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Tool changer control
« on: June 19, 2013, 11:17:52 PM »
I am currently working on a 10 pos carousel tool changer for my rf 45  and need some suggestions on control. Currently using ESS with Mach 3. I need to control stepper motor for carousel and several I/o for sensors and slide control.  Is it best to use a macro and the I/o available via ESS or use something like and Arduino to control the tool changer and just use Mach 3 to request the tool and verify completion.  Does anyone have Mach screen made for tool changer? Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Tool changer control
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2013, 03:25:34 AM »
It all depends on your skill set, if you are comfortable with macros then that would be the easiest way.
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Re: Tool changer control
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2013, 06:06:27 AM »
This should help you out.

http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,23292.0.html

Post 19 has the macro.

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Re: Tool changer control
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2013, 09:40:03 AM »
Thanks Derek for the link.  I think I could figuire out the macro, just was curious if unloading this task to a micro controller would have any advantages.