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Fanuc CNC Backup Instruction Manual


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


How to Backup and Restore PMC Parameters in your CNC............................................ 66
Series 16/18/21 models A/B/C, Powermate models D/H ............................................. 66
Using the RS-232 interface ....................................................................................... 66
Series 15 models A/B.................................................................................................... 67
Using the RS-232 interface ....................................................................................... 67
Series 16i/18i/21i/0i models A/B, Powermate i models D/H........................................ 68
Using the memory card ............................................................................................. 68
Using the RS-232 interface ....................................................................................... 70
Series 15i model A ........................................................................................................ 72
Using the RS-232 interface ....................................................................................... 72
Open Systems Backup and Restore using the Basic Operation Package (BOP) .............. 74
References ......................................................................................................................... 75
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Procomm Plus® version 4.8 Configuration

The following setup information applies to ProComm Plus 2.0® for Windows
95/98 through version 4.8 for Windows 95/98/2000/XP.

NOTE:
It is possible that you may experience timeouts when uploading a program using
drip feed to the CNC while using ProComm Plus Version 4.8. ProComm's default
delay time is to wait 20 seconds after an XOFF command and then abort.
Symantic has provided a solution to this on their web pages. For further
explanation, please visit their Tech Support site at
http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/index.html, enter a search for that version of
Procomm product and open the FAQ section for that product.

1. After installing ProComm Plus®, launch the application by double clicking


on the appropriate icon or selecting the appropriate item from the Start
button. If you need any additional help on installing or launching the
application, please refer to the ProComm documentation that
accompanied the software. This is the main screen of ProComm Plus®.
Clicking the SETUP button will bring up the screens used to change the
communications parameters.

2. By clicking the SETUP button the following screen appears. Click on the
“System" tab followed by the "Modem Connection" button. Next, select
"direct connect – Com1" from the "Current Modem / Connection" drop
down box. To configure the Com1 port, click on the "Modem/Connection
Properties…" button.
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3. After selecting the "Modem/Connection Properties…" button, you


should see the following screen. Set your PC to match the following:
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Click on "OK" to accept the settings and close the window

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

Click on "OK" to accept the settings and close the window


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Serial Cable Connection

The GE Fanuc CNC controls have a minimum of one serial communication port
available for communications. This port is designed to conform to the basic
requirements of the EIA232C standard. Connection to an EIA232 or EIA574
compliant device can be accomplished using a null modem cable.

Communication Cable Diagrams


EIA232C Null Modem Cable
This cable, utilizing a DB25P connector to a DB25S connector, uses Control
Codes also known as Software Handshaking. Controls and PG systems use
serial inter-face.

NOTE:
Pin #25 has 24 volts power supply on it. Do not use for normal interface
connection or damage to the control may occur.

EIA232C to EIA574 Null Modem Cable


This cable can be used for interfacing between IBM-compatible computers and
GE Fanuc controls. This cable uses a DB25P connector to a DB9S connector.
This is the most commonly used cable for communications and is available from
GE Fanuc or easily fabricated.
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DB25P (male) DB9S (female)

SD 2 2 RD

RD 3 3 SD

SG 7 5 SG

RS 4 7 RS

CS 5 8 CS

DR 6 1 CD

CD 8 4 ER

ER 20 6 DR

FG: Frame ground SD: Send data RD: Receive data


RS: Request to send CS: Clear to send DR: Data set ready
SG: Signal ground ER: Equipment ready CD: Received line signal
detector
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Memory Card Usage


Three types of memory cards can be used with our CNC and Power Mate
controls:

1. ATA Flash Rom


2. SRAM (Static Ram Access Memory), which are battery-backed.
3. FlashROM (called FROM for the rest of this document), which do not
require battery backup.

Which type of memory card do you need? The Pros and Cons of each type of
card are given below. We recommend SRAM or ATA Flash. The SRAM works
with a larger variety of controls, but requires a small battery on the card to retain
its memory and should not be used as a permanent storage device. ATA Flash
is lower cost and can be used for permanent storage of backup files, but is newer
technology and therefore works with a smaller number of controls.

Memory Card Type ATA Flash SRAM FROM


Works with i series controls Yes Yes Yes
Works with 15/16/18/21-B and 20/21-A controls No Yes Yes
Works with PowerMate-C/D/E/F/H/I controls No Yes Yes
Can read/write from a PC Yes Yes No
Fast Write Time Yes Yes No
Plug and Play for WIN95 and newer Yes No No
Low Cost Yes No Yes
Requires battery to retain backup data No Yes No
Files can be deleted individually Yes Yes No
Can be formatted on PC Yes Yes No
Requires special drivers No No Yes
GE Fanuc Part Numbers 44A725977-G09 (8MB) 44A725977-G01 (2MB) 44A725977-G02 (4MB)
44A725977-G10 (16MB) 44A725977-G03 (4MB)
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What Data Can be Archived

The system software that operates GE Fanuc CNC controls is stored in EPROM.
They are essentially fixed and unchangeable. The CNC is shipped from GE
Fanuc ready for the machine builder to customize for his application. The files
needed for final operation are contained in non-volatile RAM, or battery backed-
up RAM. The data stored here can be lost for a variety of reasons and therefore
must be saved externally on permanent media. It is recommended that all user
data be kept both on a computer diskette or CD-ROM as well as on paper to
ensure that it will be available in time of need.

User Files

Long term archival:


1. CNC Parameters (including servo parameters)
2. Pitch Error Compensation (if used)
3. PMC Parameters (or Diagnostic Data on FS-0 Controls)
This data seldom changes after installation of the machine tool. However, the
archive must be updated whenever changes are made

Data that changes regularly.


1. Tool Offsets
2. Work Offsets
3. Dynamic Tool Offsets
4. Macro Variables
5. Tool Form Data
6. CAP Tool Data
7. CNC Part Programs
This data should be backed up any time maintenance is performed that might
cause a memory loss.

Data normally stored in EPROM but may be stored in RAM format:


1. PMC ladder program
2. Macro executor programs

File Naming
When user data is saved to a diskette, it should be remembered that in an
average plant there may possibly be multiple machines and controls of the same
model. This means that there will be multiple versions of this data. There should
be a complete set for each machine on which a GE Fanuc control is applied. It is
important to realize that even identical machines may have different parameter
data based on any number of factors. The existence of so much similar data can
easily cause problems if not addressed from the beginning, so some type of
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system for naming and archiving files must be created. For example, when
backing up the data, you will be asked what to name the resulting data file on
disk. GE Fanuc recommends that you use a unique name such as the machine
serial number, brass tag or asset number, combined with an extension that helps
label the type of data being backed up. By using the first eight (8) characters to
identify the machine and the extension to identify the file type, much confusion
can be avoided. For example, the filename BT156679.CNC could be used to
name the CNC parameter file for machine BT156679.
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CNC Parameter settings for RS-232 communications

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

PWE

PWE Setting from series 16i-MA control


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Control Series 10/11/12/15A/15B/15i


Parameters Port 1 Port 2
P 0000 ****1010 ****1010
P 0020 1 2
P 0021 1 2
P 0011 ******00 ******00
P 2201 ******00 ******00
P 5001 1
P 5002 2
P 5110 8
P 5111 2
P 5112 10
P 5120 8
P 5121 2
P 5122 10

Control Series 0A/0B/0C/0D

Parameter Port 1 Port 2


P 0000 1******1
P 0010 ***0**** ***0****
P 0038 01******
P 0050 1******1
P 0250 10
P 0251 10
P 0552 10
P 0553 10
TVON 0 0
ISO 0,1 2
I/O 1 1
PWE 1 1
TAPEF 0 0

Control Series 16/18/20/21-ABCi / 0i

Parameter Port 1 Port 2


P 0000 ******10 ******10
P 0020 0,1 2
P 0101 1***0**1
P 0102 3
P 0103 10
P 0111 1***0**1
P 0112 3
P 0113 10
P 3202 ***0***0 ***0***0
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CNC Parameters Related to Memory Card


Communications
1. Select the MDI mode on the operator panel for the CNC.
2. Go to the Offset/Setting screen.
3. Set I/O channel = 4.
or

1. Select the MDI mode on the operator panel for the CNC.
2. Place the CNC into an Emergency Stop condition.
3. Set your control so that Parameter Write is enabled.
4. For series 18i set parameter 20 = 4, series 15i set 20=4.

