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Adding EIA to T2 mazatrol

With my FX-17 board, is it possible to back-up and store Mazatrol programs from the T2 control on my desktop computer?
I haven not tried any RS232 with the T2 yet, but would like to back up old programs to free up memory.

The serial port that is connected to the FX17 and has a symbol of a paper tape can transfer EIA/ISO programs to a computer with a standard CNC software that can transfer programs but not a Mazatrol program.
To do that you use the softkey "TAPE"

The serial port that has a symbol for cassette tape and also looks like glasses can be used for transfer any programs with a special software that can handle Mazaks special protocol.
To do that you use the softkey "CMT"
I know there some different software available to do this but if you only need to transfer programs to a PC and you dont need to edit them in any way in the PC I recommend MazView because of the price of $199.

MazView - Mazak Mazatrol file-viewer and communications []
 
The serial port that is connected to the FX17 and has a symbol of a paper tape can transfer EIA/ISO programs to a computer with a standard CNC software that can transfer programs but not a Mazatrol program.
To do that you use the softkey "TAPE"

The serial port that has a symbol for cassette tape and also looks like glasses can be used for transfer any programs with a special software that can handle Mazaks special protocol.
To do that you use the softkey "CMT"
I know there some different software available to do this but if you only need to transfer programs to a PC and you dont need to edit them in any way in the PC I recommend MazView because of the price of $199.

MazView - Mazak Mazatrol file-viewer and communications []

I thought that might be the answer. I will eventually purchase that software for backups of Mazatrol programs.
I have been taking photos of the screen to backup more important programs.
 
Thanks for figuring this one out for the rest of us guys... It looks like I'm in the T2, EIA/ISO club now.

If anyone has a working program they're willing to share (something simple) I'd love to have an example while I set out on this whole CAD/CAM and post-processor journey.

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Note, I bought the MiniPro TL866CS programmer pictured and used the 6.00 software with Fujitsu chips (MBM27C128-25)
The burner is great, easiest one I've used to date. The stickers on the chips are 3M cold-weather aluminum tape.
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Any luck with the T2 post processor yet? i am looking for one to, tried the one linked in Autodesk forum, but that one did not work.
 
Any luck with the T2 post processor yet? i am looking for one to, tried the one linked in Autodesk forum, but that one did not work.

I am working on learning Fusion 360 at the moment. I'm a quick study, and it's fairly similar to SolidWorks, so that's going well.
The coding for the post should be no problem given a few example posts and the EIA/ISO programming manual...
I'll set to work on that no later than mid December if nobody else has tackled it by then.

I don't GP Tech is using his Mazak much right now since he has another machine with a Fanuc that readily accepts G code from fusion.
 
oh, ok, yeah, i tried the standard Fanuc lathe post in fusion, and that worked a little bit better, the machine moved, but in positiv direction on x and y axis, i need it to move negative, guess there is a simple solution in the post processor for that.. have to find out what it could be.
 
I'd planned on modifying a fusion post for it, buy haven't had an opportunity to sneeze let alone play with post processors

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Bumping this old thread,

Does anyone still have the files to burn the EIA/ISO chips for the T2 control? I am interested in getting a chip programmer and burning some to add this feature to my machine! If so how could I go about getting the files that I need to burn?

Thanks,
Nick
 
Thanks for figuring this one out for the rest of us guys... It looks like I'm in the T2, EIA/ISO club now.

If anyone has a working program they're willing to share (something simple) I'd love to have an example while I set out on this whole CAD/CAM and post-processor journey.

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***Edit***
Note, I bought the MiniPro TL866CS programmer pictured and used the 6.00 software with Fujitsu chips (MBM27C128-25)
The burner is great, easiest one I've used to date. The stickers on the chips are 3M cold-weather aluminum tape.
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Hi, Do you have the files for the 6 eeproms? I want to try the same.
Thanks
my email is [email protected]

jolulank
 
Bumping this old thread,

Does anyone still have the files to burn the EIA/ISO chips for the T2 control? I am interested in getting a chip programmer and burning some to add this feature to my machine! If so how could I go about getting the files that I need to burn?

Thanks,
Nick

Hey nick, send me an e-mail I have the same username for yahoo e-mail as I do here... Just add @yahoo.com and I'll send you a zip.


Hi, Do you have the files for the 6 eeproms? I want to try the same.
Thanks
my email is [email protected]

jolulank

Check your e-mail...
 
I have the 884 board does any one have the files for the four chips I need instead of the six chip set?
 
does anyone else have the 884 board with EIA/ISO chip set? Benganboll hasn't sent me any thing yet and it doesn't look like he has been on here in over two months. I hope everything is alright with him.
 
I'm still in need of a Fx884 Board with EIA/ISO chip set. I'm willing to buy one to get these chips if anyone has one for sale.
 








 
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