11. TOOL FUNCTION
For tool life management, the four tool change types indicated below are
available. The type used varies from one machine to another. For details,
refer to the appropriate manual of each machinde tool builder.
Table 11.2.3 Tool Change Type
A B C D
cified in the
as the tool
Tools to be used next
Tool life count
Life counting is performed for a tool in the
specified tool group when M06 is specified
when a tool
in the tool
fied in the
as M06 is
Remarks Normally, when a tool group
number is specified by itself,
type B is used. However, no
alarm is raised even if the
tool group number is speci-
fied by itself as type C.
When a tool group number is specified and a new tool is
selected, the new tool selection signal is output.
Suppose that the tool life management cancel number is 100.
T101; A tool whose life has not expired is selected from group 1.
(Suppose that tool number 010 is selected.)
M06; Tool life counting is performed for the tool in group 1.
(The life of tool number 010 is counted.)
T102; A tool whose life has not expired is selected from group 2.
(Suppose that tool number 100 is selected.)
M06T101; Tool life counting is performed for the tool in group 2.
(The life of tool number 100 is counted.)
The number of the tool currently used (in group 1) is
output with a T code signal. (Tool number 010 is
D Tool change type A