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    SYNTEC Mill Controller Manual By: SYNTEC Date: 2010/4/20 Version: 8.3

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    Version edit record No. Modify Content date editor New Vision 01 02 Modify teach-in operation 2007/03/20 Jerry_Lai V8.1 03 Modify auto center and auto tool 2008/08/12 Samuel _Chen V8.2 04 Modify graph and sync. with Chinese version 2010/04/20 Samuel _Chen V8.3

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    Contents 9,1 9, 9,CNC 9, MILLING 9, CONTROLLER 9, INTERFACE 9, ................................................ 9, 1 9, 9,1.1 9, 9,CNC 9, System 9, Configurati 9,on............................................................................ 9, 1 9, 10,1.2 10, 10,Screen 10, Sections 10, .......

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    25,1.3.2.6 25, 25,F7:Simulation 25, .................................................................................17 25, 25,1.3.2.6.1 25, 25,F1: 25, 25,STEP 25, ...................................................................................17 25, 25,1.3.2.6.2 25, 25,F2:Con...

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    50,1.3.8 50, 50,F8:Guidance 50, ...........................................................................................42 50, 51,2 51, 51,MACHINE 51, OPERATION 51, PANEL 51, ...................................................................43 51, 51,2.1 51, 51,2 51,nd 51, machine 51...

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    65,3.7 65, 65,Manual 65, Data 65, Input (MDI) 65, .............................................................................57 65, 66,3.8 66, 66,Assigned an 66, executing NC 66, file 66, (AUTO) 66, ........................................................58 66, 67,3.9 67, 67,Graphic 67, ...

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    1. CNC Milling Controller Interface -1- 1 CNC Milling Controller Interface 1.1 CNC System Configuration Coor1/2 CoorClear CoorAll Clear RelativeWorkpiece CoorPositionF1Insert CycleDelete LineEdit CycleSearchReplaceGo To LineCopy LineInsert LineEditRapid TeachLine TeachArc TeachCancel MiddleD...

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    1. CNC Milling Controller Interface -2- 1.2 Screen Sections The screen of controller is shown as followings: Meanings For Fields on the Display: (1)Program Number (2)Title (3)Time (4)Date (5)Data Input (6)Hint (7)Status (8)Function Key Switch Start (1) ...

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    1. CNC Milling Controller Interface -3- 1.3 Main Menu Selections The following diagram is the main menu selections for SNC Mill controller. To operate SNC Milling controller, users simply make the selections by pressing function keys, F1~F8 located on the bottom of the screen.

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    1. CNC Milling Controller Interface -4- 1.3.1 F1:Position This selection displays coordinate settings of current position. It can also be used to reset the position of relative coordinate. Pressing function key, F1, under the main menu to enter this selection (Note:This is the first screen ...

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    1. CNC Milling Controller Interface -5- Function key selections: 1.3.1.1 F1:Coor. Switch  Function:Switch Coordinate Display。  Operation:Under the Position submenu, whenever users press F1 key, the values and coordinate on the left corner of the display will toggle among the fou...

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    1. CNC Milling Controller Interface -6- 1.3.1.4 F4:Clear All Relative  Function:Reset XYZ relative coordinate to zero.(No effect on other coordinates)  Operation :Under the Position submenu, pressing “F4” will reset XYZ relative coordinate to zero. 1.3.1.5 F5:Workpiece Coor. ...

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    1. CNC Milling Controller Interface -7- 1.3.1.5.1 F1:Coor. Latched Set the current machine coordinate to the input box 1.3.1.5.2 F2:Rel. Latched Set the current relative coordinate to the input box 1.3.1.5.3 F3:Aux. Latched Set the current relative coordinate to the input box 1.3.1.5.4...

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    1. CNC Milling Controller Interface -8- 1.3.2 F2:Program This selection provides users with program file management and editing. With a full screen editor, users can use arrow keys(↑、↓、←、→)to move the cursor to anywhere on the screen for editing purpose. Press F2 under the m...

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    1. CNC Milling Controller Interface -9- Program Sub menu Key Selections: 1.3.2.1 F1:Insert Cycle  Function:Insert a block or cycle by conversation  Operation:Under Program submenu, press F1 to insert a line or cycle before cursor position.(See Graphic Input Interface(900ME) User Gu...

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    1. CNC Milling Controller Interface -10- 1.3.2.3 F3:Edit Cycle  Function:Edit an old block or cycle by conversation input  Operation: Under Program submenu, press F3 to edit a line where the cursor is located.

