10 NC Start-Up with HMI Advanced
10.5 Axes and spindles
Synchronizing spindle: Machine data
Axis-specific ($MA_ ...)
SIMODRIVE 611 universal
Fig. 10-31 Synchronization using BERO
The spindle will be synchronized:
after the NC has powered up when the spindle is moved using a
after request for resynchronizing from the PLC
IS DB31,... DBX16.4 (resynchronize spindle 1)
IS DB31,... DBX16.5 (resynchronize spindle 2)
after each gear stage change when an indirect measuring system is used
MD 31040: ENC_IS_DIRECT (direct measuring system) = 0
when the encoder cut-off frequency falls below the programmed value after
a speed has been programmed which is above the encoder cut-off fre-
To synchronize the spindle, it must always be rotated using a programming
command (e.g. M3, M4, SPOS). The specification of a spindle speed using
the direction keys of the machine control panel is not sufficient.
If the spindle encoder is not mounted directly on the spindle and there are
speed-transforming gears between the encoder and spindle (e.g.
motor-mounted encoder), then a BERO signal connected to the drive
module must be used for synchronization.
The control then automatically resynchronizes the spindle after each gear
change. No manual intervention is required on the part of the user.
In general, backlash, gearbox elasticity and proximity switch hysteresis re-
duce the accuracy achievable during synchronization.
Reference point value
Reference point offset
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