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Re: 1987 Bridgeport Production Center Interact 412 to Mach3 Conversion
« Reply #110 on: December 07, 2010, 03:45:01 PM »
To cool dude, i want one!

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Re: 1987 Bridgeport Production Center Interact 412 to Mach3 Conversion
« Reply #111 on: December 07, 2010, 03:45:49 PM »
Nice work, Joel, thanks for sharing  8)

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Re: 1987 Bridgeport Production Center Interact 412 to Mach3 Conversion
« Reply #112 on: December 07, 2010, 04:17:57 PM »
Looks great and bet you are glad you went to AC servos :)
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Re: 1987 Bridgeport Production Center Interact 412 to Mach3 Conversion
« Reply #113 on: December 07, 2010, 05:15:05 PM »
Looks great and bet you are glad you went to AC servos :)
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100% correct on that...  When I start on that Mori Seiki SL1, it will be AC Servos from the get go.

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Re: 1987 Bridgeport Production Center Interact 412 to Mach3 Conversion
« Reply #114 on: December 12, 2010, 10:37:25 PM »
Started on the Tool Probe.  This was much easier than anticipated, which is not usually the case for me.  I used an old ball touch probed that needed a new battery, head phone cable and a mono jack.  Connected it to Probe/Digitize Input and made a real quick test with G31 and GetVar(2000)…  Mach3 rocks!   

Working on some new screens and real code now.  After its debugged and tested, I’ll post some screen shots, code sample and a video.

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Re: 1987 Bridgeport Production Center Interact 412 to Mach3 Conversion
« Reply #115 on: December 15, 2010, 01:39:28 PM »
The Tool Probe is now functional.  After creating some new buttons and macros, I think its done for now.  We can find the Top of Part, Edge of a Part, Conner of Part, Center of Part with Inside Diameter, and Center of Part with Outside Diameter.

You can change the Probe Touch Speed and Probe Rapid speed until your Position Error is small.  The Position is tracked from run to run so you can see the accuracy of your system.  You can also change the Search Diameter when looking for the Center of the Parts.

In the code, there are parameters for Probe Diameter and Touch Off Distances that can be changed for your setup.  All down Z moves look for Probe Hits, so you will not ram your probe through your part.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Q-169zwYS4E&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1&amp;rel=0&amp;color1=0x006699&amp;color2=0x54abd6&amp;border=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/Q-169zwYS4E&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1&amp;rel=0&amp;color1=0x006699&amp;color2=0x54abd6&amp;border=1</a>

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Re: 1987 Bridgeport Production Center Interact 412 to Mach3 Conversion
« Reply #116 on: December 15, 2010, 02:41:09 PM »
And he even post's the code, spectacular!

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Re: 1987 Bridgeport Production Center Interact 412 to Mach3 Conversion
« Reply #117 on: December 15, 2010, 06:42:33 PM »
Excellent, can see myself having to do this ;D

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Re: 1987 Bridgeport Production Center Interact 412 to Mach3 Conversion
« Reply #118 on: December 16, 2010, 03:11:26 AM »
Love it! What a time saver! Well... now only got to find a probe to make me one :D

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Re: 1987 Bridgeport Production Center Interact 412 to Mach3 Conversion
« Reply #119 on: December 16, 2010, 03:29:11 AM »
Dan, you have a lathe, a probe should be easy to make ;)
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