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9. CONFIGURING THE MACHINE


9.1. CONFIGURING PARAMETER DEFAULTS
Proceed as follows:
1.
2.
3.
4.

Shut the machine off.


Open the display and set all dip-switches to OFF.
Switch the machine on.
The machine turns on and loads the default parameters as though it were an Abdominal.

To change the configuration, you may use the procedure described in paragraphs 9.2. Configuring
the technical parameters and 9.3. Configuring the user parameters.
CAUTION: if the dip-switches are all OFF when the machine is turned on, the
configuration parameter value is read by the EPROM (default configuration), otherwise
it is read by the battery RAM (custom configuration). Thus in order to save changes to
the parameters, before shutting off the machine dip-switch 1 must be set to On.

9.2. CONFIGURING THE TECHNICAL PARAMETERS


Technical parameters are those that may be changed only by an authorized technician, since they
have to do with configuring the construction parameters of the equipment.
The procedure for configuring technical parameters may be activated, when the machine is in standby, by pressing keys 1, 3 and 4 simultaneously, and making sure that the dip-switches on the
CPU Board are set to configuration 1000. To access this procedure, you must enter the password
that protects against unauthorized access.
P A S S WO R D =
*
After entering the password 2501 and pressing Enter to continue, the machine begins to offer
the configurable parameters in sequence, showing the current value and possible alternatives. Press
the "Enter" key to move on to the next parameter, or the Clear key to quit the procedure.
Pressing the Clear key will abort the procedure, but any changes previously made will
remain in effect. However, you must reset or turn the machine off and back on again in
order for the changes to affect the current program session.

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9.2.1.

MACHINE CODE

This option allows you to set up the machine:


S E L E C T
C O D E
=

MA C H I N E
X

The possible options are listed in the table below:

Machine

Code

Abdominal Crunch
Lower Back
Leg Extension
Leg Curl
Vertical Traction
Shoulder Press
Chest Press
Rowing Torso
Leg Press

3
6
2
5
1
7
0
8
4

Enter the code for the machine on which you are working, then press Enter to continue or Clear
to abort.
Once the selection is made, the machine displays the name of the tool corresponding to the selected
code. For instance, if code 7 is selected--corresponding to the Shoulder Press--the following will
appear on the LCD:
S E L E C T E D
S H O U L D E R

MA C H I N E :
P R E S S
B I O

The choice of the type of machine alters the procedures described in paragraphs:

9.2. Configuring the technical parameters;


9.3. Configuring the user parameters;
9.5. Displaying working parameters;
9.6. Editing the working parameters.
as it disables those options that are not pertinent to the type of machine: seat
information will not appear for the Abdominal Crunch and Lower Back.

9.2.2.

OFFSET ZERO SENSOR

This option allows you to set the SW offset of the zero sensor position. Correct positioning of the
zero sensor is essential in order to correctly select the weight stack plates as described in paragraph
8.1. Adjusting the weight stack plate selection:
O F F S E T
O F F S E T
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=
X X X X

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Setting a value greater than 1000 moves the sensor upward, while a value of less than 1000 moves it
downward.
Enter the desired value, then press Enter to continue or Clear to abort. Since incorrectly setting
this parameter will cause errors in selecting the weight stack plates, any changes must be confirmed
twice via the following request:
C O N F I R M
N = 1
Y = 2

O F F S E T =
=
X

X X X X

Select the desired option, then press Enter to continue or Clear to abort.

9.2.3.

NUMBER OF PULSES FOR WEIGHT STACK SELECTION

This operation allows you to set the number of pulses produced by the encoder associated with the
weight stack motor to select all of the weight stack plates:
T O T A L
W E I G H T S T A C K
P U L S E S
=
5 1 0
This value depends on the type of motor used and the transmission ratios of the
mechanics used in order to make the selection. Thus, if not otherwise advised, maintain
this value set at 510.
Enter the value, then press Enter to continue or Clear to abort.

9.2.4.

WEIGHT STACK MOTOR INERTIA

This option allows you to set the inertia of the motor and of the mechanical weight stack selection
system, expressed in the pulses produced by the encoder associated with the weight stack motor, so
that the selection system may be stopped at precisely the desired plate:
O F F S E T
P U L S E S

MO T O R
=

WG T
3

O F F

Physically, this parameter is the motor stop advance.


This value depends on the type of motor used and the mechanics used to make the
selection. This value is factory-set to 3, but it may be necessary to change it due to
changes in the selection system conditions.
Should you observe that the relays of the weight stack motor interface board sputter
when stopping the motor at the selection pin, after jumps caused by constant
adjustments to the motor position, then you must increase the value of this parameter.
Indeed, if the motor inertia is greater than the configured parameter, when stopping the

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motor goes beyond the position to be reached; the control drives it back and forth
several times until it is locked in the correct position, causing the relays to sputter.
Enter the value, then press Enter to continue or Clear to abort.

9.2.5.

WEIGHT STACK MOTOR SELECTION WINDOW

This option allows you to set the width of the selection window, expressed in pulses produced by
the encoder associated with the weight stack motor, corresponding to secure, silent plate selection.
O F F S E T
P U L S E S

W E I G H T
L I F T E D
=
1 0

Indeed, if the user begins the exercise during weight selection, the desired result is for the weight
stack selection system to stop immediately in a position where plate selection is safe and silent.
This value depends on the type of motor used and the mechanics used to make the
selection. This value is factory-set to 10, but it may be necessary to change it due to
changes in the selection system conditions.
Enter the value, then press Enter to continue or Clear to abort.

9.2.6.

