canned cycle

canned cycle

[′kand ′sī·kəl]
(computer science)
Any set of operations, either software or hardware, that is activated by a single command.
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Features of the Titan 500 model are said to include canned cycle programming for character input; high structural rigidity; enclosed ballscrews; high load capacity; zero backlash; spindle retracts from the above part; full coverage at 45[degrees]; two-axis articulated spindle; Fagor Systems 8050 control; built-in machine diagnostics; teach-in digitizing mode for programming; tool offset, radius and length compensation; high resolution color graphics; AC brushless servo motors; and more.
A canned cycle performs a repetitious operation such as a straight roughing cut or a threading routine with only a few lines of code.
As part of a cooperative effort on the new NT model, the machine maker's engineers tested NC program output generated by the CAD/CAM package for programming various machining scenarios, including turning and milling operations, canned cycle routines, and synchronous machining combinations using the machine's articulating B-axis head and lower turret.
I'm a big fan of canned cycles. They are used in many areas of machine programming, but today we'll look at using the canned cycle code G75 for rough grooving.
Some machines can lock-up hard when the canned cycle faults at a particular sequence.
Previously in this space we've discussed the use of G71 roughing canned cycles. Now let's take a look at the G72, a facing canned cycle code.
Unfortunately, when the threading job is especially challenging, even the most advanced CNC Canned Cycle probably can't allow the necessary control of the threading cycle that is required for success.
In this column, we've talked about using G76, a canned cycle threading command that is easy to program.
Today we'll review G76; this canned cycle method is very popular and suitable for many threading applications.
Without a canned cycle the program requires a separate line of code for each cut from the stock's edge to the rough outline of the part.
Additional features include canned cycle for part programming, threading of an infinite range of standard threads, shop language programming, prompted interface for all system interactions, automatic cutter compensation manual as well as CNC operations, a powerful automatic roughing cycle, and icon-guided prompts for tool setting.