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Explanation of CNC Operation Panel: What Does These Keys Mean

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The red button is the emergency stop button. Press this switch, the machine tool will stop, usually under emergency or unexpected state.


Starting from the far left, the basic meanings of the four buttons are as follows.

1. Program automatic running. When processing the program, it is used for automatic program running. It is a commonly used process. In this state, the operator only needs  to clamp the product and then press the program start button.

2. The second is the program edit button, mainly used when editing programs.

3. The third is the MDI mode, which is mainly used to manually enter short codes such as S600M3.

4. DNC mode is mainly used for wire processing.



From left to right the four buttons are:

1. Program zero button, used for zero operation.

2. Quick feed mode, press this key to move quickly with the corresponding axis.

3. Slow feed, press this key to move the machine slowly.

4. Handwheel button, press this button to operate the handwheel.


From left to right the four buttons are:

1. single block execution, press this key to execute a section of the program will stop.

2. Block skip command, when there is / symbol in front of some blocks, press this key, the block will not be executed.

3. Select stop, when there is M01 in the program, press this key, the code will work.

4. Manual instruction



1. Program restart button

2. The machine tool lock command, press this key, the machine tool will lock and not move. It is for debugging.

3. Dry run, generally used with machine tool lock command, used for debugging program.


The switch on the left is used to adjust the feed rate. On the right is the spindle speed adjustment button.


From left to right, the cycle start button, the program pauses, and the program MOO stops.


 This represents the corresponding and the main axis, the general machine tool does not have 5 axis and 6 axis, so it can be overlooked.


Used to control the movement of machine tools. Press the key in the middle and it will feed quickly.


In turn, the spindle rotates forward, the spindle stops, and the spindle reverses.



The alphanumeric panel, this does not need much explanation, just like the keyboard of a mobile computer.

The POS key means the coordinate system. Press this key to see the relative coordinates and absolute coordinates of the machine coordinate system

ProG is a program key, the corresponding program operation generally needs to be operated in the mode of pressing this key.

OFFSETSETTING is used to set the coordinate system in tool division.

shift is the shift key.

CAN is the cancel key. If you enter the wrong command, you can press this key to cancel.

IUPUT is the input key. This key is needed for general data input and parameter input.

SYETEM system key. Mainly used to view the system parameter settings.

MESSAGE is mainly information prompt.

CUSTOM graphics parameter command.

ALTEL is the replacement key used to replace instructions in the program.

insert is used to insert program code.

delete is mainly used to delete code

The RESET key is very important, mainly used to reset, stop the program, and stop some instructions.

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