Daewoo DF-8100P User manual

ML-565/ML-580/
ML-5106
CNC LATHE BARFEEDER
INSTALLATION, OPERATION
AND MAINTENANCE MANUAL
Version 01.08
ATS ML565/ML580/ML5106
CNC Technology manufactures the ATS ML Iron, a company located in Czech Republic. It
is distributed in North America exclusively by ATS Systems.
30222 Esperanza
RSM, CA. 92688
1.800.321.1833
www.ats-s.com
ATS SYSTEMS INC.
manML565/580en_V1.0.doc (valid from the program version BF_2555)
Safety Instructions
Before starting the work with the barfeeder pay attention to the following instructions:
With regard to continuous improving of barfeeders it is possible that the illustrations and
descriptions provided in this manual can differ in details from the delivered equipment. When
working with electric circuits follow the regularly updated diagrams in this manual. If you find
diagrams attached to this manual, please use them, because they contain changes which have
not yet been addressed in the printed copy of the manual sent to you.
The barfeeder enables the simplest and safest feeding of bars into the spindles of standard
CNC lathes.
Some common workshop practices do not meet the labour safety principles and should be
checked or revised according to the following recommendations. Any barfeeder operator should
observe the labour safety principles. Furthermore the operator should ensure that the machine
is installed by a specialist, and should carry out regular inspection of the barfeeder's functions
and condition.
Before starting the work with the barfeeder read carefully the following instructions:
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Before barfeeder operation or maintenance, read carefully both this Manual and the attached
supplementary information. Make sure that you have understood everything well.
Make sure that the barfeeder is properly set, aligned with the lathe and fastened to the
ground.
Do not work with the equipment which has not been properly installed, checked and
prepared for operation and is not regularly maintained.
Do not remove any safety plates and labels with signs or warnings, and follow the
instructions shown on them.
Do not slacken screw joints which are secured by paint.
Do not work with the equipment which produces excessive noise, heat or vibration. In your
own interest call immediately attention of the personnel responsible for the barfeeder
operation and maintenance to the problem.
Make sure that the machine is properly grounded in accordance with valid standards.
Disconnect the machine from electric power supply before any repair or maintenance.
Do not touch electric control or power parts until they are disconnected from electric power
supply.
Do not touch electric equipment by wet hands or while you are standing in a moist
environment.
Electric equipment of the barfeeder can only be repaired by an authorized person.
Replace the fuses only by the fuses of the same rating and type as those which have been
installed by the manufacturer.
Keep the space around the machine dry, clean and properly lighted.
Have suitable extinguishers ready at work with flammable substances.
Remove turnings and all other waste, especially flammable one, from the barfeeder
regularly.
Do use flammable or toxic substances instead of cleaning agents.
Do not change the connection or function of safety switches, indicators and fuses, and do
not short-circuit or otherwise by-pass this equipment.
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Safety Instructions
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Before the use the barfeeder remove all parts and tools from the barfeeder and its vicinity, in
particular from the vicinity of its moving parts.
If the machine has been out of service for a longer time, check the machining program, part
clamping and setting of the barfeeder parameters before fully automatic operation of the
lathe with the barfeeder.
Do not remove or unlock safety guards during barfeeder operation.
Do not remove or add bars while the barfeeder is running.
Do not wear rings, bracelets, watches, too free clothing etc at work with the barfeeder. Long
hair should be protected by a suitable cap.
Do try to stop or slow down the barfeeder by your own hands.
Accessories, which were not delivered by the manufacturer within the basic shipment, must
be checked thoroughly by authorized personnel in installation.
Be especially careful close to unprotected moving parts, in particular in their initial setting.
Beware of sharp edges of parts.
Use only hammers with a soft head (if you must use the hammer).
Observe operating limits of the equipment given in the specification.
Use spindle insert to ensure correct position of the bar in the lather spindle.
Do not process the bars exceeding the length of the lathe spindle/spindle insert.
Make sure that the channel is empty before loading a bar from the table into the channel.
Always set the parameter #101 with a sufficient margin to eliminate contact of the pusher
with the rotating spindle
Set a minimum value of the parameter #300. Too high feeding force overloads both the
barfeeder and the lathe.
Before start of the work make sure that all safety circuits are active.
Check where all Stop and Total Stop pushbuttons are located.
Prior to activation of the automatic cycle make sure that all required functions are properly
set and that all controls are set to correct position.
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Safety Instructions
Observe labour safety principles!!!
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Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS
LIST OF FIGURES
IDENTIFICATION OF INSTRUCTIONS
1
DESCRIPTION
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
APPLICATION
CONCEPT
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
PROCESS DESCRIPTION
INSTALLATION
IDENTIFICATION AND SERIAL NUMBER
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1-1
1-1
1-1
1-2
1-2
1-6
1-6
1-7
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TRANSPORT AND UNPACKING
2-1
3
INSTALLATION
3-1
3.1
3.2
3.2.1
3.2.2
3.2.3
3.3
4
PREPARATION
BARFEEDER ALIGNMENT
GENERAL
PRESETTING THE HEIGHT AND SIDE POSITION
GEOMETRIC ALIGNMENT WITH THE LATHE
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
OPERATION
4.1
4.1.1
4.1.2
4.1.3
4.2
4.2.1
4.2.2
4.3
4.4
4.4.1
4.4.2
4.5
4.6
4.7
4.8
4.9
4.9.1
4.9.1.1
4.9.1.2
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3-1
3-2
3-2
3-2
3-3
3-6
4-1
PRIMARY PREREQUISITES
4-1
PUTTING INTO OPERATION, ANCHORING, ALIGNMENT
4.1.1-1
SAFETY OF OPERATION
4.1.1-1
ATTENDANCE
4.1.3-1
WORKING PROCEDURES
4.1.3-1
FEEDING TO STOPPER
4.2.1-1
FEEDING TO POSITION (S)
4.2.2-2
BAR GUIDING
4.2.2-2
BAR FEEDING
4.2.2-3
FEEDING TO STOPPER
4.4.1-3
FEEDING TO POSITION (S)
4.4.2-3
INSTALLATION OR REPL. OF SPINDLE INSERT (AT CHANGE OF THE BAR DIAMETER) 4.4.2-4
SETTING THE LOADING MECHANISM POSITION (AT CHANGE OF THE BAR DIAMETER)4.4.2-4
SETTING THE MAGAZINE POSITION (AT CHANGE OF THE BAR DIAMETER)
4.4.2-4
PUSHER
4.4.2-5
BARFEEDER CONTROL
4.4.2-6
E-STOP PANEL
4.9.1-6
Power On Button (S10)
4.9.1-6
Mode Switch (F1/F2)
4.9.1.2-6
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4.9.2
KEYS
4.9.2.1
Mode Keys Aut, Man, Dat
4.9.2.2
Start Key (F1)
4.9.2.3
Function Keys F1, F2, F3 and More Key
4.9.2.4
Info Key
4.9.2.5
Navigation Keys
4.9.2.6
Numeric Keys
4.9.2.7
Enter Key
4.9.2.8
Esc Key
4.9.3
STATUS BAR
4.9.4
USER LEVELS AND THEIR MEANING
4.9.4.1
Changing User Level
4.9.5
MANUAL MODE
4.9.5.1
Move to a Reference
4.9.5.2
Standard Motions of the Barfeeder
4.9.5.3
Loading Mechanism Jogging
4.9.5.4
Material Switch Calibration (S)
4.9.5.5
Individual Motor Control in manual
4.9.6
AUTOMATIC MODE
4.9.6.1
Indicator of Bar Handling Method
4.9.6.2
Remaining Number
4.9.6.3
Automatic Cycle Startup
4.9.6.4
Automatic Cycle Termination
4.9.6.5
Quick Adjustment of the Feeding Force (#300)
4.9.6.6
Opened Cover of the Magazine
4.9.7
LATHE OPERATION WITHOUT THE BARFEEDER
4.10
BARFEEDER PARAMETERS
4.10.1
DATA MODE
4.10.1.1
Parameter Selection
4.10.1.2
Parameter Types and Their Setting
4.10.1.2.1
Parameters of List Type
4.10.1.2.2
Parameters of Position Type
4.10.1.2.3
Channel Position Parameter
4.10.1.2.4
Parameters of Other Type
4.10.1.2.5
Job Selection Function
4.10.2
OPERATOR PARAMETERS
4.10.2.1
#100 – End oF Bar
4.10.2.2
#101 – Pusher Retract Position
4.10.2.3
#300 – Feeding Force
4.10.2.4
#010 – Push Mode (S)
4.10.2.5
#105, #106 – Feeding Length
4.10.2.6
#107 – New Bar Face Position (S)
4.10.2.7
#011 – Machine Work Mode
4.10.2.8
#110 – Part Stop Position (S)
4.10.2.9
#102 – Collet Face Position
4.10.2.10
#301 – Retract Delay
4.10.2.11
#003 – End of Bar M-Code (EOB M-Code)
4.10.2.11.1
Special EOB M-Code Case
4.10.2.11.2
EOB M-Code Use
4.10.2.12
#004 – Remnant Ejecting Mode
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4.9.2-7
4.9.2.1-7
4.9.2.2-7
4.9.2.3-8
4.9.2.4-8
4.9.2.5-8
4.9.2.6-8
4.9.2.7-8
4.9.2.8-8
4.9.3-9
4.9.3-9
4.9.4.1-10
4.9.4.1-11
4.9.5.1-11
4.9.5.1-11
4.9.5.3-12
4.9.5.4-12
4.9.5.4-1213
4.9.5.5-14
4.9.5.5-14
4.9.5.5-14
4.9.5.5-15
4.9.5.5-15
4.9.5.5-15
4.9.5.5-16
4.9.5.5-16
4.9.5.5-17
4.9.5.5-17
4.9.5.5-17
4.9.5.5-18
4.10.1.2-18
4.10.1.2-18
4.10.1.2-18
4.10.1.2-19
4.10.1.2-19
4.10.1.2-19
4.10.2.1-21
4.10.2.2-22
4.10.2.3-22
4.10.2.3-22
4.10.2.3-23
4.10.2.3-24
4.10.2.3-24
4.10.2.3-25
4.10.2.3-26
4.10.2.3-26
4.10.2.3-27
4.10.2.3-28
4.10.2.3-28
4.10.2.3-29
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4.10.2.13
#200 – Channel Position
4.10.2.13.1
Bar Selection from the Channel Position Table
4.10.2.13.2
Channel Position Correction
4.10.2.13.3
Stopper Position Correction
4.10.2.13.4
Inserting Nonstandard Bar into the Channel Position Table
4.10.2.14
#400 – Jobs Table
4.10.3
SERVICE PARAMETERS
4.10.3.1
#000 – Mode Automat
4.10.3.1.1
Normal Automatic Mode
4.10.3.1.2
Automatic Mode Simulation
4.10.3.1.3
Test Mode
4.10.3.2
#001 – Feeding on M-Code
4.10.3.3
#002 – End of Bar Timing
4.10.3.4
#005 – Clamping Device
4.10.3.5
#006 – Language
4.10.3.6
#007 – K4 Relay
4.10.3.7
#008 – M-Code Style
4.10.3.8
#103 – Barfeeder Stroke
4.10.3.9
#108 – Material Switch Position (S)
4.10.3.10
#104 – Global Channel Offset
4.10.3.11
#109 – Global Stoppers Offset
4.10.3.12
#012 – Feeding Force Setting Mode
4.10.3.13
#009 – Factory Reset
4.11
HOW TO PROGRAM A LATHE WITH THE BARFEEDER
4.11.1
FEEDING TO STOPPER
4.11.2
FEEDING TO POSITION (S)
4.11.3
PARAMETER SETTING EXAMPLE
WIZARD PROGRAMMING
4.11.4
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MAINTENANCE
5.1
ROUTINE MAINTENANCE
5.2
ERROR MESSAGES
5.3
ARRANGEMENT OF SWITCHES
Interface Description
5.3.1
5.3.1
Interface Schematic (Standard)
5.3.1
Handheld I/O Screen Descriptions
5.3.2
ML Control Diagrams
5.3.2
ML Control Schematics
5.3.2
Barfeed Power Supply Structure
5.4
SPARE PARTS
5.4.1
ELECTRIC SPARE PARTS
5.4.2
ELECTRIC SPARE PARTS LIST
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4.10.2.3-31
4.10.2.3-32
4.10.2.3-33
4.10.2.3-33
4.10.2.3-34
4.10.2.3-36
4.10.2.3-36
4.10.2.3-36
4.10.2.3-37
4.10.2.3-38
4.10.2.3-38
4.10.2.3-39
4.10.2.3-39
4.10.2.3-40
4.10.2.3-40
4.10.2.3-41
4.10.2.3-41
4.10.2.3-42
4.10.2.3-42
4.10.2.3-43
4.10.2.3-43
4.10.2.3-44
4.10.2.3-47
4.10.2.3-47
4.10.2.3-48
4.10.2.3-51
4.10.2.3-50
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5-2
5-6
5.3.1-7
5.3.1-9
5.3.1-10
5.3.2-11
5.3.2-17
5.3.2-24
5.4
5.4-1
5.4-2
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List of Figures
Main Dimensions of the Barfeeder
Fig. 1.1
Fig. 1.2
Nameplate
Fig. 2.1
Barfeeder Lifting and Setting
Fig. 3.1
Setting the Height and Side Position
Fig. 3.2
Setting Kit
Fig.3.3
Barfeeder Anchoring
Fig. 3.4
Electrical Connection
Fig. 4.1
Bar Guiding in the Spindle Insert
Fig. 4.2
Bar Feeding
Fig. 4.3
Magazine Angle Setting
Fig. 4.4
Pusher Dismantling and Mounting
Fig. 4.5
Control Panel
Fig. 4.6
Keys
Fig. 4.7
Status Bar
Fig. 4.8
Automatic Mode
Fig. 4.9
Data Mode
Fig. 4.10
Linear Operator Parameters
Fig. 4.11
Setting the Parameter #100 – End of Bar
Fig. 4.12
Channel Position
Fig. 4.13
Jobs Table
Fig. 5.1
Routine Maintenance
Fig. 5.2
Electric Element Layout
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3-2
3-3
3-5
3-6
4.2.2-2
4.2.2-3
4.4.2-4
4.4.2-5
4.4.2-6
4.9.2-7
4.9.3-9
4.9.5.5-14
4.9.5.5-17
4.10.2-20
4.10.2.1-21
4.10.2.3-31
4.10.2.3-34
5-1
5-6
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Identification Instructions
IDENTIFICATION OF INSTRUCTIONS
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Important instructions are emphasized in this manual as follows:
Failure to observe these instructions can result in
injury of the operator.
Failure to observe these instructions can result in
damage to the barfeeder or the lathe.
Other important instructions
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Parameter numbers are identified as #xxx in this manual, where xxx is the parameter
number.
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Chapter 1 – Description
1 DESCRIPTION
1.1
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The barfeeder ML-565/580 T/S has been designed for work with any type of CNC lathe
equipped with a suitable interface. The length of the bars is limited by the length of the lathe
spindle (with a clamping cylinder and clamping device). As the barfeeder does not touch any
rotating part of the lathe or rotating bar, it is possible to utilize full range of operating speed of
the lathe. Barfeeder design enables automatic loading and feeding of bars into the lathe with
minimum built-up area required. Barfeeder setting up and programming is easy and fast.
Bars must be guided by the spindle insert in the lathe. The remnant of the bar, from which it is
not possible to make a part, is forced by the barfeeder into the lathe workspace, with no
additional equipment needed.
The barfeeder is designed for work with bars of any cross sections. For feeding of non-circular
cross section bars the lathe must be equipped with a spindle orientation. At work with bars of
common cross sections a section insert must be installed in the movable channel of the
barfeeder; the insert is not a part of the standard equipment of the barfeeder.
1.2
APPLICATION
Barfeeders of ML-565/580 series are manufactured in the following modifications:
Barfeeder Feeding mode
Other important functions
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Stopper
S
Stopper or Position
Remnant Ejecting by New Bar
Barfeeders of ML-565/580 series provide:
Function
Cheap and effective automation of operation of any CNC lathe
Workspace saving thanks to side storage and loading of bars
Automatic loading of a new bar after processing of the previous bar
Precise work at high speed of the lathe spindle unaffected by the barfeeder
Processing of bars of imperfect shape or dimensions
Bar feed against the lathe stopper
Bar feed to a programmed position (without stopper)
For double-spindle lathes, feeding through the second spindle without time
delays necessary for the barfeeder operation
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Chapter 1 – Description
1.3
CONCEPT
The barfeeder ML-565/580 T/S is a powerful machine with a long service life and minimal
maintenance required. Its operation and functions are simple which facilitates the work even to
less skilled workers.
