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FORMIGINE - Italy

GB "OPERATOR'S MANUAL"
HYDRAULIC PUNCHING MACHINE with Clamps and
automatic Repositioning

I "MANUALE OPERATORE"
PUNZONATRICE IDRAULICA con pinze e
riposizionamento automatico

D "MASCHINENHANDBUCH"
HYDRAULISCHE STANZMASCHINE mit Zangen und
automatischer Nachsetzung

F "MANUEL DE L'OPERATEUR"
POINÇONNEUSE HYDRAULIQUE avec pinces et
repositionnement automatique

E "MANUAL DEL OPERADOR"


PUNZONADORA HIDRÁULICA con pinzas y
posicionamiento automático

MOD.
CX 600 / 50 CNC
CX 750 / 30 CNC
CX 1000 / 30 CNC

CATALOGO n°: MO13CXGA MATRICOLA n°:


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THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING ME
GB and opting for my advantages in terms of sturdiness, easy use and low Maintenance.
As an Euromac Punching Machine, each component I am made up of is subjected to accurate checks and a complete final
testing to grant perfect efficiency.
The punching group’s structure is of simple but sturdy and compact construction. It is made up of a single block steel casting. The
resultant robustness prevents dangerous bending or flexure.
Rapid hydraulic clamping of both die and punch make tools easy and fast to change and guarantee their accurate blocking during
machining. The machine can be fitted with tools of the most common brands, such as Trumpf or, as an alternative, turret tools such as
Amada or Strippit. This feature gives the machine renders the machine very versatile.
Read each part of our manual carfully - from installation and starting up to everyday use. It will help you avoid accidents and achieve
the best from my use. In the event of any doubts and questions, contact:
GRAZIE PER AVERMI SCELTA
I concordando con la mia filosofia costruttiva basata su Robustezza, Semplicità d' uso e minima Manutenzione.
Noi Punzonatrici Euromac superiamo severi controlli su ogni singolo componente ed un completo collaudo finale per
garantire la nostra perfetta efficenza.
La Costruzione semplice ma Robusta e compatta del gruppo di Punzonatura costituito da una struttura in unica fusione di accaio,
conferisce una rigidità assoluta evitando nocive torsioni e flessioni.
I bloccaggi idraulici rapidi della matrice e del punzone rendono facile e veloce la sostituzione degli utensili garantendone il bloccaggio
preciso e sicuro durante la lavorazione.
La possibilità di montare utensili delle marche più note tipo Trumph o in alternativa del tipo a Torretta come Amada, Strippit ed altri
coferisce una eccezionale versatilità di utilizzo.
Leggi attentamente il nostro manuale dalla istallazione e messa in funzione fino all'utilizzo quotidiano, come valido supporto alla
prevenzione di incidenti e per il mio corretto funzionamento. Per qualsiasi problema o richiesta inerente, rivolgersi direttamente a:
HERZLICHEN DANK FÜR IHRE WAHL
D Herzlichen Dank dafür, daß Sie unsere Maschine und die darin verwirklichte Philosophie “robust und einfach in Gebrauch
und Wartung” unterstützen.
Die Stanzmaschinen von Euromac werden in ihren Einzelteilen sehr streng kontrolliert und vollständig abgenommen, um einen
einwandfreien Betrieb der Maschinen zu garantieren.
Die einfache aber robuste und kompakte Struktur der Stanzeinheit besteht aus einem Maschinengestell aus hochwertigem Stahlguß
und bietet den Vorteil, daß Vibrationen und Verdehungen vermieden werden.
Die hydraulische Schnellklemmung von Matrize und Stempel erleichtert den Werkzeugwechsel und garantiert ein präzises und sicheres
Festklemmen beim Betrieb.
Die Maschinen können mit Werkzeugen von renomierten Markenfirmen wie Trumpf oder mit Revorveraufnahmesystemen wie Amada,
Strippit usw. versehen werden, wodurch eine enorme Benutzungsvielfalt geboten wird.
Lesen Sie das Handbuch aufmerksam durch. Es enthält Anweisungen zur Installierung, Inbetriebnahme und den täglichen Gebrauch,
sowie Hinweise für das Vermeiden von Unfällen und einen korrekten Betrieb. Bei Unklarheiten oder Anfragen wenden Sie sich bitte
umgehend an:
MERCI DE L'AVOIR CHOISIE
...en accord avec la philosophie de la EUROMAC basée sur la robustesse, la simplicité d'utilisation et un entretien
F minime.
Les Poinçonneuses Euromac subissent des contrôles sévères pour chacun de leurs composants et un test final complet pour
garantir leur parfait fonctionnement.
Le groupe de poinçonnage est composé d'une structure monobloc en acier coulé. Sa construction simple mais solide et compacte lui
confère une rigidité absolue, en permettant d'éviter toute torsion ou flexion dangereuse.
Les blocages hydrauliques rapides de la matrice et du poinçon permettent de remplacer très facilement et très rapidement les outils,
tout en garantissant un blocage précis et sûr pendant toute phase de travail.
Lire attentivement notre manuel de l'installation et la mise en fonction jusqu'à l'emploi quotidien, comme support valable à la prévention
des accidents et pour un fonctionnement correct. Pour tout problème ou toute question concernant la machine, s'adresser au:
GRACIAS POR HABERME ELEGIDO
E Acordando con mi filosofía de fabricación basada en Robustez, Simplicidad de uso y mínimo Mantenimiento.
Las Punzonadoras Euromac superamos severos controles en cada componente y un completo ensayo final para garantizar
nuestra perfecta eficiencia.
La Fabricación simple pero Robusta y compacta del grupo de Punzonado constituido por una estructura en fusión de acero,
confiere una rigidez absoluta evitando torsiones y flexiones nocivas.
Los bloqueos hidráulicos rápidos de la matriz y del punzón facilitan y aumentan la rapidez de la sustitución de los utensilios,
garantizando el bloqueo exacto y seguro durante la elaboración.
La posibilidad de montar utensilios de las marcas más conocidas, Trumph o alternativamente de tipo en Torre como Amada,
Strippit y otros confiere una excepcional versatilidad de uso.
Leer atentamente nuestro manual de instalación y puesta en funcionamiento aun durante el uso cotidiano, como válido soporte para
prevenir accidentes y para mi funcionamiento correcto. Por problemas o mayores informaciones al respecto, dirigirse directamente a:

s.r.l. Tel. +39 59 57.95.11


Via per Sassuolo, 68/G Fax +39 59 57.95.12
41043 Formigine (MO) Italy EMAIL: euromac @ euromac.it

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CONTENTS
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1.1 DESCRIPTION AND OPERATING MODES: ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 4
1.2 CONTROL PANEL ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 5
1.3 PROGRAMMING CONSOLE -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 6
1.4 STARTUP --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 8
1.5 PROGRAMMING ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 8
1.5.1 PUNCH LIST (F11 PUNCH LIST) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Pag 8
1.5.2 NEW PROGRAM (F15 NEW PROGRAM) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 9
1.5.3 WORK CYCLE PROGRAMMING KEYS (F1-F2-...........-F10) ------------------------------------------------------------ Pag 10
-A- PUNCHING ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 10
-B- NOTCHING ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 13
-C- NIBBLING ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Pag 13
-THE COMPENSATION ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Pag 15
1.5.4 SUBMENUS --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 15
-A- PUNCHING SUBMENU ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Pag 15
-B- NOTCHING SUBMENU ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 17
-C- NIBBLING SUBMENU -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 21
1.6 F14 SPECIAL FUNCTION ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Pag 23
1.6.1 F1 -TRANSLATION ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Pag 23
1.6.2 F2 -ROTATION ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Pag 24
1.6.3 F3 -MIRROR --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 24
1.6.4 F4 -COPY ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Pag 24
1.6.5 SPECIAL FUNCTIONS FOR F3-F4-F5 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 25
1.6.6 SUB -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 26
1.7 SUMMARY of SPECIAL FUNCTIONS and SUBMENUS: --------------------------------------------------------- Pag 27
1.8 MODIFY KEYS --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 28
1.8.1 F20 -DISK OPERATIONS ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 28
-A- SAVING A PROGRAM --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 28
-B- LOADING A PROGRAM ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Pag 29
-C- DELETING A PROGRAM ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 29
-D- FORMATTING THE 3 ½" FLOPPY DISK ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 29
1.8.2 F17 -ZOOM ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 29
1.8.3 F18 -DELETE -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 29
1.8.4 F19 -MODIFY -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 30
1.9 CALCULATOR --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 30
2.0 GENERAL MENU ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 30
2.0.1 SHEET DIMENSIONS -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 31
2.0.2 CLAMP POSITION ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 31
2.0.3 SHEET LOADING POSITION ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 31
2.0.4 MOVE SHEET ORIGIN ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 32
2.0.5 SHEET TEST -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 32
2.0.6 PLOT SORTING ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 32
2.0.7 RECALCULATE ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 32
2.0.8 UNDO ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 33
2.0.9 PRIORITY ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Pag 33
2.0.10 CONFIGURATION ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 33
2.0.11 IMPORT NC --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 34
2.0.12 RECEIVE PROGRAM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 34
2.0.13 BACKUP ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 35
2.0.14 SYSTEM DIAGNOSTIC ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Pag 35
2.0.15 INSERT SQUARE ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 35
2.0.16 SORT by TOOL ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 37
2.0.17 MULTITOOL --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 37
3.0 EXAMPLE MACHINING CYCLE (AUTOMATIC MODE) ---------------------------------------------------------- Pag 39
3.0.1 PROGRAMMING PHASE ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 39
3.0.2 MACHINING PHASE ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 41
3.0.3 EXECUTION -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 42
4.0 EXAMPLE MACHINING CYCLE (MANUAL MODE) --------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 43
4.0.1 MANUAL MODE PARAMETERS ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 43
5.0 SWITCHING OFF THE MACHINE ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pag 45

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1.1 DESCRIPTION AND OPERATING MODES:

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Fig. 1
1 = Main switch
2 = Emergency button
2 3 = Guard
4 = Pedal controls
5 = Programming console
6 = Control panel
7 = Power supply board
8 = CNC panel
9 = Clamps
10 = Dowel

