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    Anyone have any luck running large programs from a CF card ?

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    yup, had a couple jobs that had alot of surfacing. program wouldn't all fit so we run them off the card. what info are you looking for?

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    How did you set the parameters to use the card ?

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    param 6030 gets set to 198.
    no file extension on the programs on the card.
    use % at begining and end of sub prog.

    i only have the code for the tool path as a sub. all positioning and tool changes are in the main. good luck

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    It sounds like your pulling multiple progs off the card eh?

    What control?

    On my 18i it says that you can only pull one off the card at a time. Like main on card could pull multiple subs off memmory, but not the other way around. Nor could you pull a main and sub both off the card.

    You say CF card, so I am hoping that this is an 8-10 yr old machine? I would hope that a new model would have USB?

    I have never pulled off the card, but I have overloaded the maxx file size when loading from the card and had it write to two consecutive files. That was wierd...


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    I use the compact flash card for sub prog overflow storage on large progs where subs don't fit in the control, like surfacing large parts. I run a FMS system so I use the program in the cell controller to load work coord, call tools etc, just when I need a sub from the card I call M198 instead of M98.

    Both my machines are 2007-08 models w/ Fanuc 31I controls. no usb.

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    I'm still unclear:

    You CAN pull more than one file # off the card during one cycle?


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    the way I prog.
    one tool = one work coord.= one sub prog.
    same tool = next work coord. = next sub prog. and so on...

    I can have unlimited # of subs on the card and use my main prog which is in the machine control to pull the sub that needs to run next.

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    OK - so your pulling many files - but at diff times.

    The way that I read the ??? for the 18i was that you could only pull 1.

    Did I mis-interpret on the 18i? Have done this on older controls? Or is this a newer feature?


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    Ox - one at a time would make sense, and would imply that a subroutine on the card couldn't call a deeper level subroutine on the card.

    But saying "no more than 1" by itself doesn't make so much sense - no more than 1 ever? for all of time? from start to end for the current main?

    (Of course controller often have really odd rules...)

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    I know that I can run to 7 deep with the subs being in the control. (sub within a sub.) But I have not tried this scenerio with the compact flash card so I am not sure how the control will react, I'll have to try it sometime. My machines have 31I controls.

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