These settings will let you upload and download files to the cards the same as
you would to a PC and there is also an additional menu called all IO with
additional I/O functionality.

IO Channel Setting

IO Channel Setting from series 16i-MA control


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How to Backup and Restore ALL Data in your CNC


One of the most common procedures on CNC controls during maintenance is to
backup all of the data possible before working on a CNC system. In this manner,
a maintenance person can easily restore the control to the original state should a
problem be encountered during the maintenance activity.

Series 0 models A/B/C/D


This series of controls is restricted to using the RS-232 interface for all data
backup and restore operations.

Using the RS-232 interface

To Transfer Programs from CNC to PC


From the CNC Side, do the following:

1. Select EDIT mode.


2. Select the PROGRAM screen.
3. Depress I/O key.
4. Prepare the PC to receive file (See appropriate section on ProComm for
receiving a file on the PC).
5. To output an individual program, enter the Letter O and the part program
number OR to output all programs enter –9999.

To Transfer Program from PC to CNC


From the CNC side, do the following:

1. Select EDIT mode.


2. Select the PROGRAM screen.
3. Depress I/O softkey.
4. Depress READ softkey.
5. Send file from PC (See appropriate section on ProComm for sending from
PC).

To Transfer Parameters from CNC to PC


From the CNC side, do the following:

1. Select EDIT mode.


2. Select the PARAMETER menu.
3. Prepare PC to receive the file (See appropriate section on ProComm
for receiving a file on the PC).
4. Hold down EOB key and simultaneously depress OUTPUT START
key.
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NOTE:
Failure to press the EOB key and OUTPUT START will result in an incomplete
parameter file being downloaded.

Transfer Parameters from PC to CNC


From the CNC side, do the following:

1. Set Parameter Write Enable (PWE) to 1.


2. Select EDIT mode.
3. Select the PARAMETER menu.
4. Depress INPUT key.
5. Send the parameter file from the PC (See appropriate section on
ProComm for sending from PC).
6. When the transfer is complete, turn CNC OFF and back ON to use the
new parameter set. Also verify that PWE is set to 0.

NOTE:
To upload and download PMC parameters (Diagnostics) and offsets, the
procedures are the same as for the system parameters. The only difference is
that you must be on the CNC Diagnostic Page for transferring PMC parameters
and the Offset Page for transferring offsets.
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Series 16/18/21 models A/B/C, Powermate models D/H


The primary method for archiving data from this series of control is through the
RS-232 port. Newer models B/C controls may have PCMCIA memory card slots
located in the control rack and are accessible through the boot mode. For
instructions on using the boot mode backup procedures for the model A/B
controls, see the section for 16i/18i/21i/0i controls.

Using the RS-232 interface


First set the CNC parameters as per the settings in the section labeled “CNC
Parameter Settings for RS-232 Communications”

Punching CNC Parameters (CNC --> PC)

Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.
Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8
configuration."
Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting
for RS-232 Communication.”
Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows:
PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8
PC Select File Receive from the toolbar
PC Designate a name and directory for the saved data
CNC Select EDIT mode.
CNC Press SYSTEM key.
CNC Hit softkeys [PARAM], [OPRT], [+], [PUNCH],[EXEC].
(You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen.)
(The CNC will flash OUTPUT on the lower section of the CRT.)

Reading CNC Parameters (CNC <-- PC)

Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.
Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8
configuration."
Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting for
RS-232 Communication.”
Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows:
PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8
CNC Select MDI mode and press ESTOP
CNC Set PWE to 1.
CNC Press SYSTEM key.
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CNC Hit softkeys [PARAM], [OPRT], [+], [READ], [EXEC].


PC Select File Send from the toolbar
PC Designate the name and directory for the file to send
(You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen.)
(The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT.)
CNC Power the CNC off then on to have the new parameters take
effect.

Punching CNC Part Programs (CNC --> PC)

Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.
Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8
configuration."
Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting
for RS-232 Communication.”
Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follow
PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8
PC Select File Receive from the toolbar
PC Designate a name and directory for the saved data
CNC Select EDIT mode.
CNC Press PROG key
CNC To output current program hit softkeys [PRGRM], [OPRT], [+],
[PUNCH],[EXEC]
CNC To output all programs input O-9999 and hit [+],
[PUNCH], [EXEC].
(You will see the program scroll up on the PC screen.)
( The CNC will flash OUTPUT on the lower section of the
CRT.)

Reading CNC Part Programs (CNC <-- PC)

Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.
Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8
configuration."
Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting
for RS-232 Communication.”
Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows:
PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8
CNC Select EDIT mode and turn program protect key off.
CNC Press PROGRAM key.
CNC Hit softkeys [PRGRM],[OPRT], [+], [READ], [EXEC].
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PC Select File Send from the toolbar


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

Punching PMC Data (CNC --> PC)

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

Reading PMC Data (CNC <-- PC)

Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.
Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8
configuration."
PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8
CNC Select MDI mode and press ESTOP
CNC Set PWE to 1.
CNC Go to the PMC side and select I/O.
CNC Select Channel 1 for Port 1 and Channel 2 for Port 2
CNC Set Device to OTHERS.
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CNC Set Function to READ.


CNC Press the SPEED softkey
CNC Select 4800 Baud.
CNC Select Parity 0, Stop bits 1.
CNC Press < and EXEC softkeys. (Executing should flash)
PC Select File Send from the toolbar
PC Designate the name and directory for the file to send
(You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen.)
(The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT.)
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Series 15 models A/B


The series 15 model A control is restricted to using the RS-232 interface whereas
the series 15 model B control additionally offers a PCMCIA memory card slot in
the control rack. For more information refer to GE Fanuc Manual GFZ-62075
Series 15/150 Model-B Maintenance Manual.

Using the memory card


(Not available on series 15 model a)

The table below lists the functions and corresponding memory card types that
can be used. Cards must be of TYPE 1 or 2 as defined in the Personal Computer
Memory Card International Association (PCMCIA) standard, version 2.0 or later,
or the Japan Electronic Industry Development Association (JEIDA) standard,
version 4.1 or later. The format conforms to the DOS FAT file system. The
memory card has a maximum storage capacity of 32M bytes.
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Accessing the Boot System

Insert the SRAM Memory card into the PCMCIA slot in the control rack.

Turn the power on while holding down the page up/down keys

Note: If you are using a 9” small MDI unit, turn the power on while holding down
cursor keys up and down keys instead of the page up/down keys.

SYSTEM DATA SAVE

The SYSTEM DATA SAVE screen enables the saving of user files, such as PMC
ladder files. System files, such as executive software cannot be saved. To save
SYSTEM DATA use the following procedure.

Press a cursor up/down key to choose the desired function.


