Tool axis direction handle feed moves the tool over a specified distance
by handle feed in the direction of the tool axis tilted by the rotation of the
Tool axis direction handle feed B has the function of tool axis direction
handle feed, and also has the tool axis normal direction handle feed which
is handle feed at right angles to the tool axis.
These functions are used, for example, with 5–axis engraving machines.
When the tool axis direction handle mode is selected and the manual pulse
generator is rotated, the tool is moved by the specified travel distance in
the direction of the tool axis tilted by the rotation of the rotary axis.
Tool Axis Normal Direction Handle Feed
1 Select the HANDLE switch from the mode selection switches.
2 Select the tool axis direction handle feed switch.
3 Select the tool axis direction handle feed mode axis as the handle feed
axis for the first manual pulse coder (parameter No. 7121).
4 When the handle is turned, the tool moves in the tool axis direction by
the corresponding distance.
When both the tool axis direction handle feed mode and tool axis
right–angle direction handle feed mode are selected, neither mode is
set, but the ordinary handle mode is set.
The procedure above is only an example. Refer to the relevant manual
published by the machine tool builder for other possible operations.
Tool Axis Direction