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Tool Tracking

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Could some one explain how the tool tracking works on Mill Turn Machines, I had to do some turning with Tools set at 45 deg and also in some cases flip the tool around. Most of this is with Round Button inserts. There is an option to set tracking point as either fixed, Rotate with holder or Automatic. I notice if I rotate the tool the tracking point seems to move as well , would you pick fixed or automatic to remedy the problem ?. The machine has Siemens 840 D Control and is asking for P3 Tracking for OD / Face Operations


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Re: Tool Tracking

This is dependant on your machine and parameters.

Our MAZAK's use rotate with holder.

I would check manuals and/or machine supplier

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