Monday, September 26, 2011
… from a program by highlighting a G or M code in the program and pressing HELP.
All G/M-codes are listed in the interactive help:
All control features are listed as well; the ATM screen is shown here:
Trouble shooting solutions are in the help screens as well:
A machining calculator is also available. Set material and cutter data, then recommended feeds and speeds are generated:
A comprehensive drill/tap table can be found here:Continue reading...
Monday, September 12, 2011
… point where SSV deactivation is desired. RESET or M30 at end of program will cancel SSV. These M-codes are NON-modal.
SSV is most useful for difficult applications such as the following:
Internal boring, grooving operations with boring bar extensions more than 3:1
External turning, grooving, roughing, finishing operations where part extends from work-holding more than 2 times the part diameter
Steady rest supported work
Long tailstock supported shaft work that extends more …
Thursday, May 19, 2011
… Haas control has a built in G-code for milling circular shapes? G13 (and G12) are proprietary G-codes that are only available on a Haas! The required arguments (letters associated with the G-code) to use G13 are: I and F. But D, K, L, Q, and Z can be used, if necessary. The neat part of this code is that it automatically adds a lead-in and lead-out move for entering and exiting the cut. Remember, G13 (and G12) always starts the tool centerline directly over the desired hole’s centerline. …Continue reading...
Thursday, April 21, 2011
… P20 G90 X0 Y0 Z0 A0
This could be expanded to set tool offsets to zero by altering the L and P codes. L10-L13 references the geometry and wear columns of length and diameter offsets and P1-P100 reference the tool number offsets.
Sincerely, Answer Man
Friday, April 15, 2011
… ST-20, what G-code should I be using?
There are three G-codes for the left-handed rigid tapping cycles on a Haas turning center. G184 uses the main spindle along Z on centerline, G186 uses an axial live tool along the Z axis, and G196 uses a radial live tool along the X axis. Here is a metric example using an M6x1LH and G184:
T404 (Left-Handed Tap Example)
G97 S400 (No need for M04)
G00 X0. Z10.
G184 X0. Z-9.0 R5.0 F1.0 (Will tap 9 mm deep …
Thursday, October 14, 2010
… using the CLNT UP and CONT DOWN keys. The P-Cool nozzle can also be moved incrementally using M-codes within the program. Inserting an M34 in the program cause the nozzle to increment down one position; inserting an M35 will increment the nozzle up one position.
M08 Coolant On
M34 Coolant Increment (down)
M35 Coolant Decrement (up)
H code Tool length offset
Sunday, June 6, 2010
That’s right, the Haas control will now convert Fadal-specific program formats and codes to standard Haas format and codes – right at the Haas control. The program can then be set up and run just like any Haas program.
The process is easy: Simply access the Fadal converter while loading the program into the Haas control, and follow the on-screen instructions. The converter translates the Fadal program into a Haas program in seconds – loading it into memory, ready to run. …
Sunday, June 6, 2010
… examples of how useful they are.
HELP / CALC Displays
To see a list of all the G and M codes available for the machine, press HEL P and then the letter C. Press the letter D for a list of all the subject areas available in the Help directory; then select the subject you want by pressing the indicated letter. Press HELP/CALC again to access the calculator.
Transferring Simple Calculations
In the Trigonometry, Circular or Milling and Tapping calculator, the number …