The barfeeder is controlled by means of the control panel in the right part of the machine. There
is an E-Stop pushbutton for emergency stop on the control panel. In the left part of the barfeeder
frame there is a Q1 switch.
Bars are loaded in the magazine. Loading of bars into the lathe is ensured by a loading channel
with a flag and pusher.
On the rear side of the frame there are connectors X1, X2 for barfeeder interconnection with the
lathe.
1.4
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
Application
For all CNC lathes equipped with a suitable interface.
Scope of application
Bar round cross section
Bar hexagonal cross section
Bar square cross section
ML-565
ML-580
ML-565
ML-580
ML-565
ML-580
Bar dimension
6 to 67mm
6 to 80 mm
8 to 58mm
8 to 68 mm
8 to 47mm
8 to 55 mm
Bar weight
Maximum weight of the loaded bar
60 kg
Bar length
Maximum length of the bar handled by the barfeeder
1525 mm
Actual max. length of the bar is limited by the length of the
spindle (with clamping cylinder and clamping device).
Magazine capacity depending on the bar diameter
8 bars
∅ 80 mm
The number of bars limited by the table capacity
∅ 6 mm
Total weight of all bars on the table must not exceed
250 kg.
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Chapter 1 – Description
Pusher stroke
Design stroke
Working stroke
Maximum distance of the clamping device face from the pusher point
in back position
1665 mm
1660 mm
1655 mm
Technology of bar handling
The bar is cantered in the lathe spindle by spindle inserts, and shifted by the pusher to a
stopper in the tool head.
Spindle speed
Depending on lathe design and quality of spindle insert.
Bar preparation
No specific requirements for bar preparation.
Bar straightness
Bar must freely go into the user selected spindle insert.
Bar loading cycle
approx. 30 s
Setting time at change of bar diameter
Max. 1 minute at change to other diameter + time of lathe spindle insert replacement
Colour design
Light grey
Weight
approx. 375 kg
Packaging
Transport dimensions
length 2230 x width 1150 x height 1220 mm
Barfeeders are sealed in plastic sheet and transported on non-returnable pallets or in
boxes. Pallet weight is approx. 35 kg, the weight of the whole box approx. 170 kg.
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Chapter 1 – Description
Electrical equipment
Power supply
Power circuits
Logic circuits
200/230/400 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 320 VA
200 VAC, 24 VDC
24 VDC
Noise emission
The values have been stated in accordance
with ČSN EN ISO 4871 and basic standard
ČSN EN ISO 11201.
B: 150 mm
A
A: 150 mm
Measured emission level of sound
pressure A, PpAd at the operator workplace
(dB)
Uncertainty, KpA (dB)
1-4
B
w/o bars
with bars
w/o bars
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69
68
with
bars
71
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Fig. 1.1
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Main Dimensions of the Barfeeder
option
standard
opce
A
825-1175
990-1340
Main dimensions
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Chapter 1 – Description
1.5
PROCESS DESCRIPTION
ML-565/580 T/S barfeeder feeds bars into the lathe as follows:
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The channel takes a bar from the magazine and lifts it to the lathe spindle axis level.
The flag shifts the bar into the spindle and after it returns to back limit position.
The channel moves to the lower limit position and the pusher is tilted to the spindle axis.
The pusher pushes the bar through the open clamping device against the stopper in the tool
head (T/S) or to a required position in front of the clamping device (S).
The clamping device closes, and the pusher returns.
The lathe machines the part.
Next bar feed is executed, when the spindle stops and clamping device opens.
If the bar length is insufficient to make another part, the barfeeder sends the End of Bar
signal. The signal is tested by the lathe program which issues a command to eject the
remnant of the bar and load a new bar.
Following the End of Bar signal the clamping device opens to enable ejection of the remnant
of the bar by the pusher.
After ejection of the remnant of the bar into the lathe workspace, the pusher tilts to upper
position, the channel takes a bar from the magazine, and the whole cycle is repeated.
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1.6
INSTALLATION
It is recommended that installation should be carried out by the manufacturer's staff or by
persons authorized by the manufacturer. Prior to installation, check the items specified in the
installation form, and verify whether suitable interface is installed on the lathe for the barfeeder
with the magazine.
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Chapter 1 – Description
1.7
IDENTIFICATION AND SERIAL NUMBER
Serial number of the barfeeder is shown on the nameplate fastened under the magazine.
Fig. 1.2
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Nameplate
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Chapter 1 – Description
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Chapter 2 – Transport and Unpacking
2 TRANSPORT AND UNPACKING
Barfeeders are sealed in plastic sheet and transported on pallets or, exceptionally, in wooden
boxes (see Chapter 1.4 for dimensions). They are fastened by screws to the box bottom/pallet.
To eliminate any damage, the following procedure must be observed
during unpackaging, otherwise the manufacture will bear no liability for
any damage in unpackaging not carried out according to this procedure.
Unpacking
• Put the box/pallet behind the lathe to the place where the barfeeder is to be installed.
• If the barfeeder is in the box, remove the cover and sides of the box.
• Remove the plastic sheet.
• Check whether the shipment is in order and complete (according to the packing list attached
to the Manual).
• Lift the barfeeder by high-lift truck with forks under the lower part of the casing. If it is difficult
to slide the forks under the barfeeder, increase the height of the barfeeder pusher axis, see
Chapter 2.
Lift the Barfeeder only under the lower part of the casing. Never lift it
otherwise, or you could cause a damage.
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Chapter 2 – Transport and Unpacking
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Put the barfeeder on the rear side of the lathe as shown in Fig. 2.1. The distance between
the rear side (rear end) of the lathe spindle and front cover of the barfeeder should be as
small as possible. The gap between the barfeeder cover and lathe cover must not exceed 20
mm or it is necessary to disable insertion of the hand palm between the barfeeder and the
lathe.
Fig. 2.1
Barfeeder Lifting and Setting
In unpacking check the completeness of standard accessories.
Standard accessories of the barfeeder ML-565/580
Type
anchor bolts
washers under anchor bolts
setting kit
setting wrench (speeder)
User Manual
pusher with fix point ∅10 mm
Quantity
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See the packing list for complete list of the delivered accessories.
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Chapter 3 – Installation
3 INSTALLATION
3.1
PREPARATION
It is appropriate for easy and quick installation that the installation and the first start-up of the
barfeeder should be carried out by the manufacturer's technician or a by a person authorized by
the manufacturer. It is in the user's interest to ensure presence of the barfeeder operation and
maintenance staff during installation in order for them to be familiarized with the principles of the
barfeeder use in collaboration with the lathe. Furthermore, it is necessary to prepare and check
the following items before installation.
1. Lathe
• The lathe should be anchored to ground to eliminate its eventual motion in relation to the
barfeeder.
• The lathe must be equipped with a suitable electric interface for the barfeeder with a
magazine.
• The lathe must have automatic clamping device (a collect or chuck).
• The clamping device should clamp by the motion of the pull tube backwards (to the
barfeeder). Otherwise it is not possible to feed the bar to a position (S).
• If functional check of the barfeeder is required on a real part, the lathe must be prepared
for the part production with debugged NC program, and must be equipped with necessary
tools.
• The lathe must be free on the installation day. Neither production nor program debugging
can take place on it.
If you want to feed bars to a programmed position (without stopper) it is
necessary that the clamping device clamps the material by motion of the
pull tube backwards (from the lathe to the barfeeder).
2. Spindle inserts
It is the user's responsibility to ensure centring spindle inserts for the bars to be machined on the
lathe in start of production. Some lathe manufacturers deliver these inserts within accessories.
You can find detailed information on the spindle inserts in Chapter 4.3.
3. Bar stock for testing
The user must prepare a bar stock for the trial run of the barfeeder in installation (cut the bars to
an appropriate length).
4. Foundations
Barfeeder foundations must be of high-quality concrete. Barfeeder legs shall be fastened in the
concrete by anchor bolts. The foundations must provide sufficiently strong connection of the
lathe and the barfeeder without transfer of vibration.
Note:
Before installation it is suitable to carry out the last inspection of completion of the
preparatory work and to inform the installation personnel of its result in order to prevent from wastage in
consequence of unexpected problems that may occur before installation.
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Chapter 3 – Installation
3.2
BARFEEDER ALIGNMENT
1. GENERAL
Barfeeder alignment with regard to the lathe is the most important installation step and must be
carried out as thoroughly as possible. The time spent by this process is negligible compared to
possible damage to the lathe or the barfeeder in wrong alignment.
Proper alignment of the barfeedeer is important
for its trouble-free run.
Observe prescribed distances in installation, see Fig. 2.1.
2. PRESETTING THE HEIGHT AND SIDE POSITION
•
•
•
•
•
Install the pusher see Chapter 4.8.
Slacken 4 locking screws 3.1/3 and the lock nut 3.1/1 securing the set screw on each leg.
Using 6 screws 3.1/5 and 4 studs 3.1/4, align the barfeeder into horizontal position to
compensate unevenness of the floor and to eliminate barfeeder twisting. Tighten the screws.
Set the barfeeder roughly into correct position by means of the set screw and crank 3.1/6
and horizontal displacement of the whole barfeeder (including the pad 3.1/8). Pusher axis
should be approximately aligned with the lathe spindle axis.
Continue the setting according to the following chapter.
3 (8x)
6
4 (4x)
5 (6x)
8 (2x)
2 (2x)
1 (2x)
Fig. 3.1
3-2
Setting the Height and Side Position
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6
3. GEOMETRIC ALIGNMENT WITH THE LATHE
Fig. 3.2
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Setting Kit
3-3
Chapter 3 – Installation
a)
•
•
•
•
•
•
b)
Preparation
Dismantle the pusher.
Install setting jigs, see Fig.3.2.
1. Part 3.2/1 into the clamping device of the lathe.
2. Part 3.2/3 into the front grip of the pusher.
3. Part 3.2/4 into the rear grip of the pusher.
Pull the string 3.2/2 through sleeves 3.2/4, 3.2/3 and 3.2/1, and secure it by knot in the part
3.2/4.
Fix the flag (pusher) in the back position by screw 3.2/6.
Tighten the string to approx. 50 kg , and fasten it on the front part of the spindle to sleeve
3.2/1, using, for example, a clamp, locking pliers or a suitable grip.
Place the centring plate 3.2/5 (not included in the delivery) on the rear part of the lathe to a
place where the string runs. You can make the plate e.g. from paste-board, and fasten it by
means of a magnet. Set the plate towards the spindle centre.
Presetting before anchoring
Perform all vertical and horizontal adjustments needed for the alignment of the barfeeder and
the lathe by changing the barfeeder position (changing the position and height of the front and
rear leg).
To achieve correct height, use the set screws 3.1/2. Lateral alignment shall be made by shifting
the barfeeder on the floor. The centring shall be assessed by centring the string against the
revolving spindle with the plate 3.2/5, and against the revolving centring sleeve 3.2/3.
First adjust the rear part of the barfeeder and then the front part (closer to the lathe). The
change of the rear part of the barfeeder affects significantly the front part position.
Final position tolerance should be ±0.2 mm.
1. Check that the string touches no obstacle.
2. Align roughly the Barfeeder.
3. Centre the string on the rear face of the spindle by moving the rear legs, and recheck that the
string does not touch anything.
4. Centre the string on the front face of the barfeeder pusher bracket by shifting the front legs,
and recheck that the string does not touch anything.
5. Tighten the screws you have slackened, see Chapter 2. Check whether the string has been
centred within the specified tolerance. Repeat steps 3-5, if need be.
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c)
Anchoring
After proper alignment, fasten the
Barfeeder to the ground by means of
expansion anchor screws (2 per each
leg).
• Drill
holes
according
to
dimensions of the delivered
anchor screws. The holes must be
sufficiently deep.
The screws
must not seat on the bottom of the
hole.
• Insert the screws in the holes, and
tighten them properly.
Fig.3.3
Barfeeder Anchoring
d)
Final Alignment
• It is possible that small position corrections will be necessary to finish the barfeeder
alignment. Repeat the procedure described in p. b), but move with the barfeeder only on the
fastened pad 3.1/8.
• After alignment, tighten all screws and lock nuts (connection of the leg with the pad and
vertical alignment) and recheck the barfeeder alignment. Final alignment tolerance should be
±0.2 mm.
• After the alignment, dismantle the setting kit and store it for eventual future use.
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Chapter 3 – Installation
3.3
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
• Interconnect the barfeeder and lathe interfaces.
• Set the barfeeder transformer to proper supply voltage.
• Install fuses F1, F2 of proper values see Chapter 5.3.2.
Note:
Some types of lathes use a single cable harness for both power and communication
conductors, while other types use two separate harnesses. The barfeeder connection is modified
accordingly.
Supply
Voltage
Fuse F1- F2
Interface X1
Fig. 3.4
3-6
Interface X2
Electrical Connection
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Chapter 4 – Operation
4 OPERATION
4.1
4.1.1
PRIMARY PREREQUISITES
PUTTING INTO OPERATION, ANCHORING, ALIGNMENT
The barfeeder must be thoroughly installed according to Chapter 3.
4.1.2
SAFETY OF OPERATION
Interface and safety circuits between the lathe and the barfeeder must be properly connected
and checked. The manufacturer bears no responsibility for the barfeeder operation, it the
barfeeder and lathe interconnection is not carried out in accordance with the interface drawing.
4.1.3
ATTENDANCE
Perfect knowledge of the lathe and barfeeder is necessary both from the viewpoint of proper
function of the whole equipment and from the viewpoint of its safe attendance.
4.2
4.2.1
WORKING PROCEDURES
FEEDING TO STOPPER
In this mode the barfeeder feeds the bar to a previously set stopper which is fastened in the
lathe tool head. Thus the stopper position determines the position the bar is fed to.
At change of work piece parameters:
At change of the bar diameter:
Change the spindle insert.
Select the correct bar, see the parameter #200
Change the length of the pusher retract position, see the parameter #101.
In significant change of the bar diameter it may be also necessary to:
Change the pusher size.
Set the feeding force, see the parameter #300.
At change of the part length:
Set the remnant length, see the parameter #100.
At change of jaws, change of clamping device type, change of pusher length:
Set the distance of the clamping device from the barfeeder, see the parameter #102.
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Chapter 4 – Operation
4.2.2
FEEDING TO POSITION (S)
In this mode the barfeeder feeds the bar to a position set in the barfeeder. In this case the
stopper is not needed.
At change of work piece parameters:
At change of the bar diameter:
Change the spindle insert.
Select the correct bar, see the parameter #200
Change the length of the pusher retract position, see the parameter #101.
In significant change of the bar diameter it may be also necessary to:
Change the pusher size.
Set the feeding force, see the parameter #300.
At change of the part length.
Set the remnant length, see the parameter #100.
Set the length of feeding of the new bar to the face of the clamping device, see the
parameter #107.
Set the feed length; see the parameters #105 and #106.
At change of jaws, change of clamping device type, change of pusher length:
Set the distance of the clamping device from the barfeeder, see the parameter #102.
4.3
BAR GUIDING
Bars are guided by the spindle insert in the lathe. The insert ensures bar centring in the spindle.
The insert should be made of a seamless steel tube.
Fig. 4.1
Bar Guiding in the Spindle Insert
Spindle insert
Insert diameter
Insert/spindle misalign
Insert bevel
Pulled bar straightness
Clearance between the insert face and clamping device
4.2.2-2
bar diameter + (0.5 to 2.5) mm
max. 0.1 mm
min. 3x30˚
max. 0,5 mm/m
max. 30 mm
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4.4
BAR FEEDING
Bars are as a rule fed by the pusher into the lathe workspace. The lathe spindle must not turn
during feeding. If the parameter #011 is set to Magazine Only, it is possible to feed the bar using
e.g. the second spindle of the lathe. In this case it is possible to feed the bar without stopping
the spindle. In all cases the bar must be centred by the spindle insert.
Feeding to stopper
Fig. 4.2
4.4.1
Feeding to position (SS2400S)
Bar Feeding
FEEDING TO STOPPER
In bar feeding to a preset stopper which is as a rule fixed in the lathe tool head, the barfeeder
always acts on the bar by a force which maximum value is set in the parameter #300.