Position the cursor to a desired function, then press the INPUT/INSERT key.
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The ROM files in flash memory are listed together with the number of
management units (128KB management units) in each file.

Use the cursor keys to position the cursor to the file to be saved to the memory
card. Then, press the INPUT/INSERT key.

The INPUT FILE NAME (CAN: RESET) message appears in the message field.
Enter the name of the desired file on the memory card, then press the
INPUT/INSERT key.

To abandon saving, press the RESET key. To end the processing, position the
cursor to END, then press the INPUT/INSERT key. The main menu appears
again.

SRAM DATA BACKUP

To save a complete image of the data stored in SRAM memory, select FILE
DATA BACKUP from the System Monitor screen (selection 4).
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From the File Data Backup screen, select STORE FILE. To execute batch
restoration, select LOAD FILE. To terminate the processing, select END. To
select the processing, press a cursor key to position the cursor, then press the
INPUT/INSERT key.

When the batch saving or restoration of a file is selected, the size of the system’s
backup RAM is displayed on the screen. To execute the selected processing,
press the INPUT/INSERT key. To cancel the processing, press the CAN key.
(See the detailed description given below.)

NOTE
The backup data is saved to file FILEx.BAK, where x is a value of 1 to 4. The
original data can be saved in up to four files. If a single memory card cannot hold
all the original data, the data can be saved using up to four memory cards.
Existing FILEx.BAK files on a memory card may be overwritten if a file of the
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same name is stored. The names of the files already on the memory card can be
listed in the FILE DIRECTORY field of the SYSTEM DATA LOADING screen.

To execute the batch saving of backup data, perform the following steps:

1. Select the STORE FILE function on the initial screen.

2. When the SET IC CARD NO.1 & HIT INPUT KEY message appears in
the message field, mount the first memory card. Then, press the
INPUT/INSERT key. To cancel the processing, press the RESET key.
The initial screen appears again.

3. While data is being saved, the STORE TO IC–CARD message blinks.


Once saving has been completed, the STORE FILE COMPLETE and
HIT INPUT KEY messages appear in the message field. When the
INPUT/INSERT key is pressed, the initial screen appears again. If the
first memory card cannot hold all the data to be saved, the SET
IC/CARD NO.2 & HIT INPUT KEY message appears in the message
field. Mount the second memory card without turning the power off,
then press the INPUT/INSERT KEY.

4. The backup data can be saved using up to four memory cards by


performing step (3) repeatedly. If four memory cards cannot hold all
the data, the FILE DATA SIZE ERROR and HIT INPUT KEY
messages appear in the message field. When the INPUT INSERT key
is pressed, the initial screen appears again.

NOTE

Once batch saving starts, requests to replace the memory card are repeated until
all the backup data has been normally saved (using up to four memory cards).
To stop the processing, press the RESET key while the SET IC CARD NO.x &
HIT INPUT KEY message is displayed.

Data is stored on the memory cards under the following file names:

First memory card: FILE1.BAK


Second memory card: FILE2.BAK
Third memory card: FILE3.BAK
Fourth memory card: FILE4.BAK

Note that a file on a memory card can be overwritten. If the specified name of a
file to be saved duplicates that of a file already on the card, the old data will be
overwritten.
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To execute the batch restoration of backup data, perform the following steps:

1. On the initial screen, select the LOAD FILE function.

2. The SET FILE1.BAK & HIT INPUT KEY message appears in the
message field. Mount the first memory card containing FILE1.BAK,
then press the INPUT/INSERT key. To cancel the processing, press
the RESET key. The initial screen appears again.

3. While data is being restored, the LOADING FROM IC–CARD message


blinks. Once data restoration has been completed, the LOAD FILE
COMPLETE and HIT INPUT KEY messages appear in the message
field. When the INPUT/INSERT key is pressed, the initial screen
appears again.

4. Backup data stored using up to four memory cards can be restored by


performing step (3) repeatedly. If all the required data cannot be
restored from all of the four memory cards, the FILE DATA SIZE
ERROR and HIT INPUT KEY messages appear in the message field.
When the INPUT/INSERT key is pressed, the initial screen appears
again.

NOTE:
The function for saving or restoring a file in batch mode of the boot system
assumes that the backup RAM (file SRAM) used for saving and that used for
restoration are of the same size. So, this function should be used in the following
cases:

1. To restore a file when file all clear must be executed (the file SRAM
module is not replaced)

2. To restore a file when the file SRAM module must be replaced and
when the size of the new backup RAM is the same.

If this function is used for any other purpose, such as restoring SRAM into a
module of a different size after an upgrade, file restoration may not be performed
correctly. In the case of a memory upgrade, use the RS-232 option to backup
and restore the control. Similarly, if an error (a RAM parity error, for example) is
found in the contents of the backup RAM during batch saving, file restoration
may not be performed correctly and the RS-232 method must be used.
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Using the RS-232 interface

PUNCHING CNC PARAMETERS (CNC --> PC)

Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC
Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8
configuration."
Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting
for RS-232 Communication.”
Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows:
PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8
PC Select File Receive from the toolbar
PC Designate a name and directory for the saved data
CNC Go into EDIT mode.
CNC Press the <, SERVICE, CHAPTER, PARAMETER, >, PUNCH,
ALL keys.
( The CNC will flash PNCH on the lower portion of the CRT. )
( The PC will display the text and count lines until finished.)

READING CNC PARAMETERS (PC --> CNC)

Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.
Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8
configuration."
Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting
for RS-232 Communication.”
Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows:
PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8
CNC Go into EDIT mode.
CNC Press ESTOP.
CNC Press the <, SERVICE, CHAPTER, PARAMETER, >, READ,
ALL keys.
PC Select File Send from the toolbar
PC Designate the name and directory for the file to send
(You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen.)
(The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT.)
CNC Power the CNC off and then on to have the new parameters
take effect.
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PUNCHING CNC PART PROGRAMS (CNC --> PC)

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

READING CNC PART PROGRAMS (PC --> CNC)

Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.
Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8
configuration."
Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting
for RS-232 Communication.”
Perform the following steps on .the PC and CNC as follows:
PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8
CNC Go into EDIT mode.
CNC Press the <, PROGRAM, CHAPTER, TEXT, >, >, READ, ALL
keys
PC Select File Send from the toolbar
PC Designate the name and directory for the file to send
(You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen.)
(The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT.)

PUNCHING PMC PARAMETERS (CNC --> PC)

Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.
Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8
configuration."
Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows:
PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8
PC Select File Receive from the toolbar
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PC Designate a name and directory for the saved data


CNC Press ESTOP.
CNC Press the CNC/PMC button to go into the PMC side
CNC Press PCPRM, KEEPRL and set K17.7 = 1.
CNC Press <, SYSPRM and set PG CHANNEL = 1 (for Port 1) or 2
(for Port 2).
CNC Press the <, I/O, FDCAS, OUTPUT, PARAM, ADD keys.
(The CNC will flash EXECUTING on the lower portion of the
CRT.)
(The PC will display the text and count lines until finished.)

READING PMC PARAMETERS (PC --> CNC)

Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.
Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8
configuration."
Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows:
PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8
CNC Press ESTOP.
CNC Press the CNC/PMC button to go into the PMC side.
CNC Press PCPRM, KEEPRL and set K17.7 = 1.
CNC Press <, SYSPRM and set PG CHANNEL = 1 (for Port 1) or 2
(for Port 2).
CNC Press <, EDIT, PASWRD, ENAON, <, <, I/O, FDCAS, INPUT,
EXEC keys.
PC Select File Send from the toolbar
PC Designate the name and directory for the file to send
(You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen.)
(The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT.)
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Series 16i/18i/21i/0i models A/B, Powermate i models D/H

These controls can use several different methods to backup data that is in the
control. Memory cards are the fastest method, and can be used in the “boot
mode” or in the “CNC Screen Mode”. RS-232 communications are also available
on this control series.