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1.2 CONTROL PANEL
2 3 4 5 6

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10
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9

12

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14 15 Fig. 2
POS. DENOMINATION POS. DENOMINATION

1 - X-axis manual control 9 - Cylinder Retract / Punch Unlock button


2 - Y-axis manual control 10 - Lock/Unlock Die selector
3 - Motor ON indicator 11 - Punch Mode selector (double stroke /
4 - Axis Moving / Guard indicator single stroke / automatic)
5 - Lock/Unlock Die indicator 12 - Cycle Stop
6 - Power ON indicator 13 - Cycle Start
7 - Manual / Automatic selector 14 - Main Motor ON
8 - Axes / Error Message Reset button 15 - Emergency Stop button

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1.3 PROGRAMMING CONSOLE

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1. - DISPLAY
2. - WORK CYCLE PROGRAMMING KEYS

F1 - Single F2 - Line of F3 - Grid F4 - Linear Cut


Hole Holes

F5 - Rectangular F6 - Notching F7 - Nibbling F8 - Flange of


Window Line Holes

F9 - Nibbling F10 - Circle


Arc
3. - SETUP KEYS

F11 - Punch F12 - Rotate sheet F13 - Turn over sheet


List

F14 - Special F15 - New


Function Program

4. - MODIFY KEYS
F16 - Alphanumerics F17 - Zoom F18 - Delete

F19 - Modify F20 - Disk operations

5. - CALCULATOR
F21 - Calculator F22 - Division F23 - Multiplication

F24 - Subtraction F24 - Addition


(reduce zoom) (increase zoom)

6. - NUMERICAL KEYPAD
7. - ARROW KEYS
8. - GENERAL FUNCTIONS

Not for User Not for User ESC

Main MENU ENTER

9. - DRIVE "A" (3.5" Floppy Disk)

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1.4 STARTUP

- Make sure that there is no floppy disk in drive "A" (n° 9 Fig.3 Page 4) on the RH side of the programming console.
Turn the power switch to ON (n° 1 Fig.1 Page 2) .

- Wait for the Programming Screen to appear after the DOS start up messages. The following data will be displayed:
PROG: the name of the saved program (no name is assigned before a save).
EUROPUNCH VER. 1.XX: the name and version of the software.
S/N...........: the SERIAL NUMBER of the machine.
The white area on the screen identifies the programmed sheet Fig.3 Page 4.
The inner rectangles indicate the clamps on the sheet.
The outer rectangles indicate the clamp safety zone ("X" = 175mm - "Y" = 95mm for each clamp)
("X" = 175mm - "Y" = 115mm for STRIPPIT mount)
("X" = 6.878" - "Y" = 3.734" for each clamp)
("X" = 6.878" - "Y" = 4.520" for STRIPPIT mount)

The Floppy disks used in the console must for no reason contain viruses. A virus can damage the operating
system and delete all maching sequence previously memorised.
All consoles and relevant programmes are tested during installation at EUROMAC using an ANTIVIRUS
programme. We therefore ensure that all viruses are remove before shipping the console.
The programme used for this operation is "D. Solomon Toolkit". We highly recommended you to purchase
this programme or a similar one to keep a constant check on the console and floppy disks.

The dashed lines indicate the working area of the machine.

1.5 PROGRAMMING

- The present chapter guides the user through the complete machining process and gives an overview of the program's
capabilities and how to Insert Delete
use the most important functions.Search Display Exit

1.5.1 PUNCH LIST (F11 PUNCH LIST)

- The PUNCH LIST key F11 enables the user to insert, delete, search for and display the punches in the
machine's magazine (the punches can also be used with the MULTITOOL).

CODE TYPE DIMENSION STAT. DOWN UP


16 ROUND 5.00 A 8.00 15.00
4 ROUND 5.00 M 1.00 4.00
6 ROUND 10.50 A -1.00 15.00
15 ROUND 11.00 A -1.00 15.00
12 ROUND 22.00 A -1.00 15.00
14 ROUND 22.00 M 1.00 4.00
11 ROUND 27.00 A -1.00 15.00
9 SQUARE 10.00 A -1.00 15.00
10 SQUARE 10.00 M 1.00 4.00
2 SQUARE 20.00 A -1.00 15.00
7 RECT. 20.00x3.00 A -1.00 15.00
8 RECT. 20.00x3.00 M 1.00 4.00
13 OBROU 20.00x5.00 A -1.00 15.00

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- INSERTING A PUNCH:
Select INSERT with the arrow keys and press ENTER; the insertion dialogue box will appear at the bottom of the screen:

CODE: the unique numerical code for the punch (up to 4 digits).
TYPE: the punch type (round, square, rectangular).
DIMENSIONS: the size of the punch.
STAT.: the series (always "A"; not modifiable).

The series can be of the A or M type; the A series is used for SINGLE PUNCHES, whereas the M
series is used for MULTITOOL set-ups.

DOWN: the lower dead point of the punch's travel.


UP: the upper dead point of the punch's travel.

Use the arrow keys to select the parameter to be modified, and the up and down keys to select the options for each
parameter which appear in a pulldown menu to the right. Select the desired option if there are various possibilities, or
modify the value with the numerical keypad and press ENTER.
Repeat for all the parameters you wish to modify.
When you have finished, press ENTER to store the new punch.
Press ESC to cancel.

- DELETING A PUNCH:
Select DELETE, select the punch to delete and press ENTER. A dialogue box will appear on the right asking for
confirmation: select "YES" or "NO" and confirm with ENTER. Press ESC to exit from the dialogue.

- SEARCHING FOR A PUNCH:


Select SEARCH and press ENTER. A dialogue box will appear (just like the INSERT dialogue): enter the code, type
and dimensions desired and press ENTER.
Use this function for quickly locating a punch which is not displayed on the screen.

- DISPLAYING A PUNCH:
Select DISPLAY, select a punch and press ENTER: a full-screen display of the form of the punch will appear.

- The icon with THREE UP ARROWS displays the previous page of punches.
- The icon with THREE DOWN ARROWS displays the next page of punches.
- EXIT returns you to the programming screen.

N.B.: Up to 9999 punch codes can be used.

1.5.2 NEW PROGRAM (F15 NEW PROGRAM)

- NEW PROGRAM key F15: if the on-screen program has not yet been saved, the following message appears:
"WARNING: THE CURRENT DRAWING HAS NOT BEEN SAVED! DO YOU WANT TO START A NEW
DRAWING?". If you answer "NO" / ENTER you are returned to the current program; select "OK" / ENTER to
display the dialogue for the dimensions of the new sheet at the top left of the screen:

- X SIDE: X-axis dimension of the new sheet in mm.


- Y SIDE: Y-axis dimension of the new sheet in mm.
- Z SIDE: thickness of the new sheet in mm.

Enter the numerical values with the numerical keypad (n°6 Fig.3 Page 4) and confirm with ENTER.
The video will dispay the newly set sheet.

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1.5.3 WORK CYCLE PROGRAMMING KEYS (F1-F2-...........-F10)

- EUROPUNCH can work in punching, nibbling or notching mode.


Each key used for programming the cycle (n°2 Fig.3 Page 6) corresponds to a template which defines the figure
geometrically in mm or inches.

-A- PUNCHING

F1 -Single Hole
- This function executes a single punching stroke at any point of the sheet.

- The operator need only program the coordinates of the centre of the hole
and the type of punch to be used. Use the up and down keys to change the values and confirm with ENTER.

F1 - SINGLE HOLE X AXIS = - Hole centre distance from the LH edge of the sheet

Y AXIS = - Hole centre distance from the top edge of the sheet
X AXIS = 200.000
Y AXIS = 200.000
TOOL : - The code of the punch in the punch list (F11). The
X operator can enter the code directly or press F11 (PUNCH
LIST) and select the desired punch and confirm with
ENTER.

DIMENSIONS : - Dimensions in mm or inches of the selected


punch (the value is taken from the punch list and
TOOL : 1 DIMENSIONS : 20.00 ANGLE : *
cannot be modified).

ANGLE : - Angle at which the selected PUNCH/DIE are oriented.

- WARNING: When changing the PUNCH/DIE the operator must orient them as specified in the program and
on the screen. E.G: - PUNCH CHANGEOVER: load the square 20 mm punch at 45° (CODE 2)

- WARNING: Errors in fitting the punch or die are not detected by the program.

F2 -Line of Holes
- This function defines constant pitch lines of holes. The line angle is referred to the X-axis and increases in a
clockwise direction.

- Proceed as for the previous function.

F2 - LINE OF HOLES X AXIS = - First hole centre distance from the LH edge of the sheet.

Y AXIS = - First hole centre distance from the top edge of the sheet.
X AXIS = 150.000
Y AXIS = 150.000
PITCH
ANGLE
=
=
30.000
0.000
PITCH = - Centre distance between successive holes.
NR. OF HOLES = 10 X

ANGLE = - Angle of inclination of the line relative to the X-axis.


NR. OF HOLES = - Number of holes to be punched.

TOOL : 1 DIMENSIONS : 20.00 ANGLE :


*

TOOL : ......... DIMENSIONS : ......... ANGLE : .........

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F3 -Grid
- This function defines a constant pitch grid of holes in the X- and Y-axes.

- Proceed as for the previous functions.

F3 - GRID X AXIS = - First hole centre distance from the LH edge of the
sheet.
X AXIS =
Y AXIS =
150.000
150.000
Y AXIS = - First hole centre distance from the top edge of the
PICH 1 =
NR.HOLES NX=
30.00
10
X sheet.
PICH 2 = 10
NR.HOLES NY = 30.000
PITCH 1 = - Centre distance between successive holes in the X-
axis.

NR. HOLES NX = - Number of holes along the X-axis.


TOOL : 1 DIMENSIONS : 20.00 ANGLE : *
PITCH 2 = - Centre distance between successive holes in the Y-
axis.

NR. HOLES NY = - Number of holes along the Y-axis.

TOOL : ......... DIMENSIONS : ......... ANGLE : .........

F4 -Linear Cut
- This function defines a linear punched cut of variable length and width defined by the punch dimension.

