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How to use a touch plate in Mach?
« on: March 30, 2012, 05:10:30 PM »
I have purchased both a touch plate and a digitizing probe and would like to use these to go through and set all of my tool lengths is possible (using TTS quick change tooling with Power Drawbar).

I had assumed it would be relatively simple to do but haven't found much information about it.  a video would be very helpful if there is one out there but most i came across on Youtube were just showing it working not how to get there.  Any help greatly appreciated!

Chris

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Re: How to use a touch plate in Mach?
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2012, 05:50:20 PM »
;D If you could see the things I have in my head, you would be laughing too. ;D

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Re: How to use a touch plate in Mach?
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2012, 12:33:45 AM »
Hi,
All those features are supported in the MachStdMill package.
See www.CalypsoVentures.com for more info. The videos on the site demo how MSM is used for both tool TLO measurement during a tool change as well as the most extensive set of built in probing operations I'm aware of.

Disclosure: I'm the product's author, so you may consider my opinion biased, but MSM already does all that you mentioned.

Dave
Author of the MachStdMill Extensions for Mach3
www.CalypsoVentures.com