Today, we listened to someone who actually sold a machine made by a
very well known builder because the parameters could not be located after their
loss (the machine suffered a Bubble Memory failure). This machine had some
special factory options that were apparently undocumented. No one, not even the
factory service people could economically reconstruct this parameter list.
The lesson? Save your parameters now! Most (but not all) of them can
be easily downloaded via your RS-232 link to your shop computer. It is normal
for the "option" and "PC" parameters of many models of CNC's to be excluded in
the punch process. They must be WRITTEN BY HAND.
If you need help with this, write, fax, or E-mail our Service Manager. We are in
the process of writing procedures for most of the controls we service. Perhaps
other service companies will make any procedures they have available to us for
distribution. YOU NEED A CURRENT PARAMETER LIST FOR EACH
This article copyright 2003, Uptime Electronics, Inc. All rights reserved.
Copyright 2004, Uptime Electronics, Inc. All rights reserved.
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