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    FIDIA C CLASSSTART UP MANUALMDO1439Edition June 2003V3.2 SW Release

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    The descriptions, examples and illustrations contained in this manual provide a general indication only of the use and programming of the FIDIA Numerical Controls.For the information contained in this manual to be used correctly, a knowledge is required of both the basic operating modes of the Fi...

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    FIDIA MDO1439 3TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION AND USER‘S GUIDE ............................................................................................ 5INTRODUCTION .................................................................................................................................

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    4 MDO1439 FIDIAINSTALLING CNC SOFTWARE.................................................................................................... 29LOADING THE CNC SOFTWARE ................................................................................................ 30REMOTE USER INTERFACE..............

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    FIDIA MDO1439 5INTRODUCTION AND USER‘S GUIDEThe purpose of this manual is to provide a guide for executing preliminary operations when the FIDIA numerical control is off or when the HELP Hypertext furnished with each FIDIA numerical control cannot be accessed.Therefore we recommend users to adh...

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    6 MDO1439 FIDIAINTRODUCTIONThe drawings and mechanical diagrams in the manual refer to the C Class Numerical Controls.Whenever reference is made to a pushbutton panel, it refers to the FIDIA pushbutton panel.For confi gurations where the pushbutton panel is supplied by the machine tool manufact...

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    FIDIA MDO1439 7C2 NUMERICAL CONTROLThis consists of two modules: the command module and the interface module. The command module is the one the operator works on and is similar to the C1 module, so please refer to the description of the C1 module for additional information. The interface module...

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    1238 MDO1439 FIDIAHARD DISKThe iPC hard disk consists of two partitions: Primary partition C, for the Windows operating system and application software only. Secondary partition D, available for the user to insert his data (data should not be inserted in the primary partition). DESCRIPTION OF THE...

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    FIDIA MDO1439 9The door at the rear of the control module is fi tted with a lock and should be kept closed during normal operation.DISMANTLING, TRANSPORT AND DEMOLITIONThis section describes the operations required for dismantling and transporting the FIDIA CNC when it is necessary to move or de...

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    10 MDO1439 FIDIACase 2 :NC consisting of the Workstation onlyWorkstation Unscrew the M4 nuts (see A and B in the fi gure) holding the Workstation to the structure it is mounted on. These can be accessed from the back.THE WORKSTATION MUST BE PROPPED UP IN THE FRONT TO PREVENT IT FROM FALLING Rem...

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    FIDIA MDO1439 11Screws involved in the dismantling operationC2 COMMAND MODULE DISMANTLINGBefore disassembling, power to the machine tool must be turned off and external connection cables on the command module must be disconnected (do not disconnect any connection cables inside the command module)...

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    12 MDO1439 FIDIACase 1 : Chassis for holding the terminal fastened to a movable arm or to a support carriageChassis for holding the terminal Unscrew the screws holding the chassis to the arm or carriageTHE CHASSIS MUST BE MANUALLY SUPPORTED (USING THE HANDLES) TO PREVENT IT FROM FALLING Slip the ...

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    FIDIA MDO1439 13Case 2: Command module consisting of a console onlyConsole Unscrew the M4 nuts (see A in the fi gure) holding the console to the structure it is mounted on. These can be accessed from the back.THE CONSOLE MUST BE PROPPED UP IN THE FRONT TO PREVENT IT FROM FALLING Remove the cons...

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    14 MDO1439 FIDIAScrews involved in the dismantling operationDISMANTLING THE C10 ANDC20 COMMAND MODULE Before disassembling, power to the machine tool must be turned off and external connection cables on the command module must be disconnected (do not disconnect any connection cables inside the co...

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    FIDIA MDO1439 15Case 1 : Chassis for holding the terminal fastened to a movable arm or to a support carriageChassis for holding the terminal Unscrew the screws holding the chassis to the arm or carriageTHE CHASSIS MUST BE MANUALLY SUPPORTED (USING THE HANDLES) TO PREVENT IT FROM FALLING· Disasse...

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    16 MDO1439 FIDIACase 2 : Command module consisting of a console onlyThe console consists of several separate elements: monitor, pushbutton panel and keyboard.Command module and screws for disassembling Disconnect the cables connecting the various elements to each other and externally· Unscrew t...

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    FIDIA MDO1439 17 Interface module to the machine tool PACKINGThe NC must be packed, boxed and placed on a platform separately.Each NC requires its own specifi c packaging and container.It is recommended that the original packaging and containers be kept for eventual re-use.TRANSPORTThe NC once b...