DISTANCE BETWEEN PLATES

This option allows you to set the distance, expressed in pulses produced by the encoder associated
with the weight stack motor, between plates in the weight stack. Data should be entered beginning
with:
P L A T E
P U L S E S

0 =

D I S T A N C E
X X

P L A T E
2 2 - 2 3
P U L S E S
=

D I S T A N C E
X X

through:

This value depends on the mechanics of the weight stack, in particular the presence of
spacers between plates. When using the machine, these spacers--especially those of the
last plates because of the weight of the entire weight stack--may vary in thickness,
thereby creating problems with selecting the weight stack correctly.
These distances are factory-set as indicated in the table below:

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Plates

Distance

01
12
23
34

24
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45
56
67
78
89
9 10
10 11
11 12
12 13
13 14
14 15
15 16
16 17
17 18
18 19
19 20
20 21
21 22
22 23

23
24
23
24
23
23
23
23
23
22
23
23
23
23
23
23
23
23
40

Enter the value, then press Enter to continue or Clear to abort. Move on to the next parameter
when all distances have been configured.

9.2.7.

NUMBER OF PULSES FOR SEAT SELECTION

This parameter does not appear for Abdominal Crunch and Lower Back.
This option allows you to set the number of pulses produced by the encoder associated with the seat
motor to complete the entire seat stroke:
T O T A L
R A N G E
P U L S E S
=

S E A T
X X X

This value depends on the type of motor used and the transmission ratios of the
mechanics used in order to make the selection. Thus, if not otherwise advised, maintain
the value as specified in the table below:

Machine
Leg Extension
Leg Curl
Vertical Traction
Shoulder Press
Chest Press
Rowing Torso
Leg Press

Pulses
355
355
355
355
355
355
430

Enter the value, then press Enter to continue or Clear to abort.


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9.2.8.

SEAT OFFSET POSITION 0

This parameter does not appear for Abdominal Crunch and Lower Back.
This option allows you to set the distance, expressed in pulses produced by the encoder associated
with the seat motor, for the 0 position of the seat from the nearest stroke end:
O F F S E T
P U L S E S

P O S .
=

0
S E A T
X X X

These distances are factory-set as indicated in the table below:

Machine

Pulses

Leg Extension
Leg Curl
Vertical Traction
Shoulder Press
Chest Press
Rowing Torso
Leg Press

3
3
3
3
3
3
25

Enter the value, then press Enter to continue or Clear to abort.

9.2.9.

SEAT OFFSET POSITION 9

This parameter does not appear for Abdominal Crunch and Lower Back.
This option allows you to set the distance, expressed in pulses produced by the encoder associated
with the seat motor, for the 9 position of the seat from the nearest stroke end:
O F F S E T
P U L S E S

P O S .
=

9
S E A T
X X X

These distances are factory-set as indicated in the table below:

Machine

Pulses

Leg Extension
Leg Curl
Vertical Traction
Shoulder Press
Chest Press
Rowing Torso
Leg Press
Enter the value, then press Enter to continue or Clear to abort.

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10
10
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9.2.10. SEAT MOTOR INERTIA


This parameter does not appear for Abdominal Crunch and Lower Back.
This option allows you to set the inertia of the motor and of the mechanical seat selection system,
expressed in pulses produced by the encoder associated with the seat motor, so that the seat may be
stopped in the desired position:
O F F S E T
P U L S E S

MO T O R S E A T
=
X

O F F

Physically, this parameter is the motor stop advance.


This value depends on the type of motor used and the mechanics used to make the
selection. This value is factory-set as indicated in the table below:

Machine

Pulses

Leg Extension
Leg Curl
Vertical Traction
Shoulder Press
Chest Press
Rowing Torso
Leg Press

2
2
2
2
2
2
20

It may be necessary to change it due to changes in the selection system conditions.


Should you observe that the relays of the seat motor interface board sputter when
stopping the motor, after jumps caused by constant adjustments to the motor position,
then you must increase the value of this parameter. Indeed, if the motor inertia is
greater than the configured parameter, when stopping the motor goes beyond the
position to be reached; the control drives it back and forth several times until it is locked
in the correct position, causing the relays to sputter.
Enter the value, then press Enter to continue or Clear to abort.

9.2.11. MINIMUM ROM LENGTH


This option allows you to set the value in cm of the parameter ROM minimum length; for a
description of this parameter, see paragraph 11.1. Configuration parameters for exercise ROM
acquisition:
R OM M I N I MUM
c m
=

L E N G T H
X X

These distances are factory-set as indicated in the table below:

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Machine

Cm

Abdominal Crunch
Lower Back
Leg Extension
Leg Curl
Vertical Traction
Shoulder Press
Chest Press
Rowing Torso
Leg Press

3
5
15
15
15
15
10
15
8

Enter the desired value, then press Enter to continue or Clear to abort.

9.2.12. DEFAULT ROM START


This option allows you to set the value in cm of the parameter Default ROM start; for a
description of this parameter, see paragraph 11.1. Configuration parameters for exercise ROM
acquisition:
D E F A U L T
c m
=

R OM

S T A R T
X X

These distances are factory-set as indicated in the table below:

Machine

Cm

Abdominal Crunch
Lower Back
Leg Extension
Leg Curl
Vertical Traction
Shoulder Press
Chest Press
Rowing Torso
Leg Press

5
5
5
5
10
5
10
5
2

Enter the desired value, then press Enter to continue or Clear to abort.

