Live Image Tool Setup

Classic Control - Lathe Operator's Manual

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Tool data is stored in offsets in the IPS tabs. Live Image uses this information to draw and simulate the tool in the cut. Required dimensions can be found in a tooling supplier’s catalog or by measuring the tool.

note: Setup parameter entry boxes are grayed out if they do not apply to the selected tool.

Tool Setup

note: Tool offset data may be entered for up to 50 tools.

The following section shows part of a lathe program that is cutting a piece of stock. The program and the appropriate tool setting illustrations follows:

% o40002 (LIVE IMAGE TOOL SETUP); (G54 X0 is at the center of rotation) ; (Z0 is on face of the part) ; (T1 is an OD cutting tool) ; (BEGIN PREPARATION BLOCKS) ; T101 (Select tool and offset 1) ; G00 G18 G20 G40 G80 G99 (Safe startup) ; G50 S1000 (Limit spindle to 1000 RPM) ; G97 S500 M03 (CSS off, Spindle on CW) ; G00 G54 X6.8 Z0.1 (Rapid to 1st position) ; M08 (Coolant on) ; G96 S200 (CSS on) ; (BEGIN CUTTING BLOCKS) ; G71 P1 Q2 D0.25 U0.02 W0.005 F0.025 (Begin G71) ; N1 G00 G40 X2. (Begin toolpath, TNC off) ; G01 X2.75 Z0. (Linear feed) ; G01 X3. Z-0.125 (Linear feed) ; G01 X3. Z-1.5 (Linear feed) ; G01 X4.5608 Z-2.0304 (Linear feed) ; G03 X5. Z-2.5606 R0.25 (Feed CCW) ; G01 X5. Z-3.75 (Linear feed) ; G02 X5.5 Z-4. R0.25 (Feed CW) ; G01 X6.6 Z-4. (Linear feed) ; N2 G01 G40 X6.8 Z-4. (Linear feed) ; (BEGIN COMPLETION BLOCKS) ; G97 S500 (CSS off) ; G00 G53 X0 M09 (X home, coolant off) ; G53 Z0 M05 (Z home, spindle off) ; M30 (End program) ; %

[1] T101 Settings , and [2] Part worked from T101 Settings.

Sample Tool Setup Screens

Tool Setup: [1] Drill, [2] ID Bore

Tool Setup: [1] OD Grove, [2] ID Groove

Tool Setup: [1] OD Thread, [2] ID Thread

Tool Setup: [1] Tap, [2] Face Groove

  1. From the stock setup tab, press CANCEL, select the TOOL tab and press ENTER.
  2. Select the tool number, type, and enter the specific parameters required for that tool (i.e., offset number, length, thickness, shank size, etc.).

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.