Monitoring axis and spindle data
Specify working area limitations
The "Working area limitation" function can be used to limit the range within which a tool can
traverse in all channel axes. These commands allow you to set up protection zones in the
working area which are out of bounds for tool movements.
In this way, you are able to restrict the traversing range of the axes in addition to the limit
You can only make changes in "AUTO" mode when in the RESET condition. These changes
are then immediate.
You can make changes in "JOG" mode at any time. These changes, however, only become
active at the start of a new motion.
You will find all of the setting data in the "Start-up" operating area under "Machine data" via
the menu forward key.
Operating Manual, 01/2015, 6FC5398-6AP40-5BA2
Select the "Parameter" operating area.
Press the "Setting data" softkey.
The "Working Area Limitation" window appears.
Place the cursor in the required field and enter the new values via the
The upper or lower limit of the protection zone changes according to
Click the "active" checkbox to activate the protection zone.
Setting up the machine
3.6 Monitoring axis and spindle data