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    Default Add tool setting probe to Milltronics Centurion 7 knee mill???

    We recently purchased a 2006 Milltronics VKM3 CNC knee mill with the Centurion 7 SLS control. We also have a Renishaw TS27R wired tool setting probe that was a spare for our Haas VMC. We'd like to use this on the Milltronics.

    From what I understand, the control can be setup to used a tool setting probe (and a part inspection / digitizing probe). Does anyone here have experience in this area and can share some insight?


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    Jim

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    Default Re: Add tool setting probe to Milltronics Centurion 7 knee mill???

    How do I get the PROBE1 and PROBE2 commands to work in parametric programming?

    Playing around with parametric programming, I can setup and use a spare input pin or the pin that is supposed to be used by the probe (axis 1, pin 11 on my machine) to stop / start axis movement. I can do this with WHILE/WEND statements using the IPIN[11] command, but I would prefer to use the built-in commands PROBE1 and PROBE2.

    The problem is PROBE1 or PROBE2 commands don't seem to work. I have set / verified the byte parameters associated with the probe input (probe axis 213 and probe input 214) and verified the status of input pin 1010, but when I try to use it in a program, it halts with a "000 unassigned error".

    If anyone here can shed some insight, it would be appreciated.



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    Default Re: Add tool setting probe to Milltronics Centurion 7 knee mill???

    I believe you have to purchase the probing option from milltronics, have you contacted them?



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    Prtty sure you have to have the full blown cnc software for the probe macros to work, looks like you're still on sls. When you say probe 1 probe 2 commands do you mean M Codes? Did you turn the spare mcodes on under the power parameter or set up the macros?



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Add tool setting probe to Milltronics Centurion 7 knee mill???

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