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    Default Fadal - Tool Numbers greater than 99?

    As many of you know, the tool table on older FADAL controls only goes up to 99. In order to program and machine quickly, I like to buy as many holders and possible and leave tools set up. This is soon going to be a problem for me, as I will have more than 100 tools and only 99 tool offsets. Has anybody run into this problem? Is there an easy solution?

    The only thing I can think of is to use a dedicated Tool number and change it using g10, storing offsets over 99 in your cam program rather than in the machine.

    Is there any other way around this?

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    Basically what I was thinking would be this

    T155M6 (call for swap tool - or put it in a turret position - that doesn't really matter)

    (Send new length offset value to machine - in this case H22 is dedicated to this
    G90 G10 L10 P22 R0 -15.000

    H22 Z0.1000 (any z move for tools over 99 are set using H value from 22)

    (if a different tool over 99 is called - the G90 G10 must be re-sent)


    Is there a better way to do it then this?


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