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Figure 16– Instance Example of a MultiToolTypeObject

The MultiToolTyperepresents a unit of different tools, usually used in order to have several tools available in-process without requiring explicit tool-changes. Multitools carry several tools on one tool magazine socket or one revolver index position and will be mounted into the machine as one prepared unit.

Typical applications are in turning, when one indexed position of the tool revolver holds several outer-diameter cutting inserts and boring tools, such that a tool change process can quickly complete by merely readjusting the CNC setpoint position tool compensation.

An instance example on how to instantiate the MultiToolTypeis shown in Figure 16.

The MultiToolTypeis formally defined in Table 62.

Table 62– MultiToolType Definition

Attribute

Value

BrowseName

MultiToolType

IsAbstract

False

References

Node Class

BrowseName

DataType

TypeDefinition

Other

Subtype of the BaseToolTypedefined in 8.5.3i.e. inheriting the InstanceDeclarations of that Node.

0:HasComponent

Object

<Tool>

ToolType

OP

Conformance Units

MachineTool Equipment ToolIdentification

MachineTool Equipment Dynamic Tool List

<Tool> is a placeholder for instances of ToolType. Using this placeholder, the individual ToolTypeinstances making up the MultiToolcan be represented in the information model. For individual tools within the MultiTool, use of the Locationobject is not recommended.