- Proceed as for the previous functions.

F4 - LINEAR CUT START X = - Distance between the start of the cut and the LH edge
of the sheet.

START X =
START Y =
150.000
150.000
START Y = - Distance between the start of the cut and the top of the
LENGTH = 100.000 sheet.
ANGLE = 0.000
END X = 250.000 X
END Y = 150.000
LENGTH = - Length of the cut.
COMPENSATION
ANGLE = - Angle of the cut relative to the X-axis.
END X = - Distance between the end of the cut and the LH edge of
TOOL : 1 DIMENSIONS : 20.00 ANGLE : *
the sheet.

END Y = - Distance between the end of the cut and the top edge of
the sheet.
N.B.: - END X and END Y are calculated automatically on the basis of the preceding parameters ( START X, START Y,
LENGTH, and ANGLE). The same holds for END X and END Y if START X and START Y are entered.

TOOL : ......... DIMENSIONS : ......... ANGLE : .........

COMPENSATION

- For instructions on how to use the COMPENSATION function, see F10 -Circle.

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F5 -Rectangular Window
- This function defines a rectangular window of variable length and width punched out of the sheet.

- Proceed as for the previous functions to enter the parameter values.

F5 - RECTANGULAR WINDOW X AXIS = - Distance between the LH edge of the sheet and the start of
the rectangle.

X AXIS = 150.000 Y AXIS = - Distance between the top edge of the sheet and the start of
Y AXIS = 150.000
SIDE 1 = 200.000
X the rectangle.
SIDE 2 = 100.000
ANGLE = 0.000
SIDE 1 = - Length of the rectangle along the X-axis.
SIDE 2 = - Length of the rectangle along the Y-axis.

TOOL : 1 DIMENSIONS : 20.00 ANGLE :


ANGLE = - Angle of the rectangle relative to the X-axis.
*

TOOL : ......... DIMENSIONS : ......... ANGLE : .........

F8 -Flange of Holes
- This function defines a series of equidistant holes around a circle (360°).

- Proceed as for the previous functions to enter the parameter values.

F8 - FLANGE OF HOLES X AXIS = - Distance between the LH edge of the sheet and the centre
of the circle.

X AXIS
Y AXIS
=
=
150.000
150.000
Y AXIS = - Distnace between the top edge of the sheet and the centre
RADIUS = 50.000 of the circle.
ANG. 1 stHOLE = 0.000
NR. OF HOLES = 8 X
PITCH = 45.000
RADIUS = - Radius of the circle.
ANG. 1st HOLE = - Angle of the first hole relative to the X-axis.

TOOL : 1 DIMENSIONS : 20.00 ANGLE : *


NR. OF HOLES = - Number of equidistant holes around the circle.
PITCH = - Angular distance between the holes (divide 360° by the number of holes).

TOOL : ......... DIMENSIONS : ......... ANGLE : .........

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-B- NOTCHING

F6 -Notching
- This function enables rectangular holes to be cut out of one or more corners of the sheet.

- Proceed as for the previous functions to enter the parameter values.

F6 - NOTCHING SIDE 1 = - X-axis dimension of the rectangle.

SIDE 2 = - Y-axis dimension of the rectangle.


SIDE 1 = 100.000
SIDE 2 = 100.000
X
TOOL : As well as the specifications described in F1 -Single Hole,
the operator must choose a square or rectangular tool.

D C
A B

TOOL : 1 DIMENSIONS : 20.00 ANGLE : *

DIMENSIONS : ......... ANGLE : .........


- This template allows the operator to choose the corner of the sheet in which the rectangle is to be cut. Select
D C the corners of the square icon ABCD with the up and down arrow keys and press ENTER to confirm (the corner
will be highlighted). To cancel a selection, reselect the corner and press ENTER again (the corner disappears).
A B Exit from the procedure with the up and down arrow keys and press ENTER to confirm.

-C- NIBBLING

F7 -Nibbling Line
- This function defines a line of variable length and of width determined by the choice of tool.

- Proceed as for the previous functions to enter the parameter values.

F7 - NIBBLING LINE START X = - First hole centre distance from the LH edge of the sheet.
START Y = - First hole centre distance from the top edge of the sheet.
START X = 150.000
START Y = 150.000
LENGTH = 100.000
X
LENGTH = - Length of the segment.
ANGLE = 0.000
END X = 250.000
END Y =
STOP (0/1) =
150.000
0 ANGLE = - Angle of the segment relative to the X-axis.
NIBB. PITCH = 3.000

COMPENSATION END X = - Last hole centre distance from the LH edge of the sheet.

END Y = - Last hole centre distance from the top edge of the sheet.
TOOL : 1 DIMENSIONS : 20.00 ANGLE :
*

STOP (0/1) = - Allows the machining to CONTINUE or STOP the machining cycle at the end of the function:
0 = disables the STOP function and allows machining to continue.
1 = enables the STOP function, adds a triangle to the graphic representation of the fnction on the
screen and stops machining at the end of the function. When the function has terminated, the message "WARNING:
REMOVE SCRAP" is displayed.

NIBB. PITCH = - Distance between punch strokes (min. 0.1 mm, max. 8 mm).
TOOL : ......... DIMENSIONS : ......... ANGLE : .........
COMPENSATION

- For instructions on how to use the COMPENSATION function, see F10 -Circle.

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F9 -Nibbling Arc
- This function defines an arc of variable angle from 1° - 360°.

- Proceed as for the previous functions to enter the parameter values.

F9 - NIBBLING ARC X CENTER = - Centre distance from the LH edge of the sheet of the
circle of which the arc is a segment.

X CENTER =
Y CENTER =
150.000
150.000
Y CENTER = - Centre distance from the top edge of the sheet of the
RADIUS = 100.000
X
circle of which the arc is a segment.
START ANGLE = 0.000
ANGLE WIDTH = 120°
STOP (0/1) =
NIBB. PITCH =
0
3.000
RADIUS = - Radius of the circle of which the arc is a segment.
COMPENSATION START ANGLE = - Starting angle relative to the X-axis.
ANGLE WIDTH = - Degrees through which the arc is cut.
TOOL : 1 DIMENSIONS : 20.00 ANGLE :
*
STOP (0/1) = .........
NIBB. PITCH = .........

TOOL : ......... DIMENSIONS : ......... ANGLE : .........


COMPENSATION

- For instructions on how to use the COMPENSATION function, see F10 -Circle.

F10 -Circle
- This function defines a circle in the sheet. The operator has the option of leaving the scrap or cutting it out
completely with the punch.

- Proceed as for the previous functions to enter the parameter values.

F10 - CIRCLE X CENTER = - Centre distance of the circle from the LH edge of the
sheet.

X CENTER =
Y CENTER =
150.000
150.000
Y CENTER = - Centre distance of the circle from the top edge of the
RADIUS = 100.000 sheet.
SCRAP (0/1) = 0
X
STOP (0/1) = 0
NIBB. PITCH. = 3.000
RADIUS = - Radius of the circle.
COMPENSATION SCRAP (0/1) = - Cut out or leave the scrap (interior of the circle).
0 = Cut out the circle: the machine first cuts out the
TOOL : 1 DIMENSIONS : 20.00 ANGLE :
* interior of the circle and then finishes it with the set
pitch, so that the machine does not have to stop (STOP =
0) to allow the scrap to be removed.

1 = Cuts only the circumference of the circle. In this


case the machine must stop (STOP = 1) to allow the
scrap to be removed, thus avoiding damage to the tool or
the sheet itself.

STOP (0/1) = .........


NIBB. PITCH = .........
TOOL : ......... DIMENSIONS : ......... ANGLE : .........

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-THE COMPENSATION
COMPENSATION
- In all Nibbling templates (F7-F9-F10) and Linear Cut (F4), COMPENSATION is required as follows:
move the tool towards the left, right or centre of the figure by the radius of the tool.
Choose the compensation with the figure on the screen, where the arrow indicates the edge of the figure to be cut and
the circle represents the tool.
Use the right and left arrow keys to choose the desired compensation.

1.5.4 SUBMENUS

- As well as the main menus for functions F1..F10, there are also submenus for the punching, notching and nibbling
functions.

We will now analyse the options available in the submenus.

-A- PUNCHING SUBMENU

- To access the punching submenu, first select one of the functions F1-F2-F3-F4-F5-F8 and then select MENU: the
following screen will appear:

Lav :
PUNCHPLUS / EUROMAC REL. ........

F1 F2 F3 F4

F5 F6 F7 F8

F9 F10 F11 F12

F13 F14 F15 F16

- Press the function key for the machining function to display the machining dialogue in which you are
prompted for the values as for the main menus.

- The submenu functions F1-F2-F3-F5-F9-F12 are identical to those already explained in Chapter 1.5.3.

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F4 -Pun. on Arc
- This function defines a series of equidistant holes around a circular arc.

- Proceed as for the previous functions to enter the parameter values.


F4

X AXIS = - Centre hole distance from the LH edge of the sheet of the circle of which the arc is a segment.
Y AXIS = - Centre hole distance from the top edge of the sheet of the circle of which the arc is a segment.
RADIUS = - Radius of the arc.
ANG. 1 st HOLE = - Angle of the first hole relative to the X-axis.
PITCH = - Angular pitch of the holes.
NR. OF HOLES = - Number of holes.
ANGLE = - Overall angle of the arc.

TOOL : ......... DIMENSIONS : ......... ANGLE : .........


F6 -Grid
- This function is similar to F3, with the difference that the tool moves primarily along the Y-axis.

- Proceed as for the previous functions to enter the parameter values.


F6

F7 -Rectangular Window
- This function defines a number of holes along the sides of a rectangle or square. The pitch is
calculated automatically and can differ on the X and Y axes.

F7 - Proceed as for the previous functions to enter the parameter values.

X AXIS = - Centre distance from the LH edge of the sheet of the first hole or beginning of the rectangle.
Y AXIS = - Centre distance from the top edge of the sheet of the first hole or beginning of the rectangle.
SIDE 1 LEN. = - X-axis side length of the rectangle.
NR. HOLES NX = - Number of holes on the X-axis side.
SIDE 2 LEN. = - Y-axis side length of the rectangle.
NR. HOLES NX = - Number of holes on the Y-axis side.
ANGLE = - Angle of the rectangle relative to the X-axis.

