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    March 2000 Table of ContentsiFadalOperator Manual Table of ContentsPower On/Off ...................................................................................................................................... 3Pre-Startup Checks .................................................................

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    ii Table of ContentsMarch 2000FadalOperator ManualRun Mode............................................................................................................................................. 29Auto, Running a Program ..........................................................................

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    March 2000 Table of ContentsiiiFadalOperator ManualCommands .......................................................................................................................................... 65Command Use Summary ...............................................................................

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    iv Table of ContentsMarch 2000FadalOperator ManualTA COMMAND......................................................................................................... 105Adding a Program to the End of the Program in Memory............................................... 107Output, to Tape Punch or ...

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    Operator ManualFadal

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    2 February 2001FadalOperator ManualThis reference covers the following Vertical Machining Centers:VMC-15VMC-15XTVMC-2016LVMC-2216VMC-2216HTVMC-3016VMC-3016LVMC-3016HTVMC-3020VMC-4020VMC-4020HTVMC-4020AVMC-4525VMC-5020AVMC-6030VMC-8030© Copyright 2001 Fadal Machining Centers.All rights reserved.

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    February 2001Section 1: Power On/Off3FadalOperator ManualSection 1: Power On/OffPre-Startup Checks1) Check the oil levels. The sight glass on thereservoir should be showing one inch or moreof oil (See Figure 1-1). The spindle oiler mayhave oil in it for as long as six months. Theway-lube oiler ma...

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    4Section 1: Power On/OffFebruary 2001FadalOperator Manual4) Check the Spindle Cooler Reservoir once amonth. Keep the fluid level filled to one inchfrom the top of the reservoir (See Figure 1-4). 5) Power on the VMC. On the main power box,lift the knife switch to the upward position.Next, press th...

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    February 2001Section 1: Power On/Off5FadalOperator ManualAutomatic Cold StartThe SYSTEM 97 program is designed to automatically find the origin of themachine (alignment of the x, y, and z-axis). The pendant screen displays thedistance it takes for the machine to move to its origin.WARNING: If the...

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    6Section 1: Power On/OffFebruary 2001FadalOperator Manual3) Press the START button to begin motion to the last home positionestablished by the set commands.Wrong Power Off ProcedureIf the VMC was improperly powered off, the wrong power off screen, shown inFigure 1-9, will display.WARNING: Before ...

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    February 2001Section 1: Power On/Off7FadalOperator Manual5) This procedure is complete when the move to last home position screen isdisplayed (See Figure 1-11).a) The last home position will not display if an auto start-up program isin memory.b) The auto start-up program is named O9998. (See auto...

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    8Section 1: Power On/OffFebruary 2001FadalOperator Manuala warm-up or start-up program was used after power-on, it had to be accessedin the program library and activated. The operator then entered the auto modeto run it and then would switch back again. This action is now automatic andsaves time ...

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    February 2001Section 1: Power On/Off9FadalOperator ManualPower Off ProcedureThe Fadal CNC 88HS can be turned off at any time without loss of memorybecause of the battery backed memory board. The power-on procedure states that the axis markers must be aligned beforethe CS command is used. This can...

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    February 2001Section 2: Pendant11FadalOperator ManualSection 2: PendantVideo ON/OFF SwitchWhen the machine is idle for long periods of time, the video screen should beturned off. This is necessary when the machine is left on overnight. If themachine is left on overnight, press the EMERGENCY STOP ...

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    12Section 2: PendantFebruary 2001FadalOperator Manualmiddle of the line. It must appear before the sequence number.EXAMPLE:N4 Z.25 F20./N5 L101 * With the block skip on, the program will skip line five.N6 X2.4 *With the block skip on, this line will be machined after line N4To add a “/” to a ...

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    February 2001Section 2: Pendant13FadalOperator ManualAlternate NOEDIT FeatureThe NOEDIT feature is used to prohibit the operator from editing or punching(downloading) the program in memory. The only thing allowed is to delete theprogram from memory. Any editing should be accomplished in an editor...

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    14Section 2: PendantFebruary 2001FadalOperator ManualHow to Display the Position Read-out:1) Press the JOG button to see the positioning read-out.2) From the command mode, type MD then press the ENTER button or pressthe MANUAL button to see the positioning read-out.3) Press the AUTO button to see...

