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CIMCORE® 3000i SERIES SET UP GUIDE

CimCore Carlsbad, California

Release 03/05/02

3000 Series Setup Guide

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Release 03/05/02

3000 Series Setup Guide

Preface

Documentation
The Reference Manual for Power Inspect can be located via Start Menu/ Programs/ Delcam/ Power Inspect/ Documentation/ Reference Manual.

Release 03/05/02

3000 Series Setup Guide

.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 11 Starting Up the CimCore 3000 System .......... 4 CimCore 3000 Computer............................................ 1 Functional Overview .... 1 Introduction................................. 5 Assembly..................................................... 11 Power Supply Testing ........................ 3 Unpacking ........................................................................................ 5 Magnetic Mounting Plate Assembly .............. 2 Technical Overview ..................... 1 Accessories............................. 3 Getting Started with the CimCore 3000 ........................ 18 Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide ................................................................................................ 11 Starting the CimCore 3000 ............................................................................................... 3 Contents Checklist ......................... 2 Chapter Two............................................................................................................................... 13 WINRDS Confirming Communications ................... 8 CimCore 3000 System Assembly............................................................................................................................................................................................... 7 Attaching CimCore 3000 Arm Without Magnets........................................................................................................................................................................ 12 Chapter Four ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 5 Attaching CimCore 3000 Arm to Magnetic Mounting Plate ...................................................... 3 CimCore 3000 Arm Case ................. 13 Chapter Five.......................................... 13 Confirming Communications ........................................................................................................... 3 Opening the Travel Case.......................................................................................................................................... 1 Conventions Used in this Guide................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 8 Chapter Three...............................................................................................................................................CIMCORE 3000i SERIES SET UP GUIDE TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter One ....................................................................

........................................ 32 CimCore 3000 Series Specifications ..................................................................................................... 27 Optional Accessories Set Up ........................................................................................................................................ 20 Creating a Arm Utilities Icon on the Desktop (if applicable)........................... 25 When a Power Conditioner May Not be Required .......................................... 23 Determining If a Power Conditioner is Required.........................................................................................3 and its components (Windows 95................................................ 37 Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide ............................................................................................................................. 20 WINRDS Installation................................................................................ 27 Mounting Quick Change Adapter Adapter ................................................................................................................................................................................... 25 Service and Technical Support.................................................................................................................................. 23 Troubleshooting the CimCore 3000......................................................................................................................................................... 33 Chapter Ten.......................................................... 22 Chapter Seven .......................................................................................................................... 32 Technical Specifications ...........................................Maintaining and Handling the CimCore 3000 .......................... 20 Installing WINRDS 2....................... 25 When a Power Conditioner is Always Required .................... 23 Troubleshooting and Service ............................................................. 18 Chapter Six.................................................. 32 Common CimCore 3000 Series Systems Specifications. 25 Chapter Eight ......................................... 29 Chapter Nine ................................................................................................................................................................................... 18 Maintenance for Your CimCore 3000....................................................................................................................................................................98 or NT).............. 25 When a Power Conditioner May be Required .................................... 18 Correctly Handling Your CimCore 3000 ......................... 34 Linear Rail ............................... 27 Counter Balance .... 34 Confirming Communications ..

WARNING: A Warning alerts you to information that is critical to human safety. Conventions Used in this Guide This manual uses the following conventions to alert you to information that varies from optional to critical in nature. their set up and application is discussed in Chapter Eight. Optional Accessories Set Up. CAUTION: A Caution highlights information that is critical to the vitality and correct operation of your CimCore Model 3000 system or its sub-parts. Failure to comply with a Warning potentially imperils the safety of the CimCore Model 3000 operator. It is important to read the Cautions and comply with the advice. Accessories If you have also purchased the Quick Change Adapter and/or the Counter Balance accessories available for the CimCore 3000. Failing to heed this advice will potentially result in damage to your CimCore Model 3000 system. You could be at risk if you ignore the Warnings. the safety of others. Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide Page 1 of 42 . but not critical information about the operation of your CimCore Model 3000 system or its sub-parts. and/or the integrity of surrounding property. and handling of a typically configured CimCore® 3000 series system.Chapter One Introduction This manual will describe the correct unpacking. Information contained in a Note is not safety related. insuring that you will get the best performance possible. set up. These guidelines are used to distinguish the difference between these passages: NOTE: A Note is used to indicate useful. assembly. Advice therein is optional.

