PROGRAMMING12. AUXILIARY FUNCTION
The punching mode and laser mode can be switched by specifying M
codes in parameters. An M code is specified in the first block for
punching and for laser machining in a machining program. This will
improve processing precision in the interpolation mode of the laser mode.
In the laser mode, punching is not performed even in blocks where
positioning is done by rapid traverse along the X and Y axes. Manual
punching, however, is possible. Note that pattern commands such as G26
and nibbling commands such as G68 cannot be specified. (These
commands cause alarm No. 4630.)
1 The punching mode and laser mode can be switched only
when ALA in parameter No. 16240#0 is set to 1.
Set the M code to the parameter (No. 16244, 16245).
2 In the laser mode, the following parameters are invalid. The
typical settings for the rapid traverse rate, rapid traverse
time constant, and position control servo loop gain become
Bit 4 of parameter LPG (No. 16050#4)
Bit 7 of parameter KLV (No. 16050#7)
3 The punching mode or the laser mode is entered
immediately after the power is turned on or the system is
reset. (Laser mode is entered when the parameter RLM
(No. 16240#5) is set.)
4 The M codes for switching the punching and laser modes
must be specified in a single block.
M COMMAND FOR