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Tapping cycle for T/C tap heads

PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:27 pm
by Vmax549
Could we get a tapping cycle for T/C tap heads ??

It would be like G84 BUT would not use teh spindle sync. It would go down stop reverse spindle and back up . The Z down would be set by feedrate instead of K

Maybe call it G84.1

G84.1 X1.00 Y1.00 Z-.5 R.050 F2.5 H0 Q.050

THEN maybe one for tapping heads where Z just goes down and up and has a 2 stage retract. The first stage at very fast feed and teh rest at feedrate. Teh fast retract stage helps engage teh reverse clutch without chattering it (;-)

G84.2 X1.00 Y1.00 Z-.5 R.050 F2.5 H0 Q.050 P.100 ( P = Fast retract distance)


(;-) TP