11. SETTING AND DISPLAYING DATA
SETTING AND DISPLAYING DATA
To operate a CNC machine tool, various data must be set on the CRT/MDI
or LCD/MDI for the CNC. The operator can monitor the state of
operation with data displayed during operation.
This chapter describes how to display and set data for each function.
The screen transition for when each function key on the MDI panel is
pressed is shown below. The subsections referenced for each screen are
also shown. See the appropriate subsection for details of each screen and
the setting procedure on the screen. See other chapters for screens not
described in this chapter.
See Chapter III–7 for the screen that appears when function key
pressed. See Chapter III–12 for the screen that appears when function key
is pressed. See Chapter III–13 for the screen that appears when
is pressed. In general, function key
by the machine tool builder and used for macros. Refer to the manual
issued by the machine tool builder for the screen that appears when
The machine may have a data protection key to protect part programs, tool
compensation values, setting data, and custom macro variables. Refer to
the manual issued by the machine tool builder for where the data
protection key is located and how to use it.
D Screen transition chart
MDI function keys
(Shaded keys ( ) are described
in this chapter.)