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lathe tool changer
« on: April 19, 2013, 03:37:37 AM »
hi; im converting a micro lathe to cnc, and made a 8 position tool changer, that uses a taper dog clutch for positive location
before the controller energise the stepper to rotate to the next tool it must push the toolchanger head as per the "real "ones to clear the dog clutch slots
can someone please point me where I can download a macro that will be close to implement this figure?

thankyou
mariano

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Re: lathe tool changer
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2013, 01:15:01 PM »

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Re: lathe tool changer
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2013, 04:52:10 AM »
Thanks, Hood, I have tried the macro on another computer and looks like that it works, ill see if I have a bit of time and post couple of pics of the toolchanger
thanks again
Mariano

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Re: lathe tool changer
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2013, 10:17:53 AM »
Look forward to seeing it :)
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Re: lathe tool changer
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2013, 03:39:17 AM »
Look forward to seeing it :)
Hood
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can you please guide me on how to post the pictures of the toolchanger in the forum?

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Re: lathe tool changer
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2013, 03:45:43 AM »
Use the additional options button on the reply page. You will then be able to browse your computer and attach the pictures.
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Re: lathe tool changer
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2013, 03:40:33 AM »
I have tried to upload the photos and the forum timed out, when I did it again it told me that there is a photo with that name in the forum..
can you please enlighten me on what is happening?
regards
mariano

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Re: lathe tool changer
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2013, 03:52:05 AM »
Images may have been too big for the forum hence the time out. The forum only accepts a file name once so now it has seen your pictures it will not allow a file of that name, you can rename them and it will accept but may be best to use something like ScreenHunter to take screenshots of the images to reduce them in size. If you google wisdomsoft screenhunter free you should find it no problem.
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Re: lathe tool changer
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2013, 04:15:02 AM »
here are some pics of the toolchanger I made for the micro lathe that im converting to cnc
mariano

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Re: lathe tool changer
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2013, 07:07:49 AM »
Looks very nice :)
Do you have any pics of the clamping system?
Hood