PathPilot Lathe with 6 place turret

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19 Mar 2017 12:50 - 19 Mar 2017 12:56 #89879 by brianTruck
brianTruck created the topic: PathPilot Lathe with 6 place turret
Hi All,
I'm starting this thread before I make a mess of everything. I have a lathe with a 6 place turret with a 3 disc opto sensor to position turret. This lathe was running mach on the parallel port (with gecko G210) so it is already wired with a breakout board.

I have PathPilot installed (and have a mesa 5i25 card) but have not install the card yet for fear of flashing it wrong. I have also read most of the treads on PathPilot before I started. Also I have downloaded a copy of the 5i25_7i76x2.bit file.

So here is where the question starts, Is this the right directory for Lathe ?


"you will need to set the file permissions for the bit file
group 1002 & owner 1001
so : $ chgrp 1002 <path>/5i25_7i76x2.bit
&
$ chown 1001 <path>/5i25_7i76x2.bit "

,it looks like mill.

Also , will the 5i25 be OK with the gecko drives or do I need Mesa's breakout board ?


Thanks'
Brian
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19 Mar 2017 13:05 #89882 by brianTruck
brianTruck replied the topic: PathPilot Lathe with 6 place turret
Here is a little more info on the turret.

It only turns clockwise to change tools ,but turns counter clockwise 2 degrees to lock tool after the 3 opto sensors have sensed the proper tool.

Thanks'
Brian
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19 Mar 2017 14:28 #89884 by PCW
PCW replied the topic: PathPilot Lathe with 6 place turret
You dont need a Mesa breakout board. You can use standard parallel port breakouts.
Also for multi-axis drive step/dir systems like the Gecko G540 or Leadshine MX3660
the 5I25 connects directly to the multi-axis drive. A 7I76 is useful if you require a lot of
digital I/O
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19 Mar 2017 17:21 #89892 by tommylight
tommylight replied the topic: PathPilot Lathe with 6 place turret
Serch the wiki for turret toolchanger and ArcEye, he wrote a comp for exactly that type of turret, i have it installed on a mill with 8 tools, although he has writen it for lathe. It is very easy to modify to your needs, and it does not require remap or anything of the sort.
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19 Mar 2017 19:28 - 19 Mar 2017 19:30 #89898 by brianTruck
brianTruck replied the topic: PathPilot Lathe with 6 place turret
Hi,
I did find the wiki and I am trying to port the tool changer code.

Also I installed it on a parallel port machine and got it up and running ,thanks cncbasher for the great tutorials !


Thanks' for the help
Brian
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19 Mar 2017 21:00 #89904 by brianTruck
brianTruck replied the topic: PathPilot Lathe with 6 place turret
PCW,
That g540 has the same pin-out as my breakout board, so I loaded the 5i25_g540_v2.bit file into PathPilot to flash the 5i25.

Thanks'
Brian
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20 Mar 2017 00:30 #89912 by brianTruck
brianTruck replied the topic: PathPilot Lathe with 6 place turret
So where would the hal file be for tormach's turret be ?

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Brian
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21 Mar 2017 02:01 - 21 Mar 2017 02:01 #89980 by brianTruck
brianTruck replied the topic: PathPilot Lathe with 6 place turret
OK,
Have mesa card installed and it got flashed with the 5i25_g540v2.bit , also I have tormach_lathe_5i25a.ini and tormach_lathe_5i25a.hal from cncbashers #2 tutorial up and running and I'm up to the main screen with the reset flashing. Now how do I configure pins to get something to move ?

Thanks'
Brian
Last Edit: 21 Mar 2017 02:01 by brianTruck.
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21 Mar 2017 12:45 #89999 by brianTruck
brianTruck replied the topic: PathPilot Lathe with 6 place turret
There is signs of life, here is the code for the lathe's e-stop from BOB to 5i25

net machine-ok-raw hm2_5i25.0.gpio.003.in_not => machine-ok-db.in (this is pin 15)

Now I'm out of e-stop :)

Brian
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21 Mar 2017 16:50 #90013 by Lcvette
Lcvette replied the topic: PathPilot Lathe with 6 place turret

brianTruck wrote: There is signs of life, here is the code for the lathe's e-stop from BOB to 5i25

net machine-ok-raw hm2_5i25.0.gpio.003.in_not => machine-ok-db.in (this is pin 15)

Now I'm out of e-stop :)

Brian


Alright! congratulations! Must feel like a win! following your success closely! please keep us posted to your obstacles and solutions as you find them, I for one would be most appreciative for the illuminations!

Keep up the great work!

Chris
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