Select/deselect axis couplings

A coupling group can be activated by the following NC command:

#ENABLE AX LINK [<coupling_group>]

or

#ENABLE AX LINK (Coupling group 0, defined in the channel parameter list)

or alternative

#AX LINK ON [<coupling_group>]

or

#AX LINK ON (Coupling group 0, defined in the channel parameter list)

An active coupling group can be deactivated by the following NC commands:

#DISABLE AX LINK [<coupling_group>]

or

#DISABLE AX LINK (Deselect the last activated coupling group)

or alternative

#AX LINK OFF [<coupling_group>]

or

#AX LINK OFF (Deselect the last activated coupling group)

#AX LINK OFF ALL (Deselect all active coupling groups)

Handling and method of operation:

Programing Example

prg_example

Axis designations used: Master axis system X, Y, Z, C

Slave axis system Y_S, Z_S, C_S

(Initialisation program)

%L UP_INIT_ACHS_KOPPL

(initialise axis coupling 1)

N10 #SET AX LINK[1, Y_S=Y, Z_S=Z, C_S=C]

(or #AX LINK[1, Y_S=Y, Z_S=Z, C_S=C]

N20 M17

(tool changing program)

%L UP_WZ

N30 #DISABLE AX LINK (or #AX LINK OFF)

(Approach tool change position)

N40 G01 G90 Y1000 Z100 C0 Y_S=1000 Z_S=100 C_S=0

(Tool change; T10 contains all tool axis offsets and the tool lengths of master and slave tools; or these values are explicitly included in the calculation.) )

N50 T10 D10

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(Further commands for physical tool change)

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(Approach old coupling position. The coupling position may also be defined via parameter programming, and then be used by the subroutine.)

N80 G01 G90 X20 Y20 Z40 C50 Y_S=20 Z_S=40 C_S=50

N90 #ENABLE AX LINK[1] (or #AX LINK ON[1])

N110 M17

(Subroutine for contour machining)

%L UP1

N150 G01 G91 X10 Y10 Z-20 C90

N160 G02 X20 Y20 I10 J10

N170 LL UP_WZ

N180 G01 G91 X10 Y10 Z-20 C90

N190 G02 X20 Y20 I10 J10

N200 M17

(Main program; initial condition: Both tools were changed.)

(Move both axis systems to coupling position first.)

N300 G01 G91 X20 Y20 Z40 C50 Y_S=20 Z_S=40 C_S=50 F300

(Start synchronous operation)

N310 #ENABLE AX LINK[1] (or #AX LINK ON[1])

N320 LL UP1

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N400 #DISABLE AX LINK (or #AX LINK OFF)

N410 M30