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We bought a used MPM up3020 screen printer as is. As I power... - Apr 27, 2004 by Kuru  

#28259

MPM screen printer | 27 April, 2004

We bought a used MPM up3020 screen printer as is. As I power up the machine it would not reset. I have check all safety switches, what is my next place to start. Thanks

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#28266

MPM screen printer | 27 April, 2004

Does it need shop air? Are there any moving axes that are at their limit? Any messages on the monitor?

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#28274

MPM screen printer | 27 April, 2004

I have air, It start up and "About to Reset/press next to cont. When I press next nothing happens, if I press anything else "Machine not Reset" comes up. Can the axes be manualy reset? Thanks

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#28275

MPM screen printer | 27 April, 2004

You can call us, we will give you some tech support free. I realize that you may not be in the USA but there is a lot of various reasons why it will not reset. You can call us if you would like 740-344-4260 Harry

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#28315

MPM screen printer | 29 April, 2004

With the machine off, try to move all axes manually away from any limits, i.e.: away from the end of their course. Some machine can't deal with having axes at limit when you turn them on.

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BEC

#28322

MPM screen printer | 29 April, 2004

You may also have a faulty sensor. We have a MPM that had a faulty sensor and caused reset problems

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Jacek

#28377

MPM screen printer | 3 May, 2004

Try to check axis drivers - at the begining should be tactile. When you press RESET look on the screen - is there any change (position send from encoders) ?

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Tobbe

#28379

MPM screen printer | 4 May, 2004

We have had the same problem with an AP27. The cause then was that for some reason the drivers for the mouse was "crappy". So when we pressed the next-button the computer recogniced it as the exit-button. We downloaded new drivers for the logitech mouse and then it worked.

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Mike

#28382

MPM screen printer | 4 May, 2004

You can call MPM technical support at 800-737-8110. They should be able to help.

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Kuru

#28393

MPM screen printer | 4 May, 2004

Your are right my trackball was the problem, Now it resets and error on Tactile sensor. If anyone knows where I could get used parts beside MPM, please let know. Thanks

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fastek

#28399

MPM screen printer | 5 May, 2004

Kuru-

If you have a bad tactile sensor....find out what the part number is and you can order it from MPM. If you don't have the part number, MPM won't help you unless you pay a price to register the machine. You're other solution is to post an ad on SMTNet marketplace looking for that part and someone will respond.

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Kuru

#28593

MPM screen printer | 13 May, 2004

I just installed a used Tactile sensor unit, Now it now reads error "Tactile Sensor sensor never closed". If anyone knows or seen this problem pls help. I have adjusted the flag on the photosensor.The photosensor appear to be functioning but the stepper motor I am not sure.Is there way to check the stepper motor?

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#28601

MPM screen printer | 13 May, 2004

Unplug the tactile sensor and check the switch with an ohm meter. If the tactile sensor switch is good go in one of the drawers in the back of the machine and with the help of your schematics find the opto-module that controls the tactile sensor circuit. See if the opto-module fires on and off as you toggle the switch on the tactile sensor. If the opto-module is not working it is either bad or you have a wiring problem from the tactile sensor to the opto-module board. Those opto-modules go out quite a bit and I'd bet your problem is there.

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#28613

MPM screen printer | 14 May, 2004

My switch is good, I can check the switch and the two photo sensors on the input test screen. They are turning on and off.I can see it no the board too. When I start up I can see Tactile unit come down so I know pneumatics portion is good. I am still geting the "Tactile Sensor sensor never closed" error and doesn't finish reset.Thanks for your help. I am open for more any help. Thanks

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Mr Fix it - MPM

#28671

MPM screen printer | 19 May, 2004

Sounds to me like the driver for the tactile is not working. The tactile has three components to it. The first is the switch, the second is the pneumatic up/down actuator and the third is a small motor in the tactile assembly. The motor has a driver card that is unique to the tactile motor. All the other motors use the same driver. All but the tactile. My money is that it has failed. For gods sake do not swap another driver for the tactile driver. It can/may burn up the tactile motor if you power up and reset.

And sorry to say but since that driver is unique you may have to call MPM for a replacement part.

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Von S

#31102

MPM screen printer | 26 October, 2004

The Tactile Driver old part # is P3746 and MPM changed it to new part # 1012927

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KEN

#31103

MPM screen printer | 26 October, 2004

I just noticed your original post was from April.

I just can't believe anyone would deal with a problem this long and NOT contact the factory. Am I the only one who thinks this way?

(shrugs shoulders)

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Kuru

#31123

MPM screen printer | 28 October, 2004

Hi Ken, With a lots of help from Harry at Value machine sales I have the print working since June. Thanks for checking

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KEN

#31127

MPM screen printer | 28 October, 2004

Great! I have heard good things about value machines. Have fun printing.

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Tony

#36517

MPM screen printer | 6 September, 2005

Does anyone know of a company in the San Jose, CA area that can repair MPM screen printers? I am also having reset/zero problem with my MPM printer.

Thanks in advance.

Regards,

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#36694

MPM screen printer | 17 September, 2005

Hi all contact the guys at ALTUS GROUP these guys are all experts on mpm printers they are all x MPM service engineers they hold a vast stock of spares also I use these guys all the time and are good to deal with

WWW.ALTUSGROUP.BIZ

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#36704

MPM screen printer | 19 September, 2005

When did San Jose move to the UK?

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Rob

#36705

MPM screen printer | 19 September, 2005

Didn't you hear? we're revoking your independence. We left you to your own devices for 229 years & what do you do? you shoot John Lennon, ruin our language & send us McDonalds. Thanks!

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#36706

MPM screen printer | 19 September, 2005

wow....he's bloody right........

later,........i mean.......cheers...hahaha

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#36707

MPM screen printer | 19 September, 2005

Not to mention save your butt twice?

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Rob

#36715

MPM screen printer | 20 September, 2005

Yes, and you ruined all that good work by sending us Billy Ray Cyrus.

(Don't think we aren't greatful that we're wearing levi's instead of lederhosen - it's never particularly warm over here!)

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pr

#36718

MPM screen printer | 20 September, 2005

we had to send him somewhere!

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#36721

MPM screen printer | 20 September, 2005

Look, he left his mark, OK? I still see at least one mullet a day. :(

By the way, thanks loads for Dame Edna.

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Don

#36769

MPM screen printer | 21 September, 2005

Steve,

Dame Edna is from Australia... but keep it quiet, we don't need the exposure! :O)

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Rob

#36775

MPM screen printer | 22 September, 2005

....and don't mention the cricket....

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johnw

#36783

MPM screen printer | 22 September, 2005

Geeze never thought all you guys cared about us Europeans so much We only come here to help you guys out lol

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???

#36784

MPM screen printer | 22 September, 2005

If you want to help us out.....go straighten out the french!!!

chow

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