another day another invaild character in the eia block

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another day another invaild character in the eia block

Postby Thomas strembitsky » Tue, Feb 28 2017, 11:23AM

still having this issue occasionally when I hit cycle start after loading a job and go through the prompts the machine stalls out on a invalid character in the eia block during the tool change im attached a screen shot with the plc info

invaild character in eia block at start of job.PNG
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6400 @ 2.70GHz 8.00 GB RAM
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CS43 cnc

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Re: another day another invaild character in the eia block

Postby Clint Buechlein » Tue, Feb 28 2017, 1:30PM

Thomas,

What version of THM are you on? First suggestion is to go to Control Options, Communications, and Check for Updates. Current version is 9.2.2. If you don't have internet connection at machine you can go here http://www.thermwood.com/updates_qcore.htm, download it onto a flash drive and move it to the machine.

There's a possibility its something going on in the PLC and it is updated with the machine update.

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Re: another day another invaild character in the eia block

Postby Thomas strembitsky » Tue, Feb 28 2017, 1:46PM

we are running the current version already. the only issue is I have a hard time replicating this
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6400 @ 2.70GHz 8.00 GB RAM
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Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
http://www.trueform.ca
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Re: another day another invaild character in the eia block

Postby Clint Buechlein » Thu, Mar 02 2017, 2:28PM

Thomas,

With the latest version installed, most likely the PLC was replaced with the install. The hardest part is finding a repeatable situation. And as you said its difficult to replicate the issue. If you can (and I know it will be hard) keep track of steps in the back of your mind as you are doing it. Sometimes its not even keeping track of steps, its just being entirely there while doing it, rather than doing it by habit. It could be anything from how you start a program to cancelling to do something else to come back to it.


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Re: another day another invaild character in the eia block

Postby Thomas strembitsky » Thu, Mar 02 2017, 4:56PM

okay ill keep this in mind
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6400 @ 2.70GHz 8.00 GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
http://www.trueform.ca
CS43 cnc


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