Using the memory card

There are two ways to backup and restore using a Memory Card with the I series
controls, boot mode SRAM backup, and ALL I/O. However, please note that this
ability only exists in i-series and newer controls. Refer to the Maintenance
Manual for a specific CNC control for further explanation. The user data that
should be archived can be accessed through the following operations:

Boot mode SRAM backup is used to make a complete backup of all files
contained in Volatile Memory.

ALL I/O is used to backup individual files in the machine such as programs, or
offsets that may have changed.

BOOT MODE BACKUP and RESTORE SRAM

Boot Mode Backup and Restore SRAM is used for transferring a complete image
of all SRAM data (i.e. CNC parameters, part programs, etc.) through the use of a
memory card only. This method should not be used to backup controls that are
already exhibiting memory related errors such as RAM parity errors since this
method makes an exact copy of the memory image which may contain the error.
In the case where you need to backup a control that is exhibiting memory errors,
use RS-232 backup methods.
To use this method, Press and hold the right two softkeys and turn power on to
the control.
1. Insert the PCMCIA card into the slot on main CPU or on the I Series,
into the slot located on the front of the MDI/CRT unit.
2. Using the softkeys under display go down until “SRAM BACKUP” is
highlighted.
3. Choose “SELECT” and it will display two choices – select “SRAM
BACKUP” to send SRAM data from CNC to a file or to select individual
files on the card that will be called SRAM****.*** . This will backup all
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battery backed memory on the Memory Card (parameters, programs,


offsets, pmc parameters, work shifts, pitch error comp, and etc).
4. Choose “SELECT” again and you will be asked “Backup SRAM Data
OK?” Select “YES” to continue or “NO” to return to previous menu.
5. This data can then be stored on a PC from the card as a backup. It is
recommended that the data be transferred to a hard drive or floppy
drive. To restore the data should the machine should loose its battery
backed memory, follow steps 1 through 5, choosing “RESTORE
SRAM” in step 4 to load files from the memory card to the CNC.
6. After the file loads choose “SELECT” again to complete that function.
Once finished, select “END” which will return you to the previous menu
and allow you to exit the system.

Note:
1. Any attempt to backup a second machine to the same card may result
in files being overwritten.
2. The data backup or image, must match the physical size of the SRAM
module in the CNC. For example, a SRAM backup from one machine
that is 256k in size, cannot be restored to a second machine that
requires a SRAM file that is 512k in size.
3. These files are in a binary format which cannot be read with a word
processor.

SYSTEM DATA BACKUP

System Data Backup is used for transferring an image of system data such as
the PMC Ladder. Follow Steps 1 and 2 from above then:
1. Using softkeys under the display cursor, down until “SYSTEM DATA
SAVE” is highlighted and hit the select key.
2. From this menu user files which are the pmc-r* or the macro executer
files can be saved. After selecting the correct file to save, confirm a
second time and the CNC will download it to the Memory card. The
first file will be labeled PMC-R*.000, the second PMC-R*.001, etc.
Restoring the data is similar except selecting “SYSTEM DATA
LOADING”, followed by “SELECT”.
3. A directory listing of the files on the card will be displayed. Select the
file to load (to page down to the next group of files hit the right arrow
key), choose “SELECT” and confirm the operation desired.
4. Once the file has loaded, choose “SELECT” to move to the next
function. Continue until all the files requested have been loaded. Next,
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select “END” and confirm. The CNC will then reboot and return to it’s
standard operating mode.

CNC SCREEN INPUT AND OUTPUT


(Excludes 0i-Model A)

CNC screen Input and Output is used to transfer the CNC parameters from the
CNC side of the control or to edit the file offline.

Parameters
1. Power up the CNC and select the SYSTEM key.
2. Select EDIT mode on operators panel.
3. Select PARAM soft key then the OPRT softkey and the “+” softkey.
4. To punch out (download) the parameters to the card, select PUNCH,
then ALL and the CNC will output a file called CNCPARAM.DAT to the
PCMCIA card. This file is always put out with the same name so there
can only be one of these files on the card or it will be written over.
5. To read (upload) the file into the CNC, follow steps 1 to 3, selecting
READ, then EXEC. The CNC will access the PCMCIA card, find the
file named CNCPARAM.DAT and load it into the control. Note that
there can only be one file named CNCPARAM.DAT on the card.

Note:
This file can be edited with a word processor, saved back to the card as a text file
and be reloaded in to the CNC.

ALL IO input and output

All IO Page Input and Output is used to transfer data such as programs,
parameters, offsets, etc. from the I/O screen. Depending on the control model,
this can be done using a memory card or by RS-232.
To access the ALL IO screens:
1. The CNC must be powered up, not in Emergency Stop and in EDIT
mode to use this function.
2. The key sequence is SYSTEM, followed by the “+” key until the menu
option select ALL IO appears.
3. Additionally, the menus for programs, parameters, offsets, etc., will be
visible. Continue to press the “+” key until the menus for macro
variables and pitch error appear.
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Parameters
Punching (output)
1. Access the ALL IO menu screen and select PARAM, OPRT, then
PUNCH.
2. Input the name to be used for the file in a MS-DOS 8+3 format (for
example, BT399513.CNC). Then select F NAME, followed by EXEC,
and the CNC will put the parameters on the card with that file name ( if
no file name is entered then CNCPARAM.DAT will be created
automatically).
Reading (input)
1. Access the ALL IO menu screen and select PARAM, OPRT, then F
READ.
2. The file can be input using one of two methods:
a. Select F READ, then page up and down to find you file on the card
and input the file number and F SET, and EXEC.
b. Select N READ, input the file name, select F NAME, and hit EXEC.

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


program number).

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

MACRO VARIABLES
Punching (output)
1. Access the ALL IO menu screen and select MACRO, OPRT, then
PUNCH.
2. Input the desired name for the file in a 8+3 format, press F NAME, and
then EXEC. The CNC will put the parameters on the memory card
using that file name ( with no file name the CNC will use
MACROVAR.DAT for that file).
Reading (input)
1. Access the ALL IO menu screen and select MACRO, OPRT, then F
READ.
2. The files can be input using one of two methods:
a. Select F READ, then page up and down to find the correct file
on the card. Next, input the file number and select F SET, then
EXEC.
b. Select N READ, input the file name, select F NAME, then hit
EXEC.
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PITCH ERROR COMP


Punching (output)
1. Access the ALL IO menu screen and select PITCH, OPRT, then
PUNCH.
2. Input the name to be used for the file in an 8+3 format. Next, select F
NAME, then EXEC and the CNC will put the parameters on the card
using that file name ( with no file name the CNC will use
PITCHERR.DAT for the file name)
Reading (input)
1. Access the ALL IO menu screen and select PITCH, OPRT, then F
READ.
2. The data can be input using one of two methods:
a. Select F READ, then page up and down to find the correct file on
the card. Next, input the file number followed by F SET, then
EXEC.
b. Select N READ, input the file name, select F NAME, then EXEC.

Using the RS-232 interface

Punching CNC Parameters (CNC --> PC)

Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.
Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8
configuration."
Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting
for RS-232 Communication.”
Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows:
PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8
PC Select File Receive from the toolbar
PC Designate a name and directory for the saved data
CNC Select EDIT mode.
CNC Press SYSTEM key.
CNC Hit softkeys [PARAM], [OPRT], [+], [PUNCH],[EXEC].
(You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen.)
(The CNC will flash OUTPUT on the lower section of the CRT.)

