1. CAP II FOR TWO–PATH
LATHE WITH TWO
CAP II FOR TWO–PATH LATHE
WITH TWO OPPOSING SPINDLES
(c) Setting Tool Data for C–axis Machining
D In setting tool data for C–axis machining process, it is not
necessary to distinguish the turret which the tool is mounted on.
D Refer to chapter VIII. C–AXIS FAPT FUNCTION, section
2.1.2 Tool data for C–axis machining of the
CONVERSATIONAL AUTOMATIC PROGRAMMING
FUNCTION FOR LATHE, OPERATOR’s MANUAL,
B–61804E–2/04, for the settings of tool data for C–axis
D When setting tool data for C–axis machining process, you are
prompted to specify the mounting direction of the tool as
SETTING DIRECTION CP = ( 0: SIDE, 1: FRONT FACE, 2: REAR FACE ). . . . . . . .
Specify “CP = 1” for the machining of the portion which is defined
as “FS = 0 (FRONT FACE)” in the part figure definition step, and
specify “CP = 2” for the portion defined as “FS = 1 (REAR
(d)Reversing the Tool Shape
With following operations, a tool shape is automatically reversed
around the X–axis.
1) In case the secondary turret (TL = 2) is specified for a tool;
When a tool management (ID) number is specified in the tool
data window, the registered tool data with the same ID number
is read out of the “Tool Data” database. If the secondary turret
is specified for this tool at this time, the tool shape in the
database is reversed around the X–axis and displayed in the
2) When turret number is changed;
When the turret number (TL) is changed in the tool data
window, the tool shape is reversed around the X–axis in the tool
Automatic reversing of the tool shape is valid when system
parameter No.800#3 is set to “1”.
Method for determining the cutting area is the same as that of
conventional CAP II for 1–path or 2–path lathe. Determine the cutting
area by moving graphic cursors along the part figure.
D For the method of determining the cutting area for the turning
process, refer to chapter III. PROGRAMMING AND
OPERATION BY Symbolic FAPT, section 3.4.7 Specifying the
direction and area of cutting, of the CONVERSATIONAL
AUTOMATIC PROGRAMMING FUNCTION FOR LATHE
OPERATOR’s MANUAL, B–61804E–2/04.