I'm creating a machine simulation with two portals. It is a portal machine that has two control systems and each portal is controlled separately. How can I solve this problem so that I can simulate both portals when machining one piece? I tried to set it up as a two-channel machine, but it does not hurt.
If these machine tool will have two controls I assume you feed it with two NC programs. So in that case define a two channel machine is the way to go.
If the second portal always doing the same motion as the first one, but mirror only, it is possible to drive it with one channel an when NC code defines values for e.g. X you need to send them to X1 and X2.
Thomas Schulz Siemens PLM Manufacturing Engineering Software