Preparing IGEMS for your machine
In order for us to create a postprocessor, we need som basic information about your machine.
- Axis names with positive direction.
- Manufacturer of controller and and example of NC file.
- List of M codes for the machine equipment.
Axis names with positive direction
Firstly, we need to know the positive axis direction of X and Y.You can print the above image and write "X+" or "X-" on one of the lines and "Y+" or "Y-" on the other.
Next thing we need to know is the axis names and directions of your 5X head if you have one. You can print the above image and write "C" for example on one of the dotted lines and "A" on the other. Then specify if the rotation is + or - on the axis on the right head.
Manufacturer of controller and and example of NC file
In order for us to create the right code for your machine, we need to know what controller you are using. We also need an NC file with the code for your controller. This is the file you send from your existing CAM software to the controller. If you don't have an existing CAM software, please tell us.
List of M codes for the machine equipment
If you want to use specific tools on your waterjet, we need to know the M-codes to activate these tools. So please include a list with M-codes for your machine.