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Re: Rigid tapping with IP-A
« Reply #40 on: May 25, 2013, 10:21:02 AM »
Looks to be some propitiatory board and without info no way to know what it is doing  I am afraid.
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Re: Rigid tapping with IP-A
« Reply #41 on: May 25, 2013, 11:25:12 AM »
I have found some documentation on some of the control parts like Drives on the Novakon site, but haven't even searched for the BOB yet.

I did manage to figure out how to get it to stop for tool change though. A simple M01 command after the move to tool change position is all that was needed. That is provided that is checked in the General config screen. :)

So all that is working and I am just filling in my offsets now, so I should be able to run a few parts fully on the machine later today.
I have been manually drilling and tapping these parts for years now. It will be nice to finally let a machine do it.

Novakon is coming out with a PDB and an ATC that I will need to save some pennies for. That would be a very nice upgrade.
Thanks, Hood.
I'll post a video when I have something.

Lee

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Re: Rigid tapping with IP-A
« Reply #42 on: May 25, 2013, 08:02:01 PM »
The M01 wasn't what was missing.
It was the actual M06 with the tool number in front of it.
The tool number in the parentheses is what was throwing me. That don't count. ;) At least not as Gcode.  ::)
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Re: Rigid tapping with IP-A
« Reply #43 on: May 27, 2013, 08:15:23 AM »
Here is the full tool change code where the tool number is 11. Most of you guys know this.
T11 M06 G43 H11

Here is the video I promised as well. All setting are very conservative.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQJhLSyJkYM&list=HL1369656394
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Re: Rigid tapping with IP-A
« Reply #44 on: May 27, 2013, 01:53:38 PM »
Looks to be working well for you :)
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Re: Rigid tapping with IP-A
« Reply #45 on: November 12, 2013, 05:14:49 AM »
This looks really good, I wish I purchased the threading module when I ordered my IP-A now.
On thing I'm not clear about though, will I need to add and encoder, a tacho or both to my spindle?
Thanks
Jim

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Re: Rigid tapping with IP-A
« Reply #46 on: November 12, 2013, 10:49:52 AM »
Encoder would be needed. Double check with CS-Lab that you can tap with a VFD but from what I understand you can.

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Re: Rigid tapping with IP-A
« Reply #47 on: November 12, 2013, 11:11:38 AM »
thaanks hood, I'll check with cs-lab before splashing the cash