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Automatic tool height remember mach 3 ATC
« on: May 09, 2015, 07:55:31 AM »
Dear Reader, we build a machine using Mach3 version 3.66 with a 2.2KW ATC spindle with a USB breakout board.
The atc part is working properly.
We use a touch plate for the zeroing of the tool.
We would like mach to remember the tool height automatically for each tool so that we don't have to zero it after changing.
Does anyone know if this is possible?

Thnx in advance.

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Re: Automatic tool height remember mach 3 ATC
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2015, 03:13:55 PM »
Not quite sure what you mean but think all you would need to do is have the macro write the tool height to the tool table.
I do my tool height setting with a setter I made which uses a glass scale and that is fed into Mach, I can then just place a tool in it, press a button on the Mach screen and then it will ask me which tool number I want to set it as. It then writes to the tool table and I can place it into the tool changer at the correct position.

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Re: Automatic tool height remember mach 3 ATC
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2015, 05:31:37 PM »
IF you look in the Mach tool box section I placed a routine there that can do what you want. also easy to empliment.

Just a thought, (;-) TP