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    February 2001Section 2: Pendant15FadalOperator ManualManual Data Input DisplayThe MDI screen will display themodal codes in effect and thedistance to go. This screen issimilar to the positioning read-outscreen in Auto (See Figure 2-5). Large Format DisplayDepressing the = key during Autowill ena...

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    16Section 2: PendantFebruary 2001FadalOperator Manual4) Two letter commands are used to get into other modes, and the MANUALkey is used to get back to the command mode.Note: The MANUAL key is also used to enter the MDI mode.Quick Keys MenuThere are three separate prompting menus within the machin...

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    February 2001Section 2: Pendant17FadalOperator ManualThe primary use of the MANUAL key is to get into the command mode. Beloware examples of how the MANUAL key is used to access the command modefrom various modes.1) To go from the manual data input (MDI) mode to the command mode, atany time press...

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    18Section 2: PendantFebruary 2001FadalOperator ManualNote: The control will only recognize characters to the left of the cursor, whenthe ENTER button is pressed. From the Example above, only the letter Awould be recognized if the ENTER button is pressed.ENTER NEXT COMMAND AU< Press the letter...

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    February 2001Section 2: Pendant19FadalOperator ManualThe insert mode was used as an Example above, however, the DELETE buttonworks the same way in the modes mentioned above, and it can be pressed asoften as required.The DEL key may also be used to delete a line of code from the program whilein th...

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    February 2001Section 3: Jog Mode21FadalOperator ManualSection 3: Jog ModeJog Using the Manual Pulse Generator1) At the “Enter Next Command” prompt, or any function menu mode, pressthe JOG button to get into the jog mode.2) Select the axis to be jogged with the axis selector switch, located di...

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    22Section 3: Jog ModeFebruary 2001FadalOperator ManualJog Using the Keyboard1) At the Enter Next Command prompt or any function menu mode, press theJOG key to get into the jog mode.2) Select the axis to be jogged by pressing the corresponding letter from thekeyboard.3) Select the direction to jog...

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    February 2001Section 3: Jog Mode23FadalOperator Manual4) To move the tool in a plus direction, turn the manual pulse generator in theclockwise direction.5) To move the tool in a minus direction, turn the manual pulse generator inthe counterclockwise direction.6) The feed rate potentiometer has no...

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    24Section 3: Jog ModeFebruary 2001FadalOperator ManualSingle Step, Jog Away FromThe operator can jog away from the current location when the machine iswaiting to execute the next block, in the single step mode. The control willautomatically return the axes to the original position if desired.1) F...

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    February 2001Section 3: Jog Mode25FadalOperator ManualWARNING: If the spindle and coolant were turned off, they must be turn onagain by the operator before the START button is pressed.WARNING: Before the START button is pressed, the z-axis must be joggedabove the z-axis position jogged away from....

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    26Section 3: Jog ModeFebruary 2001FadalOperator ManualOption 3 will cause the tool to remain at this current position, the toolcoordinate system will remain at its original position, and execution of theprogram will continue.WARNING: If the spindle and coolant were turned off, they must be turn o...

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    February 2001Section 3: Jog Mode27FadalOperator ManualOption 3 will cause the tool to remain at this current position, the toolcoordinate system will remain at its original position, and execution of theprogram will continue.WARNING: If the z-axis was jogged more than four inches positive, the z-...

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    February 2001Section 4: Run Mode29FadalOperator ManualSection 4: Run ModeAuto, Running a ProgramThe AU command will only execute the currently active program. To select aprogram, different than the current program, use the PR command. See“PROGRAM LIBRARY”.1) To run the currently active prog...

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    30Section 4: Run ModeFebruary 2001FadalOperator ManualWaitingThe waiting stage gives the operator an opportunity to continue or abort anyautomatic motion by the machine before it occurs.The control is in the waiting stagewhen the message “WAITING-” isflashing in the upper left portion ofthe s...

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    February 2001Section 4: Run Mode31FadalOperator Manualinstructing the operator to use the SETME command will appear, if thismode has not been established.Note: When jogging in the metric mode .01 in.=.254 mm, .001 in.=.0254 mm,.0001 in.=.00254 mm. The minimal move in the metric mode is .00254mm ...

