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Multicam Rotary Tool Changer

Hello Everyone.

I have a Masso unit on the way and have started to prep my multicam for the upgrade.

I cant find any information on the configuration of the rotary tool changer.

has anyone been able to get this working?

Looking forward to sharing my build once I get started...

@makeitcreative

Can you supply any information on your rotary tool changer.

Photos, inputs and outputs.

Then we can advise you.

Regards,

Arie.

here are some pictures of the tool changer in question.

the logic behind it seems not to complicated but the control board and wiring

is almost as much as the main machine control.

I will up load a video of it in operation to see how it works

 

thanks

Robert

Uploaded files:
  • tool-changer-3.jpg
  • tool-changer-2.jpg
  • tool-changer-4.jpg
  • tool-changer-1.jpg

here is a video of it in operation

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@makeitcreative

What signals (inputs) does it send back to and what commands (outputs) does it expect from the main controller.

Regards,

Arie.

here is the info from the manual

I'm looking to work out what goes where, but am not sure how this will work.

thanks

Robert

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@makeitcreative

Thanks for the PDF.

From that I see that Multicam consider the tool changer to be linear mounted on the gantry.

I'll need to discuss this with the design engineer how to implement it in MASSO. I won't have an answer before the end of next week.

Regards,

Arie.

@makeitcreative

Robert,

Use the Umbrella tool changer.
In setting up the TC logic select

  • Tool holder top load
  • Moves axis
  • X or Y as the case maybe.
  • Then complete all other settings.

Regards,

Arie.

the tool changer uses a stepper motor to rotate the tools.

will I need to add another axis  to masso to drive this?

I currently only have the 3 axis version.

@makeitcreative,

No, the electronics of the Tool Changer should have that.
MASSO Umbrella TC  uses

  • Tool Changer – Output 2 to Rotate Tools Tray

https://docs.masso.com.au/wiring-and-setup/tool-changers/mill-tool-changers/umbrella-tool-changer

Regards,

Arie.