Secondary spindle on 7i76e
Has to be a lot easier than me migrating to Plasmac which only took a morning amd a couple more hours tidying up my config which had become quite messy with all of the experiemnts. So once you build your controller for your plasma cutter it will all be easy! In fact, Phill rolled out 2 update today (maybe more) and it wa sa 30 second job to recompile the changed code.
tommylight wrote: Todd is much better at explaining this ( so are some other users but i remember Todd answering to spindle stuff very often ), but i think you can use the "gearbox" system that many use, and remove everything except the part where it enables one or the other spindle. So for a set of speeds it enables spindle 1 and for the other set of speeds it enables spindle 2. Also you would have to add some offsets attached to those outputs so you do not have to centre the spindles manually, to have it fully automated.
Enclosed find my hal and gearbox comp
And yes Rod I had a struggle to get this all working
File Attachment:File Name: GB_2speed_...-22.comp
File Size:1 KB
File Attachment:File Name: GB_2speed_...4-22.hal
File Size:18 KB
as it can be interfeared there by Mcode easy to get secondary spindle
the other way is IF the Tolnumbers are fixed to interfear the M6 as a remap and control from there
the RPM go to the both VFD and only the enable and forward reverse are controlled
EVEN as i use on the Woodmill the VFD only got power as they are called by Tx
its just a G4 P3 into toolchange to get time the VFD gets up from sleep
i got alot of pins on the 6axis setup
or on the standard 10 axis bit file
via the 7i92
That all sounds easier than it probably is.
Mike_Eitel wrote: I'm dreaming to have a high-speed spindle in a similar way.. Some day.
I think you will never use both spindles in same lot. So why not using two ini/hal's?
I just added a 24K spindle to my mill and that is exactly how I did it. I also have a 7i83 which has five 0~10v analog outputs. I use one for the DYN4 servo on my main spindle and another one for the 24K water cooled spindle. I created two shortcuts that point to different .ini and .hal files. Both spindles are never powered up at the same time. So far it is working great.