Does anyone know the parameters for a Mazak 6800 II HMC? I have an open house coming, and I want to be able to bypass the manual switch on the pallet changer. We have 3 of them, one with a live B-Axis, and the other 2 are just indexers. Anyway, we don't have a pallet tech, just the dual pallet system that came with the machine, and I want to have a job setup and cycling thru pallet changes and rotations all day while it is un-manned.
On the older machines it wasn't that easy... I don't expect the Matrix control to be any easier...
As I know it, this is going to boil down to a Ladder switch. That's after the parameters, some R parameters, etc are changed over. Basically though, the ladder is written to look/wait for a trigger, whether its from the pallet switch out front or an ethernet command through the FMS. You can likely bypass the door signal but the ladder is still going to look for a command....
If you have any spare M codes on switches then maybe you can wire it and trigger by program... take a bit of work though...
.... unless somebody knows otherwise...
I know it is easily possible. We had an open house about 18 mos ago, the local tech told us how to essentially set the parameters so the light stayed on on the pallet changer switch. We are again having an open house, and want to do the same thing, have a finished machined part on pallet and run it thru the cycle continuously so people can see it. Basically, a dog and pony show. Problem is the guy who had the info no longer works here, and all the tech's are out of the office until..........???? Which is not uncommon here in St. Louis. Just thought someone else might know.
If I can find out, I'll post it.
Then it's probably just an R parameter ....
Do tell when you find out.... You can chase it down in the electrical book as well...
i would think the tech was talking about forcing on the switch thru the diagnos monitor.
find the "x" bit for the switch in the electrical book.
go in to privlaged mode (1131 mode),
go to diagnos monitor then i/o write and force that bit on for the day. it will go back to original at power off.