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    1. CNC Milling Controller Interface -11- 1.3.2.4 F5:EDIT  Function : Edit sub function “ Search “ “Replace” “Goto line” “Copy line” ”Insert line”  Operation : User can use this menu for more edit sub function

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    1. CNC Milling Controller Interface -12- 1.3.2.4.1 EDIT sub function “F1 : Search”  Function:Search String。  Operation:Under Program submenu, press F5”EDIT” and then F1 “Search” to search string. An dialog box will pop up asking users to input a string as shown in the ...

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    1. CNC Milling Controller Interface -13- 1.3.2.4.2 EDIT sub function “F2 : Replace”  Function:Replace String.  Operation:Under Program submenu, press F5 “EDIT” and then F2”Replace” to replace string. An dialog box will pop up asking users to input the replacing string and...

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    1. CNC Milling Controller Interface -14- 1.3.2.4.3 EDIT sub function “F3” : Go To Line”  Function:Go to a line number  Operation :Under Program submenu, press F4”EDIT” and then F3”GOTO line” to go to the line number. A dialog box will pop up asking users to input a line ...

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    1. CNC Milling Controller Interface -15- 1.3.2.5 F6:Teach  Function: Teach present absolute coordinate to NC files  Operation:Under Program submenu, press F6”Teach” Teach sub Key Selections: 1.3.2.5.1 F1:Rapid Teach  Function: Add “G00” code to NC files, G00 to curre...

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    1. CNC Milling Controller Interface -16- 1.3.2.5.4 F4:Cancel Middle  Function: When arc teach ,user can use this key to abort middle point teach . 1.3.2.5.5 F5:Radius Teach  Function: Add “G02” or “G03” code to NC files by G_code menu and Arc Radius 1.3.2.5.6 F6:Delete L...

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    1. CNC Milling Controller Interface -17- 1.3.2.6 F7:Simulation  Function: Simulating the workpiece program can prove the accuracy of the editing program.  Operation:Under Program submenu, press F7 F7 “simulation” sub Key Selections: 1.3.2.6.1 F1: STEP  Function: To simul...

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    1. CNC Milling Controller Interface -18- 1.3.2.6.3 F3:Zoom  Function: To enlarge the workpiece graph.  Operation: Under Program submenu, press F7 and then F3.The operator can use the “←”,”↑”,”→”, ”↓” cursor to move the frame to the determined area. And use “Pa...

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    1. CNC Milling Controller Interface -19- Mode (0: simulation ,1: direct draw)  0 : When operator change his main screen to F4”Monitor” ,CNC would automatically simulation at that screen  1 : When operator change his main screen to F4”Monitor” ,CNC would not simulation at that...

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    1. CNC Milling Controller Interface -20- 1.3.2.7 F8:File Manager Under Program submenu, press F5 and the following diagram will show up. Users can use arrow keys(↑、↓)to select file to be edited. After pressing【ENTER】, content of the file will show up on the screen

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    1. CNC Milling Controller Interface -21- Key Selections: 1.3.2.7.1 F1:New File  Operation: Step 1: A dialog box will prompt users with “New File ”. Type in the new file name and press 【ENTER】. Step 2: An empty screen shows up waiting users to type in a new program. 1.3.2.7.2 F...

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    1. CNC Milling Controller Interface -22- 1.3.2.7.4 F4:Import  Function:Input file from floppy.  Operation:Insert a disk to the floppy drive and then press F4. Select a file name by pressing(↑、↓、←、→). Press【ENTER】to input the file from a floppy disk . P.S. 1....

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    1. CNC Milling Controller Interface -23- 1.3.2.7.5 F5:Export  Function: Output file to floppy disk  Operation: Select a file by pressing(↑、↓、←、→)and then press F5. After following the prompt in the dialog box, confirm this operation by pressing 【ENTER】.

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    1. CNC Milling Controller Interface -24- 1.3.2.7.6 F6:RS232 Import  Function: use RS232 communication function to import NC files  Operation: Follow the prompts in the dialog box and type in needed data.

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    1. CNC Milling Controller Interface -25- 1.3.2.7.7 F7 RS232 Export  Function: Use RS232 communication function to Export NC files  Operation: Follow the prompts in the dialog box and type in needed data.