4.4.2
FEEDING TO POSITION (S)
In bar feeding to a predefined position the barfeeder feeds the bar by the length set in the
parameter #105 (#106). During feeding no obstacle (lathe tool head) must be on the bar travel! If
the bar hits the obstacle, the barfeeder will push the bar with a maximum possible force. In this
case the pusher ∅ 6 mm can be bent. In the Position feeding mode the parameter #300 limits
only the force by which the pusher ejects the remnant of the bar and pushes the new bar into
the lathe spindle.
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Chapter 4 – Operation
4.5
INSTALLATION OR REPL. OF SPINDLE INSERT
(AT CHANGE OF THE BAR DIAMETER)
The user shall ensure appropriate spindle inserts, see Chapter 4.3.
How to replace the spindle insert
• Switch the barfeeder to the manual mode, and move the channel into the position where
neither the channel nor the pusher will obstruct the access to the spindle.
• Release the spindle insert and put it out in the direction to the barfeeder.
• Push the new insert into the lathe spindle, and fix it.
4.6
SETTING THE LOADING MECHANISM POSITION
(AT CHANGE OF THE BAR DIAMETER)
See the parameter #200.
4.7
SETTING THE MAGAZINE POSITION
(AT CHANGE OF THE BAR DIAMETER)
To ensure proper separation of individual bars in loading, the bar magazine
angle must be set correctly.
How to set the magazine angle
• Best of all, insert at least two bars into the magazine, and set a required
angle using the leg 4.3/1.
1
Fig. 4.3
4.4.2-4
Magazine Angle Setting
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Chapter 4 – Operation
4.8
PUSHER
Barfeeders ML-565/580 is delivered with the following pushers.
T
S
∅ 6 mm with fixed point
Bar ∅
6 – 15 mm
option
option
∅ 10 mm with fixed point
12 – 80 mm
standard
standard
∅ 18 mm with fixed point
30 – 80 mm
option
option
Pusher
How to replace the pusher
• Release 2 fixing screws 4.4/2 in the pusher lock, and pull the pusher 4.4/1 out from the front
sleeve 4.4/3.
• Replace the bush 4.4/3 in the front holder of the pusher by the bush corresponding to the
new pusher diameter.
• Insert the new pusher in the front bush, put the rear holder to the pusher lock, and tighten
the screws 4.4/2.
• Check or set the parameter #102.
2
Fig. 4.4
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1
3
Pusher Dismantling and Mounting
4.4.2-5
Chapter 4 – Operation
4.9
BARFEEDER CONTROL
All controls of the ML-565/580 barfeeder are on the control panel.
Fig. 4.5
4.9.1
Control Panel
E-STOP (S1)
E-Stop panel is located on the top part of the HMI, and is used for the control of safety elements
of the barfeeder. The HMI also contains Emergency Stop button (S1), Power On button (S10).
4.9.1.1 POWER ON BUTTON (S10)
If all safety circuits are closed (Emergency Stop button is not pressed and barfeeder cover is
closed), it is possible to connect the power part of the barfeeder by the Power On button.
The power part must be connected after every start-up of the barfeeder, after inappropriate
opening of the cover or following the pressing of the Emergency Stop button on the barfeeder or
on the lathe.
4.9.1.2 MODE SWITCH (F1/F2)
Mode function keys allows for work in the manual mode even with the cover open, which
facilitates the barfeeder adjustment by the operator.
Position
AUT
MAN
Meaning
If the switch is in AUT position, it is possible to run the Barfeeder in automatic
cycle. If the cover is open, the power part of the barfeeder is disconnected. In
this position of the switch it is not possible to work in the manual mode.
If the switch is in MAN position, it is possible to open the cover and work with
the barfeeder in the manual mode. Automatic cycle is locked in this case.
Warning!
If the mode switch is in MAN position, the barfeeder can move even with
the cover open. Be especially careful when operating the barfeeder in the
manual mode.
Your inattention can result in your injury!!!
4.9.1.2-6
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4.9.2
KEYS
Fig. 4.6
Keys
4.9.2.1 MODE KEYS AUT, MAN, DAT
Key
(F1)
(F2)
Mode
Automat
Manual
(F3)
Data
Meaning
It is possible to run the barfeeder in the automatic cycle.
It is possible to drive the barfeeder manually using the
navigation keys.
It is used to set the barfeeder parameters.
4.9.2.2 (F1) START KEY
The key (F1) (Start) Key is used to start the automatic cycle of the barfeeder. All axes will
return/find home position prior to starting initialization cycle.
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Chapter 4 – Operation
4.9.2.3 FUNCTION KEYS F1, F2, F3 AND MORE KEY
Function keys F1, F2, F3 and F4 are universal keys, which meaning changes depending on
current situation and is displayed by graphic symbols in the lower part of the display. If no
symbol is displayed directly above the function key, the key is non-functional in given situation.
The key
(SHIFT) changes the meaning of the function keys
4.9.2.4 INFO KEY
The key F4 (Info) calls barfeeder diagnostics and other information on the machine such as
barfeeder software options etc. Using this key it is possible to enter a service password which
makes the machine service parameters accessible for writing.
4.9.2.5 NAVIGATION KEYS
Navigation keys have generally the following meaning.
Mode
Automat
Manual
Data
Key
Info
Meaning
No meaning. The keys are non-functional.
Barfeeder motion control.
Menu item selection.
Selection of parameter selection method (list/parameter number)
or jump to next parameter.
No meaning.
Jump to other information screen.
In entering data (e.g. parameter #200), the meaning of the navigation keys may differ. In such
case their meaning is described in relevant chapter.
4.9.2.6 NUMERIC KEYS
Numeric keys are used to enter values into numeric parameters.
4.9.2.7 ENTER KEY
The key
keys.
(Enter) acknowledges the item selected in the menu or the value set by numeric
4.9.2.8 ESC KEY
The key
(Esc) cancels numeric parameter editing or view of a specific parameter and returns
the user into the main screen of the Data mode.
4.9.2.8-8
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Chapter 4 – Operation
4.9.3
STATUS BAR
In the manual and automatic mode in the upper part of the display there is a status bar which
displays information, see Fig. 4.7.
MODE
INTERFACE
Indicator
Mode
END OF BAR
PART COUNTER
Meaning
MAN
Manual
AUTO
Proper barfeeder automatic mode of work with a bar see #000.
M
M-code is active.
M
M-code is inactive.
A
Barfeeder activity is allowed from the lathe.
A
Barfeeder activity is forbidden from the lathe.
CH
Clamping device is open.
CH
Clamping device is closed.
End of
EOB
There is a short bar in the lathe.
Bar
EOB
There is enough material for feeding in the lathe.
Part
000
Bar counter is active.
Interface
Counter
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Chapter 4 – Operation
4.9.4
USER LEVELS AND THEIR MEANING
Level
Operator
Password
1397
Service
4268
Meaning
Operator level is so called permanent level i.e. after the barfeeder
restart just the operator level is always activated. This means that
the user always has only the operator's rights following the
barfeeder switching on.
The Operator level is not protected by a password. The operator
can right all parameters of the barfeeder. However edited can only
be technological parameters (operator parameters, channel
positions, Jobs Table).
Service level is intended for the setting of interface behaviour for
given lathe and other parameters not related to the production
technology.
4.9.4.1 CHANGING USER LEVEL
•
Press the (F3) DATA key, then press (F4) INFO
key.
•
Using the arrow navigation keys, to find the
Security screen.
Enter the Service password, and confirm it by
pressing enter. Entering a wrong code will result
in the return to the Operator level.
Common user should not change the service parameter settings. The
parameters have been set by the serviceman who installed the barfeeder in
such a way that the cooperation between the barfeeder and the lathe is
optimized to maximum possible extent.
Consult eventual change of these parameters with the machine vendor or
manufacturer first.
Improper selection of service parameters can cause
an irreversible loss of all parameters set by the user
or wrong function of the lathe interface!!!
4.9.4.1-10
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Chapter 4 – Operation
4.9.5
MANUAL MODE
Manual mode allows barfeeder motions by means of the navigation keys. This mode is also
used for the move to a reference and for the calibration of the material switch (S).
4.9.5.1 MOVE TO A REFERENCE
Always after the barfeeder is switched on, first it is necessary to go to M1 motor reference. The
barfeeder indicates by flashing display that it does not know a reference point.
How to go to a reference point
First make sure that the barfeeder Channel mechanism is in the lower limit position. Otherwise
shift the flag by hand into the back limit position, and, in the manual mode move with the
channel into the lower limit position.
In the manual mode select and press the ENTER key initiating the move to the reference point.
After successful search, the display stops flashing, and the flag stops in the back limit position.
4.9.5.2 STANDARD MOTIONS OF THE BARFEEDER
In the manual mode it is possible to move with the flag and the loading mechanism using the
Horizontal motion of the flag is only enabled when the loading
navigation keys
mechanism is in the lower limit position or in a position corresponding to the selected bar size;
see the parameter #200. The loading mechanism can only be moved if the flag is in the back
limit position. The barfeeder moves as long as the relevant navigation key is pressed and the
moving part is not in its limit position.
Note:
In the manual mode in the forward motion of the flag (toward the lathe) the barfeeder
exerts only a limited force. This force corresponds to the value of the parameter#300. Consequently, if a
bar to be fed is inserted into the barfeeder, it is possible in the manual mode to check the feeding force
value which is set in the parameter.
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Chapter 4 – Operation
4.9.5.3 LOADING MECHANISM JOGGING
In case of need it is possible to jog the loading mechanism. Use jogging at the channel motion in
non-standard situations (bar jammed in the loading mechanism), when it is necessary to move
the channel irrespective of its initial position or machine reference point.
How to jog the loading mechanism
• By pressing
(MANU) key manual mode screen is available.
• Now at pressing the key
the loading motor M3 splitter motor moves to existing bar
size position (#200) then the channel moves up to bar position.
• Cancel the jogging by releasing the arrow key.
4.9.5.4 MATERIAL SWITCH CALIBRATION (S)
In the front part of the channel (on the lathe side) of the barfeeder there is a material switch B34,
by means of which the length of bars fed into the lathe is measured. The barfeeder must know
the switch position with regard to the origin of coordinate system. For this purpose the material
switch calibration function is used. The position of the material switch is stored in the parameter
#108.
How to calibrate the material switch
In (F2) Manual Mode, press SHIFT key to show all motors
and B34 calibration. By pressing (F4) B34 calibration icon will
flash. Confirm by pressing enter. The channel will
automatically move to full up position and flag will move
forward to B34 switch. The calculated data will be
automatically entered into Parameter #108.
When to calibrate the material switch
The material switch must always be calibrated after any modification/maintenance of the
barfeeder such as replacement or modification of the switch diaphragm which may result in
possible change of the switch position relatively to its reference point.
Do not write in the parameter #108 directly, but always use the material
switch calibration function. Only this function will ensure precise setting of
the parameter #108.
4.9.5.4-12
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Chapter 4 – Operation
4.9.5.5
INDIVIDUAL MOTOR CONTROLS (ALL ML MODELS)
All motors can be operated individually in MAUNAL Mode using the
SHIFT key function.
When the SHIFT key is pressed in MANUAL Mode, motor keys can be utilized by Function keys
F1, F2 and F3.
System defaults to M1 motor operation which will be flashing when the SHIFT key is pressed.
The ARROW keys can still be utilized as normal LEFT/RIGHT arrows for M1 and UP/DOWN
arrows for M2 and M3.
All safeties are still in place, so M1 Pusher/Flag must be at home position to operate M2 channel
motor.
•
In case of lost position in any motor a prevision for homing each axis individually is
provided by pressing the corresponding Function key (F, F2, F3). The individual motor
will flash to show it has been selected.
•
By pressing the number “5” in the keypad, the motor will drive the corresponding axis to
search for its home proximity switch.
•
By pressing the number “0” in the keypad, the motor will drive the corresponding axis to
direct to its home proximity switch.
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Chapter 4 – Operation
4.9.6 AUTOMATIC MODE
Automatic mode is used for startup of fully automatic working cycle of the barfeeder.
Fig. 4.8
Automatic Mode
4.9.6.1 INDICATOR OF BAR HANDLING METHOD
In the automatic mode, an indicator of the method of bar handling by the barfeeder is displayed
in the upper part of the screen; the indicator indicates the basic behavior of the barfeeder in
automatic cycle depending on parameters #010 and #011.
Indicator
Stopper
Barfeeder
ML - T/S
Position
Barfeeder
ML - S
ML - T/S
Magazine
ML - S
Part Stop
ML - S
Meaning
Bar is always fed by the barfeeder. The bar is fed to the lathe
stopper.
Bar is always fed by the barfeeder. The bar is fed to a position.
Bar is fed by the lathe in other way (e.g. by the second spindle).
The new bar is moved by the barfeeder to the lathe stopper.
Bar is fed by the lathe in other way (e.g. by the second spindle).
The new bar is moved by the barfeeder to a set position in front
of the clamping device.
The barfeeder is used as a part stop in the lathe spindle, see the
parameters #011 and #110.
4.9.6.2 REMAINING NUMBER
If the parameters #100 and #105 (#106) are set correctly, this field shows the remaining number
of parts which can be made from the bar in the lathe (i.e. the remaining number of feedings).
4.9.5.5-14
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4.9.6.3 AUTOMATIC CYCLE START
•
•
•
•
•
Before starting up the lathe with the barfeeder check whether the barfeeder is in it basic
position (the loading mechanism in the lower limit position and the pusher in the back limit
position). If not the barfeed will automatically send all motors to home position,
Go to the lathe to set the machine reference and perform preparatory actions. Be sure to
clamping part.
Press (F1) AUTO on barfeeder to set in automatic mode. Press (F1) START and the
barfeeder will go to the reference point (if it is not known). After it, it slides the pusher in the
spindle to measure the length of eventual bar clamped in the lathe. Finally, it moves the
pusher to the position see the parameter #101.
Using the Reset, cancel the barfeeder alarm on the lathe, if any.
Search relevant technological program in the lathe, switch over the lathe into the Automatic
mode, and start the technological program.
4.9.6.4 AUTOMATIC CYCLE TERMINATION
The run of the lathe with the barfeeder can be terminated as follows:
• By finishing the part on the lathe and pressing the key
on the HMI.
• By activating the bar counter and waiting until the set number of bars is processed.
• By processing of all bars from the barfeeder magazine.
4.9.6.5 QUICK ADJUSTMENT OF THE FEEDING FORCE (#300)
The (F3) FRC+, (F4) FRC- are used for quick adjustment of the feeding force directly in the
automatic mode without the need of searching the parameter #300. Thus the feeding force can
be adjusted operatively under the barfeeder run in the active automatic cycle.
How to adjust the feeding force
•
Press SHIFT key then. The (F3) FRC+, (F4) FRC- will appear on the display and the
feeding force number will flash.
•
Pressing the (F3) FRC+, (F4) FRC- keys will adjust the feed force by increments of 5%
The new value will be used by the barfeeder in its next forward motion.
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Chapter 4 – Operation
4.9.6.6 OPENED MAGAZINE COVER
Barfeeders with CE certificate are equipped with the magazine cover, which, if open, locks the
barfeeder motion in the automatic cycle. If the cover is open during the automatic cycle at an illtimed moment (during bar feeding or replacement), it may cause an error of the barfeeder and
stoppage of the lathe.
It is recommended to replenish the magazine only with automatic cycle switched off. If it is
necessary to replenish the material under operation (with the automatic cycle switched on), use
the following procedure:
If during replenishing the lathe sends the M-code, the barfeeder will remain at standstill, and the
display shows the error. In this case the barfeeder waits for the cover closing and cancellation of
the message.
Even if the above described procedure is observed, a lathe error may arise.
It may be caused by exceeding of permitted M-code time in the lathe.
If the barfeeder feeds only to the "open clamping device" (without Mcode), it will send an error message no. 6 independently of the above
described procedure.
Material should not be replenished under the machine
operation, if not necessary.
4.9.7 LATHE OPERATION WITHOUT BARFEED
Lathe operation is possible without the barfeeder provided the power part of the barfeeder is
connected and the flag is in the back limit position. In this case the barfeeder does not issue the
error message, and do not lock the spindle turning.
Some lathes can "disconnect" the barfeeder and ignore its signals. This
function enables barfeeder switching off by the Q1 switch without causing
a lathe error. In this case however the lathe ignores the barfeeder signals,
and therefore there is a risk in any barfeeder handling that the pusher can
get into contact with the rotating spindle and be damaged!
