I've a 15m controller that seems not to like the cable I've made using
the various diagrams I've found on the web (about 4 different kinds).
I've even used the one that is published in the manuals with no
success. I know this control did, at one time, accept programs via
the RS-232 port but then it was put into storage for a couple of
Now, I can't seem to get it to accept a program or for that matter,
communicate with a PC. I'm using HyperTermial from XP. Before when
it communicating, they were using a DOS based program. Computer and
cable were "misplaced" somewhere along the line.
I thought that if someone had a proven good cable, I could then go on
to look at what other problems I might have.
Does anyone have one for purchase? Paypal is prefered for payment.
No, I have not. I have a listing of the 5000 series parameter but
don't know if they're correct for the machine. The listings I have
5001 1 1
5002 2 2
5003 3 3
5010 5 4
5111 2 2
5112 9 9 <-baud rate$00
5120 4 4
5121 2 2
5122 9 9 <-baud rate$00
5130 4 4
5131 2 2
5132 9 9 <-baud rate$00
As you can see, 5010 is either a 5 or a 4 and I don't know what the
differences are. I have not checked the paramters closely yet but do
know that they are different from either set above. Tomorrow, I will
post the parmeters from the machine.
If the machine has been under power or on battery during storage, how
does the parameters change?
On Mon, 20 Jun 2011 14:24:36 -0700, "PrecisionmachinisT"
They should not have changed unless someone has changed them IIRC even if
the power goes out as pretty sure that series used bubble memory and so has
--just saying it's a possibility...
Sorry I don't have a parameter list for that controller as mine are the 3T
and 6M series.
I just went through this myself yet again (just today in fact)
--FWIW, apparently, some fanucs won't read unless you key in a program
number before pressing the "read" button...
Also, cable diagrams can be confusing these days since most computers now
use a 9 pin connector whereas on older ones both ends were db25
Anyways, on the machine end ( 25 pin ) I ended up jumpering 4 and 5 together
and also jumpering 6, 8 and 20 together.
On the PC end, no jumpers at all...
Pin 2 goes to 2 and pin 3 goes to 3
_Pin 5 of the 9 pin connecter goes to pin 7 of the 25 pin_
This cable now seems to be working fine for both fanuc 6 as well as Fadal
but as usual, your mileage could vary...
On Thu, 23 Jun 2011 12:47:01 -0700, "PrecisionmachinisT"
OK; here we go. Fanuc M15a that I still can't get to communicate.
Checked port and cable with loop back and both are fine.
Built a cable like the one in Fanucs manual; machine DB25 to computer
DB9; 2-2, 3-3, 7-5, 4 shorted to 5 machine side, 6,8 and 20 shorted
machine side, 7 shorted to 8 computer side, 1,4 and 6 shorted computer
parameter 0000 is 00001010
parameter 5000 is 00000000
parameter 5001 is RS232c1 dvcslct 1
parameter 5002 is RS232c2 2
parameter 5003 is RS232c3 0
parameter 5011 is 0
parameter 5001 is rs422 0
parameter 5050-5054 are all 0
parameter 5110 is dvc1 1: dvc type 3
parameter 5111 2: stop bit 1
parameter 5112 1: baud rate 11
parameter 5120 is dvc2 1: dvc type 3
parameter 5121 2: stop bit 1
parameter 5122 1: baud rate 11
parameter 5130 is dvc3 1: dvc type 0
parameter 5131 2: stop bit 0
parameter 5132 1: baud rate 0
parameter 5110 is dvc4 1: dvc type 1
parameter 5111 2: stop bit 2
parameter 5112 1: baud rate 10
parameter 8000 is 00000000
Now according to the manual, I should be able to set the memory
protect to "off" and using the soft keys enter "program", "program",
"program", right shift, "read", "(prog#)", program number (in this
case 7111) and then the "exec" key to start to take the serial
Move to the computer; start a upload to the controller using ASCII,
9600 baud, 7 bits, Even, 2 stop bits with software flow control on.
All by the book, as far as I can teil. However, the control sets at
read and never shows input nor does the computer show a valid
Could someone please tell what I'm doing wrong or suggest a way to get
out of this box I'm in?
On Wed, 29 Jun 2011 20:15:49 +0000 (UTC), "Kelly D. Grills"
Primarily was just getting the right cable but D Blank of
Debco Machinery in La Mirada, Ca. @ www dot debcomachinery dot com
sent me manuals and a program that allowed me to do some settings in
The cable you describe 4-5 6-8-20 will work forget the cable .
I use it everyday.
I offered you a program that I use everyday and know that works and
you didnt want it.
I suggest you try it....it works
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