Tim Johnson

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  1. Tim Johnson

    2020 control definition

    That's the worst thing about MC at this time and it's an easy fix that won't be done.
  2. Tim Johnson

    Part modelling and tolerance zones, how would you do this?

    We got our engineers to dimension and model to the mean about ten years ago. Parts are a lot less costly that way.
  3. Tim Johnson

    Posting at 180 deg rotation

    Are the master Macro B programs routers for the tool paths? If so you may be able to integrate them into the Mastercam. Our routers are integrated but each program operation can change the flow path through the router as needed for the process. If the master Macro B programs are fixed you should be able to copy them into the post and call each segment as needed thru canned text. It would be effectively be auto cutting and pasting.
  4. Tim Johnson

    2020 post update issue

    It's been that way since 2018. There is a simple fix that was implemented for X5 and went on through 2017, GIVE EACH VERSION IT'S OWN FILE EXTENSION!
  5. Tim Johnson

    Vision system with probe?

    This is what we have
  6. Tim Johnson

    Lots of good enhancements

    I've used the dynamite button a few times. It's nice when training people to use the software. After they're done with the part I went through them with, I blow it up, tell them to do it again and walk out the door for a 1/2 hour. When I come back in they start writing better notes.
  7. Tim Johnson

    Mazak questions

    We only have an i300-ST mill/turn machine so I can't answer to the mill but Mazak uses a Mitsubishi control and you can do full macro programming with the exception of the "IF THEN" statement. If you do use that statement then you would need to modify your code with WHILE DO loops or IF GOTO statements. I've just had to update my routers for this reason for our new Kitamura machines which also uses the Mitsubishi control. I seem to remember that you can go 27 levels deep with the WHILE DO loop with Mazak.
  8. Our machines are only 1G acceleration.
  9. Linear motors only do 100m/min? Our 2005 and later enshu machines do 90m/min with ball screws.
  10. Tim Johnson

    Mazatrol Post

    Yeah, we g-code our Mazaks.
  11. Tim Johnson

    Knowing if MR10 was used.

    You can create a flag to check your mr10$ value at the appropriate time but that seems like a waste. This is what I do... psub_end_m$ #End in main level n$, "M99", e$ prv_absinc$ = -1 #n = sav_n1 #Reset update variables for subs at main level psub_end_s$ #End in sub level n$, "M99", e$ prv_absinc$ = -1 psub_end_st #End in sub level for tool paths # ************** removed from HX300iG 2019-05-17 *************************** # if machine <> 60, phsm_off if machine <> 60 | machine <> 300, phsm_off # ************************************************************************** "N1 M99", e$ if sav_cantext = 99, "%", e$ # added 06-18-2009 for M198 calls psub_end_sm #End in sub level for system macros "M99", e$ prv_absinc$ = -1
  12. Tim Johnson

    Chip Trap

    Our new Chipblasters replaced the filer bags with a chip trap. We use 5 micron bags on our other ones but there's still a layer of chip "mud" that needs to be removed on every coolant change.
  13. Tim Johnson

    Macro Loading, advice needed

    What do the variables do? Are there common variables that are in every/most parts? How many parts will you run on one VMC in a years time? What is your variable storage capacity?
  14. 4 1/2 years later we are having this same issue. Our installer said that there is Kitamura FTP software that will take care of our problem but I can't remember the name. Does anyone here use their FTP software?
  15. Tim Johnson

    Custom Speeds and Feeds Update Issue

    What I do is create as many of the same tool as needed, set the different speeds/feeds for each tool and describe the process being done for each of the same tools.

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