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Warm up Program

Postby Thom Davies » Tue, Mar 11 2008, 2:43PM

Hey Hows it going?

Im rewriting another warm up program for the themwood. (after i deleted by mistake!) And was wondering if there was a G or M code that does a timer? Like i want it 2 run for 15 mins then once the times up it returns home ready to run.

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Re: Warm up Program

Postby Ryan Hochgesang » Wed, Mar 12 2008, 7:31AM

Hi Thom,

Yes, there is the Pause code which can simply pause the controller for the number of seconds you wish to pause.

G04F# (# = Seconds)

Once the number of seconds has been counted, the control will advance to the next line of code.

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Re: Warm up Program

Postby Michael J Starry » Thu, Mar 13 2008, 9:53AM

I make mine to ramp up as well. I run for 2 minutes each at 2000, 4000, 6000, 8000, 10,000 and 1 minute each at 14,000 and 18,000 RPM.
12 minutes warm up time allows my operators just enough time to do daily maintenance prior to running.
I also make sure the head is in the center of the table and halfway down the Z stroke which allows easy access to all grease zerks so maintenance can get done at the same time as the warm up.
I also have a grease/oiler program that runs all axis' over their full travel lengths for 15 minutes as well. I do this because not everything we cut has the machine extend to full travel, which means that the ways, rails screws and gears are not getting oiled/greased fully. Once per week I run all machines with this program to make. Looks a little silly having the machine run around itself, but it helps me know that there is lube on ALL parts that need it.

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Re: Warm up Program

Postby Will Williamson » Thu, Mar 13 2008, 6:10PM

Michael
Would you be wiling to share that spindle warm up program and the exercise program to put the machine through its full range of motion ? I was thinking about just such a program the other day . I have a cs 45 510 I've only had my machine running for 3 months I supposethat I will eventualy be able to write my own program. My e mail is will@willmade.com
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Re: Warm up Program

Postby Thom Davies » Thu, Mar 13 2008, 6:16PM

Hey Michael

If you are willing to share the program could i get it as well please?

Email is: thermwood@dawngroup.co.nz

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Re: Warm up Program

Postby Michael J Starry » Fri, Mar 14 2008, 7:36AM

I will get it to you guys early next week. Both the warm up and the oiler program. I am working from home today so I don't have access to them. But Monday or Tuesday I will get them out to you. Do you guys have 3 axis or 5 axis machines? I have programs for both.

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Re: Warm up Program

Postby Will Williamson » Fri, Mar 14 2008, 8:59AM

Hi Michael
Thank you. :D My machine is a 3 axis cs45 510 I hope I can repay the favor some day
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Re: Warm up Program

Postby Thom Davies » Sun, Mar 16 2008, 1:37PM

I have a 3 axis 1. CS-40
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Re: Warm up Program

Postby Mark Taylor » Sun, Mar 16 2008, 8:06PM

Michael,

I would certainly appreciate a copy of the programs as well.
our machine is a 3 axis CS45 510 as well.

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Re: Warm up Program

Postby Michael S Murray » Mon, Mar 17 2008, 2:16PM

ok, Michael, you satrted something here, I like your warm up program also, I have a cs45 5x10. I would appreciate that warm up if you dont mind. I am surprised that Thermwood doesnt include something like that?I usually just start the program and then hit the stop block button and let the spindle run 4 or 5 min. before it plunges to start cutting.
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Re: Warm up Program

Postby Terry Davis » Mon, Mar 17 2008, 4:13PM

Did I miss something at training? Why do you need a warm up program? As far as oiling goes ours oils to much, I'm always wiping oil off the machine sides.

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Re: Warm up Program

Postby Thom Davies » Mon, Mar 17 2008, 4:16PM

Can i just ask if this fantasic program is written in the evil imperial and i run it on a great metric set thermwood is it going to run ok? will it cause a prob?

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Re: Warm up Program

Postby Thom Davies » Mon, Mar 17 2008, 4:20PM

Hey Terry.

The warm up program is to warm up the bearings on the router before you apply load. just like warming up a car and just like when we get out of bed in the morning! we dont start working hard out do we! lol I know i dont!

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Re: Warm up Program

Postby Michael J Starry » Wed, Mar 19 2008, 8:24AM

HERE IS THE WARM UP PROGRAM:

(PROGRAM - SPINDLE WARM UP ROUTINE)
(DATE - DEC-28-06)


G90
G00 X0. Y0. Z0.

(PICKS UP TOOL 2 AND RUNS FOR 10 MINUTES )
(GANTRY AND HEAD MOVE TO LOCATION TO ALLOW FOR GREASING)


S2000
T2 M03
G00 X30. Y30. Z5.0
M31
S2000
G04F100
S4000
G04F100
S8000
G04F100
S12000
G04F100
S18000
G04F100
S24000
G04F100
M05
G00 G45 Z
G43 (Tool Length Comp. Off)
G990
G00 X0. Y0.
G09F1
M49
M02

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Re: Warm up Program

Postby Thom Davies » Wed, Mar 19 2008, 1:44PM

Hey Thanks Mike.

Would it be poss if i could get the greese program aswell please?

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