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##### General Mach Discussion / Re: Plasma tube cutting
« on: January 02, 2011, 03:39:21 PM »
Look in tool path config set it to be y/a or x/a depending on your setup.

(;-) TP

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##### General Mach Discussion / Re: A axis
« on: January 02, 2011, 02:57:11 PM »
OK IF you are not using the spindle function in mach then set up the spindle as you would if you were using the A axis as the spindle .

Then when you need to run A as a spindle use the Swappaxis() funtion to swap the spindle function over to the A axis. Then the A axis will run as the spindle. When you are done use the Unswappaxis() to return things to normal.

Lookup the correct useage of the SwappAxis() funtions.

(;-) TP

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##### G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / Re: Controlling an Industrial Arm using MACH3
« on: January 02, 2011, 12:42:36 PM »
You need to setup the hotkeys for those functions. OR just use the jog popout control panel.   (TAB)

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##### General Mach Discussion / Re: A axis
« on: January 02, 2011, 12:13:37 PM »
NOT and use the spindle at the same time. The option would be to drive the A axis from an outside driver and turn it on/off through an ouput pin.

(;-) TP

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##### G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / Re: Controlling an Industrial Arm using MACH3
« on: January 02, 2011, 12:06:04 PM »
Mach does not do JOINT kenematics so any positioning you do with a JOINT You will have to do the math to convert it to a gcode that mach can understand. XYZ are linear and ABC can be either linear or polar.

A simple way would be to manually jog the robot to each known component position and record the Axis positions. THEN when a component is called you will know WHERE to send it.

Just a thought, (;-) TP

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##### General Mach Discussion / Re: Plasma tube cutting
« on: January 02, 2011, 11:52:53 AM »
Either of the methods described above will work IF your A axis is fast enough to keep up. MACH will do the feedrate sync IF you set it up to do so.

(;-) TP

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##### G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / Re: Milling parts from end of stock
« on: January 01, 2011, 05:31:29 PM »
HHS for that app I would use 500 rpm and feedrate of 10 IMP doc .050" then set FRO to 50% adjust from there. Lots of coolant if a avaliable. Monitor chip load and chip color.  Even cuting with 1/4" bit not a problem IF your cut paramaters are correct.

(;-) TP

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##### General Mach Discussion / Re: Torch always On !
« on: January 01, 2011, 05:21:27 PM »
You best bet would be to contact Tom at the CandCNC group for help.

(;-) TP

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##### General Mach Discussion / Re: Plasma tube cutting
« on: January 01, 2011, 05:13:04 PM »
There is NO easy(simple) way out other than using a good CAM to do the design work then mach will control based on Gcode provided by the CAM.

OR the operator needs to learn to jump through hoops to get the job done.

Or you can create a wizard to do the base code for them.

(;-) TP

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##### General Mach Discussion / Re: Plasma tube cutting
« on: December 31, 2010, 07:06:38 PM »
Another thought would be to set up the rotary as a linear drive and set the drive up so that one rev of the drive is equal to 10 inches then use scale on that axis to set the actual circuference of the tube to be cut.

(;-) TP