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    Tool Clearance in program

    Has any one ever rotated the tool carousel in a program for tool\part clearance?
    I would like to call a tool pocket without a tool change.

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    Re: Tool Clearance in program

    What about going to an XY position where the carousel can rotate safely in any direction to any toolpot ?

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    Re: Tool Clearance in program

    ...try using a minus sign (-) with T call to stage tool magazine. T-xxx

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    Re: Tool Clearance in program

    I've never done it in a program, but in MDI you can use T1 to rotate to pocket 1 without a tool change. I don't see why it wouldn't work in a program too.

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    Re: Tool Clearance in program

    Hmmm. Just tried this, and only seemed to work if there was no tool in spindle so probably won't work for what you want to do.

    Before shutting down the control I frequenty put the tool away and use
    T1 to rotate to pocket 1 so assumed it would work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse_H View Post
    Has any one ever rotated the tool carousel in a program for tool\part clearance?
    I would like to call a tool pocket without a tool change.
    Reading a little more into your query....
    Are you wanting to pre-select next tool in your program ?..
    (Assuming T# is same as Pot#, and doesn't alter)
    The M6 is the command that actually does the swap out.

    If your machine does NOT have a toolchange arm, then WHY are you moving the carousel away from where the tool (that is in spindle) will be placed.
    Next tool pre-selection can only occur on machines that have a change arm (it holds both in-going & out-going tools).

    But if you have tool assemblies that their lengths interfere with the job on the table, then a pot# could be called by T# to swing the carousel to a safer position). This is normally bad practice as it is asking for a crash. Remove the unused tools, or shorten the assemblies.

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    Re: Tool Clearance in program

    good day
    for all
    could you help us we have amada aries 245 when we turn it on everything is ok
    NC ready OK
    top dead center OK
    but it did move we can not retract to zero or do any manual move
    there are no alarms !
    but the stop bottom are lighted on (red ) at control panel right down to the display screen
    as shown at attached picture

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    Re: Tool Clearance in program

    If you want to see if any tool will hit a clamp or the part, put the X and Y axis were you think it will hit, bring the carousel to the spindle and index the tool carousel to each tool.

    MIKE CNC Machine Services INC | Cincinnati Milacron MachinesCNC Machine Services

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