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Linking three programs
« on: February 08, 2013, 11:32:20 PM »
I am needing help figuring something out.   I have several thousand pieces of 4 x 4 x 1/4 square tube that I need to notch on three sides.

How can I right / link three separate programs together so that the first program runs completely, then stops at a wait point.   I then manually rotate the tub in a jig.   Press an aux. start button and program #2 runs.   Then #3.

After the third program runs the flame cutter goes home and starts over with program #1 on the next start button push.



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Re: Linking three programs
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2013, 11:38:34 PM »
Steve, could you not just make it one program and add M1 (optional stops) where you want them?

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Linking three programs
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2013, 12:41:54 AM »
Is that what I need?   Is the m1 a wait for the start button.   I am not sure what I need.



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Re: Linking three programs
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2013, 09:02:36 AM »
I think so.  When your gcode ges t0 M1 (as long as your optional stop is enabled), it pauses, in its current state and will continue to run the code on a press of cycle start.  When the M1 is called, say you have the spindle on and down in the part, that is where it will pause.  So, be sure the machine is in the state you want it to be in when the M1 is called.

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Re: Linking three programs
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2013, 02:46:47 PM »
thanks-

I will try it


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