Installing New Memory Boards

Installing New Memory Boards

Posted by David de Caussin on Dec 23rd 2019

MEMORY UPGRADE FOR FADAL MACHINES - INSTALL PROCEDURE

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The installation of a Fadal memory expansion is a simple procedure when following the enclosed instructions.

STEP 1 – RECORD ALL PARAMETERS IN THE CNC CONTROL.

Use the below form to record your current parameters settings BEFORE installing the new memory board. 

At the CNC prompt ENTER NEXT COMMAND. Enter the command SETP to display the parameter tables and record each setting. After installing the memory board you will need to reenter all the CNC parameters.

STEP 2 – INSTALL MEMORY EXPANSION BOARD.

Power OFF the machine, remove the 1400 CPU board and attach the expanded memory board.

STEP 3 – CLEAR AND FORMAT THE MEMORY.

Power ON the machine.

Enter CNC Diagnostics – Enter the command DI then type G03000 Note: use zero not the letter O Select ZERO MEMORY

Select Y (to lose all programs) Power Off CNC, wait 10 seconds.

Power ON

Reinitialize the memory for the CNC format:

At ENTER NEXT COMMAND

Enter command RI Y

Y Y

(control restarts)

AT ENTER NEXT COMMAND

Enter SETTO command to set the current tool in the tool turret as number 1 Enter BL command and set original blacklash values

Enter SETP and set all parameter values to the recorded values from the work sheet in step 1. Press MANUAL to exit parameter menu

Power OFF the CNC and restore power after 10 seconds.

STEP 4 – TESTING THE MEMORY.

AT ENTER NEXT COMMAND

Enter DT command - All values should be zero

Enter the ME command to verify the new memory capacity.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The machine is ready to run. Caution needs to be taken since the CNC parameters have been changed and the possibility of incorrectly setting a parameter could affect the machines operation. It is recommend that you “Dry-Run” the machine and verify correct operation of the machine before machining parts.

If you have any questions, call us at 888-949-2939 Ex 2 or email support@nxgencnc.com.