Rapid Speed

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Luke W Clarke
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Rapid Speed

Postby Luke W Clarke » Tue, Mar 02 2010, 2:03PM

When the machine goes to the XYZ postion i put in is there anyway of changing the rapid speed ?

Just dont want to get it wrong one day and run into the part :oops:

New to using a Thermwood :D

Thanks

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Re: Rapid Speed

Postby Brad McIntosh » Wed, Mar 03 2010, 9:40AM

Luke,

How are you programming - via a CAD/CAM system like Mastercam or manually with the hand-held programmer (HHP)?

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Re: Rapid Speed

Postby Dennis Englert » Thu, Mar 04 2010, 10:09AM

To manually affect the speed for a rapid traverse there are a couple of methods.

First, Insert a M48 command at the top of the program, then you can controll all rapid movements with the feed rate knob.
Second, locate the G00 command, the use the Tab editor (press the Tab key) to change the code to G01 and add a feedrate on the same line, such as F400. You can also use the Editor to replace all G00 commands with G01 F400.

With regards to Brads question about how are you programming. If you are using a CAD/CAM system, then you may need to update the Post Processor to include a M48 command. It's possible, you may want all of the G00 commands changed to G01, so you may be able to do that with the post processor also.

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Re: Rapid Speed

Postby Ryan Hochgesang » Fri, Mar 05 2010, 9:43AM

Luke,

To add one more note to this topic, the M48 feature will only apply if you have TWD version 4.50 +
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Re: Rapid Speed

Postby Luke W Clarke » Tue, Mar 09 2010, 9:44AM

Thanks all for your help know how to do it now :D

Sure i will be on here more asking questions :mrgreen:

Thanks again


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