tng:settings:settings-program_options_tool_change_atc

Program Options - Tool Change ATC

ATC

Enables ATC options.

Speed For Move 1

Speed value of Move In/Out 1st moves.

Speed For Move 2

Speed value of Move In/Out 2nd moves.

Related parameters


Unload

Bottom group of settings helps user to set machine motion when tool will be unloaded from spindle.

With Move In 2,1 values, user can determine two step motion sequence which will be executed before tool is unloaded at its designated tool position. Final position where tool will be unloaded is taken from tool table.

With Move Out 1,2 values, user can determine two step motion sequence which will be executed after tool is unloaded at its tool position.

With Out Pin values, user can define controllers output pin activity during ATC procedure. Intended for external ATC equipment control (solenoid pneumatic valve control etc…).

Related parameters


Unload configuration example 1:


Move In 2 (two steps before unload tool position):


Under this option you set move-in axis delta moves. Machine axes will move for the distance of inserted value.

X: Delta move of X axis.

Y: Delta move of Y axis.

Z: Delta move of Z axis.


Move In 1(one step before unload tool position):


Under this option you set move-in axis delta moves. Machine axes will move for the distance of inserted value.

X: Delta move of X axis.

Y: Delta move of Y axis.

Z: Delta move of Z axis.

After Move In 1 step is completed, machine is located at tool position and tool is ready to be unloaded!


Out Pin:

Out Pin: User can select controller output pin from drop down menu.

Not Set: No controller output pin will be used.

On: Selected output pin will be turned on.

Off: Selected output pin will be turned off.

Delay: Value of delay after pin is turned on/off.


Move Out 1 (first step after unload tool position):


Under this option you set move-out axis delta moves. Machine axes will move for the distance of inserted value.

X: Delta move of X axis.

Y: Delta move of Y axis.

Z: Delta move of Z axis.



Move Out 2 (second step after unload tool position):


Under this option you set move-out axis delta moves. Machine axes will move for the distance of inserted value.

X: Delta move of X axis.

Y: Delta move of Y axis.

Z: Delta move of Z axis.


Load

Bottom group of settings helps user to set machine motion when tool is being loaded to the spindle.

With Move In 2,1 values user can determine two step motion sequence which will be executed before tool is loaded to spindle. Final position where tool will be loaded is taken from tool table.

With Move Out 1,2 values, user can determine two step motion sequence which will be executed after tool is loaded at its tool position.

With Out Pin values, user can define controllers output pin activity during ATC procedure. Intended for external ATC equipment control (solenoid pneumatic valve control etc…).

Related parameters


Load configuration example 1:


Move In 2 (two steps before load tool position):


Under this option you set move-in axis delta moves. Machine axes will move for the distance of inserted value.

X: Delta move of X axis.

Y: Delta move of Y axis.

Z: Delta move of Z axis.


Move In 1(one step before load tool position):


Under this option you set move-in axis delta moves. Machine axes will move for the distance of inserted value.

X: Delta move of X axis.

Y: Delta move of Y axis.

Z: Delta move of Z axis.

After Move In 1 step is completed, machine is located at tool position and tool is ready to be unloaded!


Out Pin:

Out Pin: User can select controller output pin from drop down menu.

Not Set: No controller output pin will be used.

On: Selected output pin will be turned on.

Off: Selected output pin will be turned off.

Delay: Value of delay after pin is turned on/off.


Move Out 1 (first step after load tool position):


Under this option you set move-out axis delta moves. Machine axes will move for the distance of inserted value.

X: Delta move of X axis.

Y: Delta move of Y axis.

Z: Delta move of Z axis.



Move Out 2 (second step after load tool position):


Under this option you set move-out axis delta moves. Machine axes will move for the distance of inserted value.

X: Delta move of X axis.

Y: Delta move of Y axis.

Z: Delta move of Z axis.

Simple ATC configuration example:

This example will demonstrate how to configure ATC parameters for automatic tool change procedure as described below.

Initial ATC overview:

-Two tool holders are positioned in tool rack using tool clamps

-Both tools exist in tool table: Machine/Tools/Edit Tool Table

-Tool 1 position: X=0, Y=-30, Z=5

-Tool 2 position: X=30, Y=-30, Z=5

-Loading of tool is performed in such way that tool holder is picked up by empty spindle from safe height. Spindle locks the tool holder and then machine slides out of the tool clamps in Y axis positive direction at tool position Z axis height.

-Unloading of tool is performed in such way that machine slides the tool holder into clamps in Y axis negative direction at tool position Z axis height. Machine then unlocks the tool holder and moves to safe height in order to pick up new tool.

-To lock and unlock tool holders, we will use controller output pin 1. Usually this pin controls external solenoid pneumatic valve.

-When ATC will be at the stage of locking or unlocking the tool holders, short delay will be added for safety reasons.

tng/settings/settings-program_options_tool_change_atc.txt · Last modified: 2024/07/03 10:36 by andrej

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