The boss bought a used monarch predator p10 lathe with subspindle and live tooling and bar feeder for a decent price from an auction of a company that went under. It has the Fanuc 18T controller, and most of the documentation is there, but for the life of me I cant find the M code for parts counter. Everything else is there for M codes, so i suspect it wasn't considered important when printing the user manual.... It has the parts counter option in the offset section, just like our Romi G50 with fanuc 21i-T controller, but m76 (what is used on the Romi for parts count) is used for something different on the Monarch. Any clues?
Also, if you happen to know of any good reading about subspindle and live tooling programming, please share. I am used to single and double turret lathes, but not subspindle or live tooling, so any information will be helpful.
Thanks in advance.....
call Monarch lathe - they will give you the code over the phone. They have a website you should be able to get the contact info from.
I think you will fine you have one solid lathe there that can do so real hogging.