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    What does this button do?

    Attached is a photo with a few buttons circled. Does anybody know what they do?

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    Re: What does this button do?

    No takers on this one?

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    Re: What does this button do?

    The bottom button apparently cuts the operator's finger off.

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    Re: What does this button do?

    I think MFI is the MDI manual data input. (Manual File Input)?
    The OT is overtravel overide, to allow move off of OT switch..?
    The I/O is could be display ladder.
    Just a guess.
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    Re: What does this button do?

    Is it really wise to be using the machine without knowing a bit more about it? It could get expensive and/or painful if you press the wrong button.How about telling us what make of machine and what controller?

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    Re: What does this button do?

    Seems I was close on MFI, Machine File Input via RS232 etc.
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    Re: What does this button do?

    ...USB drive... Machine From Input ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by routalot View Post
    Is it really wise to be using the machine without knowing a bit more about it? It could get expensive and/or painful if you press the wrong button.How about telling us what make of machine and what controller?
    Well, that is why I am asking what the buttons do! They dont appear to be related to the safe operation of the machine but still nice to know.

    The controller is a Mazak made controller found only on this exact Mazak Impulse 30 machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al_The_Man View Post
    Seems I was close on MFI, Machine File Input via RS232 etc.
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    Interesting, I will have a look at the serial input when this button is pressed. Maybe it could be used for drip feeding or keyboard entry into the mdi? It has a whole screen for program reading and punching to tape.

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    Re: What does this button do?

    So, i stumbled across this manual for my controller by accident today. So stoked!!! https://www.cnczone.com/forums/machi...t-imac-tp.html

    Anyways, it appears the functions of some of these buttons are (as correctly spotted by some people)
    - Over Travel Release
    - Auxiliary Key (MF1)
    - Still don't know what the other one does. Maybe related to tape or disk IO.

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