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Re: Old turret lathe
« Reply #20 on: October 17, 2018, 12:02:47 PM »
Ok guys, I have a motor set up on my turret. For test purposes I called it “c” axis and I set a DRO on my screen to monitor it. Now I’m lost as to how th write the g-code to get it to work separate from the other axis. Right now it will move the c axis and then go on to the others after it makes its move. Help needed please
Thanks
Art
Re: Old turret lathe
« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2018, 09:38:19 AM »
Guys
I think I understand what Chad means by the DSP and DEP etc but I would like to do a pecking operation(to break chips). So I rapid to drill start position drill to say -.2 then back off .01 then continue to the -.4 back off .01 until it reaches drill end position. Then go to a drill clear position. So I’m not a lua guy what would that macro look like.
Thanks
Art
Re: Old turret lathe
« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2018, 10:36:33 AM »
Art,
You could use a pecking drill cycle in the code. G83.1 Deep Hole Peck Drilling or G73.1 Peck Drilling. 
For reference see Page 64 and 65 of the Lathe G Code Programming Manual.
Chad Byrd