Unfortunately, I have been plagued with an intermittent issue with the steady rest not disengaging. That definitely throws a wrench into the mix when trying to run in auto mode. There is a lot of stopping and starting. I will have to look into it more tomorrow. It seems that either the pneumatic control valve may have to be rebuilt or there is a wiring issue to the control valve.
It's been a long day. I was at the shop nearly 12 hours. I'm taking off all my hats and going to bed so I can be fresh in the morning to leap this new hurdle.