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Method of operating a machine tool with a sensing probe in order to gather positional data for the calculation of tool offset parameters Patent #: 4636960
ApplicationNo. 06/911535 filed on 09/25/1986
US Classes:700/164, Grinding451/22, Sizing gauge controlled451/5, Computer controlled700/178, Tool/workpiece interference prevention700/179, Tool selection/change700/195Having particular measuring device (e.g., probe)
ExaminersPrimary: Smith, Jerry
Assistant: MacDonald, Allen R.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassG05B 19/401 (20060101)
AbstractThe method involves moving a reference or dummy tool of known size on a toolhead slide from a known position to actuate a limit switch, moving a working tool of unknown size on the same toolhead slide from the same known position to again actuate the limit switch and comparing the toolhead slide position for actuating the limit switch for the working tool with the stored toolhead slide position for the reference tool to determine size of the former.