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    32Section 4: Run ModeFebruary 2001FadalOperator Manual5) To exit this mode, press the START button or the AUTO button when theslide hold message is flashing. Doing this will start continuous automaticexecution of the program.6) To reenter this mode, rotate the hand wheel in the positive direction...

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    February 2001Section 4: Run Mode33FadalOperator ManualSingle StepThe program can be executed one line (or block) at a time, using the SINGLESTEP and the START button.After the AUTO button or the auto (AU) command is used, to execute theprogram, the AUTO and the START buttons function similarly. I...

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    34Section 4: Run ModeFebruary 2001FadalOperator ManualSlide HoldTool motion can be stopped by using the SLIDE HOLD button. When this buttonis pressed, the control keeps the tool in the position where the tool is located,until the START button is pressed, at which time the remainder of theprogramm...

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    February 2001Section 4: Run Mode35FadalOperator Manualand cutter radius compensation applied, these will all be in effect when theautomatic cycle begins. Likewise if any other vital information has beenprogrammed.EXAMPLE:To use Option 0 type AU,#,,,0 then press the ENTER button (where # is theblo...

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    36Section 4: Run ModeFebruary 2001FadalOperator ManualEXAMPLE:To use Option N, from the command mode type AU,#,,,N then press the ENTERbutton (where # is the block number to begin execution, and N is the blocknumber to begin the search).AU,1350, , ,1300 <ENTER> - Search begins at N1300, and...

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    February 2001Section 5: Emergency Stop37FadalOperator ManualSection 5: Emergency StopEmergency StopThe emergency stop mode will “cut” the computer control to all axis motors,the spindle drive, and the tool changer. When the control detects a crash oroverload situation, it places itself into e...

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    38Section 5: Emergency StopFebruary 2001FadalOperator ManualTo move the axes back to their COLD START home positions:1) Press the manual key until the ENTER NEXT COMMAND prompt isdisplayed.2) Press the jog key and align each axis at the alignment marks within .05 ofeach other.3) Press the manual ...

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    February 2001Section 6: Formats39FadalOperator ManualSection 6: FormatsFormatsFrom the SETP Command the control has the option to use either:FORMAT 1Format 1 is FADAL style programming and machine operation. Format 1 hasbeen uniquely designed to have the CNC control reset before restartingmachine...

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    40Section 6: FormatsFebruary 2001FadalOperator ManualChanging Parameters1) From the command mode type SETP then press the ENTER button.2) The menu prompt at the bottom of the screen defines the use of thekeyboard to move the cursor to the parameter to change. When theparameter to change has the c...

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    February 2001Section 6: Formats41FadalOperator ManualFORMAT 1 Parameter SettingsThe following series of screens represent those displayed upon entering theSETP command. The parameters FORMAT, DEFAULT: G0, DEFAULT: G90, IMM.FIXED CYCLE: and CRC MODE: should be set as shown. All other parameterssho...

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    42Section 6: FormatsFebruary 2001FadalOperator ManualFORMAT 2 Parameter SettingsThe following series of screens, shown in Figures 6-2A, 6-2B, and 6-2C,represent those displayed upon entering the SETP command. The parametersFORMAT:, DEFAULT: G1, DEFAULT: G91 N-WORDS ORDERED:, TOOL TABLE:and CRC MO...

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    February 2001Section 6: Formats43FadalOperator ManualFORMAT 1 Program Example #1O1M6 T1(.........TOOL #1 ID)G0 G90 S##### M3 E## X###.#### Y###.####H# M8 Z###.####G4 P1000 [ Math work ]Figure 6-2 BFigure 6-2 C

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    44Section 6: FormatsFebruary 2001FadalOperator ManualG91 X##.#### L9 — the L9 repeats this line nine timesM5 M9G0 G90 G80Z0 G53M6 T2(..........TOOL #2 ID)G90 G0 S##### M3 E## X###.#### Y###.####H# M8 Z###.####G4 P1000 [ Math work ] M5 M9G0 G90 G80Z0 G53E0 X0 Y0M2FORMAT 1 Program Example #2O1(S...

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    February 2001Section 6: Formats45FadalOperator ManualM17L300 (SUB #3 FOR _______ ) [ Math work ]M17 — this M17 marks the end of the last subM30 — the M30 marks the end of the program’s sub section( MAIN PROGRAM )M6 T1(.........TOOL #1 ID)G0 G90 S##### M3 E## X###.#### Y###.####H# M8 Z###...

