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    Default problems communicating with brother tc 324 n

    Hi ,

    recently we bought a Brother tc 324 N with brother cnc 630 control .
    We are facing some problems when we try to communicate with this machine using cimco edit 5
    this is a piece of the code we get when we try to output a program that is still in the brothers memory :

    %:NM5276 S;@ -33.700* -85.550* 104.815D50.*A4N-87.6*0.N-175.1*.2N-262.65*.1F2G9*1G3*1*1*5.*0.8*6._0.`3*2*90.*39.e1*6 .*0.*25.f-20.*5.5C100*100G9*2G10*2gij4ku 1 10.00.05 2 7.00.03 14.00.08 3 15.00.03100.00.12 4 12.0

    i have these setiings on the machine :

    connected to : computer
    baud rate : 9600
    parity : none
    stop bit : 1
    character length : 7
    response start time :60
    communication : LINE ( RS/CS)
    DC1 :17
    DC2 :18
    DC3 :19
    DC4 :20
    DR SIGNAL CHECK : yes
    communication end DC3 CODE : No
    output tape feed : yes


    settings are checked on cimco and are the same as these .
    what would i be doing wrong ?

    thanks

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    Is the machine conversational or g-code language? The older machines (pre A00 control) were ordered one way or the other. put up a picture of a program in edit or memory mode or a picture of the keyboard and I can tell you if you don't know.

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    I would check for bad ground (needs to be clean for RS232), hook an oscilloscope on the R/T lines of the RS-232 and make sure pulses are clean referenced to RS-232 ground.

    After that look for crap connections. All connectors should be shiny clean, if covered in dust or anything worse, OH OH

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    Quote Originally Posted by BROTHERFRANK View Post
    Is the machine conversational or g-code language? The older machines (pre A00 control) were ordered one way or the other. put up a picture of a program in edit or memory mode or a picture of the keyboard and I can tell you if you don't know.


    Hi , thanks for your reply ,

    this is my keyboard

    20190326_092850-002-.jpg20190326_092850-002-.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pathogen View Post
    I would check for bad ground (needs to be clean for RS232), hook an oscilloscope on the R/T lines of the RS-232 and make sure pulses are clean referenced to RS-232 ground.

    After that look for crap connections. All connectors should be shiny clean, if covered in dust or anything worse, OH OH

    thanks , i will check that .

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    Quote Originally Posted by VPS BVBA View Post
    Hi , thanks for your reply ,

    this is my keyboard

    20190326_092850-002-.jpg20190326_092850-002-.jpg
    Looks like Conversational to me. RS232 will only be useful to back up programs. No offline editing or CAD/CAM. If you are interested, you should check with your local Brother parts and service support. They may be able to still get the hardware to convert it to G code for you.


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