Setting up the machine
2.6 Measuring the workpiece zero
The following options are available to you when measuring an edge:
Aligning the edge
The workpiece lies in any direction, i.e. not parallel to the coordinate system on the work
table. By measuring two points on the workpiece reference edge that you have selected, you
determine the angle to the coordinate system.
Distance between 2 edges
The workpiece lies parallel to the coordinate system on the work table. You measure
distance L of two parallel workpiece edges in one of the axes (X, Y, or Z) and determine its
You can insert any tool in the spindle for scratching when measuring the workpiece zero
- OR -
An electronic workpiece probe is inserted in the spindle and activated when measuring the
workpiece zero automatically.
Select the "Machine" operating area and press the <JOG> key.
Press the "Workpiece zero" softkey.
Press the "Align edge" softkey.
- OR -
Press the "Distance between 2 edges" softkey.
- OR -
If these softkeys are not listed, press any vertical softkey (with the
exception of "Set edge") and in the drop-down list, select the desired
Select "Measuring only" if you only want to display the measured
Operating Manual, 03/2010, 6FC5398-7CP20-1BA0