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    46Section 6: FormatsFebruary 2001FadalOperator ManualM5 M9G0 G90 G80Z0 G53E0 X0 Y0M2O5 (SUBPROGRAM #5 FOR ______________ ) [ Math work ]M99 — ending this program with an M99 makes it a subprogram.Notes on FORMAT 1 Style Programming:1) Each line requires a sequence number and will be generated...

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    February 2001Section 6: Formats47FadalOperator Manualappear when the program library directory is displayed. This comment canbe longer than sixteen characters but the remainder of the comment willonly appear when the program is listed or printed. (See also the section onprogram library, the PR co...

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    48Section 6: FormatsFebruary 2001FadalOperator Manual(..........TOOL #2 ID)G0 G90 S##### M3 X###.#### Y###.#### E## (or G54-G59)H# M8 Z###.#### D#G4 P1000 [ Math work ]M5 M9G0 G90 H0 Z0E0 X0 Y0 — use this line to cancel all fixture offsetsM30O3 (SUBPROGRAM #3 FOR ______________ ) [ Math work ]...

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    February 2001Section 6: Formats49FadalOperator ManualNotes on FORMAT 2 Style Programming:1) The safe block is mandatory at the beginning of the program. This is alsoknown as a preparatory code line.O# ( COMMENT ( COMMENT Z0 G53G0 G17 G40 G70 G80 G90 H0 E0 Z0G28 X0 Y0 Z0 (A0 B0 if needed2) T...

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    50Section 6: FormatsFebruary 2001FadalOperator Manualit is possible to type the program without line numbers and have the controladd the line numbers automatically. The NU command is used to renumberthe lines. 9) Decimals are required for all dimensions, feed rates, and angles.EXAMPLE:X Y Z ###....

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    February 2001Section 6: Formats51FadalOperator ManualMESSAGES 434) Type the page number then press the ENTER button.EXAMPLE:43 from the Example above 5) The ID number will now be displayed in the upper left corner of the screen.Figure 6-3 The software ID number is displayed in the upper lefthan...

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    February 2001Section 7: Spindle53FadalOperator ManualSection 7: SpindleManual OperationsManually Loadingand Unloading aHolderA tool can be manually loaded or unloaded into the spindle by using the TOOLIN/OUT button. The control must be in the COMMAND mode (ENTER NEXTCOMMAND), Auto Mode or the MDI...

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    54Section 7: SpindleFebruary 2001FadalOperator ManualNote: Confirm the retention knob is securely tightened before placing the toolin the spindle.Spindle, RPM Established from MDIThe spindle RPM can be established from the MDI (manual data input) mode.When the RPM is established the spindle can b...

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    February 2001Section 7: Spindle55FadalOperator ManualUsing the Spindle ON/OFF ButtonSpindle OnAfter establishing the RPM from MDI, or at any time in any mode of operation,the spindle can be turned on manually by using the SPINDLE ON/OFF buttonand the SHIFT button.1) Depress one of the SHIFT butto...

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    56Section 7: SpindleFebruary 2001FadalOperator Manual1) From the command mode type MD and then press the ENTER button.2) Type S.2 and then press the ENTER button. This places the machine inHigh belt.3) After the waiting message appears on the screen press the START button.4) The spindle will turn...

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    February 2001Section 7: Spindle57FadalOperator ManualSpindle Reversed While Using Jog1) From the command mode type MD then press the enter button.2) Type S# M4 (where # is the desired RPM). The waiting message will flash,then press the START button.3) Press the START button for the spindle to sta...

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    February 2001Section 8: Tool Changer59FadalOperator ManualSection 8: Tool ChangerTurret (ATC), Open for Loading; Using the TC,1 Command 1) From the command mode type TC,1 then press the ENTER button. The ATCwill open and remain open until the MANUAL button is pressed. If the Z axisis not at the c...

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    60Section 8: Tool ChangerFebruary 2001FadalOperator ManualTurret Loading, Putting Tools in the Tool ChangerWhen placing tools in the turret, the location of tool number one can be anyconvenient turret location. (See TURRET (ATC), ESTABLISH TOOL ORDER;USING THE SETTO COMMAND)1) After the turret is...

