GE Fanuc 0-15-16!18!21 All Version Backup Manual | Random Access Memory | Personal Computers

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Fanuc CNC Backup Instruction Manual

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Table of Contents ................................................................................................................ 1 Procomm Plus® version 4.8 Configuration ........................................................................ 3 Serial Cable Connection...................................................................................................... 6 Memory Card Usage ........................................................................................................... 8 What Data Can be Archived................................................................................................ 9 CNC Parameter settings for RS-232 communications...................................................... 11 CNC Parameters Related to Memory Card Communications........................................... 13 How to Backup and Restore ALL Data in your CNC....................................................... 14 Series 0 models A/B/C/D .............................................................................................. 14 Using the RS-232 interface ....................................................................................... 14 Series 16/18/21 models A/B/C, Powermate models D/H ............................................. 16 Using the RS-232 interface ....................................................................................... 16 Series 15 models A/B.................................................................................................... 20 Using the memory card ............................................................................................. 20 Using the RS-232 interface ....................................................................................... 26 Series 16i/18i/21i/0i models A/B, Powermate i models D/H........................................ 29 Using the memory card ............................................................................................. 29 Using the RS-232 interface ....................................................................................... 34 Series 15i model A ........................................................................................................ 38 Using the memory card ............................................................................................. 38 Using the RS-232 interface ....................................................................................... 43 How to Backup and Restore Programs in your CNC........................................................ 47 Series 0 models A/B/C/D .............................................................................................. 47 Using the RS-232 interface ....................................................................................... 47 Series 16/18/21 models A/B/C, Powermate models D/H ............................................. 47 Using the RS-232 interface ....................................................................................... 48 Series 15 models A/B.................................................................................................... 49 Using the RS-232 interface ....................................................................................... 49 Series 16i/18i/21i/0i models A/B, Powermate i models D/H........................................ 50 Using the memory card ............................................................................................. 50 Using the RS-232 interface ....................................................................................... 54 Series 15i model A ........................................................................................................ 55 Using the RS-232 interface ....................................................................................... 55 How to Backup and Restore CNC Parameters in your CNC ............................................ 57 Series 0 models A/B/C/D .............................................................................................. 57 Using the RS-232 interface ....................................................................................... 57 Series 16/18/21 models A/B/C, Powermate models D/H ............................................. 58 Using the RS-232 interface ....................................................................................... 58 Series 15 models A/B.................................................................................................... 59 Using the RS-232 interface ....................................................................................... 59 Series 16i/18i/21i/0i models A/B, Powermate i models D/H........................................ 60 Using the memory card ............................................................................................. 60 Using the RS-232 interface ....................................................................................... 63 Series 15i model A ........................................................................................................ 64

................................................... 68 Using the RS-232 interface ...................................... 67 Using the RS-232 interface ............2 Using the RS-232 interface .............................. Powermate models D/H .............................................................. 74 References .. 72 Open Systems Backup and Restore using the Basic Operation Package (BOP) ............................................................................................................. 66 Series 16/18/21 models A/B/C...................... 68 Using the memory card .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 66 Series 15 models A/B....... 75 ............... Powermate i models D/H.................................................................................................. 67 Series 16i/18i/21i/0i models A/B.................................................................................................. 66 Using the RS-232 interface .................................................................................. 72 Using the RS-232 interface .......................... 70 Series 15i model A ................................................................................................ 64 How to Backup and Restore PMC Parameters in your CNC.........

ProComm's default delay time is to wait 20 seconds after an XOFF command and then abort.8. Clicking the SETUP button will bring up the screens used to change the communications parameters. please refer to the ProComm documentation that accompanied the software. If you need any additional help on installing or launching the application.symantec.3 Procomm Plus® version 4. By clicking the SETUP button the following screen appears.html. click on the "Modem/Connection Properties…" button.8 for Windows 95/98/2000/XP. This is the main screen of ProComm Plus®. select "direct connect – Com1" from the "Current Modem / Connection" drop down box. . 2. For further explanation. To configure the Com1 port. launch the application by double clicking on the appropriate icon or selecting the appropriate item from the Start button.com/techsupp/index. Click on the “System" tab followed by the "Modem Connection" button. NOTE: It is possible that you may experience timeouts when uploading a program using drip feed to the CNC while using ProComm Plus Version 4. After installing ProComm Plus®. please visit their Tech Support site at http://www. enter a search for that version of Procomm product and open the FAQ section for that product. 1. Symantic has provided a solution to this on their web pages. Next.8 Configuration The following setup information applies to ProComm Plus 2.0® for Windows 95/98 through version 4.

you should see the following screen. After selecting the "Modem/Connection Properties…" button.4 3. Set your PC to match the following: .

Click on the "Transfer Protocol" button.5 Click on "OK" to accept the settings and close the window 4. To communicate with the CNC. you should select ASCII from the "Current Transfer Protocol" drop down box. Click on "OK" to accept the settings and close the window . Clicking on the "Data" tab of the Setup screen allows you to set the type of transfer to be used. Set the remaining fields in this window to match those shown below.

uses Control Codes also known as Software Handshaking. NOTE: Pin #25 has 24 volts power supply on it. Controls and PG systems use serial inter-face. utilizing a DB25P connector to a DB25S connector. EIA232C to EIA574 Null Modem Cable This cable can be used for interfacing between IBM-compatible computers and GE Fanuc controls. Connection to an EIA232 or EIA574 compliant device can be accomplished using a null modem cable. This port is designed to conform to the basic requirements of the EIA232C standard. . Do not use for normal interface connection or damage to the control may occur.6 Serial Cable Connection The GE Fanuc CNC controls have a minimum of one serial communication port available for communications. This is the most commonly used cable for communications and is available from GE Fanuc or easily fabricated. Communication Cable Diagrams EIA232C Null Modem Cable This cable. This cable uses a DB25P connector to a DB9S connector.

7 DB25P (male) SD RD SG RS CS DR CD ER DB9S (female) 2 3 7 4 5 6 8 20 SD: Send data CS: Clear to send ER: Equipment ready 2 3 5 7 8 1 4 6 RD SD SG RS CS CD ER DR FG: Frame ground RS: Request to send SG: Signal ground detector RD: Receive data DR: Data set ready CD: Received line signal .

ATA Flash is lower cost and can be used for permanent storage of backup files. FlashROM (called FROM for the rest of this document). Which type of memory card do you need? The Pros and Cons of each type of card are given below. SRAM (Static Ram Access Memory). which do not require battery backup. ATA Flash Rom 2. but is newer technology and therefore works with a smaller number of controls. The SRAM works with a larger variety of controls.8 Memory Card Usage Three types of memory cards can be used with our CNC and Power Mate controls: 1. Memory Card Type Works with i series controls Works with 15/16/18/21-B and 20/21-A controls Works with PowerMate-C/D/E/F/H/I controls Can read/write from a PC Fast Write Time Plug and Play for WIN95 and newer Low Cost Requires battery to retain backup data Files can be deleted individually Can be formatted on PC Requires special drivers GE Fanuc Part Numbers ATA Flash Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No 44A725977-G09 (8MB) 44A725977-G10 (16MB) SRAM Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No 44A725977-G01 (2MB) 44A725977-G03 (4MB) FROM Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No No No Yes 44A725977-G02 (4MB) . which are battery-backed. We recommend SRAM or ATA Flash. but requires a small battery on the card to retain its memory and should not be used as a permanent storage device. 3.

1. Pitch Error Compensation (if used) 3. It is important to realize that even identical machines may have different parameter data based on any number of factors. CNC Parameters (including servo parameters) 2. This means that there will be multiple versions of this data. or battery backedup RAM. The CNC is shipped from GE Fanuc ready for the machine builder to customize for his application. They are essentially fixed and unchangeable. It is recommended that all user data be kept both on a computer diskette or CD-ROM as well as on paper to ensure that it will be available in time of need. so some type of .9 What Data Can be Archived The system software that operates GE Fanuc CNC controls is stored in EPROM. PMC ladder program 2. The data stored here can be lost for a variety of reasons and therefore must be saved externally on permanent media. the archive must be updated whenever changes are made Data that changes regularly. Tool Offsets 2. There should be a complete set for each machine on which a GE Fanuc control is applied. PMC Parameters (or Diagnostic Data on FS-0 Controls) This data seldom changes after installation of the machine tool. The files needed for final operation are contained in non-volatile RAM. Data normally stored in EPROM but may be stored in RAM format: 1. Macro executor programs File Naming When user data is saved to a diskette. User Files Long term archival: 1. CAP Tool Data 7. The existence of so much similar data can easily cause problems if not addressed from the beginning. Dynamic Tool Offsets 4. However. Macro Variables 5. CNC Part Programs This data should be backed up any time maintenance is performed that might cause a memory loss. Tool Form Data 6. it should be remembered that in an average plant there may possibly be multiple machines and controls of the same model. Work Offsets 3.

