NC reading tool length from offset page, not data page..?
Hi, I am using a Mazak FJV-25 w/ Mazatrol M-Plus control. I am using the semi-auto tool length measurement with the MMS unit. When I measure a tool, the length in the Tool Data page updates. However, to get the tip of my tool where I want it on the workpiece I have to go into the Tool Offsets page, subtract my measured tool length (5") from the total Z axis stroke (18.11") and enter a negative number (-13.11).
This seems a little..strange. Is there a parameter I can set that makes it not take the length from the offset page? Or is this just how it works? I saw L95 in the Parameters book, but it didn't seem to do anything.
I can just work around it for now, but it seems like extra work.