Functional Overview The CimCore 3000 series portable articulating arm coordinate measurement system is a powerful tool for 3dimensional digitizing. while audio feedback helps to guide the operator through inspection routines. plus infinite rotation of principal axes. non-contact. a computer. Data collection is obtained through various contact. and power supply. located on the wrist of the measuring arm. elbow. inspection. and speciality probes. All software functions can be performed by a remote-control mouse. The CimCore 3000 system consists of the CimCore Arm. The CimCore 3000 series system works in tandem with a variety of software packages that are accessed via the proprietary WINRDS software drivers provided with the system. The entire system can be set up in minutes and requires only a single operator. The CimCore 3000 series offers reliable. Technical Overview The CimCore 3000 series portable articulating arm coordinate measurement Arm is constructed from highgrade carbon fiber. The construction duplicates and enhances the movement and reach of the human arm (shoulder. and reverse engineering. and wrist). Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide Page 2 of 42 . as well as quick mounting in any orientation for easy measurement in tight or confined spaces. high accuracy data for use with a wide variety of software packages. Its lightweight design and portability allow for easy inspection at multiple work sites. laser. which is inherently temperature stable. and exporting to most popular computer assisted drafting (CAD) programs. Each element offers two degrees of freedom. The Arm is available in a variety of lengths and there are extended measurement options available to permit accurate inspection of parts and assemblies larger than the Arm’s measuring envelope.

Second. Place a check next to each item to indicate that it is present and intact.Chapter Two Getting Started with the CimCore 3000 Correctly unpacking the CimCore®3000 system is important for the following reasons. Use the checklists below the pictures to insure that all of the components are present. The first step involves opening the travel cases and verifying that all of the parts are present. Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide Page 3 of 42 . Set the travel cases flat on the floor. Contents Checklist 1. Please follow these steps carefully to insure the correct setup of your CimCore 3000. Open the case. Unpacking The following are the steps to properly unpack and inspect the product. Make sure that the top lid of the case is up. NOTE: If you have purchased optional items. please refer to Chapter Eight. First. 2. Opening the Travel Case 1. Check the contents for the following parts. Optional Accessories Set Up for more information after conducting the standard inspection prescribed herein. 2. it insures that the parts are not damaged in the course of unpacking. Refer back to these pictures for reference during product assembly. it is your assurance that all of the required parts are available. Figures 2-1 and 2-2 below show the basic CimCore 3000 and its computer system.

CimCore 3000 Series Arm and Container CimCore 3000 Arm Case CimCore 3000 Arm Probes Check-out Bar Communication Cable Circuit Tester Desiccant Allen Wrench Screws: 3 M8x12 Armspecs Application Software Mounting Plate 3 Magnets Power Supply AC Power Cord Screws: M6x35 Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide Page 4 of 42 .Communication Cable Counterbalance Check-out Length Bar Magnets Power Probe Probes Security Dongle Screws & Allen Wrench Application Diskettes Circuit Tester Mounting Plate Power Supply & Power Cord Figure 2-1.

Follow each of the following steps in the sequence indicated. 1. 2.Manuals & CD. then proceed to Chapter Eight. These are the CimCore 3000 arm assembly and the computer control unit. Optional Accessories Set Up for the correct assembly procedures. you MUST first follow the instructions below for JUST the Magnetic Mounting Plate Assembly. Remove the three Magnets and the triangular Mounting Plate from the larger case. Some systems will will have on-line documentation. Magnetic Mounting Plate Assembly The Magnetic Mounting plate holds the CimCore 3000 on the working surface. The first step to assembling the system is to build the Magnetic Mounting Plate. Find the three M8x12 screws in the Assembly Pack Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide Page 5 of 42 . CAUTION: If your CimCore 3000 system purchase included the Quick Change Adapter and/or the Counter Balance Arm. CimCore 3000 Series Computer and Box CimCore 3000 Computer Computer Software disks or CD Power Supply Assembly There are two main components included with the CimCore 3000. Also remove the three mounting screws that are supplied. Figure 2-2.

Mounting Plate with Large Magnets 4. Figure 2-3. CAUTION: Do not over tighten the screws to the point of stripping. Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide Page 6 of 42 . Mounting Plate with Small Magnets Figure 2-4. The magnets’ switches should be facing out from the mounting plate. use the appropriate allen wrench to attach the magnets to the triangular plate. Using Figures 2-3 and 2-4 as guides. position the magnets as shown in the figures below.3. Firmly tighten the screws until the magnets are securely attached. CAUTION: Depending on whether your system uses small or large magnets.

You will need to be able to attach the Magnetic Mounting Plate to the bottom base portion of the Arm. Take care to insure that it does not strike any hard surfaces upon removal. The CimCore 3000 Arm may be gently placed on the floor. CAUTION: Do not allow any part of the CimCore 3000 Arm to strike the floor or any other hard surface. you must go to Chapter Eight. Carefully remove the Arm from its travelling case. Refer to Figure 2-5 (below) for reference. NOTE: It is recommended that this portion of the assembly be carried out on a steel table. If you have purchased the Quick Change Adapter and/or the Counter Balance Arm as part of your CimCore 3000 system. 1. go on to Attaching CimCore 3000 Arm to Magnetic Mounting Plate (below) to complete the Arm assembly. Optional Accessories Set Up for the balance of your assembly instructions.5. If you have purchased a basic CimCore 3000 system without these accessories. Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide Page 7 of 42 . Gently position the Arm so that the underside of the bottom base portion of the Arm is accessible. Stop here. Attaching CimCore 3000 Arm to Magnetic Mounting Plate The next stage involves attaching the Arm to the Magnetic Mounting plate. 2.

