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    Re: Stopping oiler when machine is idle

    Thanks Tom, Worked perfectly. :)
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    Re: Hurco BMC20 Dynomotion Retrofit

    Thats awesome, nice work! I like how your toolchanger has an up and down movement too. I thought that was odd at first, why not just use Z axis?? But your machine stores the tools up higher, and out...
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    Stopping oiler when machine is idle

    Hi Tom,

    Is there any easy way to detect when the machine is idle for a period of time? Would be nice if I could disable the oiler after say 10 mins of no movement. Thanks.

    Mark
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    Re: Hurco BMC20 Dynomotion Retrofit

    Try setting it to Exec/Wait/Sync. I think any time the C-program causes axis motion you are supposed to use the Sync option. That might be causing part of your problem
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    Re: Hurco BMC20 Dynomotion Retrofit

    If you know of an issue, better to fix it properly so there cant be any problem. If you leave it to an operator to potentially see the problem and stop it, it will certainly cause a problem...
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    Re: Hurco BMC20 Dynomotion Retrofit

    Be careful moving carousel only. Things could get messed up if theres a tool left in spindle and it doesnt get put away in the right place. Wouldn't want to end up in some kind of situation where its...
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    Re: Hurco BMC20 Dynomotion Retrofit

    Glad to hear you got it all working!

    FWIW most CNC's simply save the last position of the toolchanger and thats it, no referencing the toolchanger on each start up. Id probably set that up as an...
  8. Re: Fadal 4020 Electrical Filter (for lack of better terms)

    Id put the filter back in to start since that didnt cause your problem. The fact that the filter was buzzing confirms there is an overload, and problem is most likely downstream from there. Id doubt...
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    Re: Hurco BMC20 Dynomotion Retrofit

    Oh ok, you have brand new ones. I missed that picture sorry. I was thinking you were probably using the original solenoid valves and maybe had something mixed up. I see what you mean now about the...
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    Re: Hurco BMC20 Dynomotion Retrofit

    Do you know the make/model of your solenoid valve? It looks like you have 2 coils based on your program using 2 different bit numbers. Most valves with 2 coils are 3 position, with the center...
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    Re: Hurco BMC20 Dynomotion Retrofit

    Troy,

    I had a look through my init file and dont see anything else about that f being declared. Pretty sure that is everything. The first line is not indented in my init like it shows here on the...
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    Re: Hurco BMC20 Dynomotion Retrofit

    Awesome! Post some videos of your progress.

    The delay is real easy one. Just calculate the delay based on your current speed. Heres the code I use in my M5 program. I didnt bother to do the...
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    Re: Hurco BMC20 Dynomotion Retrofit

    Hi Troy,

    Looks like your on the right track. I like how you made a list of every step needed, thats important to know first. There are a few things I have going on outside of my toolchange program...
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    Re: 4th axis feedrates

    Hi Tom,

    Yes, I eliminated the rapids and m code time to give a more direct comparison of the code we are concerned about. I just took an approximate time from the 2 videos of 4th axis rotating....
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    Re: 4th axis feedrates

    Also, im using V4.34. I can repeat this test if you guys come up with a patch to combine the motion somehow, it would be a nice feature. But no worries if you guys reach a dead end, im pretty happy...
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    Re: 4th axis feedrates

    Hi Tom,

    I played around with facet angle and you were right, that's what was slowing it down so much! My facet angle was set at 0.5 degrees and I increased it to 5 degrees and it ran much better....
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    Re: 4th axis feedrates

    Heres a video. Runs better (still jerky) for a few seconds then its really slows down (starts and stops). And if I do a feed hold for a few seconds it will run faster again for a few seconds and then...
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    Re: 4th axis feedrates

    Tom, im running these parts again tonight and I think part of my problem is Kflop isnt getting the code from the computer fast enough. If its running slow and i hit feed hold, wait a few seconds for...
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    Re: Adding a Tool Changer

    Hi Troy,

    Heres how it works on my Fadal. I have no orientation feature in the VFD. On my machine there is a hall effect sensor on the spindle that changes state when at orientate position. And...
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    Re: 4th axis feedrates

    I got my cam package from a shop that closed down, and heard something after about the licence may not be transferable. So id rather not to get into too many details lol. The software im using is a...
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    Re: 4th axis feedrates

    Hi Tom,

    This part has come up again a few times and Im still struggling with this problem. I cant seem to fix the problem of small "z only moves" with CAM at all. I did manage to get the post...
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    Re: Setting Zero and divide by 2

    I tried it last night Tom, seems to work fine. This will be very useful, thanks for adding this feature.
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    Re: Setting Zero and divide by 2

    That sounds like a great idea Tom. I always have to break out the calculator and this would be much easier!
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    Re: Tree325 Retrofit Started

    Thanks Tom, that works perfect. Now my reset button resets everything I need. :)
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    Re: Tree325 Retrofit Started

    I added a "reset" physical push button on my machine and set it up to halt program, turn off spindle, turn off coolant, etc and rewind program. Most controllers have a reset button for this and its...
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