4. AUTOMATIC OPERATION
In the MDI mode, a program consisting of up to 10 lines can be created
in the same format as normal programs and executed from the MDI panel.
MDI operation is used for simple test operations.
The following procedure is given as an example. For actual operation,
refer to the manual supplied by the machine tool builder.
Procedure for MDI Operation
1 Press the MDI mode selection switch.
For the two–path control, select the tool post for which a program is to
be created with the tool post selection switch. Create a separate
program for each tool post.
2 Press the
function key on the MDI panel to select the program
screen. The following screen appears:
PROGRAM ( MDI )
* * * *
* * * * * *
20 : 40 : 05
G00 G90 G94 G40 G80 G50 G54 G69
G17 G22 G21 G49 G98 G67 G64 G15
Program number O0000 is entered automatically.
3 Prepare a program to be executed by an operation similar to normal
program editing. M99 specified in the last block can return control to
the beginning of the program after operation ends. Word insertion,
modification, deletion, word search, address search, and program
search are available for programs created in the MDI mode. For
program editing, see Chapter III–9.
4 To entirely erase a program created in MDI mode,use one of the
a. Enter address
, then press the
key on the MDI panel.
b. Alternatively, press the
key. In this case, set bit 7 of
parameter 3203 to 1 in advance.