Automatic orientation of a tracking axis (P-CHAN-00101)

P-CHAN-00101

Automatic orientation of a tracking axis

Description

When axis tracking is used (see P-CHAN-00095), this parameter orientates the tracking axis automatically at a tangential angle to the first contour element. With modulo axes the orientation motion is executed on the shortest possible path. The motion on the path contour is always stopped during the orientation movement.

Parameter

auto_align_tracking_axis

Data type

BOOLEAN

Data range

0: During the tracking operation the orientation offset of the tracking axis to the first contour element is retained at the time of selection. This orientation movement must be programmed to achieve a tangential orientation of the tracking axis to the first contour element.

1: When selected the tracking axis is orientated automatically tangentially to the first contour element. No orientation movement must be programmed.

Dimension

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Default value

0

Remarks