Reading CNC Parameters (CNC <-- PC)

Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.
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Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8


configuration."
Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting for
RS-232 Communication.”
Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows:
PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8
CNC Select MDI mode and press ESTOP
CNC Set PWE to 1.
CNC Press SYSTEM key.
CNC Hit softkeys [PARAM], [OPRT], [+], [READ], [EXEC].
PC Select File Send from the toolbar
PC Designate the name and directory for the file to send
(You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen.)
(The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT.)
CNC Power the CNC off then on to have the new parameters take
effect.

Punching CNC Part Programs (CNC --> PC)

Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.
Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8
configuration."
Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting
for RS-232 Communication.”
Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follow
PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8
PC Select File Receive from the toolbar
PC Designate a name and directory for the saved data
CNC Select EDIT mode.
CNC Press PROG key
CNC To output current program hit softkeys [PRGRM], [OPRT], [+],
[PUNCH],[EXEC]
CNC To output all programs input O-9999 and hit [+],
[PUNCH], [EXEC].
(You will see the program scroll up on the PC screen.)
( The CNC will flash OUTPUT on the lower section of the
CRT.)

Reading CNC Part Programs (CNC <-- PC)

Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.
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Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8


configuration."
Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting
for RS-232 Communication.”
Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows:
PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8
CNC Select EDIT mode and turn program protect key off.
CNC Press PROGRAM key.
CNC Hit softkeys [PRGRM],[OPRT], [+], [READ], [EXEC].
PC Select File Send from the toolbar
PC Designate the name and directory for the file to send
(You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen.)
(The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT.)

Punching PMC Data (CNC --> PC)

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

Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.
Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8
configuration."
PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8
CNC Select MDI mode and press ESTOP
CNC Set PWE to 1.
CNC Go to the PMC side and select I/O.
CNC Select Channel 1 for Port 1 and Channel 2 for Port 2
CNC Set Device to OTHERS.
CNC Set Function to READ.
CNC Press the SPEED softkey
CNC Select 4800 Baud.
CNC Select Parity 0, Stop bits 1.
CNC Press < and EXEC softkeys. (Executing should flash)
PC Select File Send from the toolbar
PC Designate the name and directory for the file to send
(You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen.)
(The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT.)
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Series 15i model A

The series 15i control introduced the capability to use ATA Flash memory cards
for backup and restore operations as well as SRAM memory cards that were
available on the series 15 model A/B. The backup and restore operations are the
same for both the 15i model A and the 15 model A/B controls. For more
information refer to GE Fanuc Manual GFZ-63325 Series 15i/150i Maintenance
Manual

Using the memory card

The table below lists the functions and corresponding memory card types that
can be used. Cards must be of TYPE 1 or 2 as defined in the Personal Computer
Memory Card International Association (PCMCIA) standard, version 2.0 or later,
or the Japan Electronic Industry Development Association (JEIDA) standard,
version 4.1 or later. The format conforms to the DOS FAT file system. The
memory card has a maximum storage capacity of 32M bytes.
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Accessing the Boot System

Insert the SRAM Memory card into the PCMCIA slot in the control rack.

Turn the power on while holding down the page up/down keys

Note: If you are using a 9” small MDI unit, turn the power on while holding down
cursor keys up and down keys instead of the page up/down keys.

SYSTEM DATA SAVE

NOTE: The SYSTEM DATA SAVE screen enables the saving of user files only,
such as PMC ladder files. System files, such as executive software cannot be
saved.

Press a cursor up/down key to choose the desired function.


Position the cursor to a desired function, then press the INPUT/INSERT key.
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The ROM files in flash memory are listed together with the number of
management units (128KB management units) in each file.

Use the cursor keys to position the cursor to the file to be saved to the memory
card. Then, press the INPUT/INSERT key.

The INPUT FILE NAME (CAN: RESET) message appears in the message field.
Enter the name of the desired file on the memory card, then press the
INPUT/INSERT key.

To abandon saving, press the RESET key. To end the processing, position the
cursor to END, then press the INPUT/INSERT key. The main menu appears
again.

SRAM DATA BACKUP

To save a complete image of the data stored in SRAM memory, select FILE
DATA BACKUP from the System Monitor screen (selection 4).
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From the File Data Backup screen, select STORE FILE. To execute batch
restoration, select LOAD FILE. To terminate the processing, select END. To
select the processing, press a cursor key to position the cursor, then press the
INPUT/INSERT key.

When the batch saving or restoration of a file is selected, the size of the system’s
backup RAM is displayed on the screen. To execute the selected processing,
press the INPUT/INSERT key. To cancel the processing, press the CAN key.
(See the detailed description given below.)

NOTE
The backup data is saved to file FILEx.BAK, where x is a value of 1 to 4. The
original data can be saved in up to four files. If a single memory card cannot hold
all the original data, the data can be saved using up to four memory cards.
Existing FILEx.BAK files on a memory card may be overwritten if a file of the
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same name is stored. The names of the files already on the memory card can be
listed in the FILE DIRECTORY field of the SYSTEM DATA LOADING screen.

To execute the batch saving of backup data, perform the following steps:

1. Select the STORE FILE function on the initial screen.

2. When the SET IC CARD NO.1 & HIT INPUT KEY message appears in
the message field, mount the first memory card. Then, press the
INPUT/INSERT key. To cancel the processing, press the RESET key.
The initial screen appears again.

3. While data is being saved, the STORE TO IC–CARD message blinks.


Once saving has been completed, the STORE FILE COMPLETE and
HIT INPUT KEY messages appear in the message field. When the
INPUT/INSERT key is pressed, the initial screen appears again. If the
first memory card cannot hold all the data to be saved, the SET
IC/CARD NO.2 & HIT INPUT KEY message appears in the message
field. Mount the second memory card without turning the power off,
then press the INPUT/INSERT KEY.

4. The backup data can be saved using up to four memory cards by


performing step (3) repeatedly. If four memory cards cannot hold all
the data, the FILE DATA SIZE ERROR and HIT INPUT KEY
messages appear in the message field. When the INPUT INSERT key
is pressed, the initial screen appears again.

NOTE:
Once batch saving starts, requests to replace the memory card are repeated until
all the backup data has been normally saved (using up to four memory cards).
To stop the processing, press the RESET key while the SET IC CARD NO.x &
HIT INPUT KEY message is displayed.

Data is stored on the memory cards under the following file names:

First memory card: FILE1.BAK


Second memory card: FILE2.BAK
Third memory card: FILE3.BAK
Fourth memory card: FILE4.BAK

Note that a file on a memory card can be overwritten. If the specified name of a
file to be saved duplicates that of a file already on the card, the old data will be
overwritten.

To execute the batch restoration of backup data, perform the following steps:
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1. On the initial screen, select the LOAD FILE function.

2. The SET FILE1.BAK & HIT INPUT KEY message appears in the
message field. Mount the first memory card containing FILE1.BAK,
then press the INPUT/INSERT key. To cancel the processing, press
the RESET key. The initial screen appears again.

3. While data is being restored, the LOADING FROM IC–CARD message


blinks. Once data restoration has been completed, the LOAD FILE
COMPLETE and HIT INPUT KEY messages appear in the message
field. When the INPUT/INSERT key is pressed, the initial screen
appears again.

