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how to write a program to check tool diameter with Renishaw NC4


Feb 11, 2024
Need add to check the diameters of their 3 tools they use to make sure the operator loaded the correct ball end mills in the right pocket.

Tool #1 - .1875” end mill

Tool #2 - .0625” ball end mill

Tool #3 - .031” ball end mill

don’t use cutting comp and don’t have anything in the “Radius” in the offset page. Just the tool length.

How would I write the cycle to confirm each tools has the correct tool diameter? Can I use the cycle 9862 to do that? Or have to write a separate program using macro variables to do this?

Again just want to check the tool diameter to compare to make the right tool is in the right pocket.

Appreciate the input