Figure-1: Probing and Tool Length Offset
probe towards the workpiece, stop on contact
Application supports only one probing mode with Z-Axis ie
G398.3, any additional probing requirements can be full filled via custom buttons or from console
Feed rateFeed rate at which Z axis will move towards the workpiece.
Plate thicknessThickness of the probing plate. (It should be given in your current machine units, you can see the current status in machine status panel
G21 - Inches
G20 - Millimeters)
Distance to probeMax probing distance before Z axis returns to its initial position. (It should be given based on your machine current distance mode, you can see the current status in machine status panel
G90 - absolute distance mode
G91 - incremental distance mode)
Last probe positionThe last successful probe position of Z axis.
Current TLOAmount of current Z axis tool length offset value.
Auto adjust Z axisIf turned on and probe is success, application will set the Z axis position to zero in current coordinates. (Also known as auto zero)
ProbeStarts the probing cycle.
Probe + TLOStarts the probing cycle and applies TLO if probe is success.
TLOCancel current TLO if any.
procedure for using tool change with tool length offset on Z axis
probewith your first tool with
Auto adjust Z axisis set to off
Probe + TLO