2. TOOL DATA AND TOOLING
SETTING AND DISPLAY OF DATA
“Tool data” corresponds to the tool ledger. All the information about tools
is registered in it. Only 1 tool data is held in the submemory (involatile
As the tool data, it is possible to store tool configuration data and setting
data for copying to the tooling information and each tool is assigned the
tool management number (ID). Up to 200 turning tools and up to 100
milling tools are registerable.
“Tooling information” specifies at which position of the turret and in
which manner to set the tool according to the working process to be
executed. Registration of the tool from tool data to tooling information
is called “tooling”. The tooling information is held as part of the family
At the beginning of the tooling information is the tool selection number
(TN) implying the turret position. And the tool management number
(ID), setting data, etc. are stored. It is possible to register tools of the same
tool management number (ID) at the positions of more than 1 tool
selection numbers (TN).
In the Symbolic FAPT execution, the working program is created based
on the setting data registered in the tooling information.
TOOLING INFORMATION and TOOL DATA
(1)Tool Data Creation
Correction and new setting are performed on the tool data setting
screen. The new tool data created here is written directly in the
submemory, so the data is held even if the power is switched off and
Also it is possible to register tool data in the external memory by an
input/output device such as the FANUC cassette, etc. and to call it any
(2)Tooling Information Creation
Normally tooling information is automatically created as Item 4
“Working Definition” is followed in the FAPT execution. Creation
and correction are also possible on the tooling information setting
screen. AS tooling information is part of the family program, the
tooling information is also replaced as the family program is called to
the main memory.