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Universal Axial Model 6287A communication

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#79891

Universal Axial Model 6287A communication | 5 March, 2018

Hello All We have a Universal Model 6287A that is estimated to be about 25 years old. It has run fine for most of it's life but recently has stopped communicating with it's host computer, whenever any commands were attempted to be sent to the machine, the display on the host computer would be the first letter of the command followed by a question mark then the ampersand sign. You could put numbers in sequence up to 7 and as soon as you hit 8 the display would revert to the question mark or ampersand sign. When the machine would be un palmed and the interlock button pressed the machine's table would travel all the way to the right then stop. After going through one procedure outlined from the Universal Knowledge Base, Case#IM-KB-00113, and ensured that we had a good ground between the machine and PC,, we were checking connections to the J-11 board and then checked the voltage on the 3.6 volt batteries on both boards and the one on the Serial Expansion Board was only reading 1.5 volts, basically dead. We put a battery pack together that read 3.1 volts and wired it to the dead one but the host computer would still not communicate. The only thing that changed is that when the machine would be un palmed and the interlock satisfied, the table would not move to the right, but the machine would not zero either. My guess is that when that battery failed the controllers exec was lost. There is an exec file in the host computer and when we tried to load it with our battery pack wired in, it would not load. They have also tried swapping out the Pc Cd, card,(the one with the run/halt switch on it), to no avail. They have ordered replacement batteries for the J-11, (I was only at that plant working on other equipment and only had a couple hours to trouble shoot the axial before going back to my own plant) Any suggestions for anything else to look at would be appreciated, Thank you.

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#79898

Universal Axial Model 6287A communication | 5 March, 2018

Without a known good Executive and a known good battery and a known good Comm cable, card swapping / exchange is probably not going to be helpful yet. I might have an Executive you can try, I'll try sending you an e-mail.

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#79905

Universal Axial Model 6287A communication | 6 March, 2018

If you have the @? you have communication to the controller. If you send me the exec I can tell you if it's the right one. After that take the old battery out and put the one in that reads 3.1. It's probably ok just needs a charge. Once you get a good exec and make sure the settings to load it are ok you should be ok.

We also have a new windows com program to replace the PPU.

Don

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#79906

Universal Axial Model 6287A communication | 6 March, 2018

Thanks Don, I will pass this info on to the Maintenance department at the plant where this machine is located. I did see an exec stored in the machine's host computer while it was there, it was under a UIC filename of BC237A. They have new 3.6 volt NiCad batteries on order to install in their J11 before trying a transfer.

Dave

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#79990

Universal Axial Model 6287A communication | 17 March, 2018

Hi . When you reload the exe file to machine you must configurate the system by type sys in terminal and define some parametrs

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#79993

Universal Axial Model 6287A communication | 17 March, 2018

Hi Don is it possible that you send me this windows com program ,I would like to upgrade my old dos ppu.

Thanks.

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#80034

Universal Axial Model 6287A communication | 21 March, 2018

Can you send me your contact information and we can discuss further.

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#80088

Universal Axial Model 6287A communication | 27 March, 2018

That WINDOWS software that Don has makes it so much easier to work on, and run the machine.

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#80102

Universal Axial Model 6287A communication | 28 March, 2018

Hi Don sorry for delay . My contact is email: alen.ebner@siol.net

Best Regards. Alen

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