Using the four M6x35 screws provided. Figure 2-5. CimCore 3000 System Assembly The final stage connects all of the system components: CimCore 3000 Arm (now attached to its Magnetic Mounting Plate). and Computer. Power Supply. 1. showing the back panel of the CimCore 3000 Arm. Use Figure 2-6 below. Base on Magnetic Table. firmly attach the Magnetic Mounting Plate to the Arm’s bottom. Carefully remove the following parts from the containers and place near the Arm and Magnetic Mounting Plate assembly: • • • • • Release 03/05/02 18 foot Serial Cable Power Supply AC Power Cord Computer Computer’s AC Power Cord 3000 Series Setup Guide Page 8 of 42 . Arm Being Attached to Base Attaching CimCore 3000 Arm Without Magnets 3. for reference.NOTE: You may take advantage of the infinite pivoting ability of the CimCore 3000 Series Arm to assist with this procedure. WARNING: Be sure that all power switches on the CimCore 3000 components (Arm. and computer) are turned OFF before conducting this final assembly.

Gently push the Serial Cable’s end into the socket until a firm connection is made. This red dot is used to guide the connector into the proper position. 3. Power Supply With Cords Attached Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide Page 9 of 42 . Align Pins to Mating Connector To Serial Port Figure 2-7. CAUTION: The red dots must be aligned properly for correct system operations. 4. Connect the 3 PIN male cable adapter to the female adapter from power supply as shown in Figure 2-7 below. Notice that the 18 foot Serial Cable has a round connector marked with a red dot. CimCore 3000 Series Arm Back Panel 2. Align the red dots of the Serial Cable’s end and the connector on the back panel of the Arm.Red Dots Power Switch Figure 2-6.

Attach the AC power cord to the Power Supply. Software Key Attached to the Printer Port Figure 2-8. Software Key Attached to Printer Port NOTE: Some software requires two keys. Insure that this connection is square and tight. 6. Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide Page 10 of 42 . as shown. 7. 8.5. Attach the serial cable to the serial port of the computer. The correct number of keys will be shipped with your CimCore 3000 system. Attach the computer’s AC power cord. Place the software Key Plug on the printer port of the computer as shown in Figure 2-8 below.

CAUTION: Using a Power Conditioner is always recommended for protection of your CimCore equipment. Correct Figure 3-1.Chapter Three Starting the CimCore 3000 Power Supply Testing Before powering up your CimCore® 3000 system. Circuit Tester 2. 3.” CAUTION: If you use an outlet that does not produce the “Correct” code on the Circuit Tester. 4. Use the Circuit Check (as shown in Figure 3-1 below) to check the current in your building. Do not use the socket if it does not test as “Correct. Examine the lighting codes on the top of the Circuit Tester. you should check the AC outlet that you are planning to use. especially when the CimCore 3000 is to be used around Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide Page 11 of 42 . Insert the Circuit Tester into the wall socket that you plan to use. 1. you risk damaging all or part of your CimCore 3000 system.

heavy industrial equipment. Check all connections. Power up the CimCore 3000 Arm. The arm will also beep once to indicate that it is receiving power. 2. 4. The CimCore 3000 Arm is now ready to be powered up. Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide Page 12 of 42 . 5. (For a complete discussion of Power Conditioners. Its switch is located on the back panel. plug in the computer’s power cord and the power cord that goes with the Power Supply. 3.) Starting Up the CimCore 3000 System 1. refer to Chapter Seven. Determining If a Power Conditioner is Required. Power up the Computer unit (check connections to make sure the computer receives power from the outlet and is not running off the battery). After checking the outlet. which is known to cause electrical interference and power surges. The arm power switch will illuminate a green light when receiving power.

WINRDS Confirming Communications Be sure that the WINRDS software key is properly placed on the printer parallel port.Chapter Four Confirming Communications This section describes the procedure for confirming that all of the components of your CimCore® 3000 system are “talking” to one another. 2. Power on the complete system (see Chapter Three. 1. follow the steps in this chapter. Correct alignment is assisted by matching the alignment hole on the Arm’s socket with the slightly recessed hole on the shaft of the probe. This is vital to system operation. NOTE: WINRDS Users For testing communication in WINRDS. Connect the 15mm ball probe to the CimCore 3000 by aligning the pins at the base of the probe with the sockets and the guide pins with the guide slots. Use Figure 4-1 for reference. Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide Page 13 of 42 . Starting Up the CimCore 3000 System).

