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#65235

ap25 hie | 15 October, 2011

Hi

Does anyone have a calibration manual for a MPM AP25-Hie ? Have noticed recently that we have a slight mismatch between board and stencil when printing. I have the user manual but we didn't get calibration when we bought this machine

Thanks Nic

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#65236

ap25 hie | 17 October, 2011

Do you have cal. fixture(s)? If not, one 1/2 baked way to get yourself closer quickly is to go into your programs and write down your x/y offsets that you've gained during vision offsets while in production. Compare them - hopefully they are very similar from one program to the next. Go into machine config. files and change the x/y offset in the correct file to an average of these #'s.

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#65237

ap25 hie | 17 October, 2011

Hi

Thanks for the reply, which files contain this info ?

I've searched around in the filesystem and can't find them

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#65238

ap25 hie | 17 October, 2011

DOS or Windows NT?

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#65239

ap25 hie | 17 October, 2011

DOS

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#65240

ap25 hie | 18 October, 2011

We converted all ours to NT so it's been a long time since I did config changes in DOS. Here's what I think I remember from when we had DOS O/S: Exit to DOS and type CD CONFIG in the command line. You should get a full list of configuration settings that you can look through until you see the x/y/z offsets. If that command doesn't work, try some variations of this command or hopefully someone else here can jump in and help you.

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#65242

ap25 hie | 18 October, 2011

Hi

Thanks for the info, I'll try that. Can you tell me more about the NT conversion ? Our operators sometimes struggle with doing backups and such on the dos system

Thanks

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#65243

ap25 hie | 18 October, 2011

Yea, it's tough and takes 25 disks. Not sure if there's a better way. As for NT, we bought NT upgrade packages from Speedline for all three of our AP25's. The backup is then done on a CD burner. I can't remember the cost of it all. However, be aware the Speedline will no longer support these machines very soon (if it has not happended already?). So, you might want to see #1 if it is even still available from them and #2 would it have any cost benefit for you as the support will start dwindling for parts, etc and you will be maybe looking at other machine(s) before too long that will give you more updated operating system.

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