Control Panel Functions for the CNC Lathe

“Control Panel Functions for the CNC Lathe” explains how operators use the machine and control panel functions to operate a CNC lathe. Operators use the handle and jog modes to move a turret or machine spindle incrementally or steadily. MDI mode executes isolated lines of programming and memory mode selects and edits existing programs. Before running a program, an operator may choose to execute the program in single block mode to prove it out or select the optional stop or block delete functions. The cycle start button starts the program. Once a program is running, the operator can use the control interface to adjust cutting variables with overrides. To use a CNC lathe, an operator needs to know how to perform important operations using machine panel functions to move machine components and control panel functions to execute programming codes. After taking this class, users should be able to explain the purpose of frequently used controls on the control panel of a CNC lathe.


Course Objectives:

  • Describe the responsibilities of the CNC lathe operator
  • Distinguish between machine operations and CNC control panel functions on a CNC lathe
  • Describe CNC lathe control displays
  • Distinguish between machine operations and CNC control panel functions on a CNC lathe
  • Describe the functions of the basic CNC lathe controls
  • Identify the operational modes on a CNC lathe
  • Describe the manual control modes on a CNC lathe
  • Distinguish between pulse handle and jog modes on a CNC lathe
  • Describe the function of MDI mode on a CNC lathe
  • Describe the function of single block mode on a CNC lathe
  • Identify the types of overrides on a CNC lathe
  • Describe the use of overrides on a CNC lathe
  • Describe manual operations for coolant on a CNC lathe
  • Describe the role of the CNC lathe operator in optional stop and block delete
  • Describe manual turret indexing
  • Describe manual operations for the chip conveyor on a CNC lathe
  • Describe proving out on a CNC lathe.


Recommended Background

  • Recommended for all manufacturing personnel operating CNC machines.
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Course ID

TU190

Skill Focus

Smart Technology

Instructor(s)

ToolingU

Employee Type

New Applicants, Operations team, 1st level supervisor

Method of Delivery

Digital

Estimated Effort

2.5 hrs

Cost

Negotiable


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