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May want to have a look at using MSM by Calypso Ventures, Inc as Dave has it all setup for doing lathe work on the Mill.
RICH

Watched the video's and that is a nice setup. 

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Another option is you could copy a mill screenset and rename it with a .lset file extension. If you then load that screenset it will look like a mill screen but will be seen by Mach as a lathe. You have to restart Mach after loading the screenset for the changes to happen. You could make two profiles though one a mill the other a lathe.
Hood


Hmmm....  What I did last night to get thai all working was copy my mill xls file (mdoo1) and renamed it to md001 lathe.  Then I edited the xls file and changed the .set to .lset so I could load lathe screens. 

I will try to simple copy and rename the file extension as you explained. 


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I need a little direction here.

I started playing around with lathe operations on my milling machine.  Stock held in the spindle and tools bolted to
the table. 

I have successfully cut a part on both the mill and the lathe screen.  One the mill screen I had to switch all G2 commands
to G3 commands and all G3 to G2.  I can easily edit my post possessor in CamBam to do this for me so it is not a big deal.

My main question is which one would be better?

I want to eventually set up a multiple tools on the bed of the mill and use work coordinate offsets to locate each one.

Question, Can that be done in the lathe screens?  The lathe screen has no Y so I am not sure how it can be done?

Thank you for the help.

 






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Very cool, thank you!

I edited the Mach 1024 screen and changed the Auto Tool Zero button to "Set Tool Change Pos."

Then added the script... works great on my test version of mach

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Easy enough to do, just have a VB button that looks at the machine coords and then writes them to the toolchange DROs
Hood
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Thank you Hood,
Could you point me in the right direction on how to start?

I assume I need to try out the screen editor to add a button and then write a script?

Any help with the script would be appreciated since I am not a programmer.



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I run a semi manual tool change macro and need to set the tool change location often.

The way I currently do this is to read machine coordinance from the DRO and then switch
to the setup screen and manually type in the numbers.

What would be fantastic is a simple button on the setup screen that will put the current
machine coordinance into the tool change location. 

Any idea's?

Thank you

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Thanks for the repy Hood,
I went back and looked ath the code and the line read:
M3 S6500

Once changed to M3 S6000 all was fine.

I was wondering if it was a setting inside Mach that might have
looked at the speed and stopped the code.   My Max RPM setting
in the spindle setup page is 11000 RPM.

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Hi guys,
I was running a part and Mach threw a E-stop with an error message of "application defined or object defined error".
This was on a line with M3 S6500 command.  I changed the speed to S6000 and the code ran fine.

Any ideas?


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Modbus / Re: WJ200 low and high range hex frequency data
« on: January 25, 2012, 11:44:05 PM »
Ouch!  I though I could just make a cable. 

Thanks for the link... I guess I'll be ordering one if that is the only option

From what I have read so far I use a com port from computer but what about the plug
on the WJ200.  Do you know were I can find a pin out of the cable or instructions on what
I need to make?

You need an RS232 to RS485 converter if using com port.  You can also USB to RS485 converter.  A cheap converter from ebay didn't work for me with WJ200 I had to go with a B&B converter  http://www.bb-elec.com/product11.asp?sku=485ldrc9

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Modbus / Re: WJ200 low and high range hex frequency data
« on: January 25, 2012, 12:50:36 AM »
Thank you posting the info on WJ200.  I just purchased one and got it set up but
had now idea were to start.

From what I have read so far I use a com port from computer but what about the plug
on the WJ200.  Do you know were I can find a pin out of the cable or instructions on what
I need to make?

Thank you for the help.

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