When machining complex jobs such as die molds or complex engraving jobs which can take a long time to machine, power failure or broken tool means that you need to start the entire gcode file from start. Restarting the gcode file from start is very time and resource consuming. To be able to effectively restart your machining process from where you left, MASSO has a Resuming Program or Jump to Line feature (from software v3.30).
With this feature the current gcode line number is saved into a high speed internal memory and even if the machine is powered off while machining, MASSO will automatically store that last line number in memory.
On power up, a message in displayed on the gcode list with the last line number that was running
After this please load the gcode file from the F6-Load File screen and go to F2-Program & MDI screen
Now press CTRL+J to open the Resuming Program window.
The last line number will automatically be filled and depending on your program, please go back a few line from the last running line so that the machining is resumed a few lines before it stopped.
Next click Start from line button and MASSO will process the gcode file up to the line number entered by you. When done MASSO will calculate all the machining parameters from the gcode file as below:
Calculate the X, Y and Z axis position to resume machining from.
Cutting feedrate as per gcode.
Spindle RPM and direction.
Carefully check the information and click the Run button.
Next MASSO will resume the machining cycle as below:
Move Z axis up to the homing position.
Change tool if a different tool is required.
Sets the status of any output if used with M62 or M63 codes.
Start spindle at the requested RPM and direction.
Start Coolant/Mist as per gcode.
Goto X & Y resume position.
Move Z axis down to the cutting position and start machining at the feedrate as per gcode file.