Messages from the NC program

This functionality permits messages from the NC program to be output to any system device. The functionality corresponds to the 'printf' function in the operating systems.

Messages in the NC program can be programmed, e.g. to notify the operator of the current state of the process or the controller. Therefore, the message display may be optionally synchronised with the current processing state. This means that the message is only displayed when the interpolator reaches the point in the NC program.

A message may consist

A message may not be programmed together with other NC commands in the same NC block (exception: #ADD).

The message is sent in ASCII format.