Masso uses DC or AC motors for the tool changer you can't use stepper motor for rotating the tools as the signal from the controller is HIGH to start (DC/AC) motor and LOW to stop, this won't work with a stepper motor.
Oh, my Cosmec 250 that I am retro fitting with a MASSO uses a stepper. So does the MASSO ATC logic not allow for a stepper to do the rotary positioning then? I just bought a 4 axis G3 MASSO. I was hoping to use the stepper and driver that was already there for this.
Hi, I'm building a custom 25 tool belt style changer that also uses a stepper for belt rotation. The tool changer is fixed to the enclosure of the machine and I intend to use all 3 axis of the machine itself to move the tool to and from the belt using a pneumatic flipper arm. I have a G2 3 axis controller running my metal cutting milling machine. From what I've read so far you don't support using a stepper for the ATC. Also I've read thru all the available logic configurations and none of them will work for my application. Perhaps it would be a good idea to offer a downloadable software app that would allow a customer to create and configure a custom ATC logic ladder to suit their specific needs. I have 3 more CNC machines I have started building, two lathes and another 3 axis mill. I would really like to stick with Masso controllers, however there are 3 big issues that I need to see addressed before I consider buying another. 1) The addition of diameter comp in a mill controller. 2) Custom ATC logic. 3) Being able to edit any size program at the machine. Currently any program larger than about 1 page is too big to load.