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    Question Part count - Matrix Nexus 2

    Hi all,

    I am working on a Mazatrol Matrix Nexus 2 controller on a Mazak lathe. Got a barfeeder and programs that end with M99 so they can just run in a loop.

    For some odd reason, the machine is only counting M30's when it increments the macro for the part count (#3901) as opposed to counting M99's as well.

    I know I can add a line in each program, right before the M99, stating #3901=#3901 + 1, but this is suboptimal for my purposes, due to the fact that this line would have to be added to every single program this machine runs.


    I was thinking about altering parameter TAP27 to 00000111 but I am pretty sure those "tape" parameters only apply to communications and not the part counter. Am I right on this? If so, is there a different parameter in there that I could alter, to have the machine count every M99 as a finished part?

    Thanks for your help, I have referenced this forum for many years and have found it amazingly helpful.

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    I've always used the method you described (count = count + 1).
    It is a point of reference at your loop point and after a while, it's in most of the programs and stands out like a sore thumb when it's missing.

    In my humble opinion.

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    If you want to use the part counter without calling the system variable directly the only real way is to use M998 instead of M99. Format as below:

    M998 Q1. (PROGRAM CHAIN WITH PARTS COUNT INCREMENT)

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