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    1. CNC Milling Controller Interface -26- 1.3.2.7.8 RS232 communication parameter setting CNC parameter settings from : 3901 to 3949

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    1. CNC Milling Controller Interface -27- 1.3.3 F3:DlgInput (ONLY for 940M) Pressing "F3" under the main menu to begin dialog box input as shown in the following figure. After users follow the prompts shown on the dialog box to key in every needed parameter, the CNC milling controlle...

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    1. CNC Milling Controller Interface -28- 1.3.4.2 F2:Graph Adjust Key Selections: 1.3.4.2.1 F1:Zoom  Function: To enlarge the workpiece graph.  Operation: Under Monitor submenu, press F2 and then F1.The operator can use the cursor to move the frame to the determined area. 1.3.4.2....

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    1. CNC Milling Controller Interface -29- 1.3.4.3 F3:MDI Input  Function:Manual Data Input  Operation:Users can operate SNC Milling Controller manually in MDI mode. Press F3 under Monitor submenu and type in single-line G or M code. Press F1 (OK) to confirm the input command. The typ...

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    1. CNC Milling Controller Interface -30- 1.3.4.4 F4:SETTING  Function:To set the part count and also set required current  Operation:From this screen users can set the part count what he needs 1. When CNC execute M02 ,M30 ,M99 ,part count would add 1 automatically , 2. When part c...

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    1. CNC Milling Controller Interface -31- 1.3.4.5 F5:Tool Setting  Function:To set the tool compensation value  Operation: Radius : G41/G42 tool radius Dn compensation (not diameter) Radius wear : for small radius dimension adjust Length : G43/G44 tool length Hn compensation Length ...

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    1. CNC Milling Controller Interface -32- 1.3.4.6 F8:Work Record  Function:This table can record 300 sets executed NC file ,this is very helpful to know the end of user working history .

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    1. CNC Milling Controller Interface -33- 1.3.5 F5:Alarm Whenever the system or the program stops running due to some errors, there will be an alarm message shown on the screen. In order to clear the errors, users can press F5 in the main menu for Alarm submenu as shown in the following figur...

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    1. CNC Milling Controller Interface -34- Key Selections: 1.3.5.1 F1:Actual  Operation: Under the Alarm submenu, press F1 to show current alarm situation. 1.3.5.2 F2:History  Operation: Under the Alarm submenu, press F2 to show the alarm history of the system. 1.3.5.3 F5: Save  Fu...

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    1. CNC Milling Controller Interface -35- 1.3.6 F6:Parameter Under the main menu, press F8 and then F1 to enter this function as shown in the following figure.

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    1. CNC Milling Controller Interface -36- 1.3.7 F7:Diagnosis This selection provides users with direct access to the memory area for parameter checking, parameter settings and NC diagnosis function. It can also be used to maintain and debug the control devices. Under the main menu, press F6 an...

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    1. CNC Milling Controller Interface -37- Key Selections: 1.3.7.1 F1:PLC State  Function:for upgrade system software ,or Ladder ,system parameter …

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    1. CNC Milling Controller Interface -38- 1.3.7.2 F2:System Data  Function:

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    1. CNC Milling Controller Interface -39- 1.3.7.3 F3:Global Variable

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    1. CNC Milling Controller Interface -40- 1.3.7.4 F4:Coord Variable

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    1. CNC Milling Controller Interface -41- 1.3.7.5 F8:System Manager

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    1. CNC Milling Controller Interface -42- 1.3.8 F8:Guidance If users have any problem about SNC Mill controller, in addition to user manual, users can also use this function for on-line help. Under the main menu, press “F8“ for on-line help.

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    2. Machine operation panel -43- 2 Machine operation panel 2.1 2nd machine operation panel 2.1.1 POWER ON Turn on main power 2.1.2 POWER OFF Turn off power 2.1.3 Emergency STOP For safety reason ,press this button ,CNC would stop all movement ,and also stop all main power . So ,people and mach...

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    2. Machine operation panel -44- 2.1.6 Incremental JOG  Description : User can use this function to move the machine by press JOG key  Operation : 1. Mode select to INC JOG mode 2. Press axis manual key X+,X-,Y+,Y-,Z+,Z- ,work table would move a fixed distance 3. Operator can set the ...

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    2. Machine operation panel -45- 2.1.10 MPG Simulation  Description : User can use this function to check NC file  Operation : 1. Mode select to AUTO mode 2. Press this button ,and button led light “ON” 3. Press “START” key to start the NC file. 4. CNC would change machine st...

