I am looking for an Esprit 2010 post for an Acu-rite Mill Pwr 3 axis controller for a Bridgeport, wondering if anyone has a solution.
I've been trying to make the generic 3 axis post work found in Esprit help files. Normal plunges, contours, and pockets seem to work fine. Specifically we are having problems with trying different lead in settings when doing pocketing features such as ramping in and helical spiraling. I thought these commands are just plain old g-code format using g01 g02 g03 and X Y Z I J.
The only idea that i have is that in order to ramp down, the code executes X and Y the same time as Z, I and J and possibly there is a limitation on the Acu-rite Mill Pwr controller that doesnt like Z being executed on the same line as XY plane movements.
Last edited by travis77; 02-10-2010 at 09:26 PM. Reason: solved the problem
I think I found the solution. The old Mill Pwr controllers like full circle commands to be broken up into quadrants and on multiple lines instead of being one line. Simple fix. Helical, ramping, and circular pocketing now works fine.
Here's the post that I'm using if anyone has the same setup and problems. IT IS SAVED AS A TEXT FILE because it wouldnt let me upload as the proper ".asc" extension. So if you want to use this, just delete the .txt and add .asc and it should work fine in Esprit. Or PM/email me and I can send you the .asc file. Basically this is a sample 3 axis post found in Esprit help files that is modified a little bit for the Acu-rite controller. Hope this can help someone.
WARNING!!! This post processor is a test post and is not guaranteed to be free of problems or bugs since your setup may be different than what works for me. Use caution when testing; do a dry run first or above your part to make sure the code is properly formatted.