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General Mach Discussion / Re: Setting up limit/home switches for lathe
« on: February 07, 2015, 06:59:50 PM »
Thanks Hood
Gerry

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General Mach Discussion / Setting up limit/home switches for lathe
« on: February 07, 2015, 11:27:37 AM »
Hello,
Sorry if this has been covered.  Tried to search but I'm finding mostly info on mill setups and I want to make sure I understand it for my lathe.
I have image showing how I think the switches should be wired with the C10 BOB.  I also have a screen cap of the ports and pins dialog.
I'm not sure about what to put in the boxes under the columns for port# and pin#.
Can some one take a look and let me know if I am on the right track?

In addition, can I use the E-Stop on my G0602 lathe has an E-Stop for both the lathe spindle and the stepper motors by adding the wires to the C10?
Thanks,
Gerry





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Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard
« on: January 13, 2015, 04:36:21 PM »
Hi Ron,
The tool change options in general config was set at "ignore tool change".  I changed it to the stop spindle wait for cycle restart and it works great now.
Thank you.
Gerry

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Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard
« on: January 12, 2015, 06:14:34 AM »
Do you have any tools defined in the tool table?
How will your tools be changed? Manualy?

RICH

No, not yet
Yes, manualy

First look at the setting in the general config- do you have it set for automatic tool change? Then look at the M6 macros in your macro folder under your profile name. Also it looks like you entered on 1 in the tool number- for turn operations the tool number must be in the form of 0101 which is the tool number and the offset number to use. When you enter the number in the DRO it will only show as 101, VB likes to wipe off the leading zero.

I will try that tonite after work.
Thank you Rich and Ron for the quick replies.
Gerry

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Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard
« on: January 11, 2015, 03:02:32 PM »
Hi,
very new at lathe work.  I am almost done converting my Grizzly G0602 to CNC   I have been playing around a bit with Mach 3 and the Mach 3 Turn Wizards cutting air (still need to complete the QCTP mount) and I have a question about tool changes.
I built a file that has these operations...

new turn file created
new tool selected
facing
new tool selected
turning
new tool selected
drill
file ended

I copy pasted the gcode below snipping some of the drill op code to make it shorter.
My question is why doesn't the machine stop to change the tool?  There seems to be an M6 in the code but it just goes to the next op w/o stopping.
with my Tormach mill it will stop and ask for a tool change then I just click on cycle start and it will proceed to the next tool change.
What am I missing?
Thanks,
Gerry

(***New Turn File Started***)
(by  Licensed NFS Turn V.06)
(1/11/2015 2:14:08 PM)
(user supplied init code)
G54
(***New Tool Selected***)
( Unnamed tool)
G00 Z 1.5
G00 x 1
M6 T1
M3 S 2400
G01 F 20
(***Facing***)
(Xstart= 0 Xend= 1 )
(Zstart= 0.1 Zend= -0.03 Zcut= 0.03125)
(will make 5cuts of 0.026)
G00 Z 0.1
G00 X 0
(Start Pass 1)
G01 X 1
G00 Z 0.11
G00 X 0
G00 Z 0.1
G00 Z 0.074
(Start Pass 2)
G01 X 1
G00 Z 0.084
G00 X 0
G00 Z 0.074
G00 Z 0.048
(Start Pass 3)
G01 X 1
G00 Z 0.058
G00 X 0
G00 Z 0.048
G00 Z 0.022
(Start Pass 4)
G01 X 1
G00 Z 0.032
G00 X 0
G00 Z 0.022
G00 Z -0.004
(Start Pass 5)
G01 X 1
G00 Z 0.006
G00 X 0
G00 Z -0.004
G00 Z -0.03
(Last pass)
G01 Z -0.03
G01 X 1
G00 Z -0.02
G00 Z 0.1
G00 X 1
(***New Tool Selected***)
( Unnamed tool)
G00 Z 1.5
G00 x 1
M6 T2
M3 S 2400
G01 F 20
(***Turning***)
(Xstart= 0.47 Xend= 0.31 Xcut= 0.04)
(Zstart= 0 Zend= -6)
(will make 2 cuts of 0.04)
G00 X 0.43
G00 Z 0
(Start Pass 1)
G01 X 0.43
G01 Z -6
G00 X 0.53
G00 Z 0
(Start Pass 2)
G01 X 0.39
G01 Z -6
G00 X 0.49
G00 Z 0
(Last pass)
G01 X 0.31
G01 Z -6
G00 X 0.45
G00 X 0.47 Z 0
(***New Tool Selected***)
( Unnamed tool)
G00 Z 1.5
G00 x 1
M6 T3
M3 S 2400
G01 F 20
(***Drill***)
(Zsafe= 1 Zstart=0 Zend=-6)
(Peck-retract cycle)
(Peck= 0.25Retract= 0.25 )
sniped to make text shorter for post
(***File Ended***)
(1/11/2015 2:14:41 PM)
M5
M9
(user supplied end code)
M30
(Wizard Exit)




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