View Full Version : Bridgeport torq cut 22 tool changer woes

04-07-2016, 03:31 PM
Hi all,

Went to start the torq cut 22 and encountered a problem with the tool changer. When starting, the machined homed ok, but when attempting to manually to change a tool using M6 command the entire carousel came very slowly part of the way to the correct position it needs to be to pick up the next tool and it just stopped. The same thing happens when I use the program to call up the next tool. Error message displayed said tool arm time out. Occasionally (after manually pushing tool changer back to position away from spindle with the machine turned off) I will see an invalid switch state error message

Both limit switches on the travel for the tool changer have the correct clearance and the rear one I can visually see the LED change brightness when the arm of the tool changer motor is in position to be next to it (tool changer away from the spindle).

This problem came on suddenly and was working fine yesterday. Never been an issue before.

Any thoughts?

Thank you in advance for any advice.