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Re: Denford Orac 8 station turret
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2011, 07:54:29 PM »
Hi, i'm pretty sure there 12v. You could test with a meter though.


heres the info sheet on the electronics in the toolchanger.

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Re: Denford Orac 8 station turret
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2011, 12:24:34 PM »
hi I have had a look at some photos I took when I was in my infant stage with cnc ( still in infant stage)
I purchased two oracs a few years ago by way of bereavement sale,

 one already had auto post fitted I can only presume the deceased guy had it up and running fully as apparently he was a bit of a whiz in cnc world using his machines to make monocular also he did a lot of problem solving for other people as well as instructing possibly at schools

Because I did not understand how they worked I inadvertently mucked up all his settings and ended up starting from scratch to get other machine back in work.

I came across some photos that I had taken and forgot I had it shows the c1 board it may well  have opto isolation fitted it also shows that the three grey scale wires going into the c1 board.

not sure what ribbon cable did at The time he did have one gecko drive and one orac original drive fitted also a separate vfd fitted

Bert


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Re: Denford Orac 8 station turret
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2011, 10:47:07 AM »
Hi
I am starting to wonder about these things called macro's

It may well be that stored in computer someware is the relevent missing link to my problem

Where would a good place be to try and find macro's

Also I will have a look to see if he had stored a copy of the setting he used

I do know that he had both running of the one computer and had both oracs going to a box that you could switch over so one computer could be connected to both machines but presume only one machine could only work at any given time
bert

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Re: Denford Orac 8 station turret
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2011, 11:29:31 AM »
Do you know the name of the profile he started for the lathe? If you do then the macro will be in the folder called by that name, it will be in the macros folder in the Mach3 directory.
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Re: Denford Orac 8 station turret
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2011, 11:30:07 AM »
Oh and for toolchange it will be called m6start.m1s

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Re: Denford Orac 8 station turret
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2011, 11:50:51 AM »
Hi Hood
many thanks for that
Don't suppose you have an orac with tool changer on it
Bert

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Re: Denford Orac 8 station turret
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2011, 12:09:33 PM »
Nope, have two turrets on my lathe but its a bit bigger than an Orac
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Re: Denford Orac 8 station turret
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2011, 12:25:45 PM »
Have you fitted the turrets yourself
and is the wiring and setup similar to oracs
Is installation a standard fitment or have you had to make own wiring system
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Re: Denford Orac 8 station turret
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2011, 02:04:55 PM »
My lathe had the rear turret and a 4 position front toolpost, both were hydraulic operated. I removedt the front post and fitted another 6 position turret I got from a friend that was scrapping a CNC Lathe. This too was hydraulic operated but I converted it to use a servo motor instead which allowed bi directional positioning.

I suppose in a way all turrets are similar but each one will need its own method of operation. I use a PLC to do the donkey work and my M6 macro simply send out a signal to the PLC depending on which tool is called and then waits for the PLC to tell it the job is done.
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Re: Denford Orac 8 station turret
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2011, 03:57:23 PM »
Hi hood
I think I may have made a mistake

Found computer has about 6 different profiles in it.

I picked on one and looked at m6start.mls had to pick a program to open it into this changed all the icons on most of the folders now I don't know what to put them back to or if I need to.

this is what I found in the one I chose

Tool=getselected tool()
x=Get tool change start(0)
y=get tool change start (1)
z=get tool change start (2)
a=get tool change start (3)
b=get tool change start (4)
c=get tool change start (5)

SafeZ=get safe Z()

If safe Z>z then straight transverse

Set current tool(tool)             x,y,SafeZ,a,b,c

Before I go and look any further goes this look like what I am looking for or is it just a standard piece of software

did notice that auto tool change had been selected in I think the logic settings

Bert