AVID PRO Router with Retracting ATC Rack

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AVID PRO Router with Retracting ATC Rack

Post by RogDC »

AVID PRO 60 x 72 Router with Acorn Controller, WMPG, ClearPath Servos, CNC Depot S30C Spindle, and Retractable 11 Position ATC Rack.

I finally have the ATC maco working and was able to get 4.25" center to center tool fork spacing on the tool rack. Dual 4" hoses for dust collection , the ISO 30 Holders on either side of the spindle clear the dust shoe openings so I can accommodate up to 3 1/2" bits in the rack and clear the tool forks.
Dust Shoe Docked
Dust Shoe Docked
ATC Tool Change
ATC Tool Change
Next on the list of items is to rework my control cabinet into a larger enclosure and install the Ether1616.

The airlines coiled on the spindle are for the coolant mister and one for the air blast nozzle to blow dust off of the ISO30 Holders.

The MiniFit Jr cable is for the laser module. The coolant mister air nozzle will also double as an air assist for the laser.
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Re: AVID PRO Router with Retracting ATC Rack

Post by cbb1962 »

This looks really nice! I'd like to see a video of a tool change too.
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Re: AVID PRO Router with Retracting ATC Rack

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thanks for posting, nice looking setup! looking forward to a video clip or two..:-))
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Re: AVID PRO Router with Retracting ATC Rack

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Here's a video
First part is testing the mfunc6.mac macro. I still have a few modifications to make, but will wait until after my control panel is fitted with the Ether1616 and additional relays.

Second part with the dust collection running is running a job with 3 tools making mounting brackets for the Acorn, Ether1616, and 3 relay boards for the my new control cabinet.

The tool rack is in the extended position for this video, I need to make some modifications to the dust shoe to retain it's position on the dust shoe forks when retracting.

As I am presently out of inputs on the Acorn, I had to add Dwell time for spindle up to speed and stopped. Dwell time edited out to save you from watching 10 seconds of nothing multiple times.

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Re: AVID PRO Router with Retracting ATC Rack

Post by Racedirector »

Awesome video, I love what you've done, looks like a highly efficient system!

Cheers
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Re: AVID PRO Router with Retracting ATC Rack

Post by carboncymbal »

Looks great! Thanks for sharing! I have an ether 1616 ready for a build but don’t have the room in my panel. I am actually thinking of having it in a totally separate enclosure. I would need to run a few signal cables from the VFD to the second enclosure, but the could have things like extra contactors/relays for vacuum pumps, dust collection, etc without redesigning my current panels.

Keep up the good work!
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Re: AVID PRO Router with Retracting ATC Rack

Post by MarkRH »

Sweet setup, that is a great upgrade.
How hard was it to make the macro?
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Re: AVID PRO Router with Retracting ATC Rack

Post by RogDC »

Thanks for all of the feedback. I have spent the last two weeks re configuring everything to a new larger control cabinet and adding an Ether1616 expansion board. I should have updated photos and video in a week or two.

Mark - I would estimate that it took me about two weeks of spare time and weekends reading the documentation, watching the videos, and deconstructing Toaster's M6 macro, Gary Campbell's m6 macro, and Centroid's macro's to determine how to modify the m6 macro for my requirements, modifying, failures, and troubleshooting. I am again modifying the macro after using it for a little bit and taking lessons learned and incorporating 'fixes' into the macro as well as expanded sensors and logic.
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