Some machines will run tool change and pallet change programs, which we are not interested in, we just want to know the PART ID, we can do this with a macro statement at the header of the machining program, you will need to find a spare variable, in this example we are using variable 600 inside program 1234 (sample program attached):
In FactoryWiz we need to change a few settings:
Part ID Source = MACRO VARIABLE POINTER
Part ID Source Address = 600
This method also works well for pallet change machines running each pallet as subprograms.
How does this work?
FactoryWiz will get the value in variable 600. #4115 is the system variable of the current program number, in this case #600 is set to 1234. FactoryWiz then looks in the CNC memory (doesn't work with DS) for the name of program 1234, which in this case is ST-1984 OP10. FactoryWiz will then set the PART ID as ST-1984 OP10.
Only works with CNC memory, not data servers.
Comment must be on the same line as the O number
Must use an O number on newer controls. <NAME> will not work.
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