TOOL : ......... DIMENSIONS : ......... ANGLE : .........

F10 -Rectangular Window


- This function defines a rctangular hole with central scrap of variable length and width.

- Proceed as for the previous functions to enter the parameter values.


F10

X AXIS = - Distance between the LH edge of the sheet and the corner of the scrap.
Y AXIS = - Distance between the top edge of the sheet and the corner of the scrap.

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SIDE 1 = - Length along the X-axis of the scrap.
SIDE 2 = - Length along the Y-axis of the scrap.
ANGLE = - Angle of the function relative to the X-axis.
STOP (0/1) = .........
TOOL : ......... DIMENSIONS : ......... ANGLE : .........

F11 -Notched Rectangular Window


- This function defines a rectangular hole with four rectangular intrusions of the defined dimensions.

- Proceed as for the previous functions to enter the parameter values.


F11

X AXIS = - Distance between the LH edge of the sheet and the start of the complete rectangle.
Y AXIS = - Distance between the top edge of the sheet and the start of the complete rectangle.
SIDE 1 = - Length along the X-axis of the complete rectangle.
SIDE 2 = - Length along the Y-axis of the complete rectangle.
ANGLE = - Angle of the function relative to the X-axis.
NOTCH LEN. = - Size of the notch. This is the same in X and Y and is executed in all four corners.

TOOL : ......... DIMENSIONS : ......... ANGLE : .........

-B- NOTCHING SUBMENU


- To access the notching submenu, first press F6 and then select MENU: the following screen is displayed:

Prog :
EUROPUNCH VER.. ....

F1 F2 F3 F4

F5 F6 F7 F8

F9 F10 F11 F12

F13 F14 F15 F16

- Press the function key for the machining function to display the machining dialogue in which you are
prompted for the values as for the main menus.

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F1 -Notching
- This function defines a notch as in the main functions.
F6 -Notching; this gives the option of moving the moving the origin of the notch while maintaining
the sheet orientation.
F1 - Proceed as for the previous functions to enter the parameter values.

SIDE 1 = - X-axis side length of the notch.


SIDE 2 = - Y-axis side length of the notch.
OFF. X = - Distance between the LH edge of the sheet and the start of the notch.
OFF. Y = - Distance between the top edge of the sheet and the start of the notch.
TOOL : ......... DIMENSIONS : ......... ANGLE : .........

F2 -Notching
- This function defines an oblique notch on one or more corners of the sheet.

- Proceed as for the previous functions to enter the parameter values.


F2

SIDE 1 = - X-axis side length of the notch.


SIDE 2 = - Y-axis side length of the notch.
OFF. X = - Distance between the LH edge of the sheet and the start of the notch.
OFF. Y = - Distance between the top edge of the sheet and the start of the notch.
TOOL : ......... DIMENSIONS : ......... ANGLE : .........

F3 -Notching
- This function defines a circular notch on one or more corners of the sheet.

- Proceed as for the previous functions to enter the parameter values.


F3

RADIUS = - The radius of the notch centred on the corner of the sheet.
OFF. X = - Distance between the LH edge of the sheet and the start of the notch.
OFF. Y = - Distance between the top edge of the sheet and the start of the notch.
NIBBLING PITCH = ..........
TOOL : ......... DIMENSIONS : ......... ANGLE : .........

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F4 -Notching
- This function defines a notch with two rectangular steps one one or more corners of the sheet.

- Proceed as for the previous functions to enter the parameter values.


F4

SIDE 1 = - First side in X to be notched.


SIDE 2 = - First side in Y to be notched.
SIDE 3 = - Second side in X to be notched.
SIDE 4 = - Second side in Y to be notched.
OFF. X = - Distance between the LH edge of the sheet and the start of the notch.
OFF. Y = - Distance between the top edge of the sheet and the start of the notch.
TOOL : ......... DIMENSIONS : ......... ANGLE : .........

F5 -"L" Shaped Notching


- This function defines an L-shaped notch on one or more corners of the sheet.

- Proceed as for the previous functions to enter the parameter values.


F5

SIDE 1 = - First side in X to be notched.


SIDE 2 = - First side in Y to be notched.
SIDE 3 = - Second side in X to be notched.
SIDE 4 = - Second side in Y to be notched.
OFF. X = - Distance between the LH edge of the sheet and the start of the notch.
OFF. Y = - Distance between the top edge of the sheet and the start of the notch.
TOOL : ......... DIMENSIONS : ......... ANGLE : .........

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F6 -Notching
- This function defines a notch with three rectangular steps on one or more corners of the
sheet.

F6 - Proceed as for the previous functions to enter the parameter values.

SIDE 1 = - First side in X to be notched.


SIDE 2 = - First side in Y to be notched.
SIDE 3 = - Second side in X to be notched.
SIDE 4 = - Second side in Y to be notched.
SIDE 5 = - Third side in X to be notched.
SIDE 6 = - Third side in Y to be notched.
OFF. X = - Distance between the LH edge of the sheet and the start of the notch.
OFF. Y = - Distance between the top edge of the sheet and the start of the notch.
TOOL : ......... DIMENSIONS : ......... ANGLE : .........

F7 -Notching
- This function defines 45° notches on one or more sides of the sheet.

- Proceed as for the previous functions to enter the parameter values.


F7

SIDE 1 = - Distance between the edge of the sheet and the centre of the notch.
SIDE 2 = - Depth of the notch.
TOOL : ......... DIMENSIONS : ......... ANGLE : .........

C C
D B - This template enables selection of the quadrant in which the notch is to be made. Use the right arrow
D B key to select the desired quadrant.
AA

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-C- NIBBLING SUBMENU

- To access the nibbling submenu press one of the function keys F7-F9-F10 and then select MENU: the following
screen will be displayed:
Prog :
EUROPUNCH VER. .....

F1 F2 F3 F4

F5 F6 F7 F8

F9 F10 F11 F12

F13 F14 F15 F16

- Press the function key for the machining function to display the machining dialogue in which you are
prompted for the values as for the main menus.

- Functions F2-F3-F5 are identical to those already explained in Chapter 1.5.3.

F4 -Rectangular Window
- This function defines a rectangle with radiused corners where the radius of the corner is equal to
that of the punch tool.

F4 - Proceed as for the previous functions to enter the parameter values.

X AXIS = - Distance between the LH edge of the sheet and the corner of the rectangle.
Y AXIS = - Distance between the top edge of the sheet and the corner of the rectangle.
SIDE 1 = - Length of the X-axis sides.

SIDE 2 = - Length of the Y-axis sides.

ANGLE = - Angle of the rectangle relative to the X-axis.


STOP (0/1) = .........
NIBB. PITCH = ..........
TOOL : ......... DIMENSIONS : ......... ANGLE : .........

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F6 -Obrou
- This function defines a variable length and width slot.

- Proceed as for the previous functions to enter the parameter values.


F6

X CENTER = - Distance between the LH edge of the sheet and the centre of the slot.
Y CENTER = - Distance between the top edge of the sheet and the centre of the slot.
LONG SIDE = - Length of the longer side of the slot.
SHORT SIDE = - Length of the shorter side of the slot.
ANGLE= - Angle of the function relative to the X-axis.
STOP (0/1) = .........
NIBB. PITCH = ..........
TOOL : ......... DIMENSIONS : ......... ANGLE : .........

F7 -Chamf. Rectangle
- This function defines a rectangle with radiused corners of variable radius.

- Proceed as for the previous functions to enter the parameter values.


F7

X VERTEX = - Distance between the LH edge of the sheet and the corner of the radiused rectangle.

Y VERTEX = - Distance between the top edge of the sheet and the corner of the radiused rectangle.

SIDE X = - Length of the X-axis sides.


SIDE Y = - Length of the Y-axis sides.
RADIUS = - Corner radius.
ANGLE = .......
STOP (0/1) = .......
NIBB. PITCH= ........
TOOL : ......... DIMENSIONS : ......... ANGLE : .........

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1.6 F14 SPECIAL FUNCTION

- Press the SPECIAL FUNCTION key F14 to display the special function screen:
F1 -Translation, F2 -Rotation, F3 -Mirror, F4 -Copy.

Prog :
EUROPUNCH VER. ....

TRANSLATION F1 ROTATION F2 MIRROR F3 COPY F4

F5 F6 F7 F8

F9 F10 F11 F12

F13 F14 F15 F16

- Press the function key to display the dialogue for the function in question.

1.6.1 F1 -TRANSLATION
F1 -Translation
- This function translates the shape to be cut along the X and Y axes.

- Proceed as for the previous functions to enter the parameter values.


TRASLATION F1

X INCREASE = - The amount by which the shape is to be translated along the X-axis.
Y INCREASE = - The amount by which the shape is to be translated along the Y-axis.
REPEAT. NR. = - The number of functions to which this option is to be applied.
-To confirm the values press ENTER: the system prompts for the "ENT. TYPE" to be translated. Select the type of
function with the arrow keys and press ENTER to confirm.
PUNC. = punched functions
(F1-F2-F3-F4-F5-F6-F8)
NIBBLE. = nibbling functions
(F7-F9-F10)
SUB. = applies special functions (Translation, Rotation, Mirror and Copy) to a previously defined function. See the
end of chapter 1.6.6 SUB Page 24 for an example application..
A new screen is displayed to enable selection of the function. Select the function desired with the up and down arrows,
and press MENU and ENTER to confirm. A further screen prompts for the type of tool. To change the tool follow the
instructions in Chapter 1.5.3., to confirm the tool press ENTER.

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1.6.2 F2 -ROTATION
F2 -Rotation
- This function rotates the shape around a specified point.

- Proceed as for the previous functions to enter the parameter values.


ROTATION F2

X AXIS = - Distance between the LH edge of the sheet and the centre of rotation.
Y AXIS = - Distance between the top edge of the sheet and the centre of rotation.
ANGLE = - The angle of rotation.
REPEAT. NR. = - The number of times the shape is to be rotated.
- For the Confirm/Modify procedures see F1 -Translation.