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    February 2001Section 8: Tool Changer61FadalOperator ManualTurret (ATC), Establish Tool Order; Using the SETTO CommandThe turret is not numbered, so it is up to the operator to establish TurretLocation number one. Then the control will sequentially number the remaininglocations (CW viewed from the...

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    February 2001Section 9: Coolant63FadalOperator ManualSection 9: CoolantUsing the Coolant 1 and Coolant 2 ButtonsThe coolant buttons can be used to turn the coolant on and off.1) Press the COOLANT 1 button, when the flood coolant is off, to turn theflood coolant on.a. Press the COOLANT 1 button, w...

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    February 2001Section 10: Commands65FadalOperator ManualSection 10: CommandsTable 1: Command Summary COMMANDCOMMAND CODELINE COMMANDS DESCRIPTIONAutoAUAU,start from, to,dry run opt., direct block startBacklashBLBL, axis #, amount at center, at - end, at + endChange DeviceCDCD,baud rate, line feed ...

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    66Section 10: CommandsFebruary 2001FadalOperator ManualCommand Use SummaryA list of the commands and their proper usage format is found in Commandssection of the Users Manual. The commands and their usage format can alsobe found in the menu mode of the control (see Menu Mode). If an error is made...

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    February 2001Section 10: Commands67FadalOperator Manual3) The parameters modify or control the command. For Example, thecommand above is for execution of the program, and the parameterscontrol how the program is to be executed. Parameters are represented bynumbers only. After each comma only a nu...

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    68Section 10: CommandsFebruary 2001FadalOperator ManualViewing Error MessagesError messages displayed on the screen are retained on the new messagepage found in the help menu.To access the message page in the help menu:1) From the command mode type MU and press the ENTER key to enter intothe help...

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    February 2001Section 10: Commands69FadalOperator Manual2) The To parameter specifies the block to end the program execution. If it iszero, the program is executed until an M2 or M30 (Format 2) end ofprogram.3) The Dry Run parameter specifies the dry run option. By entering a 1, 2 or 3,the program...

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    70Section 10: CommandsFebruary 2001FadalOperator ManualThe procedure below is an Example of determining the backlash compensationrequired for an axis. The X axis will be used for this Example. After the CS, ColdStart, command, do not return to the last home position.1) From the command mode type ...

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    February 2001Section 10: Commands71FadalOperator ManualCD COMMANDSetting Baud RateUsing the CD(Change Device)CommandWhen two devices communicate they must do so at the same rate. This rate iscalled the “BAUD RATE.” Most communication software for computers willallow the operator to vary the B...

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    72Section 10: CommandsFebruary 2001FadalOperator ManualNote: The command mode must be used to set the 57600 baud and 115200baud communications rates.CH COMMANDChange ProgramLines, Using the CHCommandProgram coding can be changed in a line of the program by using the CHcommand. Program coding can ...

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    February 2001Section 10: Commands73FadalOperator ManualThe line as it is, in the program, will appear in the lower left hand portion of thescreen, with the cursor on the line below.N32 G82 G99 R0.05 Z-.25 F10.b. Type the code or codes to be added, then press the ENTER button.P258The P word will b...

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    74Section 10: CommandsFebruary 2001FadalOperator ManualThe line as it is now in memory will appear on the 125;152 screen. Type thenext characters to replace and press the enter button. In this case the numbers125 will be changed to 152.N78 X5.05 Y-3.152* HOLE D2 The new line will be displayed lik...

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    February 2001Section 10: Commands75FadalOperator ManualCO COMMANDCopy ProgramBlocks, Using the COCommandExisting blocks (lines) in the program can be duplicated from one portion of theprogram to another using the CO command. This command will create thesequence numbers required to copy the blocks...

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    76Section 10: CommandsFebruary 2001FadalOperator ManualDE COMMANDDelete ProgramLines, Using the DECommandProgram lines can be deleted by using the DE command.EXAMPLE:To delete one line:1) From the command mode type DE,# (where # is the line to be deleted) thenpress the ENTER button.a. Type DE,62....

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    February 2001Section 10: Commands77FadalOperator Manual3) Start the DNC software at the computer.4) At the control press the AUTO or START button to begin execution of theprogram.5) Use the feed rate potentiometer to slow the rate of execution. The screenshould have at least two program lines sho...

