Like every friggen cnc guy on the planet knows fanuc...but...
I would love to get T5M6 on one line in MDI. I looked thru the toolchange macro and cannot for the life of me figure a way to get it all on one line. I'd say it can't be done, but I'm tired of looking stupid.
Has anybody figured out how to do this, or, does anybody run a fanuc that is able to run T3M6?
Just enter whatever preparation commands that to be done as a short subprogram in your main memory and then don't mistakenly delete the sub.
The subprogram which follows is for one of my machines which is a 4 axis horizontal machining center having 8 pallet pool and a separate floor mounted 80 tool hive all interfaced to a 6m fanuc controller ( a configuration in which there is a for all 3 axis to pre-positioned to second ref point via issuance of G30 prior to executing any actual M6 code and so there is proximity verification switches built into the plc ladder)--(and so it follows the the program below would need to be altered on as-needed basis in order to suit any specific machine because for instance with your typical vertical there is no need to position the x and y axis all and also the physical toolchanger arm position most likely corresponds to the home position G91G28Z0) :
Once your sub resides in main memory, all you will then need to do for single line tool change in MDI mode is to execute the sub by entering the following block of code and then press your cycle start: