(This G-code is optional and requires a probe)
This G-code is used to set work offsets with a probe.
Automatic Work Offset Measurement (G36) is used to command a probe to set work coordinate offsets. A G36 will feed the axes of the machine in an effort to probe the work piece with a spindle mounted probe. The axis (axes) will move until a signal from the probe is received or the end of the programmed move is reached. Tool compensation (G41, G42, G43, or G44) must not be active when this function is performed. The point where the skip signal is received becomes the zero position for the currently active work coordinate system of each axis programmed. This G-code requires at least one Axis specified, if neither are found, an alarm is generated.
If an I, J, or K is specified, the appropriate axis work offset is shifted by the amount in the I, J, or K command. This allows the work offset to be shifted away from where the probe actually contacts the part.
This code is non-modal and only applies to the block of code in which G36 is specified.
The points probed are offset by the values in Settings 59 through 62. See the settings section of this manual for more information.
Do not use Cutter Compensation (G41, G42) with a G36.
Do not use tool length Compensation (G43, G44) with G36
To avoid damaging the probe, use a feed rate below F100. (inch) or F2500. (metric).
Turn on the spindle probe before using G36.
If your mill has the standard Renishaw probing system, use the following commands to turn on the spindle probe.
Use the following commands to turn off the spindle probe.
Also see M78, and M79.