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    I am wondering if anyone has ever set up a macro to alarm out a machine for going over a set cycle time? I'm in mass production with over 78 CNC's and quality will have the tech's adjust feed rates for issues. This is causing lots of work monitoring CT on all these machines and I would like an easier way to keep track of this.

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    Haven't done this specifically, but it would be super easy on most controllers.

    Just need the variable for cycle time, and the command for user generated alarms (if that's really what you want).

    Are they all the same platform?

    Based on your description, this may be an ideal environment for using MT Connect to monitor productivity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boosted View Post
    Haven't done this specifically, but it would be super easy on most controllers.

    Just need the variable for cycle time, and the command for user generated alarms (if that's really what you want).

    Are they all the same platform?

    Based on your description, this may be an ideal environment for using MT Connect to monitor productivity.
    No they are different machines. We have Howa, NTC, and Brothers. I want to start on the Brothers and expand out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dscealf2021 View Post
    No they are different machines. We have Howa, NTC, and Brothers. I want to start on the Brothers and expand out.
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    I've not done either, but what I would try on the Brother first is:

    IF [#3001 GT 200.] GOTO 1000
    ....
    N1000 #3000=1 (CYCLE TIME OVER 200 SECONDS, STOP SCREWING WITH PROGRAM NEWBIE)

    ---- Or if that doesn't work ---

    (PROGRAM HEADER)
    #800 = #3012
    ...
    (PROGRAM END)
    #801 = #3012
    ...
    #803 = [#801 - #800] (#803 IS CYCLE TIME)
    IF [#803 GT 200] GOTO 1000
    ...
    N1000 #3000=1 (CYCLE TIME OVER 200 SECONDS, STOP SCREWING WITH PROGRAM NEWBIE)


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