Oscillating axis motions (oscillation) are used for the grinding machining process, for example. As a result of the oscillating motion, a tool (grinding disc) moves in the reverse direction across the workpiece in order to reach the final dimension with high precision and surface quality.


The essential characteristics of the oscillating motion result from the oscillating motion between two absolute positions as well as the feed rate.


Settings are required in the channel and axis parameter lists to parameterise an oscillating motion. The section Parameter contains a detailed description of the commands.


An oscillating motion is defined in the NC program by the axis-specific command X[OSC…] (see Chapter Programming).