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General Mach Discussion / Re: Using a spindle sensor for Mach and VFD
« on: November 18, 2012, 11:30:59 AM »
Actually I'm trying to go the other way. I need the optical sensor to signal the VFD so it can index.
It has a simple indexing function. The vfd shuts down then turns slowly till the sensor triggers. It pulls an input on the VFD low. It then turns to a programmed angle. I'm curious if I can just run the signal wire to the VFD and share it between the two
Thanks
Derek

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General Mach Discussion / Using a spindle sensor for Mach and VFD
« on: November 18, 2012, 10:36:55 AM »


Hi
I have a  spindle sensor setup using a QRB 1134  optical sensor. I'm installing a Delta VFD-M for my ATC. It has an option for indexing the spindle.   It has programmable digital inputs.
Is there a way to share the signal from the sensor between the VFD and Mach.

Thanks
Derek

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PoKeys / Re: Need some help with Pokeys and My ATC
« on: November 16, 2012, 06:03:08 AM »
Hi, Derek

Please take a look at the ' PoKeys Pulse Engine and Mach3 plugin manual (20.6.2012) ' available at poscope.com. In the end of the document, there is a section 'Reading and writing of IO from VB script' that I think will answer your question and solve your problem.

Regards,
Matevž

Hi Thanks for the reply.
I had read that section earlier but had trouble getting my arms around it. It all seemed complicated when all I want to do is add an input that Mach will recognize.

Thanks
Derek

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PoKeys / Need some help with Pokeys and My ATC
« on: November 15, 2012, 01:46:24 PM »


I’m a little (understatement) confused with pokeys and inputs. I have proximity sensors on the ends of the travels on my tool changer. The macro I’m going to be using uses the inputs from the proximity sensors to turn the outputs on or off at the proper times.

Here is a snippet of the macro that I tested with.
ActivateSignal(OutPut1)            
 Do While Not IsActive(Input1)
 sleep (10)         
 Loop
ActivateSignal(Output2)

This works great but I need more than 4 inputs. There are only 4 inputs listed in the drop down menu on the IO column of the pokeys plugin.

Should I be using a user led for the proximity sensors instead of inputs and have the macro watch for the led?

Thanks
Derek

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I was inferring the skill level not a specific prop:) You guys need to get out and see a movie now and again!

Derek

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Are you really Tony Stark?
Beautiful work as usual. Question on the finish of the gripper. Looks anodized. Did you glass bead it first? Soda blast? When I anodize my parts I get a good finish but the finish on the gripper is really nice.

Thanks
Derek

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If your driving it with lugs then isn't it just a calculation of how much downward pull a tool will exert on the Belleviles.

Derek

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Need a little macro help
« on: October 05, 2012, 12:11:19 PM »
Just a note , Hoods code worked here as well. (;-) The safety was added to allow you to break OUT of the loop if needed. IF your Input1 relay failed it would stay in the loop as a never ending loop with no way out. With the safety as soon as you pushed the safety button and it changed the value of the safety DRO it would break out of the loop and allow you to continue without having to shut down the computer completely.

(;-) TP

Thats weird!
I was really careful about typing the correct stuff and tried it a few times. It just kept kicking that error message. Is it possible that something is corrupt or needs updating on the computer?

I'm going to try it on a different machine and see what I get.

Thanks for the explanation on the safety.

Derek

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Need a little macro help
« on: October 05, 2012, 06:34:42 AM »
Well I couldn't get hoods to work but a modified BR549 did the trick.

ActivateSignal(OutPut5)               
 Do While Not IsActive(Input1)
 sleep (10)         
 Loop
ActivateSignal(Output6)

I'm confused as to the SetUserDro(2000,99) safety does.

Thanks
Derek


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General Mach Discussion / Re: Need a little macro help
« on: October 04, 2012, 07:01:16 PM »
Thanks guys
I'll play some more tomorrow as for now I'm home BBQing some pork chops!

Thanks for the help
Derek

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