Tool, offset value, feed and spindle speed (T, D, F, S, V)
Generally, the following parameters are entered for a program block.
Each time a workpiece is machined, you must program a tool. Tools are selected by name,
and the selection is integrated in all parameter screen forms of the machining cycles (with
the exception of the straight line/circle).
The tool length offsets become active as soon as the tool is changed.
Tool selection is modal for the straight line/circle, i.e. if the same tool is used to perform
several machining steps occur in succession, you only have to program one tool for the first
Cutting edge (D)
In the case of tools with several cutting edges, there is a separate set of individual tool offset
data for each edge. For these tools, you must select or specify the number of the cutting
edge that you would like to use for machining.
Collisions may occur if you specify the wrong cutting edge number for some tools (e.g. a
flat chamfering drill with guide spigot or step drill) and then traverse the tool. Always ensure
that you enter the correct cutting edge number.
Operating Manual, 03/2010, 6FC5398-7CP20-1BA0
7.7 Tool, offset value, feed and spindle speed (T, D, F, S, V)
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Press the "Tool list" and "New tool" softkeys.
Using the softkeys on the vertical softkey bar, select the required tool
with the data and press the "To program" softkey.
The selected tool is accepted into the parameter screen form.
The process plan is displayed and the newly generated program block
Creating a ShopMill program