9.2.13. DEFAULT ROM LENGTH


This option allows you to set the value in cm of the parameter Default ROM length; for a
description of this parameter, see paragraph 11.1. Configuration parameters for exercise ROM
acquisition:
D E F A U L T
c m
=

R OM

These distances are factory-set as indicated in the table below:

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Machine

Cm

Abdominal Crunch
Lower Back
Leg Extension
Leg Curl
Vertical Traction
Shoulder Press
Chest Press
Rowing Torso
Leg Press

8
10
30
30
30
30
30
50
16

Enter the desired value, then press Enter to continue or Clear to abort.

9.2.14. %ROM FIRST REP


This option allows you to set the value in cm of the parameter %ROM first rep ; for a description
of this parameter, see paragraph 11.1. Configuration parameters for exercise ROM acquisition:
%
%

R OM
=

F I R S T

R E P
X X

These distances are factory-set as indicated in the table below:

Machine

Abdominal Crunch
Lower Back
Leg Extension
Leg Curl
Vertical Traction
Shoulder Press
Chest Press
Rowing Torso
Leg Press

45
45
45
45
45
45
74
55
45

Enter the desired value, then press Enter to continue or Clear to abort.
Then the procedure will end by displaying the following message:
E N D

S E T U P
MA C H I N E
P R O C E D U R E

After 3 seconds, the machine will then move the weight stack motor until the selection brush is
aligned with the top gear, to assist its replacement, and will move the seat into position 9. In this
case, the following will appear on the display:
P R E S S
E N T E R
C O N T I N U E

T O

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Press Enter to continue or Clear to abort. At this point the machine will perform a reset
procedure, during which the following will appear on screen:
MA C H I N E
R E S E T
P L E A S E
WA I T . . .
When finished, the machine will return to stand-by mode.

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9.3. CONFIGURING THE USER PARAMETERS


Before carrying out this procedure, make sure that the type of machine is correctly set
as described in paragraph 9.2. Configuring the technical parameters.
User parameters are those that may be changed directly by the user, since they have to do with
configuring the use and interface of the equipment.
The procedure for configuring user parameters may be activated, when the machine is in stand-by,
by pressing keys 1, 3 and 4 simultaneously, and making sure that the dip-switches on the
CPU Board are set to Position 1000. To access this procedure, you must enter the password that
protects against unauthorized access.
P A S S WO R D =
*
After entering the password 2406 and pressing Enter to continue, the machine begins to offer
the configurable parameters in sequence, showing the current value and possible alternatives. Press
the "Enter" key to move on to the next parameter, or the Clear key to quit the procedure.
Pressing the Clear key will abort the procedure, but any changes previously made will
remain in effect. However, you must reset or turn the machine off and back on again in
order for the changes to affect the current program session.

9.3.1.

LANGUAGE

This option allows you to set the program language:


L A N G U A G E
U K = 3
D = 4

I = 1
F = 5

U S A = 2
N L = 6
X

The following options are available:

Italian = 1;
American English = 2;
British English = 3;
German = 4;
French = 5;
Dutch = 6.

Select the desired option, then press Enter to continue or Clear to abort.

9.3.2.

UNIT OF MEASURE

This option allows you to set the unit of measure for weights used by the system:
S E L E C T
M E A S U R E
K G = 1
L B S = 2

U N I T
X
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The following options are available:

kilograms = 1;
pounds = 2.

Select the desired option, then press Enter to continue or Clear to abort.

9.3.3.

USING THE ADDITIONAL WEIGHT

This option allows you to set whether to use the additional weight:
A . W .
E N A B L E
N = 1
Y = 2
=
X
The following options are available:

NO = 1;
YES = 2.

Select the desired option, then press Enter to continue or Clear to abort.

9.3.4.

USING THE FUNCTION KEYS

This option allows you to set whether the function keys can be disabled:
F U N C T I O N
K E Y S
N = 1
Y = 2
=
X
The following options are available:

NO = 1;
YES = 2.

Select the desired option, then press Enter to continue or Clear to abort. If NO is selected, it will
be possible to change the machine weight and seat position, if present, only using the TGS key
before executing an exercise on the machine.

9.3.5.

NUMBER OF WHICH REPETITION TO USE FOR ROM ACQUISITION

This option allows you to set in which repetition the ROM is to be acquired:
R OM
A C Q U I S I T I O N
N .
=
X

R E P

Enter the number of the desired repetition, then press Enter to continue or Clear to abort.

9.3.6.

TIME-OUT SETTING

This option allows you to set the time interval, in minutes. of non-use of the machine, after which
the machine will perform an automatic reset procedure:
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T I M E
T I M E

O U T
3 - 3 0
m i n . =

m i n .
1 0

This value is factory-set to the recommended default value of 10 minutes.


If this parameter is set to 0, the machine will reset every 3 minutes and will not change
the seat position.
Enter the desired value, then press Enter to continue or Clear to abort.

9.3.7.

SETTING THE DEFAULT SEAT POSITION

This parameter does not appear for Abdominal Crunch and Lower Back.
This option allows you to set the position that the seat will automatically move to at the end of the
automatic reset procedure:
S T A N D
B Y
P O S I T I O N

S E A T
=

These distances are factory-set to their recommended default value, as indicated in the table below:

Machine

Position

Leg Extension
Leg Curl
Vertical Traction
Shoulder Press
Chest Press
Rowing Torso
Leg Press

5
5
5
5
5
0
0

Enter the desired value, then press Enter to continue or Clear to abort.

9.3.8.

ENABLE PACER

This option allows you to set pacer display to show the exercise completion speed:
P A C E R
E N A B L E
N = 1
Y = 2
=
X
The following options are available:

NO = 1;
YES = 2.

Select the desired option, then press Enter to continue or Clear to abort.

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9.3.9.