Probe Connecting to the Arm’s Socket CAUTION: Do not force the probe in. WINRDS will begin to communicate with the arm. Double click on the UTILITIES shortcut icon on your desktop screen. 4. The following screen will appear. Insert the probe straight and lock it snugly in place by twisting the probe adapter (black twisting handle). WINRDS Screen Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide Page 14 of 42 . 3.Slightly Recessed Hole Probe Adapter Figure 4-1. Figure 4-2. but be sure that it is well attached. CAUTION: Do not over tighten probe adapter. refer to Chapter 6 of this manual for instructions on creating the icon. NOTE: If you do not have a Utilities icon.

Elbow Shoulder Wrist Figure 4-3. see Figures 4-3 and 4-4 below) to reset the axes. The A. and C axes (shoulder to elbow) should be parallel to the surface and the D. The Home Position is obtained by the particular placement of each axes. and F axes (elbow to finger) should be perpendicular to the surface. Home Position Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide Page 15 of 42 . Place the arm in the “Home Position” (for reference. E.5. B.

Rotate the arm by moving all the axes. The movement of the wrist and finger (E and F axes) allows for fluid mouse control. Moving the wrist up or down causes similar movement of the pointer on the screen. you will see the bars turn blue. As each axis is set. The H axis is used with a Linear Rail System and will remain blue during the reset process. Home Position 5. 6.Figure 4-4. Once all the bars have turned blue (as in Figure 4-3 above). The Arm’s middle button acts as the left mouse button. Moving the wrist to the right moves the pointer to the right. NOTE: All of the software functions on the screen can be accessed using the mouse functions of the CimCore 3000 Arm. Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide Page 16 of 42 . Moving the wrist to the left moves the pointer to the left. The arm now acts as a 3dimensional mouse for screen selections while in WINRDS. The Arm’s middle button acts the same as the left button of a PC mouse. the operator will have mouse control while holding the CimCore 3000.

Windows Exit Button Figure 4-5.3\ARMDATA. 8. This folder also contains each of the probe profiles. There should be very little variation in the z value if the data was correctly translated. Software Functions Screen 7. place the screen pointer on the box with the X in the upper right corner of the screen (Windows close button) and press the Arm’s middle button.3 ArmSpecs conversion by placing the probe in a hole that cups the 15mm ball probe while moving the elbow axis and watching the movement of the z value on the screen. Verify the WINRDS 2. NOTE: ArmSpecs data is located in a folder called ARMDATA under C:\PROGRAM FILES\CimCore\WINRDS 2. Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide Page 17 of 42 . To exit WINRDS.

or grossly mishandled. Check the accuracy of the CimCore 3000 using the Certified Length Bar at least weekly.Chapter Five Maintaining and Handling the CimCore 3000 Correct maintenance and handling of the CimCore® 3000 will insure its longevity and accurate performance. depending on accuracy requirements. caution must be exercised in the Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide Page 18 of 42 . Check all cable and wire connections at least monthly. NOTE: The following are minimal recommendations. More frequent application of these procedures is highly recommended. Wipe off the ball probes at least monthly with a clean cotton cloth that is slightly dampened with denatured alcohol.’s suggestions for maintenance procedures. • Keep all items clean. Back up files on the computer’s hard drive at least twice monthly. The following are CimCore Inc. Calibrate CimCore 3000 arm every six (6) to twelve (12) months. struck. • • • • • CAUTION: Check the accuracy immediately if the Arm is dropped. Check for mounting stability with every remounting or at least weekly if used in one station. Correctly Handling Your CimCore 3000 Although the CimCore 3000 is built with very durable and strong components. Maintenance for Your CimCore 3000 Preventative maintenance of your CimCore 3000 will insure that it provides you with reliable service.

Avoid wrapping your arm around the elbow. Remove the probes from the Arm prior to packing and/or transporting the Arm. • • • • Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide Page 19 of 42 . Use the transportation case(s) provided upon shipment by CimCore. Verify that the transportation case is closed and latched snugly before moving. use the transportation handle locking mechanism in back of arm.. movement. The CimCore 3000 can be held in either a right-handed or left-handed position. and operating of the system. lift only by the handle in back of arm. when moving the system from one station to another. Excess pressure may cause deflection on the probe or part and thus produce inaccurate data. See Figure 5-1 for reference. Since the CimCore 3000 is an inspection machine. Always support the elbow as illustrated (see Figure 5-1 above) when measuring. • When positioning the CimCore 3000 Arm.handling. Inc. Handle in back of arm. these procedures must be followed to insure success in all your applications of the system. When taking measurements do not exert excess pressure on the probe. Arm Correct Handling • • When moving the Arm. Figure 5-1.

