The display does not light up? Check cables and power going to the Calmotion board. Also note that the gray display cable should not be more than 7 feet long. The Calmotion operates but fails with the communication: The most common cause is that the parameters on the Calmotion unit got changed acci
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Help with issues when using Calmotion products with a variety of different CNC controls.
The Mitsubishi E04 ' DEVICE NOT READY ' error message typically indicates the CNC parameters do not match the Calmotion parameters. Match the baud rate, flow control and RS232 port settings on Calmotion to the Mitsubishi. • Check communication parameters (see Mitsubishi users manual) • Cable incor
Fanuc P/S Alarm 87 ' BUFFER OVERFLOW ' • Flow Control or Data/Parity/Stop parameters are not configured properly Compare the Fanuc settings and the Calmotion settings. The flow control settings need to be the same as well as the RS232 port settings. Typical Fanuc setting for flow control would be
With Calmotion units that have a LCD display. There is a Option selection for setting the Mid-tape search text. This allows the operator to search for text in the program and start in the middle of the program. Any text can be searched for it can be a line number or a tool number, as long as the tex
The 071 DATA NOT FOUND is typically when comparing a program already in memory to the data coming into the Fanuc. When the Memory Key is in Locked orientation, the Fanuc will do this. If you are trying to load a program into Fanuc memory, you will need to put the key in the unlocked position.
-Check that the correct power and orientation is connected to Calmotion before turning on for first time. -Leave the RS232 disconnected on the first power on to verify Calmotion powers up correctly -Use only the supplied cables and connectors. Do not add additional cables. Was the RS232 working pre
Fanuc P/S Alarm 02 ' TV PARITY ALARM ' • The number of characters in a block is odd. This Fanuc alarm will be generated only when the TV check is in effect. Disable all parity checking on the Fanuc. • Make sure the Fanuc ' TV Check ' parameter setting is set to ' 0 ' or disabled • Make sure the Fanu
The message "Waiting on NAK" is correct. This is just a waiting message. This message is displayed when the SW Flow Control setting is set to Xmodem. If the CNC is not setup to also use Xmodem or the CNC has not started the RS232 read/write then the Calmotion will display this message as it waits
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