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    andronic XPanel Operation Instructions

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    2 andronic CNC XPanel Operating instructions Version V 1.1.01 Date 23.08.2012 Author Na/Vol/Pa Editing/Illustrations Pa Trade mark All product names or trademarks are properties of their respective owners. Copyright © andron GmbH 2012....

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    andronic CNC 3 XPanel Operating instructions Table of contents Table of contents .................................................................. 3 Revisions .............................................................................. 3 Notice ............................................

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    4 andronic CNC XPanel Operating instructions Notice In the creation of this manual, we have made the greatest effort and have taken the greatest care. We reserve the right to make changes to this manual and to the controller or the programs, which are made necessary by technical progress,...

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    andronic CNC 5 XPanel Operating instructions Use as directed Introduction andron products are developed and produced according to the latest technologies. They are not delivered unless they have been tested for service reliability. The products may only be used as directed. If they are not ...

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    6 andronic CNC XPanel Operating instructions Switch on, start-up phase, turn off Switch on The switching on of the control as well as the entire system can be realized in different ways, therefore observe the information of the machine manufacturer! Boot phase 1. Switch on the control...

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    andronic CNC 7 XPanel Operating instructions Switch off / Shut down For switching off the control as well as the whole machine pay attention to the following notes: To avoid data loss or hard disk damage the control must be shut down always in the correct way. That means the operating...

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    8 andronic CNC XPanel Operating instructions Operating system setting, system additions, user profiles, etc. Microsoft Windows XP Professional (SP3) is the installed operating system on the HMI computer of the andronic 3060. In order to guarantee the highest possible system perfor...

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    andronic CNC 9 XPanel Operating instructions Operating panel keys andron supports the control with a basic PLC program for the operating and control functions described below. It is possible that the machine manufacturer delivers his own PLC program with different functions and extensions...

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    andronic CNC 11 XPanel Operating instructions

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    12 andronic CNC XPanel Operating instructions The XPanel user interface Introduction The pleasantly designed and clearly structured operating interface can be operated intuitively. The Microsoft .NET based panel has various configuration possibilities and can be adjusted problem-free to t...

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    andronic CNC 13 XPanel Operating instructions XPanel pictograms of the status area Operating modes: Stop is shown in the event of an Emergency Stop, the empty pictogram is shown when the CNC could not initialized correctly. For the meaning of the remaining pictograms, see description of ...

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    14 andronic CNC XPanel Operating instructions Overview of the eight main groups Status Zero points Tool Management Cycles Programs Service

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    andronic CNC 15 XPanel Operating instructions Configurable main menu E/M (Error and Messages)

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    16 andronic CNC XPanel Operating instructions The status display The main menu of the status display The status display is divided into 16 fields of equal size. These fields can be configured for each language via the XML file ...\andron\Panel\Plugins\State.Config. Illustration: Divisio...

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    andronic CNC 17 XPanel Operating instructions At present, the following controls are available. StatePosit2x2 (2x2): (Standard display) Metric display of a max. of 5 axes. The axis designator, machine with reference status, workpiece with manual preset offset, remaining path and dimen...

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    18 andronic CNC XPanel Operating instructions StateMDIAlpha (2x2): MDI Control: Input of multi-line NC block instructions. The length of the MDI source is limited by the size of the transfer buffer. MDI is enabled by pressing the function key F8 MDI or by clicking into the text input...

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    andronic CNC 19 XPanel Operating instructions StateGMSrcView1 (2x2): Display of the NC block currently to be executed in the CNC, including the filename, the current and maximum line number and a max. of 3 single-line texts. The texts are defined in the NC block via G23. The NC block can ...

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    20 andronic CNC XPanel Operating instructions Controls not used at the present time StateVersionInfo (2x2): Display of the installed versions of the individual modules. In contrast to the control version, not the entire information is available for the demo versions. StateGM (1x1): Displ...

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    andronic CNC 21 XPanel Operating instructions Zero points , Manage Zeropoint offsets The main menu of the zero points Illustration: The main menu of the zero points F2 Preset Manual: Definition of the workpiece zero point This input screen can be used to offset the workpiece zero poi...

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    22 andronic CNC XPanel Operating instructions F3 Preset Table: Saved preset offset In the same way as the zero point offsets, a preset offset (G51) can also be stored. In contrast to the zero points, the preset table contains all 10 possible groups. Preset offsets can be stored as the r...

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    andronic CNC 23 XPanel Operating instructions Tool management Overview of functions  any number of tool magazines  100 tool magazine slots per tool magazine  clear overview of the magazine slots  tool status information in the magazine table  any number of tools per tool typ...

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    24 andronic CNC XPanel Operating instructions F2 Tool Management / Tool Library As a result of the two-level tool type / tool display, a tool can be quickly created, edited, deleted, renamed and duplicated. Moreover, all tool magazines can be searched for the selected tool. Since the ...

