Settings for distance controlled axes (spindle with touch probe)

By the use of electronic probe systems or sensors the distance control (e.g. touching a curved surface of a plate) or height control (e.g. compensation for thickness tolerances of the workpiece) enables for example movements in a Z axis, that superimpose the axes' programmed positions during interpolation of an NC program.



Distance control currently is available for SERCOS, Profidrive or CANopen drives only.

Based on the following axis parameters the distance control relevant settings can be defined. Further informations are described in greater detail in [FCT-M3].