1.6.3 F3 -MIRROR
F3 -Mirror
- This function reflects a shape about a vertical or horizontal axis chosen by the operator. Select X
to reflect the shape about a vertical axis, Y to reflect it about a horizontal axis. The original shape
(pre-reflection) is not part of the function and hence only the reflected shape is cut.
MIRROR F3
- Proceed as for the previous functions to enter the parameter values.

AXIS = - Select X to reflect the shape through a vertical axis.


- Select Y to reflect the shape through a horizontal axis.

Select the axis with the left and right arrow keys.

POSITION = - Distance of the reflection axis from the respective edge of the sheet.
- For the Confirm/Modify procedures see F1 -Translation.

1.6.4 F4 -COPY
F4 -Copy
- This function repeats the original shape at horizontal and vertcial intervals to obtain a grid based on
the original shape. The final function contains the original shape.
COPY F4 - Proceed as for the previous functions to enter the parameter values.

X INCREASE = - Centre distance along the X-axis between the original and its copy (pitch).
REPEAT. NR. = - Number of copies along the X-axis.
Y INCREASE = - Centre distance along the Y-axis between the original and its copy (pitch).
REPEAT. NR. = - Number of copies along the Y-axis.
- For the Confirm/Modify procedures see F1 -Translation.

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1.6.5 SPECIAL FUNCTIONS FOR F3-F4-F5
- Press F3 -GRID of HOLES and then F14 -SPECIAL FUNCTION; the F3- GRID of HOLES screen is displayed.

+ =

This function defines a grid which may be inclined and skewed.


Proceed as for the previous functions to enter the parameter values.

- Press F4 -LINEAR CUT and then F14 -SPECIAL FUNCTION; the F4 -LINEAR CUT screen is displayed.

+ =

This function defines a punched linear cut in the sheet, of variable length and of width equal to that of the punch.
The values of the "MICRO-JOINTS" are crucial since they enable a piece to be cut without scraps falling off. The
"MICRO-JOINTS" can be inserted at the start and/or end and/or centre of the cut.
Proceed as for the previous functions to enter the parameter values.
START X = - Distance between the LH edge of the sheet and the start of the cut.
START Y = - Distance between the top edge of the sheet and the start of the cut.
LENGTH = - Length of the cut.
ANGLE = - Angle of the sheet and the end of the cut.
END X = - Distance between the LH edge of the sheet and the end of the cut.
END Y = - Distance between the top edge of the sheet and the end of the cut.
MICRO-JO. 1 = - The thickness of the micro-joint at the start of the cut.
MICRO-JO. 2 = - The thickness of the micro-joint at the end of the cut.
MICRO-JO. 3 = - The thickness of the micro-joint along the length of the cut.
N. MICROJO 3 = - The number of equidistant micro-joints along the length of the cut.
COMPENSATION
STOP (0/1) = .......

TOOL : ......... DIMENSIONS : ......... ANGLE : .........

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- Press F5 -RECTANGULAR WINDOW and then F14 -SPECIAL FUNCTION; the F5- RECTANGULAR
WINDOW screen will be displayed.

+ =

This function defines a rectangle punched into the sheet of variable length and width without destruction of the central
scrap.
Proceed as for the previous functions to enter the parameter values.
X AXIS = - Distance between the LH edge of the sheet and the start of the rectangle.
Y AXIS = - Distance between the top edge of the sheet and the start of the rectangle.
SIDE 1 = - X-axis side length of the rectangle.
SIDE 2 = - Y-axis side length of the rectangle.
ANGLE = - Angle of the function relative to the X-axis.
SCRAP (0/1) = .......
MICRO JOINT = - The thickness of the microjoint.
N. MICRO L1 = - The number of micro-joints along side 1.
N. MICRO L2 = - The number of micro-joints along side 2.
STOP (0/1) = .......
TOOL : ......... DIMENSIONS : ......... ANGLE : .........

1.6.6 SUB

- The term "SUB" refers to saved machining functions which can be grouped together in a single program.

Suppose that we must machine a sheet with dimensions X = 250; Y = 250; thickness = 1.5 mm.
We wish to create a rectangle with micro-joints, that is F5 + SPECIAL FUNCTION, with dimensions X=150 and
Y=100, and at the centre of the rectangle we wish to cut a hole.
Once the program has been entered, we save it as described above.
We set up a new program on the screen, with a sheet sufficiently large to machine a certain number of pieces of the
above type..
We press F14 to access the functions desired, fill in the dialogue and confirm with ENTER.
A new screen will appear which prompts us for the type of function, we select "SUB" with the arrow keys and press
ENTER.
At the centre of the screen a window will open which prompts for the name of the SUBROUTINE; we now select
SCROLL with the down arrow key and confirm with ENTER.
We search for the saved function, select the box marked "ENTER" and confirm by pressing ENTER.
The chosen program will appear on the SUBROUTINE line.
We highlight this line with the up arrow and confirm with ENTER.
The program will display the function we have chosen (Translation, Rotation, Mirror, Copy) for the set number of
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1.7 SUMMARY of SPECIAL FUNCTIONS and SUBMENUS:

PUNCHING:
NOTCHING:
NIBBLING:

programming screen

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1.8 MODIFY KEYS
- This chapter describes all the functions used during program execution.

1.8.1 F20 -DISK OPERATIONS

- The programming console is equipped with a hard disk drive, DRIVE "C" and a 3 ½" floppy disk drive,
DRIVE "A" on the RH side of the console ( Fig. 3 Page 6 ).

The Floppy disks used in the console must for no reason contain viruses. A virus can damage the operating
system and delete all maching sequence previously memorised.
All consoles and relevant programmes are tested during installation at EUROMAC using an ANTIVIRUS
programme. We therefore ensure that all viruses are remove before shipping the console.
The programme used for this operation is "D. Solomon Toolkit". We highly recommended you to purchase
this programme or a similar one to keep a constant check on the console and floppy disks.

Press this button to access the selected disk. The following functions are available:

EXIT : Exits from the F20 function

DRIVE : Selects the drive (C or A)

LOAD : Loads a program from disk

SAVE : Saves a program on disk

DELETE : Deletes a program from disk

MAKE DIREC. : Creates directories on a disk

FORMAT : Formats a disk in drive A (3 ½" floppy disk)

-A- SAVING A PROGRAM

- When the machining program is completed, press F20 -DISK OPERATIONS.

DRIVE Use the arrow keys to select DRIVE in the RH column and confirm with ENTER. The system prompts fro
selection of drive A or C, select with the arrow keys and press ENTER to confirm. Make sure that the
disk is already in drive A when you select it, otherwise the following message will appear: "BAD OR
MISSING DISK: RETRY ?".

- It is convenient to save your work in directories on the disk.


To create a directory:

MAKE DIREC. Use the arrow keys to select MAKE DIRECT. in the RH column and press ENTER to confirm. You
are prompted for the DIRECTORY NAME: press F16 -ABC.... and a dialogue called "CHOOSE
LETTERS WITH ENTER" will appear, inside which the alphanumeric characters are displayed.
Use a maximum of 8 characters, excluding DOS command characters ( * / . - ).
Select the characters with the left and right arrows and confirm with ENTER for each character.
Press ESC to quit and return to the previous window, which will display the name of the directory. Press
ENTER to confirm the new directory, press ESC to abort.

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Now select the directory in which the program is to be saved and press ENTER, then F16 -ABC.... to name
SAVE
the program. The "CHOOSE LETTERS WITH ENTER" dialogue appears. Program names can be up to 20
characters long, including DOS command characters.
Press DEL to cancel the name that appears and select the name of the new program.
Press ESC to exit from this window, select "SAVE" in the RH column and press ENTER.
The system automatically returns you to the programming menu.

-B- LOADING A PROGRAM

LOAD - Enter the F20 DISK OPERATIONS menu. Select the directory in which the program has been saved and
press ENTER. Select the program, select "LOAD" with the arrow keys and press ENTER to confirm.
The system automatically returns you to the programming screen.

-C- DELETING A PROGRAM

DELETE Enter the F20 DISK OPERATIONS menu. Select the directory in which the program has been saved
and press ENTER. Select the program to delete, select "DELETE" with the arrow keys and press
ENTER to confirm.
The message "DELETE PROGRAM : CONFIRM?" is displayed: select OK and confirm with
ENTER.

-D- FORMATTING THE 3 ½" FLOPPY DISK


Enter the F20 DISK OPERATIONS menu. Insert the floppy disk in drive A, select "FORMAT" and
FORMAT
press ENTER to confirm.
The message "WARNING ! ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO FORMAT THE DISK?" is displayed:
select OK and confirm with ENTER.

Formatting has terminated when the message "FORMATTING..." disappears from the screen.

1.8.2 F17 -ZOOM


- This function enlarges the view of the part of the sheet being programmed.
Press F17 -ZOOM and a rectangle with cross-hairs will appear. Move the cross-hairs over the area to zoom
and confirm with ENTER.
The rectangle which delimits the zoom area can be made smaller or larger with F24/F25 respectively.

Pressing F17 -ZOOM and then MENU access a window with the following options:

1 GRID = This function defines an optimal grid on the zommed area of the sheet, not user
programmable.
2 BACK ZOOM = Reduces the programmable area.
3 PANORAMIC = Returns you to the main screen after use of F24/F25.

To use these functions select and confirm with ENTER as usual.

1.8.3 F18 -DELETE


- This functions deletes one or more progammed functions.
Press F18 -DELETE to display each programmed function as a cross, while the cross-hair pointer covers the
entire screen.
Move the pointer with the arrow keys (press MENU to change the length of the steps with which the pointer
moves) until you have selected the cross representing the function you wish to delete (when the function is selected a
rectangle appears centred on the cross-hairs). Press ENTER to confirm the selection: a diagonal cross appears
superimposed over the function cross. Now press F18 -DELETE and the function(s) selected will disappear.
Press ESC to abort.

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1.8.4 F19 -MODIFY
- This function modifies the parameters of a pre-defined function. Press F19 -MODIFY to display each
programmed function as a cross, while the cross-hair pointer covers the entire screen.

