Mode keys change the operational state of the machine. Each mode key is arrow shaped and points to the row of keys that perform functions related to that mode key. The current mode is always displayed in the top left of the screen, in Mode:Key display form.
List of EDIT Mode Keys and How They Operate
||Selects EDIT mode to edit programs in the control’s memory. Shows EDIT:EDIT in upper left display.|
||Enters text from the input line or the clipboard into the program at the cursor position.|
Replaces the highlighted command or text with text from the input line or the clipboard.
note: ALTER does not work for offsets.
||Deletes the item that the cursor is on, or deletes a selected program block.|
Undoes up to the last 9 edit changes, and deselects a highlighted block.
note: UNDO does not work for deleted highlighted blocks or to recover a deleted program.
List of MEMORY Mode Keys and How They Operate
||Selects memory mode. Programs are run from this mode, and the other keys in the MEM row control the ways in which the program is run. Shows OPERATION:MEM in upper left display.|
Toggles single block on or off. When single block is on, the control runs only one program block each time you press
||Checks actual machine movement without cutting a part.|
||Toggles optional stop on or off. When optional stop is on, the machine will stop when it reaches M01 commands.|
||Toggles block delete on or off. Program ignores (does not execute) items with a slash (“/”) when this option is enabled.|
List of MDI/DNC Mode Keys and How They Operate
|Manual Data Input / Direct Numerical Control||
||In MDI mode, you can run programs or blocks of code without saving them. DNC mode allows large programs to be "drip fed" into the control as they run. Shows EDIT:MDI/DNC in upper left display.|
||Turns the optional coolant on and off.|
||Rotates the spindle to a given position and then locks the spindle.|
|Automatic Tool Changer Forward / Reverse||
||Rotates the tool turret to the next / previous tool.|
List of HAND JOG Mode Keys and How They Operate
||Selects that amount to be jogged for each click of the jog handle. When the mill is in MM mode the first number is multiplied by ten when jogging the axis (e.g., .0001 becomes 0.001mm). The bottom number is used for dry run mode. Shows SETUP:JOG in upper left display.|
ZERO RETURN Mode Keys and How They Operate
Selects Zero Return mode, which displays axis location in four different categories, they are; Operator, Work G54, Machine, and Dist (distance) To Go. Press
Returns all axes to machine zero. This is similar to
||Sets selected values to zero.|
Returns one axis to machine zero. Press the desired axis letter on the Alpha keyboard and then press
Returns all axes to zero in rapid motion.
caution: All axes move immediately when you press this key. To prevent a crash, make sure the axis motion path is clear.
LIST PROGRAM Mode Keys and How They Operate
||Accesses a tabbed menu to load and save programs. Shows EDIT:LIST in upper left display.|
||Makes the highlighted program the active program.|
||Transmits programs out the optional RS-232 serial port.|
||Receives programs from the optional RS-232 serial port.|
||Deletes the selected program in List Program mode. Deletes the entire program in MDI mode.|