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Anyone using this spindle & tool changer system?
« on: October 30, 2010, 10:45:11 AM »
Searching this forum, I found one reference to this system.

http://www.midwestrapidtool.com/index.htm

Looks interesting, but read nothing on Mach3 usage.

Anyone have experience with this system?

Thanks for any insight.
Re: Anyone using this spindle & tool changer system?
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2010, 10:01:33 AM »

I received the following email reply from Midwest Rapid Tool Inc., Including a pdf file. Thought I'd pass it on.
 


This ATC will work with Mach3.  I have created all the macros and VB 
code required.  I also created a screen set to help setup the Tool 
Changer and keep track of the Tool Holders and Tool offsets.  I have 
included the setup instructions for you to review.
The bundled price includes everything you need to do automatic tool 
changes.  This includes a modified Porter Cable 7518 router mounted on 
a backplate with an air cylinder, solenoid, and control module, an 
eight station tool pallet, and router control module (turns router 
on/off as required),  four tool holders (w/collet nuts) and 4 collets 
(your choice of size).  The cost for additional tool holders is $55 
each.  We are located about 30mi west of Chicago in Batavia, Il.

Please let me know if you have any other questions or comments.

Thanks
Haze Avery
Midwest Rapid Tool Inc.
www.midwestrapidtool.com
haze@midwestrapidtool.com