CNC could be used to name the CNC parameter file for machine BT156679. GE Fanuc recommends that you use a unique name such as the machine serial number. when backing up the data. the filename BT156679. brass tag or asset number. much confusion can be avoided. By using the first eight (8) characters to identify the machine and the extension to identify the file type.10 system for naming and archiving files must be created. For example. For example. you will be asked what to name the resulting data file on disk. . combined with an extension that helps label the type of data being backed up.

PWE PWE Setting from series 16i-MA control . RS-232). these parameters also unlock the custom macro protection. the number of stop bits “2”. Additionally.11 CNC Parameter settings for RS-232 communications The parameter tables on the following page can be used as a reference when setting up the various models of CNC control for RS-232 communications. that “EVEN” parity will be used as well as a baud rate of 4800bps set. These parameters tell the control which port to use and the device type (in this case. allowing the download of the macro programs. These settings coincide with the ProComm configuration explained earlier in this manual. These parameters also determine that the number of data bits will be “8”. When setting CNC parameters ensure that the Parameter Write Enable (PWE) setting is set to “1” on the control settings screen.

1 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 Control Series 16/18/20/21-ABCi / 0i Parameter P 0000 P 0020 P 0101 P 0102 P 0103 P 0111 P 0112 P 0113 P 3202 Port 1 ******10 0.1 1***0**1 3 10 Port 2 ******10 2 ***0***0 1***0**1 3 10 ***0***0 .12 Control Series 10/11/12/15A/15B/15i Parameters P 0000 P 0020 P 0021 P 0011 P 2201 P 5001 P 5002 P 5110 P 5111 P 5112 P 5120 P 5121 P 5122 Port 1 ****1010 1 1 ******00 ******00 1 8 2 10 8 2 10 Port 2 ****1010 2 2 ******00 ******00 2 Control Series 0A/0B/0C/0D Parameter P 0000 P 0010 P 0038 P 0050 P 0250 P 0251 P 0552 P 0553 TVON ISO I/O PWE TAPEF Port 1 1******1 ***0**** 01****** Port 2 ***0**** 1******1 10 10 10 10 0 0.

13 CNC Parameters Related to Memory Card Communications 1. 2. Set I/O channel = 4. or 1. Place the CNC into an Emergency Stop condition. These settings will let you upload and download files to the cards the same as you would to a PC and there is also an additional menu called all IO with additional I/O functionality. 4. Select the MDI mode on the operator panel for the CNC. For series 18i set parameter 20 = 4. 3. Select the MDI mode on the operator panel for the CNC. 2. series 15i set 20=4. Go to the Offset/Setting screen. 3. Set your control so that Parameter Write is enabled. IO Channel Setting IO Channel Setting from series 16i-MA control .

2. Select EDIT mode. 4. 3. To Transfer Program from PC to CNC From the CNC side. . 2. 2. Depress I/O key. do the following: 1. do the following: 1. 3. Depress I/O softkey. Using the RS-232 interface To Transfer Programs from CNC to PC From the CNC Side. enter the Letter O and the part program number OR to output all programs enter –9999. 5. Prepare the PC to receive file (See appropriate section on ProComm for receiving a file on the PC). Select the PROGRAM screen. a maintenance person can easily restore the control to the original state should a problem be encountered during the maintenance activity. To Transfer Parameters from CNC to PC From the CNC side.14 How to Backup and Restore ALL Data in your CNC One of the most common procedures on CNC controls during maintenance is to backup all of the data possible before working on a CNC system. Select EDIT mode. 4. Select EDIT mode. do the following: 1. 5. In this manner. Select the PROGRAM screen. Depress READ softkey. 4. To output an individual program. Send file from PC (See appropriate section on ProComm for sending from PC). Prepare PC to receive the file (See appropriate section on ProComm for receiving a file on the PC). Hold down EOB key and simultaneously depress OUTPUT START key. Select the PARAMETER menu. 3. Series 0 models A/B/C/D This series of controls is restricted to using the RS-232 interface for all data backup and restore operations.

Depress INPUT key.15 NOTE: Failure to press the EOB key and OUTPUT START will result in an incomplete parameter file being downloaded. Transfer Parameters from PC to CNC From the CNC side. When the transfer is complete. 6. 4. Set Parameter Write Enable (PWE) to 1. Select EDIT mode. 3. Also verify that PWE is set to 0. NOTE: To upload and download PMC parameters (Diagnostics) and offsets. 2. 5. the procedures are the same as for the system parameters. . The only difference is that you must be on the CNC Diagnostic Page for transferring PMC parameters and the Offset Page for transferring offsets. do the following: 1. Send the parameter file from the PC (See appropriate section on ProComm for sending from PC). Select the PARAMETER menu. turn CNC OFF and back ON to use the new parameter set.

CNC Press SYSTEM key.8 configuration. [OPRT]. (You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen.PC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC. .[EXEC]." Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting for RS-232 Communication.) Reading CNC Parameters (CNC <-. Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.16 Series 16/18/21 models A/B/C. see the section for 16i/18i/21i/0i controls. CNC Press SYSTEM key. Powermate models D/H The primary method for archiving data from this series of control is through the RS-232 port. For instructions on using the boot mode backup procedures for the model A/B controls.8 configuration.” Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows: PC PC PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8 Select File Receive from the toolbar Designate a name and directory for the saved data CNC Select EDIT mode.” Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows: PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8 CNC Select MDI mode and press ESTOP CNC Set PWE to 1. Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4. Newer models B/C controls may have PCMCIA memory card slots located in the control rack and are accessible through the boot mode. Using the RS-232 interface First set the CNC parameters as per the settings in the section labeled “CNC Parameter Settings for RS-232 Communications” Punching CNC Parameters (CNC --> PC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC." Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting for RS-232 Communication. [+].) (The CNC will flash OUTPUT on the lower section of the CRT. CNC Hit softkeys [PARAM]. [PUNCH].

CNC Press PROG key CNC To output current program hit softkeys [PRGRM]. [+].” Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follow PC PC PC Launch Procomm Plus 4. CNC Hit softkeys [PRGRM]." Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting for RS-232 Communication. [OPRT]. [EXEC].8 CNC Select EDIT mode and turn program protect key off.8 Select File Receive from the toolbar Designate a name and directory for the saved data CNC Select EDIT mode.PC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC. [PUNCH].) ( The CNC will flash OUTPUT on the lower section of the CRT. [+]. [OPRT]. [EXEC]. Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4. [READ]. Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.) (The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT. . [+].[OPRT].) CNC Power the CNC off then on to have the new parameters take effect. [READ].[EXEC] CNC To output all programs input O-9999 and hit [+]. (You will see the program scroll up on the PC screen. [PUNCH]. CNC Press PROGRAM key. PC PC Select File Send from the toolbar Designate the name and directory for the file to send (You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen. Punching CNC Part Programs (CNC --> PC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC." Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting for RS-232 Communication.” Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows: PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8 configuration.) Reading CNC Part Programs (CNC <-. [EXEC].17 CNC Hit softkeys [PARAM].8 configuration.

PC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC. (The CNC screen will flash executing and count up until complete. CNC Go to the PMC side and select I/O.8 Select File Receive from the toolbar Designate a name and directory for the saved data CNC Select EDIT mode.) Punching PMC Data (CNC --> PC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC. Write code ASCII.) (The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT. CNC Press the SPEED softkey." PC Launch Procomm Plus 4. Set Function to WRITE. Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8 CNC Select MDI mode and press ESTOP CNC Set PWE to 1. . CNC Select Parity 0." Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows: PC PC PC Launch Procomm Plus 4. CNC Go to the PMC side and select I/O. CNC Select 4800 Baud (depending on computer setup). CNC Press < and EXEC softkeys to initiate download. CNC Select Channel 1 for Port 1 and Channel 2 for Port 2 CNC Set Device to OTHERS.8 configuration. CNC Select Channel 1 for Port 1 and Channel 2 for Port 2.8 configuration. Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.) Reading PMC Data (CNC <-.18 PC PC Select File Send from the toolbar Designate the name and directory for the file to send (You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen. CNC Set Device to OTHERS CNC Set Data kind to type desired --. Stop bits 1.ALL/LADDER/PARAM.

