8. DATA INPUT/OUTPUT
Custom macro common variables (#500 to #699) stored in the memory
of the CNC can be output in the defined format to a floppy or NC tape.
Outputting custom macro common variable
1 Make sure the output device is ready for output.
When using the Power Mate i–D2, select a path whose pitch error
compensation data is to be output, with the path selection switch or
2 Specify the punch code system (ISO or EIA) using a parameter.
3 Press the EDIT switch on the machine operator’s panel.
4 Press function key
5 Press the rightmost soft key
(next–menu key), then press soft
6 Press soft key [(OPRT)].
7 Press the rightmost soft key
8 Press soft keys [PUNCH] and [EXEC].
Common variables are output in the defined format.
1 Select the EDIT mode.
2 Select the custom macro common variable display screen by pressing
3 Specify file heading when required. For which file the custom macro
common variable date is output to, refer to 8.4.2.
4 Press the
5 While common variable is being output, the display appears as below.
6 In order to stop output of data from a tape before it has finished, turn
on external reset signal ERS (bit 7 of G008).
Once data output from a tape has been stopped, it cannot be restarted.