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    Re: OT I've been a bit busy with other things.

    Quote Originally Posted by BurrMan View Post
    Try to get "sbs cycle" "RTM ****" user on this with you. Havnt seen him around on this forum. May still be on other forum...

    You 2 may be helpful to each other!
    Thanks Burr,
    Some of his old posts helped me along, plus some otherwise undocumented hints from old posts from Al DePaulo and I'm sorted.
    I'm just going through the Siemens peck drilling cycle variables in the post, correcting the ones which are wrong and adding any missing ones through Advanced Posting tabs in the GUI and then incorporating them through scripting,
    Regards & Thanks,
    Nick

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    Re: OT I've been a bit busy with other things.

    Hi Nick

    Glad to see you back, your expertise with the coding has been missed

    Regards
    Rob

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    Re: OT I've been a bit busy with other things.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Engine Guy View Post
    Hi Nick

    Glad to see you back, your expertise with the coding has been missed

    Regards
    Rob
    Cheers Rob!
    Good to be back.
    I've just made my first cuts on 6082 with the Syil X7, it sounds relaxed but the speed of the moves is still putting the wind up me, especially the Z rapids after a tool change!
    ATB,
    Nick

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    Re: OT I've been a bit busy with other things.

    Quote Originally Posted by magicniner View Post
    Cheers Rob!
    Good to be back.
    I've just made my first cuts on 6082 with the Syil X7, it sounds relaxed but the speed of the moves is still putting the wind up me, especially the Z rapids after a tool change!
    ATB,
    Nick
    Z rapids after tool change I have to set to 20 because Haas's coolant takes its sweet ass time to turn on again and reposition,,you must not have that problem,,,that's great

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    Re: OT I've been a bit busy with other things.

    Be Super nice to have an option for Z Rapids after the 1st initial Rapid that I have to set low so the Coolant catches up.In other words each rapid after that point balls to the wall.Is that out of the realm of Scripting ?

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    Re: OT I've been a bit busy with other things.

    No non-return valve or anti-siphon valve in the coolant line so yes, I do, until I fit suitable valves.
    I've put a pause in after the tool change for the time being but that's a good idea on slower Z rapids!

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    Re: OT I've been a bit busy with other things.

    Quote Originally Posted by jrmach View Post
    Be Super nice to have an option for Z Rapids after the 1st initial Rapid that I have to set low so the Coolant catches up.In other words each rapid after that point balls to the wall.Is that out of the realm of Scripting ?
    I have a bunch of manual turning to do but I'm looking at that option, a pause only after the 1st tool change or a pause that's near zero after the first tool change, let me see what I can come up with.

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    Re: OT I've been a bit busy with other things.

    Quote Originally Posted by magicniner View Post
    I have a bunch of manual turning to do but I'm looking at that option, a pause only after the 1st tool change or a pause that's near zero after the first tool change, let me see what I can come up with.
    Yeah,I imagine it to be a common problem for most machines,if you get an Einstein moment,please share

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    Re: OT I've been a bit busy with other things.

    Do you have a
    (FIRST CUT - FIRST TOOL)
    comment in block 2 of your post processor?
    If so you can add a pause command long enough for your coolant system to prime and start delivering good flow, after the line in that block with
    coolant_on
    insert a line with
    "G4","?##"
    Where ? is the character used for your machine to define a pause time in seconds and ## is the number of seconds, the post processor will pass through the characters in inverted commas and the comma between the two groups of characters will be parsed as a space.
    Any use?

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    Re: OT I've been a bit busy with other things.

    Quote Originally Posted by jrmach View Post
    Yeah,I imagine it to be a common problem for most machines,if you get an Einstein moment,please share
    James

    Does you HAAS have the programable coolant nozzles that point the coolant to the end of each tool no matter what the length, if so if memory serves right I did hear somewhere that there should be a built in delay in the control where the nozzles are set to the tools that can be toggled on/off/set, don`t know the age/level of your control so if yours is an early one it may not have that facility or I may have got it all wrong and it was a different make of machine !! (Playing the "age card" here )

    Regards

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    Re: OT I've been a bit busy with other things.

    Quote Originally Posted by magicniner View Post
    I've had a lot going for the last couple of years including Sterno-Clavicular Joint failure, eventual repair surgery and recovery, losing my Father and dealing with his estate and some other distractions.
    I have spent very little time making things over the last year or two, but that's about to change.
    I'm getting to the end of installing and commissioning my new mill, I eventually settled on a Syil X7 as the largest thing which would fit in the space available to me.
    I went with the full enclosure Combo model, the Siemens 808d Advanced controller with Siemens axis servos, drivers & spindle servo, a 12 tool auto tool changer, 4th axis and flood coolant and 10000rpm spindle.
    The factory very kindly added to my order at no additional cost an air blast nozzle, laser mapping of the ball screws and 12000rpm spindle.
    I'm hoping to get back into the swing of things sometime next month,
    Regards,
    Nick

    I'm still running V25 BTW ;-)
    It sounds like you've had a lot going on. Very sorry to hear about your Father, I could only imagine the loss. I'm glad it sounds like you've weathered most of the storm and came through upright. And of course it's great to hear you are back to making things! The machine sounds very cool and capable for your space limitations. I would love to see what it can do.

    It sounds like you have sorted out most of your issues. Nice work, the documentation wasn't as good as it is now. I rarely have to use scripting these days but I was always trying to push BobCAD to the limits. Now it's all kind of built in! The scripting is still invaluable for machine specific limitations as you all seem to have discovered.

    I also have had a run of it lately after my grandfather passed a few years ago. My father suddenly had a lot of things to deal with, much like you describe and I know how tough it was for him so again I think I understand a bit what you have been going through.

    That kind of left the shop for me to take care of and we now have 10 people and 14 machines with 2-3 trucks a day of material coming in and parts going out. I wasn't ready and I didn't think I had the experience (20 years in but I was in my late 30's) but I managed with a great crew of people, patient customers, and great software at my hands.

    I'll look for a few simple scripts that could be modified to solve some of your issues. Jr you have some sample code for me to look at? I also have Haas machines and I understand the slow coolant problem. I approach parts by default 2" above the part before starting the coolant, but I also rarely run the machines at full rapid so it's just enough time for the coolant to make contact unless it's early in the mornings. I run the coolant as part of the warmup to prime the pump.

    I don't get back here as much as I'd like to gang! I still try to peek in from time to time but I'm learning the hard way what kind of time it takes to run a business like 10 other peoples lively hood depend on it. I still probably spend too much time on social media but it's a nice outlet. Glad to hear you are still at it Nick, enjoy the new machine
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    Re: OT I've been a bit busy with other things.

    Quote Originally Posted by BurrMan View Post
    Try to get "sbs cycle" "RTM ****" user on this with you. Havnt seen him around on this forum. May still be on other forum...

    You 2 may be helpful to each other!
    It's good to see you and thank you for the kind words old friend. I don't really use many forums at all these days other than Facebook to keep up with local friends, it seems that's the only way people communicate these days, no one makes a call anymore. To be fair, I don't do much but work these days

    I hope all is well and you are still making your beautiful reels. Your talents have always been appreciated and your personal advice and help can never be repaid. Some day we have to tip glasses :cheers:
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