9. NOTE: This procedure may be necessary to perform in any instance that requires a re-install of the WINRDS software. provides the computer.EXE on the CD-ROM). 7. Click the OK button. Turn on the computer with only the Windows operating system running. Follow all prompts. Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide Page 20 of 42 . select the RUN option. 4. In all cases that CimCore. Installing WINRDS 2. 8. From the Start menu. Inc. CAUTION: Do not change the R6SC or RDENSC options. 3. and tested prior to shipment. Insert Patch Disk (if applicable)in the computer’s floppy drive. Select the proper Arm model from the list (see Figure 6-1 on the next page). Click the START button on your computer’s Desktop screen.98 or NT) CAUTION: This procedure is not required if CimCore.Chapter Six WINRDS Installation This section guides you through the installation of the driver software that is provided with all CimCore 3000 systems. 5.3 and its components (Windows 95. The installation procedure automatically defaults to the CimCore 3000 series. Inc. provided you with a computer. 2.EXE (if using floppy) or (use the Browse option to find the file called SETUP. 6. type F:\SETUP. 1. Insert the Installation CD in the computer’s floppy drive. In the field. configured. the WINRDS software is already installed. These are set automatically by the software based on the selection of the proper Arm.

3. 13. 16. 15. Remove Disk 2 (if applicable) from the computer’s floppy drive. CAUTION: Please check your computers date and time prior to placing the key on the printer port. Load Arm Data Screen 10. 14. 11. When prompted. The changing of Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide Page 21 of 42 . Select the source folder that contains the Armdata folder (typically A:\ as shown above). Insert the ArmSpecs disk into the computer’s floppy drive. Use the pull down arrow for other common locations or click the Browse button. Place the WINRDS Software Key on the printer parallel port of the computer (as shown in Figure 2-8 on page 12).Arm Model List Figure 6-1. Select the destination folder that will contain the Armdata folder (typically C:\Program Files\CimCore\WinRDS 2. as shown above). 17. click the RESTART THE COMPUTER option. Click the OK button. 12. Click the OK button. Use the pull down arrow for other common locations or click the Browse button.

The contents of this directory will appear in the right half of the screen. 9. Click the SEND TO option and select DESKTOP AS SHORTCUT. 1. select the PROGRAMS option. select the following path: 5. Double-click WINRDS 2. A menu will appear. From the Programs menu.the date and time after the key is installed could cause the key to fail. click the START button.EXE. From the Start menu. From the computer’s Desktop screen. Find the file RMRUTILS. Right click the file RMRUTILS. Close the Windows Explorer program. 4. 2. 7.3 6. Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide Page 22 of 42 .EXE in the right half of the screen. double-click the WINDOWS EXPLORER program. The Windows Explorer screen will appear.3 to open the directory. From the Windows Explorer screen. 3. C:\ PROGRAM FILES\CimCore\WINRDS 2. Creating a Arm Utilities Icon on the Desktop (if applicable) An icon on your desktop will make running the Arm Utilities program easier. 8.

contact CimCore Inc. Use provided circuit tester to determine proper wiring of the outlet. Remedy Verify the AC power cord is securely plugged in at the outlet and Power Supply Verify connection to wall and to power supply. Inc. or the fault is not listed below. there may be the occasional need to troubleshoot an anomaly. check the following areas to determine whether the fault can be corrected with the procedures outlined below. If it cannot be corrected. Symptom No power to arm Cause Power cord is not plugged in properly Power Supply green LED inoperable No power from outlet 18 foot Serial Cable not connected Arm on/off switch is in the off position. for service information or technical support. Troubleshooting the CimCore 3000 If the unit fails to operate normally. Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide Page 23 of 42 . Use another outlet Verify cable connections at the Power Supply and arm Turn the on/off switch to the on position (back panel) Continued on next page.Chapter Seven Troubleshooting and Service While the staff of CimCore®. sincerely hopes that you never have a problem operating your CimCore 3000 system.

Choose 3000 arm model and the Armdata path to read NOTE: A:\Armdata is the most common location of folder Plug key securely on printer port and recycle power Plug key securely on printer port and recycle power Plug key securely on printer port and recycle power Verify all serial connections and recycle power Verify all power connections (see above) Check arm model and reload ArmSpecs from the ArmSpecs disk supplied to you from CimCore Inc. 4. Place ArmSpecs disk in the A:\drive and go to Start>Program Files>CimCore>WinRDS 2.3 5. Choose 3000 arm model and the Armdata path to read NOTE: A:\Armdata is the most common location of Page 24 of 42 WINRDS error “SECURITY INIT FIND” (OX25145900) WINRDS error “SEND RETRY FAILURE” (OX25145412) WINRDS error “RDENSC ERROR CTS OFF” (OX25145102) No Software Key on printer port Software Key not square on printer port Software Key disconnected from printer port No communication with arm No power to arm Wrong ArmSpecs for system Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide . Pick correct probe and remeasure Realign probe and tighten probe connector Check arm model and reload ArmSpecs from the ArmSpecs disk supplied to you from CimCore Inc.3 2. Load Armdata 6. 1.Symptom CimCore 3000 arm is inaccurate Cause Poor mounting Incorrect Probe selected Probe loose on arm Incorrect ArmSpecs Remedy Verify the stable mounting of the arm and part. Place ArmSpecs disk in the A:\drive and go to Start>Program Files>CimCore>WinRDS 2. Load Armdata 3.

