This macro carries out the machining of radiused threads typically used to make the groove on cable reels. It will be possible to carry out roughing and finishing with radiused tools with a radius smaller than the radius of the groove, in fact the macro will calculate the cuts necessary to engage the tool for a certain factor defined in a specific parameter.
In finishing, the macro allows the profile to be produced while keeping the ridge height and consequent roughness constant. In addition, the connections are made with the external diameter so that at the end of the machining process there will be no sharp edges along the entire length of the groove. The macro has been created for the Fagor 8065 control.
The macro for cable reel groove carries out the roughing and finishing of a circular groove, developed helically in the direction of the Z axis; it is similar to a thread but with a circular profile. It can be used for machining groove on cable reels, radial groove for conveying cooling fluid or for all applications where a radial profile with a constant pitch must be machined.
The same macro can be used both when machining is carried out in the negative Z direction and in the positive Z direction. This is the case when cable reeling pulleys with right and left helixes are to be executed on the same pulley. The entry must always take place in an unloaded zone or outside the piece. The exit can also take place in the solid, since the macro automatically calculates a smooth exit from the piece always following the angle of the helix; by means of a parameter it will be possible to choose the type of exit from the piece.
In roughing, the cuts calculation for the opening of the cable reel groove is calculated automatically on the basis of the tool load percentage; the CNC macro will automatically calculate the number of cuts required to rough the profile for each diameter coordinate. In finishing, it will be possible to set the maximum height of the ridge that determines the roughness of the profile. It will automatically calculate the cuts both on the radius of the connection with the external diameter and on the whole radiused profile.
The macro is compatible with the Fagor 8065 control in both ISO and self-learning modes and requires the intervention of our technicians to install the conversational templates. The operator will use the cycle exactly as he uses all the other Fagor turning cycles, by filling in the fields in the conversational template.
How do I know what exactly the macro does?
Click on the ‘MANUAL’ icon to find the macro documentation with examples and parameter descriptions. Pay particular attention to the last paragraph ‘Warnings’.
After how long do I receive the macro?
After clicking on the buy button you will be directed to the purchase page. If you pay by credit card or PAYPAL, at the end of the process you will find in your personal area the macro ready for downloading with its manual and parameter diagram. If you pay by bank transfer, the macro will only be available once the amount has been credited.
How do I load the macro into the machine?
The macros for sale online do not require our presence for installation. Once purchased, the macro will be loaded onto your CNC machine just like a normal programme. To transfer the programme to the machine tool, use the method already in use on your machine (SERIAL, USB, PCMCI, NETWORK).
On how many machines in my workshop can I use the macro?
With the purchase of the machine you also acquire the licence to use the macro for all the machines in your workshop. It is not possible to sell or transfer the macro to third parties. For more information, please read the contractual conditions carefully.
Why are some macros not saleable online?
Some macros are marked ‘NOT SELLABLE ONLINE’ because they require the presence of a technician for installation. This is the case, for example, when customised screens for entering parameters have to be installed.