(Power Mate i–H)
2. MULTIPATH CONTROL
Each axis is named X, Y, Z, etc. A path can be defined with program
commands by specifying the names of axes that belong to the path. Any
combination of axes and paths is possible. Axis–path combinations can
be changed during operation.
Suppose a machine has six axes, X–axis, Y–axis, Z–axis, U–axis, V–axis,
and W–axis. This example assigns the X– and Z–axes to path 1, the Y–
and W–axes to path 2, the U–axis to path 3, and the V–axis to path 4.
G130 Pn α1 β1 ⋅⋅⋅; (n=1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) : Specifies control
over path n.
(α, β, ⋅⋅⋅) : Specifies axes that
are to be assigned to
a specific path.
The Power Mate–H is in the normal mode, in which all axes belong to one
path, immediately after power is applied or a reset occurs. The following
G code specifies a multipath mode.
A multipath program contains several path–specific programs arranged
by path. A G code to exert multipath control must be included at the
beginning of each path–specific program. A path–specific program
continues until the next G130 code appears.
Number n (up to 8) after the letter P indicates a path number to which the
program that follows belongs. For four–path control, numbers 1 to 4 are
given in this sequence.
AXIS NAME AND