We recently aquired a Matsuura mc400-h with 11 pallets. Reason I am writing is that I am in charge of the programming here. Until we aquired this machine all our machines were vertical mills. I have learned to operate the Matsuura but am having a little difficulty using the pallet changer. I don't know the how to set the scheduling on this machine. I was wondering if you could assist me
I know this may be a lot to ask but i can not seem to find this information anywhere. the person that we bought the machine from did not have any idea. Nor did he have the programming manual.
If you are unable to help than I thank you for you time.
Does the machine have the software for "scheduling"? If not then pallet no. etc. would go in the machining prog. at the begining. A main prog. would then be written to call the sub. which would do the req'd machining for that pallet.
Yes the machine does have the scehduling software.. I can get it to do one pallet but not one then the next then the next always stops at the program being run.. sample below
O1000 (PROGRAM NUMBER)
G30 G91 X0 Y0 Z0 (PLACES MACHINE IN PALLET CHANGE POSITION)
M61 (RUNS SCHEDULE)
P10 (NOT SURE) THERE IS NO PROGRAM # IN MACHINE)
M70 (NOT SURE)
in the machine each pallet is assigned a program #.. so when the pallet come up it runs the program associated with that pallet.. what is does is
I run program O1000 then it changes pallets and runs program #1 which is tied to that pallet then it stops. it won't go to the next pallet.. and then run that one.. i know it's a programming issue. I tried to put an M99 instaed of M30 in the program associated with the pallet .. but it ends up doing an endless loop.. does not go back to the first program which is # 1000
any ideas? some one who has one of these would really be able to help..