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4.10 BARFEEDER PARAMETERS
Barfeeder operation is controlled by parameters, which are divided into the following groups:
• Operator Parameters
• Channel Positions
• Service Parameters
Operator Parameters together with bar number the channel position corresponds to are
technological parameters. The values of the technological parameters can be stored as so
called jobs in the Jobs Table and reloaded into the barfeeder memory, see below.
4.10.1 DATA MODE
Using the data mode it is possible to work with all parameters of the barfeeder.
Parameter group menu
Parameter direct selection
Parameter group order
Parameter number
Fig. 4.9
Data Mode
4.10.1.1 PARAMETER SELECTION
All parameters of the barfeeder have unique numbers assigned; the numbers can be used to
refer to the parameters. Therefore if you know the number of a parameter you are searching for,
you can enter the number in the field of parameter direct selection to get the information you are
finding quickly. If you do not know the parameter number, you must find the parameter using the
parameter group menu.
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Parameter selection by listing
Use
ENTER key.
keys to select Operator or Service Parameters and confirm by pressing the
Now you can scroll through the relevant parameter group using
SELECT key.
Direct selection of the parameter
Use the
arrow keys to select the direct selection field.
Enter the parameter number using the numeric key pad and confirm it by pressing the
key.
4.10.1.2 PARAMETER TYPES AND THEIR SETTING
4.10.1.2.1 PARAMETERS OF LIST TYPE
The parameters of list type or mode are enumerative parameters #000 to #099. Current
value of these parameters is identified by
How to change the value of the list type parameter
Select the value using (F3) and confirm it
by (F4) or
key.
4.10.1.2.2 PARAMETERS OF POSITION TYPE
Parameters of position type are numeric parameters #100 to #199, which express certain
position or length. These parameters can be entered
both in mm and inches.
How to change the value of the position type
parameter
Use (F3) to select Inch or MM then using the numeric
keypad, rewrite the value, and confirm it by (F4) or
key.
For some of these parameters it is possible to use the
(F4) Teach function key. After pressing the key the
parameter takes over the current value of the flag position. This can be used, for example, in the
setting of the parameter #101, #102 etc. If this key is not available, the parameter either does
not support it or it is necessary first to go to a reference.
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4.10.1.2.3 CHANNEL POSITION PARAMETER
Channel Position parameter is a special parameter
that set the channel position according to bar
diameter. This is parameter #200. This parameter can
be set automatically or manually as needed. This
option is changed in Service parameters.
4.10.1.2.4 PARAMETERS OF OTHER TYPE
Parameters of other type are other nonlinear numeric parameters #300 to #399.
How to change the value of the other type parameter:
Use the numeric keypad, rewrite the value, and confirm it by (F4) or
key.
4.10.1.2.5 JOB SELECTION FUNCTION
Job Selection is a function which enables archiving the value of technological parameters. This
function can be referred to using the parameter #400
How to change the value of the Job Selection:
Use the numeric keypad, rewrite the job number, and
confirm it by the
(F3) to Save.
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4.10.2 OPERATOR PARAMETERS
Operator parameter setting is directly dependent on the part production technology in the lathe.
Material to square up the new bar
#100.... End of Bar
#101.... Pusher Retract Position
#102.... Collet Face Position
#105.... First Feeding Length
#106.... Second Feeding Length
#107.... New Bar Face Position (SS2300S)
#110.... Pusher in Stopper Function (SS2300S)
Fig. 4.10
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4.10.2.1 #100 – END OF BAR
Using the parameter #100 the barfeeder checks the bar length in the lathe and decides whether
the bar is or is not sufficiently long to manufacture a part.
H...... part length with squarring allowance
I ....... cut-off tool length
J ...... safety zone (is not a part of the parameter #100)
K...... minimum clamping length
#100 = H + I + K
Fig. 4.11
Setting the Parameter #100 – End of Bar
Parameter #100 is formed by the following components:
Longest feed length (H + I) ....... mostly the part length with squaring allowance + cut-off
tool width
Minimum clamping length (K) ... mostly the length of clamping device jaws
The remnant length ranges between:
Minimum remnant length .......... K + J
Maximum remnant length ......... K + J + I + H
Actual length of the remnant is always dependent on the length of the machined
bar. The remnant length can be minimized by suitable length of the loaded bars.
Do not reduce the remnant length by shortening the parameter #100.
Shortening the parameter #100 means a reduction of the minimum
clamping length!!!
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4.10.2.2 #101 – PUSHER RETRACT POSITION
By appropriate setting of the parameter #101 it is possible to reduce the bar feeding time.
In forward motion the pusher sags by effect of its own weight. Consequently, it touches the
spindle insert and the rotating spindle could damage it. Parameter #101 sets such motion of the
pusher from the back position, at which the pusher cannot yet touch the spindle insert.
If the parameter #101 > 0 (e.g. 400 mm), the feeding will take place as follows:
The barfeeder feeds the bar and moves back by 50 mm. If the pusher moves more than 400 mm
from its back position, the barfeeder will move back to the position set in the parameter #101
(400 mm).
Set the parameter #101 with a sufficient safety distance from the pusher
contact with the spindle insert to avoid the pusher accident!!!
If it is necessary to extend the pusher from the lathe spindle, enter the safe position 0 mm.
4.10.2.3 #300 – FEEDING FORCE
Parameter #300 sets forth a maximum force, by which the barfeeder will push the bar to the
stopper, eject the bar remnant, slide the new bar in the spindle lathe, and go forward (toward the
lathe) in the manual mode.
Standard working range of the parameter #300 is 0 to 100%. Exceptionally the parameter #300
can be set up to 167%.
Feeding force higher than 100% loads the barfeeder excessively, which can
result in frequent drive overload error messages.
Parameter #300 does not limit the feeding force in feeding without the
stopper. If the barfeedeer is not able in Position feeding to feed a bar to the
required measure (an obstacle in the bar travel), it exerts up to 133% force
on the bar irrespective of the value in the parameter #300.
4.10.2.4 #010 – PUSH MODE (S)
Parameter #010 sets forth the way of bar feeding into the lathe.
#010
Stopper
Position
4.10.2.3-22
Description
The barfeeder will feed the bar to the lathe stopper, on which it may exert by
the maximum force stored in the parameter #300.
The barfeeder will feed the bar to a set position (#105, #106, #107). In
feeding to Position it can apply up to 133% force on the bar independently
on setting of the parameter #300.
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4.10.2.5 #105, #106 – FEEDING LENGTH
Parameters #105 and #106 set the length, by which the barfeeder will move the bar in feeding to
Position (#010). The feeding length is also used in case when the barfeeder works in Magazine
Mode (#011), irrespective of the value of the parameter #010.
The barfeeder differs between First Feeding Length (#106) and Second Feeding Length (#107),
which alternate as follows depending on the values entered in them.
#105
0 mm
#106
0 mm
30 mm
0 mm
30 mm
30 mm
30 mm
50 mm
0 mm
50 mm
Description
The barfeeder always arrives to the bar position and there it
stops. The bar will always be "fed" by 0 mm.
If #106=0, it is ignored. At each feeding the barfeeder feeds
the bar by 30 mm.
At each feeding the barfeeder feeds the bar by 30 mm.
At each odd feeding after the automat start-up or after the bar
replacement the barfeeder feeds the bar by 30 mm. At each
even feeding by 50 mm.
The driver controlling the feeding order is reset after the
automat start-up and after replacement of the bar. The new
bar will first always be fed by the First Feeding Length.
At each odd feeding the barfeeder only arrives to the bar
position. At each even feeding it feeds the bar by 50 mm.
If the barfeeder runs in the Magazine Mode (#011), it alternates the feeding length in the same
way. However the difference is that in this mode the barfeeder does not go with the pusher into
the spindle, but only deducts relevant feeding length from the bar length in the lathe. See the
parameter #011 for details.
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4.10.2.6 #107 – NEW BAR FACE POSITION (S)
Parameter #107 sets for the length, by which the new bar will be moved in front of the clamping
device in the Position mode (#010).
If you want to move the new bar 27 mm in front of the face of the clamping device, enter the
value 27 mm in the parameter #107.
4.10.2.7 #011 – MACHINE WORK MODE
Parameter #011 states the basic mode of the barfeeder operation.
#011
Barfeeder
Magazine
Only
Description
In Barfeeder mode, all motions of the bar are realized by means of the
barfeeder i.e. the barfeeder feeds the bar, ejects the bar remnant, and
moves the new bar into the lathe workspace.
Magazine Only is the mode intended for such technologies when it is not
necessary that the barfeeder should feed a bar to make another part i.e.
technologies at which the bar is fed by the second lathe spindle or by other
feeding equipment
In this case the barfeeder on the feeding request (normally the first M-code
with open clamping device) deducts the feeding length from the bar length,
see the parameter #105 and #106. In this way it monitors the length of the
bar in the lathe. If the bar is not long enough, it sends the End of Bar signal.
Loading cycle takes place in the standard way. The barfeeder ejects the bar
remnant into the lathe workspace, load a new bar and, depending on the
setting of the parameter #010, moves it in front of the clamping device, either
against the stopper or to a set position #107. After it, it returns the pusher
and again only deducts the feeding length from the length of the bar.
The advantage of this feeding mode is that the feeding is very quick and
accurate, as it is performed by the second spindle of the lathe. In this case
the barfeeder only function as an automatic magazine, which at a suitable
moment loads the new bar into the lathe.
Another advantage of this feeding mode is that it is not necessary to stop the
lathe spindle at the feeding, which further reduces the feeding time.
UPOZORNĚNÍ
4.10.2.3-24
After setting the parameter #011 to Magazine
Only, do not forget to set the parameters
#105 and #106 correctly!!!
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Part Stop
(S)
In the Part Stop the barfeeder is used as a fixed mechanical stop in the lathe
spindle. In this case the barfeeder moves the pusher to the position saved in
the parameter #110 when the clamping device opens. It remains in the
position until the clamping device is closed. As soon as the clamping device
is closed, the barfeeder returns back (to the position saved in the parameter
#101).
This mode is suitable for manual inserting the material into the clamping
device, when it is necessary to push the material to the fixed stop in the lathe
spindle.
In the Part Stop mode the barfeeder IGNORES the lathe
signal in automatic to enable manual insertion of the
material. The barfeeder moves with the pusher
INDEPENDENTLY of this safety signal!!
Be careful in operating the lathe to prevent personal
injury!!!!
4.10.2.8 #110 – PART STOP POSITION (S)
The parameter #110 sets the position (distance from the back limit position) to which the
barfeeder is to move the pusher in the Part Stop mode, see #011.
The value set in the parameter #110 must not be higher than the value in the parameter #102.
Otherwise the barfeeder will send the error message no. 5.
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4.10.2.9 #102 – COLLET FACE POSITION
Parameter #102 sets the distance of the clamping device face from the barfeeder (from the end
of the pusher in the back position). In setting this parameter it is necessary to observe the
following procedure, which ensures correct setting of clearances, and thus correct setting of the
parameter #102.
How to set the parameter #102:
Remove the bar from the lathe spindle, and make sure that the loading mechanism is in the
lower limit position (pusher is in the spindle axis). If reference is not known, go to the reference.
Find the parameter #102.
Move the pusher by hand to approx. 10 mm in front of the clamping device. Take a straight solid
object and push the pusher back to ensure that its point matches the face of the collet or chuck
jaws.
Using the Teach function key will copy the value of the position and set parameter #102.
The value of the parameter #102 must be checked at replacement of the
clamping device or its jaws and in change of the pusher (pusher length).
4.10.2.10 #301 – RETRACT DELAY
Parameter #301 states how long after the clamping the barfeeder is to push on the bar (or
remain with the bar at position). This function is very important for precise feeding, because it
compensates time advance of the Clamping Device Closed before the actual clamping of the
material in the clamping device of the lathe. This parameter is as a rule set between 0.5 and 1 s.
If there is a high clearance between the jaws of the clamping device and the bar, the barfeeder
can be retracted from the spindle before actual clamping of the bar. This can be eliminated by
increasing the value of the parameter #301.
Increasing the value of the parameter #301 extends the time which is
necessary for feeding.
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4.10.2.11 #003 – END OF BAR M-CODE (EOB M-CODE)
Parameter #003 defines the barfeeder behaviour in situation, when the clamping device is
closed and the lathe sends the M-code.
If the lathe sends the M-code at the clamping device closed, the M-code is not understood as a
feed command, but as an end of bar test. This M-code is called EOB M-code.
#003
Pusher
Movement
End of Bar
Not present
Present
Stand Still
Not present
Present
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At leading edge of the EOB M-code the barfeeder starts the
same motion as at start of the automatic cycle. When the
pusher stops in contact with the clamped bar or when it
arrives to the position #102, the barfeeder signs off the
EOB M-code and returns the pusher back to initial position. If
during the forward motion the barfeeder detects End of Bar, it
processes the End of Bar signal in accordance with the
setting of the parameter #002.
This function can be used for the measurement of the length
of the bar in the lathe.
If the barfeeder has already declared the End of Bar, the
pusher will not move at the leading edge of EOB M-code. In
this case the barfeeder waits 0.5 s, and after it signs off the
EOB M-code. The End of Bar signal is processed in
accordance with the setting of the parameter #002.
Immediately after the receipt of the EOB M-code, the
barfeeder signs it off.
After the receipt of the EOB M-code the barfeeder wait 0.5 s,
and after it sings off the EOB M-code.
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4.10.2.11.1 SPECIAL EOB M-CODE CASE
The EOB M-code also means the M-code with the clamping device open, in the following
situations.
#001
ON
OFF
Description
If the barfeeder feeds on M-code (#001=ON), then the first M-code after the
clamping device opening is the M-code initiating the feeding.
If the lathe sends other M-code after the sign-off of the first M-code, the
barfeeder deems all these other M-codes as EOB M-codes. Consequently,
the barfeeder signs them off either immediately after the receipt or after 0.5
dwell, depending on the state of the end of bar.
In this case EOB M-codes do not cause any motion of the pusher. At this
moment the barfeeder continues the feeding i.e. it pushes on the stopper or
stands with the pusher in the position as long as the clamping device is
open.
The barfeeder behaves like at ON state. However with the open clamping
device all M-codes are deemed EOB M-codes, as the barfeeder feeds not
on the M-code, but on the clamping device open only.
4.10.2.11.1 EOB M-CODE USE
EOB M-code is used, for example, by Mazak lathes, which in the end of bar testing send the Mcode (M69) to the barfeeder. The barfeeder must be able to differentiate this code from the code
intended as a feeding command, and must process the EOB M-code properly.
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4.10.2.12 #004 – REMNANT EJECTING MODE
Parameter #004 influences the way of ejecting the bar remnant into the lathe workspace.
#004
Control ON
Control
OFF
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In this case the rest of bar can be ejected in the following ways:
• The lathe tool head departs to a sufficient distance from the remnant of
the bar, the lathe opens the clamping device and sends an M-code.
The barfeeder pushes the pusher through the spindle to the ejecting
position (#102 + 1 mm), sings off the M-code and begins to load a new
bar. This is the case of so called direct ejection, when the remnant of the
bar is ejected by the pusher directly into the lathe workspace.
• The lathe arrives with the stopper in front of the remnant of the bar,
opens the clamping device, and sends an M-code.
The barfeeder pushes the remnant of the bar to the stopper, and sings
off the M-code. At this the rest continues to exert force on the stopper,
see #300. The lathe begins to move the stopper from the barfeeder. The
barfeeder pushes on the bar which leans against the stopper until it does
not reach the ejecting position (#102 + 1 mm). As soon as the pusher
reaches the ejecting position, it moves back and the barfeeder begins to
load a new bar. This is the case of controlled ejection of the rest of bar.
In this case the barfeeder supports only direct ejection of the remnant.
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By New Bar
(S)
The remnant of the bar is not ejected by the pusher; instead it is ejected by a
new bar. This reduces the time needed for loading of the new bar.
If this mode is selected, the bar replacement will take place as follows:
1. After the last feeding (end of bar reached) the barfeeder moves the
pusher to the back limit position, lifts it up, and load a new bar from the
magazine to the channel. In this position it waits for the remnant ejection
command.
2. After opening the clamping device and sending the M-code from the
lathe, the barfeeder pushes the new bar by its flag into the spindle,
returns back, swings the pusher to the spindle axis, and pushes a new
bar to 1 mm in front of the clamping device (#102 + 1 mm). At this the
new bar ejects the remnant of the old bar from the lathe workspace.
In this case the tool head (stopper) must be off the path of the ejected
remnant!
