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General Mach Discussion / dro at startup
« on: October 08, 2009, 07:43:48 AM »
i am setting up mach3 for use as a back gauge for a pressbrake. when starting up, the x axis dro does not display the last position that it  was at closing of mach. is there  something in configuration settings that needs to be checked, or must i save as a tool offset, and being up in the initialization string?

General Mach Discussion / Re: Anybody using Rutex servo drives?
« on: June 30, 2009, 12:14:00 PM »
the tuning software was buggy, for me anyway. although to see a graphical representation of the following error when tuning was helpful. i installed the drives on a bridgeport r2e4.

General Mach Discussion / Re: Anybody using Rutex servo drives?
« on: June 29, 2009, 09:25:23 PM »
i had used the 2020 drives  2 years ago.the ratings were way inflated.l blew 4 before i threw in the towel and went with larken viper drives.Tom at rutex usa repaired or replaced all. i installed on another project but derated them from their advertised 40 amp 200v capacity to 12 amps. never had a problem again. the one in your link looks like a new version.

VB and the development of wizards / Re: turret tool macro
« on: June 29, 2009, 09:07:02 PM »
thanks, now it works.

VB and the development of wizards / Re: turret tool macro
« on: June 25, 2009, 09:32:02 PM »
thanks, i will try it tomorrow.

VB and the development of wizards / turret tool macro
« on: June 24, 2009, 09:22:06 AM »
hi all. i am having difficulty getting a toolchanger macro to work. here is how it has to function.jog the x and z axis to a safe position,activate output19 which switches on an air solenoid, jog a axis to a set position 45,deactivate output 19, activate output 20, deacivate output 20.
here is my macro.

DeActivateSignal(Output20)  " make sure solenoid is realeased.

code"z1x3"                          " jog to safe place for toolchange
While IsMoving ()
ActivateSignal(Output19)    " turn on solenoid to raise turret
code"g4p1"                        " wait 1 second
code"g0a45"                      " rotate turret
While Ismoving ()

DeActivateSignal(Output19)   "release solenoid

ActivateSignal(Output20)      " turn on solenoid to retract turret


DeactivateSignal(Output20)    " release solenoid

code"g4p1"                          " wait 1 second

the code skips over the deactivate signal. if i run the outputs individually in mdi, they work . pushing reset deacivates.

the machine is a hardinge chnc3. the turret is driven by stepper motor.

General Mach Discussion / Re: Drilling holes using Lazy cam
« on: May 22, 2009, 12:06:06 PM »
while plasma cutting does not apply to this situation, i will draw a dot where i want a pierce hole that will be drilled later. the dot will have a m3 m5 in the gcode.

General Mach Discussion / Re: mach 3 plasma
« on: May 17, 2009, 08:52:17 PM »
another tip. make sure you save as a r12 dxf.i find that if you save as a r14 dxf,and  there are arcs, lazycam will insert a m3 at an arc in the middle of a cut.a real annoyance to have happen.you can get rid of the arcs by exploding three times and then joining polyline, but if the arc is  a large radius, will be faceted.

General Mach Discussion / Re: mach 3 plasma
« on: May 14, 2009, 12:20:33 PM »
hi, what i do create an offset in cad . i use turbocad  pro 10. my kerf is about .07. after i have drawn my part , i jion polyline, then offset .035, delete the original, and save.convert with lazycam .

General Mach Discussion / Re: Help with torch up down
« on: May 12, 2009, 10:00:58 PM »
hi, on the mach plasma main screen , under the thc on button, there is a setting to control how fast mach moves the z axis. i have mine set to 5.

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