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    78Section 10: CommandsFebruary 2001FadalOperator ManualG69Z3. G0M5 M9G0 G49 G90 Z0M6 T2 (TOOL #2, 5/8 BALL NOSE)G0 G90 S2300 M3 E2 X0 Y0H2 M7 Z3.G51.1 X0G68 R0+45. X0 Y0C:\DATA\PROG2 Execute Program 2G50.1G69Z3. G0E1 X0 Y0C:\DATA\PROG2M5 M9G0 G90 H0 Z0M6 T1M2FO COMMANDFixture Offsets,Using th...

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    February 2001Section 10: Commands79FadalOperator Manuald. This position is known as fixture number zero. From this position estab-lish all the distances to all the other fixtures. EXAMPLE:Distance from fixture 0 to fixture 1 X-12.3256 Y-9.5723Distance from fixture 0 to fixture 2 X-4.0162 Y-9.5014...

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    80Section 10: CommandsFebruary 2001FadalOperator Manual• Jog to the gauge point of the other fixtures until the pointer of theindicator is at the same zero dial reading. Note: the Z axis positionfrom the screen.b. Compare the Z axis positions for each fixture with the position of fixture#1. Sub...

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    February 2001Section 10: Commands81FadalOperator ManualChanging the Fixture Offset InformationFrom the command mode type FO, new X dimension, new Y dimension, new Zdifference then press the ENTER button. (Where # is the fixture number).EXAMPLE:FO,#, new X dimension FO,1,-12.3234 This changes o...

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    82Section 10: CommandsFebruary 2001FadalOperator Manual1) From the command mode type IN,# (where # is a line number) then pressthe ENTER button.Note: Line numbers can have decimal points. A line number of N .015 or N 2.5for Example. N .015 is a line before N 1 and N 1.5 is a line between N 1and ...

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    February 2001Section 10: Commands83FadalOperator ManualN 62.02L101N 62.03 The next line will appear. Type in the next line and press the ENTERbutton.b. Press the MANUAL button, or the ENTER button, to terminate the insertmode.LE COMMANDLearn Mode(digitizing), Usingthe LE CommandThe learn mode is...

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    84Section 10: CommandsFebruary 2001FadalOperator ManualEXAMPLE:Using the program above:a. From the manual data mode establish the proper RPM for the tool.b. Put the tool in the spindle.c. From the command mode type LE,52.01,.01,1 then press the ENTERbutton. This will start inserting positions at ...

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    February 2001Section 10: Commands85FadalOperator ManualLI COMMANDList ProgramThe control can list the currently active program to the screen by using the listcommand. The list mode is only for listing the program. All other editingfunctions are handled by other commands.LISTING SPEED CONTROL: The...

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    86Section 10: CommandsFebruary 2001FadalOperator ManualMD COMMANDMDI, Manual DataInputManual Data Input is used to execute program coding, as it is typed in at thekeyboard and the ENTER button is pressed. When coding is typed, and theENTER button is pressed, the coding is not placed into memory, ...

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    February 2001Section 10: Commands87FadalOperator Manual4) Type the required codes necessary to use the subroutine in the currentlyactive program. (H#, S#, G#, F#, M#)5) Call up the subroutine using the L word, the sub number and the amount ofrepetitions.ME COMMANDMemory Free, Usingthe ME CommandT...

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    88Section 10: CommandsFebruary 2001FadalOperator ManualNU COMMANDNumber ProgramLines, Using the NUCommandThe lines in the program can be numbered by using the NU command. Eachline in the program must be numbered. Because decimal numbers are allowed,the lines can be numbered in increments of 1 and...

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    February 2001Section 10: Commands89FadalOperator Manuala. Each axis designation cannot exceed three digits to the left and fourdigits to the right or two digits to the left and five digits to the right withno more than seven digits total allowed.INCHES: X Y Z ###.#### (or ##.##### for higher ...

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    90Section 10: CommandsFebruary 2001FadalOperator ManualTo List The Program1) From the command mode type PA then press the ENTER button. TheProgram will appear, as typed, on the screen.a. The ENTER button is used to page down.b. The BACK SPACE button is used to page up.c. The U button is used to m...