PACER SPEED

This option allows you to set the speed of the pacer, if present:
P A C E R
S P E E D
3 0 - 8 0 0
m m / s e c
=
X X X
You may enter any value between 30 and 800 mm/sec. These speeds are factory-set to their
recommended default value, as indicated in the table below:

Machine

Speed

Abdominal Crunch
Lower Back
Leg Extension
Leg Curl
Vertical Traction
Shoulder Press
Chest Press
Rowing Torso
Leg Press

50
100
300
250
210
210
470
300
220

Enter the desired value, then press Enter to continue or Clear to abort.

9.3.10. TIME BEFORE LOAD


This option allows you to set the timeout in seconds the machine waits, when the weight stack is in
stand by position, before considering that the set is over.
T I M E
1 - 3 0

B E F O R E
S E C . =

L O A D :
X X X

You may enter any value between 1 and 30 sec. This time is factory-set to 5 sec.

9.3.11. PERFORM AUTO-CONFIGURATION PROCEDURE


This option allows you to set whether to perform the automatic procedure to configure the machine's
ROM parameters: default ROM length, default ROM start, %ROM first repetition and ROM
minimum length (for a description of their meaning, see paragraph 11.1. Configuration parameters
for exercise ROM acquisition). The automatic configuration is set up so that the value of the 4
parameters listed above is deduced from performing 3 repetitions:
A U T O
C O N F I G .
N = 1
Y = 2
=
X
The following options are available:

NO = 1;
YES = 2.

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Select the desired option, then press Enter to continue or Clear to abort. If the NO option is
selected, the value of the parameters will be configured manually, as described in paragraph 9.2.
Configuring the technical parameters, while if the YES option is selected, the SW will ask you to
do 3 reps and, according on these reps the SW will automatically define the value of the parameters
ROM minimum length, default ROM start, default ROM length e %ROM first rep.
Then the procedure will end by displaying the following message:
E N D

S E T U P
MA C H I N E
P R O C E D U R E

After 3 seconds, the machine will then perform a reset procedure, during which the following will
appear on screen:
MA C H I N E
R E S E T
P L E A S E
WA I T . . .
When finished, the machine will return to stand-by mode.

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9.4. TABLE OF FACTORY SETTINGS


The tables below summarize the factory settings for the machines:

9.4.1.

USER PARAMETERS
Machine
Abdominal Crunch
Lower Back
Leg Extension
Leg Curl
Vertical Traction
Shoulder Press
Chest Press
Rowing Torso
Leg Press

9.4.2.

Abdominal Crunch
Lower Back
Leg Extension
Leg Curl
Vertical Traction
Shoulder Press
Chest Press
Rowing Torso
Leg Press

Seat
stand-by

50
100
300
250
210
210
470
300
220

10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10

5
5
5
5
5
0
0

Code Minimum Default Default %ROM


ROM
ROM
ROM
first
length
start
length
rep
3
6
2
5
1
7
0
8
4

3
5
15
15
15
15
10
15
8

5
5
5
5
10
5
10
5
2

8
10
30
30
30
30
30
50
16

45
45
45
45
45
45
74
55
45

BOSCH WEIGHT STACK MOTOR PARAMETERS


Machine
Abdominal Crunch
Lower Back
Leg Extension
Leg Curl
Vertical Traction
Shoulder Press
Chest Press
Rowing Torso
Leg Press

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Time
out

ROM PARAMETERS
Machine

9.4.3.

Pacer
speed

Total weight Offset motor Offset weight


stack pulses WGT off pulses lifted pulses
510
510
510
510
510
510
510
510
510

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

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10
10
10
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10
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9.4.4.

9.4.5.

PLATE DISTANCE
Plates

Distance

01
12
23
34
45
56
67
78
89
9 10
10 11
11 12
12 13
13 14
14 15
15 16
16 17
17 18
18 19
19 20
20 21
21 22
22 23

24
24
23
24
23
24
23
24
23
23
23
23
23
22
23
23
23
23
23
23
23
23
40

SEAT MOTOR PARAMETERS

Machine
Leg Extension
Leg Curl
Vertical Traction
Shoulder Press
Chest Press
Rowing Torso
Leg Press

Total seat Offset pos. 0 Offset pos. 9 Offset motor


pulse range seat pulses
seat pulses
seat off
355
355
355
355
355
355
430

3
3
3
3
3
3
25

46
10
10
10
10
10
18

2
2
2
2
2
2
20

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9.5. DISPLAYING WORKING PARAMETERS


In order to check the status of the machine and perform regular maintenance, it is possible to display
the working parameter values using a special procedure. This procedure may be activated, when the
machine is in stand-by, by pressing keys 1, 3 and 4 simultaneously. To access this procedure,
you must enter the password that protects against unauthorized access:
P A S S WO R D =
*
After entering the password 1508 and pressing Enter to continue, the machine begins to offer
the saved parameter values in sequence. Press the "Enter" key to move on to the next parameter, or
the Clear key to quit the procedure. The following information will be displayed on the LED
matrix at this point:

9.5.1.

WEIGHT STACK MOTOR RUNNING TIME

This is the total number of hours for which the weight stack motor has been used.
MO T O R
H O U R S

W E I G H T

O N
X X : X X

Press ENTER to continue.

9.5.2.

WEIGHT STACK MOTOR TEST CYCLES

The number of cycles performed by the weight stack motor during the test procedure described in
paragraph 6.2. Automatic components test.
MO T O R
W E I G H T
C Y C L E S :

X X X X X

Press ENTER to continue.

9.5.3.

