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    Anyone out there have this setup? I'm looking to wall mount my rack instead of on the surface plate to open up room in the back. I'm trying to figure out where and how this works. Will PCDMIS be compatible with this kind of setup?
    I used to be high on life but I built up a tolerance.

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  • #2
    It will work, you manually change the modules,
    the wall mounted rack is just a nice safe holder for spare build up modules & tips, I have 1 with 3 tips & modules the I swap with ones in my auto changer rack.
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    • #3
      mount it wherever you want

      Originally posted by Gregl View Post
      It will work, you manually change the modules,
      the wall mounted rack is just a nice safe holder for spare build up modules & tips, I have 1 with 3 tips & modules the I swap with ones in my auto changer rack.
      I am not sure what Grel is implying, but he's right, sort of. . . .

      I assume you want to have the software change tips automatically, not manually. PC-DMIS has no idea if the rack is mounted on the table or no, as long as it can reach it. You could mount it on a plywood extension for all the software cares, as long as its in the same place when it goes to pick up and drop off a tool. If the CMM can reach the wall where you mount the rack, then you are in business.

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      • #4
        I guess I'm looking for an illustration of a working setup. I can't really see any location on the CMM I can bolt the mounting bracket on without drilling holes which I am not wanting to do.
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        • #5
          Well, you cn make a bracket that will line up with holes on the table that will hold the rack in place, it may be ugly and big, but it could be done. OR, you could always get some kind of sissor clamp that will let you hold it down at one end of the table.
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          I've got one from September 2006 (bug ticket) which has finally been fixed in 2013.

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          • #6
            Is this a auto changer rack or a Module holder rack ? I have 1 of each,

            the auto changer is on the CMM( I believe it has to be.)

            and the module holder(which holds spare built up one that I swap wit ones in the autochanger rack)
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            • #7
              I have an MCR20 TP20 Autochanger Rack that I want mounted somewhere else other than the surface plate. Wouldn't it work no matter where it is after calibration?
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Underspec View Post
                I guess I'm looking for an illustration of a working setup. I can't really see any location on the CMM I can bolt the mounting bracket on without drilling holes which I am not wanting to do.
                If this is an MCR20, you can make a triangular plate with two holes that match the back of table(5" apart) and then one hole offset about 2". You can mount this in the back of the Discovery. If you make the offset only 2", the CMM can still reach this. This will free up another 2" in the back. I've made this for a Discovery before.

                [img]http://www.*******.com/images/MCR20RackAdapter.JPG[/img]


                Anywhere you put the rack, it will be in the travel of the CMM. Unfortunately, PCDMIS does not allow you to rotate the rack to 45º.
                Last edited by cmmguy; 02-12-2007, 03:22 PM.
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                • #9
                  I use double sided tape to secure my MCR20 rack to the surface plate. I located it near the X+ and Y+ travel limits to get it out of the way. It's been in the same spot for four years now.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by JHorton View Post
                    I use double sided tape to secure my MCR20 rack to the surface plate. I located it near the X+ and Y+ travel limits to get it out of the way. It's been in the same spot for four years now.

                    Wow, what kind of double sided tape are you using? I was thinking about double sided tape or some good velcro.
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                    • #11
                      JB Weld? Hope you like it where you put it.
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                      • #12
                        Adding a plate allows you to put in a hole pattern to suit. Double sided tape is a really good idea anyway. If you hit it, its not like it will fly off the table...

                        Although I WOULD like to see that (on someone elses machine..)
                        Jim Jewell

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by cmmguy View Post
                          If this is an MCR20, you can make a triangular plate with two holes that match the back of table(5" apart) and then one hole offset about 2". You can mount this in the back of the Discovery. If you make the offset only 2", the CMM can still reach this. This will free up another 2" in the back. I've made this for a Discovery before.

                          [img]http://www.*******.com/images/MCR20RackAdapter.JPG[/img]


                          Anywhere you put the rack, it will be in the travel of the CMM. Unfortunately, PCDMIS does not allow you to rotate the rack to 45º.
                          Wow, that is one heck of a star probe. How do you keep from false triggering that puppy???
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                          • #14
                            That setup ran with MeasureMax(sheffield) and I never had any false trigger problems. The controller auto-dampens during moves. Even the long styli wouldnt false trigger unless I moved with probe at A90. If false trigger became a problem(trigger lasted too long) I could disable the probe during moves without having to slow it down.
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                            • #15
                              Cool. My machine is so big and jerky that any small movement would cause that thing to false-trigger like mad...
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