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1711
General Mach Discussion / Re: Spindle orientation on a Bridgeport...
« on: February 21, 2018, 06:49:02 AM »
Hello Dave,

i am also stuck on exact the same point on by TonGIL TNV40 retrofit.
i also have CSLab,Encoder on spindle to a ENC module and VFD 0-10V for 0-6000 RPM as spindle drive.

i worked on the spindle orientation for hour's without any succes.

on one of my other machines i have a step/dir driven spindle, on problem there.

so let's see somebody has a good idea, but i think there is no way to get a 0-10V spindle to do exact positioning.

on a other machine i have a lenze VFD witch allows me to do the positiong on the driver.

Thomas

1712
General Mach Discussion / Re: MACH3PLASMA LIMIT SWITCHES FOR G540/PROMA
« on: February 21, 2018, 01:34:18 AM »
that axcacly discribes a flowting head.

get a Switch monted and connected, the we will go throug the code.
should be no big deal.

Thomas

1713
General Mach Discussion / Re: macro for turret for boxford tcl
« on: February 21, 2018, 01:29:38 AM »
the a axis Needs not to be homed, because it is only doing incremental moves.

to remember the tool (witch is in front when you shut down the machine),

Config -> General Config -> right down Corner ->Tool Selection Pesistent

or just enter the tool number in main Screen by Keyboard.


About your spindle Speed:
do you have some more Information how your spindle is connected to mach3 ?

Thomas

1714
General Mach Discussion / Mach3 jog
« on: February 20, 2018, 10:55:00 AM »
Hi,

as soon i enable in Config -> Ports&Pins -> Inputs one of the Jog Inputs,
this Input let me jog always, doesn' matter wether jog mode is enabled or not.

General Config persistent Jog mode is disabled.

is there somewere else a config do allow Jogging only when jog mode is on?

Thank You Thomas

1715
General Mach Discussion / Re: macro for turret for boxford tcl
« on: February 20, 2018, 05:58:10 AM »
Does this code control the spindle speed from Mach 3  for screw cutting thanks again

no it's only controling the toolchange, nothing else.

1716
General Mach Discussion / Re: macro for turret for boxford tcl
« on: February 20, 2018, 05:56:22 AM »
sorry correct M6Start macro

1717
General Mach Discussion / Re: macro for turret for boxford tcl
« on: February 20, 2018, 05:27:27 AM »
ok here we go, code with comments in english:

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' TPS 29.01.2018 Version 1.0
' BOXFORD 125TCL
' 8 position ATC with A-Axis

Sub Main()

  Dim newtool As Integer
  Dim acttool As Integer
  Dim grad_pro_tool As Integer
  Dim grad_nach_pin As Integer
  Dim grad_rueckwaerts as Integer
  Dim Anzahl_Takte As Integer
  Dim Dist_schnell As Double
  Dim F_fast As Integer
  Dim F_slow As Integer

If IsLoading() Then
'do nothing during load GCode
' Exit Sub
Else

grad_pro_tool = 45 ' distance between TC places
grad_nach_pin = 10 ' overtravel pin
grad_rueckwaerts = 25 ' trafel back to pin
f_fast = 4000 ' Speed turn fast
f_slow = 2000 ' Speed slow reverse to pin

newtool = GetSelectedTool() ' get the actual tool number
acttool = GetCurrentTool() ' get the new tool number

'let's do some basic checks

' new tool and act tool = 0
If ((newtool = 0) and (acttool = 0)) Then
message("new and acttool = 0 -> do nothing")
Sleep(500)
Exit Sub
End If

' new tool = 0
If (newtool = 0) Then
message("new tool = 0 -> do nothing")
Sleep(500)
Exit Sub
End If

' new tool = act tool
If newtool = acttool Then
message("new tool = act tool -> do nothing")
Sleep(500)
Exit Sub
End If
 
  'check toolnumber ?
If  (((newtool > 8) Or (newtool < 1)) and (newtool <> 0)) Then
DoButton(3)
Sleep(500)
Message (" toolnumber " & newtool & " not in range (1-8). Abort ! ")
Exit Sub
End If

'X-Axis not in reference
If GetOEMLED(807) Then
DoButton(3)
Sleep(500)
Message ("X-Axis not referenced -> Abort !!")
Exit Sub
End If

'Z-Axis not in reference
If GetOEMLED(809) Then
DoButton(3)
Sleep(500)
Message ("Z-Axis not referenced -> Abort !!")
Exit Sub
End If

'let's do something
Message "change tool from: " +CStr(acttool) + " to: " + CStr(newtool)

'calculate number of tools between tools
If newtool > acttool Then Anzahl_Takte = newtool - acttool 
If newtool < acttool Then Anzahl_Takte = 8 - acttool+newtool
   
'number of tool to steps
Dist_schnell = (Anzahl_Takte * grad_pro_tool) + grad_nach_pin


Message "ATC X-Axis to TC position"
Code "G90 G53 G0 X2"
While IsMoving()
Sleep(15)
Wend

Message "ATC Z-Axis to TC position"
Code "G90 G53 G0 Z2"
While IsMoving()
Sleep(15)
Wend

'set A-Axis zero
Code "G92 A0"
'incremental Mode , units per Minute , Exact Stop
Code "G91 G94 G61"

'A-Axis  plus fast
Message "A-Axis plus fast to new tool"
Code "G01 A" & Dist_schnell & "F" & f_fast
While IsMoving()
Sleep(15)
Wend

'A-Axis slow back to pin
Message "A-Axis slow back to pin"
Code "G01 A-" & grad_rueckwaerts &  "F" & f_slow
While IsMoving()
Sleep(15)
Wend

'anounce new tool to system
SetCurrentTool(newtool)

'back to absolute mode
Code "G90" ' back to absolute movement

Message ""
End If

End Sub               


-put this code in your M5Start macro

-delete all code in M6End macro

-this code Needs A-axis for turn axis of TC

-this code requires that a G91 A360 makes exact one turn on TC

-X/Z axis must be referenced

-X-axis refpos = all way to the right side (away from spindle)

-Z-axis refpos = all way up (away from spindle)

Thomas




1718
VB and the development of wizards / Re: Boxford ATC
« on: February 20, 2018, 01:54:31 AM »
hi tryed this code the numbers work except the a axis but the motors dont run please advise stephen.brindle@icloud.com or 0044 7775604191 ;D

i have send you a code for ATC here:

http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,36624.msg251085.html#msg251085

please don't start the same Problem at different places:

1719
General Mach Discussion / Re: Z speed limiting xy speed
« on: February 20, 2018, 01:46:28 AM »
an other idea might be to use spindlespeed for laserpower


M3 S100 F500
G1 X10  S200
G1 X20  S300
G1 X30  S400
M5

just brainstorming.

1720
sorry t have to say this,

it's like a question: can i drive a car with bananas?

sorry again