We have a Doosan MV5025 with a Fanuc 32i-Model A control. We purchased the machine in June of 2010. When I bought the machine I bought the tool load monitoring option. We use the machine to drive a large tap in production. The blanks are loaded by a little robot, and then the hole is tapped. Our goal was to monitor our taps and be able to switch taps out once the load was too high, in order to prevent breaking fixtures.
After months of headaches it was deemed that the tool monitoring does not work while in rigid tapping. We were credited for the option, but I was left without the ability to monitor the spindle load during tapping.
Does anyone know of a work around for this problem? I am able to see spindle load on an analog gauge and a digital read-out in the machine. Is there a way to capture this variable through a custom macro and allow me to monitor the torque on the spindle? Any help would be appreciated.