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Offline N4NV

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Tool table T word
« on: February 17, 2020, 05:09:02 PM »
I have a Hardinge CHNC which has an 8 station tool turret.  I have mach3 set up so when I enter M6 TXXYY it will rotate the turret to tool TXX and use the offsets for tool TXX.  In the manual for Mach turn, it says "For example T0101, selects tool 1 with offests in table entry 1 (conventionally 0.0 for the master tool) and T0127 selects tool 1 but with the offset in table entry 27."  The tool table as I read it is listed in order of the tool, number 1 through 256.  I don't know where tool 1 entry 27 would be.  If someone could help me understand this I would be appreciative. 

The reason for my asking is one of the tools in my turret is a drill chuck.  I might be doing a job that requires 3 or more drills.  I would like to be able to call up M6 T0601 for my center drill, M6 T0609 for a /4" and maybe M6 T0610 for a 1/2 inch drill.  Each different drill would have a different offset (length) in the tool table.  I could put a drill stop in each drill so they would always go in the chuck to the same length. 

Thank, Vince

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Re: Tool table T word
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2020, 01:36:28 AM »
T0127 means
tool is in turret place 1
Offset is used from tool number 27 in tool table

T0227 means
tool is in turret place 2
Offset is used from tool number 27 in tool table

T0601 means
tool is in turret place 6
Offset is used from tool number 1 in tool table

and so on...

TXXYY
the XX part is used to know where to rotate the turret
the YY part is used to know the Offset data
because noramly you will have more the 8 Tools bus only 8 places in turret.

anything is possible, just try it.
if you find some mistakes, in my bad bavarian english,they are yours.

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Re: Tool table T word
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2020, 09:30:59 AM »
Thanks, I'll give it a try.

Vince