3. The barfeeder confirms the fulfilment of the first M-code, backs the
pusher by 12 mm and waits for the second M-code.
4. After receipt of the second M-code, it feeds (depending on the parameter
#010) the new bar to the lathe stopper or to the position set in the
parameter #107, and confirms the fulfilment of the second M-code.
5. After closing the clamping device (depending on the parameter #101), it
moves the pusher to the back position. The replacement operation is
thus finished.
In remnant ejecting by a new bar and feeding to
position, #107 must be > 3.5 mm. Otherwise there
will be an error!
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4.10.2.13 #200 – CHANNEL POSITION
The barfeeder loads bars from the magazine into the lathe as follows: First of all, it moves the
stoppers (splitters) to such position that just one bar will be in the space above the channel.
After it, the channel begins movement from down to up. During this movement, one bar is
loaded from the magazine into the channel. Then, the channel moves to such upper position
that the bar axis in the channel coincides with the axis of the lathe spindle. Consequently, the
barfeeder shall move the channel into various positions depending on the bar size (diameter) in
order to align the bar with the axis of the lathe spindle. After it, the stoppers return to their initial
positions, and the flag inserts the new bar into the lathe spindle.
Target positions are direct numeric setting calculations from (B31) Channel down reference
switch.
Channel Positions are offset to the reference point of the channel position by Global Channel
Offset (#104). The splitter positions are offset to the stopper position reference point by Global
Splitter Offset (#109).
Consequently, the final target channel position is the sum of the specific channel position
calculation and the parameter #104. Analogously, the final target position of the splitter is the
sum of its position calculation and the parameter #109.
The meaning of the parameters #104 and #109 is described in relevant chapter, see hereinafter.
4.10.2.13.1 BAR SELECTION CALCULATION
If the barfeeder is installed properly, and the parameter #104 set correctly, the user is to in most
cases only find a bar of relevant size and section, and set it as current bar.
How to select the correct channel position (correct bar)
Find and open the parameter #200. At each new entry into
the parameter #200 the barfeeder displays a current bar.
The current bar is indicated by
, next to its number the
character is displayed. The channel position corresponding
to the current bar is the upper limit position of the channel.
The character thus determines the current upper limit
position, to which the loading mechanism moves the
channel. Only one bar can be selected at a time.
Enter bar diameter into the Bar Size field, and confirm it by
the
key.
Fig. 4.12 Channel Position
From this moment the loading mechanism will stop the channel in such position that the axis of
the bar selected is in the axis of the lathe spindle. Try the channel positioning in the manual
mode.
If the bar does not go into the spindle (the channel of the barfeeder is not in correct position and
the bar is too low or too high), make a correction of the channel position.
If the stoppers do not stop in a position where the channel can take just only one bar, make a
correction of the stoppers position.
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4.10.2.13.2 CHANNEL POSITION CORRECTION
If the selected bar is correct per (#200) and the loading mechanism does not stop the channel in
correct upper limit position (the bar axis does not coincide with the spindle axis), correct this
upper limit position as follows:
How to correct the channel position corresponding to given bar size
Before first correction of individual channel positions make sure that the
parameter #104 is set correctly!!! This is necessary especially for newly
installed barfeeders, where the reference sensor of the loading mechanism
B31 has been handled with.
•
•
•
Estimate the difference between the required and actual position of the bar in relation to the
lathe spindle.
Let us assume that the axis of the bar in the channel is lower by approx. 1.5 mm than the
axis of the lathe spindle.
Open the parameter #200 and subtract 1.5mm from the current bar. Directly input this data.
Move the loading mechanism to the fully lowered position and then return to the load
position in manual mode using the arrow keys.
If the bar goes into the spindle, the loading mechanism is set and ready for automatic operation.
Otherwise, repeat the procedure.
Using this procedure, you are able to position the channel in such a way that the bar can be
inserted into the lathe spindle.
This will correct only the current bar. If this procedure must be used with
more than one standard bar size, the barfeed needs to be realigned or the
Global Offset should be used to correct the problem.
Correct only the data of the current bar!
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4.10.2.13.3 SPLITTER POSITION CORRECTION
If the selected bar is correct per (#200) and the loading mechanism does not stop the channel in
correct upper limit position (the bar axis does not coincide with the spindle axis), correct this
upper limit position as follows:
How to correct the channel position corresponding to given bar size
Before first correction of the splitter position make sure that the
parameter #109 is set correctly!!! This is necessary especially for newly
installed barfeeders, where the reference sensor of the loading mechanism
B30 has been handled with. Reset reference position in manual mode.
•
•
•
Estimate the difference between the required and actual position of the bar in relation to the
lathe spindle.
Let us assume that the axis of the bar in the channel is lower by approx. 1.5 mm than the
axis of the lathe spindle.
Open the parameter #200 and subtract 1.5mm from the current bar. Directly input this data.
Move the loading mechanism to the fully lowered position and then return to the load
position in manual mode using the arrow keys.
If the bar goes into the spindle, the loading mechanism is set and ready for automatic operation.
Otherwise, repeat the procedure.
Using this procedure, you are able to position the channel in such a way that the bar can be
inserted into the lathe spindle.
This will correct only the current bar. If this procedure must be used with
more than one standard bar size, the barfeed needs to be realigned or the
Global Offset should be used to correct the problem.
Correct only the data of the current bar!
4.10.2.13.3 INSERTING NONSTANDARD BAR INTO THE CHANNEL
If you use a bar of a non-standard size you can change directly input bar size data into
parameter #200 in inch or mm. You can change both the size and section, and to adapt the
positions of the channel and the stoppers accordingly up to the maximum bar capacity.
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4.10.2.14 #400 – JOBS TABLE
Operator parameters together with the current bar number are technological parameters of the
barfeeder. The technological parameters shall always correspond to the job performed on the
lathe. At change of the job it is usually necessary to change at least some of the technological
parameters. If a job is frequently repeated, you can save the values of technological parameters
of the job and download them when they are required. The Jobs Table, in which you can save
all values of technological parameters as so called "job", is used for this purpose. You can work
with the Jobs Table using the parameter #400.
With the Jobs Table you can reduce the probability of parameter setting error, as you need not
directly write data in the barfeeder memory time after time. Instead you only have to download a
specific set of parameter values from the table. Such approach reduces the time required for the
barfeeder setting significantly, as the barfeeder setting is very quick and easy with the Jobs
Table. The parameters corresponding to given job are saved and downloaded all at once.
Jobs Table Capacity
250 jobs
Fig. 4.13
4.10.2.3-34
Standard
Jobs Table
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4.10.2.14.1 Identical job
The identical job field displays the number of the first found job, which content is identical to the
content of technological parameters in the memory of the barfeeder. Using the identical job you
can determine whether the given combination of parameters is already saved in the Jobs Table.
Identical job
000
001 to 250
Meaning
The content of the parameters in the memory is not saved in the Jobs
Table.
The values of the parameters in the memory coincide with the values
saved in the job number, see Identical job.
How to save the barfeeder setting in the Jobs Table
• Open the parameter #400.
• Let us suppose that you want to save the barfeeder setting as the job no.10.
•
•
•
Using
go to the job no.10 or enter 10 in the Selected Job field, and confirm it.
If the job already contains data ( ), you must first delete them by the (F2) CLEAR key .
Now press the key (F3) SAVE.
Technological parameters set in the barfeeder have been copied in the Jobs Table position
no.10. In future you can set the technological parameters corresponding to this technology in
the lathe by the download of the job no. 10 into the barfeeder parameters.
How to renew the barfeeder setting from the Jobs Table
• Open the parameter #400 and find the setting to be renewed (e.g. job no. 10).
• Press (F2) LOAD to download the content of the selected job into the barfeeder parameters.
It is only possible to download a job which contains data ( ).
The download of the selected job content into the barfeeder parameters
will cause their irreversible rewrite.
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4.10.3 SERVICE PARAMETERS
Service parameters are parameters which do not relate to the method of part making in the
lathe. These parameters influence the timing of the interface signals, user interface and other
important features of the barfeeder.
Common user should not change the service parameter settings. The
parameters have been set by the serviceman who installed the barfeeder in
such a way that the cooperation between the barfeeder and the lathe is
optimized to maximum possible extent.
Consult eventual change of these parameters with the machine vendor or
manufacturer first.
Improper selection of service parameters can cause
an irreversible loss of all parameters set by the user
or wrong function of the lathe interface!!!
4.10.3.1 #000 – MODE AUTOMAT
Parameter #000 sets the basic mode of barfeeder operation after the start up of the automatic
cycle. The barfeeder distinguishes 3 basic work modes. Only normal automatic mode is used
for machining. The other modes are only intended for servicemen of the manufacturer and the
vendor. These modes shall not be used for machining!
#000
Automat
Simulation
Test
Indicator
Meaning
Normal automatic mode for machining.
Mode for testing of the barfeeder installed at the lathe.
Mode for barfeeder running-in in production.
4.10.3.1.1 NORMAL AUTOMATIC MODE
Only this mode of the barfeeder operation is used for bar loading and feeding for their further
processing in the lathe. After successful installation of the barfeeder and testing of the
lathe/barfeeder set it is necessary to activate the normal automatic mode (if not already
activated) before barfeeder handing over to the user.
Activation of the normal automatic mode
Normal automatic mode is so called permanent automatic mode of the barfeeder i.e. this mode
is activated automatically (independently of the operator) after the barfeeder switching on.
Therefore, to activate the normal automatic mode it is sufficient to simply switch the barfeeder
off and on.
4.10.2.3-36
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4.10.3.1.2 AUTOMATIC MODE SIMULATION
Simulation mode is used for the testing of the newly installed barfeeder at the lathe without the
need of feeding an actual bar. By the simulation it is possible to test mutual compatibility of the
barfeeder and lathe interfaces.
In this mode the barfeeder responds to the commands from the lathe in the same way as in the
normal automatic mode, while respecting all settings of the interface in the service parameters.
End of Bar is activated by the operator independently of the length of the pusher stroke.
In the simulation mode, avoid barfeedeer contact with the
bar!!!
If it is necessary to have a bar clamped in the lathe in course of
simulation, set the parameter #102 in such a way that the pusher
cannot get into contact with the bar! At the same time the barfeeder
should be able to move the pusher. Optimum value is 500 mm.
To test the barfeeder functionality it is necessary to write a testing program which will simulate
machining into the lathe.
Example of the lathe testing program (without tool head motions)
N10 Spindle stop
N20 End of Bar test ..................................... If End of Bar, go to block N200 ___________
N100 Open Clamping Device ........................ Section for bar feeding
N110 Feeding command (M-code) ................ The Barfeeder goes to #102 position
N120 Close Clamping Device ........................ The Barfeeder returns
N130 Dwell 2 s............................................... Dwell for safe retraction of the pusher
N140 Go to block N300
____________________________________
N200 Open Clamping Device ........................ Section for bar replacement
N210 Ejection command (M-code) ................ The Barfeeder goes to #102 position
N220 Dwell 8 s............................................... The Barfeeder loads a new bar
N230 Command to feed a new bar (M-code). The Barfeeder goes slowly to #102 position
N240 Close Clamping Device ........................ The Barfeeder returns
N250 Dwell 2 s............................................... Dwell for safe retraction of the pusher ______
N300 Spindle start ......................................... Simulation of machining
N310 Dwell 5 s
N320 Go to program start
____________________________________
Attention!
In the Simulation mode the barfeeder can also work with the open cover
(the mode switch S3 can be in MAN position)!!!
Your inattention can cause your injury!!!
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4.10.3.1.3 TEST MODE
The Test mode is particularly used for the barfeeder running-in.
After start of this mode the barfeeder moves the pusher to the position saved in the parameter
#102. After it, it returns, moves the channel to the upper position, see #200, shifts the flag into
the front position, returns the flag, moves the channel to the lower limit position, and repeats the
whole cycle.
Attention!
In the Test mode the barfeeder cannot work with the open cover !!!
Your inattention can cause your injury!!!
4.10.3.2 #001 – FEEDING ON M-CODE
Parameter #001 determines whether the barfeeder is to begin the feeding only at the clamping
device open or to wait to a special command sent from the lathe.
#001
ON
OFF
4.10.2.3-38
Description
The barfeeder feeds to a special command (M-code) sent from the lathe.
The barfeeder begins to feed the bar after receipt of the M-code.
If the bar is moved to a stopper/to a set position, the barfeeder signs off the
M-code using the M-code end signal (M-fin), and continues to push the bar
to the stopper/remains in the position as long as the clamping device is
open in the lathe.
The barfeeder feeds only at the clamping device opened. The barfeeder
begins to feed as soon as the lathe opens the clamping device.
The barfeeder terminates the feeding, as soon as the lathe closes the
clamping device.
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4.10.3.3 #002 – END OF BAR TIMING
Parameter #002 sets forth the method of sending the End of Bar signal to the lathe if there is a
short bar in the lathe.
#002
Short
Long
Mazak
Standard
Double
Description
End of Bar is only sent, if the clamping device is closed. This timing is the
most frequently used timing of the End of Bar signal.
End of Bar is sent to the lathe as soon as the barfeeder detects a short bar
in the lathe. The signal is reset by the leading edge of termination of the
second M-code (M-fin signal) at the bar replacement. Thus the signal is
active from the moment of detection of the end of bar to the moment of
completion of the bar replacement.
End of Bar is sent to the lathe only if the EOB M-code is active.
End of Bar is sent to the lathe as soon as the barfeeder detects a short bar
in the lathe. The signal is reset by the leading edge of M-code for ejection.
End of Bar is only sent if the condition for sending of Long end of bar is
fulfilled and at the same time the M-fin signal is not sent. Long End of Bar
signal is thus interrupted if the M-fin signal is sent.
This signal is designed for the lathes which drop the M-code at absence of
the End of Bar signal. These lathes are not able to send the M-code, if the
barfeeder does not signal End of Bar. The barfeeder signs off the M-code by
interruption of the end of bar, and its restart enables the lathe to send the
second M-code at the bar replacement. In particular this can be true for
some lathes.
4.10.3.4 #005 – CLAMPING DEVICE
Parameter #005 sets the logic of the open clamping device.
#005
Standard
Inverse
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Description
Clamping device is open, if the signal is ON. The clamping device is closed,
if the signal is OFF.
Clamping device is open, if the signal is OFF. Clamping device is closed, if
the signal is ON.
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4.10.3.5 #006 – LANGUAGE
Parameter #006 sets the language of the barfeeder user interface. Change of the parameter
#006 is implemented immediately.
#006
English only at this time
4.10.3.6 #007 – K4 RELAY
Parameter #007 sets the meaning of the reserve relay of the K4 interface.
#007
OFF
TopCutInterlock
4.10.2.3-40
Description
K4 relay is inactive permanently.
TopCutInterlock signal is activated by trailing edge of the EOB M-code
or by leading edge of the Clamping Device Open signal, if the barfeeder
detects End of Bar. It is reset by the trailing edge of the second M-code
at the bar replacement.
This signal was used on older Mazak lathes, wherein it lock repeated
jump to a subprogram in End of Bar test (M69).
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4.10.3.7 #008 – M-CODE STYLE
Parameter #008 sets for the method of signing the M-code off.
#008
Dynamic
Static
Description
Dynamic M-code is such M-code, which can be deactivated by the lathe
independently of the barfeeder.
If Dynamic M-code is set in the barfeeder, the barfeeder always after the
end of the activity which started on M-code, sends the M-code end signal
long 0.5 s to the lathe. If the lathe is able to generate M-code only as a
pulse of a constant length and at the same time it is necessary that the
barfeeder reports the end of activity started by the M-code, it is necessary to
set #008 to Dynamic.
Static M-code is such M-code, which is sent by the lathe until it receives the
M-code end signal from the barfeeder.
If Static M-code is set in the barfeeder, the barfeeder always after the end of
the activity which started on M-code, sends the M-code end signal only if
the lathe sends the M-code. However no longer than 0.5 s.
Overwhelming majority of new lathes use the static M-code. In this case it does not matter from
the functional point of view whether the parameter #008 is set to Dynamic or Static. However if it
was, for technological reasons, necessary for the lathe to send M-codes quickly in succession
(with a dwell less than 0.5 s) and the parameter #008 was set to Dynamic, such quickly sent Mcodes could "merge" in one code. The barfeeder is able to distinguish the M-code leading edge
only if it does not report the M-code end to the lathe. For this reason it is recommended to set
the parameter #008 to Static on new lathes.
