Fanuc Mill: Entering Offsets 260

This class provides step-by-step instructions for adjusting offsets on the Fanuc 0-C mill control during a production run. Includes Fanuc CNC Simulators.

Class Details

Class Name:
Fanuc Mill: Entering Offsets 260
Version:
1.0
Difficulty:
Beginner
Number of Lessons:
13
Additional Language:
Spanish

Class Outline

  • Objectives
  • Offsets for Milling
  • Types of Offsets
  • Tool Changes
  • Viewing Offsets
  • Navigating Offsets
  • Work Offsets
  • Adjusting Work Offsets
  • Tool Length Offsets
  • Adjusting Tool Length Offsets
  • Cutter Compensation Offsets
  • Adjusting Cutter Compensation Offsets
  • Summary

Objectives

  • Describe the main purpose of offsets.
  • Distinguish between the types of offsets on the Fanuc 0-C mill control.
  • Describe a tool change on the Fanuc 0-C mill.
  • Describe how offset screens are arranged on the Fanuc 0-C mill control.
  • Explain the steps for navigating through various offsets.
  • Describe work offsets.
  • Explain how to adjust work offsets on the Fanuc 0-C mill control.
  • Describe the steps for determining a tool length offset.
  • Explain how to adjust tool length offsets on the Fanuc 0-C mill control.
  • Describe the steps for determining cutter compensation.
  • Explain how to adjust cutter compensation offsets on the Fanuc 0-C mill control.

Job Roles

Certifications

Glossary

Vocabulary Term Definition
[OFFSET] A chapter selection soft key that displays the tool geometry offset screen.
[WORK] A chapter selection soft key that displays the work offset screen.
1-2-3 block A precise metal block with dimensions measuring one, two, and three inches respectively. An operator can use a 1-2-3 block to touch off tools during setup.
block A single line of a part program.
cursor keys The up and down arrow keys located on the MDI keypad that enable an operator to move through various screens and fields in the control, edit and search for CNC programs, and move the cursor through the program or screen options.
cutter compensation An offset used on the mill that accounts for variations in tool diameter. Cutter compensation is necessary only for tools that travel in the X- or Y-axes.
diameter The distance from one edge of the circle to the opposite end through the center. The diameter is always twice the size of the radius.
gage line The imaginary line marking the portion of the toolholder that matches the bottom edge of the machine spindle.
job sheet A document that includes all manufacturing specifications for a lot of parts.
lot The number of similar parts made with a particular tooling setup.
machine zero The position located at the farthest possible distance in a positive direction along the machine axes. This position is permanently set for each particular CNC machine.
offset A numerical value stored in the CNC control that repositions machine components. Offsets are used to adjust for differences in tool geometry, part size, tool wear, etc.
offset register Area of the machine control that holds tool geometry, wear, and work offset settings.
ofset key A function key located on the MDI keypad that displays tool offsets and settings.
page keys The up and down arrow keys located on the MDI keypad that allow an operator to move through various screens and fields one page at a time.
program zero The position that acts as the origin for the part program of a particular workpiece. This position is unique to each workpiece design, and it is selected by the part programmer.
radius The distance from the center to the edge of a circle.
soft keys Keys located directly below the display screen that have different purposes depending on which function key has been chosen. The function of each soft key is visible on the display screen between brackets.
tolerance An unwanted but acceptable deviation from a given dimension. Tolerances indicate the allowable difference between a physical feature and its intended design.
tool change sequence Stored information in a part program that executes a tool change. Tool change sequences are actuated by the M06 command.
tool geometry offset Any offset that adjusts machine components to compensate for the unique shape of a particular cutting tool. On the mill, the geometry offsets are tool length and cutter compensation offsets.
tool length offset An offset used on the mill that accounts for variations in tool length along the Z-axis. Each tool requires its own offset, which is measured from the tip of the tool to the gage line.
tool magazine An arrangement of multiple tools that allows a CNC machine to rapidly change from one machining operation to the next.
wear offset An offset that allows for the slight adjustment of the cutter location. Wear offsets account for part deflection, tool wear, etc.
work offset An offset used to adjust the location of every tool loaded in the machine. On the mill, the work offset changes the position of the spindle in both the X- and Y-axes, and often the Z-axis as well.
workshift offset An offset used to adjust the location of every tool loaded in the machine. On the mill, the work offset changes the position of the spindle in both the X- and Y-axes, and often the Z-axis as well.