Need Help! Okuma MC-4VAE Help


Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Okuma MC-4VAE Help

  1. #1
    Registered
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    1
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Okuma MC-4VAE Help

    Hi everyone,
    We have inherited a Okuma MC-4VAE with a OSP5020M control and are having problems with homing the machine at startup.
    Is this necessary? And if so how is it accomplished? Also if anyone can send me some sample code it would be appreciated, just so I can get the toolchange , work coordinate, safety , and retract code right.


    Thanks

    Frank


    Similar Threads:


  2. #2
    Flies Fast Superman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Antarctica
    Posts
    2714
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Okuma MC-4VAE Help

    Machines with an OSP control do not require homing...... this is one feature that a Fanuc does need to perform
    - turn it on and push "cycle start"

    but it may reduce maintenance if you
    - exercise the ways to spread some lub on the ways
    - warm the spindle ( if you are starting up using high RPMs )



  3. #3
    *Registered User* Steamroller123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Posts
    6
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default

    [
    It’s called absolute scales!!! And any machine including Fanuc run them if ordered





    QUOTE=Superman;2013116]Machines with an OSP control do not require homing...... this is one feature that a Fanuc does need to perform
    - turn it on and push "cycle start"

    but it may reduce maintenance if you
    - exercise the ways to spread some lub on the ways
    - warm the spindle ( if you are starting up using high RPMs )[/QUOTE]



  4. #4
    *Registered User* Steamroller123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Posts
    6
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default

    [
    It’s called absolute scales!!! And any machine including Fanuc run them if ordered





    QUOTE=Superman;2013116]Machines with an OSP control do not require homing...... this is one feature that a Fanuc does need to perform
    - turn it on and push "cycle start"

    but it may reduce maintenance if you
    - exercise the ways to spread some lub on the ways
    - warm the spindle ( if you are starting up using high RPMs )[/QUOTE]



  5. #5
    *Registered User* Steamroller123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Posts
    6
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Okuma MC-4VAE Help

    I bought a Okuma vmc with a osp5020m controller and never ran this controller before. I run Fanuc. I’m having the hardest time trying to figure out how to call over a program into my buffer from my list or memory side. Any ideas on what code I need to type like A.MIN OR *.MIN . I tried everything and nothing works.????????????????



  6. #6
    Flies Fast Superman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Antarctica
    Posts
    2714
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Steamroller123 View Post
    I bought a Okuma vmc with a osp5020m controller and never ran this controller before. I run Fanuc. I’m having the hardest time trying to figure out how to call over a program into my buffer from my list or memory side. Any ideas on what code I need to type like A.MIN OR *.MIN . I tried everything and nothing works.????????????????
    I may touch items that you may already know... but
    ..default names/extensions..
    Gcode Filename....A.MIN,.. note that the .MIN is default and not needed to be stated... Fanuc use .NC or .TAP for gcode programs. A feature for Okuma is the placing of the filename on the 1st line of the program when punching out of the control. this is between a $ sign and the % sign, the final % at end of file is used to terminate a transfer and close the file. There are many posts regarding regarding how to rename a transfer file ie PIP READ ,NEW.MIN WRITE ....note the comma makes the incoming program to be named NEW

    ..to get programs in/out of the control..
    PIP read or PIP punch ... PIP is used for entire program transfer to or from the control.... DNC is an added option mainly used for large programs that won't upload to the control used as drip feeding the program while executing it.

    ..setting a program active..
    PROGRAM SELECT (F1)... cursor to required prog and then WRITE, similar to using O arrow down for the Fanuc search feature

    Main gcode differences between Fanuc to Okuma
    G43 = G56 tool length offset
    G54 = G15H# work cordinate system
    there are more differences but a little more advanced but can be covered later.

    CAUTION...G91G28XYZ zero is table centre, top of table (CRUNCH time). Okuma utilise G30P# as reference point return, but check 1st before use
    to set work coord values.. if using G15H1 in the program. put cursor on X field, type C0 (zero) then WRITE. The current X position has been written into that offset.

    hope this starts the ball rolling for you.



Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


About CNCzone.com

    We are the largest and most active discussion forum for manufacturing industry. The site is 100% free to join and use, so join today!

Follow us on


Our Brands

Okuma MC-4VAE Help

Okuma MC-4VAE Help