Turning on the TC Diagnose feature causes the tool changer to go into a Single Step mode which waits after each action during the tool change. Pressing the start key triggers the spindle to orient and wait. Pressing Start again and the TC slide will come in and wait, press One final press and the tool draw-bar comes down. A terrific tool when servicing the tool changer!
|TC 1||Orient, TC In, Z Head Up And Wait|
|TC 2||Orient, TC Moves Back|
|TC 3||Orient, Z Head Up First, TC In And Wait|
|TC 4||Retract TC using TCSLD Override|
|TC 5||Set Tool And Turret Number|
|TC IN||Jogs the Tool Changer to the Spindle|
|TC BK||Jogs To Tool Changer to Park Position|
|Service Lockout||Prevent service modification with password protection|
|Power On Service Reminders||Generate scheduled maintenance prompts|
|System Restart||“Hot Restart” or “Revert to Power On”|
|Following Error Display||Correction ON/OFF|
|One Touch Spindle Functions||Orient/Unlock, Spindle Forward, Spindle Reverse|
|One Touch Backlash||Adjust in Command Mode or while in JOG (faster)|
|Servo Command||Easy tuning of the servos parameters for best performance|
|RAMP Command||Turn ON/OFF / adjust automatic ramping. No more “banging” during contouring|
One of the successes of the Legacy’s ease of service is the original card cage design because it simplifies diagnosis and board replacement. Now we have taken it to a higher level of both performance and reliability. For example, with the Legacy CNC, there were eleven cards in the card cage. The reliability benefit is two fold:
- Reducing the board-count greatly simplifies the system architecture.
- Few components means fewer mechanical bus edge-connectors, significantly improving reliability.
The Control is isolated from the machine power and earth ground, eliminating grounding issues that can affect CNC components. Power problems plague many machine shops and are usually caused by unknown and difficult-to-detect electrical problems such as ground loops, or random noise Sometimes, voltage spikes pass through the CNC board causes premature failure and create dependability issues.
Due to lack of truly understanding power & ground, many other control builders are still using grounding rods at the machine to cover up a design flaw when commonly, the control is actually being affected by other devices in the building, causing various problems in their building system. We have worked very closely with Baldor Electric to develop our isolated power system. Baldor doesn’t just make motors, they are also some of the top engineers in High Power Generation Systems.
With our new isolated power design, you’ll never need to install a grounding rod because of “unknown” grounding problems, no matter where the machine is going to be installed.
The Windows system is not your familiar PC edition of Windows. Our Control runs an Embedded Standard edition of Windows customized for the NXGEN system. With less features then Profession or Home edition, Embedded is the most stable version of Windows available. You’ll never need to reinstall any software or register licenses over the phone.
The modular design of Embedded means that the OS is serviced just like other machine components. In the event of a failure, the serviceman simply removes the SSD card and replace it with another one, similar to the Legacy program module. Backup files are then copied to the new SSD card, and machine uptime is maintained.