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Re: Macro for Rotary Tool Changer
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2019, 06:07:10 PM »
Hi, sorry if I´m doing my question in a wrong way

I have a Takisawa Lathe working with Mach3
This lathe has te posibility to use 6 differents tools.
I´m working on a Macro to make a auto tool changer, but I´m a bit lost about how to do it.
The rotary tool works with the hydraulic system and not with a servomotor.
Here ther is a video to see how its works for a better understanding.


Could you help me with some Macro to check that could help me to finish my work?
Is there any document with help about Macros and examples?


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Re: Macro for Rotary Tool Changer
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2019, 08:26:09 PM »
The turret has a hydraulic motor and clamp/unclamp but the control side is electronic so you will need to know the outputs to the solenoids and the lock/unlock switch check inputs and also the position count inputs will be on an encoder or on binary coded switches once you have all the detail then we can point you in the right direction.
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