Haas Setting 97 Tool Change Direction
Haas Setting Description
This setting determines the default tool change direction. It may be set to either Shortest or M17/M18.
When “Shortest” is selected, the control will turn the direction necessary to reach the next tool with the least movement. The program can still use M17 and M18 to fix the tool change direction, but once this is done it is not possible to revert back to the shortest tool direction other than Reset or M30/M02.
Selecting M17/M18, the control will move the tool turret either always forward or always reverse based on the most recent M17 or M18. When Reset, power on, or M30/M02 is executed, the control will assume M17 as the tool turret direction during tool changes, always forward. This option is useful when a program must avoid certain areas of the tool turret due to odd-sized tools.
- Haas Lathe Operator’s Manual by Haas Automation, Inc.
- Haas Mill Operator’s Manual by Haas Automation, Inc.