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    4200T CNC ControlTraining Guide

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    4200T CNC ControlTraining Guide

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    Turning the Control ON1After the control has been turned ON press F10 to continue.Then press ENTER to select CNC mode.F10

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    Main Areas of the Display2Command linefor MANUAL (MDI)instructionsActive G and M codesPosition relative to machine homePosition relative to part zeroTOOL informationHELP MenuLOOP, DWELL CountersSPINDLE / FEEDDisplaysTarget or position to reachDistance to go to reach targetFixture Offset Indicator...

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    Alternative Display - Function Keys3The Function (or F keys) activate the Mode shown directly above on the Display screen.The meaning of F keys change, depending upon what Mode of operation is selected.Example: With the AUTO Mode selected the F keys have the following meanings, shown below Positi...

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    6.Alfa - Numeric key boardNote :- Most used key are yellow . Most key also double functions , theshift key is use to use secondary functions. DACDCBFGHIKLJMOPNQSTRUWVX897Y564Z2310<{$Clear keyEnter keyCursor keysSpace keyShift key>^[]!~@}_‘/?:%“|;/()#*&=‘....

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    MANUAL MOVES4In MANUAL mode moves can be made in 3 different waysMOVING WITH HANDWHEELS1) Activate the handwheel(s) by pressing2) Turn the jog mode selector switch on the MANUAL PANEL to 100, 10 or 1to select the feedrate required (100=fast, 10=medium, 1=slow)MOVING WITH JOG MOVEMENTS1) Turn the ...

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    5MOVING WITH COMMANDSType commands as needed and press the START button located on the MANUAL PANELEXAMPLE:Type: G0 G90 Z10 and press StartZ axis goes to Z10 in ABS and RAPIDEXAMPLE:Type G97 S1000 M3 and press START to start the spindle at a fixed 1000 rpm.MOST COM...

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    6CALIBRATING TOOLSCalibrating The Z Axis1) Access the Tool table by pressing F9 TOOL in manual mode2) Move the Tool to the face of the part (using either the Handwheels or Jog keys) and make a skim cutF93) Without moving the Tool in the Z axis, Press F8 Calib Z Calib ZTOOL

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    7CALIBRATING TOOLSCalibrating The X Axis1) Access the Tool table by pressing F9 TOOL in manual mode2) Move the Tool to the diameter of the part (using either Handwheels or Jog keys) and make a skim cutF93) Without moving the Tool in the X axis, Press F7 Calib X4) Measure and enter the diameter o...

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    CALIBRATING TOOLS4) Enter the remaining information, move the cursor to RADIUS and enter the value of the tool nose radius5) To enter the Location code of the tool, Press: Use the arrow Keys to select the the type of tool to be used and press EnterRepeat the procedure for additional tools withou...

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    A program must be created, then Selected and finally edited9CREATING A PROGRAMPress Enter to enter the program in the directoryType the program name (Maximum 8 letters/numbers)Then pressF2F44.5"4.05"4.00"0.05" x 45 Deg. Chamfer 0.10" x 45 Deg. Chamfer TOOLS REQUIREDOPERA...

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    PART PROGRAMThe program can be typed directly in the editor or through the interactive HELP menu.Use help when in doubt about what function to use or the meaning of it’s parameters.To use HELP press :Example: Use HELP for the threading cycle in the program10F1G70 G90 G0 X0 Z0 T0 *INCH, AB...

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    11Select Threading by pressing the key Followed by for the Uni directional threading cycle G832)7&

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    12Please note1) All dimensions are relative to the current position of the tool. The tool MUST be programmed in the correct position before using this function, in particular, it must be 0.1” (2mm) clear of the diameter to be machined (add 0.2” (4mm) to the diameter to be machined).2) All dis...

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    Draw graphics shows a graphical representation of all programmed moves. 1) To DRAW a program the control must be in the page. 2) Hi-lite the program name to be drawn using the arrow keys……………3) Press to access the Draw screen4) Press ...