NUMBER OF RELAY SWITCHING CYCLES TO MOVE THE WEIGHT STACK


MOTOR UPWARD

The number of times the weight stack motor interface board relays have switched in order to move
the motor upward.
W E I G H T
R E L A Y
C Y C L E S :

U P
X X X X X

Press ENTER to continue.

9.5.4.

NUMBER OF RELAY SWITCHING CYCLES TO MOVE THE WEIGHT STACK


MOTOR DOWNWARD

The number of times the weight stack motor interface board relays have switched in order to move
the motor downward.
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W E I G H T
R E L A Y
C Y C L E S :

D OWN
X X X X X

Press ENTER to continue.

9.5.5.

NUMBER OF FAIL SIGNALS PRODUCED BY THE WEIGHT STACK MOTOR


INTERFACE BOARD

The number of fails signals produced by the weight stack motor interface board.
T O T A L
N :

F A I L

W E I G H T
X

Press ENTER to continue.

9.5.6.

SEAT MOTOR RUNNING TIME

This parameter does not appear for Abdominal Crunch and Lower Back.
This is the total number of hours for which the seat motor has been used.
MO T O R
H O U R S

S E A T

O N
X X : X X

Press ENTER to continue.

9.5.7.

SEAT MOTOR TEST CYCLES

This parameter does not appear for Abdominal Crunch and Lower Back.
The number of cycles performed by the seat motor during the test procedure described in paragraph
6.2. Automatic components test.
MO T O R
S E A T
C Y C L E S :

X X X X X

Press ENTER to continue.

9.5.8.

NUMBER OF RELAY SWITCHING CYCLES TO MOVE THE SEAT MOTOR


UPWARD

This parameter does not appear for Abdominal Crunch and Lower Back.
The number of times the seat motor interface board relays have switched in order to move the motor
upward.

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S E A T
R E L A Y
C Y C L E S :

U P
X X X X X

Press ENTER to continue.

9.5.9.

NUMBER OF RELAY SWITCHING CYCLES TO MOVE THE SEAT MOTOR


DOWNWARD

This parameter does not appear for Abdominal Crunch and Lower Back.
The number of times the seat motor interface board relays have switched in order to move the motor
downward.
S E A T
R E L A Y
C Y C L E S :

D OWN
X X X X X

Press ENTER to continue.

9.5.10. NUMBER OF FAIL SIGNALS PRODUCED BY THE SEAT MOTOR INTERFACE


BOARD

This parameter does not appear for Abdominal Crunch and Lower Back.
The number of fails signals produced by the seat motor interface board.
T O T A L
N :

F A I L

S E A T
X

Press ENTER to continue.

9.5.11. NUMBER OF SOLENOID RELAY SWITCHING CYCLES


The number of times the solenoid interface board relays have switched in order to activate the
solenoid.
S O L E N O I D
C Y C L E S :

R E L A Y
X X X X X

Press ENTER to continue.

9.5.12. MACHINE RUNNING TIME


This is the total number of hours for which the machine has been powered.
MA C H I N E
H O U R S
Press ENTER to continue.
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9.5.13. NUMBER OF REPETITIONS CARRIED OUT ON THE MACHINE


This is the total number of repetitions carried out by users.
T O T A L
R E P S
C Y C L E S :

X X X X X

Press ENTER to continue.

9.5.14. TOTAL WEIGHT LIFTED USING THE MACHINE


The total weight lifted by the machine, expressed in 100-kg units. This value is obtained by adding
the weight lifted for each repetition.
T O T A L
Q . l i :

W E I G H T
X X X X X

Press ENTER to continue.


When finished, the machine will return to stand-by mode. The CLEAR key may be pressed at any
time to abort the procedure and return to stand-by mode.

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9.6. EDITING THE WORKING PARAMETERS


The procedure for editing the machine's working parameters, to set the desired values (for example,
after replacing the CPU board) may be activated when the machine is in stand-by mode by pressing
the keys 1, 3 and 4 simultaneously. To access this procedure, you must enter the password
that protects against unauthorized access.
P A S S WO R D =
*
After entering the password 2709 and pressing Enter to continue, the machine begins to offer
the configurable parameters in sequence, showing their current value. Press the "Enter" key to move
on to the next parameter; to change a value, simply type in the new value desired. Or, you may press
the Clear key to quit the procedure.
All data are expressed in 9-digit numbers. This means that to edit an existing 4-digit
number, you must first enter 5 digits to reset the value, then enter the desired value.
The following information will be displayed on the LED matrix at this point:

9.6.1.

WEIGHT STACK MOTOR RUNNING TIME

This is the total number of seconds for which the weight stack motor has been used.
MO T O R
S E C .

W E I G H T
O N
X X X X X X X X X

Change the value shown or press ENTER to continue.

9.6.2.

WEIGHT STACK MOTOR TEST CYCLES

The number of cycles performed by the seat motor during the test procedure described in paragraph
6.2. Automatic components test.
MO T O R
W E I G H T
C Y C L E S :
X X X X X X X X X
Change the value shown or press ENTER to continue.

9.6.3.

NUMBER OF RELAY SWITCHING CYCLES TO MOVE THE WEIGHT STACK


MOTOR UPWARD

The number of times the weight stack motor interface board relays have switched in order to move
the motor upward.
W E I G H T
R E L A Y
U P
C Y C L E S :
X X X X X X X X X
Change the value shown or press ENTER to continue.
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9.6.4.

NUMBER OF RELAY SWITCHING CYCLES TO MOVE THE WEIGHT STACK


MOTOR DOWNWARD

The number of times the weight stack motor interface board relays have switched in order to move
the motor downward.
W E I G H T
R E L A Y
D OWN
C Y C L E S :
X X X X X X X X X
Change the value shown or press ENTER to continue.

