A CNC machine tool is provided with a fixed position. Normally, tool
change and programming of absolute zero point as described later are
performed at this position. This position is called the reference position.
Distance between reference point
and workpiece holder is intrinsically
determined according to machines.
The distance between the
reference point and the end
locator is intrinsically
determined according to
Fig. 1.3.1 Reference position
The tool can be moved to the reference position in two ways:
(1)Manual reference position return (See III–3.1)
Reference position return is performed by manual button operation.
(2)Automatic reference position return (See II–6)
In general, manual reference position return is performed first after the
power is turned on. In order to move the tool to the reference position
for tool change thereafter, the function of automatic reference position
return is used.
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