Programming technological functions (cycles)
8.7 Further cycles and functions ShopMill
With helical interpolation, a circular movement is overlaid in the plane with a linear motion in
the tool axis, i.e. a spiral is created.
Direction of rotation
Target position Y (abs) or target position Y referred to the last programmed
Radius of arc.
You can select the arc of your choice by entering a positive or a negative sign.
The ShopMill program to be edited has been created and you are in
Press the menu forward key and the "Straight Circle" softkey.
Press the "Helix" softkey.
The tool travels in the programmed direction from the circle starting point to its end
point. You can program this direction as clockwise or counterclockwise.
Clockwise direction of rotation
Counterclockwise direction of rotation
Center point of the helix in the X direction (abs or inc)
Center point of the helix in the Y direction (abs or inc)
Helix pitch The pitch is programmed in mm per revolution.
Target position of the helical end point (abs or inc)
Operating Manual, 03/2010, 6FC5398-7CP20-1BA0