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Re: Automoatic tool changer macros & sensing
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2010, 06:19:43 AM »
VB isn't difficult and i'm sure if you get stuck there's plenty of us that can help. My Boxford lathe uses a stepper on it's toolchanger. When reversing onto the rachet enough pulses are sent to the stepper for about one and a quarter tool positions. The boxford changer is so much quicker than the Orac.

It so happens i've a spare stepper driver built in the Orac and will have to get around to following your lead.

Thanks for sharing.

John

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Re: Automoatic tool changer macros & sensing
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2010, 06:28:15 AM »
VB isn't difficult


Thats true, even I can manage basic things so it must be simple :)
Just so happens I just finished fitting a second turret to my lathe the last day, the hardest part was making it actually fit my lathe.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geD2jbW9hUY
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