Post by CNC Solutions Post by BottleBob Post by yourname Post by BottleBob
Our Haas mill automatically does a tool change to tool #1 as part of
its start-up procedure. The part would have to be done before the
machine is shut off, or perhaps don't shut the machine off.
the more I read about some stupid ass machines, the gladder I am I aint
I mean in order to change the tool, ithas to know which one it has, if
it already knows what tool it has, why the hell does it change it,
unless you ask it to
Catchy handle there.
I don't know why it would be programmed from the factory to do that. I
suppose there 'might' be a parameter that could be changed, or if it
were really important, the start-up macro could be altered. It was
never a that big a deal to us to bother with.
on the Hass go to the "settings" page and look for "tool at power down" It
is set to "1" for the factory. If you want it to not do a tool change at
power up or power up/restart, set this setting to "0" the it will not do a
tool change. If you need to program a manual tool change, do not use the
m06 command, have the machine stop at m00 and have the operator switch to
handle jog, replace the tool with the new one , then switch back to memory
mode. there is also a setting for tool calls "H and T much match" which
you can turn off.(dangerous in some cases). Then call for a g43 height
offset # that is set for the new tool.
G0 X0 Y0
G43 H1 Z1.0
(YOUR PROGRAM GOES HERE)
G0 G91 G28 Z0
M00 (SWITCH TO MANUAL MODE AND LOAD NEXT TOOL)
M00 (DID YOU?)
G43 H2 Z1.0 (NOTE DIFFERENT H CALL)
The setting page provides a lot of control over the machine and it's
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
station #1. Use T1 in your program and park it overnight at T1 and it will