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Mach blew right past tool change request
« on: February 26, 2013, 06:47:52 PM »


So here’s the deal
This is on my knee mill with my 10 tool ATC conversion.

The code has been run well over 250 times and had been run 7 times before the incident.
9 tool changes total. First face with end mill. Second spot drill 16 holes. Third tap drill holes. Fourth thread mill....and there’s the problem. No holes for the thread mill. There goes $40.00 :(
It seems to have skipped right past the entire drill cycle .
It’s not a case of it missing the grab on tool #3 ( the drill) as it’s still in the carrousel. If the drawbar misses the pull stud (has never happened) the tool will just drop down when the carrousel retracts. The only plausible scenario I can come up with is Mach just had a giant fart and decided to skip over a whole tool operation.

Has anyone else with tool changers experienced this? I’m not overly concerned but it would be nice to know if others had seen this

Thanks
Derek

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Re: Mach blew right past tool change request
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2013, 07:12:48 PM »
Mach has been known to ignore Mcodes from time to time.

That is why you should have some safety code in your M6 macros to Estop Mach in such cases as it skipping the Mcode.

Just a thought. (;-) TP

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Re: Mach blew right past tool change request
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2013, 07:51:41 PM »
Mach has been known to ignore Mcodes from time to time.

That is why you should have some safety code in your M6 macros to Estop Mach in such cases as it skipping the Mcode.

Just a thought. (;-) TP

I did not know such macro code existed!

What pray tell would that look like :)

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Re: Mach blew right past tool change request
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2013, 09:08:59 PM »
Can you post your M6 start macro?? The safety code will depend on what you are doing in the macro.

(;-) TP

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Re: Mach blew right past tool change request
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2013, 03:23:02 AM »
Curious the version of Mach you are using?
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Re: Mach blew right past tool change request
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2013, 06:49:23 AM »
Terry: PM sent.

Hood: It' version 3.043.067

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Re: Mach blew right past tool change request
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2013, 06:54:09 AM »
I have found lots of issues with Turn and 066 and 067 and also one with Mill, the one with Mill is macros often only partially run and button scripts can be ignored all together. Suggest you go back a few revisions.
Hood