) .19 CNC Set Function to READ.) (The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT. CNC Press < and EXEC softkeys. (Executing should flash) PC PC Select File Send from the toolbar Designate the name and directory for the file to send (You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen. CNC Select Parity 0. Stop bits 1. CNC Press the SPEED softkey CNC Select 4800 Baud.

version 4. The format conforms to the DOS FAT file system.20 Series 15 models A/B The series 15 model A control is restricted to using the RS-232 interface whereas the series 15 model B control additionally offers a PCMCIA memory card slot in the control rack. Using the memory card (Not available on series 15 model a) The table below lists the functions and corresponding memory card types that can be used. For more information refer to GE Fanuc Manual GFZ-62075 Series 15/150 Model-B Maintenance Manual. . Cards must be of TYPE 1 or 2 as defined in the Personal Computer Memory Card International Association (PCMCIA) standard.1 or later. version 2. The memory card has a maximum storage capacity of 32M bytes.0 or later. or the Japan Electronic Industry Development Association (JEIDA) standard.

then press the INPUT/INSERT key. .21 Accessing the Boot System Insert the SRAM Memory card into the PCMCIA slot in the control rack. To save SYSTEM DATA use the following procedure. Position the cursor to a desired function. such as executive software cannot be saved. such as PMC ladder files. Turn the power on while holding down the page up/down keys Note: If you are using a 9” small MDI unit. SYSTEM DATA SAVE The SYSTEM DATA SAVE screen enables the saving of user files. Press a cursor up/down key to choose the desired function. turn the power on while holding down cursor keys up and down keys instead of the page up/down keys. System files.

Then.22 The ROM files in flash memory are listed together with the number of management units (128KB management units) in each file. To end the processing. The main menu appears again. . The INPUT FILE NAME (CAN: RESET) message appears in the message field. Use the cursor keys to position the cursor to the file to be saved to the memory card. position the cursor to END. then press the INPUT/INSERT key. SRAM DATA BACKUP To save a complete image of the data stored in SRAM memory. Enter the name of the desired file on the memory card. then press the INPUT/INSERT key. press the INPUT/INSERT key. To abandon saving. press the RESET key. select FILE DATA BACKUP from the System Monitor screen (selection 4).

To execute batch restoration. the data can be saved using up to four memory cards. To terminate the processing. The original data can be saved in up to four files.BAK.23 From the File Data Backup screen. then press the INPUT/INSERT key.) NOTE The backup data is saved to file FILEx. press a cursor key to position the cursor. select LOAD FILE. Existing FILEx. When the batch saving or restoration of a file is selected. press the INPUT/INSERT key. To select the processing. select END.BAK files on a memory card may be overwritten if a file of the . select STORE FILE. press the CAN key. (See the detailed description given below. To execute the selected processing. To cancel the processing. where x is a value of 1 to 4. If a single memory card cannot hold all the original data. the size of the system’s backup RAM is displayed on the screen.

the FILE DATA SIZE ERROR and HIT INPUT KEY messages appear in the message field.BAK FILE2. To stop the processing. The initial screen appears again. When the INPUT INSERT key is pressed. To cancel the processing. 3. To execute the batch saving of backup data.1 & HIT INPUT KEY message appears in the message field. press the RESET key while the SET IC CARD NO.BAK FILE3. While data is being saved. . Then. the STORE FILE COMPLETE and HIT INPUT KEY messages appear in the message field. NOTE Once batch saving starts. the initial screen appears again. the initial screen appears again. perform the following steps: 1. If the first memory card cannot hold all the data to be saved. Data is stored on the memory cards under the following file names: First memory card: Second memory card: Third memory card: Fourth memory card: FILE1.24 same name is stored. Once saving has been completed.BAK Note that a file on a memory card can be overwritten. Mount the second memory card without turning the power off. If four memory cards cannot hold all the data. the old data will be overwritten. the SET IC/CARD NO. the STORE TO IC–CARD message blinks. The names of the files already on the memory card can be listed in the FILE DIRECTORY field of the SYSTEM DATA LOADING screen.BAK FILE4.x & HIT INPUT KEY message is displayed. press the INPUT/INSERT key. If the specified name of a file to be saved duplicates that of a file already on the card.2 & HIT INPUT KEY message appears in the message field. The backup data can be saved using up to four memory cards by performing step (3) repeatedly. Select the STORE FILE function on the initial screen. then press the INPUT/INSERT KEY. When the SET IC CARD NO. When the INPUT/INSERT key is pressed. requests to replace the memory card are repeated until all the backup data has been normally saved (using up to four memory cards). 4. press the RESET key. 2. mount the first memory card.

While data is being restored.BAK. press the RESET key. NOTE: The function for saving or restoring a file in batch mode of the boot system assumes that the backup RAM (file SRAM) used for saving and that used for restoration are of the same size. the initial screen appears again. The SET FILE1. 2. the LOAD FILE COMPLETE and HIT INPUT KEY messages appear in the message field. In the case of a memory upgrade. Backup data stored using up to four memory cards can be restored by performing step (3) repeatedly. On the initial screen. 3. When the INPUT/INSERT key is pressed. the FILE DATA SIZE ERROR and HIT INPUT KEY messages appear in the message field. this function should be used in the following cases: 1. The initial screen appears again. . If all the required data cannot be restored from all of the four memory cards. perform the following steps: 1. for example) is found in the contents of the backup RAM during batch saving. To restore a file when file all clear must be executed (the file SRAM module is not replaced) 2. then press the INPUT/INSERT key. file restoration may not be performed correctly and the RS-232 method must be used. So. the initial screen appears again. If this function is used for any other purpose. select the LOAD FILE function.BAK & HIT INPUT KEY message appears in the message field. if an error (a RAM parity error. Mount the first memory card containing FILE1. the LOADING FROM IC–CARD message blinks.25 To execute the batch restoration of backup data. Once data restoration has been completed. To restore a file when the file SRAM module must be replaced and when the size of the new backup RAM is the same. file restoration may not be performed correctly. When the INPUT/INSERT key is pressed. 4. such as restoring SRAM into a module of a different size after an upgrade. Similarly. To cancel the processing. use the RS-232 option to backup and restore the control.

) READING CNC PARAMETERS (PC --> CNC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC. PARAMETER.) (The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT. ALL keys. CHAPTER. PUNCH. ) ( The PC will display the text and count lines until finished. PARAMETER. CNC Press ESTOP. PC PC Select File Send from the toolbar Designate the name and directory for the file to send (You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen.” Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows: PC PC PC Launch Procomm Plus 4. >. SERVICE.8 configuration. ALL keys. Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4. CNC Press the <.8 Select File Receive from the toolbar Designate a name and directory for the saved data CNC Go into EDIT mode. SERVICE. READ. ( The CNC will flash PNCH on the lower portion of the CRT.26 Using the RS-232 interface PUNCHING CNC PARAMETERS (CNC --> PC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8 configuration.8 CNC Go into EDIT mode." Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting for RS-232 Communication. ." Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting for RS-232 Communication. CNC Press the <. >. CHAPTER.” Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows: PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.) CNC Power the CNC off and then on to have the new parameters take effect.

CNC Press the <. CHAPTER. CNC Press the <.8 configuration. READ." Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting for RS-232 Communication. TEXT. ALL keys PC PC Select File Send from the toolbar Designate the name and directory for the file to send (You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen. Oxxxx. Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4. >. >. Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4. PUNCH.) (The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT.8 configuration. Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4. CHAPTER. EXEC keys (where xxxx is the desired program no.8 CNC Go into EDIT mode.). (The CNC will flash PNCH on the lower portion of the CRT.” Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows: PC PC PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.) READING CNC PART PROGRAMS (PC --> CNC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC." Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows: PC PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8 Select File Receive from the toolbar Designate a name and directory for the saved data CNC Go into EDIT mode. TEXT.27 PUNCHING CNC PART PROGRAMS (CNC --> PC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC. >." Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting for RS-232 Communication.) (The PC will display the text and count lines until finished.” Perform the following steps on . PROGRAM.8 configuration. >. PROGRAM.8 Select File Receive from the toolbar .) PUNCHING PMC PARAMETERS (CNC --> PC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.the PC and CNC as follows: PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.

" Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows: PC Launch Procomm Plus 4. I/O. <.7 = 1. KEEPRL and set K17. CNC Press the <. CNC Press the CNC/PMC button to go into the PMC side.8 configuration. CNC Press PCPRM. CNC Press <.8 CNC Press ESTOP. I/O. OUTPUT. CNC Press <. ENAON. PASWRD.) (The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT. (The CNC will flash EXECUTING on the lower portion of the CRT. FDCAS.28 PC Designate a name and directory for the saved data CNC Press ESTOP. Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4. ADD keys. <.) READING PMC PARAMETERS (PC --> CNC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC. PC PC Select File Send from the toolbar Designate the name and directory for the file to send (You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen. EXEC keys. INPUT. PARAM. SYSPRM and set PG CHANNEL = 1 (for Port 1) or 2 (for Port 2).) . CNC Press the CNC/PMC button to go into the PMC side CNC Press PCPRM. EDIT. CNC Press <. KEEPRL and set K17.7 = 1. FDCAS.) (The PC will display the text and count lines until finished. SYSPRM and set PG CHANNEL = 1 (for Port 1) or 2 (for Port 2).

The user data that should be archived can be accessed through the following operations: Boot mode SRAM backup is used to make a complete backup of all files contained in Volatile Memory. Insert the PCMCIA card into the slot on main CPU or on the I Series. This method should not be used to backup controls that are already exhibiting memory related errors such as RAM parity errors since this method makes an exact copy of the memory image which may contain the error. Refer to the Maintenance Manual for a specific CNC control for further explanation. or offsets that may have changed. Choose “SELECT” and it will display two choices – select “SRAM BACKUP” to send SRAM data from CNC to a file or to select individual files on the card that will be called SRAM****. ALL I/O is used to backup individual files in the machine such as programs. and ALL I/O. Powermate i models D/H These controls can use several different methods to backup data that is in the control. please note that this ability only exists in i-series and newer controls. However. 3. This will backup all . Memory cards are the fastest method. part programs. into the slot located on the front of the MDI/CRT unit.e. CNC parameters. RS-232 communications are also available on this control series.29 Series 16i/18i/21i/0i models A/B. Press and hold the right two softkeys and turn power on to the control. BOOT MODE BACKUP and RESTORE SRAM Boot Mode Backup and Restore SRAM is used for transferring a complete image of all SRAM data (i.) through the use of a memory card only. Using the memory card There are two ways to backup and restore using a Memory Card with the I series controls. Using the softkeys under display go down until “SRAM BACKUP” is highlighted. 2. boot mode SRAM backup. and can be used in the “boot mode” or in the “CNC Screen Mode”. In the case where you need to backup a control that is exhibiting memory errors. etc. 1.*** . To use this method. use RS-232 backup methods.

offsets. After selecting the correct file to save. After the file loads choose “SELECT” again to complete that function. A directory listing of the files on the card will be displayed. down until “SYSTEM DATA SAVE” is highlighted and hit the select key. must match the physical size of the SRAM module in the CNC. choose “SELECT” to move to the next function. Choose “SELECT” again and you will be asked “Backup SRAM Data OK?” Select “YES” to continue or “NO” to return to previous menu. the second PMC-R*. Using softkeys under the display cursor. Note: 1. Once finished. select “END” which will return you to the previous menu and allow you to exit the system. 4. This data can then be stored on a PC from the card as a backup. From this menu user files which are the pmc-r* or the macro executer files can be saved. These files are in a binary format which cannot be read with a word processor. followed by “SELECT”.000. Restoring the data is similar except selecting “SYSTEM DATA LOADING”. To restore the data should the machine should loose its battery backed memory. Once the file has loaded. It is recommended that the data be transferred to a hard drive or floppy drive. 6. 2. Any attempt to backup a second machine to the same card may result in files being overwritten. pitch error comp. cannot be restored to a second machine that requires a SRAM file that is 512k in size. etc. choosing “RESTORE SRAM” in step 4 to load files from the memory card to the CNC.30 battery backed memory on the Memory Card (parameters. For example. work shifts. . The data backup or image. follow steps 1 through 5. 3. programs. 3. Continue until all the files requested have been loaded. pmc parameters. 5. and etc).001. The first file will be labeled PMC-R*. Select the file to load (to page down to the next group of files hit the right arrow key). 2. Next. SYSTEM DATA BACKUP System Data Backup is used for transferring an image of system data such as the PMC Ladder. a SRAM backup from one machine that is 256k in size. 4. confirm a second time and the CNC will download it to the Memory card. choose “SELECT” and confirm the operation desired. Follow Steps 1 and 2 from above then: 1.

the menus for programs. 5. 4. offsets. then ALL and the CNC will output a file called CNCPARAM. The CNC must be powered up. select PUNCH. will be visible.DAT to the PCMCIA card. saved back to the card as a text file and be reloaded in to the CNC.DAT and load it into the control. 3. offsets. To punch out (download) the parameters to the card. follow steps 1 to 3. from the I/O screen. followed by the “+” key until the menu option select ALL IO appears.31 select “END” and confirm. Select PARAM soft key then the OPRT softkey and the “+” softkey. Note: This file can be edited with a word processor. Depending on the control model. The CNC will access the PCMCIA card. Power up the CNC and select the SYSTEM key. To access the ALL IO screens: 1. parameters. parameters. not in Emergency Stop and in EDIT mode to use this function. Continue to press the “+” key until the menus for macro variables and pitch error appear. The CNC will then reboot and return to it’s standard operating mode. selecting READ. etc. 2. 3. this can be done using a memory card or by RS-232. The key sequence is SYSTEM. Parameters 1. find the file named CNCPARAM. Note that there can only be one file named CNCPARAM. then EXEC. etc. . ALL IO input and output All IO Page Input and Output is used to transfer data such as programs. This file is always put out with the same name so there can only be one of these files on the card or it will be written over. To read (upload) the file into the CNC. CNC SCREEN INPUT AND OUTPUT (Excludes 0i-Model A) CNC screen Input and Output is used to transfer the CNC parameters from the CNC side of the control or to edit the file offline.. 2.DAT on the card. Additionally. Select EDIT mode on operators panel.

Then select F NAME. Access the ALL IO menu screen and select PRGRM. followed by EXEC. input the file name. The file can be input using one of two methods: a. input the program number to punch and press O SET. Next. then page up and down to find you file on the card and input the file number and F SET. The files can be input using one of two methods: a. Reading (input) 1. input the file name. 2. then EXEC. then F READ. 2. OPRT. Select F READ.DAT will be created automatically).32 Parameters Punching (output) 1. Next. then PUNCH. Select N READ. b. press F SET. 2. OPRT. b. Access the ALL IO screens and select PRGRM. Programs Punching (output) 1. then F READ. Access the ALL IO menu screen and select PARAM. Access the ALL IO menu screen and select PARAM. Select F READ. and EXEC. select F NAME. Select N READ. and press EXEC. Input the name to be used for the file in a MS-DOS 8+3 format (for example. The CNC will output the program to the card with that file name ( with no file name entered. and hit EXEC. then page up and down to find the desired file on the card and input the file number. and the CNC will put the parameters on the card with that file name ( if no file name is entered then CNCPARAM. followed by EXEC and the program will load in with the program number in the file (if a program number was entered and the O SET pressed before pressing EXEC above otherwise it will be entered with the new program number). 2. OPRT. select F NAME.CNC). the CNC will create a file using O plus the program # for the file name) Reading (input) 1. Input the name to be used for the file in a 8+3 format and hit F NAME. BT399513. then PUNCH. The program will load in with the program number in the file (if a program number was entered and the O SET pressed before . OPRT.

DAT for a file name). Next. Select F READ. then page up and down to find the correct file on the card.DAT for that file). then PUNCH. b. . select F NAME. The files can be input using one of two methods: a. 2. Reading (input) 1. input the file name. then hit EXEC. Access the ALL IO menu screen and select OFFSET. Input the desired name for the file in a 8+3 format. then PUNCH. MACRO VARIABLES Punching (output) 1. Input the name to be used for the file in a MS-DOS 8+3 format. 2. then EXEC. 2. Tool Offsets Punching (output) 1. Reading (input) 1. input the file number. then EXEC. Then select F NAME.33 pressing EXEC above otherwise it will be entered with the new program number). 2. then EXEC. OPRT. Select N READ. then page up and down to select the correct file on the memory card. OPRT. b. Next. followed by F SET. then F READ. OPRT. and the CNC will put the offsets on the memory card with that file name ( with no file name you will get TOOLOFST. The files can be input using one of two methods: a. select F NAME. Access the ALL IO menu screen and select MACRO. press F NAME. Select F READ. OPRT. The CNC will put the parameters on the memory card using that file name ( with no file name the CNC will use MACROVAR. Select N READ. input the file name. and then EXEC. input the file number and select F SET. then F READ. Access the ALL IO menu screen and select MACRO. Access the ALL IO menu screen and select OFFSET. followed by EXEC.

