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    SYNTEC Mill Controller Manual (For EZ Series) By: SYNTEC Date: 2010/9/14 Version: 1.0

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    Version edit record No. Modify Content date editor New Vision 01 Mill Operation Manual-EN FOR EZ(5Keys) 2010/09/14 XuMing V1.0

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    Contents 7,1 7, 7,CNC MILLING CONTROLLER 7,INTERFACE 7, ........................................... 7, 1 7, 7,1.1 7, 7,CNC System 7, Configuration 7, .......................................................................................................... 7, 1 7, 8,1.2 8, 8,Screen Secti...

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    26,1.3.2.5.9 26, 26,F4:Multi Import 26, ..................................................................................................... 26, 20 26, 26,1.3.2.5.10 26, 26,F5:Multi Export 26, ....................................................................................................

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    46,1.3.7.5 46, 46,F5:System 46, Manager 46, ................................................................................................ 46, 40 46, 47,1.3.8 47, 47,F3:Guidance 47, ............................................................................................................

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    62,3.7 62, 62,Manual Data 62, Input (MDI) 62, .......................................................................................................... 62, 56 62, 63,3.8 63, 63,Assigned an executing 63, NC file (AUTO) 63, ......................................................................

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    -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 MiddleDelete LineTeachStepContinueZoomGrap...

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    -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

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    -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~F5 located on the bottom of the screen.

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    -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 when the system is booted up) Me...

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    -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 four different coordinates with bigger fonts a...

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    -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. Function:Relative to machine coordinate s...

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    -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 F5:Middle Point Func.

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    -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 main menu to enter this selection. T...

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    -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 Guide) 1.3.2.2 F2:Delete Line Function...

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    -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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    -11- 1.3.2.4 F4:Simulation Function: Simulating the workpiece program can prove the accuracy of the editing program. Operation:Under Program submenu, press F4 F4 “simulation” sub Key Selections: 1.3.2.4.1 F1: STEP Function: To simulate NC files STEP by STEP Operation: Under Prog...

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    -12- 1.3.2.4.3 F3:Zoom Function: To enlarge the workpiece graph. Operation: Under Program submenu, press F5 and then F3.The operator can use the “←”,”↑”,”→”, ”↓” cursor to move the frame to the determined area. And use “PageUp” “PageDn” to Enlarge this area ....

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    -13- 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 screen but direct drawing the cutting cursor . Xmin/Xmax, Ymin/Ymax ,Zmin/Zmax...

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    -14- Key Selections: 1.3.2.5.1 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. 1.3.2.5.2 F2:Copy File Operation: After pressing...

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    -15- 1.3.2.5.4 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. floppy disk file format is ASCI code 2. S...

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    -16- 1.3.2.5.5 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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    -17- 1.3.2.5.6 F1:RS232 Import Function: use RS232 communication function to import NC files Operation: Under Program submenu, press and then F1.Follow the prompts in the dialog box and type in needed data.

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    -19- 1.3.2.5.7 F2 :RS232 Export Function: Use RS232 communication function to Export NC files Operation: Under Program submenu, press and then F2.

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    -20- 1.3.2.5.8 F3:Network Import Function: Use Net communication function to Import NC files Operation: Under Program submenu, press and then F3. 1.3.2.5.9 F4:Multi Import Function: Import multi NC files once time Operation: Under Program submenu, press and then F4. 1.3.2.5.10 F5:Mult...

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    -21- 1.3.2.6.1 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 following figure. After keying in a string...

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    -22- 1.3.2.6.2 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 the new string as shown in the following f...

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    -23- 1.3.2.6.3 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 number. After keying in a number, press F1 ...

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    -24- 1.3.2.7 F2:Teach Function: Teach present absolute coordinate to NC files Operation:Under Program submenu, press and then F2. Teach sub Key Selections: 1.3.2.7.1 F1:Rapid Teach Function: Add “G00” code to NC files, G00 to current absolute coordinate, 1.3.2.7.2 F2:Line Te...