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    TO RUN PART14After ensuring the program graphics correspond to the desired tool path:- Exit the Editor - verify the program is SELECTED - then leave the program page returning into MANUAL mode- Ensure the SERVOS are turned ON.- As a precaution turn the FEED OVERRIDE button to 0%Then Press:Allow ...

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    15THE SHAPE EDITOR :- The shape editor will create subprograms that can be used in the main program:- A main program must be created before using the shape editor. - Hi-Lite the created program prior to entering the shape editor.- Geometry can be used to assist in the creation of the a shape.Line...

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    Shape Editing ToolsLine tool is selectedZ Move (M to toggle INC or ABS move)X Move (M to toggle INC or ABS move)X & Z Move combined (M to toggle INC or ABS move)Move a distance R (radius) and angle A. (INC movement)Move to Z position at an angleMove to Z position at an angleArc tool is sel...

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    17When the Geometry toolis selected,Pressing the ENTER key toggles the selection of either POINTS, LINES or ARC definitionsPoint defined by co-ordinates X and ZPoint at a position X & Z from a previously defined pointPoint at a distance R and an angle A from a previously defined pointPoint at...

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    18Creating a SHAPE ( The Hitch Ball ) 1.0”RR0.375”2.20”2.375”0.5”Creating the Geometry ELEMENT 2 = Z LINEWith Z Axis Line Hi-litedpress ENTER, at promptEnter Z value: -2.375Press the ENTER keyELEMENT 3 = RADIUS TANGENT WITH 2 ELEMENTSWith Rnd Hi-lited press ENTERAt prompt Enter R value...

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    Creating the Shape Once the geometry is defined Press F3 Next with Create hi-lited press ENTER to create the Shape At the prompt Select Point Definition: Use the point definition X,Zto define a Start Point located at X0and Z0.1.Then use the Z line tool to generate the first movement towards th...

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    20Programming using the shapeWhen the Shape has been drawn, EXITfrom the Shape Editor. The shape is now considered by the system as a SUBPROGRAMand the number of the subprogram has to be the same as the number of the SHAPE. The first Shape created will be Shape 1 the second Shape will be Shape ...

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    SAVING PROGRAMS TO DISK21Saving a program onto a diskPrograms will remain in the memory of the control when turned off. However programs MUST BE SAVED on a diskette to safeguard them from misuse and accidental deletion. Follow these steps to save a program onto a diskette (a pre-formatted disk m...

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    22Programs can be restored into the control if they have been previously saved on a disk. From the MANUAL mode press then press SHIFTNext, press select “A:” and press ENTERUsing the arrow keys hi-lite the program(s) to be resto...

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    4200T CNC ControlProgram Management

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    1CNC KEYBOARD - COMPUTER KEYBOARD KEYSTRIKE EQUIVALENTSThis presentation can be used either on Machine installed software or Offline software. The chart below shows the machine keyboard keys and also the standard computer keyboard keys. FUNCTIONCNC KEYBOARDCOMPUTER KEYBOARDZ Axis CommandX Axis ...

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    INTRODUCTION 2The Program Directory provides access to all the program management and disk utilities. These functions include Creating, Selecting, Deleting, Undeleting and Copying programs.The Program Directory also provides access to the Floppy Drive utilities.Accessing PROGRAM DIRECTORY page.(1...

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    3Method No.2 Copying and using an existing program.If a similar program to that required already exists, it may be copied and given a new name. This allows similarly formatted programs to be used without having to re-type the information.(1) Using the keys Hi-lite the existing ...

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    4UtilityTo UNDELETE / RESTORE a deleted program.Should a program become accidentally deleted the following method can be used to restore the program. NOTE: The restore capability of the system is determined by the space available on the drive.If the space on the drive where the program was stor...

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    5To COPY a program to the A: Drive (Floppy Disk).The 4200T control uses the C:\ drive and the USER directory to store programs within the system. When in the PROGRAM directory the drive and directory are displayed in the lower left corner of the screen. The 4200T use...

