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INFORMATION SHEET 1.

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CNC Machine Keyboards, Parts and Function


Learning Objective:
After reading this INFORMATION SHEET, YOU MUST be able to identify
the CNC machines keyboards, its parts, functions and its importance in the
making/writing of CNC programs.

Key Description: Control Keyboard, Digitizer Overlay

Monitor

CNC Machine Keyboard


System Unit

Mouse

PC Keyboard

Power Supply System Unit Computer / Machine Keyboard

Power Supply source of power


System Unit - The main body of a computer, consisting of a plastic or metal
enclosure, the motherboard, and (typically) internal disk drives,
a power supply, cooling fans, and whatever circuit boards
plugged into the mother board, such as a video card.
Computer Keyboard-a keyboard that is a data input device for computers;
arrangement of keys is modelled after the typewriter keyboard

Computer Monitor - A display screen used to provide visual output from a


computer, cable box, video camera, VCR or other video
generating device
The CNC Machine Control Keys

MODE SELECTOR

RESET

ALTER

HELP INSERT
DELETE

SHIFT

PAGE UP/DOWN OFFSET

POS
SYSTEM
PROG
MESSAGE GRAPH

Key Functions
RESETCancel an alarm, reset the CNC (e.g. interrupt a program), etc.

HELP..Helping menu

CURSORSearch function, line up/down

PAGE..Page up/down
ALTER..Alter word (replace)

INSERTInsert word, create new program

DELETE..Delete (program, block, word)

EOB..End Of Block

CAN..Delete input

INPUT..Word input, data input

POS..Indicates the current position

PROG..Program functions

OFSET SETTING.Setting and display of offset values, tool and wear data,
Variables
SYSTEM.Setting and display of parameter and display diagnostic

data

MESSAGES..Alarm and message display

GRAPHGraphic display

SELF CHECK 1.2-2

Directions: Identify the keys of the CNC machine keyboard. Write answer on
the
space provided.
_________________ 1. Cancel an alarm, reset the CNC and etc.

_________________ 2. Delete input

_________________ 3. End Of Block

_________________ 4. Word input, data input

_________________ 5. Setting and display of parameter

_________________ 6. Search function, line up/down

_________________ 7. Graphic display

_________________ 8. Program functions

_________________ 9. Insert word, create new program


_________________10. Indicates the current position

Answer key to self check 1.2-2

1. RESET
2. CAN
3. EOB
4. INPUT
5. SYSTEM
6. CURSOR
7. GRAPH
8. PROG
9. INSERT
10. POS