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I am running machstdmill and am trying to find info on how to setup a ATC for my 8x4 table. MSM has a page setup for the Santa Cruz Engineering
Automatic Tool Changer. There is no documentation about the hardware required in the help section and after googling my brains out I cannot even find the company. Maybe it an Australian thing!
Does anybody have this system working or any other method I could learn from.

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Noel

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Re: Santa Cruz Engineering Automatic Tool Changer Extension for MachStdMill
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2020, 07:07:36 PM »
Please try the forum for MACHSTDMILL too
http://www.calypsoventures.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=6&sid=80e9219baaf1fb1f88b437c631f6f1e7

MSM is a third party screenset.
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Re: Santa Cruz Engineering Automatic Tool Changer Extension for MachStdMill
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2020, 08:33:05 PM »
I couldn't  find anything there either

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Re: Santa Cruz Engineering Automatic Tool Changer Extension for MachStdMill
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2020, 10:37:13 PM »
You just need to install MSM version 2.3.12 or later
from MSM release note.
V2.3.12
First release with Santa Cruz Engineering ATC support.
7.7 V2.3.13 (Beta)
Added hook support for a user M6PostATLO2 script.
This is a new script hook in addition to the M6PreATLO script, same conventions, placement in the profile directory etc..
M6PostATLO2 is called immediately after the ATLO tool measurement is completed but not until the spindle has returned to the TCP.
7.8 V2.3.14 (Production Release)
Released user M6PostATLO2 script support.
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Re: Santa Cruz Engineering Automatic Tool Changer Extension for MachStdMill
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2020, 05:35:26 PM »
I have the latest software. It's the hardware that i cannot find any direction on.

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Re: Santa Cruz Engineering Automatic Tool Changer Extension for MachStdMill
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2020, 12:00:07 AM »
If you have version of the MachStdMill that supports Santa Cruz ATC, then
you need to edit/Check your m6Start.m1s and M6End.m1s macros.
I think you just have to UNREM some lines of those macros.

Santa Cruz Engineering  should supply you the macros, if there are not already in your MACH3 profile.

Quite easily done.

Perhaps copy and print out those macros and others will be able to help you.
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