Fanuc Series 15i/150i-MA (Programming) Operators Manual

10.TOOL FUNCTION (T FUNCTION) PROGRAMMING B-63324EN/03
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10.2 TOOL LIFE MANAGEMENT FUNCTION
Tools are classified into various groups, with the tool life (time or
frequency of use) for each group being specified.
The function of accumulating the tool life of each group in use and
selecting and using the next tool previously sequenced in the same
group, is called the tool life management function.
Tool group number m
Tool life value l
1
Tool number iT j
Code specifying
tool compensation
value iH/D j
The first tool life management data
2::
The second tool life management data
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
::
The nth tool life management data
Fig.10.2 Tool Selection by Machining Program
Tool life management data
Tool group number 1
:
:
Tool group number m
:
:
Tool group number p
Machining program
:
:
:
Command for selecting
tool group m
:
:
Tool change command
(M06)
:
:
Machine and CNC operations
Machine CNC
Places a
Selected tool in
The wait state
Automatically selects,
from tool group m, a
tool whose life has not
expired.
Attaches the tool
In the wait state
To the spindle
(tool change).
Starts counting the life
of the tool attached to
the spindle.
Tool
selection

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