Introduction: Howto Startup a CNC Lathe
Looking at a CNC lathe such as a Lynx 220L can be intimidating at first.
It's a medium build sixty-degree slant bed CNC lathe that can produce hundreds of precision parts per hour. At first it seems difficult but once you understand the process it's quite simple. Today I will be showing you how to start up and load a program into a Doosan Lynx 220L.
Step 1: Step 1: Turning Power On
First you need to power the machine on. To do this you should go behind
the machine and flip the breaker from the off position to the on position.
Step 2: Step 2: Powering on the Controller
Next we go back to the controller of the machine and hit the green ON
button on the controller. Once the machine is turned on we need to reset the E-Stop alarm by undoing the E-Stop and pressing the machine alarm button.
Step 3: Step 3: Homing the Machine
Now once the machine is fully turned on we need to go about homing the
machine. To do this you need to go into jog mode on the controller. Then you need to go about homing the machine by pressing the X/Z jog buttons until they light up green which means the machine is homed.
Step 4: Step 4: Loading a Program
Once the machine has been properly homed we can go about bring up a
program from the machine memory. To do that click the edit button on the lower left of the controller. From there type in 0 and the program number following it. For this example, to bring up program 5656, simply type in O5656 into the controller via the keypad and hit the down arrow. Now the program 5656 will be pulled up into the controller ready to run parts.
Step 5: Step 5: Creating a New Program
If you are looking to create a new program, simply type in O and your
part number and hit the insert key to create the new program. For this example, let’s say we create a program under the name of 7777. Type in O7777 and click the insert key on the keyboard and the new, empty program will come up on the screen