In every case the lathe should not begin to send the new M-code in approx. 0.2 s after
termination of the previous M-code. If the barfeeder is not able to distinguish individual M-codes,
it will most probably report the error no.9.
4.10.3.8 #103 – BARFEEDER STROKE
Parameter #103 states a maximum working stroke of the barfeeder flag. The maximum working
stroke of the barfeeder flag must be shorter than the travel done by the flag from the back limit
position to the front limit position. An optimal difference of these two lengths is approx. 2 to 3
mm.
Usual value of the parameter #103
Approx. 1750 mm
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4.10.3.9 #108 – MATERIAL SWITCH POSITION (S)
Parameter #108 states the distance of the material switch B34 from the barfeeder reference
point.
Usual value of the parameter #108
Approx. 1682 mm
Use the material switch calibration function for precise setting of the parameter #108, see
Chapter 4.9.5.4.
4.10.3.10 #104 – GLOBAL CHANNEL OFFSET
Parameter #104 sets the offset of the Channel Position Table in relation to the position of the
reference switch of the loading mechanism B31. This table contains the upper limit positions of
the channel relating to individual sizes and sections of the loaded bars. Parameter #104 can
have the values from 0 to 20 mm. In production, the barfeeder should be set in such a way that
the value of this parameter is approx. 10 mm.
When installing the barfeeder, always check correct setting of this parameter, see hereinafter.
How to set the parameter #104
• Prepare a straight bar, and install a spindle insert of a suitable diameter in the lathe.
• In the Channel Position, set a bar which parameters correspond to the parameters of the
prepared bar as the current bar.
• Insert the bar into the magazine, and move the channel to the upper limit position in the
manual mode.
• Estimate the difference between the bar axis position and the spindle axis position, and
change the value set in the parameter #104 by this difference.
• Move the channel to the lower limit position and back to the upper limit position.
• Check the bar position in relation to the spindle position, and make another correction of the
parameter #104, if need be.
After barfeeder installation, the correction of the parameter #104 must
always be made. The correction should also be made after handling the
loading mechanism reference switch B31.
If the user has not a suitable spindle insert and bar at installation of the
barfeeder, it should make the correction himself later on. Until the
correction nobody should make corrections of the channel positions in the
Channel Position Table (#200). Otherwise these changes will impair the
preset data saved in the table.
If the correction of the parameter #104 is omitted, the loading mechanism
will not lift bars precisely into the spindle axis, and the user will have to
correct all channel positions used by him in the Channel Position Table!
4.10.2.3-42
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4.10.3.11 #109 – GLOBAL SPLITTER OFFSET
Parameter #109 sets the offset of the Splitter Position in relation to the position of the loading
mechanism reference switch B30.
After handling the loading mechanism reference switch B30 it will be
probably necessary to make a correction of the parameter #109.
If the correction of the parameter #109 is not made, it can result in the
loading mechanism inability to load just one bar of given size.
4.10.3.12 #012 – FEEDING FORCE SETTING MODE
Parameter #012 sets the mode of setting of the feeding force saved in the parameter #300.
#012
Manually
Only
Based on
Bar size
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Description
Parameter #300 is absolutely independent on the parameter #200.
If the user changes the current bar in the parameter #200, the
recommended value of the feeding force is entered in the parameter #300
automatically. In this case the feeding force depends on the bar size.
If this recommended value is not acceptable for the user, it can be changed
in #300 subsequently.
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4.10.3.13 #009 – FACTORY RESET
Using the parameter #009, you can call the function that resets all important parameters,
software options and other information saved in the memory of the barfeeder.
This function is used in production for initial setting of all important values.
Be especially careful in eventual use of the reset function. Changes made
by the reset function are extensive and irreversible! You can, for example,
destroy all jobs you have saved in the Jobs Table!
#009
No Reset
4.10.2.3-44
Description
Reset function is inactive.
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Parameters
Reset function saves initial values into all operator and service
parameters. It sets the bar no. 4 as the current bar in the Channel
Position Table. It also resets the function evaluating successful and failed
go to reference. In move to reference you will have to move the reference
point.
Finally, it restarts the barfeeder's PLC.
Initial values of the parameters
Parameter
#000
#001
#002
#003
#004
#005
#006
#007
#008
#009
#010
#011
#012
#100
#101
#102
#103
#104
#105
#106
#107
#108
#109
#110
#300
#301
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T
Automat
ON
Short
Stand Still
Control OFF
Standard
English
OFF
Static
No Reset
--Barfeeder
Manually Only
0 mm
30 mm
500 mm
1750 mm
10 mm
0 mm
0 mm
----10 mm
--10 %
1s
S
Automat
ON
Short
Stand Still
Control OFF
Standard
English
OFF
Static
No Reset
Stopper
Barfeeder
Manually Only
0 mm
30 mm
500 mm
1750 mm
10 mm
0 mm
0 mm
0 mm
1 mm
10 mm
0 mm
10 %
1s
4.10.2.3-45
Chapter 4 – Operation
Channel
Positions
Jobs Table
Counters
All & Options
4.10.2.3-46
Reset function sets initial values in the Channel Position table. Thus it
overwrites the channel and stopper positions corresponding to individual
bar numbers as well as the bar names (sizes) and sections.
Finally, it restarts the barfeeder's PLC.
Reset function deletes all values in the Jobs Table and marks all jobs as
unused.
Finally, it restarts the barfeeder's PLC.
Reset function resets statistic data of the barfeeder (number of feedings,
number of loaded bars and number of completed cycles in the Test
mode).
Finally, it restarts the barfeeder's PLC.
Reset function executes all above described activities. In addition, it
deletes all software options.
Finally, it restarts the barfeeder's PLC.
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4.11 HOW TO PROGRAM A LATHE WITH THE BARFEEDER
There are many ways of programming a lathe with the ML barfeeder. Generally, the End of Bar
test should be in the program before feeding to ensure that an arbitrarily long bar can be
clamped in the lathe at start of the automatic cycle.
4.11.1 FEEDING TO STOPPER
If end of bar is not reached, the barfeeder moves the bar to the stopper in the tool head. The
arrival at the end of bar initiates the bar replacement subprogram.
Main program (feeding)
1. Tool head departure to the tool replacement position
2. Alignment of the tool head stopper with the spindle axis
3. Spindle stop
4. End of bar test (at end of bar, jump to subprogram for new bar loading)
5. Stopper arrival in front of the cut-off bar
6. Clamping device opening
7. M-code (the barfeeder pushes the bar to the stopper)
8. Stopper departure to the machining position (the barfeeder continues to push the bar to the
stopper)
9. Clamping device closing (the barfeeder returns)
10. Dwell for pusher retraction to the rear position
11. Tool head departure to the tool replacement position
12. Technological program
13. Jump to program start
Subprogram (new bar loading)
14. Spindle positioning (necessary for non-circular sections)
15. Clamping device opening
16. M-code (the barfeeder ejects the rest)
17. 8 s dwell for ejection evaluation
18. Stopper arrival in front of the clamping device
19. M-code (the barfeeder pushes the new bar to the stopper)
20. Stopper departure to the position for new bar squaring
21. Clamping device closing (the barfeeder returns)
22. Dwell for pusher retraction to the rear position
23. Tool head departure to the tool replacement position
24. Tool replacement
25. New bar squaring
26. Tool head departure to the tool replacement position
27. Stopper selection
28. Return from the subprogram to line 5
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4.11.2 FEEDING TO POSITION (S)
If end of bar is not reached, the barfeeder moves the bar by a pre-programmed feeding length.
The end of bar initiates the bar replacement subprogram.
Main program (feeding)
1. Tool head departure to safe position
2. Spindle stop
3. End of Bar test (at end of bar the jump to subprogram for new bar loading)
4. Clamping device opening
5. M-code (the barfeeder moves the bar see #105, #106)
6. Clamping device closing (the barfeeder returns)
7. Dwell for pusher retraction to the rear position
8. Technological program
9. Jump to program start
Subprogram (new bar loading)
50. Spindle positioning (necessary for non-circular sections)
51. Clamping device opening
52. M-code (the barfeeder ejects the rest)
53. 8 s dwell for ejection evaluation
54. M-code (the barfeeder moves the new bar in front of the clamping device, see #107)
55. Clamping device closing (the barfeeder returns)
56. Dwell for pusher retraction to the rear position
57. Tool replacement
58. New bar squaring
59. Tool head departure to safe position
60. Return from the subprogram to line 44
4.10.2.3-48
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ML SERIES DIRECT CONNECT INSTRUCTIONS
The ML Series Barfeeds are capable of RS232 communications, allowing certain Parameters to
be altered from the Host CNC machine. This allows the Programmer to feed material for one
job, and without interruption, change parameters to allow feeding for a different length part for
the remaining material.
The host machines macro, and RS232 communication capabilities will sometimes limit the ability
to address all issues. Some machines will require options to be purchased from the OEM to
allow the Direct Connect functions to operate. Consult your OEM specifications to determine if
your machine has the capabilities required for Direct Connect use.
The following is the Macro Programming for Direct Connect, the logic will require that all
parameters be addressed in the G-code macro call. If a parameter is left blank, the macro will
display the appropriate alarm warning of a missing value. This is done to ensure that the new
value for the parameters are what is desired, and not a partial change made in error. This
sample is for a Fanuc based control, and will require modifications to allow use in other machine
controls.
Sample
Feeding in Barfeed mode, servo position.
Bar Diameter = 1.25
Feeding length = 1.425 part length + .120 cut off tool + .03 for face = 1.575
New Bar Face Position = .750
End Of Bar = Feeding length + Minimum Gripping length ( 1.575 + 1.250 = 2.825)
Syntax for above sample,
G180 A1 B1 C1.25 D1.575 F.75 H2.825
Variables for sample;
A
B
C
D
F
H
Work mode, 1 = Barfeed, 2 = Magazine mode, 3 = Parts Stop
Pusher Mode, 1 = Position (servo), 2 = Feed to Turret
Bar Diameter, Enter Bar diameter ( Ex 1.25 )
Feeding Length, Total of part length, cutoff tool, and face. (Ex 1.575)
New Bar Face Position, Material extending from work holding after reload.
(Ex .750)
End of Bar, Value “D” plus minimum gripping length. (Ex 2.825)
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TYPICAL FANUC MACRO PROGRAM
O9014(G180 BARFEED DATA INPUT)
IF[#1EQ#0]GOTO3001
IF[#2EQ#0]GOTO3002
IF[#3EQ#0]GOTO3003
IF[#7EQ#0]GOTO3004
IF[#9EQ#0]GOTO3005
IF[#11EQ#0]GOTO3006
POPEN
DPRNT[ZIWRK#1[11]X] (work mode - barfeed, magazine, parts stop. var# "A")
DPRNT[ZIPMD#2[11]X] (pusher mode - position, turret. var# "B")
DPRNT[ZIBAR#3[34]X] (bar diameter. var#"C")
DPRNT[ZIFLO#7[34]X] (feeding length odd, 1st. var"D")
DPRNT[ZINBF#9[34]X] (new bar face position. var#"F")
DPRNT[ZIEOB#11[34]X] (end of bar value. var#"H")
PCLOS
M99
N3001#3000=1(INVALID BARFEED MODE)
N3002#3000=2(INVALID PUSH MODE)
N3003#3000=3(NO BAR DIAMETER)
N3004#3000=4(NO FEEDING LENGTH)
N3005#3000=5(NO NEW BAR VALUE)
N3006#3000=6(NO END OF BAR SET)
%
(***note*** the "if" statements at the top of the macro look to
ensure all parameters are filled in to prevent erroneous data.
delete all parameters that are not required to eliminate extra fields.
when removing a parameter be sure to remove in all 3 portions of the macro)
4.10.2.3-50
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4.11.3 PARAMETER SETTING EXAMPLE
Task:
Produce a part long 15 mm from the bar
∅ 50 mm. Allowance for bar squaring
after feeding is 0.3 mm, the width of the
cut-off tool is 3 mm. Minimum clamping
length is 30 mm.
Let us suppose that cutting off will take
place 10 mm in front of the clamping
device. As bar ends are of bad quality
(curved), we will first cut off the new bar
face by 1.5 mm.
Allowance for bar squaring after feeding
10
3
15
0,3
∅50
Example – Single feeding
Barfeeder feeding to the lathe stopper
Parameter
Parameter
Parameter
#100
48.3 mm
48.3 = 15 + 3 + 0.3 + 30
#101
???
Depends on the pusher sag.
#300
50 %
--#010
Stopper
S
#105
18.3 mm
The parameter is used for the display of remaining
number of feedings of the bar (i.e. remaining number of
parts).
#106
0 mm
Parameter is not used.
#107
0 mm
S; Parameter is not used.
#011
Barfeeder
--#110
0 mm
It is not used, see #011
#102
???
Specific distance to the clamping device face.
#301
1s
Usual value.
#003
Stand Still
--#004
Control OFF
---
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Barfeeder feeding to position (S)
Parameter
Value
Note
#100
48.3 mm
48.3 = 15 + 3 + 0.3 + 30
#101
???
Depends on the pusher sag.
#300
50 %
--#010
Position
--#105
18.3 mm
18.3 = 15 + 3 + 0.3
#106
0 mm
--#107
11.5 mm
11.5 = 10 + 1.5
#011
Barfeeder
--#110
0 mm
It is not used, see #011
#102
???
Specific distance to the clamping device face.
#301
1s
Usual value.
#003
Stand Still
--#004
Control OFF
---
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Feeding by the 2nd spindle of the lathe; new bar loading to stopper
Parameter
Value
Note
#100
48.3 mm
48.3 = 15 + 3 + 0.3 + 30
#101
???
Depends on the pusher sag.
#300
50 %
--#010
Stopper
--(1)
#105
18.3 mm
18.3 = 15 + 3 + 0.3
#106
0 mm
--(1)
#107
0 mm
S; the parameter is not used.
#011
Magazine Only
--#110
0 mm
It is not used, see #011
#102
???
Specific distance to the clamping device face.
#301
1s
Usual value.
#003
Stand Still
--#004
Control OFF
--(1)
As Magazine Only (#011) is set, it is necessary to enter the feeding length (#105, or #106). In
this case these parameters mean the length to be deducted by the barfeeder from the length of
the bar. it is very important for correct evaluation of the bar end. As the feed of the new bar in
front of the clamping device is controlled by the stopper in the lathe, it is not necessary to enter
the parameter #107. The value saved in it is ignored.
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Chapter 4 – Operation
Feeding by the 2nd spindle of the lathe; new bar loading to position (S)
Parameter
Value
Note
#100
48.3 mm
48.3 = 15 + 3 + 0.3 + 30
#101
???
Depends on the pusher sag.
#300
50 %
--#010
Position
--(2)
#105
18.3 mm
18.3 = 15 + 3 + 0.3
#106
0 mm
--#107
11.5 mm
11.5 = 10 + 1.5
#011
Magazine Only
--#110
0 mm
It is not used, see #011
#102
???
Specific distance to the clamping device face.
#301
1s
Usual value.
#003
Stand Still
--#004
Control OFF
--(2)
As the Magazine Only (#011) is set, it is necessary to set the feeding length (#105, or #106). In
this case these parameters mean the length to be deducted by the barfeeder from the length of
the bar. it is very important for correct evaluation of the bar end.
4.10.2.3-54
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4.11.4 WIZARD PROGRAMMING
Programming the WIZARD in with push to turret function
Input Bar diameter and then press the
arrow to move to the next function.
down
Input Feeding Length which is:
Part Length + Cut off tool + space to cut off part
then press the
down arrow to move to the next
function.
The END OF BAR is automatically calculated
depending on BAR DIAMETER.
Press F3 SAVE
Press Enter to set to control
Programming the WIZARD in with POSITION function
Press the Left or Right
arrow keys to
down
change mode selection then press the
arrow to move to the next function.
After selecting the operation modes input the BAR
DIAMETER then press the
down arrow to
move to the next function.
Input Feeding Length which is:
Part Length + Cut off tool + space to cut off part
then press the
down arrow to move to the next
function.
Input Reload position which is:
The first position the bar is to feed during the reload cycle (same as parameter 107)
then press the
down arrow to move to the next function.
The END OF BAR is automatically calculated depending on BAR DIAMETER.
Press F3 SAVE
Press Enter to set to control
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Chapter 5 - Maintenance
5 MAINTENANCE
5.1
ROUTINE MAINTENANCE
Weekly
Remove any dirt from the barfeeder.
Monthly
11 Clean the profile, guide bars and guide rollers. Grease the guide bars with grease
LV2.
