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Important Soft Keys - Siemens SINUMERIK 840DE Operation & Programming Manual

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2.5.3 Important soft keys

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SINUMERIK 840D/810D Operator's Guide ManualTurn (BAM) – 08.02 Edition
The following soft keys are incorporated into ManualTurn. Each of
them has the same function and screen position whatever the
operating mode.
General soft key functions
"Alternat." soft key
This soft key appears when the cursor is positioned on an input field
with several parameter setting options.
Examples of these are as follows:
• Feed F in mm/min, in mm/rev or in rapid traverse
• Spindle speed S in rev/min or m/min
Please note: Speed in m/min only applies in conjunction with feedrate
in mm/rev (constant cutting speed)
• Absolute and incremental programming for axis motions (X, Z)
• Clockwise/counterclockwise direction of rotation
• Position of the coordinate system and machining types (roughing,
etc.) for cycles
+/– soft key
You can change the sign of the value on which the cursor is positioned
with this soft key.
Accept soft key
The soft key Accept is displayed with all parameter screens that can
be transferred to an EasyStep machining sequence or a contour. The
parameters are integrated as a step in the sequence with this soft key.
"OK" soft key
The parameters entered are accepted and saved.
"Back" soft key
Return jump to the higher-level menu.
"Abort" soft key
Return jump to the higher-level menu. The Abort key closes a window
without transferring the entered values to the system.
2.5 Operating system


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