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Setting the tool holder for two tools

Hello everyone,

Could anyone advise me how to properly set up in kinematic machine use on a turret lathe holder for two tools? It is a lathe with an anti-spindle. The tools that are on the main spindle side have numbers 1-16 and the tools on the counter spindle have 17-46. Always, if I choose tool T33 and I want to work on the counter, I'm working on the T3 tool.






Re: Setting the tool holder for two tools

Multi tool support is planned, but not implemented yet.

I think there is a heavy load of voodoo needed to accomplish this in the current NX releases.

Stefan Pendl, Systemmanager CAx, HAIDLMAIR GmbH
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Re: Setting the tool holder for two tools

You can have a look into this example:



Here the NC code always position the turret with the main pocket number, which include a device object with two pockets for the cutter left/right. The activation of the one or the other cutter (including the length compensation) is done via D1 or D2 the given adjust register in the cutter object.


Thomas Schulz
Siemens PLM
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