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General Mach Discussion / Re: Macro pauses my program
« on: December 06, 2020, 09:24:36 PM »
Thank you so much for your time! It works perfectly as planned. I still don't understand that coding at all but I'm happy it's working. Thank you!

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Macro pauses my program
« on: December 04, 2020, 06:08:56 AM »
Thank You! It's getting much closer. Now when I turn on mach 3 I can type in my m115 macro and it will trigger the macro pump causing the air valve to open for a second then closing however it doesn't repeat after that. Did I install something incorrect? If I can getit to kick on for a second then deactivate for about 5 seconds then repeat it would absolutely perfect ! Thank you in advance for your help

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Macro pauses my program
« on: December 02, 2020, 06:13:20 PM »
Thank you for making that macro. No matter how much I study the tutorial on macros I just can't grasp it .  I copied your code exactly and made it the macropump file. The only thing I changed was the output is 14 . I also copied your other code and made it m115 macro.

Use macro pump is checked and I tried calling up m115 in mdi but nothing happens. What am I missing?

I know the output is working fine because the macro I used to turn it on temporarily still works.

Any suggestions? Thank you in advance

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Macro pauses my program
« on: December 02, 2020, 09:04:14 AM »
Thank you! I got the code to read alot quicker by inserting a g0 or g1 on the next line instead of just the next axis move.

I still want to use the macro pump to control the air every so many seconds but only for certain programs. If I'm cutting a large circle groove using a g3 code then I can only use my macro before or after the groove and not periotically during.

Is this possible? Can I make a macro pump that looks for an active signal on an output and only of it sees it will turn on another output (which would be the relay for air) sleep for a second then deactivate and repeat like the macro pump should. This what I'll create another macro code that will simply turn on the output that themacropump is waiting to go active.

Is that doable or am I really overthinking this

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Macro pauses my program
« on: November 30, 2020, 07:19:43 PM »
Is there a way to loop a macro?
If possible I'll have the macro activate the output, sleep for a second then deactivate the output, sleep for like 10 seconds then repeat . Is something like that possible? This way I'll activate it prior to the first cut and it will blast air at the part periotically until the end of the program when I can simply call another macro to deactivate it.

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General Mach Discussion / Macro pauses my program
« on: November 29, 2020, 01:21:42 PM »
So i made a macro that will turn on an air solenoid for blowing the part off as I machine aluminum on my cnc mill powered by mach 3. The macro (when called) simply turns on the electric solenoid , "sleeps for 1 sec " then deactivated. It works great.

If I'm cutting a pocket and after a pass or two I insert the m code to clear the part of chips, my machine will pause while it reads the m code causing the cutter to dwell for that time. Is it possible to read the m code and and continue on with the program while the macro does it's thing in the background?

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach turn Thread pitch is off?
« on: July 04, 2016, 08:53:57 PM »
Got it! after trying and trying I began to notice something a little weird. I tried to speed up the turning process to break a better chip rather than a curl but no matter how much I kept upping the ipr it didn't seem to get any faster. At one point I had it set at .06 per revolution but it was only going .01

I also noticed that if I turn the chuck on to say 500rpm I can slow the chuck down with the drag of my hand to about 450 which wasn't good at all. I started to tweek some dials on my spindle board and got the spindle to have a full amount of power and for some odd reason the feedrate was now working properly. Very weird indeed but I decided to thread a part and the pitch is right on! Very excited

Thank you both for taking time out of your day to shoot me some suggestions on this. Thank you

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach turn Thread pitch is off?
« on: July 04, 2016, 07:01:53 PM »
Just changed the mach 3 version back to 062. Upon reinstalling this older version It didn't change any of my motor settings or port numbers. Is that normal?

Ran a part on this older version and still the same results. I can't understand this. Everything is dead on as far as sizes and length but the pitch is closer to an 18tpi rather than what I have programmed at 16tpi.

I guess ill start going step by step with mach threading manual and see If I can find any issues

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach turn Thread pitch is off?
« on: July 04, 2016, 06:06:11 PM »
I am using the simple threading to generate the code using g76.

I tuned the z axis motor for accel/velocity when first putting the machine together to prevent stall. It seems to work fine even through normal cutting. Also I have the thread cutter starting .300 away from the part for adequate acceleration .

Only way I tested the index was manually turning the chuck and noticing the led on the index board go on and off when passing over the slot. I then checked the calibration with the use of a laser tachometer and its within 1rpm.

I didn't take into any account of the tool tip radius. The tool table is left blank for any tip radius on the threading insert. The radius setting can throw off the pitch?

Also I will download the 062 version tonight and see what the outcome is with that

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach turn Thread pitch is off?
« on: July 02, 2016, 06:37:01 PM »
Thanks for the quick reply. I will check again with a dial indicator but from what I recall it was dead nuts. Where can I download the older version?

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