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very simple tool chnage setting help needed
« on: May 02, 2013, 08:13:24 PM »
OK I have a NMTB 30 quick change tool holder.  This will be my 1st program using more than one tool ( 2 to be exact)  I will be using DA180 and DA300 collet tool holders so I can even adjust the 2 end mills to protrude exactly the same.  My point is that I am not concerned with too length offset at all whatsoever.  That is perfectly repeatable. 
     All that I want to know is what settings should be applied in mach so that when the T# command is called and M6 follows the spindle and coolant stop and the table moves to a comfortable tool change position.  The I hit cycle start and continue where we left off. 

What settings do I need to apply?
        Thanks
             Chanan ( John)

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Re: very simple tool chnage setting help needed
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2013, 01:28:53 PM »
What I think I would do is use Auto Toolchange option in General Config and have something like the following in the m6start macro.

Tool= GetSelectedTool()
Code"G0 G53 Z0"  ' Enter Z machine coord you wish if not zero
While IsMoving()
Wend
Code"G0 G53 X0 Y0" ' Enter X and Y machine coords you wish if not zero
While IsMoving()
Wend
Code" M5 M9"
Code "M1"
SetCurrentTool(Tool)


You would have to make sure your code after the tool call has the height offset called and also a M3.

Hood
Re: very simple tool chnage setting help needed
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2013, 02:27:37 PM »
Thanks, when I power up my knee later on, I will use Rays macro that sets tool height and everything automatically.