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Keeping track of machine and tool use
« on: October 02, 2011, 09:46:23 PM »
Is anything available for mach that lets you keep track of machine hours or distance traveled, what programs are run and when, time and travel of different tools used?

Offline Graham Waterworth

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Re: Keeping track of machine and tool use
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2011, 08:32:38 AM »
Sorry there is no tool life management built into mach3.

Never give up, time will pass, the cloud will clear, the sun will shine once more.

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Re: Keeping track of machine and tool use
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2011, 01:17:06 PM »
Yes  Machine Hours
Yes  Axis totall distance
Yes # of M3 starts
****Using Mach3 Maintainance window****
Yes WOrklog, including program name,start time end time date, tool changes
Yes tool useage, with Cam support
**** Using CB and Cam****************
Rolling it ALL into a good Tool useage program would be UP TO YOU.

It could be done BUT it is NOT a standard MACH3 function.

Just a thought(;-) TP

Re: Keeping track of machine and tool use
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2011, 03:18:43 PM »
I found this thread http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,14864.0.html and it's enough to get me started....but I don't see any of the values in the maintenance window listed as DROs anywhere - am I missing something?