[EXEC]. [+]. then page up and down to find the correct file on the card. .PC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC. then EXEC and the CNC will put the parameters on the card using that file name ( with no file name the CNC will use PITCHERR." Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting for RS-232 Communication. select F NAME. CNC Press SYSTEM key. 2. Using the RS-232 interface Punching CNC Parameters (CNC --> PC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC. input the file name.34 PITCH ERROR COMP Punching (output) 1. OPRT. Access the ALL IO menu screen and select PITCH. select F NAME. The data can be input using one of two methods: a.8 configuration. Access the ALL IO menu screen and select PITCH. Input the name to be used for the file in an 8+3 format. (You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen. OPRT. [OPRT]. 2.” Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows: PC PC PC Launch Procomm Plus 4. then EXEC. then F READ. Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8 Select File Receive from the toolbar Designate a name and directory for the saved data CNC Select EDIT mode. b.DAT for the file name) Reading (input) 1. CNC Hit softkeys [PARAM]. then EXEC. then PUNCH. Next. Select F READ. input the file number followed by F SET.) (The CNC will flash OUTPUT on the lower section of the CRT. Next. Select N READ. [PUNCH].) Reading CNC Parameters (CNC <-.

) Reading CNC Part Programs (CNC <-.) CNC Power the CNC off then on to have the new parameters take effect. Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4. [+]. (You will see the program scroll up on the PC screen.8 configuration." Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting for RS-232 Communication." Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting for RS-232 Communication.) (The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT.8 CNC Select MDI mode and press ESTOP CNC Set PWE to 1.35 Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4. . [READ]. [+].[EXEC] CNC To output all programs input O-9999 and hit [+]. Punching CNC Part Programs (CNC --> PC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC. CNC Hit softkeys [PARAM]. [EXEC]. [PUNCH]. PC PC Select File Send from the toolbar Designate the name and directory for the file to send (You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen. CNC Press PROG key CNC To output current program hit softkeys [PRGRM].) ( The CNC will flash OUTPUT on the lower section of the CRT. [OPRT].8 configuration. [OPRT].PC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.” Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows: PC Launch Procomm Plus 4. [PUNCH].” Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follow PC PC PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8 Select File Receive from the toolbar Designate a name and directory for the saved data CNC Select EDIT mode. CNC Press SYSTEM key. [EXEC].

8 CNC Select EDIT mode and turn program protect key off.36 Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.) Punching PMC Data (CNC --> PC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC. CNC Press < and EXEC softkeys to initiate download. CNC Press PROGRAM key. CNC Set Device to OTHERS CNC Set Data kind to type desired --.) .) (The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT." Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows: PC PC PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8 configuration. [+]. CNC Select Channel 1 for Port 1 and Channel 2 for Port 2. Write code ASCII. CNC Go to the PMC side and select I/O.8 Select File Receive from the toolbar Designate a name and directory for the saved data CNC Select EDIT mode. PC PC Select File Send from the toolbar Designate the name and directory for the file to send (You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen. Stop bits 1. Set Function to WRITE. Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4. CNC Press the SPEED softkey. CNC Hit softkeys [PRGRM]." Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting for RS-232 Communication.” Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows: PC Launch Procomm Plus 4. CNC Select 4800 Baud (depending on computer setup). CNC Select Parity 0.8 configuration. (The CNC screen will flash executing and count up until complete. [READ].[OPRT].ALL/LADDER/PARAM. [EXEC].

Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.37 Reading PMC Data (CNC <-. CNC Select Channel 1 for Port 1 and Channel 2 for Port 2 CNC Set Device to OTHERS.) .PC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC. CNC Go to the PMC side and select I/O. CNC Press < and EXEC softkeys.8 CNC Select MDI mode and press ESTOP CNC Set PWE to 1. Stop bits 1." PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.) (The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT. CNC Set Function to READ. (Executing should flash) PC PC Select File Send from the toolbar Designate the name and directory for the file to send (You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen. CNC Select Parity 0. CNC Press the SPEED softkey CNC Select 4800 Baud.8 configuration.

For more information refer to GE Fanuc Manual GFZ-63325 Series 15i/150i Maintenance Manual Using the memory card The table below lists the functions and corresponding memory card types that can be used. or the Japan Electronic Industry Development Association (JEIDA) standard. The memory card has a maximum storage capacity of 32M bytes. version 2. .38 Series 15i model A The series 15i control introduced the capability to use ATA Flash memory cards for backup and restore operations as well as SRAM memory cards that were available on the series 15 model A/B.0 or later. version 4.1 or later. The format conforms to the DOS FAT file system. The backup and restore operations are the same for both the 15i model A and the 15 model A/B controls. Cards must be of TYPE 1 or 2 as defined in the Personal Computer Memory Card International Association (PCMCIA) standard.

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Accessing the Boot System Insert the SRAM Memory card into the PCMCIA slot in the control rack. Turn the power on while holding down the page up/down keys Note: If you are using a 9” small MDI unit, turn the power on while holding down cursor keys up and down keys instead of the page up/down keys. SYSTEM DATA SAVE NOTE: The SYSTEM DATA SAVE screen enables the saving of user files only, such as PMC ladder files. System files, such as executive software cannot be saved.

Press a cursor up/down key to choose the desired function. Position the cursor to a desired function, then press the INPUT/INSERT key.

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The ROM files in flash memory are listed together with the number of management units (128KB management units) in each file. Use the cursor keys to position the cursor to the file to be saved to the memory card. Then, press the INPUT/INSERT key. The INPUT FILE NAME (CAN: RESET) message appears in the message field. Enter the name of the desired file on the memory card, then press the INPUT/INSERT key. To abandon saving, press the RESET key. To end the processing, position the cursor to END, then press the INPUT/INSERT key. The main menu appears again. SRAM DATA BACKUP To save a complete image of the data stored in SRAM memory, select FILE DATA BACKUP from the System Monitor screen (selection 4).

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From the File Data Backup screen, select STORE FILE. To execute batch restoration, select LOAD FILE. To terminate the processing, select END. To select the processing, press a cursor key to position the cursor, then press the INPUT/INSERT key.

When the batch saving or restoration of a file is selected, the size of the system’s backup RAM is displayed on the screen. To execute the selected processing, press the INPUT/INSERT key. To cancel the processing, press the CAN key. (See the detailed description given below.) NOTE The backup data is saved to file FILEx.BAK, where x is a value of 1 to 4. The original data can be saved in up to four files. If a single memory card cannot hold all the original data, the data can be saved using up to four memory cards. Existing FILEx.BAK files on a memory card may be overwritten if a file of the

When the INPUT INSERT key is pressed. Once saving has been completed. then press the INPUT/INSERT KEY.BAK FILE4. When the SET IC CARD NO. the STORE TO IC–CARD message blinks. requests to replace the memory card are repeated until all the backup data has been normally saved (using up to four memory cards).BAK FILE3. To execute the batch saving of backup data. Data is stored on the memory cards under the following file names: First memory card: Second memory card: Third memory card: Fourth memory card: FILE1. The backup data can be saved using up to four memory cards by performing step (3) repeatedly.BAK Note that a file on a memory card can be overwritten. The names of the files already on the memory card can be listed in the FILE DIRECTORY field of the SYSTEM DATA LOADING screen. perform the following steps: . Mount the second memory card without turning the power off. If the first memory card cannot hold all the data to be saved. the STORE FILE COMPLETE and HIT INPUT KEY messages appear in the message field. If the specified name of a file to be saved duplicates that of a file already on the card. press the RESET key. Then.2 & HIT INPUT KEY message appears in the message field. 4. the initial screen appears again. While data is being saved. 3.BAK FILE2.1 & HIT INPUT KEY message appears in the message field. To execute the batch restoration of backup data. press the RESET key while the SET IC CARD NO. When the INPUT/INSERT key is pressed. press the INPUT/INSERT key. the initial screen appears again. mount the first memory card. NOTE: Once batch saving starts. the SET IC/CARD NO. If four memory cards cannot hold all the data. To cancel the processing.42 same name is stored. Select the STORE FILE function on the initial screen. 2. To stop the processing.x & HIT INPUT KEY message is displayed. The initial screen appears again. the FILE DATA SIZE ERROR and HIT INPUT KEY messages appear in the message field. the old data will be overwritten. perform the following steps: 1.