4. Backup data stored using up to four memory cards can be restored by


performing step (3) repeatedly. If all the required data cannot be
restored from all of the four memory cards, the FILE DATA SIZE
ERROR and HIT INPUT KEY messages appear in the message field.
When the INPUT/INSERT key is pressed, the initial screen appears
again.

NOTE:
The function for saving or restoring a file in batch mode of the boot system
assumes that the backup RAM (file SRAM) used for saving and that used for
restoration are of the same size. So, this function should be used in the following
cases:

1. To restore a file when file all clear must be executed (the file SRAM
module is not replaced)

2. To restore a file when the file SRAM module must be replaced and
when the size of the new backup RAM is the same.

If this function is used for any other purpose, such as restoring SRAM into a
module of a different size after an upgrade, file restoration may not be performed
correctly. In the case of a memory upgrade, use the RS-232 option to backup
and restore the control. Similarly, if an error (a RAM parity error, for example) is
found in the contents of the backup RAM during batch saving, file restoration
may not be performed correctly and the RS-232 method must be used.

Using the RS-232 interface

PUNCHING CNC PARAMETERS (CNC --> PC)

Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC
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Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8


configuration."
Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting
for RS-232 Communication.”
Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows:
PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8
PC Select File Receive from the toolbar
PC Designate a name and directory for the saved data
CNC Go into EDIT mode.
CNC Press the <, SERVICE, CHAPTER, PARAMETER, >, PUNCH,
ALL keys.
( The CNC will flash PNCH on the lower portion of the CRT. )
( The PC will display the text and count lines until finished.)

READING CNC PARAMETERS (PC --> CNC)

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

PUNCHING CNC PART PROGRAMS (CNC --> PC)

Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.
Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8
configuration."
Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting
for RS-232 Communication.”
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Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows:


PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8
PC Select File Receive from the toolbar
PC Designate a name and directory for the saved data
CNC Go into EDIT mode.
CNC Press the <, PROGRAM, CHAPTER, TEXT, >, >, PUNCH,
Oxxxx, EXEC keys (where xxxx is the desired program no.).
(The CNC will flash PNCH on the lower portion of the CRT.)
(The PC will display the text and count lines until finished.)

READING CNC PART PROGRAMS (PC --> CNC)

Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.
Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8
configuration."
Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting
for RS-232 Communication.”
Perform the following steps on .the PC and CNC as follows:
PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8
CNC Go into EDIT mode.
CNC Press the <, PROGRAM, CHAPTER, TEXT, >, >, READ, ALL
keys
PC Select File Send from the toolbar
PC Designate the name and directory for the file to send
(You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen.)
(The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT.)

PUNCHING PMC PARAMETERS (CNC --> PC)

Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.
Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8
configuration."
Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows:
PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8
PC Select File Receive from the toolbar
PC Designate a name and directory for the saved data
CNC Press ESTOP.
CNC Press the CNC/PMC button to go into the PMC side
CNC Press PCPRM, KEEPRL and set K17.7 = 1.
CNC Press <, SYSPRM and set PG CHANNEL = 1 (for Port 1) or 2
(for Port 2).
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CNC Press the <, I/O, FDCAS, OUTPUT, PARAM, ADD keys.
(The CNC will flash EXECUTING on the lower portion of the
CRT.)
(The PC will display the text and count lines until finished.)

READING PMC PARAMETERS (PC --> CNC)

Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.
Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8
configuration."
Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows:
PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8
CNC Press ESTOP.
CNC Press the CNC/PMC button to go into the PMC side.
CNC Press PCPRM, KEEPRL and set K17.7 = 1.
CNC Press <, SYSPRM and set PG CHANNEL = 1 (for Port 1) or 2
(for Port 2).
CNC Press <, EDIT, PASWRD, ENAON, <, <, I/O, FDCAS, INPUT,
EXEC keys.
PC Select File Send from the toolbar
PC Designate the name and directory for the file to send
(You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen.)
(The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT.)
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How to Backup and Restore Programs in your CNC


It is not necessary to backup the entire control if only the program data has
changed since the last time the control data was archived. Backing up programs
only is useful for machines on which the program content changes regularly, but
the control data such as parameters, macros, and ladder files stay the same.

Series 0 models A/B/C/D


Use the following procedures if the only data you wish to backup are the
programs that are stored in your CNC.

Using the RS-232 interface

To Transfer Programs from CNC to PC

From the CNC Side, do the following:

1. Select EDIT mode.


2. Select the PROGRAM screen.
3. Depress I/O key.
4. Prepare the PC to receive file (See appropriate section on ProComm
for receiving a file on the PC).
5. To output an individual program, enter the Letter O and the part
program number OR to output all programs enter –9999.

To Transfer Program from PC to CNC

From the CNC side, do the following:

1. Select EDIT mode.


2. Select the PROGRAM screen.
3. Depress I/O softkey.
4. Depress READ softkey.
5. Send file from PC (See appropriate section on ProComm for sending
from PC).

Series 16/18/21 models A/B/C, Powermate models D/H

Use the following procedures if the only data you wish to backup are the programs that
are stored in your CNC.
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Using the RS-232 interface

Punching CNC Part Programs (CNC --> PC)

Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.
Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8
configuration."
Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting
for RS-232 Communication.”
Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follow
PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8
PC Select File Receive from the toolbar
PC Designate a name and directory for the saved data
CNC Select EDIT mode.
CNC Press PROG key
CNC To output current program hit softkeys [PRGRM], [OPRT], [+],
[PUNCH],[EXEC]
CNC To output all programs input O-9999 and hit [+],
[PUNCH], [EXEC].
(You will see the program scroll up on the PC screen.)
( The CNC will flash OUTPUT on the lower section of the
CRT.)

Reading CNC Part Programs (CNC <-- PC)

Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.
Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8
configuration."
Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting
for RS-232 Communication.”
Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows:
PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8
CNC Select EDIT mode and turn program protect key off.
CNC Press PROGRAM key.
CNC Hit softkeys [PRGRM],[OPRT], [+], [READ], [EXEC].
PC Select File Send from the toolbar
PC Designate the name and directory for the file to send
(You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen.)
(The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT.)
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Series 15 models A/B

Use the following procedures if the only data you wish to backup are the
programs that are stored in your CNC.

Using the RS-232 interface

PUNCHING CNC PART PROGRAMS (CNC --> PC)

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

READING CNC PART PROGRAMS (PC --> CNC)

Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.
Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8
configuration."
Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting
for RS-232 Communication.”
Perform the following steps on .the PC and CNC as follows:
PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8
CNC Go into EDIT mode.
CNC Press the <, PROGRAM, CHAPTER, TEXT, >, >, READ, ALL
keys
PC Select File Send from the toolbar
PC Designate the name and directory for the file to send
(You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen.)
(The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT.)
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Series 16i/18i/21i/0i models A/B, Powermate i models D/H

Use the following procedures if the only data you wish to backup are the
programs that are stored in your CNC.

Using the memory card

Programs may be output to the memory card by using the ALL IO screen. In
order to use the memory card to perform these backup and restore functions you
must first ensure that the control is in Edit mode, and that the IO channel on the
settings screen is set to 4.

IO Channel Setting

IO Channel Setting from series 16i-MA control

Navigate to the All IO screen by pressing the SYSTEM key and the right “+” soft
key until the ALL IO selection appears.
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Press the ALL IO soft key and then Press the PRGM softkey
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This will bring you to the screen for selection of the PUNCH (output) or READ
(input) operations.
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To output programs press the PUNCH softkey.


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Type the file name or number of the program file you wish to backup and press F
Name (filename) of O Set (program number) respectively. If –9999 is selected
for the program number, all program files will be output. If Oxxxx, Oyyyy is
designated for the program number, all programs between number xxxx and yyyy
will be output.

