The ToolLoadPrognosisType is a prognosis indicating at which time in the future a tool will be loaded into the machine tool. This prognosis indicates loading a tool within the machine tool’s workspace or a tool magazine the machine tool has access to. The ToolLoadPrognosisType shall also be used for prognoses to load tools larger than standard tools (which might imply different work routines).
If a tool that already is in the machine is intended to be exchanged with a similar tool, the ToolChangePrognosisType shall be used.
The ToolLoadPrognosisType is formally defined in Table 64.
Table 64 – ToolLoadPrognosisType Definition
|Subtype of the PrognosisType defined in 8.6.4 i.e. inheriting the InstanceDeclarations of that Node.|
Location refers to the place the tool shall be put within the machine tool’s system boundary, e.g. a tool magazine or the workspace of the machine tool.
ToolIdentifier contains the unique identifier of the tool. This value shall be the same as for the Identifier Property of the BaseToolType. If the tool is not available in the AddressSpace, the ToolIdentifier shall be given in a similar manner. The ToolIdentifier of ToolLoadPrognosisType and ToolUnloadPrognosisType shall match exactly for the same tool.
ToolName contains the name of the tool, as described for the BaseToolType in 8.5.3. If the tool is not available in the AddressSpace, the ToolName shall be given in a similar manner.