(Common to Power Mate i–D and –H)
7. COORDINATE SYSTEM
By teaching the CNC a desired tool position, the tool can be moved to the
position. Such a tool position is represented by coordinates in a
coordinate system. Coordinates are specified using program axes.
When two program axes, the X–axis, and Y–axis, are used, coordinates
are specified as follows:
This command is referred to as a dimension word.
Fig.7 Tool Position Specified by X40.0Y50.0
Coordinates are specified in one of following two coordinate systems:
(1) Machine coordinate system
(2) Workpiece coordinate system
The number of the axes of a coordinate system varies from one machine
to another. So, in this manual, a dimension word is represented as IP_.