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Quick tool change question :)
« on: November 03, 2011, 05:00:55 PM »
Hello all. I have a 24 pocket tool changer that works GREAT, the only problem is my orientate sensor for the spindle crapped out on me. I need to make the machine work by putting the tools in by hand. Do I need to change the "Tool Change" in "General Config" to "Stop Spindle. Wait for Cycle Start"? Will this bypass my m6start macro?


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Aero

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Re: Quick tool change question :)
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2011, 05:11:01 PM »
Yes that should just do as it says, stop and wait for start.
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Re: Quick tool change question :)
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2011, 05:15:44 PM »
I don't think it will bypass the M6start it just waites for a MANUAL cycle start to run.

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Re: Quick tool change question :)
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2011, 05:58:12 PM »
When Set to "Stop Spindle, Wait for Cycle Start", Mach3 runs the M6Start first, then stops and waits for Cycle Start, then runs M6End.
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Re: Quick tool change question :)
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2011, 06:04:04 PM »
Yes just tested and it does indeed. Easy solution, rename your M6 macros and replace with standard ones until you get the orientation sorted.
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Re: Quick tool change question :)
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2011, 12:11:18 PM »
Worked perfect!! Thanks guys :)


Aero