Short programs looped many times do not reset the chip conveyor if the intermittent feature is activated. The conveyor continues to start and stop at the commanded times. Refer to page 5 for information on the conveyor interval settings.
The screen displays the spindle and axis loads, the current feed and speed, positions, and the currently active codes while a program runs. Different display modes change the information that is displayed.
To clear all offsets and macro variables, press ORIGIN at the Active Work Offset screen. The control displays a popup menu. Pick Clear Work Offsets for the displayed message Are you sure you want to Zero(Y/N). If Y is entered, all the work offsets (macros) in the area being displayed are set to zero. The values in the Current Commands display pages can be cleared as well. The Tool Life, Tool Load, and Timer registers are cleared by selecting the one to clear and pressing ORIGIN. To clear everything in a column, scroll to the top of the column onto the title and press ORIGIN.
To select another program enter the program number (
To transfer or save a program in MDI to the list of programs position the cursor at the beginning of the MDI program, enter a program number (
Program Review - Program Review allows the operator to move the cursor and review a copy of the active program on the right side of the display screen, and view the same program as it runs on the left side of the screen. To display a copy of the active program in the Inactive Program display, press F4 while the Edit pane contains the active program.
Background Edit - This feature edits while a program runs. Press EDIT until the background Edit pane (on the right side of the screen) is active. Select a program to edit from the list and press ENTER. Press SELECT PROGRAM from this pane to select another program. Edits are possible as the program runs, however, edits to the running program will not take effect until the program ends with an
Graphics Zoom Window - F2 activates the zoom window when in Graphics mode. PAGE DOWN zooms in and page up expands the view. Use the arrow keys to move the window over the desired area of the part and press ENTER. Press F2 and HOME to see full table view.
To Copy Programs - In Edit mode, a program can be copied into another program, a line, or a block of lines in a program. Define a block with the F2 key, then move the cursor to the last program line to define, press F2 or ENTER to highlight the block. Select another program to copy the selection to. Move the cursor to the point where the copied block is moved and press INSERT.
To Load Files - Select multiple files in the device manager, then press F2 to select a destination.
To Edit Programs - Press F4 while in Edit mode to display another version of the current program in the right-hand pane. Different portions of the programs can be edited alternately by pressing EDIT to switch from one side to the other. The program is updated once switched to the other program.
To Duplicate a Program - An existing program can be duplicated in List Program mode. To do this, select the program number to duplicate, type in a new program number (
Several programs can be sent to the serial port. Highlight the desired programs from the program list to select them and press ENTER. Press SEND to transfer the files.