When a Power Conditioner May Not be Required A power conditioner may not be required (but is still recommended) if the power circuit is known to be separate from any heavy machinery. These machines generate excessive amounts of conducted noise that may interfere with system operations. Replacing the buttons without approval can cause significant damage to your instrument. mills. and especially arc welders. large air conditioners. Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide Page 25 of 42 . When a Power Conditioner is Always Required A power conditioner is always required when the CimCore 3000 system is used on a power circuit shared with heavy equipment. Determining If a Power Conditioner is Required This is a brief explanation of when a power conditioner should be used with the CimCore 3000 series systems. such as brakes. Noisy circuits can generate radiated noise of a “clean” circuit nearby. please check with the troubleshooting section in this chapter.Replacing the Recording Buttons__ The buttons should be replaced solely by a qualified and trained technician. Service and Technical Support Before calling for technical support or sending your CimCore 3000 in for service. When a Power Conditioner May be Required A power conditioner may be required when there is heavy machinery connected to a circuit that runs near the circuit that the CimCore 3000 system is using. etc. large air conditioners. This situation is hard to predict without knowing how the facility is wired.

NOTE: If you are unsure of the terms of your Service Contract with CimCore. CimCore can refer you to an appropriate service facility. We may also request an email and/or FAX number. at (800) 218-7125. Your name or the name of the person to contact if a return call is required. call CimCore. You may also send us mail electronically. CAUTION: It is not recommended that any other companies service your CimCore 3000. Our e-mail address is techsupport@romer. Your phone number. CimCore may also choose to repair the unit in our California factory. contact CimCore. check your contract.com For service. Inc. Serial number of the CimCore 3000 (located on the inside radius of the horshoe base of the CimCore 3000 Arm). it is advisable to have a phone by your CimCore 3000 system for quicker and more efficient diagnosis.If you can not determine or correct the source of your problems. When you call us. Unauthorized repair will void the warranty. • Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide Page 26 of 42 . be prepared to provide us with the following information: • • • • Company name and location. NOTE: When calling for technical support.

5. TBD.Chapter Eight Optional Accessories Set Up There are several purchase options available to enhance your CimCore® 3000 system. Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide Page 27 of 42 . 2. Quick Change Adapter and Plate 3. Position the Quick Change Adapter relative to the base in the manner illustrated in Figure 8-1 below. 4. Assemble the Magnetic Mounting Plate (Mounting Plate and Magnets) as described in Chapter Two. TBD. TBD. Mounting Quick Change Adapter Adapter 1. Magnetic Mounting Plate Assembly section. NOTE: Insure that the alignment of the adapter and the base allow for this procedure. loosen the screw and reposition the adapter to the base. (TBD) Figure 8-1. The following discusses the set up procedures for the Quick Change Adapter and the Counter Balance. If the alignment is not correct.

The next stage involves attaching the Arm to the Magnetic Mounting plate. Use Figure 8-2 for reference. If you purchased a Counter Balance. At this stage. 9. TBD. Carefully remove the Arm from its travelling case. Fasten the Magnetic Mounting Plate securely in the desired location. V-Grooves Horizontal Pin Figure 8-2.6. Arm Base and Quick Change Adapter 11. return to Chapter Two. Rotate the red knob from left to right to tighten base of arm to magnetic base. CimCore 3000 System Assembly and finish your system assembly. 12. 10. Position the bottom of the CimCore 3000 Arm over the Quick Change Adapter while aligning the v-grooves of the arm with the three horizontal pins on the base. as described below. (front view). 7. install it now. Stop here. Take care to insure that it does not strike any hard surfaces upon removal. 8. Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide Page 28 of 42 .

Carefully remove the Counter Balance from its shipping case. 2. Attach the arm to the mounting plate (Mounting Plate and Magnets) as described in Chapter Two. 3. Fasten the Magnetic Mounting Plate securely in the desired location. Install the Quick Change Adapter as described in the section above (if applicable). 1. Counter Balance Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide Page 29 of 42 .Counter Balance The installation of the Counter Balance accessory (if applicable) follows the installation of the Quick Change Adapter. Magnetic Mounting Plate Assembly section. Mounting Quick Change Adapter Adapter. Figure 8-3. 4.

