trying to figure out how to tap with this lathe , wonder if there is a parameter that needs setting in order for it to do tapping , i have all the manuals for the osp5000 but it dosent have par settings in it or anything on tapping, any help would be appreciated
it's probably an option, verify it by a test if you have the axe c
SECTION 7 FIXED CYCLES
7. Tapping Compound Fixed Cycle
7-1. Right-hand Tapping Cycle (G77)
The compound cycle called out by G77 executes a tapping cycle like the one illustrated below.
G77 X__ Z__ K__ F__
G77 : G code to call out tapping compound fixed cycle.
Specify this G code immediately after a sequence number (name).
X : X coordinate of tapping cycle start point (target point)
Z : Z coordinate of tapping cycle end point (target point)
K : Rapid axis feedrate for axis feed from the cycle start point to the cutting start point
F : Feedrate
Q1 : The X-axis is positioned at the specified positioning target point (cycle start point) at a
rapid feedrate. In this positioning cycle, no Z-axis movement occurs and thus the turret
must be positioned at a point where it will not interfere with the workpiece during this
positioning before calling out the G77 cycle.
Q2 : The spindle rotates clockwise at the speed applying before the G77 cycle is called.
Therefore, the required spindle speed must be specified before calling the G77 cycle.
If this compound fixed cycle is called without designating a spindle speed, axis infeed
does not occur since the spindle does not rotate and thus the cycle is halted.
Q3 : The Z-axis is positioned at a position designated by a K word at a rapid feedrate.
Q4 : Tapping is performed from the point reached in Q3 to the depth specified by a Z word at a
specified feedrate (F).
Q5 : The spindle stops once and then starts in the reverse direction at the same speed as
used in infeeding.
Q6 : The Z-axis retracts to a point reached in the Q4 cycle at a cutting feedrate.
Q7 : The Z-axis retracts to a point reached in the Q3 cycle at a rapid feedrate.