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    -25- 1.3.2.7.4 F4:Cancel Middle Function: When arc teach ,user can use this key to abort middle point teach . 1.3.2.7.5 F5:Radius Teach Function: Add “G02” or “G03” code to NC files by G_code menu and Arc Radius 1.3.2.7.6 F1:Delete Line Function: When user use Teach function ,...

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    -26- 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 controller can start milling a work piece im...

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    -27- 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. 1.3.4.2.2 F2:Graph Reset Function: To recover the...

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    -28- 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 typed-in command line will show on right upper...

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    -29- 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 count reach required part count ,CNC would s...

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    -30- 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 wear : for small length dimension adjust

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    -31- 1.3.4.6 F5:Work Record Function:This table can record 300 sets executed NC file ,this is very helpful to know the end of user working history . Operation: Under Monitor submenu, press and then F5.

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    -32- 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 figure.

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    -33- 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 Function:Save Alarm History To File. Operation...

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    -34- 1.3.6 F1:Parameter Under the main menu, press and then F1 to enter this function as shown in the following figure.

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    -35- 1.3.7 F2: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 and then F2 to access this function as ...

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    -36- Key Selections: 1.3.7.1 F1:PLC State Function:for upgrade system software ,or Ladder ,system parameter …

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    -37- 1.3.7.2 F2:System Data Function:

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    -38- 1.3.7.3 F3:Global Variable

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    -39- 1.3.7.4 F4:Coord Variable

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    -40- 1.3.7.5 F5:System Manager

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    -41- 1.3.8 F3: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 then F3 for on-line help.

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    -42- 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 machine safety is guarantee . ...

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    -43- 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 incremental distance by G00 rotary...

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    -44- 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 status from “READY” to “BUSY...

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    -45- 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 execute “M01” ,CNC would STOP ...

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    -46- 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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    -47- 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 character : ”RESET “ abo...

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    -48- : edit cursor Page Up /Page Down : edit cursor control key

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    -49- 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_JOG ,MPG) 2. HOME 3. Open a f...

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    -50- 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 direction key(X+,X-,Y+,Y-,Z+…) ...

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    -51- 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 allowed to start AUTO NC files ...

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    -52- 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” ,to copy current file to target ...

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    -53- 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 cursor keys 4. Type “A” or ...

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    -54- 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 Group function key “Monitor” and ...

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    -55- 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 . Display a desired page by Press P...

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    -56- 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 and press “ENTER” 6. Press 2n...

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    -57- 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 “Monitor”,then executing file is as...

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    -58- 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 4. Use “Continue” to simulatio...

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    -59- 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 ,CNC status from “READY” to “B...

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    -60- 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 coordinate, then the operator ...

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    -61- noted in the screen and calculate X intermediate machine coordinate with Px2, the value can be displayed in Pxm and X-axis of Aux coordinate. 5. Take the tool to touch Px2 spot in the figure by handwheel, press F2”Px2”,the X machine coordinate value of Px2 can be noted in the screen ...

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    -62- 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 will find the center coordina...

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    -63- 4. Move to Z-axis Safe Height Teach, the location of P1 as displayed in the figure. Press F5 “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 the tool down to P2 under the su...

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    -64- 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 of the workpiece is fixed to amen...

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    -65- 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:G57, 5:G58, 6:G59, 7:G59.1 …; 2....

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    -66- 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 Setting completed Correct XY coordin...

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    -67- 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 calculate with the tool length measured ...

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    -68- 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 immediately while touching tool calibra...

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    -69- 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. Step I:The hardware line link to COM1 2...

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    -70- 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 wait for receive state. The t...

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    -71- 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 aside transfer and aside working. Ope...

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    -72- 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 working file on controller. Finish, S...

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    -73- 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 generate or writing file. But the SYNT...

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    -74- 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 enter into waiting for receive st...

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    -75- 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 press up/down key select that wan...

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    -76- 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 can offer RS232 file transfer funct...

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