Mode Keys

Classic Control - Lathe Operator's Manual

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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

Name Key Function
Edit EDIT Selects EDIT mode to edit programs in the control’s memory. Shows EDIT:EDIT in upper left display.
Insert INSERT Enters text from the input line or the clipboard into the program at the cursor position.
Alter ALTER Replaces the highlighted command or text with text from the input line or the clipboard.
note: ALTER does not work for offsets.
Delete DELETE Deletes the item that the cursor is on, or deletes a selected program block.
Undo UNDO 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

Name Key Function
Memory MEMORY 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.
Single Block SINGLE BLOCK Toggles single block on or off. When single block is on, the control runs only one program block each time you press CYCLE START.
Dry Run DRY RUN Checks actual machine movement without cutting a part.
Optional Stop OPTION STOP Toggles optional stop on or off. When optional stop is on, the machine will stop when it reaches M01 commands.
Block Delete BLOCK DELETE 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

Name Key Function
Manual Data Input/Direct Numeric Control MDI/DNC In MDI mode, you can write a program, but it is not entered into memory. DNC mode lets you “drip feed” large programs into the control (refer to the DNC mode section).
Coolant COOLANT Turns the optional coolant on and off. Press SHIFT and then COOLANT to turn on the optional High-Pressure Coolant (HPC). Because HPC and regular coolant share a common orifice, you cannot activate both at the same time.
Spindle Jog SPINDLE JOG Rotates the spindle at the speed selected in Setting 98 (Spindle Jog RPM).
Turret Forward TURRET FWD Rotates the tool turret forward to the next sequential tool. If Tnn is entered on the input line, the turret will advance in the forward direction to tool nn.
Turret Reverse TURRET REV Rotates the tool turret backward to the previous tool. If Tnn is entered on the input line, the turret will advance in the reverse direction to tool nn.

List of HAND JOG Mode Keys and How They Operate

Name Key Function
.0001/.1 .0001 /.1, .001 / 1, .01 / 10, .1 / 100 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.

List of ZERO RETURN Mode Keys and How They Operate

Name Key Function
Zero Return ZERO RETURN Selects Zero Return mode, which displays axis location in four different categories, they are; Operator, Work G54, Machine, and Dist (distance) To Go. Press POSITION or PAGE UP/PAGE DOWN to switch between the categories. Shows SETUP:ZERO in upper left display.
All ALL Returns all axes to machine zero. This is similar to POWER UP/RESTART, except a tool change does not occur.
Origin ORIGIN Sets selected values to zero.
Single SINGLE Returns one axis to machine zero. Press the desired axis letter on the Alpha keyboard and then press SINGLE.
Home G28 HOME G28 Returns all axes to zero in rapid motion. HOME G28 will also home a single axis in the same manner as SINGLE.
caution: All axes move immediately when you press this key. To prevent a crash, make sure the axis motion path is clear.

List of LIST PROGRAM Mode Keys and How They Operate

Name Key Function
List Programs LIST PROGRAM Accesses a tabbed menu to load and save programs. Shows EDIT:LIST in upper left display.
Select Programs SELECT PROGRAM Makes the highlighted program the active program.
Send SEND Transmits programs out the optional RS-232 serial port.
Receive RECEIVE Receives programs from the optional RS-232 serial port.
Erase Program ERASE PROGRAM Deletes the selected program in List Program mode. Deletes the entire program in MDI mode.

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.