I believe this method is quite cumbersome and not safe. You will have to distinguish somehow the tools which will have to be checked in this way. Changing the spindle position parameter is tricky, if cycle is stopped and reset when this parameter is changed.Hi again,
I have been running lights off for a week now at work, with a broken tool detection without any problems. But I still have about 15 tools in the carousel that I dont measure, like fine bore tools.
I still need to orient the spindle for that kind of tooling, and have made this code:
O.... (M119 A=Angle)
N4077R636.; (the 636 is the normal value)
Will this work? Im changing the parameter back to normal value, I dont want to crash the arm and spindle on the machine:-)
In my opinion much better and safer method is setting / checking the boring tools while rotating them CCW. I use it in all installations of multidirectional tool setters (like TS27R). Renishaw tool setting software includes this option.