If attitude control is specified with five or more controlled axes specified,
nozzles are put under attitude control with the fourth and fifth axes used
as rotational axes, thus realizing a three–dimensional machine tool.
The following two attitude control schemes are provided according to the
shape of nozzle heads.
1) Attitude control A (zero–offset head)
2) Attitude control B (offset head)
Ask the machine tool builder which scheme your machine tool has.
The following limitations apply when the attitude control function is
provided. The terms used in the description are defined as follows:
a) The term ”three–dimensional machine tool” refers to a machine
tool that performs attitude control.
b) The term “three–dimensional cutting” refers to cutting
implemented using linear– and rotary–axis commands.
c) The term “two–dimensional cutting” refers to cutting implemented
using linear–axis commands.
1) The following functions cannot be used for three–dimensional cutting.
Do not include these functions in three–dimensional programs.
S Advanced preview control
S AI contour control/AI nano contour control
S Laser power control
S Step control
S Edge cutting function
S Start–up cutting function
S Cutting restart
2) The following functions cannot be used for three–dimensional cutting.
S High–precision contour control and related functions
S High–speed laser cutting