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App support

A linux-based ToolScope Server with an linux-based Operate as HMI supports all apps, which the normal ToolScope supports.

On windows-based server OR a windows-based HMI TS-PM and TS-AFC have unreliable reaction times and thus may not be treated as working correctly.

 

Machine interface

The standard interface between the machine and the ToolScope Server supports much less sensor signals as a standard ToolScope installation.

The following signals are offered in the product standard. The signals are able to give a monitoring for 1 NC channel.

 

Frequency

Ambassador servers are limited to a measuring frequency of 100Hz. The Ambassador connector software may be configured to measure with a higher frequency, but we recommend not to use that.

Inputs

  • Trigger, Trigger 2

    Two signals from the NC can be transferred from the NC as start and stop trigger.
     

  • Program number, Process number, Tool number in the format in which the NC supports R parameters. A 7-digits decimal value can be expected. More digits may work, but are dependent on the control configuration.
     

  • Rework
     
  • Torque / Load / Current

    The monitoring signal should be torque, load or current of engine of the tool. The torque values can always be read with the solution line control system. A power line control system can only give a torque value under special circumstances. It should be possible to get the torque value for a 611d engine, if the control system supports them. The other values should always work.

Outputs

  • Override

    Override value from the ambassador instance; this is mostly a value from an AFC.
     
  • Alarm number, Channel number of an alarm

    Alarm number and sending monitoring window, which transmits the alarm. The.alarm number is parsed automatically by the TS_ON/TS_OFF-cycle and leads to an error message in the HMI.
     
  • ACK

    Internally used for the transmission protocol between the Ambassador instance and the TS_ON/TS_OFF-cycle.

Error messages

  • ToolScope errors are handed out as NC alarms via SETAL