The figure shows an example ToolScope user interface after start-up. Each of the selected monitoring channels is illustrated in a separate window.

Example view when the device is called up in the machine control panel


In the figure, the two windows show that two different monitoring channels have been created. The top channel monitors the torque of the machine's spindle using a breakage detection algorithm. The bottom channel detects wear by checking if the average torque of the tool spindle remains below a warning limit (yellow). At the same time, it checks that the average torque of the tool spindle remains above a so-called "missing limit" (green). If the average torque is lower, monitoring assumes that the tool is broken ("missing").

Use the arrow keys on the control panel ( ↑, ↓, →, ←  ) to select a monitoring channel with which you wish to perform further actions.

The softkeys in the bottom area of the user interface are assigned as follows:


Function name


Go Offline / Go Online

Switch between online and offline view. The online view shows what is currently happening. The offline view shows the process history. Monitoring continues to run in the background.


Click on this button to access the configuration menu for the selected green-framed monitoring channel. (For more information, see Chapter 2.3).

Switch on global learning

When you activate this mode (softkey turns red), the ToolScope forces every recently started process to be learned. The ToolScope does not return to monitoring mode until this mode has been deactivated or the configured timeout has elapsed.


Switches to the service area.