Move the pointer with the arrow keys (press MENU to change the length of the steps with which the pointer
moves) until you have selected the cross representing the function you wish to modify (when the function is selected a
rectangle appears centred on the cross-hairs). Press ENTER to display the parameters of the selected function, make
the modifications and press ENTER top confirm the new values.
Press ESC to abort.

1.9 CALCULATOR
- This function calculates and enters the values of the pèarameters of the machining functions. To calculate a
dimension (X-axis, Y-axis, radius, etc.), select the parameter in question, press F21 -CALCULATOR and a
line will appear at the lower left of the screen on which the calculations will be made. Enter the numerical
values with the numerical keypad and the calculator functions with the keys F22 -DIVISION, F23 -
MULTIPLICATION, F24 -SUBTRACTION, F25 -ADDITION. Press ENTER to execute the calculation and the
result is automatically entered in the selected parameter.

Press ESC to abort.

2.0 GENERAL MENU


- Press the MENU key to display the following options:

1 SHEET DIMENSIONS
2 CLAMP POSITION
3 SHEET LOADING POSITION
4 MOVE SHEET ORIGIN
55 SHEET TEST
6 PLOT SORTING
7 RECALCULATE
8 UNDO
9 PRIORITY
10 CONFIGURATION
11 IMPORT NC
12 RECEIVE PROGRAM
13 BACKUP
14 SYSTEM DIAGNOSTIC
15 INSERT SQUARE
16 SORT BY TOOL
17 MULTITOOL
Select the desired option with the up and down arrow keys and confirm with ENTER.

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2.0.1 SHEET DIMENSIONS
DIMENSIONS
X SIDE =
Y SIDE =
Z SIDE =
- This function defines the dimensions of the sheet being machined. Select the parameters with the arrow keys and
enter the respective values from the numerical keypad (note that Z = thickness).
Press ENTER to confirm the entered values and return to the programming screen.

2.0.2 CLAMP POSITION

CLAMP POSITIONS : 325.0 565.0


EXTRA STRIP : ......... ZOOM MANUAL STEP = 20.0 AUTOMATIC OK
- This function changes or confirms the position of the CLAMPS along the graduated scale.
The position of the clamps in mm appears at the top of the screen. The position can be changed in three ways:

- AUTOMATIC ADJUSTMENT: select AUTOMATIC and press ENTER.


The machine calculates the optimal position of the clamps on the sheet and displays the values at the top left of the
screen after CLAMP POSITION.

- MANUAL ADJUSTMENT: select MANUAL and press ENTER. A white line will appear on the LH clamp.
Move the clamp to the left or right using the arrow keys; the resolution is defined by the parameter STEP. To modify
this parameter select it and enter a new value from the numeric keypad. To change to the next clamp press MENU.

- DIRECT ADJUSTMENT: select CLAMP POSITION with the up arrow key and enter the new values directly
from the numeric keypad (the first value refers to the LH clamp, the second to the RH clamp). Confirm the new values
with ENTER.

- Once the adjustment has been made in any of the above three modes, select OK and press ENTER to confirm.

- EXTRA STRIP indicates the strip in mm (inch) on the Y-axis which cannot be machined due to the presence of the
clamps.

Example: let us suppose that a sheet is 500 mm long on the Y-axis, with EXTRA STRIP set to 100 mm; the result is that
the overall sheet size is 600 mm, and a hole defined at X=50 / Y=50 will be machined at X=50 / Y=150, that is, it will
be compensated in accordance with the EXTRA STRIP value.

- ZOOM: see function F17 -ZOOM paragraph 1.8.2 page 25.

2.0.3 SHEET LOADING POSITION


SHEET LOADING
X = 1189.50
Y = 200
- Indicates the position to which the axes move to load a new sheet before starting a new machining cycle. Select the
function and press ENTER: enter the Y value directly from the keypad according to the size of sheet (for example, for
large sheets enter a value close to the maximum travel, and for small sheets a correspondingly small value). The
minimum Y value, foe the machine 750/30 and 600/50 is 105 mm, for the machine 1000/30 is 200 mm. The X
value is set by the manufacturer at testing and is not modifiable. Press ENTER to confirm the Y value.

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2.0.4 MOVE SHEET ORIGIN
- This function sets the X- and Y-axis origins relative to the upper LH corner of the sheet. Select the function and press
ENTER; the value set during testing at the factory is X=0, Y=0 and up to 9 other values can be set as simultaneous
displacements of all the functions in a given program. Enter the new X/Y values and confirm with the MENU key after
highlighting them with the up and down arrows. "0. Default origin" indicates the factory setting.

N.B: - When a new program is started the origin automatically returns to the default.

OFFSETS
X AXIS Y AXIS
>> 0: Default origin (0.0) <<
1: 0.000 0.000
2: 0.000 0.000
3: 0.000 0.000
4: 0.000 0.000
5: 0.000 0.000
6: 0.000 0.000
7: 0.000 0.000
8: 0.000 0.000
9: 0.000 0.000

2.0.5 SHEET TEST


- Runs a test of the programmed functions without actually executing the program on a physical sheet.
Select the option and confirm with ENTER. The machine asks for confirmation/ modification of the clamp positions
(see 2.0.2), and then compiles the program into the actual machining operations. If there are any errors such as punch
strokes outside the sheet boundaries, the machine reports them.
This function must be used before 2.0.6 PLOT SORTING.

2.0.6 PLOT SORTING


- This function shows the sequence of punch strokes programmed.
Before running this function run the SHEET TEST.
Select PLOT SORTING and confirm with ENTER. Every time ENTER is pressed thereafter a punch stroke will be
plotted (the punch stroke centre, tool and position of the punch in the case of MULTITOOL are shown at the top of the
screen).
Press MENU to plot the entire machining cycle.

2.0.7 RECALCULATE
- This function refreshes the screen, checks all machining operations and reports any errors.
Select RECALCULATE with the up and down arrows and press ENTER to confirm.

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2.0.8 UNDO

- This function deletes the last command. For example, we might wish to delete the last programmed hole.
From the MAIN MENU, select UNDO with the up and down arrows and confirm with ENTER. The screen highlights
the last machining operation with a cross; press ENTER to cancel, ESC to return to the programming screen.
Repeating this procedure cancels the previous functions.

2.0.9 PRIORITY

- This function enables the operator to manually assign the sequence of execution of the programmed functions, thus
overriding the optimisation suggested by the machine.
Numbers with a higher priority are executed first. Select PRIORITY from the MAIN MENU and press ENTER; each
programmed function is displayed as a cross, while the cross-hair pointer covers the entire screen.

Move the pointer with the arrow keys until you have selected the cross representing the function you wish to assign a
priority to (when the function is selected a rectangle appears centred on the cross-hairs). Press ENTER to display the
priority of the selected function at the top RH side of the screen (100 is the value assigned automatically by the
machine), while the new value appears at the top LH side of the screen.
Enter the new value with the numeric keypad and confirm with ENTER (an X appears centred on the function in
question).
Proceed as described for the other functions to modify the priority.

2.0.10 CONFIGURATION

- This function gives access to and enables modification of the configuration data.
Select CONFIGURATION from the MAIN MENU and press ENTER. The following options appear:

A - UNIT OF MEASURE (0 = Millimetres, 1 = Inches): selects the unit of measurement specified.


Select 0/1 with the numeric keypad and press ENTER.

B - AXIS ORIGIN (1=A, 2=B, 3=C, 4=D): selects the origin of the drawing, to be set during programming.
Select the desired value with the numeric keypad: 1=A drawing origin at LH lower corner of sheet, 2=B origin at RH
lower corner of sheet, 3=C origin at RH upper corner of sheet, 4=D origin at LH upper corner of sheet.
Confirm with ENTER.
4=D 3=C

1=A 2=B

C - AUTOMATIC SHEET ROTATION/REVERSE (0/1/2): sets a rotation or turnover for punch strokes
programmed outside the maximum travel in Y.
Select the desired value with the numeric keypad and confirm with ENTER.

1 = Select this value to set AUTOMATIC rotation of the sheet on the screen while keeping the same work plane.
2 = Select this value to set AUTOMATIC sheet turnover on the screen.
N.B.: We recommend selection 1 to keep the punch flash on the same side of the sheet.
D - MODE : SINGLETOOL (0) or MULTITOOL (1): configures the machine for operation in
SINGLETOOL (= 0) or MULTITOOL (= 1) mode.

E - NUMBER OF TOOLS IN MULTITOOL (0=NO MULTITOOL): this parameter indicates the


number of tools in the multitool. If on programming the value 0 thwe machine working as a mono-punching, and
the parameters MULTITOOL (how on see at the cap. 2.0.17) not appear.

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F - MAXIMUN EXIT FROM RECTANGLE NOTCHES this parameter indicates the dimensions
(HORIZONTAL and VERTICAL) in mm of rectangular, double and triple notches relative to the corners of the
sheet.

N.B: If the notches have been programmed with OFF.SET X or Y <>0 (e.g: F6 -NOTCHING + MENU + F1), set
this parameter to 0, otherwise the sum of the two settings will be machined during program execution.

G - REMOVE SHEET FOR CHANGING TOOL (1= YES / 0 = NO): This option is of use when
machining sheets which might cover the die-holder during tool changeover.
-If set to "0 = NO" the Y-axis movew to its maximum travel before the programmed tool changeover.
-If set to "1 = YES", the machine first moves the sheet to the loading position; the operator must manually remove
the sheet, change the tool and reload the sheet before machining can proceed. Note that the machine stops the
clamps in the sheet loading position to provide a precise reference for the reloading operation.

H - WORKING SEQUENCE LINE/GRID (0/1/2): This parameter enables the sequence of line or grid
execution to be modified.

0 = Keeps the sequence as in the master program template.


1 = The sequence changes to first stroke to the left, second to the right and so on towards the centre.
2 = The sequence changes to first stroke at the centre, then successively left and right until the ends are reached.

I - CHANGE SHEET (1) CHANGE PUNCH (0) : this parameter defines whether a punch (standard operation)
or sheet should be changed after the number of work sequences defined in the NUMBER OF PIECES TO EXECUTE
item has been reached.

