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How to program main/sub spindle transfers on mill-turn machines in NX CAM

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Overview

Learn how to program multi-spindle mill-turn machines with NX.

 

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Tech Tip presented by Uwe Edlinger, Siemens PLM Software

 

Details

  • Use of the Generic Motion operation to program mill-turn features such as slots
  • Transfer the workpiece from the main spindle to the sub (secondary) spindle
  • Use of specialized controller commands such as the Sinumerik’s FXS command (Travel to Fixed Stop)

 

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Derek Hart
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Solution Partner Phenom

Hello!

I build OKUMA LT2000EX (main spindle+sub-spindle, lower and upper turret, 2 channels) with NX 9.0.3. For part transfer from main sindle to SUB-SPINDLE I use short subprogramm with one line only:

 

##LANGUAGE AC

   transferParts ("MAIN_SETUP","COUNTER_SETUP");

##LANGUAGE NATIVE

 

THATS ALL. Working.

 

But, when I try to repeat a same for NX8.5.3 mp10 - a lot of surprises!

First - "transferParts calling with wrong arguments". Ok, I open samples OOTB projects sim15, I see different lines in subroutine

 

##LANGUAGE AC

   transferParts ("SETUP@PART_MOUNT_JCT","SETUP2@WORKPIECE_TAKE_OVER");

##LANGUAGE NATIVE

 

I have modifyed my CSE-tree, no error messages, but - no part transfer.....

 

Can you advise me the basic moments for part transfer with NX8.5?

 

Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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