2000 Series - Creating Tool Setters

Creating a Tool Setter

Open the Calibrate Tool Setters window. Found on the 'Tools' page of the 2000 series screens.

To create a new tool setter, press 'Add New'. All tool setters must have a unique name. After naming the tool setter, select it from the list. Settings for that tool setter will be shown on the right-hand side.

Creating a Manual Tool Setter

 Select the setter type to be manual.

The tool setter height should be entered in the next field.

The Z position for the tool setter should be the machine coordinate for the surface the tool setter is sitting on. The Z position wizard can be used to determine this number if it is not known. If the tool setter is random position, not fixed, then this value will be managed later.

Optionally, select a go-to position to be associated with this tool setter. Selecting a position will cause the machine to go to that position before touching off on this setter. Otherwise, the control will not move before interacting with the tool setter. If the position is outside of soft limits, turning on 'disable softlimits' will be needed to reach the position.

Creating an Auto Tool Setter

Select the setter type to be auto and select which probe input the setter is wired to. There is an indicator bar that will show the current state of the selected probe signal. It will be green if the probe signal is currently active.

If the tool setter height is known, its height should be entered. If the tool setter height is not known, launch the height wizard and follow the instructions for measuring. This will require the tool setter to be wired to the control.

The Z position for the tool setter should be the machine coordinate for the surface the tool setter is sitting on. The Z position wizard can be used to determine this number if it is not known. If the tool setter is random position, not fixed, then this value will be managed later.

Optionally, select a go-to position to be associated with this tool setter. Selecting a position will cause the machine to go to that position before touching off on this setter. Otherwise, the control will not move before interacting with the tool setter. If the position is outside of soft limits, turning on 'disable softlimits' will be needed to reach the position.

Creating a Tool Setter Go-To Position

Potential tool setter go-to positions are created in the go-to positions configuration. Any position can be used as a tool setter position. A go-to position can be set as the default tool setter position by checking the "Use as Tool Setter Position (P2)" check box in the go-to position configuration. Only one position can be checked in this manner.

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