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    18 MDO1439 FIDIASWITCHING ON AND OFF PROCEDURE FOR SWITCHING ON Provide voltage to the machine tool electrical cabinet using the appropriate switch. Wait until Windows is started up. The command interface of the CNC will automatically be started up.RESTARTING THE USER INTERFACEThe user interface ...

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    FIDIA MDO1439 19Procedure for saving data using the DP SAVE command: Enter the CNC context by selecting the CNC vertical soft key; Press the DP SAVE horizontal soft key; A page is opened containing the DP SAVE command; execute the command by pressing the ENTER key or by clicking on the command bu...

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    20 MDO1439 FIDIALayout of the Fidia Use’s InterfaceReducing to an icon:Select Minimize from File MenuRestoring the window from an icon:Click the left button of the mouse on the corresponding icon located in the Windows application bar.REQUISITES FOR USING WINDOWSFor the purposes of this manual,...

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    FIDIA MDO1439 21A new LOGFILE.CNC fi le is created at the start of a new week; the previous week‘s fi le is renamed LOGFILE.OLD.The previous LOGFILE.OLD fi le (containing messages from two weeks before)is automatically deleted or renamed in LOGFILE.nnn, where nnn is a progressive number (0...

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    22 MDO1439 FIDIATO FIND HELP INFORMATION USING THE SUMMARYClick on the Summary card to display the topics grouped in logical order, then follow the instructions that appear on the screen: Click on a “book”, then select Open to open it. Repeat the operation until the desired topic has been fo...

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    FIDIA MDO1439 23MEASUREMENT CYCLES - USER‘S MANUAL- measuring cycles with analog tracer- measuring cycles with touch trigger probe- programming- recording the data measuredLASER DEVICES - USER’S MANUAL- tool measuring- TMSR100 deviceISOGRAPH LANGUAGE - PROGRAMMING MANUAL- using the editor and...

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    24 MDO1439 FIDIACOMMANDS, MENUS, SOFT KEYSCommands are issued via menus and soft keys.The soft keys are the keys displayed around the screen. They can have different meaning according to the environment to which are connected the commands.Executing an operation via the menu:Selection using the mo...

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    FIDIA MDO1439 25Usually, differences of the following nature can be found: some soft-keys have a different name and/or location some parameters/commands/soft-keys are not available since the system does not have the relative options some video pages have different contents and/or locationsCHOICE ...

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    26 MDO1439 FIDIAOn releasing the keys, the LED of the Num-Lock or Caps-Lock key fl ashes briefl y to indicate that the console is active.If the switch cannot be carried out, the previously selected console remains active and the LED of the corresponding key fl ashes to indicate that the consol...

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    FIDIA MDO1439 27INSTALLING SOFTWARE COMPONENTSThis chapter describes the procedures for reinstalling and loading the various software components required for operating the FIDIA Numerical Control: Windows Operating System FIDIA software applications for iPC CNC management softwareWARNINGThe softw...

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    28 MDO1439 FIDIA Insert the CNC RESTORE CD #2/2, when requested. When the restore operation is complete, re-start the PC. Reset the original BOOT sequence.INSTALLING AND UPDATING FIDIA SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS FOR THE iPCThe FIDIA UTILITY CD ROM contains software versions installed on the iPC. Proc...

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    FIDIA MDO1439 29INSTALLING CNC SOFTWAREInstallation should be repeated when the CNC software has deteriorated (on the hard disk), or when it needs to be updated. An automatic installation procedure is run that depends on how the software is supplied.CNC software supplied on FIDIA UTILITY CD-ROMPr...

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    30 MDO1439 FIDIALOADING THE CNC SOFTWAREThe CNC software is installed in our laboratories. Proceed as follows if it becomes necessary to reload it: Close the CNC command interface by selecting EXIT from the File Menu From the Windows application bar: Click on the START button, select PROGRAMS, s...

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    FIDIA MDO1439 31REMOTE USER INTERFACEIt is possible to use user interfaces from different CNCs (i.e. interfaces from different machines) on the same PC. The PC must be connected to the remote CNCs according to the TCPIP protocol. Up to three remote user interfaces can be managed.When installing s...

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    32 MDO1439 FIDIAFAPIPING TEST PROGRAMThis is an instrument available to the technician who is the expert in communication problems.This is started by running the FAPIPING.EXE executable fi le, that is located in the \FIDIA\WS directory. Initially no window is displayed, but only an icon in the f...

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    FIDIA MDO1439 33CHECKSUM OF BLOCKChecksum of the block is used for controlling the validity of the part-program, i.e. it is not corrupted while transmitting. When errors are detected, the CNC stops execution, otherwise the axes would move into an incorrect position that could be dangerous.Checksu...

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