Control Nesting V8

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Re: Control Nesting V8

Postby Ryan Hochgesang » Fri, Aug 05 2011, 9:25AM

What is the drill bank issue exactly?
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Re: Control Nesting V8

Postby jason galbraith » Sun, Aug 07 2011, 5:04PM

The drill banks aren't working- 5 in X axis 5 in Y axis. They were previously before the upgrade. Now they don't work. I was hoping it was the actuator numbers are as per the details sent through to Phil Kitney, but they were already set up correctly.
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Re: Control Nesting V8

Postby Daniel Vonderheide » Mon, Aug 08 2011, 9:08AM

Make sure that the tools are set up correctly in the tool management. Make sure they are calling the correct actuator number and actuator position in the lower section.

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Re: Control Nesting V8

Postby jason galbraith » Mon, Aug 08 2011, 5:43PM

Daniel Vonderheide wrote:Make sure that the tools are set up correctly in the tool management. Make sure they are calling the correct actuator number and actuator position in the lower section.


I have no reson to believe they are not set up correctly, they are all the same set up as per previous install. How exactly do I "Make sure they are calling the correct actuator number and actuator position in the lower section."?
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Re: Control Nesting V8

Postby Daniel Vonderheide » Wed, Aug 10 2011, 7:29AM

The first step would be to find out what tool number you are using in control nesting to call your drill bank. You can do this by looking at your operation that is set up for the drill banks x and y directions and then record the tool number that is shown there. Once you know what tool numbers are being called, you can write 2 small programs that just calls those tools. Simplest form would be as follows;

T12
M02

When you run this small program it will fire down the drill tool. Verify that it is the center tool of the 5 for that given axis direction. If it is not, then the drill bank will not work correctly in Control Nesting and you will need to locate the center drill number for each axis and use that tool number in Control Nesting.


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