This new CNC control function is designed to help when restarting cutting programs. Using [F7] Tool Restart, the program is read through and a list of the tool change command lines are displayed. Selecting a specific line will then allow the machine to safely restart at the chosen tool command. The function is available for both single and dual turret machines.
Give these new functions a try and let us know what you think in the comments below. And feel free to contact us or your local distributor if you have any questions.
Matt Roux, CMfgE, is Applications Engineer, Okuma America Corporation.