a little help from the old school guys.
I have an Agie that stopped reading tapes. I have swapped the reader with one that i know is working and am getting the same alarm (alarm 10, reading error). I also checked the fuse on the main board for the reader and reel movements and it is good. The reels do advance the tape but it will not read. any ideas on how to troubleshoot this problem?
thanks in advance for any help.
so after a little more digging, the tape reader is fine. there is a little board under thr power supply that has 3 fuses and 3 led's. I am checking power at the reader and i get the 5 v dc across pin 2 and 3. i am supposed to have 24 v dc across pin 1 and 4. it is not there. the top fuse on that little board keeps popping. I think the 24v is for the sprocket on the tape reader. even if I pull the wires to the reader the fuse still pops. this is an old agie 700. anyone out there have any idea? help!
sometimes old machines are no fun.
The best advice I can give you is to call Tom Truty over at TechStar (815-675-1822) or Ron Crook from EDM Support (630-235-6667). These guys'll get you going, if you haven't already fixed it!
I did get in touch with Techstar. Great guys with a lot of knowledge. It was a bad power supply board. I sent it top them and had it back the next day. I highly recommend them for help with the old agies.
Originally Posted by Dan Fox
thanks for the advice
Your prolly happy with what you have but thought I would chunk this out there any way.
We had an LeBlond tapeturn were I worked once.It had issues with the reader and what they did was found an interface that wired right into the reader head and ran off a cheapO PC.
You programed and ran it right from the PC setting on top of the old reader head cabinet,not sure but I think it was a DOS based system (20+ years ago).
I worked great and was not expensive at all.All I could program was simple X and Z moves with G00 and G01,no canned cycles but they didn't work before so I think it wasn't that the PC system couldn't do it but rather the machine itself was screwed.I remember the HUDGE control cabinet for the reader looked like a rats nest in the back from the in house service guy hacking on it for years.
Was nice not having to deal with boxes of tapes to find a program in for sure.Simply go to directory on the PC,load program,cycle start.
Some one here prolly knows what I am talking about and would have better info.