Define Multi-Slide Lathe Machine

task target This task shows how to set up the parameters of a multi-slide lathe machine.
You can specify a multi-slide lathe machine for your program at Part Operation level.
This type of machine enables you to define turrets and spindles for programming Mill and Turn operations in a multi-task and multi-axis context.

For more information, refer to Multi-Slide Lathe Machine.

scenario 1. Select File > Open and open the Multi-Turret.CATProcess document.
2. Select Machining > Lathe Machining from the Start menu.

The Lathe Machining workbench appears. The part is displayed in the Setup Editor window.

    The PPR tree shows the current state of the CATProcess.

3. Double click Part Operation: Multi-turret lathe machine in the tree to display the Part Operation dialog box.

Note that the following parameters are already initialized on the Part Operation:

  • machine (Multi-turret lathe machine)
  • reference machining axis system (Part Axis Spindle: Multi-turret lathe machine)
  • design part and stock, which will allow material removal simulation later.
4. Click Machine in the dialog box. The Machine Editor dialog box appears with Multi-turret lathe machine already selected.
5. Select the Spindle tab.

Note   By default, the Reference Machining Axis System defined on the Part Operation (Part Axis Spindle: Multi-turret lathe machine) is assigned to the spindle.
  6. Select the Turret tab.

Check that:

  • the turret is called Upper Turret
  • the other parameters are correctly specified:
    • Turning Tool Axis System
    • Axial and Radial axes
    • Tool Change Point.
  7. Click Add Turret then:
  • Enter Lower Turret as the name for the new turret.
    The turret number increments automatically.
  • Click Turning Tool Axis System in the dialog box, then select the axis system called Turret Turning Tool Axis (Lower Turret) in the 3D viewer to assign it to the lower turret.
  • Make sure that the Axial and Radial axes are correctly defined.
  • Make sure that the Tool Change Point is correctly defined.

scenario   In the Numerical Control tab, make sure that the following sample PP words table is referenced:
8. Click OK to confirm your modifications to the Machine and return to the Part Operation editor.
9. Click OK to confirm your modifications to the Part Operation.

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