12 Lubricate the bearings of the pusher tilting and of the loading mechanism with
machine oil.
13 Clean and oil the pusher lock bar and pin.
12
11
13
21
12
23
24
22
Fig. 5.1
Routine Maintenance
Every two months
21 Check the tightening of the toothed belt of the horizontal unit.
22 Check the loading mechanism chain tension (both motors).
23 Spray chain oil on the chain of the loading mechanism (both motors).
Grease the gears of the loading mechanism with grease LV2 (both motors).
24 Clean vertical guide of the loading mechanism.
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Chapter 5 - Maintenance
5.2
ERROR MESSAGES
If the barfeeder evaluates certain situation as an error status, an error message is displayed on
the control panel.
Cancel the error by the
or
key.
Error Message
Cause
Corrective Action
1
Motor
(M25)
Motor power was disrupted by Estop, switching to Auto with cover
open or opening cover during cycle
Check all E-stop buttons on both the lathe
and barfeeder. Ensure that no E-stop is on
the lathe. Close the barfeeder cover and
power
not
on
select F2 Manual press Power Key
3
Lathe Not In AUTO (M21)
If the barfeeder works in automatic
mode (it feeds, replaces or
measures the length of the bar on
the basis of EOB M-code), the lathe
must be in automatic mode.
Ensure that the lathe is continuously in the
automatic mode in course of feeding,
replacement and measurement of the
length of the bar. Depending on interface
this signal is often replaced by the signal
from the door of the lathe workspace.
4
No Collet Open Signal
Clamping device closed in course of
bar feeding or replacement.
Ensure that the clamping device is open in
course of bar replacement.
Clamping device must also be open for the
whole duration of M-code in course of
feeding.
6
(CE)
Magazine Cover Isn't
Closed (M12)
If the Barfeeder runs in the
automatic mode, the magazine
cover must be closed.
Replenish the material in accordance with
Chapter 0.
Check the function of SQ32 switch.
7
Magazine is empty
The magazine is empty.
Replenish the magazine and renew the
automatic operation.
8
No Collet Close Signal
In course of measurement of the
length of the bar clamped in the
lathe the clamping device opened.
Risk of uncontrollable extension of
the bar into the lathe workspace.
Ensure that the clamping device is closed
during the measurement of the length of
the bar after the automat start and in
course of EOB M-code duration.
9
M-code isn't finished
In the automatic mode the barfeeder
monitors the lathe reaction to the Mfin signal. If the lathe does not
terminate M-code in 3s after the end
of M-fin signal, the barfeeder sends
this error message.
If the barfeeder cannot separate
(distinguish) 2 successive M-codes,
it can also send this error message.
Check that the lathe reacts correctly to the
M-fin signal sent from the barfeeder (K7
relay).
If you send 2 M-codes in succession, insert
a dwell of at least 0.2 s between them.
10
Bar is too long
This error is displayed if the
barfeeder handle too long bar. The
length of the bar cannot exceed the
total length of the lathe headstock
from clamp device face to end of
actuator.
Check the length of the bar in the lathe.
The bar must be so long that the barfeeder
can move back at least 50mm after its
clamping.
Check the setting of parameters #102 or
#107 and 110. If the parameters are OK,
calibrate the material switch B32 see
Chapter 4.9.5.4.
5-2
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Error Message
Cause
Corrective Action
12
Barfeed not in AUTO
Mode
F1 key is not in AUT position during
active automatic mode of the
barfeeder.
If automatic mode is active, do not press
other “F” function keys
15
Material
(B34)
At start of pushing a new bar in the
spindle or at start or calibration of
the switch B34, the switch must be
active (its diaphragm must be in
standstill position).
Check the function of the material switch
B34.
Maximum permitted time of the
loading
mechanism
motion
exceeded (↑ max. 15 s, ↓ max. 4 s).
Check that no obstacle is in the way of the
loader motion.
Check fuse.
Check the function of the switches B30 and
B31.
Check the function of encoders E2 and E3.
19
No Bar Found at Check
For Bar Length
During reload cycle B34 switch was
not activated by new bar.
Check the function of the switch B34.
Bar Magazine is empty.
20
Push Incomplete
Pusher has been prematurely
stopped during automatic cycle.
Check that no obstacle is in the way of the
flag in forward and back motion.
21
Initialization Error
Maximum permitted time of the
pusher
motion
exceeded
in
measurement of the bar length
(max. 16 s).
Check the value of the parameter #300.
Probably small feeding force is set.
22
Retract Incomplete
Maximum permitted time for flag to
retract to home position.
Check flag for binding
Check B33
23
Part Over Push
During push cycle and error was
detected by the encoder that the
pusher travelled too far.
Check that material does not hang up in
clamp device or spindle liner.
Check that feeding Force is not to high.
24
Bar length exceeds Max.
headstock capacity
During reload the calculation of the
B34 switch indicates bar stock
length is too long.
Check that barstock is not longer than
headstock from clamping face to end of
actuator.
26
Homing Error
During Auto cycle the flag or pusher
never returned to home position.
Check for binding or obstruction.
29
M1 Pusher Drive Fault
SM1 drive of M1 motor signalled an
error. If the drive is not reset, it is
possible to read the drive error
directly on the SM1 drive see
Chapter Error! Reference source
not found..
Check fault on Yaskawa servo drive.
(S)
fault.
switch
17
Channel
or
Moving to slow
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Splitter
(S)
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Chapter 5 - Maintenance
Error
Cause
Corrective Action
41
Bar Too Short
During reload check by B34, found
bar to short to load.
Check bar size, should be 2.5 X gap
between lathe and barfeed
42
Lathe in E-Stop
Lathe is in E-Stop condition
Check and clear E-stop condition on lathe.
43
Barfeed in E-Stop M18
Barfeed in E-Stop condition K2 relay
may not be energized
Check if M18 input is HIGH (1)
Check K2 Relay
44
Handheld in E-Stop M13
Handheld E-stop is on
Check if M13 input is HIGH (1)
45
Barfeed Not In Position
Barfeed is not in correct operating
position.
Move barfeed to position and lock slides.
Check if M14 is HIGH (1)
46
Channel Not In Correct
Position
Channel is in between Home
position and bar load position.
In Manual mode jog channel down to home
position.
47
Splitter Not Home
Splitter is in between Home position
and bar load position.
In Manual mode jog splitter back to home
position.
48
Pusher Not Fully Back
Pusher did not return to home
position or not fully back to raise
channel
Check that pusher is in fully back position.
In Manual Mode send to check for home.
49
Bar Size Setting Error
Bar size has been set out of barfeed
channel range.
Check bar size setting.
50
No Valid Data For This
JOB NUMBER
Data has not been set or saved for
this job number
Check that Job Number has been activated
and data has been saved.
51
Not Allowed To Go To
Manual Mode
Tried to activate Manual Mode while
running in AUTO cycle.
Stop AUTO cycle prior to activating Manual
Mode Function.
53
Remnant Ejection Time
Over
During reload cycle the pusher must
reach the remnant ejection position
in less than 15sec.
Check for obstruction at clamping device.
54
Pusher Motor Following
Error
Servo has detected excessive
following error in the pusher motor.
Check for pusher obstruction.
Check that pusher force is set correctly
40
Motor already moving or
Not in Manual Mode
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Error
Cause
Corrective Action
61
Cover Is Open
Access cover is open and can only
run in Manual Mode
Close Cover to run in AUTO Mode
62
Collet Is Not Closed
During initialization cycle the PLC
detect ed that the clamp device is
not closed
Close clamping device and restart Auto
initialization.
63
Barfeed E-Stop Locked
NOT USED
64
Lathe E-Stop Locked
NOT USED
65
Position Over Limit
During position check, bar has
moved from previous position
Check clamping device
The part was moved by someone or
something
66
Not In Manual Mode
Trying to move any axis while not in
Manual Mode
Select Manual Mode to move axis
60
Barfeed Not In Auto
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Chapter 5 - Maintenance
5.3
ARRANGEMENT AND PURPOSE OF SWITCHES
B34
SQ32
B30
SQ23
M2+E2
M1+E1
B35
B33
M3+E3
B31
Fig. 5.2
Electric Element Layout
Switch
SQ23
Name
Cover switch
B30
Stoppers in basic
position
Loader down
B31
SQ32
(CE)
Magazine closed
B33
B34
(S)
B35
(option)
Flag back
Material not present
5-6
Barfeeder position
OK
Description
If the key S3 is in AUT position, the switch SQ23
switches off the safety relay K1, thus causing
emergency stop of the barfeeder. The barfeeder
cover opening shows itself in the lathe as a
barfeeder error and spindle revolution inhibition.
Active, if the stoppers are in basic position.
Active, if the barfeeder channel is in the lower limit
position.
Active, if the magazine cover is closed.
(Connect Switch to M12 and +24G)
Active, if the flag is in the back limit position.
Active, if the switch diaphragm is in standstill state
(no bar lies on the diaphragm).
Active if the barfeeder is in the working position on
the rails.
(Connect switch to X135 pins 1 and 3 or to M14
and +24G)
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5.3.1
INTERFACE DESCRIPTION
You can find the diagram of standard interface connection in 5.3.2.
Barfeeder power supply
Single-cable interface
Twin-cable interface
X1/1, X1/2, X1/PE
X2/1, X2/2, X2/PE
Signals from the lathe to the barfeeder
The signals from the lathe to the barfeeder should be implemented by contacts of relays or
switches on the lathe side. The signals are supplied with 24 VDC from the barfeeder
(X1/14).
Name
Lathe
E-stop
Lathe
in AUTO
Interface
X1/10-X1/11
X1/12-X1/13
X1/15
Clamping
device
opened
X1/16
M-code
X1/17
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Description
--Signal is active
- lathe in automatic mode (barfeeder function
enabled)
Signal is inactive
- barfeeder function disabled
This signal enables the barfeeder operation in the automatic cycle.
The signal is a precondition for bar feeding and loading in the
automatic cycle.
In fact, it is a lathe safety signal, which informs the barfeeder that its
automatic operation has been enabled by the lathe. This signal can
be replaced by the signal of the lathe workspace door closing. The
barfeeder can then work in the automatic mode only if the lathe
door is closed.
Signal is active
- Clamping device is open
Signal is inactive
- Clamping device is closed
The meaning of this signal can be inverted, see the parameter
#005.
Signal is active
- request to perform an action is sent
Signal is inactive
- standstill
This signal is used as a command for bar feeding, ejection, new bar
feeding into the lathe workspace, etc.
M-code should be sent from the lathe as a permanent signal, on
which bases the barfeeder performs certain action. After completion
of the action the M-code is deactivated by the lathe on receipt of the
End of M-code signal from the barfeeder.
5.3.1-7
Chapter 5 - Maintenance
Signals from the barfeeder to the lathe
The signals from the barfeeder to the lathe are implemented by relay contacts in the
barfeeder. The signals should be supplied with 24 VDC from the lathe (X1/19).
Name
Barfeeder
E-stop
Barfeeder
OK
Interface
X1/6-X1/7
X1/8-X1/9
X1/20
K4
X1/24
End of Bar
(EOB)
X1/21
Revolution
enabled
X1/23
End of
M-code
(M-fin)
X1/22
5.3.1-8
Description
--Signal is active
Signal is inactive
K2 is closed
K2 is open
- the barfeeder without error
- the barfeeder signals an
error
If the barfeeder does not run in the automatic cycle, K2 is closed, if
the safety relay K1 is closed and the flag is in the back limit
position. This enables lathe operation without the barfeeder.
Signal is active
K4 is closed
Signal is inactive
K4 is open
K4 relay is a reserve relay of the interface. Its meaning can be set
in the parameter #007. Under normal circumstances the relay is
always open (disconnected).
Signal is active
K5 is closed
- End of Bar reached (the
bar is short)
Signal is inactive
K5 is open
- enough material
The End of Bar signal is usually sent to the lathe after completion of
feeding (clamping) at which the End of Bar was evaluated, and
deactivated by subsequent opening of the clamping device (for
ejection). Precise timing of this signal varies depending on the lathe
type and interface. The method of End Of Bar Timing is set in the
parameter #002.
Signal is active
K6 is closed
- spindle
revolution
is
enabled
Signal is inactive
K6 is open
spindle revolution is
disabled
This signal is not mandatory. However it is recommended to use it,
as it protects the pusher of the barfeeder against damage (the lathe
cannot turn the spindle, if the pusher is in the spindle).
Signal is active
K7 is closed
- end of M-code
Signal is inactive
K7 is open
- standstill
By this signal, the barfeeder informs the lathe that the action the
barfeeder began to perform on the basis of M-code has been
completed. Thus the lathe can deactivate the M-code and continue
program execution. The way of generating the signal is influenced
by parameter #008.
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Chapter 5 - Maintenance
INPUT
DECRIPTION
SIGNALS
I/O LED
OUTPUT
SIGNALS
DECRIPTION
B30
Splitter Home Position
(M15)
K11
Loader in Load Direction
B31
Channel Home position
(M11)
K12
Loader active
SQ32
Magazine Cover Closed
(M12)
K16
M3 Motor Active
B33
Flag/Pusher Home Position(M120)
K02
Barfeed OK
B34
Bar Measurement Switch (M122)
K04
Not used
B35
Barfeed In Position switch
(M14)
K05
End of Bar
S2
Manual Mode
(M16=0)
K06
Spindle Enable
S3
Auto Mode
(M16=1)
K07
M-code Finish
SQ23
Cover/Hood Safety Switch (M17)
L.auto
Auto mode input from lathe
C.open
Collet open input from lathe
M.code
M-code input from lathe
L.stop
Lathe in E-stop
E.stop
Barfeed in E-stop
H.stop
Handheld in E-stop
5.3.1-10
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5.3.2
ML CONTROL DIAGRAMS
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5.3.2-12
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Chapter 5 - Maintenance
Connect slide inpostion
switch to M14 and +24G
5.3.2-14
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Chapter 5 - Maintenance
Connect slide inpostion
switch to M14 and +24G
ML-565/580T/S
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Chapter 5 - Maintenance
0020
5.3.2-16
(Torque Mode)
Pn000
Pn002
1
Pn110
0012 (Disable autotune)
Pn201
2000 (Encoder counts/Rev)
Pn300
800 (Input gain)
Pn307
0 (Velocity Filter)
Pn400
33 (Torque gain)
Pn401
0 (Filter)
Pn50A
8100 (P-OT)
Pn50B
6548 (N-OT)
(T-REF as Torque Limt)
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Chapter 5 - Maintenance
5.3.2-18
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5.3.2-20
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Chapter 5 - Maintenance
5.3.2-22
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5.3.2-23
Chapter 5 - Maintenance
Barfeed Control Power Supply Structure
z
Power Supply Structure Block Diagram
1.1.1.1.1.1
1.1.1.1.1.2
AC
Tr
an
f
MT0218
TB1.1
TB1,2
TB2.1
(DC24V)
TB2.2
R2
S2
R2
S2
MT0216
Power
Supply
Servo
Driver
(L1C/L2C)
CN
CN
DC+5/+12/-12V///(+24V)
R2
S2
Control Power
z
Line
Filter
S1
AC
AC
R1
MC1
R2
S2
MC1
DC 24V for M2 and M3
Control
Unit
(CN6)
PCB MT0190C
R3
S3
Servo
Driver
(L1/L2)
Bus Power
AC Power Input Description
After power switch turns on, AC power 200/230/400V goes to transformer input.
Then, transformer 200VAC output goes through fuse1/2 and line filter, here we get R2 and
S2.
The R2/S2 supplies to ---1. MT-0216 power-supply board for UTC control.
2. Yaskawa driver L1C/L2C control power
3. Through MC1, controlled by E-stop module, to get R3/S3 for Yaskawa driver L1/L2 bus
power.
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DC Power Supply Path Description
MT0216 switching mode power supply input 200ACV from CN1 and output to CN2.
------ CN2 Pin Description -----1. +5V (for UTC System Operation)
6. +12V (for UTC +/-10V Analog Output)
2. +5V (for UTC System Operation)
7. FG (Frame Ground)
3. GND
8. FG (Frame Ground)
4. GND
9. +24V (Separated) (For external I/O)
5. –12V (for UTC +/-10V Analog Output)
10. +24VG (Separated) (For external I/O)
5.3.2-24
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Chapter 5 - Maintenance
The connector locations are shown in the following pictures.
