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advanced threading plugin
« on: November 26, 2009, 03:58:18 PM »

i am trying out threading on my chnc hardinge retrofit. have the latest update of mach3 installed. i have created the threading code with the simple threading wizard. with the advanced threading plugin enabled,the x and z move to the start position and does not proceed . on the advanced threading screen, shows awaiting trigger. whats the trigger?

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Re: advanced threading plugin
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2009, 04:04:08 PM »
I presume this is a lathe? have you got a spindle indexing disc and sensor connected up. Mach needs to know the spindle position/speed to keep the thread in the right place.
If it's a mill then you don't need a trigger or the advanced threading plugin (I think)

Steve

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Re: advanced threading plugin
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2009, 08:33:11 PM »
Don't use the advanced threading plug in as that was just fot testing.
See section 7.0 which talks about configuration for the MACH ver 3.042.32.
There are other configurations that you need to be aware of for triggering to work
in latest version. It's all in the "Threading On The Lathe? writeup which can be found in the members docs.
RICH

BTW- Trigger is when an index pulse is seen and activates start of movement. see section 2.1 in the writeup.
         
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