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Mach4 Lathe Tool Change
« on: November 27, 2015, 04:01:10 PM »
I am very green to Mach 4 and CNC in general so please excuse if this is obvious.

I have just gotten my lathe conversion running with Mach 4, and are trying to do a tool change, it will be a manual tool change, so I need the machine to go to a defined location and stop, then wait until I press start cycle, and continue with the new tool.

I understand since its a lathe I use the T0101 or similar code for tool changes compared to the M6 of a mill. I understand that in Mach4, I need to make a macro for the tool change, would it still be a M6 macro?

By any chance does anyone already have a macro written?

Thanks in advance.

Re: Mach4 Lathe Tool Change
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2015, 02:43:48 AM »
Problem solved.

Incase anyone else ever has the same issue:
Yes its still a M6 macro for the tool change, even though in the code you don't actually call out M6.

For the code, I found one in the Mach4 folder under, LuaExamples>Toolchanger>StopManualToolchange, it worked perfectly.