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Rotational axis endless rotation
« on: July 30, 2013, 04:27:11 AM »
Hello!

I have a 4 axis milling machine (4th axis is rotational) and I would like to know how to make rotational axis to endless rotation (to work as lathe spindle).

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Re: Rotational axis endless rotation
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2013, 06:45:18 AM »
All depends on the setup of your normal spindle but likely the easiest way would be to just set up a new profile for when you want to use it as a lathe.
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Re: Rotational axis endless rotation
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2013, 07:07:26 AM »
No, new profile is not good option, because I need both at the same time. Is it possible to create a profile for lathe (rotational axis is main spinlde) and then use milling spindle as "live tool"? Which M-code starts live tool on lathe?

Another option; is it possible to manually set value of analog output and then write a macro?

Thank you, Denis

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Re: Rotational axis endless rotation
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2013, 08:22:57 AM »
No live tooling option in Mach.

Do you have an analogue output? If you have something that can output an analogue signal then a brain or macropump could possibly be used.

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Re: Rotational axis endless rotation
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2013, 02:35:42 PM »
CSMIO/IP-S has two analog outputs.

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Re: Rotational axis endless rotation
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2013, 04:25:34 PM »
Ok you should be able to do it via a macro or a brain or whatever you want. I am not sure what the modbus address is for the analogue outs, cant recall seeing it in the manual so you may have to email CS/Lab and ask.
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