N.B.: this option is particularly useful when the machine is in SINGLE PUNCH mode.

L - NUMBER OF PIECES TO RUN: this parameter acts in relation to the next parameter and defines after how
many pieces a PIECE or PUNCH is changed.

N.B.: if this parameter is zero, the machine will operate in standard mode irrespective of the previous parameter’s
setting, i.e. a complete work sequence with the relevant punch changes (if there are any before a sheet is changed) is
executed.

N.B: To confirm the new value press ENTER.


Select the various options with the up and down arrows. Press F6 - HELP for the online help function.
Press F3 - EXIT or ESC to exit from the configuration menu.

2.0.11 IMPORT NC

- This function enables code generated by CAM (JETCAM) system to be imported. Select with the up and down
arrows, confirm with ENTER to access a dialogue with the same options as F20 -DISK OPERATIONS.

2.0.12 RECEIVE PROGRAM

-This enables programmes transmitted via serial line to be received by means of COM2; to select this item, use the up and
down arrow keys and confirm with ENTER.
The machine is now ready to automatically receive a programme.

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2.0.13 BACKUP

- This option enables backup of programs on the hard disk to floppy. Insert a formatted disk in drive A, select
BACKUP and confirm with ENTER. All programs will be copied to the floppy; if the free space on the floppy is
insufficient, you will be prompted for further disks until the backup is complete.

2.0.14 SYSTEM DIAGNOSTIC

- Displays a LAYOUT of the machine with its main components, their functional state and description.

-For a more detailed description, see the "MACHINE MANUAL" Chapter 1.3 Page 13.

2.0.15 INSERT SQUARE

- This option enables the SQUARE along with its various operational parameters.
Select and confirm with ENTER; the following options appear:

A - ENABLE INSERT SQUARE (1 = YES, 0 = NO): enables use of the square, hence allows operation of
the machine in semiautomatic with axis stops.

1 = YES - Use the SQUARE (SEMIAUTOMATIC)


0 = NO -Use the CLAMPS (AUTOMATIC)
To fit the square in the clamps: slacken off the clamp mounting nuts, press the pedal to open the clamps and insert the
SQUARE ( EUROMAC supplies its own square as standard equipment on the machine), adjust the clamps
according to the locating positions on the square and release the pedal. Now prepare the machine for sheet loading
(press START CYCLE (n°13 Fig. 2 Page 3); when the clamps are in the loading position, position the X stop of the
square manually against the inner side of the sheet location pin (rest a sheet against the pin to aid in positioning the
stop), tighten the mouting screws and start the machining cycle.

N.B: After starting the machining cycle by pressing the START CYCLE (n°13 Fig. 2 Page 3), hold the sheet against the
stop by hand.

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B - "X" OFFSET WITH INSERT SQUARE: indicates the new position of 0 on the X-axis after the square
has been fitted (see the preceding figure): the Offset in "X" is equal to the 0 of the locating pin and hence in line with
the X stop of the square.

C - "Y" OFFSET WITH INSERT SQUARE: indicates the new position of 0 on the Y-axis after the square
has been fitted (see the preceding figure): the Offset in "Y" is equal to 90 mm, so that the machine calculates an extra
90 mm along the Y-axis.

D - ENABLE SHEET LOADING (0 = NO, 1 = YES): selects whether to position the axes for sheet
loading before machining (1=YES), or whether the axes must position themselves directly for the first punch stroke
(0=NO).

E - GAGE MACHINE: use pushing (0 = NO, 1 = YES), selects whether the axes push against the sheet
(1=YES), or move away from the sheet (0 = NO).

F - GAGE MACHINE: Y dimension of X gage, when punching near to the square it is best to insert a layer of
sheet to protect it against punch strokes on the X stop.
The Y value asked for enables the machine to determine automatically (given the value itself and the size of the tool)
whether a strip of sheet must be added between the X stop and the sheet being machined.

G - GAGE MACHINE: X dimension of additional strip, This parameter acts in combination with parameter
F -GAGE MACHINE: Y dimension of X gage explained above.
Enter the X dimension of the strip to be inserted as protection for the square axis.
The machine will ask for the STRIP during machining and at the end of machining will ask for it to be removed.

H - STOPS: slow mode area "X", indicates the size in mm or inches of the area along the X-axis in which the
axes will move more slowly ( ata a speed set at factory testing) for greater operator safety.
If the value is set to -100 there is no safety area; if instead (for example) it is set to 100 the X-axis will slow down
when it reaches this position.

I - STOPS: slow mode area "Y", indicates the size in mm or inches of the area along the Y-axis in which the
axes will move more slowly ( ata a speed set at factory testing) for greater operator safety.
If the value is set to -100 there is no safety area; if instead (for example) it is set to 100 the Y-axis will slow down
when it reaches this position.

N.B.: This command only takes effect when "ENABLE INSERT SQUARE" has been set to (1 = YES).
- To confirm the enetered values press ENTER.
Select the various options with the up and down arrows. Press F6 - HELP for the online help function.
Press F3 - EXIT or ESC to exit from the menu.

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2.0.16 SORT by TOOL
- This function enables sequencing of the machining operations on the basis of the tool used, i.e., all the operations to
be carried by a given tool will be executed before the tool is changed.

- CAUTION: The machine will not allow this option to be cancelled after it has been selected.

2.0.17 MULTITOOL
- This option is only available if the machine is set up for operation in MUTITOOL mode, or if configured for such
operation in the MAIN MENU (Configuration -Operation: MULTITOOL "1").
The function enables the positions of the tools on the MULTITOOL to be allocated. Follow the order indicated below
both on the Multitool and the die holder. Select the function, confirm with ENTER and the MULTITOOL
configuration/modification screen will be displayed.

Cancel Insert Auto Control File EXIT

S.N CODE GUIDE DIMENSIONS ANGLE


1 4 ROUND 5.00 0.00
2 16 SQUARE 15.00 45.00
3 3 SQUARE 15.00 0.00
4 5 RECT. 20.00x3.00 0.00
5 10 RECT 20.00x3.00 90.00
6 22 ROUND 22.00 0.00
7 --- --- --- ---
8 --- --- --- ---
9 --- --- --- ---
10 --- --- --- ---

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- INSERTING A PUNCH:
Select INSERT and press ENTER; the pulldown menu will appear with the following options:

S.N: tool position on the Multitool or die holder.


CODE: the numeric code (MAX four digits) of the punch in the punch list (F11 -PUNCH LIST).
GUIDE: the type of the punch (round, square, rectangle, slot).
DIMENSIONS: the size of the punch.
ANGLE: the angle at which the punch and die selected must be oriented.
CAUTION: N.B.: The series can be of the A or M type; the A series is used for SINGLE PUNCHES, whereas
the M series is used for MULTITOOL set-ups. Errors in fitting the punch or die are not reported by the program.

- Select the option with the right and left arrows, then use the up and down arrows to select the options for the selected
function from the pulldown list on the RH side of the screen.
Highlight the value of interest or enter the value directly from the numerical keypad and press ENTER. Repeat this
operwation for all the other parameters as required. When all the parameters are set, press ENTER to confirm the
punch.
Press ESC to cancel the most recent command. If you try to insert a punch in an already occupied position, you will be
asked whether to UNLOAD THE POSITION?. Answer YES (and insert the new punch) or NO (leave everything
unchanged) as appropriate.

- CANCELLING A PUNCH:
Select cancel with the up and down arrows and confirm with ENTER,a pull down menu will appear on the RH side of
the screen. Answer YES or NO to the confirm message and confirm with ENTER. Press ESC to exit.

- LOADING THE MULTITOOL AUTOMATICALLY:


After having configured the MULTITOOL and programmed the machining cycle on the sheet, press AUTO and confirm
with ENTER and the machine will automatically load the multitool from the punch list.

- CHECKING THE MULTITOOL:


Select check and press ENTER: the machine will check that the punches loaded into the multitool are the same as those
specified for machining.

- SAVING A MULTITOOL:
Select LIST and press ENTER. A screen similar to that for F20 -DISK OPERATIONS appears; to give a name to the
MULTITOOL press F16 -ABC.... and a dialogue called "CHOOSE LETTERS WITH ENTER" will appear, inside which
the alphanumeric characters are displayed.Select the characters with the left and right arrows and confirm with ENTER
for each character. Press ESC to exit from this window, select SAVE and press ENTER to confirm.
This saves the programmed Multitool with the new name.

- LOADING A SAVED MULTITOOL:


Select LIST and press ENTER; now select the Multitool to be loaded, select LOAD and confirm with ENTER. If a
multitool was already loaded you are prompted to replace the loaded configuration with the new one (OK = Load the
new Multitool, NO = Cancel).

- CANCELLING A SAVED MULTITOOL:


Select LIST and press ENTER; now select the multitool to be cancelled, select CANCEL and confirm with ENTER.
The message "CAUTION: confirm to cancel the selected magazine"; confirm with YES or NO to cancel the
multitool or abort as required.

- EXIT exits from the FILE function.

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3.0 EXAMPLE MACHINING CYCLE (AUTOMATIC MODE)
- This chapter gives the user an overview of the program by guiding him through a simple machining example.

3.0.1 PROGRAMMING PHASE


- In this example, we must machine a sheet as follows:

-This will require the use of the following tools:

ROUND dia. 20mm


SQUARE 17x17mm

These punches must already be present in the punch list (F11 -PUNCH LIST Chapter 1.5.1. Page 6).
If using the Multitool, check that these tools are loaded (MULTITOOL Chapter 2.0.16 Page 33).

-To start a new program, select F15 -NEW PROGRAM (Chapter 1.5.2 Page 7), and enter the dimensions of the new
sheet:
X SIDE = 1000
Y SIDE = 500
Z SIDE = 1
Confirm by pressing ENTER.

-We now program the Single Hole:


Press F1 -SINGLE HOLE and enter the data in the screen which appears (Chapter 1.5.3-A Page 8)
Confirm by pressing ENTER: the hole will be displayed on the screen.

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-Now we program the notch in the lower LH corner of the sheet:


Press F6 -NOTCHING, enter the data in the screen that appears and select corner A. (Chapter 1.5.3-B Page 11)
Confirm by pressing ENTER: the notch will be displayed on the screen.

