Manual Data Input (MDI)

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Manual Data Input (MDI) lets you command automatic CNC moves without a formal program. Your input stays on the MDI input page until you delete it.

MDI Input Page Example

  1. Press MDI/DNC to enter MDI mode.
  2. Type program commands in the window. Press CYCLE START to execute the commands.
  3. If you want to save the program you created in MDI as a numbered program: Press HOME to place the cursor at the beginning of the program. Type a new program number. Program numbers must follow standard program number format (Onnnnn). Press ALTER.

    The control saves your program to memory and clears the MDI input page. You can find the new program in the MEMORY tab in the Device Manager menu (press LIST PROGRAM).

  4. Press ERASE PROGRAM to delete everything from the MDI input page.

Be aware: Many service and repair procedures should be done only by authorized personnel. The service technicians at your Haas Factory Outlet (HFO) have the training, experience, and are certified to do these tasks safely and correctly. You should not do machine repair or service procedures unless you are qualified and knowledgeable about the processes.

Danger: Some service procedures can be dangerous or life-threatening. DO NOT attempt a procedure that you do not completely understand. Contact your Haas Factory Outlet (HFO) and schedule a service technician visit if you have any doubts about doing a procedure.