Input and display
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SINUMERIK 840Di Manual (HBI) – 06.03 Edition
The resolutions of linear and angle positions, velocities, accelerations and jerk
the input resolution, i.e. the input of data from the user interface or using
the parts programs
the display resolution, i.e. the display of data on the user interface
the computational resolution, i.e. the internal representation of the data
input through the user interface or the parts program.
The input and display resolution is determined by the control unit used whereby
the display resolution for position values can be modified using the MD 9004:
DISPLAY_RESOLUTION (display resolution).
MD 9011: DISPLAY_RESOLUTION_INCH (INCH unit system display resolu-
tion) can be used to configure the display resolution for position values with inch
setting. With inch setting, it is thus possible to display up to six digits after the
For programming in parts programs, the input resolutions indicated in the Pro-
The computational resolution defines the maximum number of effective decimal
places for all data the physical unit of which is referred to a length or an angle,
e.g. position values, velocities, tool offsets, zero offsets, etc.
The desired computational resolution is defined using the machine data
Check MD 10200: INT_INCR_PER_MM (computational resolution for linear
Check MD 10210: INT_INCR_PER_DEG (computational resolution for
The default assignment is:
The computational resolution thus also determines the maximum achievable
accuracy for positions and selected offsets. However, it is essential that the
measuring system is adapted to this degree of accuracy.
Although the computational resolution is generally independent of the input/dis-
play resolution, it should have at least the same resolution.
The accuracy of angle and linear positions is limited to the computational reso-
lution by rounding the product of the programmed value with the computational
resolution to an integer number.
Example of rounding:
10 NC Start-Up with HMI Advanced
10.3 System data