Simulation Axis

In the following section you will find out how to set up an NC axis as a simulation axis.

A simulation axis is not linked with drive hardware via the IO configuration.

Axis type

Settings dialog:
Settings for an NC simulation axis that is linked with the PLC axis variable axis in the program MAIN:

Simulation Axis 1:

[1]

 

Select this entry.

 

[2]

Remains empty.

Setting up a simulation axis

1. In the axis level, select the NC axis that you wish to set up as a simulation axis.
2. Open the Settings dialog for this NC axis.
3. In the drop-down box for the axis type, select the entry Standard (Mapping via Encoder and Drive) [1].
4. For a simulation axis the entry Link To I/O… [2] remains empty.
You have set up the NC axis as a simulation axis.

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