Alright calling all Haas guru's....We have a Haas VF3 with a full 4th and a indexer 5th. Machine config, we have a HRT210 in-line with the X axis (index only, run by the Haas box) and a 5C bolted to the face of the HTR210 (full rotary, A axis). See attached picture.
Haas has the ability to integrate a indexer as a auxiliary axis and can be called in the NC code as a "C" axis. This takes the need to make sure the operator need to make sure the box program is in the right spot.
I integrated the HRT210 as the Auxiliary "C" axis and find that the indexer will make full 360 moves as it moves to position. This is a bad thing due to the cables and air line attached to the 5C rotary. Basically it gator rolls and wraps cables and that equals damaged indexers. Trust me we have learned the hard way. So my question is there a setting to set "shortest distance"? Also the axis limits (box parameter 13 & 14) do stop the indexer from moving past the limit just alarms out after it moves past the setting. Is there a special trick to setting these to make them work?
Sorry if i left something out.
Parameter 13 and 14.
13 is max positive travel.
14 is max negative travel.
Your manual will give you details in setting the value. If you have already set your parameters to run the auxiliary axis, one of the parameters in the control box that needs to be set is par. 12 must be set to 3 (changing the value to linear).