Reading and deleting tool life data

The following commands are provided for access to tool life data before the next tool change. For example, they are required to determine tool life data for tools in slave axes in synchronous mode since this data is not acquired as described in Section Weighting factors for service life and service distance. The following command reads the tool life data of the active tool in the current channel and outputs this data to the tool management function (WZM) for any tool (e.g. tool ID of a slave axis).

#TOOL LIFE READ [<basic> [, <sister> [, <variant> ] ] ]     (Read current tool data and assign

                                                                                              (a tool ID in the WZM)

The same rules as e.g. for #TOOL PREP (Section Programming commands and variables) apply to programming tool ID. According to the HÜEMNOS convention, a tool ID can include 1,2, or 3 tool parameters. It is mandatory to specify at least one parameter which is always interpreted as the base tool number (basic). Tool parameters may be any mathematical expression; z.B. V.G.T_AKT, V.TOOL.BASIC, Pxx, V.L.xxx etc.

After sending the current tool life data to the WZM, internal tool life acquisition is not reset. Adding continues.

The following command resets to zero the previously acquired tool life data of the tool currently active in the current channel without sending the data to the WZM.

#TOOL LIFE REMOVE                       (Delete current tool life data)

Programing Example

prg_example

Reading and deleting tool life data

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....   Normal mode

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#TOOL LIFE READ [V.G.T_AKT]   (Read tool life data of current tool)

#TOOL LIFE REMOVE             (Reset tool life data for separate)

                              (acquisition of tool life data during)

                              (synchronous operation)

Select synchronous mode

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....   Synchronous operation

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Deselect synchronous mode

#TOOL LIFE READ [T10]         (Assumption: T10 is also moved in synchronous)

                              (mode --> Send tool life data)

                              (to WZM for T10)

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....   Normal mode

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