use the RS-232 option to backup and restore the control. While data is being restored. When the INPUT/INSERT key is pressed. To restore a file when file all clear must be executed (the file SRAM module is not replaced) 2. The SET FILE1. the initial screen appears again. such as restoring SRAM into a module of a different size after an upgrade. 4. Using the RS-232 interface PUNCHING CNC PARAMETERS (CNC --> PC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC . When the INPUT/INSERT key is pressed. for example) is found in the contents of the backup RAM during batch saving. the LOADING FROM IC–CARD message blinks. the FILE DATA SIZE ERROR and HIT INPUT KEY messages appear in the message field. 2. file restoration may not be performed correctly and the RS-232 method must be used.BAK. NOTE: The function for saving or restoring a file in batch mode of the boot system assumes that the backup RAM (file SRAM) used for saving and that used for restoration are of the same size. the LOAD FILE COMPLETE and HIT INPUT KEY messages appear in the message field. if an error (a RAM parity error. press the RESET key. If all the required data cannot be restored from all of the four memory cards. Once data restoration has been completed. then press the INPUT/INSERT key. On the initial screen.43 1. If this function is used for any other purpose. To cancel the processing. this function should be used in the following cases: 1. So.BAK & HIT INPUT KEY message appears in the message field. Backup data stored using up to four memory cards can be restored by performing step (3) repeatedly. select the LOAD FILE function. To restore a file when the file SRAM module must be replaced and when the size of the new backup RAM is the same. file restoration may not be performed correctly. 3. The initial screen appears again. In the case of a memory upgrade. the initial screen appears again. Similarly. Mount the first memory card containing FILE1.

PC PC Select File Send from the toolbar Designate the name and directory for the file to send (You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen. CHAPTER. CNC Press ESTOP.) READING CNC PARAMETERS (PC --> CNC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.8 Select File Receive from the toolbar Designate a name and directory for the saved data CNC Go into EDIT mode. PARAMETER.” Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows: PC Launch Procomm Plus 4. ( The CNC will flash PNCH on the lower portion of the CRT. CNC Press the <.8 configuration.” Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows: PC PC PC Launch Procomm Plus 4. >.” . >. PARAMETER. SERVICE.) CNC Power the CNC off and then on to have the new parameters take effect. Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4." Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting for RS-232 Communication. ) ( The PC will display the text and count lines until finished.) (The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT. CHAPTER. Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4." Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting for RS-232 Communication.8 CNC Go into EDIT mode.8 configuration. CNC Press the <. PUNCHING CNC PART PROGRAMS (CNC --> PC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC. ALL keys.8 configuration. SERVICE.44 Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4." Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting for RS-232 Communication. ALL keys. PUNCH. READ.

ALL keys PC PC Select File Send from the toolbar Designate the name and directory for the file to send (You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen.8 configuration. PUNCH. CHAPTER.” Perform the following steps on .) READING CNC PART PROGRAMS (PC --> CNC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.) PUNCHING PMC PARAMETERS (CNC --> PC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC. CNC Press the <. (The CNC will flash PNCH on the lower portion of the CRT.8 CNC Go into EDIT mode. TEXT. >.) (The PC will display the text and count lines until finished.8 Select File Receive from the toolbar Designate a name and directory for the saved data CNC Go into EDIT mode.8 configuration.45 Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows: PC PC PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.7 = 1. CHAPTER. PROGRAM. Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4. KEEPRL and set K17. Oxxxx.).the PC and CNC as follows: PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8 Select File Receive from the toolbar Designate a name and directory for the saved data CNC Press ESTOP. Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4. SYSPRM and set PG CHANNEL = 1 (for Port 1) or 2 (for Port 2). >." Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows: PC PC PC Launch Procomm Plus 4. . PROGRAM." Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting for RS-232 Communication. TEXT. CNC Press <. CNC Press the CNC/PMC button to go into the PMC side CNC Press PCPRM. EXEC keys (where xxxx is the desired program no. READ.) (The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT. >. CNC Press the <. >.

PC PC Select File Send from the toolbar Designate the name and directory for the file to send (You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen.46 CNC Press the <. <.) (The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT." Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows: PC Launch Procomm Plus 4. ADD keys. ENAON. CNC Press <. (The CNC will flash EXECUTING on the lower portion of the CRT. INPUT. <. SYSPRM and set PG CHANNEL = 1 (for Port 1) or 2 (for Port 2).8 CNC Press ESTOP. CNC Press PCPRM.8 configuration. I/O. PARAM. CNC Press <. PASWRD.) (The PC will display the text and count lines until finished.7 = 1. Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4. KEEPRL and set K17. FDCAS. OUTPUT.) READING PMC PARAMETERS (PC --> CNC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC. FDCAS. I/O.) . EXEC keys. CNC Press the CNC/PMC button to go into the PMC side. EDIT.

5. but the control data such as parameters. To output an individual program. . 3. do the following: 1. Depress I/O key. macros. 2.47 How to Backup and Restore Programs in your CNC It is not necessary to backup the entire control if only the program data has changed since the last time the control data was archived. Depress READ softkey. 4. Using the RS-232 interface To Transfer Programs from CNC to PC From the CNC Side. Select EDIT mode. Depress I/O softkey. 2. 3. Select the PROGRAM screen. do the following: 1. 4. Powermate models D/H Use the following procedures if the only data you wish to backup are the programs that are stored in your CNC. Prepare the PC to receive file (See appropriate section on ProComm for receiving a file on the PC). Backing up programs only is useful for machines on which the program content changes regularly. 5. enter the Letter O and the part program number OR to output all programs enter –9999. and ladder files stay the same. Select the PROGRAM screen. Select EDIT mode. Series 16/18/21 models A/B/C. Send file from PC (See appropriate section on ProComm for sending from PC). To Transfer Program from PC to CNC From the CNC side. Series 0 models A/B/C/D Use the following procedures if the only data you wish to backup are the programs that are stored in your CNC.

) (The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT.) . (You will see the program scroll up on the PC screen. [EXEC].8 CNC Select EDIT mode and turn program protect key off.8 configuration.PC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.8 Select File Receive from the toolbar Designate a name and directory for the saved data CNC Select EDIT mode.” Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follow PC PC PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.[EXEC] CNC To output all programs input O-9999 and hit [+].[OPRT]. Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4. [+].” Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows: PC Launch Procomm Plus 4. PC PC Select File Send from the toolbar Designate the name and directory for the file to send (You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen." Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting for RS-232 Communication. [PUNCH]. CNC Hit softkeys [PRGRM]. [READ]. [PUNCH]. Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.48 Using the RS-232 interface Punching CNC Part Programs (CNC --> PC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.) ( The CNC will flash OUTPUT on the lower section of the CRT." Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting for RS-232 Communication. CNC Press PROG key CNC To output current program hit softkeys [PRGRM]. [+]. CNC Press PROGRAM key.) Reading CNC Part Programs (CNC <-.8 configuration. [OPRT]. [EXEC].

TEXT. PUNCH. CNC Press the <. Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8 configuration. >. Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8 CNC Go into EDIT mode. READ. Using the RS-232 interface PUNCHING CNC PART PROGRAMS (CNC --> PC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC. Oxxxx. >.) READING CNC PART PROGRAMS (PC --> CNC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC. CHAPTER. >.” Perform the following steps on .8 Select File Receive from the toolbar Designate a name and directory for the saved data CNC Go into EDIT mode.8 configuration. ALL keys PC PC Select File Send from the toolbar Designate the name and directory for the file to send (You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen. TEXT." Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting for RS-232 Communication." Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting for RS-232 Communication.) .the PC and CNC as follows: PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.49 Series 15 models A/B Use the following procedures if the only data you wish to backup are the programs that are stored in your CNC. PROGRAM.). CNC Press the <. >.) (The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT. PROGRAM.” Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows: PC PC PC Launch Procomm Plus 4. (The CNC will flash PNCH on the lower portion of the CRT. EXEC keys (where xxxx is the desired program no. CHAPTER.) (The PC will display the text and count lines until finished.

and that the IO channel on the settings screen is set to 4. In order to use the memory card to perform these backup and restore functions you must first ensure that the control is in Edit mode.50 Series 16i/18i/21i/0i models A/B. Powermate i models D/H Use the following procedures if the only data you wish to backup are the programs that are stored in your CNC. Using the memory card Programs may be output to the memory card by using the ALL IO screen. . IO Channel Setting IO Channel Setting from series 16i-MA control Navigate to the All IO screen by pressing the SYSTEM key and the right “+” soft key until the ALL IO selection appears.

