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Twin ram - cannot get to post separate programs


ryanhughes89
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Hi everyone,

This is my first post here. My work has recently bought a twin ram VTL & we have been playing round with how best to generate the programs for it.

I have been drawing everything in the bottom right quadrant & have been using the multi axis VTL machine type. I have been selecting left turret/right turret in the tool path parameter screen but I cannot get master cam to output two separate programs (one for each turret). Am I missing something basic as I am sure I had this working when I was playing round with it few weeks back.

Any help will be appreciated

Ryan

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Your best bet is to program them as 2 separate Rams and then output the code as 2 programs from Mastercam. Have a Left Ram and Right Ram group and then post accordingly. The only way for a Post to do this automatically based off of that configuration would be to have a custom post made for your machine. I have done some Twin ram stuff and went about it that way with 2 programs and it worked good. P1 and P2 was what I used to help me with it.

Here is an example of what I am talking about where we are running 2 different parts. In this example the customer was running one part on an upper part of the fixture and a different part on the lower part of a fixture so that is why there are 2 different machine groups. Yes we ran everything at same RPM for the size and material of the part it was a good comprise. 

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