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3 axis lathe Mach3 tool charger Quicktech
« on: January 09, 2020, 10:41:16 AM »
Hello,

I have problem how to setup tool change, as tool charger is here located in Y axis. I have modified screen and added Y axis, so with JOG or with MDI command all axis are working and showing in program also homing...

So the question now is how to save diferent tools and than call it from MDI?

I really kindly asking for help.

Thank you

Best regards

Gasper

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Re: 3 axis lathe Mach3 tool charger Quicktech
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2020, 07:39:13 PM »
You have a modified screen set so not sure what happens when you click one of the buttons.
Generally, use the Master Tool concept and populate the tool table.
Once the tool table is populated you can call the tool you want to use.
Have a read of good read  ( study would be a better word than read)  "Using Mach3 Turn" manual since it covers most of all the basics that you will need to know.

RICH
Re: 3 axis lathe Mach3 tool charger Quicktech
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2020, 02:04:44 AM »
Dear Rick, Thank you for answer.
However, Mach3 Turn manuals doesn't help much as turns usually don't have Y axis.
I have try to change screen like in this topics:
http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php?topic=35814.0

but then I have found this topics, and here is also Yaxis lathe.

http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php?topic=21851.0

So Can and If yes, how to use this M6 macro to work with my machine.

Thank you

Best regrads

Gasper

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Re: 3 axis lathe Mach3 tool charger Quicktech
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2020, 05:56:05 AM »
but then I have found this topics, and here is also Yaxis lathe.

http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php?topic=21851.0

So Can and If yes, how to use this M6 macro to work with my machine.

i think this macro's are a good base to start with.
you will have to design a custom screenpage where you can set your y-axis values.
X and Z Offsets will be covered by Standard tooltable.

in this example M6Start macro toolpositions are stored in OEMDRo's

Code: [Select]
toolpos1 = GetOemdro(1001)
toolpos2 = GetOemdro(1002)
...
...

and the it drives the y-axis to the defined value for each tool in machine coords
Code: [Select]
If (toolnew = 1)then
   Call Code("G0 G53 X105 Y4.5"&(toolpos1))
   While ismoving()
      Sleep 100
   Wend
End If

it also moves the X and Z axis to a tool Change position

Code: [Select]
   Call Code("G0 G53 X105 Y4.5"&(toolpos1))

i personaly would do this in two step's, first move X and Z out the collision aeria and then move Y,
or maybe in three step's      1.X 2.Z 3.Y or 1.Z 2.X 3.Y to make sure the is no collision possible.
anything is possible, just try it.
if you find some mistakes, in my bad bavarian english,they are yours.

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Re: 3 axis lathe Mach3 tool charger Quicktech
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2020, 06:35:13 AM »
I am putting some info together for you that will answer your how to question.

RICH
Re: 3 axis lathe Mach3 tool charger Quicktech
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2020, 06:43:47 AM »
Thank you all for answers.

If I use that M6 macro what else I have to do to get it work, coz nothing happens if I write T01 ..... in MDI, or I get invalid tool number message.
Do I need to add something on screen? I'm completely lost now...
So any help is really useful, coz without that machine is useless.
Machine is on CsLab CSMIO IP controllers if that change anything.

Thank you

Best regards

Gasper

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Re: 3 axis lathe Mach3 tool charger Quicktech
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2020, 07:02:21 AM »
Looking at your tool holder looks like you have the ability to have 10 tools in the holder.

You will need to have a custom M6Start macro. The M6 macro provides scripting / code to do whatever you want to do. So as TPS points out, you need to think about how YOU want a tool change to work.

Need to decide on whether the lathe will be a front or rear tool post since you should not, do not, never, mix front or rear tool post definitoin in the tool table. Choose one or the other not both.

So think about the above and i'll post info that you need to know and  be aware of  about tools and
configuration, etc.



RICH
« Last Edit: January 10, 2020, 07:04:03 AM by RICH »

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Re: 3 axis lathe Mach3 tool charger Quicktech
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2020, 07:09:45 AM »
in turn mode code for toolchange is:

M6 Txxyy   where xx is the tool # and yy is the offset .
anything is possible, just try it.
if you find some mistakes, in my bad bavarian english,they are yours.
Re: 3 axis lathe Mach3 tool charger Quicktech
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2020, 07:18:18 AM »
Yes it have 10 tool holders.
It will be always used as rear post.

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Re: 3 axis lathe Mach3 tool charger Quicktech
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2020, 07:56:18 AM »
Attached PDF is basic info / generic for the lathe.

With a custom screen set like yours I would suggest that later on you consider adding a page where you can do tool set up. In that screen create the ability to probe your tools to populate, manipulate, change the tool.
It is fast, very accurate, etc.

 RICH