Automatic operation is to operate the machine according to the created
program. It includes automatic operation, MDI and DNC operation
(Power Mate i–D only) operations. (See Section V–4).
Fig.1.2 (a) Tool Movement by Programming
After the program is once registered in memory of CNC, the machine can
be run according to the program instructions. This operation is called
Fig.1.2 (b) AUTO Operation
After the program is entered, as an command group, from the MDI
keyboard, the machine can be run according to the program. This
operation is called MDI operation.
MDI keyboard Controller
Fig.1.2 (c) MDI operation
Operation can be performed by directly reading a program through an
external I/O device without loading a program into CNC memory. This
mode of operation is referred to as DNC operation.
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