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  • Hardware Help Needed

    Hello All....I thought maybe ya'll could help me.
    We have just purchased some really nice desks to go beside the CMMs on the shopfloor. I was trying to move everything from one desk to the other without unplugging everything but that didn't work so I unplugged EVERYTHING from the back of the computer. I didn't touch anything on the controller box, I just unplugged everything form the computer and the two desktop boxes that operate the CMM (Ex. power switch box and Probehead controller)
    This made it easier to move everything from one desk to another.....Then I plugged everything back in and now I can't get a machine start.
    All of the wires have labels attached so its hard to hook it up wrong so I'm pretty sure everything is in its proper location.
    Everything comes on and I've got power to everything but I cannot get a machine start on the jogbox....

    Any ideas??????

    Thanks,
    Doberman

  • #2
    Try wiggling all the connections. Then complete shutdown of everything and wait a few minutes and restart. That is all I can come up with.

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    • #3
      Would be my guess also. shut it all down controller to
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      • #4
        WGLS

        And if it doesn't work the 1st time, maybe unplug and replug everything, making sure each connection is very secure before moving to the next.

        I hope you paid up your extortion, er, ummm, I meant SMA.
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        • #5
          I have tried to unplug everything and replug.....I have tried shutting everything all the way down and brought everything back up.....still not working......I'll try all of this again and see if it works......

          Nope, we didn't purchase the SMA nor do we plan to (I don't think).....we just had to make B&S think we were before they would break policy and sell us a portlock.....

          Thanks for replying to this thread.....

          Doberman

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          • #6
            Did you plug the control into the correct serial port?

            Craig
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            • #7
              Well, the SMA wouldn't do you any good with a hardware problem anyway. If it isn't a setting in the software, they would charge you to talk to a hardware tech.
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              Originally posted by AndersI
              I've got one from September 2006 (bug ticket) which has finally been fixed in 2013.

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              • #8
                More info regarding the "no machine start light" would be helpful

                Are the lights on the hand control pendant all lit up? and they wont turn off and allow the machine start light to be pressed?

                We had this issue for about a year before it was found that the network card (NIC100) was affecting the boot cycle of the leitz cmm controller. It seems that it was shorting out or somehow sending minute voltage along the network cable to the controler and thus not allowing the controler to finish it's boot cycle. The machine would boot successful without the computer being turned on and after replacing the NIC100 card the controller booted consistantly without issue.

                just an FYI for ya....
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                • #9
                  Yes, the lights on the hand control pendant are lit up like they are suppose to be.....al except for the MACH. START, that is....
                  Thats one thing I found to be strange, the lights on the Probe Head Controller box are on even without machine start to be engaged.......Normally, these lights are off and when I hit machine start, the "Ready" light turns on.

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                  • #10
                    DID you turn on the air to the machine and unlock the air lock?
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                    Originally posted by AndersI
                    I've got one from September 2006 (bug ticket) which has finally been fixed in 2013.

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                    • #11
                      Doberman,
                      Do you have an SP600? If so, it could be your settings for the TCIP ethernet connection. If not it could be the comm port setting for your rs232 serail cable within the machine interface setup (just stabbing in the dark). If you think it may be either one of these I don't know how much help I can be, but feel free to give me a call.

                      James Mannes
                      EST Co. Inc
                      262-377-3270 x212
                      6:30am - 2:30pm cst
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                      • #12
                        That sure sounds like the comm ports to me. I had a very similar issue several weeks ago when my IT guy put in a new pc on one of my machines. Being that you only unplugged things and plugged them back in, it points towards one of the plugs either being loose or in the wrong position, although I have heard of pc serial type sockets getting sparked when removing the plugs. With the controller and everything powered down, just try switching the comm port cables and see, if that doesn't work.
                        DCCFreak

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                        • #13
                          Ya, Comm port switching is not so good. Your computer may be trying to run the probe up & down the table without the machine,....not a pretty sight.
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                          • #14
                            Just thought of something...

                            Did you double check to ensure the E-stop is released?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Paul Barriage
                              Ya, Comm port switching is not so good. Your computer may be trying to run the probe up & down the table without the machine,....not a pretty sight.

                              I was just suggesting that Paul cause that is literally what I had to do to fix my issue. The IT guy put the comm port cables in the wrong position, and that is how my machine acted.
                              DCCFreak

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