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    Re: Hurco BMC20 Dynomotion Retrofit

    Here is a video of tool changer. Still need to fine tune the pneumatics.
    https://youtu.be/Wf-TXzZg43M
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    Re: Hurco BMC20 Dynomotion Retrofit

    Found problem to tool change fail after referencing. For some reason the IN and UP solenoid bits are not clearing. It is in the code after the limit switch for each solenoid is active then i ClearBit...
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    Re: Hurco BMC20 Dynomotion Retrofit

    Setting to Exec/Wait/Sync fixed the issue when running Gcode. Thanks.
    Still looking at what is causing first tool change fail after running my referencing program.
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    Re: Hurco BMC20 Dynomotion Retrofit

    Did some more tests and found some Ccode issues.
    1. After i run my machine/ToolChanger reference Ccode.Then do a MDI tool change, the tool change sequence faults out at the point where the tool...
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    Re: Hurco BMC20 Dynomotion Retrofit

    This was my thought if machine was shut off with tool in spindle. If TC reference was allowed to do a tool change at position 16 and there is a tool in spindle and carousel that would cause a crash...
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    Re: Hurco BMC20 Dynomotion Retrofit

    Hi mmurray,



    I thought of this, but the sort of redundancy eliminates more human error on my part. ;) It doesnt actually do a tool change, just rotates carousel to position.The limit switch on...
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    Re: Hurco BMC20 Dynomotion Retrofit

    Hi Tom,
    So when i was trouble shooting i had these 2 lines commented out in the M6 tool change C code keeping it from writing to text file.


    persist.UserData[157] = persist.UserData[6]; //...
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    Re: Hurco BMC20 Dynomotion Retrofit

    Hi m_c,
    My gauge is only off about 5psi maybe. So it wasnt the issue. I would think that the cylinders are designed to work off of 90 psi. The manufacture sticker is worn off so i dont know for...
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    Re: Hurco BMC20 Dynomotion Retrofit

    Hi Tom,
    I have tool 8 that i typed into text file and saved. When i do a tool change, say M6T5, the print out says "Tool Changed to Tool 8"
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    Re: Hurco BMC20 Dynomotion Retrofit

    Hi Tom,
    The time stamp is not changing on the text file unless i open it and save it. The print out is whatever i have entered in the text file and saved. I also have to re initialize my main INIT...
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    Re: Hurco BMC20 Dynomotion Retrofit

    Hi Tom,
    No the KFlopData.txt does not show the tool that was changed to.Will need to double check about the print out, but i believe it prints out what ever tool i typed into the KFlopData.txt...
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    Re: Hurco BMC20 Dynomotion Retrofit

    Hi m_C,
    The other day i was looking at flow control valves and found one that has an exhaust built into it. Need to check if they are one way. Also noticed the gauge on my machine pressure regulator...
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    Re: Hurco BMC20 Dynomotion Retrofit

    It prints the statement from code "Unable to open file".
    So i tried to delete file and windows said it was in use by KmotionServer. Then i opened file and typed 1.00000. And saved.
    Now it prints...
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    Re: Hurco BMC20 Dynomotion Retrofit

    Hi Mark,
    They are 2 position.
    AutomationDirect
    The manifold has 4 exhaust ports, 2 at each end, gives you the option to direct the exhaust. I have worked on Hardinge VMCs that use a similar...
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    Re: Hurco BMC20 Dynomotion Retrofit

    I tried before and after forever loop, at least i think i did. Here it is before??


    //V3- Added LowPass Filter to output.
    //V3.1- Removed waylube bit timer
    //V3.2-Added Auto Tool Changer Code...
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    Re: Hurco BMC20 Dynomotion Retrofit

    I dont know how or where exactly to add code to my main INIT code. I tried to where i thought it should be but when executing the init code, the code just hangs. Now i know what the apprentice iam...
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    Re: Hurco BMC20 Dynomotion Retrofit

    Hi Mark,
    I tried this before but has no effect leaving one opposite solenoid on. The air valve will stay maintained keeping air pressure on cylinder no matter what direction. The extension of...
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    Re: Hurco BMC20 Dynomotion Retrofit

    Hi mmurray,
    Iam getting an error when compiling. States that 'f' is undeclared. How and where should it be defined? In the main init code or ?

    Thanks,
    Troy
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    Re: Hurco BMC20 Dynomotion Retrofit

    Hi Tom,
    That did the trick :) I also added it to my M5 code. Will get a video soon. Would like to fix an air cushion issue for cylinder that extends and retracts the tool changer, before i post a...
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    Re: Hurco BMC20 Dynomotion Retrofit

    Hi Tom and mmuray,

    Got some success in that the tool changer is working. :) The code still needs cleaned up and some adjustments made, like a way to wait for spindle to come to a complete stop...
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    Re: Hurco BMC20 Dynomotion Retrofit

    Below is an edited version of mmurray's code, which iam sure i have missed something. Also,what all do i need to configure in KMCNC to use this code? And is there more code that needs to be added to...
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    Re: Hurco BMC20 Dynomotion Retrofit

    Already know i am going to need help with the C code, as this tool changer is like a whole machine by itself. :)
    The tool changer is a Geneva mechanism that holds 16 tools. Each rotation of motor...
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    Re: Hurco BMC20 Dynomotion Retrofit

    Got things mounted up and all is wired to Konnect and Kanalog.
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    Tool Changer Spindle Orientate

    Thanks guys,
    This is what i was looking for. Nice to see a working example.

    Got my VFD configured last night to use the Z phase of spindle encoder and use a parameter in VFD to orientate spindle...
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    Adding a Tool Changer

    Hello all again,
    Been a while but iam updating my mill again with a umbrella type tool changer. And was wondering if someone can share there C plus code so i could see a working example. Currently...
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