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    andronic CNC 25 XPanel Operating instructions  Additional correction values: Apart from the length and the radius of the tool, it is possible to call up from the NC program the length and radius data for 8 further pairs of correction values. To this end, the NC address "D" o...

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    26 andronic CNC XPanel Operating instructions F3 Magazine Management Magazine selection: The control can manage any desired number of magazine assignment tables. Since these tables are stored as files, only characters also allowed in the NT file system (NTFS) can be used. The name of m...

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    andronic CNC 27 XPanel Operating instructions  F2 Edit: edits the selected slot entry. Instead of F2, it is also possible to use the Enter key or a double-click. The T-number may have a max. of 8 digits and only appear once in the assignment. The tool type is...

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    28 andronic CNC XPanel Operating instructions F4 Tool Management - Settings Optional tool management settings. 1. Tool with expired tool life is inserted after inquiry, if no other tool is available. This option is intended to facilitate that a tool is used longer than the entered t...

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    andronic CNC 29 XPanel Operating instructions RESET RESET of the error state of the tool change has not been canceled in the defined state !! The tool change is monitored internally by the control. If, due to a power cut or similar events, an undefined state should occur during the tool ...

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    30 andronic CNC XPanel Operating instructions Cycles The main menu of the cycles Illustration: The main menu of the cycles Here it is possible to execute setup cycles, edit the parameter sets cycle, establish presettings, display measuring data and organize job lists. F2 Setup Cycles...

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    andronic CNC 31 XPanel Operating instructions F3 Cycles – Data Sets For all cycles, a max. of 1000 (0-999) parameter sets can be created, edited and saved. The cycles are divided into five groups:  Drilling and milling cycles  Measuring cycles  Set-up cycles  Continuous op...

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    32 andronic CNC XPanel Operating instructions F5 Cycles – Measuring Results View measuring results or measuring data from various cycles. Here is the main menu for the following measuring results:  G789 – Timer  G789 – Time Stamp  G789 – Start Delay  G381 – Laser ...

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    andronic CNC 33 XPanel Operating instructions Programs The main menu "Programs" Illustration: The main menu "Programs" General: the lists in B1 and B2 can be sorted. The column in which sorting takes place and whether it is done ascending or descending order, can be s...

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    34 andronic CNC XPanel Operating instructions An Expert Mode project is advantageous when starting up a program. Once the project has been selected, the ID file can be modified by means of the menu by pressing F2 and then transferred to the CNC together with the relevant program by press...

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    andronic CNC 35 XPanel Operating instructions Array Program Administration (B1) NC Programs Here new NC blocks can be created, modified, visualized, compiled and transferred to the CNC. F1 New: Creates a new NC block F2 Edit: Edits an existing NC block using a convenient NC...

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    36 andronic CNC XPanel Operating instructions F9 Visualization of the NC block by means of 3Division Basic (requires activation in dongle) F10 Behind organization, a new function bar is hidden. It allows NC blocks to be renamed and also to be deleted. When deleting, a multiple se...

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    andronic CNC 37 XPanel Operating instructions Array Program Administration (B1) anlog-C Programs Here program and IDN are selected and transferred to the CNC for execution. F8 Transfers program and IDN to the CNC F10 Behind organization, a new function bar is hidden. It allows the ID f...

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    38 andronic CNC XPanel Operating instructions Array Database (B2) In the Database area, the existing valid databases are displayed. If the user has administrator rights, the system database paths are also displayed. By default, they are shown in red. The color can be changed by making a...

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    andronic CNC 39 XPanel Operating instructions Service The Service main menu Illustration: The Service main menu Here the basic configuration of the control and of the drives is established. Changes to the control and drive configuration may only be made by trained skilled personnel! ...

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    40 andronic CNC XPanel Operating instructions F3 Pallet Management Configure pallet management Further information can be found in the Help "Ncsatz_Konfiguration.chm". F4 Position Recording Record drive or control positions.

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    andronic CNC 41 XPanel Operating instructions F5 Configuration – GM-Code GM-Program settings (approaching moves, external M-Commands, Block Scan, special system events, offsets, options) The pages External M functions and Options describe the functionality of the HMI in the main...

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    42 andronic CNC XPanel Operating instructions F6 System Applications The system programs are used for configuring the control and the machine. The control should always be shut down by pressing F8 ShutDown, because this function first checks whether a program is still being executed on ...

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    andronic CNC 43 XPanel Operating instructions F7 External M-Functions Note: If there are no external M functions (no DLL installed), the function will be shown in the overview, but it cannot be selected. F8 Service – User programs Apart from the page of system programs, t...

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    44 andronic CNC XPanel Operating instructions F2 I/O assignment provides all the information on the signals of the 37-pin Sub-D socket, on the InterBus-S, the NCIO card and NCM X1X port. F3 VersInfo provides the version information of individual control components, but also on anoth...

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    andronic CNC 45 XPanel Operating instructions Error and Messages Errors and messages that have occurred during operation are visible in the compressed Error/Message display under the main window. In contrast, in the E/M main menu, an entire page each is available for displaying...

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