ApplicationNo. 05/849724 filed on 11/09/1977
US Classes:29/705, With means to test work or product33/628, Cutter or shaper483/8Responsive to tool identifying information
ExaminersPrimary: Mehr, Milton S.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesB23Q 3/155 (20060101)
B23Q 17/22 (20060101)
AbstractA device to code a machine tool holder, to preset the tool length, to mount the tool in the holder, and to inspect tool dimensions and coding. These functions are performed by a ring selector which selects different outside diameter rings in such sequence that a desired indentification of a tool by a combination of lands and grooves is accomplished, by a power torque machine which tightens the tool holder collet, by a digital height and diameter gage device which inspects the tool dimensions, and by a digital ring counter which gives a digital readout of the land and groove combination on the external surface of a tool holder.