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ProfDia Machine Setup

Important Parameter Settings in FANUC control Alpha iD and up

To successfully use the ProfDia Software with the FANUC EDM, the following parameters need to be set on the control.

Note

The parameter list below applies to FANUC EDM models Alpha iD and newer. For older Fanuc EDM models please consult the installation check list which comes with the software

CNC Parameters

Param. No Bit Value Function / Purpose
1008[A] 0 1 Roll over disabled
1008[A] 1 0 Move A-Axis the shortest way to programmed position
1008[A] 2 1 N/A
1420 e.g. 1080 for Hirschmann Rotary Rotation speed for A-axis, Value probably dependent on brand and type of A-axis
3454 4 1 Enable “bit-setting” with argument “Q” via program
15150 0 1 Disable block ahead reading at M00/M01 (BST)
15320 0 1 Macro variable range > 13000 available (MEX)
15820 0 0 Straightness compensation OFF (WCC)
15886 0 0 Trimm function OFF (OIA)
16980 7 1 Switch on PCD Generator (if available)
16981 2 1 Enables Collision detection (Abnormal probe status)

Keep Relay Parameters

Param. No Bit Value Function / Purpose
KR11 3 1 Switches Generator mode from NAK to PCD (if available)
KR11 5 1 G10 Output of Cutting Tech
KR12 0 1 Variables >13000 visible on control screen
KR12 1 1 Variables >500 visible on control screen

Probe Parameters

Param. No Bit Value Function / Purpose
6200 4 1 Probe parameter (HSS)
6200 6 1 Probe parameter (SRE)
6201 1 1 Probe parameter (SEB)
6202 0 1 Probe parameter (1S1)

A-axis machine position display

To limit the displayed position range to 0 – 359.9999 the following parameter has to be set:

Values are for A-Axis:

Param. No Bit Value Function / Purpose
1006 0 1 Limit A-Axis Machine Position Display
1006 1 0 Limit A-Axis Machine Position Display
1260 - 360.000 Limit A-Axis Machine Position Display

(If 1006#1 = 1 then display counts up to 9999)

Caution

Machine has to be in home position

Disable A-Axis limits

Values are for A-Axis:

Param. No Bit Value Function / Purpose
1320 - -1 (or -3600) Disable A-Axis Limits
1321 - 1 (or 3600) Disable A-Axis Limits

Handy Parameter

  • AWF -> Water fill AWF = NO
  • Confirmation of Hold Point must be set to Warning
  • interference check = OFF
  • DISABLE Work Coordinate System
  • 4 Conditions on at program start = OFF
  • Ignore G70,G71,G72 in Dry Run set to NO
  • G74 Setting = Measure

Additional Information

  • M221 = Probe Down Command
  • M222 = Probe Up Command