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8.5.5 MultiToolType ToC Previous Next index

readme_files/image020.png Figure 16 – 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 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 16.

The MultiToolType is 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 BaseToolType defined in 8.5.3 i.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 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.

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