Program Continuation:

Channel %1 block %3 axis %2 is not a geometry axis

%1 = Channel number

%2 = Axis name, spindle number

%3 = Block number, label

With an active transformation or a frame with a rotation component the geometry axes are needed for block preparation. If a geometry axis has previously been traversed as positioning axis, it retains its status of "positioning axis" until it is again programmed as a geometry axis.

Because of the POSA motion beyond block boundaries, it is not possible to identify in the preprocessing run whether the axis has already reached its target position when the block is executed. This is, however, an unconditional requirement for calculating the ROT component of the frame or of the transformation.

If geometry axes are used as positioning axes, then:

1.    No rotation may be specified in the current overall frame.

2.    No transformation may be selected.

-    Correction block is reorganized.

-    Local alarm reaction.

-    Interface signals are set.

-    Alarm display.

After selecting transformation or frame, reprogram the geometry axis now operating as positioning axis (e.g. with WAITP) in order to revert the status to "geometry axis.

Clear alarm with NC START or RESET key and continue the program.

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