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Tool change Macro for Boxford 160 TCL lathe?
« on: June 04, 2017, 07:23:42 PM »
Hi, I'm new here and new to CNC. I have a Boxford 160 TCL with a ATC. I have managed to, with help from here, get the spindle and steppers working but I'm completely stuck on the tool changer. This is the exact same lathe and tool changer as shown in the Mach3 Turn manual so I'm guessing there must be a macro out there somewhere I can use at least as a starting point to get this ATC working?

Also is there a tutorial on how to do this? I have watched the video on the Artsoft site but it doesn't really relate my lathe.

thanks in advance!
Jason
Re: Tool change Macro for Boxford 160 TCL lathe?
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2017, 04:02:31 PM »
Anyone? Please! :-)

Jason
Re: Tool change Macro for Boxford 160 TCL lathe?
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2017, 02:41:20 AM »
Have you ever figured it out? Hope some expert would chime in.
Re: Tool change Macro for Boxford 160 TCL lathe?
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2017, 05:34:27 PM »
Sort of.. The macro works but not all the time. Im going to try and get a response on my other thread to try and find out why.

Re: Tool change Macro for Boxford 160 TCL lathe?
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2017, 08:02:18 PM »
It would be a good future reference if you share what solution you came up with.
Re: Tool change Macro for Boxford 160 TCL lathe?
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2017, 08:14:45 PM »
Yes I intend to. I just need to get it working reliably.  There are 100's of threads on here which don't get updated with the fixes and it can be quite annoying  >:D :D


Re: Tool change Macro for Boxford 160 TCL lathe?
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2017, 08:32:50 PM »
Yeah, some of those should be a good reference as well.