Mitsubishi Electric's Interactive Cycle Insertion Screens Incorporate Renishaw GoProbe Macros
Mitsubishi Electric Automation Interactive Cycle Insertion screens on its M8 series of CNCs are designed to be used with Renishaw’s GoProbe macros. Said to be user-friendly, the screens can integrate Renishaw GoProbe macros directly into CNCs.
Interactive Cycle Insertion is an icon-based programming method that lets engineers choose and customize cycles or features directly into their G-code program. The company says that this reduces programming time and potential for human error because programmers do not have to manually type the G code into the control. This solution is specifically applicable for tool and workpiece measurement.
It is common to machine several identical workpiece attributes from within a single program. Consider the four identical circular counter-bored holes that must be milled in the workpiece shown in Figure 1.
Effectively commanding motion on most CNC machines requires more than describing how the CNC machine determines the end point position for each motion.
Parameters tell the CNC every little detail about the specific machine tool being used, and how all CNC features and functions are to be utilized.