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GSM1 Won't Zero

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GEB

#40407

GSM1 Won't Zero | 14 March, 2006

Hi,

I have a 1995 Universal GSM which won't zero its axis, so can't run. It crashed last night after displaying a "swapper.dat" file being full. I have restarted and checked the available space on the hard-drive - it has over 50% freespace. After startup I have clicked zero axis, pressed the start button to lock the doors, but they don't bolt shut. There is no error message, it just does nothing. They don't bolt after loading a program and attempt to run a product either.

Has anyone experienced this problem and have any ideas how to fix it? Please help!

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#40409

GSM1 Won't Zero | 14 March, 2006

You can try swapping cards 10 and 11 in your "General Purpose I/O Chassis", which is the front center panel of the machine. Make sure you change the jumper configurations before you swap them. If the interlocks start working, but your beacon lights quit working, the card is the problem. You should probably contact UIC tech support though. They are very good at helping with problems over the phone. Please let us know what you did to resolve the issue.

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#40410

GSM1 Won't Zero | 14 March, 2006

Dude:

First, go to the input/output screen and make sure they fire manually, just to be sure they're functional. One other thing to look for is, make sure those magnetic sensors on the doors are perfectly lined up with the ones on the machine. Even a little bit of "play" will cause this condition. Take a look at the sensors themselves too. Once in a while they'll go bad on you. Hope this helps.

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#40416

GSM1 Won't Zero | 14 March, 2006

Yeah, definitely do what BillyD said before you go any further.

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GEB

#40434

GSM1 Won't Zero | 15 March, 2006

*** New related Question*** Thank you for your suggestions. Unfortunately it is still not working though. I have noticed at the top of the "General Purpose I/O Chassis" that a red LED next to PCB location 0 is permanently on. But this is not on on our other machine.

Also in the I/O section of the machine when I view inputs the "E-STOP 1103" is permanently ticked whether stop buttons are on or off. this does not happen on the working machine. More help please? ****************

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PWH

#40439

GSM1 Won't Zero | 15 March, 2006

I'm very far from an OS2 master but sounds like you need more RAM? Might help to get rid of files you don't need like segment repairs. They are in C:/USOS/PRODUCT/SEGREP. Also, it's possible that "MinFree" is set so that you have filled up your specified swapper.dat file space. Swapper.dat file will grow until it reaches a value that is set in MinFree in OS2. Hopefully you have an OS2 person in house to help.

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GEB

#40444

GSM1 Won't Zero | 15 March, 2006

Thanks for your help. We took a copy of the complete hard drive (ghost) in August last year when it was operating correctly. We have replaced this hard drive with ghost, but have the same problem. So we think it must be a hardware problem.

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#40456

GSM1 Won't Zero | 15 March, 2006

The PILZ card, which is in the AC chassis, governs the safety circuit. Check for 24VAC going into the PILZ and 24VDC coming out.

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GEB

#40496

GSM1 Won't Zero | 17 March, 2006

Thanks for your help Pitbull, this seems to have resolved our problem. Thank you!

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#40507

GSM1 Won't Zero | 17 March, 2006

No problem.

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