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    2. Machine operation panel -46- 2.1.13 Option Stop  Description : User can use this function to decide NC file M01 is STOP or not  Operation : 1. Mode select to AUTO mode 2. Press this button ,and button led light “ON” 3. Press “START” key to start the NC file. 4. When CNC ...

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    2. Machine operation panel -47- 2.1.16 Working led ON/OFF working led 2.1.17 Working Liquid Flush working liquid 2.1.18 Aux table backward 2.1.19 Aux table forward

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    2. Machine operation panel -48- 2.2 Text key description: ~ : English 26 character key ~ : numerical key : delete a character : Insert /replace mode switch : for select keyboard the other textkey : for select keyboard the other textkey : ”Backspace” delete a chara...

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    2. Machine operation panel -49- : edit cursor Page Up /Page Down : edit cursor control key

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    3. How to operate SYNTEC 900ME -50- 3 How to operate SYNTEC 900ME This chapter is written for user task,when user operates this controller ,operator can follow task description as below STEP by STEP ,so very easy to use this controller ,TASK description as below : 1. Manuel function(JOG ,INC_...

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    3. How to operate SYNTEC 900ME -51- 3.1 Manual function (JOG, INC_JOG, MPG) When power on SYNTEC CNC, there are 3 mode to manual machine  1st CON_JOG : 1. Release emergency stop button ,CNC status “NOT READY” change to “READY ” 2. Mode select switch rotate to JOG mode 3. Press axis...

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    3. How to operate SYNTEC 900ME -52- 3.2 HOME Because tool setting ,workpiece coordinate setting is based on Machine zero point .So ,it is necessary to make sure where is machine zero (HOME). When CNC bootup, execute HOME function is very important ,otherwise SYNTEC CNC controller would not be a...

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    3. How to operate SYNTEC 900ME -53- 3.3 Open a file (EDIT / FLOPPY / RS232)  Procedure : 1. Press Group function key “Program” 2. Press submenu function key “File manage” 3. Screen display file system screen 4. Press F1 “New file” ,to open a new file 5. Press F2”copy file...

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    3. How to operate SYNTEC 900ME -54- 3.4 Tool setting (G40/G41/G42, G43/G44/G49)  Procedure for setting Tool offset value : 1. Press Group function key “Monitor” 2. Press function key “Tool Setting” 3. Move the cursor to the compensation value to be set or change using page keys and c...

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    3. How to operate SYNTEC 900ME -55- 3.5 Tool Length measurement (G43/G44/G49)  Procedure : 1. Use manual operation to move the reference tool until it touches the specified position on the machine. 2. Press Group function key “Position” and clear relative coordinate to zero 3. Press Gro...

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    3. How to operate SYNTEC 900ME -56- 3.6 Setting the Workpiece origin offset value (G54...G59)  Procedure : 1. Press group function key “Position” 2. Press sub selection soft key “Workpiece coor.” 3. The screen for displaying the workpiece origin offset values consists two pages ....

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    3. How to operate SYNTEC 900ME -57- 3.7 Manual Data Input (MDI)  Procedure : 1. Mode select switch rotate to MDI mode 2. Press group function key “Monitor ” 3. Press sub selection soft key “MDI input” . 4. The screen display the MDI input window 5. Key in MDI data at input bar...

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    3. How to operate SYNTEC 900ME -58- 3.8 Assigned an executing NC file (AUTO)  Procedure : 1. Mode select switch rotate to AUTO mode 2. Make sure CNC status is “READY” 3. Press group function key “Program ”,select NC file what user want to execute 4. Press group function key “Mo...

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    3. How to operate SYNTEC 900ME -59- 3.9 Graphic Simulation  Procedure : 1. Mode select switch rotate to AUTO mode 2. Press group function key “Program ”,select NC file what user want to execute ,press sub menu “Simulation” 3. User can use “STEP” to check NC file step by step ...

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    3. How to operate SYNTEC 900ME -60- 3.10 How to check NC file in SYNTEC controller  MPG simulation Procedure : 1. Mode select switch rotate to AUTO mode 2. Press group function key “Monitor” 3. Press “MPG simulation “key enable this function (led on) 4. Press “Start “ key ,C...

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    3. How to operate SYNTEC 900ME -61- 3.11 Auto Center Specification: It is usually used to look for the center of the coordinate which is the origination of the executing procedure. So it needs to touch both sides of the tool. The center workpiece can be calculated by system after getting their ...