9.6.5.

NUMBER OF FAIL SIGNALS PRODUCED BY THE WEIGHT STACK MOTOR


INTERFACE BOARD

The number of alarm signals produced by the weight stack motor interface board.
T O T A L
N :

F A I L

W E I G H T
X X X X X X X X X

Change the value shown or press ENTER to continue.

9.6.6.

SEAT MOTOR RUNNING TIME

This parameter does not appear for Abdominal Crunch and Lower Back.
This is the total number of seconds for which the seat motor has been used.
MO T O R
S E C .

S E A T

O N
X X X X X X X X X

Change the value shown or press ENTER to continue.

9.6.7.

SEAT MOTOR TEST CYCLES

This parameter does not appear for Abdominal Crunch and Lower Back.
The number of cycles performed by the seat motor during the test procedure described in paragraph
6.2. Automatic components test.
MO T O R
S E A T
C Y C L E S :
X X X X X X X X X
Change the value shown or press ENTER to continue.

9.6.8.

NUMBER OF RELAY SWITCHING CYCLES TO MOVE THE SEAT MOTOR


UPWARD

This parameter does not appear for Abdominal Crunch and Lower Back.

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The number of times the seat motor interface board relays have switched in order to move the motor
upward.
S E A T
R E L A Y
U P
C Y C L E S :
X X X X X X X X X
Change the value shown or press ENTER to continue.

9.6.9.

NUMBER OF RELAY SWITCHING CYCLES TO MOVE THE SEAT MOTOR


DOWNWARD

This parameter does not appear for Abdominal Crunch and Lower Back.
The number of times the seat motor interface board relays have switched in order to move the motor
downward.
S E A T
R E L A Y
D OWN
C Y C L E S :
X X X X X X X X X
Change the value shown or press ENTER to continue.

9.6.10. NUMBER OF FAIL SIGNALS PRODUCED BY THE SEAT MOTOR INTERFACE


BOARD

This parameter does not appear for Abdominal Crunch and Lower Back.
The number of fail signals produced by the seat motor interface board.
T O T A L
N :

F A I L

S E A T
X X X X X X X X X

Change the value shown or press ENTER to continue.

9.6.11. NUMBER OF SOLENOID RELAY SWITCHING CYCLES


The number of times the solenoid interface board relays have switched in order to activate the
solenoid.
S O L E N O I D
C Y C L E S :

R E L A Y
X X X X X X X X X

Change the value shown or press ENTER to continue.

9.6.12. MACHINE RUNNING TIME


This is the total number of seconds for which the machine has been powered.
MA C H I N E
S E C .
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Change the value shown or press ENTER to continue.

9.6.13. NUMBER OF REPETITIONS CARRIED OUT ON THE MACHINE


This is the total number of repetitions carried out by users.
T O T A L
R E P S
C Y C L E S :
X X X X X X X X X
Change the value shown or press ENTER to continue.

9.6.14. TOTAL WEIGHT LIFTED USING THE MACHINE


The total weight lifted by the machine. This value is obtained by adding the weight lifted for each
repetition.
T O T A L
Q . l i :

W E I G H T
X X X X X X X X X

Change the value shown or press ENTER to continue.


When finished, the machine will return to stand-by mode. The CLEAR key may be pressed at any
time to abort the procedure and return to stand-by mode.

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10. SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE


Periodic scheduled maintenance operations are necessary to keep the machines in perfect working
order and prevent problems. There are essentially 4 types of maintenance operations:

Internal and external cleaning;


Mechanical operations;
Electrical/electronic operations;
Software configuration

These should be carried out at different intervals, and by technical personnel with different skill
sets. The paragraphs below illustrate the recommended operations.

10.1. EXTERNAL CLEANING


These operations may be carried out by the machine owner, and require no special
expertise.
The machines require simply external cleaning to respect normal health and hygiene standards. We
recommend that you carry out these operations at least once a week.
Follow the procedure below for external cleaning :

10.1.1. PREPARING WORKING CONDITIONS


1. Shut off the machine by setting the switch to 0 (OFF).
2. Unplug the power cord from the wall socket.

10.1.2. CLEANING OPERATIONS


1. Clean the entire machine using a cloth dampened with neutral, non-acid cleanser. Make sure not
to rub too hard, especially on the display keys and the Plexiglas weight stack guard.
Never spray the product directly onto the machine.
CAUTION: do not use alcohol, benzene, or chemical products in general.
2. For the Leg Press, clean the seat sliding bars with a paper towel dipped in ethyl alcohol.

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10.2. INTERNAL CLEANING


These operations may be carried out only by technical personnel specially trained by
Technogym, since they require disassembling parts of the machine.
Internal cleaning operations involve simply cleaning the interior of the machine to prevent dust from
accumulating, which could affect the smooth movement of moving parts. We recommend that you
carry out these operations at least once every 6 months.
Follow the procedure below for internal cleaning:

10.2.1. PREPARING WORKING CONDITIONS


1. Shut off the machine by setting the switch to 0 (OFF).
2. Unplug the power cord from the wall socket.
3. Open all housings, the Plexiglas weight stack guards and mats on the machine.

10.2.2. CLEANING OPERATIONS


1. Clean the interior with a vacuum cleaner, concentrating especially on the weight stack area, the
electronic control box and, where present, the seat mechanisms.
CAUTION: when performing these operations, take care not to damage the wiring.
2. Move the machine using the wheels provided, and clean the floor underneath with a vacuum
cleaner.
3. With the machine open, check the wear and tension of the cables, make sure the pulleys turn
smoothly and that the mechanisms have the correct play. Call an authorized Technogym Service
Center for any technical needs.

