Tool length compensation (TLC)

Notice

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It is not included in the scope of the standard license. The use of this feature requires a license for the "Transformations” extension package.

#TLC ON [ <delta_tool_length> ]                          Select TLC                                               (modal)

#TLC OFF                                                             Deselect TLC                                               (modal)

<delta_tool_length>             Tool length difference in [mm, inch].

TLC permits the reuse of NC programs which were created by a programming system and which consider a specific tool length, even if the tool length was changed on the machine. It must be noted that no new tool offsets or radii may be compensated.

Notice

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The TLC function may not be selected when RTCP is active.

When the tool length is changed, TLC transforms ΔL in each cycle.
When the tool length is changed, TLC transforms ΔL in each cycle.

Programing Example

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Tool length compensation)

N10 #TLC ON [15] (Select TLC with extended tool, ∆TL =15 mm))

N20 .

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N100 #TLC OFF        (Deselect TLC)

N200 #TLC ON [-20] (Select TLC with extended tool, ∆TL =-20 mm))

N210 .

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N300 #TLC OFF        (Deselect TLC)

N200 M30