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    3. How to operate SYNTEC 900ME -62- noted in the screen and calculate X intermediate machine coordinate with Px1, the value can be displayed in Pxm and X-axis of Aux coordinate. 6. Take the tool to touch Py1 spot in the figure by handwheel, press F3”Py1”,the Y machine coordinate value of P...

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    3. How to operate SYNTEC 900ME -63- 3.11.2 Auto center operation Auto center function is different to manual center function .The operator only need to input the size of the workpiece and set the border coordinates of the workpiece. Move the tool to the start point and press startup, the system...

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    3. How to operate SYNTEC 900ME -64- 4. Move to Z-axis Safe Height Teach, the location of P1 as displayed in the figure. Press F8 “Z safe height teach”, the value of Z-axis machine coordinate will be noted simultaneously as the safe height when tool moves above the workpiece. 5. Move th...

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    3. How to operate SYNTEC 900ME -65- 3.12 Z-axis Auto Tool  Specification: Z-axis auto tool function measures the location of tool point of different tool number through the tool calibrator on the machine, then operator makes the distance that the location of the tool point to the datum plane...

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    3. How to operate SYNTEC 900ME -66-  Auto tool length measurement It needs to measure the length of the tool again when change another tool in order to compensate the correct tool length to the processing path. 1. Coordinate workpiece number P:0: auxiliary point,1: 1:G54, 2:G55, 3:G56, 4:G5...

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    3. How to operate SYNTEC 900ME -67- Start Bottom detection and execute auto tool No use of reference point coordinate Use reference coordinate XY reference point correction Z-axis startint point correction No correction (采 系 统 预 设) Z-axis lowest point correction Settin...

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    3. How to operate SYNTEC 900ME -68-  Delta z set: Delta z set is mainly used to measure the distance between the surface of the workpiece and the tool calibrator when change another workpiece and the system will note the value to external shift. The value can automatically combine and calcul...

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    3. How to operate SYNTEC 900ME -69- Tool calibrator action specification: 1. First move the spindle to XY-axis tool calibrator reference point 2. Z-axis moves to start point ar 7000mm/min 3. Z-axis moves to【Z-axis min coordinate】that the operator input at measuring speed and stops immediate...

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    3. How to operate SYNTEC 900ME -70- 3.13 RS232 FUNCTION DNC SOFTWARE  CONTROLLER (SYNTEC NC CONTROLLER SOFTWARE)  DESCRIPTION: Users can uses software of CAD/CAM transfer data to controller by RS232 cable. Let user can select be transferred NC file to working.  Operation: 1. Ste...

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    3. How to operate SYNTEC 900ME -71- Operation has been stated as follows. I. Press [program] [file manage] to file manage submenu. And than to press [=>] show up as follow: II. press [RS232 Import].show up as follow: III. After input the file name, Press [Ok] . Then the program will...

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    3. How to operate SYNTEC 900ME -72- 3.14 DNC Function DNC SOFTWARE  CONTROLLER (SYNTEC NC CONTROLER SOFTWARE)  DESCRIPTION: When user is use the CAD/CAM software. The controller doesn‟t capacity in saving the too large size program in working. Use this function to execute that asid...

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    3. How to operate SYNTEC 900ME -73- 5. Step Ⅴ:press “monitor”. Controller will read into file to working by RS232  Attention: When operating. It should be doing that the working file from DNC software output wait controller to reading firstly. And select RS232 DNC Program is wor...

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    3. How to operate SYNTEC 900ME -74- 3.15 The software of SYNTEC controller replace the software of DNC to execute RS232 function PC(SYNTEC software end of PC)  controller  DESCRIPTION: The SYNTEC controller software made user transfer into controller working by RS232 that CAD/CAM gene...

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    3. How to operate SYNTEC 900ME -75- Operation has been stated as follows. I. Press [program] [file manage] to file manage submenu, And than to press [=>]show up as follow: II. press [RS232 Import].Show up as follow: III. After input the file name. Press [Ok].Then the program will ent...

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    3. How to operate SYNTEC 900ME -76- 4. Step IV:Upper End of PC. Executing c:\cnc\cnc into the controller simulation software. Does RS232 file output. Operation has been stated as follows. I. Press [program] [file manage] to file manage submenu. Than to press [=>] key to appearing. And pre...

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    3. How to operate SYNTEC 900ME -77-  Attention: 1. When operating. The file input should be doing firstly. Let controller stay on the receive file state ,and to setup transfer file function of DNC software. It can be sure transfer correctly. 2. 2、Be careful. SYNTEC controller software c...

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