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Anilam 1100m Lag Over Max Fix and other Anilam 1100 errors not covered in manual


Mar 31, 2016
Long time lurker, first time poster. Typically I lurk when I can't get answers over on weldingweb.

Id like to share with the community how to fix / how I fixed the lag over max error and some of the possible physical problems that can cause it.
Before I continue, I have to give credit where credit is due.

Jonathan Bass
Electronics Repair Specialist
H&W Machine Repair and Rebuilding Inc.

This guy is the best. Went above and beyond to help me get this old machine up and running. The entire crew at H&W are top notch. Jonathan provided the documents I have attached to this thread.

On to the fun.

Warning: I am not a licensed anything. I am not a lawyer. What you are about to do is dangerous. By reading this, you and no one but YOU is liable for your safety. Your mileage may vary. May contain traces of tree nuts. No baby seals were harmed in the making of this thread.


1.) Make sure your machine is plugged into a dedicated 30amp (min) 120v service.

2.) Check to make sure your table X and Y is not stuck, binding, or otherwise overly hard to move.


1.) If your machine has a MANUAL / AUTOMATIC switch on it, flip the switch. My switch, located on the back of the cabinet, had been bumped in the moving process when I purchased my machine. No matter what I did, I would get the LAG OVER MAX error. I flipped the switch and we were in business. (This was my first problem)

2.) IF your machine still runs the AT style power supply, make sure the switch is on and the motherboard is getting power.

3.) Physically push the limit switches and make sure they throw an error.

4.) Check all Amphenol style connections for corrosion, moisture, tightness, pushed back pins, missing pins, or broken pins.

5.) Make sure the small watch battery on the motherboard is fresh and new.

6.) If your machine controls an automatic oiler, either remove it, disable it, or find out if it is 100% working properly and reporting to the CNC system the correct parameters.


This is where things start getting deeper into the system. If you follow the directions EXACTLY, you'll be fine. Remember, you're dealing with high voltage here in some parts of the cabinet.

1.) Make sure your internal power supply is putting out the required voltages. Also make sure that the power supply is a minimum 400 watt. If you can not find the AT style power supply, buy an ATX power supply and get an AT to ATX adapter. Take a 10 amp blade fuse and connect the switched power leads together.

2.) Make sure the big blue capacitor is showing 170 or more output volts while under power.

3.) If you have performed everything above, see the two attached documents. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS EXACTLY. Take your time, be cautions, and you'll be fine.


1.) If for some reason you get the LAG OVER MAX ERROR fixed, but the servos creep, make sure your No Motion Gain Table - Setup screen is exactly as follows (for X & Y systems. I do not have Z control or Z servo):

1. Kp X 10 Y 10 Z 0 U 10
2. Ki X 10 Y 10 Z 0 U 10
3. Kd X 0 Y 0 Z 0 U 0
4. II X 1 Y 1 Z 0 U 1

2.) If the X or Y servos continue to creep without being commanded to do so, run the Tuning Procedure attached to this thread.


If you try to run the diagnostic disk, and you get a "Divide Error" it's because the main software is a later version than the Diagnostic Software. The two must match in order to be used. At one time there was a download page out in the world to get the Diagnostic Disk. If anyone can share this, Im sure many of us would be grateful.

PROG. CONTROLLER is disabled Error

If you get this error while in AUTO mode, and can't get your program to work, try making the machine start off with a modal move first - to any where really. Then it should run just fine. Not sure why this works, but it does.


While machining a few parts this weekend, I had a few crashes due to X deciding that it was 18,000 inches off where it needed to be, and that an instant rapid was the best way to get to where it needed to be. Cutters and materials don't like that. Turns out these machines really do not like power surges, or even blips in power service. We had a major windstorm come through this weekend while I was trying to machine. After the storm, I ran several parts without problems. If any one else has any ideas why the machine would randomly lose its mind and run wild, Im all ears.

If any one has any comments, corrections, or other notes they'd like to throw in, please let me know. Thanks again to the community for letting me be here.

Edit: I can't attach the files so I used a file hosting service. If it doesn't work, let me know.

PDF Link for Anilam 1100m Balance http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=49839561057056340692
PDF Link for Anilam 1100m Signal http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=74710293717090855143
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