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Hi Andrew,

Welcome to the forum.

Something you may wish to consider, as an alternative approach…

A couple of years back I needed an oil-mist solution for my little mill so I purchased a small compressor (intended for a domestic refrigeration unit) which is piped to a (1.5mm internal diameter) nozzle aimed at the base of the cutter. In the air line I use an adjustable ‘air tool oiler’ and this provides the necessary oil mist spray as well as a reasonable amount of chip removal and it runs continuously during the job.

It may depend on your ambient air temperature but I was initially concerned about running the compressor for extended periods but as it is not working hard  (it is being used more as an air pump rather than a compressor) it has not overheated or shown any signs of distress after many, many hours of use now.
The oiler has to be checked and refilled, if necessary, before each job but I am sure that larger units are available should you need to use a greater volume of oil mist than I do.

Just a suggestion.

Tweakie.

4172
Hi John,

I am pleased to hear that you got it all working OK.

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First, I'd like to use the code as a macro in a program so that after a tool change I can just call the macro from the code - say "M100" - and it will set the tool height then let the program continue.  So I have copied the button code into a file and given it the name M100.m1s, but when I insert that code in a programme or type it into the MDI window, nothing happens!  There's probably something simple I've forgotten about or never knew - any ideas please?

I can't help with this one as it's not something I use and have a sound working knowledge of - but I am sure there are others who can help.

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The second thing is that I would like to generate modified code to set the X and Y zeros, using an isolated probe of known diameter I've made.  As you are the copyright owner, may I have your consent to this please as my code is likely to copy many of the same lines?

My code is yours to do with as you please - it is my pleasure sir.

Tweakie.

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Tutorials / Re: Video Tutorials for Mach
« on: March 01, 2013, 07:51:44 AM »
hey ppl ^^ pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazzzzzzzzzzzzeeeee hhhhheeeelppp mmmmmeeeeeemee i want to download all the videos  in here http://www.machsupport.com/videos/  i have tried so many programes but i couldn't =( pleaaaaaaaaaaaaazeee help me !!!! i will suicied here if u don't :p
plz ='(

See the reply to question here http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,23855.0.html

Tweakie.

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Hi Steve,

Welcome to the forum - wish I had a view like that from my workshop.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Pause button on 43.066 version...
« on: February 28, 2013, 04:53:52 AM »
Hi Guys,

The Pause function is intended to halt the program execution in a controlled manner in order to maintain ‘position’ (relationship between program position and machine position). If Pause was to occur immediately, within a program line, then it could and in most cases will cause loss of ‘position’ so would be useless if the work was to be continued from the point at which it was halted.

The Stop button (or EStop) will halt the program immediately (within a program line) but exact ‘position’ is then lost.

Just my opinion.

Tweakie.

4176
Hi Mike,

Try this...

If IsOutputActive(OUTPUT7) Then    'Check to see if its on
DeActivateSignal(OUTPUT7)             'Its on so turn it off
Else
ActivateSignal(OUTPUT7)                 'Its off so turn it on
End If

Tweakie.

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Hi TDR,

Welcome to the forum.

I don't know if this will be of any help to you ?

http://rhin.crai.archi.fr/rld/plugin_details.php?id=212

Tweakie.

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Hi Olebandit,

The Mach licence is called  Mach1Lic.dat  and it should be copy and pasted or dragged into the Mach3 folder.

Tweakie.

4179
Hi Guys,

I am really sorry, but I have agreed not to disclose any further details.  :'(  (This is the problem when an idea is sold but I just could not refuse the cash).

Tweakie.

4180
General Mach Discussion / Re: Tangential Cutting issue, need advise
« on: February 21, 2013, 03:00:24 AM »
Hi Jaydem,

My apologies if I am unable to describe it correctly. The lead-in / lead-out has the same radius as the circle being cut and is placed exactly over the path of the circle - this way there is no wastage and the cutter will be clear of the work surface before any rotation occurs.

Tweakie.

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