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Separating Flood and Thru Spindle Coolant By Tool

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I want to be able to set the coolant type under the tool parameters.

We want thru tool coolant and flood on most tools, but some we want flood only.

M26 for thru tool coolant and M8 for flood. 

Does anybody know what the easiest way to do this is?

Under the General Machine Parameters/"coolant Commands", we have the box checked for "Support coolant using coolant value in post-processor"

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With that option "Support coolant using coolant value in Post Processor", you only get one coolant "on" option at a time. And you only get a single "off" option.

Disabling that checkbox gives you "X-Style Coolant". This gives you 10 distinct Coolant Commands, with the option for separate "on/off" codes for each coolant option. (There is a 2nd checkbox: First coolant 'off' command shuts off ALL coolant. Turn that on if "M09" shuts off all the active coolant options.)

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You can rig it like this,

pcoolanton
      if machine <> 300 & machine <> 800,
        [
        if coolant$ = 1,
          [
          sm08, e$
          sm08_2, e$
          ]
        if coolant$ = 2,
          [
          sm08, e$
          sm08_1, e$
          sm08_2, e$
          ]
        if coolant$ = 3,
          [
          sm08_1, e$
          sm08_2, e$
          ]
        ]

but the custom coolant is the better way to go.

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On 1/9/2020 at 3:52 PM, cncgotoguy said:

I want to be able to set the coolant type under the tool parameters.

We want thru tool coolant and flood on most tools, but some we want flood only.

M26 for thru tool coolant and M8 for flood. 

Does anybody know what the easiest way to do this is?

Under the General Machine Parameters/"coolant Commands", we have the box checked for "Support coolant using coolant value in post-processor"

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Did you photoshop or MasterCam already had this?  
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This is also I am looking into too.  Please let me know how you get into this point.

 

Thank you.

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As Colin had previously suggested, you need a different post.

The "Standard Coolant" options in tool def are disabled. The Values are taken from Machine Def. None of these values are in the post.

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This is one of the reasons people tend to start with mpmaster (this and the high speed lookahead options). X coolant would be a tough one to transfer.

Most of the stuff you might want to add to mpmaster is fairly easy to copy out of the generics.

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The infrastructure was there in the post. Got it working.

Looks like all the tool definitions need to be edited for this to work. Does this have an effect on old files?

Got these notifications when I pulled the edited machine definition into an old file.

Attached is the text file with the errors. 

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There is a setting to use tools, step Peck and coolant. I think it's in the tools tab of the operation group manager

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Collins can you tell me how to modify the p ost to be able to get the custom coolant  to work when posting , I don't get any coolant codes (M8 or M88) with these set up.

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2 hours ago, Machinist07 said:

Collins can you tell me how to modify the p ost to be able to get the custom coolant  to work when posting , I don't get any coolant codes (M8 or M88) with these set up.

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I'd recommend asking your Reseller for support.

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