Long time lurker here with a couple questions.
I'm getting the shops old Wasino CNC lathe, anyone know how the tailstock installs/connects? Evidently it's been leaning against the back wall of the shop since the lathe was installed in '82
And any idea how the live tooling operates? There's 3 M codes for toolin motor direction and off, then 4 more M codes for which tooling motor to turn on (1-4)
How would this be commanded?
Thanks for any help!
6T, not sure if it's 6T-B or not
Just looked, it says:
This is from an L3-J2(?), 1982 vintage...
M10 CHUCK CLOSE
M11 CHUCK OPEN
M21 SPINDLE INDEXING (not sure on usage)
M23 MILLING SPINDLE CW
M24 MILLING SPINDLE CCW
M25 MILLING SPINDLE OFF
M32 TAILSTOCK FORWARD
M33 TAILSTOCK BACK
M52 LOCK C-AXIS ON
M53 LOCK C-AXIS OFF
M54 CLUTCH C-AXIS ON NOTE: Clutch On/Off before or after milling
M55 CLUTCH C-AXIS OFF
M82 TAILSTOCK BODY FORWARD
M83 TAILSTOCK BODY FORWARD (I think this is a typo.... I think it should be BACK)
All the other M-codes appear to be standard Fanuc, for program stop, end, spindle rotation and stop, coolant, main and sub-memory calls.
Hope this helps.
As my time permits, I will see if I can find an old program with C-axis tool calls and motion. Our machine had 2 or 3 live positions, don't remember now, we did side and face milling. It was a great machine...even though we had to feed it via an old ASR33 tape punch.
I do have a manual, but it's a bit cryptic, and rather Fanuc generic as it relates to the C axis.
Fizzissist, if you have an example program that'd be great.
I've got the M code list and manual, but it doesn't say how to command the live tooling. I've got:
M23 milling spindle CW
M24 milling spindle CCW
M25 milling spindle off
M26 #1 milling motor on
M27 #2 milling motor on
M28 #3 milling motor on
M29 #4 milling motor on
Trying to see if the live tooling works, it's use was way before my time here, and I know that we had a tech do something with the spindle drive and live tooling drive to get the spindle to run. Don't remember if it was just jumpered to think it was good or if it's bypassed completely.
And since I don't know what I'm commanding, I cant tell if I'm just doing it wrong or if it's non functional.
Thanks for all the help!
Last edited by wintermute76; 01-31-2012 at 01:12 PM.
Been a long time since I ran that machine.... but seems to me that as with most of today's 3 axis lathes, you "disconnect" the regular spindle drive with clutching, then use the C word to rotate spindle in degrees.
I don't honestly remember, but locking the C-axis, M52,53 I believe actually locks the spindle in position, whereas the M54,55 Clutch engages, or actuates the C-axis control.
Very likely there could be an interlock that prevents the turret milling motors from operating under normal spindle operation (even if there are times when it would be a great idea). That's why I'd first look at getting the C-axis happening, then worry about the live tooling.
Programming wise, it's a PITA, but doing a line-by-line sequence of M-codes will show what works and where the glitches are.
Index the turret to a live station. Command a spindle stop, then clutch C-axis ON, then in MDi see if you can use the handwheel to control the C.... If you can, then try and turn on the live spindle using the mill motor on , then an M23 with an S..... and see what happens. Worst case you should get an alarm. Frustrating will be nothing happening, but good because it just doesn't like the way you're talking to it.
Now you've got me curious..... I'll honestly look for that old program! ... the programs I do have don't show live tooling commands. I'll dig the manual back out and post the syntax in a while for the C-axis motion.
-------One other thing..... Have you tried calling Wasino's tech support? Someone's bound to know the procedure.
Best part is it HAD several of the old cone drilling programs, but I erased them to make room a few years back :-(
Yup, tried emailing Wasino, in reference to this and where to attach the immobilizing brackets for transport, but no reply.
C axis works, was just hand wheeling and engaged manually. I'll try it again by M code.
Dug out the tailstock today. Does it just clamp to the way, and it's whole body advance/retract ? Kinda looks that way. Gonna try remounting and wiring it next week. Hopefully I can find its oil line.
Thanks again, it's a lot of help :-)
Anyone have any idea where the limit switch bracket for the tailstock mounts?
Not seeing an obvious location.
Found the rest of the hoses and wiring.
I have Wasino L5-J3 6T. I have its parameter problems so please help me about it. I need its PARAMETER. If it is posible please help me.
Waiting for your reply.