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    6To COPY a program from the A: Drive (Floppy Disk) to the Program Directory C:\USERThe 4200T uses the A:/ drive for the Floppy Disk Drive. Programs may be copied to or copied from the Floppy Drive individually or in multiples. To view or copy the programs on a Floppy Disk, the operator must first...

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    7Continued….To return to the Program Directory the LOG back to C:\(1) Press (Shift) this will change the descriptions of the F keys,(2) Press This shows a menu of the drives that the operator can view on screen.(2) Hi-li...

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    8To COPY all the program files to the A: (Floppy Disk) when using the Shape Editor continued…..The 4200T uses the C:/USER drive in the Program Directory. Upon entering the Program Directory the programs displayed will all have an extension of .GTo view all the program files described on the pr...

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    9To COPY all the program files to the A: (Floppy Disk) when using the Shape Editor continued…..An alternative method is also provided to obtain the screen showing all programs with all extensions Directory. This method is completed using the and keys. This sequence of k...

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    10To COPY all the program files to the A: (Floppy Disk) when using the Shape Editor continued…..To COPY all the EXAMPLE program files shown below complete the following:(1) Use the keys to Hi-lite the first program to be copied (EXAMPLE.1) to the Floppy Drive (2) Using the ...

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    4200T CNC ControlShape Editor Programming Example

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    STEP BY STEP CREATION OF A PROGRAM USING THE SHAPE EDITOR 2The following presentation shows a step by step procedure of how to create a part program using theAnilam 4200T Lathe Control. This procedure details the use of the interactive Shape Editor that creates the part profile through simple ent...

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    3(3) To Edit the EXAMPLE program use the keys to hi-lite the program name.(4) Press: to enter the file editor.NOTE: Using Method 1 type in the program data shown below, orUsing Method 2 edit the copied program to give the program data shown below.The ...

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    4THE SHAPE EDITOR OVERVIEW- The Shape Editor is used to create subprograms (tool paths) that can be used in the main program- A main program must be created before using the Shape Editor. - Hi-Lite the created program prior to entering the Shape Editor.- Geometry tool can be used to assist in the...

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    52.30"0.1" x 45 DEG. CHAMFER 0.875" RAD0.75" DIA0.275" RAD2.0" DIASTOCKPART PROGRAM EXAMPLEThe part drawing below shows the component that will be used for the example programusing the Shape Editor. WARNING Read the following notes if you intend to use this...

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    (7) Use the keys to hi-lite the Geometry tool press totoggle to Arc definitions.(8) Use the keys to hi-lite the Radius / Center point definition.(9) Press At the prompt type in press(10) With the...

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    Describing the Line Definitions(14) Use the keys to hi-lite the Geometry tool press to toggle to Line definitions.(15) Use the keys to hi-lite the X Line definition.(16) Press At the prompt type in ...

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    Describing the Point Definitions continued8(23) Press At the prompt type in press(24) Press At the prompt type in pressThe screen below shows the 6 elements that make up the required geometry. Element No.1 = 0.875” radius circle, wit...

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    (32) Press the key, this brings up a menu, with Create hi-lited Press(26) At the prompt and with the X,Z point definition hi-lited, Press(27) At the prompt type in Press (28)...

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    10(32) Press the key, this brings up Function keys that allow the shape cursor to be moved around the shape (Back, Forw).(33) Using the key, position the cursor at the intersection where the chamfer is required.(34) Using ...

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    11(40) With the “radius” icon remaining hi-lited, Press(41) At the prompt type in the size of radius PressThis completes the creation of the Shape. The Shape now represents the Tool Path that the G73Area Clearance Cycle will utilise to both Rough and ...

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    12(43) With the program hi-lited Press(44) To fit (size) the graphic program display to the screen, Press(45) With Fit hi-lited, Press This will both size the graphic to the screen and show ALL movements w...

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