call AtcIn'Activate air cylinder valve to put old tool back to carrousel
   Call Unclamp'Spindle: Tool Unclamp
   Call AtcDown'lowers atc
   Call LeastTravel'determine the least travel to move and Turns CW or CCW
   Call AtcUp'raises atc
   Call Clamp'Spindle: Tool Clamp
   Call AtcOut'retracts atc
   Call SetUserDRO (1200,NewTool)'Store new tool as actual tool value
SetCurrentTool( NewTool )

End Sub

Function ZatcPosition()'Move to Z tool position and wait until position reached
   code("G53")'Move in Absolute Machine coordinates
   code("G00 Z-1") 'Z value as to be checked for exact match with carrousel height
   While(IsMoving())
      Sleep(100)'temporisation entre while++
   Wend
End Function

Function AtcIn()'Put old tool back to carrousel
      ActivateSignal(OUTPUT4)'Move carrousel air cylinder to the tool change position adjust output# to match atc slide
      code("g04 p01")
End Function

Function Unclamp()'Spindle: Tool Unclamp
       ActivateSignal(OUTPUT6)'Release the tool, adjust output number for drawbar output
code("g04 p01")'pause
End Function

Function AtcDown()'lowers atc to rotate
   ActivateSignal(OUTPUT5)'solonoid to lower atc
   code("G04 p01")'pause
End Function

'Sequence to determine the least travel to move for TC, CW or CCW
Function LeastTravel()
   NewTool = GetSelectedTool()
   OldTool = GetCurrentTool()
   NTool = 8 ' Number of tools changer holds
   CWPos = GetSelectedTool() - GetCurrentTool() ' Assume a CW move
   If CWPos < 0 Then ' CWPos < 0 ==> rtp < atp
      CWPos = CWPos + NTools
   End If
   CCWPos = NTools - CWPos
   If CWPos < CCWPos Then
      Call CW()
   Else
      Call CCW()
   End If
End Function
############################################################################################
Function CW()'Rotation CW
   Dim x As Integer
   Dim CTPos As Integer 'Carrousel Tool Position Relative to OldTool Position
   CTPos=0
   ActivateSignal(OUTPUT7)'Turns the AC Motor On
   code"g04 p05"
   Do Until IsActive(input1)
   ActivateSignal(OUTPUT7)'Turns the AC Motor On
   deactivatesignal(output7)
   sleep(0)
   Loop
      For x=0 To CWPos
         If IsActive(input1) Then
            x=x+1
            While IsActive(input1)'Wait for OEMTrig to de-assert
            Wend
         End If
      Next x
      CTPos=x
   DeactivateSignal(OUTPUT7)
End Function

Function CCW()'Rotation CCW
   Dim y As Integer
   Dim CTPos As Integer 'Carrousel Tool Position Relative to OldTool Position
   CTPos=0
   ActivateSignal(OUTPUT7)'Turns the AC Motor On
   activatesignal(output8)'atc motor revirsing relay
   code"g04 p05"
   Do Until IsActive(input1)
   ActivateSignal(OUTPUT7)'Turns the AC Motor On
   activatesignal(output8)'atc motor revirsing relay
   sleep(0)
   Loop
   For y=0 To CCWPos
      If IsActive(input1) Then
      y=y+1
         While IsActive(input1)'Wait for OEMTrig to de-assert
         Wend  
      End If            
   Next y
   CTPos=y
   DeactivateSignal(OUTPUT7)
   deactivatesignal(output8)
End Function
############################################################################################
Function AtcUp()'lifts atc
   deActivateSignal(OUTPUT5)'relay for solonoid to lower/lift atc
   code("G04 p01")'pause
End Function

Function Clamp()'power drawbar unactivated
   DeactivateSignal(OUTPUT6)'unactivating drawbar relay
End Function

Function AtcOut()'retracts atc
      deActivateSignal(OUTPUT4)'atc retract cylinder relay
      code("g04 p01")
End Function


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General Mach Discussion / external e stop requested newguy
« on: January 10, 2012, 05:45:09 PM »
sorry if this was asked before im new to the sight,i just started messing around with mach 3 and i plan on building my own cnc i have some cnc and machining back round and was playing around on mach to see what its like and it keeps telling me external e stop requested is there a way to shut this off i just want to mess with some g code and do the simulated program runs

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