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Anyone use Tool Inspection function in the grooving operation? MC 2019 Lathe. I have a grooving operation that  runs for an hour and would like to have the tool retract and the machine stop to inspect the tool periodically. Turned it on and set the parameters to my liking and it has no effect on the code when I re-post. Perhaps the post doesn't support it? I've poked around in the post and don't see any references to Tool Inspection. Post is for a Puma 2600SY dual spindle lathe. About 5 years old. Any input would be appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance.

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1 hour ago, mcpgmr said:

Anyone use Tool Inspection function in the grooving operation? MC 2019 Lathe. I have a grooving operation that  runs for an hour and would like to have the tool retract and the machine stop to inspect the tool periodically. Turned it on and set the parameters to my liking and it has no effect on the code when I re-post. Perhaps the post doesn't support it? I've poked around in the post and don't see any references to Tool Inspection. Post is for a Puma 2600SY dual spindle lathe. About 5 years old. Any input would be appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance.

Post doesn't support it because that was right before or right around it was put into the software. You should grab the Generic 4 Axis Lathe post in Mastercam and post with it and see if it does what you need. If so then rob the logic out of that post and put it in your or get a hold of the originally post developer and have them add it for a fee. 

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That must be one hell of a groove if it has a 1 hour run time! Can you share a picture?

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1 hour ago, jeff said:

That must be one hell of a groove if it has a 1 hour run time! Can you share a picture?

No sorry I can't share. One off part that we had no time to buy the proper face grooving tool.

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25 minutes ago, mcpgmr said:

No sorry I can't share. One off part that we had no time to buy the proper face grooving tool.

That's too bad, I'm always interested in stuff I don't regularly do.

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i just pulled a file from mc2019 to verify, but 3 posts that were in the library and the 3 custom posts we have, seem to support 'inspections'. I just threw this together to verity.

If no value is put in the "comments" section ( i put "chips" in there) it will pull out the go right back to cutting without an "M00.

your post as ron said, will probably not have that due to its age.

 

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The mpfan from 2020 has it for mill. As well as an example in the post docs.

 

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