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    ATC photos.

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    Very nice JLT



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    Quote Originally Posted by David Da Costa View Post
    JLT, I think you forgot to attach the photo's
    Don't know what happened. Had to edit.


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    Very clever using a ground down c-clip.



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    These DXF files are drawn for use with Sheetcam but you can get the dimensions.


    Upper Plate
    Thickness: .833"


    Lower Plate
    Thickness: .5"
    E-Clip pocket depth: .055"
    E-Clip pocket diameter: 1.437
    Holder slide depth: .147"

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    Excelent work, this is going to be another hit within the DIY work i would imagine.

    This make me want one in a bad way..... LOL

    thanks for sharing your info.

    joe



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    Quote Originally Posted by ger21 View Post
    How fast have you spun that tool changer. Seems a little large for 20,000+ rpm.
    I do most cutting at around 8000 RPM. I have spun it up to check for vibration but for me cutting at hi RPM's just burns up bits.



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    JLT,

    Thanks a load for sharing this. As Joe says, this one is going to be a hit and I can just see High Tech Systems falling foul of good publicity and having difficulty supplying demand. Hope not, my order will be in as soon as I can get it there. First I must see if they can make metric versions.

    Mike



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    How do you set up the tool changer system in mach 3? That is the part I have yet to figure out.



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    Default Heres what I think you have to do

    silver4dracs - I have been looking at the Mach website trying to figure out how to implement tool changer. Here is what I think you have to do...in a nut shell. Config-General config you set the tool changer option to Auto tool changer. This is what Mach manual says:

    Tool change: An M6 tool change request can be ignored or used to call the M6 macros (q.v.). If Auto Tool Changer is checked then the M6Start/M6End macros will be called but Cycle Start does not need to be pressed at any stage.
    Figure 5.21 - Logic Configuration dialog


    So it seems that you have to write a macro in VBA....I think. If you click on Operator then VB Script Editor, open file, navigate to Mach3 folder then to Macros. You will find an empty M6/start and end. I am assuming you would edit them to write you tool change macro. When a tool change is called for it would then run the macro and use it to select tool. There is also an area to store tool information such as diameter and tool number. Not sure if any of this would have to be filled out or not. I am going to continue to look but am no where ready for this to be used yet.

    Dwayne



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    Heres a little more.

    10.8.3 Tool change - M6 Provided tool change requests are not to be ignored (as defined in Configure>Logic), Mach3 will call a macro (q.v) M6Start when the command is encountered. It will then wait for Cycle Start to be pressed, execute the macro M6End and continue running the part program. You can provide Visual Basic code in the macros to operate your own mechanical tool changer and to move the axes to a convenient location to tool changing if you wish. If tool change requests are set to be ignored (in Configure>Logic) then M6 has no effect.



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    I believe as he stated in post #9 that he just adds the text manualy toi the g-code for the proper x,y, and z movement, this can be done when using the home switches to make sure the machine is always in the proper place at startup.

    joe



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