11. TOOL FUNCTION
Tools are classified into various groups, with the tool life (frequency of
use) for each group being specified.
Tool life management data consists of tool numbers, and tool life value.
Specify a four–digit number after T.
Eight–digit tool numbers can be used as an option. In this
case, however, no programed tool life management data
can be registered.
In a program, tool life management data can be registered in the CNC unit,
and registered tool life management data can be changed.
Format Meaning of command
M02 (M30) ;
G10L30 ; Start of change
N_ : Tool number
P7 : Tool life data selection
R_ : Life value
G11 : End of change
For tool life management, the type used varies from one machine to
another. For details, refer to the appropriate manual of each machinde tool
The life of a tool is specified by a usage frequency (count).
The usage count is incremented by 1 for each tool used punching.
Tool Life Management
D Tool number
Register and Change
of Tool Life
D Addition and change of
tool life management
D Usage count