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10.3. MECHANICAL OPERATIONS


These operations must be carried out only by a qualified technician specially trained by
Technogym and authorized to perform machine settings and start-up as well as special
maintenance or repairs requiring in-depth knowledge of the machine, its operation, its
safety features and intervention procedures.
Mechanical operations on the machine involve setting the machine mechanisms to ensure that they
will function properly. We recommend that you carry out these operations at least once every 1
month.
Follow the procedure below for mechanical operations:

10.3.1. PREPARING WORKING CONDITIONS


1. Shut off the machine by setting the switch to 0 (OFF).
2. Unplug the power cord from the wall socket.
3. Open all housings, the Plexiglas weight stack guards and mats on the machine.

10.3.2. CHECK THE WEIGHT STACK SELECTION SYSTEM


1. Disassemble the weight stack selection system.
2. Check the wear status of the:

weight stack selection system chain;


selection brush;
selection slides.

Repair and/or replace any worn parts.


3. Check the tension of the weight stack selection system chain.
4. Lubricate weight stack selection system chain using FIN FOOD LUBE.

10.3.3. CHECK THE WEIGHT STACK PLATE SPRINGS


1. Disassemble the weight stack selection system.
2. Check the wear status of the springs on each plate of the weight stack. Repair and/or replace any
worn parts.
CAUTION: do NOT lubricate the springs and/or sliding parts of the plates for any
reason.
3. Clean the plates with dry compressed air.

10.3.4. CHECK THE CROSS, BARS AND WEIGHT STACK PLATES


1. Check the wear status of the cross bushings and weight stack plates. Repair and/or replace any
worn parts.
2. Check the wear status of the weight stack bars and weight stack support buffers. Repair and/or
replace any worn parts.
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3. Make sure the weight stack bars are firmly fastened. Repair and/or replace any worn parts.
4. Clean the bars using alcohol.
5. Lubricate the bars and bushings of the plates and cross using BP ERGOL GHL68.

10.3.5. CHECK THE ADDITIONAL WEIGHT


1. Make sure the additional weight slides smoothly. Repair and/or replace any worn parts.
2. Lubricate the sliding tracks using MOLYKOTE LONGTERM W 2.

10.3.6. CHECK THE CABLES


1. Check the wear status of the machine cables, paying special attention to any hardened spots or
discoloration in the protective plastic of the cable.
2. Make sure the machine cables are firmly fastened to cams, pulleys and/or the ends connected to
ball joints.
3. Check the tension of the machine cables.

10.3.7. CHECK THE MECHANISMS


1. Check the wear status of the machine mechanisms: lever arms, shafts, lever systems. Repair
and/or replace any worn parts.
2. Check the phasing of the machine mechanisms.
3. Lubricate the mechanisms using MOLYKOTE LONGTERM W 2.

10.3.8. CHECK THE GAS SPRINGS


Perform this check on the Vertical Traction, Shoulder Press, Chest Press, Rowing Torso
and Leg Press.
1. Check the efficiency of the gas spring, making sure it sufficiently cushions the stem return to its
outward position.
2. Clean the stem using alcohol.
CAUTION: do NOT lubricate the gas spring stem for any reason.

10.3.9. CHECK THE PULLEYS


1. Check the wear status of the pulley grooves. Repair and/or replace any worn parts.

10.3.10. CHECK THE CAM GROUP


1. Check the wear status of the cam grooves. Repair and/or replace any worn parts.
2. Make sure all parts in the cam group are firmly tightened.

10.3.11. CHECK THE PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SHAFT CONNECTION CHAIN


Perform this check on the Abdominal Crunch, Lower Back, Leg Extension and Leg
Curl.
1. Check the wear status of the chain. Repair and/or replace any worn parts.
2. Check the alignment and tension of the chain.
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3. Lubricate the chain using MOLYKOTE LONGTERM W 2.

10.3.12. CHECK THE LEVER LIMIT SWITCH BUFFERS


1. Check the wear status of the lever limit switch buffers. Repair and/or replace any worn parts.
2. Check the position of the buffers and make sure they are firmly fastened in place.

10.3.13. CHECK THE CROSS LIMIT SWITCH


1. Check the wear status of the cross limit switch. Repair and/or replace any worn parts.
2. Check the position of the cross limit switches and make sure they are firmly fastened in place.

10.3.14. CHECK THE LEG PRESS SEAT MECHANISM


1. Check the wear status of the support bars, the pinion and rack of the seat. Repair and/or replace
any worn parts.
2. Clean the seat support bars using alcohol.
3. Lubricate the pinion and rack of the seat using MOLYKOTE LONGTERM W 2.
CAUTION: do NOT lubricate the support bars for any reason.

10.3.15. CHECK THE SEAT MECHANISM FOR OTHER MACHINES


1. Check the wear status of the support bars and seat guide. Repair and/or replace any worn parts.
2. Clean the seat support guide bars using alcohol.
3. Lubricate the seat support guide bars using BP ERGOL GHL68.

10.3.16. CHECK THE LEG PRESS BACK AND SHOULDER REST


1. Lubricate the sinker of the Leg Press back and shoulder rest to mid-height, using MOLYKOTE
LONGTERM W 2.
2. Lubricate the shoulder rest carriage bars with BP ERGOL GHL68.

10.3.17. CHECK THE WIRE ENCODER


1. Check the wear status of the encoder cable. Replace the encoder if worn.
2. Check the wear status of the encoder cable return spring. Replace the encoder if worn.