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    February 2001Section 10: Commands91FadalOperator ManualEXAMPLE:N5 X2.374N 5.1N6 Y1.275b. After typing the new line press the ENTER button and the next line willappear.EXAMPLE:N5 X2.374N5.1 X2.874N5.2N6 Y1.275Press the ENTER button at this point to exit the insert mode and return to thePA mode.To ...

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    92Section 10: CommandsFebruary 2001FadalOperator Manual2) To search for the word again, press the S button and the message “ENTERSEARCH: DEFAULT=M6 :” in the lower left hand corner of the screen.Notice the default is M6.EXAMPLE:From the preceding Example, if the ENTER button is pressed, ...

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    February 2001Section 10: Commands93FadalOperator ManualNote: The process for running individual lines may be used when doing a mid-program start in format 2. Certain lines of coding may contain importantinformation, needed for running the portion of the program in a direct mid-program start. For ...

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    94Section 10: CommandsFebruary 2001FadalOperator ManualIn the Example above the program has been given the number 206. The Oword can have a comment in the line, which will show up to sixteen characterswhen option 2 (display program numbers) is used from the PR menu. Thiscomment can be used to tag...

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    February 2001Section 10: Commands95FadalOperator Manualb. Option #2: This option will display all program numbers in memory. Itwill also display the comment placed with the O word. (see above)c. Option #3: This option is used only when the IN command is going tobe used to start a new active progr...

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    96Section 10: CommandsFebruary 2001FadalOperator ManualNote: Answering yes to the third question will cause the machine to ask for theCS command again. (See POWER ON)USING THE SETTO COMMANDTurret (ATC),Establish Tool Order;Using the SETTOCommandThe turret is not numbered, so it is up to the opera...

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    February 2001Section 10: Commands97FadalOperator Manual4) Select the parameter choice by pressing the number corresponding to thechoice and press the ENTER button. The parameter will display the changeand the cursor will move to the right.5) Press the MANUAL button to exit and save the parameter ...

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    98Section 10: CommandsFebruary 2001FadalOperator Manual11) From the command mode type SETY or SETX for the remaining axis thenpress the ENTER button.12) Jog the edge finder up, above the top of the part.13) Jog the X and Y axes to correct for the radius of the edge finder.14) Press the MANUAL but...

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    February 2001Section 10: Commands99FadalOperator Manual11) From the command mode type SETX then press the ENTER button.SETH COMMANDHome Position(Part), CorrectionUsing SETHTo make an adjustment to the home position use the following steps:1) From the command mode type HO then press the ENTER butt...

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    100Section 10: CommandsFebruary 2001FadalOperator Manual1) Locate all tools specified for the program and load the tools into toolholders. Place these holders close to the machine.2) Load tool #1 into the spindle using the TOOL IN/OUT button. (CAUTION:Read, “Spindle, Manually loading & unlo...

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    February 2001Section 10: Commands101FadalOperator ManualWARNING: Using the SETZ or SETH command may alter the Z axis zeroposition (see HOME POSITION, ESTABLISHING). This Z axis zero position isused to establish a starting position for the tool length offsets to beginfrom. Usually the Z axis zero ...

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    102Section 10: CommandsFebruary 2001FadalOperator ManualN7 G1 F50. H word.N8 X3.56 Z-.245N9 M5 M9N10 G0 G49 G90 Z0In the program example above, line N2 does a tool change picking up the toolin turret location number one. And in line N5, TLO (tool length offset) numberone is called up from the too...

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    February 2001Section 10: Commands103FadalOperator ManualNote: See the FADAL USER MANUAL for information concerning the messagesappearing on the screen.1) From the command mode type SU then press the ENTER button.a. The cursor will not be on the screen, meaning the control is processingthe program...

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    104Section 10: CommandsFebruary 2001FadalOperator ManualEXAMPLE: 2N57 G73 G99 R+0.05 Z-0.15 F25. Q0.15 X0 Y0 In the program line 57 is adrill cycle. The sum program command will display line 57 in five steps,showing the drill peck moves. N57.001 Z-0.15F25.G1 N57.002 Z0.05G0 N57.003 Z-0...

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    February 2001Section 10: Commands105FadalOperator ManualN57.002Z0.05G0 X = 0 Y = 0 Z = -0.0500N57.003Z-0.05G0 X = 0 Y = 0 Z = -0.1000N57.004Z-0.05F25.G1. X = 0 Y = 0 Z = -0.1500N57.005Z0.2G0 X = 0 Y = 0 Z = 0.0500EXAMPLE: 5Using the sum progr...