51 Press the ALL IO soft key and then Press the PRGM softkey .

.52 This will bring you to the screen for selection of the PUNCH (output) or READ (input) operations.

.53 To output programs press the PUNCH softkey.

Using the RS-232 interface Punching CNC Part Programs (CNC --> PC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.8 configuration." Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting for RS-232 Communication.” . If Oxxxx. all program files will be output.54 Type the file name or number of the program file you wish to backup and press F Name (filename) of O Set (program number) respectively. Press the EXEC softkey to output the data. The Program restore or READ operation is accomplished in the same manner except that READ is selected to input the file form the memory card instead of PUNCH. If –9999 is selected for the program number. Oyyyy is designated for the program number. all programs between number xxxx and yyyy will be output. Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.

55 Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follow PC PC PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.) (The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT. [PUNCH]. Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4. [READ]." Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting for RS-232 Communication. [+]. [EXEC]. [OPRT]. [EXEC]. [PUNCH].) Series 15i model A Use the following procedures if the only data you wish to backup are the programs that are stored in your CNC. CNC Hit softkeys [PRGRM].8 Select File Receive from the toolbar Designate a name and directory for the saved data CNC Select EDIT mode. CNC Press PROG key CNC To output current program hit softkeys [PRGRM]. [+]. PC PC Select File Send from the toolbar Designate the name and directory for the file to send (You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen.PC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.) Reading CNC Part Programs (CNC <-. Using the RS-232 interface PUNCHING CNC PART PROGRAMS (CNC --> PC) . (You will see the program scroll up on the PC screen.[EXEC] CNC To output all programs input O-9999 and hit [+]. CNC Press PROGRAM key.” Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows: PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.) ( The CNC will flash OUTPUT on the lower section of the CRT.8 configuration.[OPRT].8 CNC Select EDIT mode and turn program protect key off.

” Perform the following steps on . CNC Press the <. >. >. EXEC keys (where xxxx is the desired program no.56 Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC. READ. TEXT. CHAPTER. PUNCH. PROGRAM. CHAPTER.) (The PC will display the text and count lines until finished. ALL keys PC PC Select File Send from the toolbar Designate the name and directory for the file to send (You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen. Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4. PROGRAM.8 configuration.) READING CNC PART PROGRAMS (PC --> CNC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.) (The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT. Oxxxx.) .8 Select File Receive from the toolbar Designate a name and directory for the saved data CNC Go into EDIT mode." Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting for RS-232 Communication. CNC Press the <. >. Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4. >. TEXT. (The CNC will flash PNCH on the lower portion of the CRT." Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting for RS-232 Communication.).the PC and CNC as follows: PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.” Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows: PC PC PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8 CNC Go into EDIT mode.8 configuration.

Depress INPUT key. servo tuning. do the following: 1. 5. Select EDIT mode. turn CNC OFF and back ON to use the new parameter set. 3. Select the PARAMETER menu. Select EDIT mode. 6. 3. 2. While it is suggested that a complete control backup be performed anytime the control has been serviced. Send the parameter file from the PC (See appropriate section on ProComm for sending from PC). or other changes to your CNC control that effect the parameter settings you will want to backup the new parameter settings. 4. Series 0 models A/B/C/D Use the following procedures if the only data you wish to backup are the parameters that are stored in your CNC. Also verify that PWE is set to 0. upgrades. it is possible to backup only the parameter settings. Hold down EOB key and simultaneously depress OUTPUT START key NOTE: Failure to press the EOB key and OUTPUT START will result in an incomplete parameter file being downloaded. Set Parameter Write Enable (PWE) to 1. do the following: 1. 2. service.57 How to Backup and Restore CNC Parameters in your CNC After preventative maintenance. 4. Select the PARAMETER menu. When the transfer is complete. Transfer Parameters from PC to CNC From the CNC side. Prepare PC to receive the file (See appropriate section on ProComm for receiving a file on the PC). Using the RS-232 interface To Transfer Parameters from CNC to PC From the CNC side. .

[PUNCH]. [+].[EXEC].) .” Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows: PC PC PC Launch Procomm Plus 4. CNC Press SYSTEM key.8 Select File Receive from the toolbar Designate a name and directory for the saved data CNC Select EDIT mode." Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting for RS-232 Communication.8 configuration. [+].” Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows: PC Launch Procomm Plus 4. [READ].) (The CNC will flash OUTPUT on the lower section of the CRT. [EXEC]. [OPRT]. Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4. CNC Hit softkeys [PARAM].8 configuration.8 CNC Select MDI mode and press ESTOP CNC Set PWE to 1. PC PC Select File Send from the toolbar Designate the name and directory for the file to send (You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen." Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting for RS-232 Communication. Powermate models D/H Use the following procedures if the only data you wish to backup are the parameters that are stored in your CNC. CNC Press SYSTEM key. Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4. (You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen. [OPRT].PC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC. Using the RS-232 interface Punching CNC Parameters (CNC --> PC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC. CNC Hit softkeys [PARAM].) Reading CNC Parameters (CNC <-.58 Series 16/18/21 models A/B/C.

SERVICE. CHAPTER. PARAMETER. PUNCH. PC Select File Send from the toolbar .8 Select File Receive from the toolbar Designate a name and directory for the saved data CNC Go into EDIT mode. ALL keys." Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting for RS-232 Communication. READ.” Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows: PC Launch Procomm Plus 4. Using the RS-232 interface PUNCHING CNC PARAMETERS (CNC --> PC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8 configuration. SERVICE. >.8 CNC Go into EDIT mode. Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.59 (The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT. >.” Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows: PC PC PC Launch Procomm Plus 4. ( The CNC will flash PNCH on the lower portion of the CRT.) READING CNC PARAMETERS (PC --> CNC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC. CNC Press the <. CHAPTER. Series 15 models A/B Use the following procedures if the only data you wish to backup are the parameters that are stored in your CNC.) CNC Power the CNC off then on to have the new parameters take effect. ALL keys. CNC Press the <." Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting for RS-232 Communication. ) ( The PC will display the text and count lines until finished. PARAMETER. CNC Press ESTOP.8 configuration.

and that the IO channel on the settings screen is set to 4. Using the memory card Parameters may be output to the memory card by using the all I/O screen. Series 16i/18i/21i/0i models A/B.60 PC Designate the name and directory for the file to send (You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen. In order to use the memory card to perform these backup and restore functions you must first ensure that the control is in Edit mode.) CNC Power the CNC off and then on to have the new parameters take effect. IO Channel Setting IO Channel Setting from series 16i-MA control .) (The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT. Powermate i models D/H Use the following procedures if the only data you wish to backup are the parameters that are stored in your CNC.

61 Navigate to the All IO screen by pressing the SYSTEM key and the right “+” soft key until the ALL IO selection appears. Press the ALL IO soft key and then Press the PARAM softkey .

62 This will bring you to the screen for selection of the PUNCH (output) or READ (input) operations. Select PUNCH to output the parameters. .

The Parameter restore or READ operation is accomplished in the same manner except that READ is selected to input the file form the memory card instead of PUNCH. Using the RS-232 interface Punching CNC Parameters (CNC --> PC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC. Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.” Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows: . Press the EXEC softkey to output the data." Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting for RS-232 Communication.63 Type the file name you wish to designate for the parameter file and press F Name (filename).8 configuration.

8 CNC Select MDI mode and press ESTOP CNC Set PWE to 1. [+]. CNC Press SYSTEM key.) (The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT. [PUNCH].” Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows: PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.64 PC PC PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.) CNC Power the CNC off then on to have the new parameters take effect.[EXEC]. (You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen. Using the RS-232 interface PUNCHING CNC PARAMETERS (CNC --> PC) .) Reading CNC Parameters (CNC <-. Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4. CNC Hit softkeys [PARAM].8 configuration. [EXEC]." Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting for RS-232 Communication.8 Select File Receive from the toolbar Designate a name and directory for the saved data CNC Select EDIT mode. Series 15i model A Use the following procedures if the only data you wish to backup are the parameters that are stored in your CNC. [OPRT]. [+]. CNC Press SYSTEM key. CNC Hit softkeys [PARAM]. PC PC Select File Send from the toolbar Designate the name and directory for the file to send (You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen.PC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.) (The CNC will flash OUTPUT on the lower section of the CRT. [READ]. [OPRT].