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10.4. ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC OPERATIONS


These operations must be carried out only by a qualified technician specially trained by
Technogym and authorized to perform machine settings and start-up as well as special
maintenance or repairs requiring in-depth knowledge of the machine, its operation, its
safety features and intervention procedures.
Electrical/electronic operations on the machine involve setting the electrical/electronic components
of the machine to ensure that they will function properly. We recommend that you carry out these
operations at least once every 1 months.
Follow the procedure below for electrical/electronic operations:

10.4.1. PREPARING WORKING CONDITIONS


1. Open all housings, the Plexiglas weight stack guards and mats on the machine.
CAUTION: you must work with the machine open and live.

10.4.2. CHECK THE WIRING AND CONNECTIONS


1. Check the wear status of all wiring:

External conditions;
Any oxidation on connectors;
Continuity of the individual wires;
Insulation of the individual wires to earth.

Repair and/or replace any substandard parts.


2. Check the status of the fuses using a tester.

10.4.3. CHECK THE DISPLAY


1. Check the efficiency of all keyboard keys.
2. Check the efficiency of all LEDs, the buzzer, the back-lighting and LCD characters on the
display.
3. With the machine shut off, check the efficiency of the buffer battery: you should measure an
ideal value of 3.6 Vdc at its ends, with a minimum acceptable level of 2.5 Vdc.

10.4.4. CHECK WEAR ON COMPONENTS


1. Check the number of times the solenoid relays have switched as described in the paragraph
9.5.11. : if the value is greater than 1,000,000, replace the relays as they will soon be damaged.
2. Check the number of times the seat movement relays have switched to move the seat motor up
and down, as described in the paragraphs 9.5.8. and 9.5.9. : if the value is greater than 750,000,
replace both relays as they will soon be damaged.
3. Check the number of times the weight stack movement relays have switched to move the weight
stack up and down, as described in the paragraphs 9.5.3. and 9.5.4. : if the value is greater than
500,000, replace both relays as they will soon be damaged.
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4. Check the number of running hours for the seat motor as described in the paragraph 9.5.6. : if
the value is greater than 1500, replace the motor as its brushes will soon be worn out.
This check is not necessary on the Leg Press: in this case, simply remove the brushes and
check their wear status. If they are very worn, replace only the brushes.
5. Check the number of running hours for the weight stack motor as described in the paragraph
9.5.1. : if the value is greater than 1500, replace the motor as its brushes will soon be worn out.
6. Check the number of running hours for the machine as described in the paragraph 9.5.12. : if the
value is greater than 100,000, replace the LCD as its back-lighting will soon be worn out.

10.4.5. CHECK THE COMPONENT FUNCTIONS


1. Using the machine test programs, check the functioning of the various components:

TGS interface;
FPGA board;
Encoder;
Solenoid;
Weight stack motor;
Zero sensor;
Seat motor (if present);
Limit microswitch (on Leg Press only).

Repair and/or replace any substandard parts.

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10.5. SOFTWARE CONFIGURATION


These operations must be carried out only by a qualified technician specially trained by
Technogym and authorized to perform machine settings and start-up as well as special
maintenance or repairs requiring in-depth knowledge of the machine, its operation, its
safety features and intervention procedures.
Software configuration on the machine involves adjusting the configuration parameters to ensure
that the machines will function properly. We recommend that you carry out these operations at least
once every 1 months.
Follow the procedure below for electrical/electronic operations:

10.5.1. PREPARING WORKING CONDITIONS


1. Open Plexiglas weight stack guards on the machines.
CAUTION: you must work with the machine open and live.

10.5.2. CONFIGURATION CHECK


1. Check the configuration of the technical parameters of the machine as described in the
paragraph 9.2. . Pay special attention to the Offset parameter, plate distance and weight stack
motor inertia, since they affect the weight stack plate selection. Visually make sure the selection
is correct as described in the paragraph 8.1. .
2. Check the configuration of the user parameters of the machine as described in the paragraph 9.3.
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11. APPENDIX
11.1. CONFIGURATION PARAMETERS FOR EXERCISE ROM
ACQUISITION
The exercise ROM acquisition is based on an algorithm, developed by Technogym, in which the
following parameters may be configured to better adapt to the customers needs:

ROM minimum length


This is the minimum stroke the weight stack must carry out in order to calculate the movement
as a repetition.

Default ROM start


This is the length of the stroke that the weight stack must make from the resting area to enter the
exercise area, due to the mechanics of the individual machine. This movement is normally
carried out using the machines pre-start function.

Default ROM length


This is the default amplitude of the ROM before acquiring the users actual ROM, and is used to
correctly fill the ROM LED arc on the display.

%ROM first rep


This is the percentage of ROM, defined by the parameter default ROM length, which is
carried out using the machines pre-start function during the first repetition.

11.2. CALCULATING REPETITIONS


Defining a weight stack movement as a stroke between two direction reversals in succession, the
program will consider the movement to be a repetition if:

Before ROM acquisition:


it is greater than the value defined by the parameter ROM minimum length;
it is greater than the value defined by the following formula:
( default ROM length / 100 ) * %ROM first rep

After ROM acquisition:


it is greater than the value defined by the parameter ROM minimum length;.

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11.3. LOCATING THE SERIAL NUMBER


Each machine has 2 labels containing the serial number of the machine. One of these labels is
accessible externally, and is located on the seat support frame, the other is accessible by
disassembling the machine mats, and is located on the frame next to the machines power entry.

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ITALIA
Tel.: +39-0547-650438
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e-mail: service@technogym.com
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