HAAS DS30 SubSpindle Machining Help
We have a new DS30 here at our shop, and I'm trying to run half of my part in the main spindle, and the second half on my secondary spindle. I got the main spindle down, I'm having an issue trying to machine on the secondary spindle.
I have read in the manual that we can use the G14 Spindle Swap code to make all of the main spindle codes applicable on the secondary spindle. This G14 also activates Z axis mirroring. Is there any way to use the G14 without the mirroring feature?
I have tried to machine on my secondary spindle without using the G14 and just turning on the spindle with it's own appropriate G code. The spindle starts up and the tool will position (G00) correctly, but at reading it's first feed (G01) command, the machine gives a "spindle not turning" alarm, when it actually is. Does anybody have any feedback on this?
I'm sure I can get it to work with the mirror feature, but the big boss doesn't really like the idea. We are not using mirror on any of our Mori machines, so we'd like to keep it the same across the board. That's the only reason I'm looking into this.
I take it that you are programmed in IPR?
There has to be a code that tells the control to read the rpm from the sub instead of the main. "Spindle Swap" sure sounds like the right description for that, but I don't run HAAS, nor know their codes.
No idea about the "mirroring".
Unless your threading - I would trhink that you could feed in IPM and git your parts running.
Think Snow Eh!
Have you considered turning on the main spindle also?
RE: HAAS DS30 SubSpindle Machining Help
I have tried programming both IPM(G98) and IPR(G99) to see if I would have different results, but to no avail.
The thought of turning both spindles has crossed my mind, but I really wouldn't want to turn it for nothing.
I came across something in the book today that I'm going to try. It says:
"The G14 command will automatically activate Z-axis mirroring. If the Z-axis is
already mirrored (Setting 47 or G101) the mirror function will be canceled."
I'm going to try and turn on the mirror function with the G101, and then try the G14 and see if the mirror turns off.
I appreciate your joint input, and I'll let you all know what comes of it.
I think I'd call Haas by now.
Our ideas were only to git you rolling for the night or weekend or ???
For longterm fix - find out from HAAS how it's sposed to be done.
Think Snow Eh!
You do not need to mirror anything, you can run the secondary spindle independently. Send me a backup of this machine and I can tell you the problem. email@example.com
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