Lifting an axis

For more information please refer to the functional description "Collision detection by lift function” [FCT-A11].

Cross-block lifting/lowering

Programming is based on the syntax for independent axes. The corresponding parameters can be programmed at the start of lifting/lowering. These are non-modal parameters, i.e. if required they are reset for every start.

<axis_name> [ LIFT_START [ DOWN ] [ G90 | G91 ] [ POS<expr> ] POS_LIMIT<expr> ]

<axis_name>

Lift axis name

LIFT_START

Identifier for the start of the (cross-block) independent lifting motion of the axis.

DOWN

The axis motion direction can be inverted via DOWN, i.e. the motion is in the direction of the negative software limit switch. If nothing is specified, the default direction is in the direction of the positive software limit switch.

G90 / G91

Absolute/relative dimension; the default dimension is G90. G91 is non-modal and is only active for the lifting/lowering motion.

POS<expr>

Target position of the lift axis after the lifting motion. The current command position of the axis (see V.A.ABS.<axis name>) is the default.

POS_LIMIT<expr>

Maximum lifting height or lowering depth

<axis_name> [ LIFT_END ]

<axis_name>

Lift axis name

LIFT_END

Identifier for the end of the (cross-block) independent lifting motion of the axis.

Programing Example

prg_example

Cross-block lifting/lowering

N10 X10 Y20 Z30    ;Cut with laser

N20 M5             ;Laser off

N30 Z[LIFT_START POS=12 POS_LIMIT=100]    ;Lift Z axis

N30 G01 X.. Y..

N40 G02 X.. Y..

N50 G03 X.. Y..

N60 G01 X.. Y..

N70 Z[LIFT_END]    ;Absolutely lower Z axis to target 12 mm

N80 M4             ;Laser on

N90 X20 Y20 ...

N10 X10 Y20 Z30

N30 Z[LIFT_START POS=12 POS_LIMIT=100] ;Lift Z axis

N40 G01 X.. Y..

N50 G01 X.. Y..

N60 Z[LIFT_END]    ;Absolutely lower Z axis to target 12 mm

N70 X100

alternative programming

N110 X10 Y20 Z30

N140 G01 X.. Y.. Z[LIFT_START POS=12 POS_LIMIT=100]

N150 G01 X.. Y.. Z[LIFT_END]

N170 X100

Lifting/lowering in an NC block

Programming is based on the syntax for independent axes. The corresponding parameters can be programmed at the start of lifting/lowering. These are non-modal parameters, i.e. if required they are reset for every start.

<axis_name> [ LIFT [ DOWN ] [G90 | G91] [POS<expr>] POS_LIMIT<expr> ]

<axis_name>

Lift axis name

LIFT

Identifier for the start and end of the independent lifting motion of the axis in the current NC block

DOWN

The axis motion direction can be inverted via DOWN, i.e. the motion is in the direction of the negative software limit switch. If nothing is specified, the default direction is in the direction of the positive software limit switch (option not available as at 10/2011).

G90 / G91

Absolute/relative dimension. The default dimension is G90. G91 is non-modal and is only active for the lifting/lowering motion.

POS<expr>

Target position of the lift axis after the lifting motion. The current command position of the axis (see V.A.ABS.<axis name>) is the default.

POS_LIMIT<expr>

Maximum lifting height or lowering depth

Programing Example

prg_example

Lifting/lowering in an NC block

; single-row programming

N200 Z40

N240 X10 Y.. Z[LIFT POS=30 POS_LIMIT=300]

N250 X20 Y.. Z[LIFT POS=20 POS_LIMIT=300]

N260 X30 Y.. Z[LIFT POS=25 POS_LIMIT=300]

N270 X.. Y.. Z[LIFT POS=30 POS_LIMIT=300]

N280 X.. Y.. Z[LIFT POS=30 POS_LIMIT=300]

Single-row lifting
Single-row lifting