AC200V
MT0216
Power
Power Supply DC +5/+12/-12/// 24V
DC
The MT0216 CN2 is connected to control unit bottom layer (MT0190C) CN6.
All the DC powers on top layer (MT0195C) terminal strips come from bottom layer.
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M2/M3 Power Supply (+26VDC) Description
The M2/M3 power connected from transformer 20VAC and goes to MT0218 TB1.1 and
TB1.2. This AC power rectified in MT0218 and get DC 26V to supply M2 and M3.
But, this +26VDC first goes to TB2.1 Æ MC1 ÆTB2.2, to be controlled by E-STOP module.
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How to find out control unit voltage drop or no voltage output problem.
If there is a short circuit at external connection, the MT0216 power supply will automatically
shut down. In this situation, we may find voltage drop from the terminal strips. We can pull all
the terminal, driver and RS232 connections out from PCB MT-0195C.
If the DC voltage backs to normal after pulling out connections, we can plug the terminal
strips back one by one and check voltage each time. Then, we can find out which terminal
strip make a short circuit.
If the DC voltage does not back to normal after unplug everything, we may need to replace
the power supply board (MT0216).
If no power output what so ever, we may check the 2 Amp fuse on the power supply board
before replacing.
We may also unplug the CN2 connection from power supply board, then measure each set
of DC outputs. However, in this absolutely no load condition, the separated 24V power will
raise up to 30V, this is normal.
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Chapter 5 - Maintenance
5.4
PARTS
B34
SQ32
B30
SQ23
M2+E2
M1+E1
B35
B33
M3+E3
B31
QSI Handheld
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Chapter 5 - Maintenance
ELEMENT
A
A
B30; B31; B33; B34; B35
ATS #
45200500
452000500-1
452000500-2
45201730
45201731
G1
G2
K1
K2; K4; K5; K6; K7
K10; K11; K12; K14; K16
45200501
M1+E1 (ML-565)
45140050
M1+E1 (ML-580,5102)
M2+E2; M3+E3
S1
45160090
45120014
45130025
SM1
SQ23
SQ32
PD6
PD10
PD18
PLASTIC GEAR
LEXAN COVER
LEFT SIDE PANEL
RIGHT SIDE PANEL
FLYWHEEL
GEAR, PUSHER MOTOR
QSI HANDHELD
HANDLE (“S” MODEL)
RETRACT ELECTRICAL
KIT
X-AXIS SLIDE ASSY.
SLIDE STOPPER
45120002
45120004
45120005
45200110
45120028
45120027
45120029
45120030
45120031
45200210
45130038
5.4-2
ITEM
Control - M/T
Complete
A0195C
AO218
p018-10500
p018-24000
p018-27000
p018-23000
v1020007
ENGLISH DESCRIPTION
Complete Control Assy.
PLC (MT) CONTROL BOARD
I/O BOARD
Proximity switch
+ CABLE 5m
TRANSFORMER
DC RECTIFIER UNIT
Safety MODULE
Interface relay
Relay, Omron G2RL-2
Yaskawa Feeding Motor
SGMAH-04AAF41 (ML-565)
Yaskawa Feeding Motor
SGMAH-08AAF41 (ML-580)
Motor LOADING A18D
EMERGENCY STOP RED HEAD
CONNECTING PART + 2NC
Yaskawa Servopack SGDM-04ADA
SAFETY SWITCH
LIMIT SWITCH
SS2300;SS2200 PUSHER D6
SS2300;SS2200 PUSHER D10
SS2300;SS2200 PUSHER D18
PLASTIC GEAR
(ML-580,5102)
(ML-580,5102)
45200179
45200180
45200180-1
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FORM
ATS Systems
Subject: All Electric Barfeed Installation and Customer Training Checklist
Doc. No. FM 09-115
Rev. E
ATS Systems’ Extended Warranty
ATS Systems’ All Electric Barfeed Installation Models ML565, 580 & 5102
Customer and Machine Tool Information:
Company ____________________________________ City ________________________ State _____________
Date Installed ____________Contact Name ________________________Title ___________________________
Machine Tool Seller (If applicable) _____________________________________________________________
Machine Installed by (If known) ________________________________________________________________
Machine Model _________________Machine Serial #________________CNC Control Model ______________
ATS Barfeed Model ______________________________ATS Serial # _________________________________
ATS Service Engineer ___________________________ ATS Warranty Term____________________________
Congratulations! Your investment in ATS Systems’ short magazine barfeed includes installation, training and an extended
warranty. Proper barfeed installation and customer training in operation and maintenance are key to achieving top performance
and the best return on your investment. To provide you with the maximum possible benefits we encourage you to participate in
all phases of the installation and training. This hands-on experience will give you the knowledge to operate the barfeed safely
and efficiently, and will allow easy communication and trouble shooting should you have any problems
ML Series Bar Feeds
The ATS Systems Installation Assistance and Operator Training Price includes extending the warranty from 6 months parts
only to three years parts and labor* and includes a free installation kit sold at $650. For the first six months, this extended
warranty includes freight costs for the replacement of defective parts and Service Engineer travel expenses. After six months,
the customer is responsible for all freight and travel costs. Depending on your location and distance from one of our many
field service engineers, travel costs may be small.
ATS Systems will schedule a standard amount of time to complete the installation & training of your operators and
maintenance staff. Enlightened customers will be prepared and will provide adequate support and equipment to
complete the installation in the standard time so as to allow ample time to receive maximum training and resulting
benefits.
* ATS Systems' Three-Year Warranty
Please note that ATS Systems' warranty does not cover damage due to accident, misuse or operator neglect; or pushers
and pusher heads which are subject to wear and damage caused by misuse. Periodic barfeed-lathe realignment is
required and is not covered by warranty. Realignment training is provided at time of installation.
Customer Warranty Acknowledgement
I have reviewed and understand the warranty for this product.
Customer Name _______________________________________________ Position ______________________
Customer Signature___________________________________________________ Date ___________________
Customer Training Acknowledgement
I have been adequately trained on this product and completely understand the requirements to operate them safely.
Customer Name _______________________________________________ Position ______________________
Customer Signature___________________________________________________ Date ___________________
Effective Date: 9/28/08
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FORM
ATS Systems
Subject: All Electric Barfeed Installation and Customer Training Checklist
Doc. No. FM 09-115
Rev. E
ATS Systems’ All Electric Barfeed Installation
& Customer Training Checklist – Models ML565, 580 & 5102
General Inventory Checklist (See BOM for details of this specific order):
___
Interface Cables
___
SFT
___
Control software (Ver. ________) ___
Pusher
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Align Kit
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Lag Bolts
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Washers from crate
Key Checks Before Proceeding:
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Interface in lathe
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Schematics available
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Centerline height (30.6” to 46.2”)
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SFT fit
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Install kit available
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Power available
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Riser blocks if required.
Manual
Workholding available
Barstock available
Part program available
Application seems OK. Read PIP and review
application with customer.
Enough travel to reach collet nose.
Note:
All items with signature box must be initialed by the ATS Systems Service Engineer.
Installation Steps:
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Gap from front of barfeed to rear of lathe sheetmetal or already installed “spindle extension” is 2” or less. (No
exceptions without waiver document signed by user management.)
Loosen (4) lock screws and the rod locking nut on each of the two legs
Raise barfeed to approximate height.
Check height and LR position by extending pusher toward spindle.
Remove pusher, fix the pusher flag in the back position, install alignment string through plug chucked in lathe.
Make initial left- right alignment.
Make initial up-down alignment.
Lightly snug (4) lock screws and nuts on each of the two legs.
Lag barfeed to the floor. Recheck alignments, tighten all locking screws,
Make final left- right alignment.
Make final up-down alignment.
Tighten (4) lock screws and nuts on each of the two legs.
Final check barfeed alignment
Reinstall pusher
Verify input power source voltage and set barfeed transformer to proper supply voltage.
Connect input power. Check DC voltage, 22 minimum, 24 nominal, 28 maximum.
Back material tray off before rotating the material selector for the first time.
Interface barfeed control to lathe control. Test interface as described below.
Setup software and hardware for T or S operation
Set barfeed parameters regarding placement and operation.
Set barfeed parameters for first job.
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ATS Systems
Subject: All Electric Barfeed Installation and Customer Training Checklist
FORM
Doc. No. FM 09-115
Rev. E
Interface and Safety Test Checklist:
Verify voltage and logic change at inputs.
Activating any E-stop stops all systems.
Verify that barfeed E-stop also stops lathe.
Verify that lathe E-stop also stops barfeed.
Opening and closing the work holding changes logic C. OPEN (See: Panel mode status bar “Ch”) Clamping
device logic inverse Parameter #005.
Lathe in Auto (safety circuit) functions properly.
Putting lathe into Auto mode, or lathe door closed, or cycle start, or activating barfeed interface (Okuma)
Activates L. AUTO (See: Panel mode status bar “A”)
With lathe in manual, the barfeed interface off and door open, opening the chuck,
pusher does not advance.
Check Spacesaver OK output (K2)
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Move function switch to Chucking with the pusher fully back, lathe does not report barfeed alarm. Reverse
contact on K2 TB4 PIN 1 NORMALLY OPEN, PIN 3 NORMALLY CLOSED if required.
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Move function switch to Manual, lathe reports barfeed alarm. Reverse contact on K2 if required.
Check End Of Bar output (K5)
Initialize barfeed with a remnant in the work holding causing the K5 relay to be active, verify the lathe sees
end of bar. TB4 PIN 6 NORMALLY OPEN, PIN 7 NORMALLY CLOSED.
Check Spindle interlock output (K6)
Pusher fully retracted. Function switch in chucking, output K6 on. Spindle will operate. If spindle will not
operate with output K6 on, reverse contact on K6 TB5 PIN 1 NORMALLY OPEN, PIN 2 NORMALLY
CLOSED if required.
Pusher not fully retracted. Function switch at any setting, output K6 off. Spindle will not operate.
Check M-code input (M. CODE) and M-fin output (K7)
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Have machine operator send M-function in MDI, input M. CODE turns on. (See: Panel mode status bar
“M”)
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Verify when the M-fin relay (K7) turns on, the lathe sees finish signal and input M. CODE immediately turns
off. (See: Panel mode status bar “M”) TB5 PIN 3 NORMALLY OPEN, PIN 4 NORMALLY CLOSED
With the lathe in auto and the barfeed in auto, the foot switch will not open the chuck. (This is an internal
lathe function. Usually affected by parameters in the lathe.)
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FORM
ATS Systems
Subject: All Electric Barfeed Installation and Customer Training Checklist
Doc. No. FM 09-115
Rev. E
Training Checklist:
Customer Employees Trained Include:
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Checking the alignment of the barfeeder and lathe.
Using the manual mode to reload and raise and lower the pusher.
Selecting the proper pusher size.
Changing from large to small pushers.
Installing a spindle filler tube.
Explain never to pull bar-stock back out of the spindle w/o first lowering the measuring plate (Disregarding this will
damage the plate and cause poor measurement or failure to operate).
Setting the center-line height adjustment for the bar-stock diameter.
Setting the tray to allow pickup fingers to select a single bar.
Rotating the ‘square stock block’ for square material.
Explain that spindle orientation is needed for hex and square stock.
Navigating the control menu.
How to use manual “SHIFT” function for homing axes.
Setting the parameters for the first job.
Initializing the barfeeder.
Running bar and reload cycles using the customer-supplied program.
Review all other set-up parameters.
Discuss with programmer the variety of operations customer plans to do. Advise proper programming techniques for
variations such as double feeding.
Discuss safety devices - E-stop, spindle interlock, longest possible bar length
Review the types of alarms.
Review the trouble-shooting guide.
Explain warranty - pushers, seals, alignment not included. Warranty parts are FOB SFS. Travel not included. Discuss
spare parts and how to order by barfeed model and serial (fabrication) number.
Demonstrate, discuss and train on safety (have user initial at X)
E-stop (all E-stops stop both barfeed and lathe
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Spindle interlock (pusher forward = spindle inhibited
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Longest bar length (Max bar = 60” or spindle length if shorter
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Gap and guards (all guards are required, and gap = less than 2”
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ATS Systems
Subject: All Electric Barfeed Installation and Customer Training Checklist
FORM
Doc. No. FM 09-115
Rev. E
Extra training required for specific lathe brands: Note: Lathe builders are constantly improving their barfeed
interfaces. The following is valid as of the printing of this document. Referring to the "Interface and Safety Test Checklist"
section of this document, for some lathe brands you will not be able to sign off all boxes. When this is the case, or where it's
noted below, you are responsible to give the customer the following special training. If you find any of this document in error,
contact the SMW Systems Product Manager so that updates can be made.
Daewoo:
Specific instruction for this brand – Cycle start activates the “lathe in auto” and allows the green light on the barfeed
to activate. Barfeed testing not allowed with the lathe in “single step”.
Issue - Spindle interlock is not being used in Daewoo’s current ladder logic. Train the customer to not allow
the pusher to go forward or remain forward while the spindle is turning.
Hyundai:
Specific instruction for this brand – Steps to initialize the barfeed for Automatic running. Turn barfeed interface off,
close chuck around stock, turn barfeed interface on, initialize barfeed, clear alarm on lathe, Run.
Issue – Chuck open signal is only allowed a path to the PLC if the Barfeed interface is on. (If the interface is
off the chuck could be open at initialization and the barfeed would not know.)
Issue - Spindle interlock is not being used in Hyundai’s current ladder logic. Train the customer to not allow
the pusher to go forward or remain forward while the spindle is turning.
Okuma:
Specific instruction for this brand – The barfeed interface activates the “lathe in auto” and allows the green light on
the barfeed to activate.
Issue – The lathe footswitch is active on the lathe even if the barfeed interface is active, and the chuck is
spinning.
Mazak:
Issue – On a twin spindle Mazak’s - Spindle interlock is not being used in Mazak’s current ladder logic.
Train the customer to not allow the pusher to go forward or remain forward while the spindle is turning. (Single
spindle Mazaks do not have this issue.)
Mori-Seiki:
Issue – On a twin spindle Mori Seiki - Spindle interlock is not being used in Mori Seiki’s current ladder
logic. Train the customer to not allow the pusher to go forward or remain forward while the spindle is turning. (Single
spindle Mori Seiki’s do not have this issue.)
Reinstall all guards:
All guards are in place, all gaps less than 2”. (No exceptions without waiver document on pg 6 signed by
user management.)
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Rate your opinion of the suitability of this product for the customers application. (1-10)
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Rate your opinion of the customer’s grasp of the training, and his potential to operate and maintain the product
properly. (1-10)
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Subject: All Electric Barfeed Installation and Customer Training Checklist
FORM
Doc. No. FM 09-115
Rev. E
ATS Systems’ Service Engineer will note here all deviations from standard recommended interface and the special
training given due to the deviation.
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ATS Systems
Subject: All Electric Barfeed Installation and Customer Training Checklist
FORM
Doc. No. FM 09-115
Rev. E
Re: Safe installation and operation of ATS Systems’ short magazine barfeed
ATS Systems' standard policy is to install the barfeed with a maximum 2" gap between the front
of the barfeed and the lathe's sheetmetal guards. A larger gap, if left unguarded, can be a
safety hazard in some cases depending on the application.
1. It is possible that an operator could put his hand between the barfeed and the lathe as a
new bar is introduced into the lathe and might result in an injury to his hand. If the gap is
large, the operators body could even be pinched and injured by a loading bar.
2. If a bar end is allowed to protrude beyond the lathe sheetmetal when the spindle is
rotating, it could be touched by an operator with the possibility of an injury. Worse yet is
the possibility that an operators' sleeve or other loose clothing could be caught by the bar
and a major injury could occur as a result of the clothing getting wrapped up in the
spinning bar.
3. If the gap is large and a longer bar is allowed to protrude from the back of the lathe it can
possibly bend ninety degrees due to vibration and centrifugal force becoming a
"propeller". Such accidents always cause severe damage to equipment and have too
often resulted in fatal injuries to personnel.
To avoid the above hazards, it is our standard policy to install the barfeed as close as possible
to the lathe sheetmetal, never more than 2" away.
If properly guarded and properly used, a gap larger than 2" can be safe. At your specific
instructions we have installed the barfeed on your lathe model with a gap larger than 2". We
understand that you are aware of the potential hazards and take full responsibility to see that
proper guarding is installed or take other measures to insure your applications are run in a safe
manner. Your signature below acknowledges your understanding and agreement.
Company: _______________________________
Print name: ______________________________
Title: ___________________________________
Signature: _______________________________
Date: _______________________
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