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Ouput not working in tool change when output also in macropump
« on: October 12, 2020, 11:14:18 AM »
Hi,

I have an output that is working with pushbutton latching when pressed. That is working fine. push button and the poutput comes on. {Push again and output goes off. that is all working.

That output raises the dust collector shoe.

The first thing my ATC does is raise the dust shoe.  If I delete the macropump it works in the atc. If I use the macropump macro what happens is the macropump is checking the input, and when the atc fires the output the macro turns it off right away.

I see this working the way I programmed it which is wrong. IS there a way to check if the atc macro is running so I can add it to the macropump as a way for it to bypass shutting it dpown again?

Something like if input1 isactive and atcmacro not running fire output.

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Re: Ouput not working in tool change when output also in macropump
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2020, 01:43:22 PM »
It might be better to set your button up as an OEMTrigger, see Mach3Mill_Install_Config.PDF section 4.13 for details.
« Last Edit: October 12, 2020, 01:45:21 PM by Graham Waterworth »
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Re: Ouput not working in tool change when output also in macropump
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2020, 03:10:30 AM »
simply set a OEMLed in your ATC macro, then macropump is able to check, that ATC macro whants to set the Output
and enable it.
anything is possible, just try to do it.
if you find some mistakes, in my bad bavarian english,they are yours.
Re: Ouput not working in tool change when output also in macropump
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2020, 08:28:47 AM »
So would this work? Can I have two and's on a conditional statement?
This is depending on when ATC runs I turn on OEMLED(13) and turn it off when the TC is completed.



If Not IsActive (Input1)  = True Then
  LED = GetOEMLED(77)  ' LED looks at state of Output 5 LED
End If

If IsActive (Input1) And LED = True And OEMLED(13) = False Then  ' looking at input 1 and LED of Output 4 and OEMLED(13)
  DeActivateSignal (OutPut4)
Else
 If IsActive (Input1) And LED = False And OEMLED(13) = False Then
   ActivateSignal (OutPut4)
 End If
End If

If Not IsActive (Input2)  = True Then
  LED2 = GetOEMLED(78)  ' LED looks at state of Output 5 LED
End If

If IsActive (Input2) And LED2 = True Then  ' looking at input 1 and LED of Output 5
  DeActivateSignal (OutPut5)
Else
 If IsActive (Input2) And LED2 = False Then
   ActivateSignal (OutPut5)
 End If
End If         

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Re: Ouput not working in tool change when output also in macropump
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2020, 08:36:23 AM »
this is one way of many's. do not use OEMLED(13) it is Flood LED

use 1200 and abofe
anything is possible, just try to do it.
if you find some mistakes, in my bad bavarian english,they are yours.
Re: Ouput not working in tool change when output also in macropump
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2020, 09:56:01 AM »
I thought I could use it since this is a router and wont use coolant. plus it would give me a visual indication of ATC in progress.

But I understand your concerns.

Thanks,
Re: Ouput not working in tool change when output also in macropump
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2020, 11:26:17 AM »
this is one way of many's. do not use OEMLED(13) it is Flood LED

use 1200 and abofe

OK that works, thanks

Bob