View Full Version : Spindle on all the time?

05-06-2011, 12:35 PM
I'm doing a project, where I'm controlling the movement of the shopBot through the processing platform. Processing generates a new sbp-file in every loop and runs it in the shopBot software.

My problem is that i would like to have the shopBot milling while I'm moving it, but it turns of the spindle every time it finishing the file.

Is there a way to make the spindle run constantly?

I've tried to change the input-parameters for the spindle, but non of it seems to work.


Gary Campbell
05-06-2011, 03:06 PM
I am pretty sure that SB3 stops the spindle at the end command at the end of a file. For obvious safety reasons.

You could modify the postp and temporarily remove the end command, or insert an "SO,1,1" command into your loop so that it restarts.

I also did not understand the "milling while moving" line. You are cutting in between files?