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Rotary table question
« on: March 27, 2006, 04:35:12 PM »
Hey all,
I'm using a rotary table to do some parts by turning 60 degrees at a time and milling a small hole at each stop.
Problem is when I'm done with the part I've been commanding the rotary to go back to 0 so for each part I'm making two turns of the rotary table.
I'm thinking there has got to be a better way.
Can I reset the DRO or something to keep from having to turn all the way back to 0 each time?

Thanks

James

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Re: Rotary table question
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2006, 05:50:23 PM »
I'm not sure Mach3 supports this but on most controls you can enter 'G92 A0' into the code and it will zero out the A axis.

Graham.
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Re: Rotary table question
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2006, 07:19:30 PM »
That will work :)
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Re: Rotary table question
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2006, 07:35:09 PM »
Worked like a charm!!

My rotary table and I thank you  ;D

James
Re: Rotary table question
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2006, 01:55:09 PM »
One more question.
Is there any way to have a bell or sound activated say when a tool change or end of program?

I've looked over G and M codes and don't see anything.

Thanks
Re: Rotary table question
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2006, 03:53:37 PM »
Yes you can write an Mcode that will play a wav file or you can use the speak... IF you need a hand with the macro I can help you out.
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