I am having some issues setting up a right angle head attachment in wildfire
2. I have created the attachment with the spindle_control_point &
tool_attach_point coordinates. I have also added the attachment number
parameter to the attachment.
The tool will show up correctly in my manufacturing play path. I am
receiving the following lines of code in my ncl file:
$$-> HCSYS / 0.0000000000, 0.0000000000, 1.0000000000, -5.9448818898, $
0.0000000000, 1.0000000000, -0.0000000000, 0.5118110236, $
-1.0000000000, 0.0000000000, 0.0000000000, -8.3464566929
SET / HOLDER, 1, SETOOL, -5.9448818898, 0.5118110236, -8.3464566929, $
ATANGL, -90.0000000000, SETANG, 0.0000000000
LOADTL / 5, OSETNO, 5
$$-> CUTTER / 0.375000
SET / OFSETL, 1
$$-> CSYS / 1.0000000000, 0.0000000000, 0.0000000000, 0.0000000000, $
0.0000000000, 1.0000000000, 0.0000000000, 0.0000000000, $
0.0000000000, 0.0000000000, 1.0000000000, 0.0000000000
From what I can tell, this all looks good. However, when I post it through
my post processor it still acts as if it is in a 3 axis plane.
I did change my 3 axis post to a 5 axis rotary table/rotary head as required
when selecting the right angle head option in the post. On the Right angle
head tab I Suppressed A/B/C output, set tool direction to default, holder
address to h, and set my holder offset values.
I am running this on a Mazatrol 640m controller.
Does my manufacturing workcell need to be a 5-axis workcell or can it still
be a 3-axis workcell?
Any assistance in this matter would be greatly appreciated.
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