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Lathe Parts Catcher
« on: December 28, 2013, 06:35:08 PM »
Hello folks, I have recently acquired an EMCO 220 lathe. I have an EMCO 120p that is running under Mach, but, the 120 does not have a parts catcher like the 220. My question is ...what would be the best way to "code" the catcher to work when a part is ready to be caught ??????  If a macro would work, how would I write it to open the "catcher" during a cutoff procedure ???



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Re: Lathe Parts Catcher
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2013, 09:11:12 AM »
You would do this via a macro and a Mcode call from your G Code. You would normally have the M Code just prior to the parting off call.
Re: Lathe Parts Catcher
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2013, 10:35:14 AM »
Thank you, Hood. I kinda thought it would be that. What i'll probably do is, during the cut off procedure have the cutoff move stop just before the part is cut completely, insert the M code(opens the tray)....then finish the cut and then another M code to close the tray....don't want to many chips in the tray :)