Slide counter balance body around the Base Axis Bearing as shown in Figure 8-5 below. Use the alignment pin to guide torsion bar into guide assembly. Rotate the torsion with pin into slot channel to prevent accidental slippage. Lock the magnetic base by turning the magnets to the On position.Alignment pin. 10. Figure 8-4. Counter Balance Wrapped Around Bearing Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide Page 30 of 42 . Snap the clip of the strap to the FHCS. Counter Balance Torsion Bar 5. 9. Figure 8-5. 8. CAUTION: The next three steps should be performed at the desired measurement station due to the combined weight and multiple moving parts of the CimCore 3000 Arm and the Counter Balance assembly.

11. Counter Balance on the Adapter and Base 12. With your free hand grasp the arm just above the wrist and place in the cradle. Take care to insure that it does not strike any hard surfaces upon removal. With one hand gently pull down the rod of the assembled counter balance. Figure 8-6. 14. Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide Page 31 of 42 . Return to Chapter Two. Once the Counter Balance base is on the A Axis Bearing. CimCore 3000 System Assembly to finish. rotate the Counter Balance so that the column of the Counter Balance rests to the left side the adapter as you look at it. Unlatch the swivel holding the arm in its position. Carefully remove the Arm from its travelling case. 13. 8-6.

CimCore®. Desktop system2 Power Requirements. 360 VA 2 Sigma single point sphere test 2 Sigma volumetric length test Humidity data applies to the computer unit. not the CimCore 3000 Arm 2 Including Arm. 360 VA 115 VAC or 230 VAC. and printer 3 Including Arm. and printer CAUTION: Certain environmental and/or operating conditions may necessitate the need to purchase a Power Conditioner. highly recommends the use of a Power Conditioner for all applications. CPU. Notebook system3 Point Accuracy Length Accuracy 1 41°F – 95°F (5°C .Chapter Nine Technical Specifications Common CimCore 3000 Series Systems Specifications Operating Temperature Relative Humidity1 Power Requirements. Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide Page 32 of 42 . monitor.35°) 10% – 90% (non condensing) 115 VAC or 230 VAC. CPU.

0028 length 3028 Nine (9) feet 15 +/.0.CimCore 3000 Series Specifications Model 30XX Number 3018 Measuring Envelope Diameter Six (6) feet Weight in Lbs.0.0.0014 point +/. CimCore Inc. Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide Page 33 of 42 . is currently in the process of obtaining ISO 9000 certification.0040 length 3036 Twelve (12) feet 18 +/. 12 Accuracy in Inches (2 Sigma) +/.0.0.0032 point +/.0064 length Point Accuracy: 2 Sigma Single Point Sphere Test We. We encourage you to contact us if you have questions or need additional information.0020 point +/. at CimCore will continue to cooperate with the AIAG and our customers to address this important issue.0.

3 and its components (Windows 95. Installing WINRDS 2.EXE (use the Browse option to find the file called SETUP. In all cases that CimCore. CAUTION: Do not change the R6SC or RDENSC options. NOTE: This procedure may be necessary to perform in any instance that requires a re-install of the WINRDS software. Select CimCore Model 1000/3000 and Linear Rail from the list of options provided (see Figure 3-1 below). Insert the Installation CD in the computer’s CD drive. 14. 12. 17. 10. provides the computer. 18. From the Start menu. Inc. Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide Page 34 of 42 . type F:\SETUP. 13. Click the START button on your computer’s Desktop screen. These are set automatically by the software based on the selection of the proper Arm.98 or NT) for the Linear Rail CAUTION: This procedure is not required if CimCore. Click the OK button. 16. provided you with a computer. Inc.EXE for CDROM). select the RUN option. In the field. 15.Chapter Ten Linear Rail Activation Guide This section guides you through the proper steps to activating the Linear Rail that is provided as an option with the CimCore 1000 systems. and tested prior to shipment. 11. configured. Turn on the computer with only the Windows operating system running. Follow all prompts. the WINRDS software is already installed. Insert Patch Disk(if applicable) in the computer’s floppy drive.

Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide Page 35 of 42 . 23. 24. Load Arm Data Screen 18. as shown above). 22. Click the OK button. 20. Select the source folder that contains the Armdata folder (typically A:\ as shown above).3. Use the pull down arrow for other common locations or click the Browse button. Insert the ArmSpecs disk into the computer’s floppy drive. click the RESTART THE COMPUTER option. Place the WINRDS Software Key on the printer parallel port of the computer. 21. When prompted. Select the destination folder that will contain the Armdata folder (typically C:\Program Files\CimCore\WinRDS 2. Use the pull down arrow for other common locations or click the Browse button.Figure 1-1. Remove Patch Disk (if applicable) from the computer’s floppy drive. 19.

