# FANUC Series 16/18/160/180-Model C for Lathe Operator Manual

PROGRAMMING
4. INTERPOLATION FUNCTIONS
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NOTE
The U–, V–, and W–axes (parallel with the basic axis) can
be used with G–codes B and C.
“Clockwise”(G02) and “counterclockwise”(G03) on the X
p
Y
p
plane
(Z
p
X
p
plane or Y
p
Z
p
plane) are defined when the X
p
Y
p
plane is viewed
in the positive–to–negative direction of the Z
p
axis (Y
p
axis or X
p
axis,
respectively) in the Cartesian coordinate system. See the figure below.
Yp
G02
G03
G17
G18
G19
G02
G03
G02
G03
Yp
Xp
Zp
Zp
Xp
The end point of an arc is specified by address Xp, Yp or Zp, and is
expressed as an absolute or incremental value according to G90 or G91.
For the incremental value, the distance of the end point which is viewed
from the start point of the arc is specified.
The arc center is specified by addresses I, J, and K for the Xp, Yp, and Zp
axes, respectively. The numerical value following I, J, or K, however, is
a vector component in which the arc center is seen from the start point,
and is always specified as an incremental value irrespective of G90 and
G91, as shown below.
I, J, and K must be signed according to the direction.
End point (x,y)
Center
Start
point
End point (z,x)
End point (y,z)
Start
point
Start
point
Center
Center
i
x
yx
z
k
z
y
j
j
i
k
I0,J0, and K0 can be omitted.
If the difference between the radius at the start point and that at the
end point exceeds the value in a parameter (No.3410), an P/S alarm
(No.020) occurs.
When X
p,
Y
p
, and Z
p
are omitted (the end point is the same as the start
point) and the center is specified with I, J, and K, a 360° arc (circle) is
specified.
Explanations
D Direction of the circular
interpolation
D Distance moved on an
arc
D Distance from the start
point to the center of arc
D Full–circle programming