Programming technological functions (cycles)
8.5 Contour turning - only for G code programs
The "Grooving" function is used to machine grooves of any shape.
Before you program the groove, you must define the groove contour.
If a groove is wider than the active tool, it is machined in several cuts. The tool is moved by a
maximum of 80% of the tool width for each groove.
When grooving, the cycle takes into account a blank that can consist of a cylinder, an
allowance on the finished-part contour or any other blank contour.
Set machining area limits
If, for example, you want to machine a certain area of the contour with a different tool, you
can set machining area limits so that machining only takes place in the area of the contour
you have selected.
To prevent the occurrence of excessively long chips during machining, you can program a
You can freely select the machining type (roughing or finishing).
For more detailed information, please refer to section "Stock removal".
The part program to be executed has been created and you are in the
Press the "Turning" and "Contour turning" softkeys.
Press the "Grooving" softkey.
The "Grooving" input window opens.
Operating Manual, 03/2010, 6FC5398-7CP20-1BA0