ALL keys. READ. CHAPTER.” Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows: PC Launch Procomm Plus 4. >. >.) CNC Power the CNC off and then on to have the new parameters take effect. PARAMETER." Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting for RS-232 Communication.8 configuration. PARAMETER. SERVICE.8 configuration. CHAPTER.) (The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT.) READING CNC PARAMETERS (PC --> CNC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC. CNC Press ESTOP.8 CNC Go into EDIT mode. Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4. . PUNCH. CNC Press the <.8 Select File Receive from the toolbar Designate a name and directory for the saved data CNC Go into EDIT mode. SERVICE. ALL keys. ( The CNC will flash PNCH on the lower portion of the CRT.65 Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4. ) ( The PC will display the text and count lines until finished." Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting for RS-232 Communication.” Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows: PC PC PC Launch Procomm Plus 4. PC PC Select File Send from the toolbar Designate the name and directory for the file to send (You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen. CNC Press the <.

Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4. Stop bits 1. Set Function to WRITE. CNC Select Channel 1 for Port 1 and Channel 2 for Port 2. While it is suggested that a complete control backup be performed anytime the control has been serviced. CNC Press < and EXEC softkeys to initiate download. (The CNC screen will flash executing and count up until complete. Powermate models D/H Use the following procedures if the only data you wish to backup are the PMC parameters that are stored in your CNC.) . service. CNC Press the SPEED softkey. upgrades. or other changes to your CNC control that effect the PMC or Ladder parameter settings you will want to backup the new PMC parameter settings." Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows: PC PC PC Launch Procomm Plus 4. it is possible to backup only the PMC parameters. CNC Select Parity 0.ALL/LADDER/PARAM. CNC Select 4800 Baud (depending on computer setup). Series 16/18/21 models A/B/C.8 configuration.8 Select File Receive from the toolbar Designate a name and directory for the saved data CNC Select EDIT mode. Using the RS-232 interface Punching PMC Data (CNC --> PC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC. Write code ASCII. CNC Go to the PMC side and select I/O.66 How to Backup and Restore PMC Parameters in your CNC After preventative maintenance. CNC Set Device to OTHERS CNC Set Data kind to type desired --.

Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4. Stop bits 1." PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.) Series 15 models A/B Use the following procedures if the only data you wish to backup are the PMC parameters that are stored in your CNC. CNC Press the CNC/PMC button to go into the PMC side .67 Reading PMC Data (CNC <-. Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8 CNC Select MDI mode and press ESTOP CNC Set PWE to 1. CNC Select Channel 1 for Port 1 and Channel 2 for Port 2 CNC Set Device to OTHERS.8 configuration. CNC Press < and EXEC softkeys.8 Select File Receive from the toolbar Designate a name and directory for the saved data CNC Press ESTOP. CNC Set Function to READ.PC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.) (The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT." Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows: PC PC PC Launch Procomm Plus 4. CNC Press the SPEED softkey CNC Select 4800 Baud. Using the RS-232 interface PUNCHING PMC PARAMETERS (CNC --> PC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC. CNC Select Parity 0.8 configuration. (Executing should flash) PC PC Select File Send from the toolbar Designate the name and directory for the file to send (You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen. CNC Go to the PMC side and select I/O.

CNC Press the CNC/PMC button to go into the PMC side. EXEC keys. SYSPRM and set PG CHANNEL = 1 (for Port 1) or 2 (for Port 2). Powermate i models D/H Use the following procedures if the only data you wish to backup are the PMC parameters that are stored in your CNC. FDCAS. KEEPRL and set K17. EDIT. (The CNC will flash EXECUTING on the lower portion of the CRT. SYSPRM and set PG CHANNEL = 1 (for Port 1) or 2 (for Port 2). CNC Press <. Using the memory card The ladder program may be output to the memory card from the PMC screen provided that keep relay K17. <. INPUT.7 = 1. This should bring you to a screen that resembles the one below.8 CNC Press ESTOP. CNC Press <.) Series 16i/18i/21i/0i models A/B.8 configuration. KEEPRL and set K17. Navigate to the PMC screen by pressing the SYSTEM key and selecting the PMC softkey. PC PC Select File Send from the toolbar Designate the name and directory for the file to send (You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen. PASWRD. ADD keys. and that the IO channel on the settings screen is set to 4. CNC Press the <. ENAON. OUTPUT. CNC Press <.) READING PMC PARAMETERS (PC --> CNC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC." Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows: PC Launch Procomm Plus 4. . <.7 = 1.) (The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT.68 CNC Press PCPRM. FDCAS. I/O. I/O.) (The PC will display the text and count lines until finished. CNC Press PCPRM. Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4. PARAM. In order to use the memory card to perform these backup and restore functions you must first ensure that the control is in Edit mode.1 is set.

.69 Press the I/O softkey.

To restore the ladder program.70 Select M-CARD and then press EXEC to output the ladder program to the memory card.8 Select File Receive from the toolbar Designate a name and directory for the saved data CNC Select EDIT mode. Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4." Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows: PC PC PC Launch Procomm Plus 4. CNC Go to the PMC side and select I/O. use the same procedure except select READ for the FUNCTION line designated on the above screen. Using the RS-232 interface Punching PMC Data (CNC --> PC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.8 configuration. .

CNC Set Function to READ." PC Launch Procomm Plus 4. Stop bits 1. CNC Press the SPEED softkey CNC Select 4800 Baud. Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4. Stop bits 1.8 CNC Select MDI mode and press ESTOP CNC Set PWE to 1.) (The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT. CNC Press < and EXEC softkeys to initiate download. CNC Set Device to OTHERS CNC Set Data kind to type desired --. Set Function to WRITE.8 configuration. CNC Go to the PMC side and select I/O. (The CNC screen will flash executing and count up until complete. CNC Press < and EXEC softkeys. (Executing should flash) PC PC Select File Send from the toolbar Designate the name and directory for the file to send (You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen.ALL/LADDER/PARAM.PC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC. CNC Select 4800 Baud (depending on computer setup).) Reading PMC Data (CNC <-. CNC Press the SPEED softkey. Write code ASCII. CNC Select Parity 0. CNC Select Channel 1 for Port 1 and Channel 2 for Port 2 CNC Set Device to OTHERS.) . CNC Select Parity 0.71 CNC Select Channel 1 for Port 1 and Channel 2 for Port 2.

KEEPRL and set K17. Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4. Using the RS-232 interface PUNCHING PMC PARAMETERS (CNC --> PC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC. CNC Press <. FDCAS. SYSPRM and set PG CHANNEL = 1 (for Port 1) or 2 (for Port 2)." Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows: PC PC PC Launch Procomm Plus 4. CNC Press the CNC/PMC button to go into the PMC side. I/O.8 configuration. FDCAS. CNC Press PCPRM.8 configuration.) (The PC will display the text and count lines until finished. PASWRD. CNC Press the CNC/PMC button to go into the PMC side CNC Press PCPRM. OUTPUT. CNC Press <. ENAON. CNC Press the <.8 Select File Receive from the toolbar Designate a name and directory for the saved data CNC Press ESTOP. <. <. CNC Press <. Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4. (The CNC will flash EXECUTING on the lower portion of the CRT. ADD keys." Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows: PC Launch Procomm Plus 4. PARAM. KEEPRL and set K17. I/O.) READING PMC PARAMETERS (PC --> CNC) Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC. PC Select File Send from the toolbar . EXEC keys.8 CNC Press ESTOP. INPUT. SYSPRM and set PG CHANNEL = 1 (for Port 1) or 2 (for Port 2).7 = 1. EDIT.72 Series 15i model A Use the following procedures if the only data you wish to backup are the PMC parameters that are stored in your CNC.7 = 1.

73 PC Designate the name and directory for the file to send (You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen.) (The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT.) .

To access the Data I/O feature. 5. After selecting the file and its location. Program b. You will be prompted for the file name in which to save or recall the file. Custom Macro Variable d. you will be prompted to enter an input data type from the following options: a. If the Device selected is not configured for using the correct communication: Disk. select the device that you will use or configure. you must select the System function and then I/O. Select Opr and then Setting. etc.74 Open Systems Backup and Restore using the Basic Operation Package (BOP) When using BOP for Backup & Restore of system files it is necessary to have an ethernet or HSSB connection to the CNC. Parameter e. Tool Offset Data c. 3. please use the following procedure: 1. select Opr and either Read or Punch. To backup or restore. 4. In Device. Serial Interface. 2. Pitch Error Compensation Data 6. select ►Next. If I/O does not appear. depending if you want to restore or backup. After the Device is configured. The file will be downloaded (backup) or uploaded. . FANUC Handy File.

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