14. PATTERN DATA INPUT
(Common to Power Mate i–D and –H)
PATTERN DATA INPUT FUNCTION
This function enables users to perform programming simply by extracting
numeric data (pattern data) from a drawing and specifying the numerical
values from the CRT/MDI panel.
This eliminates the need for programming using an existing NC language.
With the aid of this function, a machine tool builder can prepare the
program of a hole machining cycle (such as a boring cycle or tapping
cycle) using the custom macro function, and can store it into the program
This cycle is assigned pattern names, such as BOR1, TAP3, and DRL2.
An operator can select a pattern from the menu of pattern names displayed
on the screen.
Data (pattern data) which is to be specified by the operator should be
created in advance with variables in a drilling cycle.
The operator can identify these variables using names such as DEPTH,
RETURN RELIEF, FEED, MATERIAL or other pattern data names. The
operator assigns values (pattern data) to these names.