Execution in manual mode
3.2 Selecting a tool and spindle
Spindle M function
Other M functions
G work offset
Unit of measurement
You can use this function to position the spindle at a specific angle, e.g. during a tool
• A stationary spindle is positioned via the shortest possible route.
• A rotating spindle is positioned as it continues to turn in the same direction.
Input of the tool (name or location number)
You can select a tool from the tool list using the "Select tool"
Cutting edge number of the tool (1 - 9)
Spindle selection, identification with spindle number
Input of machine functions
Refer to the machine manufacturer's table for the correlation
between the meaning and number of the function.
Selection of the work offset (basic reference, G54 - 57)
You can select work offsets from the tool list of settable work
offsets via the "Work offset" softkey.
Selection of the unit of measurement (inch, mm)
The setting made here has an effect on the programming.
Selection of the machining plane (G17(XY), G18 (ZX), G19 (YZ))
Specification of the gear stage (auto, I - V)
Input of the spindle position in degrees
Operating Manual, 03/2010, 6FC5398-7CP20-1BA0