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Offline Katoh

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Time based programming
« on: July 17, 2019, 03:30:41 AM »
G'Day All
I am trying to write a little program but it has a twist I want to make it time based.

This is basically what I want.

S75
M3 (on for 5 seconds)
M4 (on for 3 seconds)
M5
M30

Nothing to hard there but is there a time based code?

Thanks
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Katoh

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Re: Time based programming
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2019, 03:59:29 AM »
G4Px should do the trick (Uncheck in Settings for an  x  dwell time in Seconds).
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Re: Time based programming
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2019, 07:08:01 AM »
Hi Tweakie
I just wanted to clarify I am Using Mach3 Lathe, Where do I find the ( x dwell settings) ?
Many thanks for the quick reply
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Katoh

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Re: Time based programming
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2019, 07:17:03 AM »
If you look up the G04 command you will see that it is followed by Px where x=Dwell in Seconds or Milliseconds. As an example the Gcode command line G4P3 will give a 3 second delay assuming 'G04 Dwell in ms' is unchecked in Config/ General Config.

If you lathe screen does not allow you to see the Gcode Summary then temporarily select the Mill screen (1024.set) to view.

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Re: Time based programming
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2019, 08:06:17 AM »
Awsome ;D
Works a charm!!!
I have being Nc Machining for a long time but never had heard of or needed time management in an axis, simply fantastic, and you Tweakie can not thank you enough. Happy Happy, Joy Joy!!!!
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Re: Time based programming
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2019, 08:07:15 AM »
Excellent  ;)
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