Tool measurement is only possible with an active tool.
Measuring a tool with an electrical tool probe
For automatic measurement, you determine the length and radius or diameter of the tool with
the aid of a tool probe (table contact system). The control uses the known positions of the
toolholder reference point and tool probe to calculate the tool offset data.
Use the softkey to select whether you want to measure the radius or the diameter of the tool.
The corresponding windows can be adapted to the measurement tasks in order to
automatically measure tools.
Adapting the user interface to the measurement functions
The following selection options can be switched-in or switched-out:
● Calibration plane, measurement plane
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Press the "Radius manual" or "Diam. manual" softkey.
Select the cutting edge number D and the the number of the
replacement tool ST.
Approach the workpiece in the X or Y direction and perform scratching
with the spindle rotating in the opposite direction.
Specify the setpoint position X0 or Y0 of the workpiece edge.
Press the "Set radius" or "Set diam." softkey.
The tool radius or diameter is calculated automatically and entered in
the tool list.
Please refer to the machine manufacturer's specifications.
Setting up the machine
2.5 Measuring the tool