The cycle is used to engrave an arbitrary text along a line or arc. The text can be created as fixed text in a text field or as variable text with variables.
The engraving of workpieces is a frequent application particularly in series production. Consecutive serial numbers, the production date or simply the name of the company are engraved. The engraving cycle provides a quick solution for all these applications.
The following descriptions are intended for operators of CNC machines who have experience with or knowledge of the SINUMERIK CNC with SINUMERIK Operate user interface. An example is shown of engraving with ShopMill (milling). The procedure is nearly identical with ShopTurn (turning).