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Offline comet

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auto changer
« on: June 22, 2007, 06:32:00 AM »
  I am having a look at making a auto tool changer along the lines
of the simple Router type i.e. the head moves to a number of places on the
table where tools are located and picks them up.
I really need the coordinates for this process to be done in the machine coord system.
otherwise its a bit of a nightmare setting up.
 How can i change the machine to work in these coord.s during my tool change,
and then come back out to fixture coordinates to machine?

Offline Graham Waterworth

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Re: auto changer
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2007, 07:12:15 AM »
If you use G53 these are absolute machine coordinanates relative to the zero return position.

e.g. G53 x-5. y-5. z-5.

And this is your standard work offset

G54 x0 y0 z0

Without engineers the world stops


Re: auto changer
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2007, 07:30:00 AM »
Remember to make sure you REF home the machine when you first fire it up to set the machine coordinate base the same each time. (;-) TP