Figure 15 – Instance Example of a MultiToolType Object
The MultiToolType represents 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 tool 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 MultiToolType is shown in Figure 15.
The MultiToolType is formally defined in Table 52.
Table 52 – MultiToolType Definition
|Subtype of the BaseToolType defined in 8.5.3 i.e. inheriting the InstanceDeclarations of that Node.|
<Tool> is a placeholder for instances of ToolType. Using this placeholder, the individual ToolType instances making up the MultiTool can be represented in the information model. For individual tools within the MultiTool, use of the Location object is not recommended.