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    106Section 10: CommandsFebruary 2001FadalOperator Manual1) The BAUD RATE of the control and the device it is connected to, must beset at the same rate. (see BAUD RATE, USING THE CD COMMAND)2) From the command mode type TA,1,# (where # is an error option seebelow), then press the ENTER button.3) P...

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    February 2001Section 10: Commands107FadalOperator ManualAdding a Program to the End of the Program in MemoryThe tape input (TA) command is used to add another program to the end of theprogram currently active in the control.Using the add at end option:1) The BAUD RATE of the control and the devic...

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    108Section 10: CommandsFebruary 2001FadalOperator ManualNote: The SETP command will allow the operator to determine the outputformat. When using a tape punch set the output format for tape punch.When using a computer set the output format for a computer. The tapepunch format will output leader in...

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    February 2001Section 10: Commands109FadalOperator Manual2) Move to the cold start position using either JOG or the power off procedure:Type SETCS and press ENTER. Type HO and press Enter, then press START.3) Type CS and press the ENTER button. See POWER ON.4) Use the TURRET CCW or CW button to ro...

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    110Section 10: CommandsFebruary 2001FadalOperator Manual6) From the command mode type, SETTO then press the ENTER button. Thiswill establish this location as tool number one. (See TURRET (ATC),ESTABLISH TOOL ORDER; USING THE SETTO COMMAND)TO COMMANDTool Diameter Input,Using the TOCommandTool diam...

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    February 2001Section 10: Commands111FadalOperator ManualTo Clear the ToolTable and EstablishTool Order.(See also: Turret (ATC), ESTABLISH TOOL ORDER; USING THE SETTOCOMMAND.)4) From the command mode type UT and then press the ENTER button.This menu will appear in the lower left of the screen.OFFS...

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    112Section 10: CommandsFebruary 2001FadalOperator ManualPRESS OPTION NUMBER<a. Press number 1 and immediately the next question appears.ENTER THE HEIGHT BLOCK SIZE<b. Type the height of the block used for setting the tool length offset andpress the ENTER button.• The number to type in at ...

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    February 2001Section 10: Commands113FadalOperator Manual1....M6,T#," appears at the bottom of the screen. This message only occurs for the first tool change.6) The waiting message will flash on the screen. Press the ENTER button tomake the tool change.7) Repeat steps 3-5 for the remaini...

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    114Section 10: CommandsFebruary 2001FadalOperator ManualA second menu will appear, allowing the user to choose from several options(See Figure 10-4). All of these options can be pressed while plotting is takingplace.Plotting OptionsA = AUTOPressing the A key runs the current program completely th...

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    February 2001Section 10: Commands115FadalOperator ManualPressing the O key display an additional menu allowing the user to choosefrom:I Ignore G41 G42 compensationL Plot only subroutinesO Plot only subprogramP Plot total programT Plot toolOnce the option key has been p...

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    February 2001 Index117FadalOperator ManualIndexAAlternate NOEDIT Feature......................................................................................... 13AU COMMAND........................................................................................................ 68Using the AU Com...

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    118 IndexFebruary 2001FadalOperator ManualUsing Edge Finder.................................................................................... 97Using Indicator ........................................................................................ 98DE COMMAND ....................................

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    February 2001 Index119FadalOperator ManualSETTO COMMAND ............................................................................................. 96Establish Tool Order...................................................................................... 96SL COMMAND ............................

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    120 IndexFebruary 2001FadalOperator ManualUsing................................................................................................................ 18Direct Numerical Control........................................................................................... 76DNC COMMAND ........

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    February 2001 Index121FadalOperator ManualLLarge Format Display............................................................................................... 15LE COMMAND......................................................................................................... 83Learn Mode...........

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    122 IndexFebruary 2001FadalOperator ManualUses................................................................................................................. 88physical limits ......................................................................................................... 6Plotting Opt...

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    February 2001 Index123FadalOperator ManualUsing ............................................................................................................... 96SETTO COMMAND .................................................................................................. 96Establish Tool Order...

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    124 IndexFebruary 2001FadalOperator ManualUUT COMMAND......................................................................................................... 110Clear the Tool Table............................................................................................ 111Utility Option .......

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