(Common to Power Mate i–D and –H)
A group of commands given to the NC for operating the machine is called
the program. By specifying the commands, the tool is moved along a
straight line and arcs, or the spindle motor is turned on and off in the case
of Power Mate i–D/D2.
In the program, specify the commands in the sequence of actual tool
Tool movement sequence
Fig.1.7 (a) Program configuration
A group of commands at each step of the sequence is called the block.
The program consists of a group of blocks for a series of machining. The
number for discriminating each block is called the sequence number, and
the number for discriminating each program is called the program number