-Now we program the circle at X=500 and Y=250 .


Press F10 -CIRCLE, enter the data in the screen that appears and select the internal compensation (Chapter 1.5.3-C
Page 12).
Confirm by pressing ENTER: the hole will be displayed on the screen.

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- When the programming phase has been completed we decide whether to save the program (Chapter 1.8 -A Page 28),
or execute it immediately.

3.0.2 MACHINING PHASE


- Press ESC as prompted by the message "Press ESC to exit to EXECUTE JOB".
The message "SHEET LOADING" is displayed.
X = 1189.5
Y = 200
To modify this parameter consult Chapter 2.0.3 SHEET LOADING Page 31; otherwise confirm with ENTER.

The clamp adjustment menu appears (Chapter 2.0.2 CLAMPS page 31); confirm their position with ENTER to pass
on to the machining screen.

- THE WORKING SCREEN

AUTOM. / MANUAL
AXIS POSITION PUNCH STROKE

X +454.59 Z min. - 2.0


AUTOMATIC
Y +228.59 Z max. + 5.0

Step : 20 ROUND of 20.00

JOB
WORKING STEPS TYPE TOOL

This screen contains the following data:

- AXIS POSITION: Positions of the X- and Y-axes relative to the punch.

- MANUAL / AUTOMATIC: Machine operating mode.

- PUNCH STROKE: Z min = Lower point of the punch in use.


Z max = Upper point of the ounch in use.

- TYPE TOOL: Type and size of the punch in use (tool position in the case of MULTITOOL operation).

- WORKING STEPS: Number of punch strokes.

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3.0.3 EXECUTION
- To execute the program first unlock the emergency stop button (if necessary) (n° 15 Fig. 2 Page 5).

- Start the motor by pressing START (n° 14 Fig. 2 Page 5).

- Turn switch n° 17 Fig. 2 Page 5 to manual (to the left).

- Press button n° 8 Fig. 2 Page 5 to zero the axes.

- Turn switch n° 7 Fig. 2 Page 5 to automatic (to the right).

- Press button n° 13 Fig. 2 Page 5 to display the following screen:

A
LOAD TOOL CODE 1
ROUND 20

SET LEFT CLAMP TO 325.0


B SET RIGHT CLAMP TO 565.0

LOAD SHEET
C
A - CHANGE TOOL AND DIE:
Before press for 2-3 seconds button n° 9 turn switch n°10 Fig. 2 Page 5 to the left (UNBLOCK DIE). Extract the die
holder from the machine bay and change it paying attention to the angle indicated on the screen (SHAPED
PUNCHES).
Replace the die box.
- "TRUMPF" PUNCH CHANGEOVER:
Turn guard n° 3 Fig. 1 Page 2 towards the operator.
Hold the tool with one hand and with the other press button n° 9 Fig. 2 Page 5.
Replace the punch paying attention to the angle indicated on the screen (SHAPED PUNCHES).
Close guard n° 3 Fig. 1 Page 4.
Turn knob n°10 Fig.2 Page 3 to the right to lock the PUNCH and DIE.

- "TURRET" / "MULTITOOL" PUNCH CHANGEOVER:


Press button n° 9 Fig.2 Page 5, turn the punch arm towards the operator (to the right) and release button n° 9 Fig.2 Page
5.
Replace the punch paying attention to the angle indicated on the screen (SHAPED PUNCHES).
Hold down button n° 9 Fig.2 Page 5, turn the punch arm towards its seat and release button n° 9 Fig.2 Page 5.
Turn knob n°10 Fig.2 Page 5 to the right to lock the PUNCH and DIE.

- CAUTION: N.B: Errors in fitting the punch or die are not reported by the program.
B - POSITION CLAMPS:
Use a 17 mm wrench to slacken off the two bolts on the clamps n° 9 Fig. 2 Page 5.
Move the LH clamp to the position indicated on the screen (325) using the graduated rule, the LH edge is the reference
(marked in white).
Repeat the operation for the RH clamp.
Tighten down the clamp bolts.
C - LOAD THE SHEET:
Press pedal n° 4 Fig.1 Page 4, insert the sheet between the clamps (n° 9 Fig. 1 Page 4) by the upper edge, and ensure
that the LH edge is in contact with the locating pin (n°10 Fig. 1 Page 4) on the worktable.
Release the pedal (n° 4 Fig.1 Page 4).

- Press button n° 13 Fig. 2 Page 5 to START THE CYCLE.


To stop the cycle press button n°12 Fig.2 Page 5.

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4.0 EXAMPLE MACHINING CYCLE (MANUAL MODE)

We will now punch a single hole controlling the axes in manual.

- To execute the program first unlock the emergency stop button (if necessary) (n° 15 Fig. 2 Page 5).

- Start the motor by pressing START (n° 14 Fig. 2 Page 5).

- Turn knob n° 17 Fig. 2 Page 5 to manual (to the left).

- When the punch and die to be used for the hole have been inserted press buttons n°1 and 2 Fig. 2 Page 5 to manually
control the axes; the position of the axes is diaplsyed at the top LH side of the screen.
Once the axes have been positioned, use knob n° 11 Fig. 2 Page 5 to select the punch mode.

- If it is turned to the left, ever7 time the pedal is pressed the machine will carry out a complete punch
cycle (DESCENT/ASCENT of the punch).

- If it is turned to the centre the machine will execute the cycle in two steps:
press the pedal to lower the punch and press again to raise it.

- The knob may be turned to the right only when machining in automatic mode.

4.0.1 MANUAL MODE PARAMETERS


When knob n° 7 Fig. 2 Page 5 is turned to manual the following parameters are also displayed: select and confirm with
ENTER to activate them:

- BEGIN : Restart an interrupted program from the beginning.


- STROKE : changes the travel of the punch in use: select stroke and then enter new values for the upper and lower
dead points with the numerical keypad. Confirm with ENTER (the changes willalso be stored in the PUNCH LIST
table).

CAUTION: The upper and lower deadpoint values can be changed on the screen by highlighting them with the
up and down arrows.

N.B: The mofied values are functional only if the hydraulic control circuit is operating (MOTOR
INDICATOR LED ON n° 3 Fig. 2 Page 5).

- CONFIG : The general axis parameters:

MACHINE PARAMETER FILE

DESCRIPTION VALUE

- Axis speed % (1-100) 100


- X axis acceleration % (1-100) 100
- Y axis acceleration % (1-100) 100
- X axis reset quote (mm/100) 119530
- Y axis reset quote (mm/100) 72730
- Reference pin X position (mm) 1189.70
- Reference valve of punch stroke (mm) 9.0

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- AXIS SPEED % (1-100)
- X AXIS ACCELERATION % (1-100) These percentages adjust the speed and acceleration ramps
- Y AXIS ACCELERATION % (1-100) of the axes; select the parameters with the up and down
arrows and enter the new values from the numeric keypad.
The lower the value the slower the speed/acceleration of
the axes.
- X AXIS RESET QUOTE : (0.01 mm) the distance of the LH edge of the clamp bar (not including the
terminal clamp block) from the RH edge of the locating pin in sheet loading
position. This distance must be 13.7 mm.
If the measured distance is actually greater (e.g: 18.7 mm) proceed as
follows:
measured error +5 mm (18.7 - 13.7) (that is 500 x 0.01 mm).
Displayed value 119530 - measured error 500 = 119030 (new value to enter
in "X-axis reset quote").

N.B:If the measured error is POSITIVE it must be SUBTRACTED from


the displayed value, if NEGATIVE it must be ADDED to the displayed
value.

- Y AXIS RESET QUOTE : (0.01 mm) the distance along the Y-axis between the centre of the punch and
the clamp stops. To check this value punch a single hole F1 (e.g: X=100;
Y=100) with punch of known size (e.g: 20X20) and measure the distance
between the top edge of the sheet and the top edge of the hole (the exact
value should be 90 mm).

This parameter can be set to correct errors in the Y-axis.


Suppose the value measured is incorrect (e.g: 92 mm); proceed as follows:
measured error +2 mm (92 - 90) (200 x 0.01 mm).
Displayed value 72730 + measured error 200 = 72930 (new value to enter
in "Y-axis reset quote").

N.B:If the measured error is POSITIVE it must be ADDED to the displayed


value, if NEGATIVE it must be SUBTRACTED from the displayed value.

- REFERENCE PIN X The distance between the RH side of the locating pin against which the sheet rests, and
POSITION (mm) : the centre of the punch.

To check this value punch a single hole F1 (e.g: X=100; Y=100) with punch of known
size (e.g: 20X20) and measure the distance between the LH edge of the sheet and the
LH edge of the hole (the exact value should be 90 mm).
Suppose the value measured is incorrect (88.8 mm); proceed as follows:
measured error -1.2mm (88.8 - 90)(this value must be in mm).
Displayed value 1189.7 + measured error -1.2 = 1188.5 (new value to enter in "Reference
pin X position").
This parameter can be set to correct errors in the X-axis.

N.B:If the measured error is POSITIVE it must be ADDED to the displayed value, if
NEGATIVE it must be SUBTRACTED from the displayed value.

- CAUTION: To confirm these values press ENTER; when prompted for confirmation
press OK and return to the programming screen with ESC.
Press DEL and switch off the machine.
Switch on the machine and zero the axes: the machine will confirm the new values.

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- REFERENCE VALUE OF PUNCH STROKE : the potentiometer setting which adjusts the punch travel.
This value is set during factory testing: do not adjust
this value!

5.0 SWITCHING OFF THE MACHINE


When switching off the machine and the control panel, to avoid creation of spurious files in memory which might lead
loss of the program in execution, proceed as follows:

Correct switching-off procedure:

1 = Return to the programming screen (press ESC from the machining screen).
2 = Press DEL on the numerical keypad.

3 = Wait until the machine displays the message "IT IS NOW SAFE TO TURN OFF THE MACHINE" (pressing any
button returns you to the programming screen).

4 = Turn the POWER SWITCH n° 1 Fig. 1 Page 2, to 0 = OFF.

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