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Next Generation Control Mill Operator's Manual

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Background edit lets you edit a program while a program runs. If you edit the active program, background edit creates a copy of the program until you overwrite the active program, save the edited program as a new program, or discard the program. The changes you make do not affect the program while it runs.

Background edit notes:

  • Press PROGRAM or MEMORY to exit background edit.
  • You cannot use CYCLE START during a background edit session. If the running program contains a programmed stop, you must exit background edit before you can use CYCLE START to continue the program.
  1. To edit the active program, press EDIT while the program runs.

    A copy of the active program appears in the PROGRAM GENERATION pane on the right-hand side of the screen.

  2. To edit a different program while the active program runs: Press LIST PROGRAM. Select the program that you want to edit. Press ALTER.

    The program appears in the PROGRAM GENERATION pane on the right-hand side of the screen.

  3. Edit the program.
  4. The changes that you make to the active program do not affect the program while it runs.
  5. If you background edit the active program, after the program finishes running, when you attempt to leave the screen, a popup gives the option to overwrite the program or discard your changes.
    • Pick the first item, Overwrite After End of Program, in the popup and press ENTER to overwrite the active program with your changes.
    • Pick the second item, Discard Changes, in the popup and press ENTER to discard all of your changes.

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.