another emco compact 5 tool changer

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19 Oct 2021 15:45 #223569 by PaulQUE
Hello everyone, 

I have an emco compact 5 PC setup with a mesa 7I96, two axis, plus the 100ppr sensor for threading, and I've stumbled upon a 6 position tool changer for it. The lathe did not come equipped with the control board for it, and the DC motor was shot. So I machined an adaptor to mount a nema 17 instead of the DC motor. Now I do not know if it is possible, but I'd like to run the turret without any position feedback.

My thinking is, if I could run the screw in reverse to jam the tool changer on the current position, than i could log in the position, and just move from here by specifying the step count to move up one tool. Now I've only ever used the Pncconf wizard before, without messing with Hal or ini files, so is it event possible? and how could I achieve this? thanks

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24 Oct 2021 22:28 #224133 by andypugh
Was there any position feedback originally? It would be so much better to have feedback...

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26 Oct 2021 10:11 #224366 by PaulQUE
the turret wasn't equipped with feedback, it was a dc motor relying on timing...

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