As we begin 2021, we have found ourselves in a situation where our lead-times have substantially increased due to COVID-19 pandemic-related issues.
Those issues combined with high demand and heavy shipping volume is resulting in a longer than normal delivery timeframes for many Tormach machines and accessories.
We are working diligently to resolve these issues and look forward to bringing our lead-times back to normal. Unfortunately, this is going to take some time.
As of now, we anticipate that these lead times will continue into the second quarter. We appreciate your patience during this time.

TOOL CHANGE (M06)

To execute a tool change sequence, program: M06

M06 behaves differently depending on whether or not a mill is equipped with an Automatic Tool Changer (ATC):

  • If you have an ATC:
    • If the requested tool (T number) is assigned to the carousel, M06 initiates an automatic tool change.
    • If the tool is not assigned to the carousel, you’re prompted to manually change the tool and select Cycle Start to confirm the tool change. This resumes the program.
  • If you don’t have an ATC:
    • M06 commands the mill, stops the spindle, pauses program execution, and prompts operator to change tools by flashing Tool Change LED.
    • The program resumes after you select Cycle Start to confirm that the tool has been changed.

We recommend putting the T~, the M06, and the G43 H~ on one line (block) of code.

EXAMPLE – N191 M06 T3 G43 H3