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Any Siemens 828D Gurus ?

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I have a toolroom type CNC lathe with a Siemens 828d control on it.   The control only has 8 active tool offsets possible.  However, the tools are hand changed on an Aloris type toolpost,  so I could have way more than 8 tools for a job.   So the question is; how to change the number of active tool offsets?  I'm sure this control is also used on lathes with larger tool turrets than only 8.  

Any info or links welcome

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Definitely a parameter on the 810d but sorry - me not know which one.

Perhaps email siemens?

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If you want to get crazy you can do it with variable programming and system/machine parameters.  I suggest a different route unless you're good at "macro B" type programming.

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Thanks Daniel, lots of good info in that document

JLW,  we are programming with the included conversational software at the machine, so not much macro knowledge on this control.

Newbee, we have a tech coming soon from Siemens, I will ask him what is known about it.

Hand changing tools on a cnc lathe is kinda weird, but it does allow some long boring bars to be used and then removed to be out of the way.

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