8. DATA INPUT/OUTPUT
The value of a custom macro common variable (#500 to #699) is loaded
into the memory of the CNC from a floppy or CNC tape. The same format
used to output custom macro common variables is used for input. See
8.7.2. For a custom macro common variable to be valid, the input data
must be executed by pressing the cycle start button after data is input.
When the value of a common variable is loaded into memory, this value
replaces the value of the same common variable already existing (if any)
Inputting custom macro common variables
1 Register a program output according to Section V–8.7.2 in Part IV, in
memory according to the program input operation described in
Section 8.4.1 in Part V.
2 Select the AUTO mode by the machine operator’s panel upon
3 Press the cycle start button to execute the loaded program.
4 Display the macro vriable screen to check whether the values of the
common variables have been set correctly.
Display of the macro variable screen
Press function key
Press the rightmost soft key (next–menu key).
Press soft key [MACRO].
Select a variable with the page keys or numeric keys and soft
1 Select the EDIT mode.
2 Perform the same operation as for program input and read in the
custom macro statements like a program.
3 After reading is finished, select AUTO mode. By executing the
program that was read in, the values of the common variables will be
stored in memory.
The common variables (#500 to #699) can be input and output.
Common variables #100 to 199 cannot be input or output.