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We are getting a vertical machine that has two indexers side-by-side that both rotate about the Y-ax

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We are getting a vertical machine that has two indexers side-by-side that both rotate about the Y-ax

We are getting a vertical machine that has two indexers side-by-side that
both rotate about the Y-axis. One will be programmed using -B- and the
other will be -A-. This means that A90 and B90 puts both indexers at the
same position. These will be used for indexing only - NOT true 4th axis
work.

We have an Icam developers license and greate posts in-house.

The question is: How will the post know which indexer to command to index
when the vectors will be the same? How can I intercept the $$->TRANS
and/or $$->CSYS lines in the post to "throw a switch" when the relative
positions of the sequence and machine coordinate system change? I can do a
work-around by having the post intercept the fixture offset or something
like that but I think there should be a more positive solution.

thanks

Bruce Johnson
Sunnen Products
bjohnson@sunnen.com