Before actually running your program on the machine you
should first test it using the graphic simulator.
Enter the MEM mode using the Mode keypad.
Press the SETNG GRAPH button twice to display the graphic simulation
Setng Graph button
Now, you can push the CYCLE START button to start the simulation. (If there
are any errors in your code, they will come up during the simulation.)
Start the simulation
The graphics simulator will just tell you if you have
any errors in your code, but it will NOT tell you if you set your work or tool
Therefore, you might still crash a tool, etc.)
After you have resolved all your errors in the graphics simulator,
and all other steps are complete, you should be ready to run.
Run your program
Enter the MEM mode
and push CURRENT COMMANDS.
If this is the first run of an untested program, you need to reduce your feeds
and speeds (together,
so that your machining conditions aren't affected too much) and
the speed of rapid travel. Why? Rapid travel
moves very quickly bring the tool close to the point where it will begin to
cut. If you made any mistakes in either programming or setting your tool or
work coordinate offsets, the tool may crash. If the rapid travel is moving slowly
enough, you may have a chance to push FEED HOLD and avoid a collision.
the overrides menu, you can select slower feeds, speeds and rapid travel. It
is strongly recommended that you use 5% RAPID for initial runs!
The overrides menu allows you to decrement the speeds
and feeds at 10% intervals and you can set the rapid travel to 5%, 25%, or 50%.
Reduce your speeds
In this view on the current commands display, the override
amounts are shown in the highlighted region. You'll also notice that we
set the Single Block setting on, so that we can slowly step through the program
line by line.
Start the program
Start the program
Okay, you should be all ready to cut some metal! Push Cycle Start and your
program will run. If you set single block on, you will need to repeatedly push
Cycle Start after each line is run. Remember from before that it is a really
good idea to keep on finger near the FEED HOLD button while testing a program,
so you'll have a chance to react to any problems.
If there are any errors in your program, and alarm message will appear and
the program will stop. You can view the error message and then go to the EDIT
mode to make changes. We will not cover the numerous problems you might encounter.
Refer to the user manual or your NC text, or your instructor for help.