Superimposed Control enables the travel distance on an arbitrary axis of one path to be superimposed on the travel distance on an arbitrary axis of another path. In multi-path control, usually, movements are made on the axes of path 1 according to a move command for path 1, and movements are made on the axes of path 2 according to a move command for path 2 (independent control in each path).
Superimposed control is very similar to synchronous control. In superimposed control however, a movement on the slave axis can be specified with a command for the path to which the slave axis belongs. The master axis and slave axis may belong to the same path, or the master axis may belong to one axis and the slave axis may belong to another. Moreover, multiple slave axes can be specified for one master axis. With the help of parameter settings, the move directions on the master axis and slave axis can be reversed from each other.
Example: in the image a move command for the Z1 axis of path 1 is superimposed on the travel distance on the Z2 axis of path 2.
- Increase of machine efficiency and productivity
- Speed up programming and CNC commissioning
- Complex motion commands are easier and faster to program