Close the Windows Explorer program. The Windows Explorer screen will appear. From the computer’s Desktop screen. 17. From the Start menu. 12. 18. 16. Click the SEND TO option and select DESKTOP AS SHORTCUT. select the following path: 14. Find the file RMRUTILS.EXE.3 to open the directory. 11. From the Programs menu. 10. Double-click WINRDS 2. Right click the file RMRUTILS. The contents of this directory will appear in the right half of the screen. select the PROGRAMS option. C:\ PROGRAM FILES\CimCore\WINRDS 2. 13.3 15. Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide Page 36 of 42 . double-click the WINDOWS EXPLORER program. click the START button.EXE in the right half of the screen. A menu will appear.Creating an Armdata Utilities Icon on the Desktop An icon on your desktop will make running the RMR Utilities program easier. From the Windows Explorer screen.

Slightly Recessed Hole Probe Adapter Figure 1-2. Connect the 15mm ball probe to the CimCore 1000/3000 by aligning the pins at the base of the probe with the sockets and the guide pins with the guide slots. WINRDS Confirming Communications Be sure that the WINRDS software key is properly placed on the printer parallel port.Confirming Communications This section describes the procedure for confirming that all of the components of your CimCore® 1000/3000 system are “talking” to one another. 6. Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide Page 37 of 42 . Place the CimCore Model 1000/3000 on the Linear Rail and power on the complete system. Correct alignment is assisted by matching the alignment hole on the Arm’s socket with the slightly recessed hole on the shaft of the probe. Probe Connecting to the Arm’s Socket CAUTION: Do not force the probe in. 5. Use Figure 1-2 for reference. This is vital to system operation.

WINRDS will begin to communicate with the arm. but be sure that it is well attached. reset the axes as described in steps 10 and the following. 8. WINRDS Screen 6. NOTE: If you do not have a ARM Utilities icon. The following screen will appear. Figure 1-3. If it does appear as shown above. select CANCEL.7. Insert the probe straight and lock it snugly in place by twisting the probe adapter (black twisting handle). CAUTION: Do not over tighten probe adapter. Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide Page 38 of 42 . If the screen does not appear as shown in figure 1-3 above. refer to Page 2 and 3 of this manual for instructions on creating the icon. Double click on the ARM UTILITIES shortcut icon on your desktop screen.

Next. If CANCEL was selected in step 5.then choose the “Config” button from the top of the screen.7. select the Auxiliary Reference tab. Figure 1-4 Figure 1-4 8. Figure 1-5. Figure 1-5 Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide Page 39 of 42 .

11. E. Figure 1-6. The A. Home Position Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide Page 40 of 42 . Place the arm in the “Home Position” (see Figures 1-6 and 1-7) to reset the axes. and F axes (elbow to finger) should be perpendicular to the surface. The Home Position is obtained by the particular placement of each axes. B.9. 10. From the main Utilities Screen select CONNECT and RESET ARM. and C axes (shoulder to elbow) should be parallel to the surface and the D. Place a check in the box next to “Enable Linear Rail” and select OK.

Moving the wrist up or down causes similar movement of the pointer on the screen. Moving the wrist to the right moves the pointer to the right. Moving the wrist to the left moves the pointer to the left. Home Position 12. As each axis is reset. NOTE: All of the software functions on the screen can be accessed using the mouse functions of the CimCore 1000/3000 Arm. The typical reset location is the left end of the rail as the operator looks at the rail. The movement of the wrist and finger (E and F axes) allows for fluid mouse control. The Arm’s middle button acts as the left mouse button.3 ArmSpecs conversion by placing the probe in a hole that cups the 15mm ball probe while moving the elbow axis and watching the movement of the z value on the screen.Figure 1-7. the bars will turn blue. 13. There should be very little variation in the z value if the data was correctly translated. The Arm’s middle button acts the same as the left button of a PC mouse. The arm now acts as a 3-dimensional mouse for screen selections while in WINRDS. Rotate the arm by moving all the axes. 13 Verify the WINRDS 2. Once all the bars have turned blue (indicating that the reset is now complete) the operator will have mouse control while holding the CimCore 1000/3000. Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide Page 41 of 42 . The H axis is used with a Linear Rail System and will remain clear during the reset process until you slide the arm on the rail past the reset location.

Release 03/05/02 3000 Series Setup Guide Page 42 of 42 . place the screen pointer on the box with the X in the upper right corner of the screen (Windows close button) and press the Arm’s middle button.3 in either the C or D drive. NOTE: ArmSpecs data is located in a folder called ARMDATA under \PROGRAMS\CimCore\WINRDS 2. The specific drive is determined on the basis of whether or not you have a dual boot computer system.14 To exit WINRDS.