Press the EXEC softkey to output the data.

The Program restore or READ operation is accomplished in the same manner


except that READ is selected to input the file form the memory card instead of
PUNCH.

Using the RS-232 interface

Punching CNC Part Programs (CNC --> PC)

Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.
Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8
configuration."
Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting
for RS-232 Communication.”
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Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follow


PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8
PC Select File Receive from the toolbar
PC Designate a name and directory for the saved data
CNC Select EDIT mode.
CNC Press PROG key
CNC To output current program hit softkeys [PRGRM], [OPRT], [+],
[PUNCH],[EXEC]
CNC To output all programs input O-9999 and hit [+],
[PUNCH], [EXEC].
(You will see the program scroll up on the PC screen.)
( The CNC will flash OUTPUT on the lower section of the
CRT.)

Reading CNC Part Programs (CNC <-- PC)

Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.
Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8
configuration."
Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting
for RS-232 Communication.”
Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows:
PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8
CNC Select EDIT mode and turn program protect key off.
CNC Press PROGRAM key.
CNC Hit softkeys [PRGRM],[OPRT], [+], [READ], [EXEC].
PC Select File Send from the toolbar
PC Designate the name and directory for the file to send
(You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen.)
(The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT.)

Series 15i model A

Use the following procedures if the only data you wish to backup are the
programs that are stored in your CNC.

Using the RS-232 interface

PUNCHING CNC PART PROGRAMS (CNC --> PC)


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

READING CNC PART PROGRAMS (PC --> CNC)

Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.
Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8
configuration."
Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting
for RS-232 Communication.”
Perform the following steps on .the PC and CNC as follows:
PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8
CNC Go into EDIT mode.
CNC Press the <, PROGRAM, CHAPTER, TEXT, >, >, READ, ALL
keys
PC Select File Send from the toolbar
PC Designate the name and directory for the file to send
(You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen.)
(The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT.)
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How to Backup and Restore CNC Parameters in your


CNC
After preventative maintenance, service, servo tuning, upgrades, or other
changes to your CNC control that effect the parameter settings you will want to
backup the new parameter settings. While it is suggested that a complete control
backup be performed anytime the control has been serviced, it is possible to
backup only the parameter settings.

Series 0 models A/B/C/D


Use the following procedures if the only data you wish to backup are the
parameters that are stored in your CNC.

Using the RS-232 interface

To Transfer Parameters from CNC to PC

From the CNC side, do the following:

1. Select EDIT mode.


2. Select the PARAMETER menu.
3. Prepare PC to receive the file (See appropriate section on ProComm
for receiving a file on the PC).
4. Hold down EOB key and simultaneously depress OUTPUT START key

NOTE:
Failure to press the EOB key and OUTPUT START will result in an incomplete
parameter file being downloaded.

Transfer Parameters from PC to CNC

From the CNC side, do the following:

1. Set Parameter Write Enable (PWE) to 1.


2. Select EDIT mode.
3. Select the PARAMETER menu.
4. Depress INPUT key.
5. Send the parameter file from the PC (See appropriate section on
ProComm for sending from PC).
6. When the transfer is complete, turn CNC OFF and back ON to use the
new parameter set. Also verify that PWE is set to 0.
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Series 16/18/21 models A/B/C, Powermate models D/H


Use the following procedures if the only data you wish to backup are the
parameters that are stored in your CNC.

Using the RS-232 interface

Punching CNC Parameters (CNC --> PC)

Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.
Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8
configuration."
Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting
for RS-232 Communication.”
Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows:
PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8
PC Select File Receive from the toolbar
PC Designate a name and directory for the saved data
CNC Select EDIT mode.
CNC Press SYSTEM key.
CNC Hit softkeys [PARAM], [OPRT], [+], [PUNCH],[EXEC].
(You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen.)
(The CNC will flash OUTPUT on the lower section of the CRT.)

Reading CNC Parameters (CNC <-- PC)

Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.
Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8
configuration."
Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting for
RS-232 Communication.”
Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows:
PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8
CNC Select MDI mode and press ESTOP
CNC Set PWE to 1.
CNC Press SYSTEM key.
CNC Hit softkeys [PARAM], [OPRT], [+], [READ], [EXEC].
PC Select File Send from the toolbar
PC Designate the name and directory for the file to send
(You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen.)
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(The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT.)
CNC Power the CNC off then on to have the new parameters take
effect.

Series 15 models A/B


Use the following procedures if the only data you wish to backup are the parameters that
are stored in your CNC.

Using the RS-232 interface

PUNCHING CNC PARAMETERS (CNC --> PC)

Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC
Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8
configuration."
Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting
for RS-232 Communication.”
Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows:
PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8
PC Select File Receive from the toolbar
PC Designate a name and directory for the saved data
CNC Go into EDIT mode.
CNC Press the <, SERVICE, CHAPTER, PARAMETER, >, PUNCH,
ALL keys.
( The CNC will flash PNCH on the lower portion of the CRT. )
( The PC will display the text and count lines until finished.)

READING CNC PARAMETERS (PC --> CNC)

Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.
Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8
configuration."
Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting
for RS-232 Communication.”
Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows:
PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8
CNC Go into EDIT mode.
CNC Press ESTOP.
CNC Press the <, SERVICE, CHAPTER, PARAMETER, >, READ,
ALL keys.
PC Select File Send from the toolbar
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PC Designate the name and directory for the file to send


(You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen.)
(The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT.)
CNC Power the CNC off and then on to have the new parameters
take effect.

Series 16i/18i/21i/0i models A/B, Powermate i models D/H


Use the following procedures if the only data you wish to backup are the
parameters that are stored in your CNC.

Using the memory card

Parameters may be output to the memory card by using the all I/O screen. In
order to use the memory card to perform these backup and restore functions you
must first ensure that the control is in Edit mode, and that the IO channel on the
settings screen is set to 4.

IO Channel Setting

IO Channel Setting from series 16i-MA control


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

Press the ALL IO soft key and then Press the PARAM softkey
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This will bring you to the screen for selection of the PUNCH (output) or READ
(input) operations. Select PUNCH to output the parameters.
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Type the file name you wish to designate for the parameter file and press F
Name (filename).

Press the EXEC softkey to output the data.

The Parameter restore or READ operation is accomplished in the same manner


except that READ is selected to input the file form the memory card instead of
PUNCH.

Using the RS-232 interface

Punching CNC Parameters (CNC --> PC)

Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.
Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8
configuration."
Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting
for RS-232 Communication.”
Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows:
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PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8


PC Select File Receive from the toolbar
PC Designate a name and directory for the saved data
CNC Select EDIT mode.
CNC Press SYSTEM key.
CNC Hit softkeys [PARAM], [OPRT], [+], [PUNCH],[EXEC].
(You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen.)
(The CNC will flash OUTPUT on the lower section of the CRT.)

Reading CNC Parameters (CNC <-- PC)

Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.
Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8
configuration."
Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting for
RS-232 Communication.”
Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows:
PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8
CNC Select MDI mode and press ESTOP
CNC Set PWE to 1.
CNC Press SYSTEM key.
CNC Hit softkeys [PARAM], [OPRT], [+], [READ], [EXEC].
PC Select File Send from the toolbar
PC Designate the name and directory for the file to send
(You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen.)
(The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT.)
CNC Power the CNC off then on to have the new parameters take
effect.

Series 15i model A

Use the following procedures if the only data you wish to backup are the
parameters that are stored in your CNC.

