11. TOOL FUNCTION
When a multiple-tool system is used, the centers of the dies in the
multiple-tool system are not at the center of the tool holder. Therefore,
tool compensation is necessary. Tool compensation for tools in a
multiple-tool system works in the direction of the Y axis only. Specify
the distance between the center of the tool holder and each of the tools
when the tool is located in the tool reference position in tool registering
screen. The distance is the compensation value in the direction of the Y
Center of the
Multiple-tool system T11
1 Do not issue any C axis command when multiple-tool
control is selected.
2 For indexing a multiple-tool system, T codes consisting of
at least three digits must be used. For using regular tools,
T codes consisting of one or two digits must be used.
3 When using multiple-tool control, set parameter CRM (No.
16362#5) to 0.
To use multiple-tool control, the C axis control option is
Optionally, the number of digits in a T code of the multi–tool
command can be extended up to eight.