(Power Mate i–H)
2. MULTIPATH CONTROL
An axis that belongs to a certain path is indicated with its name and
number 1 that follows it. One axis cannot belong to more than one path.
Meanwhile, each controllable axis must be assigned to some path.
The Power Mate–H is in the normal mode immediately after power is
applied or a reset occurs. To use it in the multipath mode, therefore, it is
necessary to specify this G code.
Functions specifiable in the multipath mode
G130 P0; : Multipath control off
This G code terminates the multipath mode and places the Power Mate–H
back in the normal mode. To specify a different combination of paths, it
is necessary to return to the normal mode.
The functions that can be specified in the multipath mode are listed below.
The specification of a function not listed below is ignored.
G00 Rapid traverse
G01 Feed with a specified feedrate
G28 Reference position return
G90 Absolute command
G91 Incremental command
G94 Feed per minute
M functions (0 to 255)
Inter–path wait function (M900 to M999)
Waiting based on a PMC signal condition (M801 to M815)
N Sequence number
P Dwell time
Multipath mode operation is performed by PMC axis control processing.
So, unlike the normal mode, the multipath mode has the limitations
1 Relationship with PMC axis control signals
In the multipath mode, multipath operation is not performed
normally if any of the PMC axis control signals EBUF, ECLR,
ESTP, ESOF, ESBK, and EMBUF is operated from a ladder. Do
not operate these signals for an axis used in the multipath mode.
An axis to be used in the multipath mode is unusable if the PMC
axis control alarm (EIAL) is issued for a servo alarm. Reset the
PMC axis control alarm with ECLR before starting multipath
When an axis not used in the multipath mode is placed under PMC
axis control in addition to an axis used in the multipath mode, set
the controlled axis selection signals (EAX1 to EAX8) for all
controlled axes at all times. Otherwise, PS alarm 139 is issued.
2 M functions
The specifiable range of M code values is 0 to 255.
Specify only one M code in a block specifying no other codes.
The auxiliary function lock signal (AFL) is disabled.
With the system variable #3003, control on waiting for the
auxiliary function completion signal cannot be exercised.