Using the RS-232 interface

PUNCHING CNC PARAMETERS (CNC --> PC)


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Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC
Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8
configuration."
Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting
for RS-232 Communication.”
Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows:
PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8
PC Select File Receive from the toolbar
PC Designate a name and directory for the saved data
CNC Go into EDIT mode.
CNC Press the <, SERVICE, CHAPTER, PARAMETER, >, PUNCH,
ALL keys.
( The CNC will flash PNCH on the lower portion of the CRT. )
( The PC will display the text and count lines until finished.)

READING CNC PARAMETERS (PC --> CNC)

Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.
Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8
configuration."
Set up the CNC for communications as per “CNC Parameter Setting
for RS-232 Communication.”
Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows:
PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8
CNC Go into EDIT mode.
CNC Press ESTOP.
CNC Press the <, SERVICE, CHAPTER, PARAMETER, >, READ,
ALL keys.
PC Select File Send from the toolbar
PC Designate the name and directory for the file to send
(You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen.)
(The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT.)
CNC Power the CNC off and then on to have the new parameters
take effect.
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How to Backup and Restore PMC Parameters in your


CNC
After preventative maintenance, service, upgrades, or other changes to your
CNC control that effect the PMC or Ladder parameter settings you will want to
backup the new PMC parameter settings. While it is suggested that a complete
control backup be performed anytime the control has been serviced, it is possible
to backup only the PMC parameters.

Series 16/18/21 models A/B/C, Powermate models D/H

Use the following procedures if the only data you wish to backup are the PMC
parameters that are stored in your CNC.

Using the RS-232 interface

Punching PMC Data (CNC --> PC)

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

Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.
Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8
configuration."
PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8
CNC Select MDI mode and press ESTOP
CNC Set PWE to 1.
CNC Go to the PMC side and select I/O.
CNC Select Channel 1 for Port 1 and Channel 2 for Port 2
CNC Set Device to OTHERS.
CNC Set Function to READ.
CNC Press the SPEED softkey
CNC Select 4800 Baud.
CNC Select Parity 0, Stop bits 1.
CNC Press < and EXEC softkeys. (Executing should flash)
PC Select File Send from the toolbar
PC Designate the name and directory for the file to send
(You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen.)
(The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT.)

Series 15 models A/B

Use the following procedures if the only data you wish to backup are the PMC
parameters that are stored in your CNC.

Using the RS-232 interface

PUNCHING PMC PARAMETERS (CNC --> PC)

Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.
Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8
configuration."
Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows:
PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8
PC Select File Receive from the toolbar
PC Designate a name and directory for the saved data
CNC Press ESTOP.
CNC Press the CNC/PMC button to go into the PMC side
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CNC Press PCPRM, KEEPRL and set K17.7 = 1.


CNC Press <, SYSPRM and set PG CHANNEL = 1 (for Port 1) or 2
(for Port 2).
CNC Press the <, I/O, FDCAS, OUTPUT, PARAM, ADD keys.
(The CNC will flash EXECUTING on the lower portion of the
CRT.)
(The PC will display the text and count lines until finished.)

READING PMC PARAMETERS (PC --> CNC)

Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.
Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8
configuration."
Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows:
PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8
CNC Press ESTOP.
CNC Press the CNC/PMC button to go into the PMC side.
CNC Press PCPRM, KEEPRL and set K17.7 = 1.
CNC Press <, SYSPRM and set PG CHANNEL = 1 (for Port 1) or 2
(for Port 2).
CNC Press <, EDIT, PASWRD, ENAON, <, <, I/O, FDCAS, INPUT,
EXEC keys.
PC Select File Send from the toolbar
PC Designate the name and directory for the file to send
(You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen.)
(The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT.)

Series 16i/18i/21i/0i models A/B, Powermate i models D/H

Use the following procedures if the only data you wish to backup are the PMC
parameters that are stored in your CNC.

Using the memory card

The ladder program may be output to the memory card from the PMC screen
provided that keep relay K17.1 is set. In order to use the memory card to
perform these backup and restore functions you must first ensure that the control
is in Edit mode, and that the IO channel on the settings screen is set to 4.

Navigate to the PMC screen by pressing the SYSTEM key and selecting the
PMC softkey. This should bring you to a screen that resembles the one below.
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Press the I/O softkey.


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Select M-CARD and then press EXEC to output the ladder program to the
memory card.

To restore the ladder program, use the same procedure except select READ for
the FUNCTION line designated on the above screen.

Using the RS-232 interface

Punching PMC Data (CNC --> PC)

Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.
Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8
configuration."
Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows:
PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8
PC Select File Receive from the toolbar
PC Designate a name and directory for the saved data
CNC Select EDIT mode.
CNC Go to the PMC side and select I/O.
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CNC Select Channel 1 for Port 1 and Channel 2 for Port 2.


CNC Set Device to OTHERS
CNC Set Data kind to type desired --- ALL/LADDER/PARAM. Set
Function to WRITE.
CNC Press the SPEED softkey.
CNC Select 4800 Baud (depending on computer setup).
CNC Select Parity 0, Stop bits 1, Write code ASCII.
CNC Press < and EXEC softkeys to initiate download.
(The CNC screen will flash executing and count up until
complete.)

Reading PMC Data (CNC <-- PC)

Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.
Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8
configuration."
PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8
CNC Select MDI mode and press ESTOP
CNC Set PWE to 1.
CNC Go to the PMC side and select I/O.
CNC Select Channel 1 for Port 1 and Channel 2 for Port 2
CNC Set Device to OTHERS.
CNC Set Function to READ.
CNC Press the SPEED softkey
CNC Select 4800 Baud.
CNC Select Parity 0, Stop bits 1.
CNC Press < and EXEC softkeys. (Executing should flash)
PC Select File Send from the toolbar
PC Designate the name and directory for the file to send
(You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen.)
(The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT.)
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Series 15i model A

Use the following procedures if the only data you wish to backup are the PMC
parameters that are stored in your CNC.

Using the RS-232 interface

PUNCHING PMC PARAMETERS (CNC --> PC)

Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.
Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8
configuration."
Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows:
PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8
PC Select File Receive from the toolbar
PC Designate a name and directory for the saved data
CNC Press ESTOP.
CNC Press the CNC/PMC button to go into the PMC side
CNC Press PCPRM, KEEPRL and set K17.7 = 1.
CNC Press <, SYSPRM and set PG CHANNEL = 1 (for Port 1) or 2
(for Port 2).
CNC Press the <, I/O, FDCAS, OUTPUT, PARAM, ADD keys.
(The CNC will flash EXECUTING on the lower portion of the
CRT.)
(The PC will display the text and count lines until finished.)

READING PMC PARAMETERS (PC --> CNC)

Connect the cable to the computer and the serial port on the CNC.
Set up the computer in accordance with "Procomm Plus® Version 4.8
configuration."
Perform the following steps on the PC and CNC as follows:
PC Launch Procomm Plus 4.8
CNC Press ESTOP.
CNC Press the CNC/PMC button to go into the PMC side.
CNC Press PCPRM, KEEPRL and set K17.7 = 1.
CNC Press <, SYSPRM and set PG CHANNEL = 1 (for Port 1) or 2
(for Port 2).
CNC Press <, EDIT, PASWRD, ENAON, <, <, I/O, FDCAS, INPUT,
EXEC keys.
PC Select File Send from the toolbar
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PC Designate the name and directory for the file to send


(You will see the parameters scroll up on the PC screen.)
(The CNC will flash INPUT on the lower section of the CRT.)
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Open Systems Backup and Restore using the Basic


Operation Package (BOP)

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