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General Mach Discussion / Re: CNC Lathe turret tool changer help?
« on: October 18, 2015, 04:01:37 PM »
The challenge with replacing the air turret is complicated. I would have to build new plates, and blocks, and bearing seats, etc etc...

I was thinking of a PLC, but have no experience.

I havnt heard from you in a while, didn't know if you still wanted to work on it. ;)

The speed is very constant...I thought it would vary but observing it for as long as I have, (I even bought a big 60gallon compressor to make sure the air is constant)...

That air flow adjustment works great and its a very fine tuning option...which I slowed it down all the way, its not an issue of speed, for some reason mach might be seeing inputs when its not supposed too....I think that's why it was missing tools, also I tried different debouncing, and it did not help...

I would love to try your gcode as well TP, I got TPS's gcode I will try tonight...Is yours working  yet TP? I could try yours as well...

I appreciate all of your help....I am going to make a video once its all done, nicely of course, and explain how I got it work for future friends! :D


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General Mach Discussion / Re: CNC Lathe turret tool changer help?
« on: October 18, 2015, 03:31:34 PM »
HI TP, I tried both your version as well as TPS, TPS seemed to work slightly better, however both versions were not reliably seating the proper tool, I will try TPS's version tonight, but I think if there is a logic portion that says, "I completed the tool change, whoops Im at the wrong tool. Let me try again" That could work....

:)

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General Mach Discussion / Re: CNC Lathe turret tool changer help?
« on: October 18, 2015, 01:40:26 PM »
Thanks Thomas! I will try that code tonight! :) I really appreciate your help! :) I would like to help you out in return! Anything I can help you with?

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General Mach Discussion / Re: CNC Lathe turret tool changer help?
« on: October 18, 2015, 12:02:50 PM »
Wow you are awesome, I will try the code tonight when I get home and let you know, I'll make a video of running.

I figure having that check in there will eliminate the worry of the wrong tool being seated and running/destroying stuff lol!

:)

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General Mach Discussion / Re: CNC Lathe turret tool changer help?
« on: October 18, 2015, 10:44:51 AM »
I will try it tonight! Thank you TPS! :)

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General Mach Discussion / Re: CNC Lathe turret tool changer help?
« on: October 18, 2015, 08:49:14 AM »
Looks like it's working great, however, can we put some code in there that says that if the turret stops and it's not at the right tool change, loop and try again?

Because the  inputs trigger the tool changer to stop, yet it really stops one tool after, and that's fine, I'll just mark what tool is what ;).

For example if get tool 1, tool 1 encoder is read, stops turret, really stops at tool 2 which is active 2 hi, that's ok just need some kind of checking logic.

Tps, u rock!

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General Mach Discussion / Re: CNC Lathe turret tool changer help?
« on: October 18, 2015, 08:12:31 AM »
nope...still doesnt work :( it might change to the right tool, but then if you try to call up different tools, it might miss a tool or not...

Any ideas?


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General Mach Discussion / Re: CNC Lathe turret tool changer help?
« on: October 18, 2015, 07:58:55 AM »
... :| Doesnt work, gives me syntax error when trying to run it in VB editor...

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General Mach Discussion / Re: CNC Lathe turret tool changer help?
« on: October 18, 2015, 07:53:41 AM »
OK let me try that new code! One min! :D

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I got the pause to work properly by removing the while and wend functions!

But the turret is still not changing to the right positions,

heres a video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK_UEFM9VtQ

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