New Guy,Best way to setup a Automatic Tool Changer

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14 Jul 2014 01:08 #48737 by andypugh

sspeed33317 wrote: It looks like if I want to retrofit it I may have to use Mach3 , the guys at Machmotion already have a old VF2 running on it.


If Mach can control it then LinuxCNC can control it.

The simplest way is probably to configure the carousel as a rotary axis, then write a G-code routine to make the tool-change moves. Once you have the G-code routine working you can remap that to the M6 command.
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14 Jul 2014 02:40 #48740 by sspeed33317
Does anyone know who this guy is? Pretty much works that same way as a Haas, only thing I found a Cinci doesnt have is a mechanical orient pin

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20 Jul 2014 12:16 #48962 by sspeed33317
Well the machine arrived..

As an added bonus it is 4 axis ...

Before making a decision to retrofit..
I'm not sure if I should go through the trouble of running a 3 phase circuit to my
shop just to see what works... and then see how much it will cost to repair anything broken.

So is anyone interested in working on this thing with me ?? :whistle:

Anyone in South Florida?

Ive studied some tool changer routines, found the one in the axyz thread, starting to understand it a little..

I think with the cost of retrofitting or repairing is going to be about the same..

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25 Jul 2014 03:50 #49107 by library
The guy with the Arrow 500 is Petefromtn on this forum. You could try sending him a pm.

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25 Jul 2014 07:56 #49110 by sspeed33317
Well looks like I am gong to start a HAAS retrofit to LinuxCNC ...

Found two boards burned up.. not going to be worth finding out what else is wrong...

So I have removed all the HAAS controls ... Going to reuse a lot of stuff..

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09 Dec 2019 16:01 #152370 by ronthomp
Any movement on this? Maybe a blog somewhere? Thanks!

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09 Dec 2019 17:01 #152375 by sspeed33317
Im still here... made a big move in the past year.. close to going back to work on it.

Going to attempt to put a twin arm changer on it. I picked up a brand new surplus unit to try.

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09 Dec 2019 21:24 #152393 by ronthomp
Great! I am in east central Fl. Right beside Cape Kennedy. I have a 1990 VF1. Working, but can't drip feed.

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09 Dec 2019 21:50 #152395 by sspeed33317
Im up near Savannah now.

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20 Feb 2020 20:46 #158062 by ronthomp
You're about 270 miles north of me.

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