Using system manager; go to configuration, then right click and select table configuration.
I think the homag training files have the descriptions
Our routing is very simple its vision panel holes in doors so mainly rectangular. Been testing a 3 flute @ 15vf this seems to be fine so will start there.
We are using mainly HSK holders
Collet, shrink or hydro? I think you guys would benefit from heat shrink holders, and send them off for sharpening in the holder. Gives you accurate diameter and length measurements.
Leitz's STC recommends 18m/min for your thickness. 2 flute. 20mm dia.
The last time I did something like this, I programmed the tool to be in a constant ramp down. Rather than 2 separate passes. Made it smoother, with no retract in Z. And constant tool engagement.
Thanks for your input mate, ive used PCD tooling at a previous company and found with chipboard i was always getting the tips replaced. Now that may have been because it was few years ago and PCD tooling was quite a new thing.
I know what you saying about STC maybe not lasting but compared to what is used at the moment it will be a massive improvement in time and replacement of cutters.
I did get a test spiral roughing cutter 18mm dia with 3 flutes and this went through 54mm in 2 hits with ease so im going to test with a 18mm 3 flute compression and see how it goes.
Just remember that more flutes = higher feed speed. (which you may or may not be able to keep up with, depending on how complex your routing patterns are).
how are you mounting your tools?
Also, if you are just cutting to size, why not use a saw?
Do you mean 25mm DOC?
A good tooling supplier will be able to tell you feed and speed for the material.
It will vary with every tool depending on number of flutes, RPM, etc.
Important to ramp into the cut also.
we using DP Tools like this (not from from Leuco but the tools are almost the same)
With this milling cutter like this you can also mill 54mm in one pass.
This is a good suggestion for you Craig. Or just try a solid carbide first, as they are significantly cheaper.
If you want technical support, call Leitz and explain what you want to cut. They will give feeds/speeds advise, as well as what tool to use.
I tried opening your file, which caused woodwop to crash every time
Yes, are your tools mostly solid carbide spirals?
I like the leitz 1/2" compression spiral for most nesting applications.
Maybe a diamond tip would be good for larger quantities. Chipboard is quite abrasive so would expect higher tool wear than with MDF
It looks like you have two models overlapping? It would help to trim the surfaces into one
I hope i can see this in real time.
Yes, there is an error if the vibrations are too high. The spindle stops at a certain value
It would be interesting to see what the values are, with different tools.
For example 350mm saw vs standard milling cutter?
yes, the data is displayed in real time.
hi cal123 depends on which spindle is installed air-cooled or water-cooled.
Excerpt from the Homag homepage.
"Liquid cooling and spindle sensor (optional for DRIVE5CS) - Liquid-cooled milling spindles with hybrid bearings
offer a long service life. An additional vibration sensor detects tool imbalances and protects the spindle from overloading, e.g. due to excessive feed rates."
I have a liquid cooled 5 axis spindle, but no vibration sensor unfortunately. I presumed that this would have been standard on all 5axis machines!
Do you see this data in real-time, while the spindle is running? And does it produce an error when the vibration is above a set value?
This is not standard on our machine (BMG-210), however I think it should be a worthwhile upgrade.
Try this guide as attached
I would be very interested to see how you program this helix! I am considering doing this for a job soon also.
On our hand controller, the F1 button is the "prototyping" mode as you describe. And the separate hood up button, on RH side of hand controller, works as you are expecting.
You can also blow air with your C-axis during milling.
You have to create a seperate mode on your milling in the sub programs in UPG.
Just at the M-code activating your C-axis pneumatic pen before the tool is about to mill.
At the M-code to deactivate the same pen after your milling has finished.
M378 Pneumatik Bolzen Y10 Ein
M379 Pneumatik Bolzen Y10 Aus
M380 Pneumatik Bolzen Y11 Ein
M381 Pneumatik Bolzen Y11 Aus
M382 Pneumatik Bolzen Y12 Ein
M383 Pneumatik Bolzen Y12 Aus
Hope it helps
Do you mean you are using the "change technology" macro?
I am looking to have the compressed air activate while routing something particular. Exactly like the blow off while doing a tool change.
I believe this should be an M code, which can be turned on/off using the "change technology" macro.
Where do I find the correct M code?