Carbide Motion Disconnect

Hello All,

I see others have posted about this. I just started using my Nomad Pro. I decided to try a roughing pass and finishing pass. After the roughing pass was done, I was prompted for the tool change. Did that, and then hit the button to proceed. At that moment the software said it was no longer connected.

My question is. After this occurs would I have to recenter the X,Y, Z (Z would be sorta difficult)? Is it possible to just load a file with the finishing pass and start the job?

Thanks,
Steve

Hi Steve,

I’m not too familiar with the Nomad workflow but I think you should be able to do that.

  • if the machine disconnected before the tool change probing happened or was taken into account, you may still have the zeroes from the first tool, and then you could force a tool change again from CM, to adjust Z zero to the new tool, and proceed ?
  • if the machine disconnected after the tool change was properly taken into account, you should be able to just proceed

I would first jog manually to 0,0,0 and check at least visually if it looks like your zeroes are still in the right place. Since you probably milled off the top surface that will not be a very precise assessment, but if your roughing and finishing tools have significantly different stickout/length, it could be enough to confirm whether you still have the “first” zeores or if Z zero was adjusted for the second tool. You could also jog to somewhere else on the piece that is still there and that you know the thickness of / height from Z zero, to check you are at the right Z offset?

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Hi Julien,

Thanks for the reply. If it occurs again I will give that a try. I had not thought about jogging to visually inspect the zeros for X,Y. I know the dimensions of the original stock, so if I did have to rezero the Z I could do it. It would be nice if CM would just “pause” when this happens, allow you to reconnect the machine, and the continue where it left off. I had to reload the file. Next time I will try just loading the finishing pass, and follow your suggestions.

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