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    Kitamura with Fanuc OM control - 400 408 414 424 434 servo alarms

    1998 Kitamura Mycenter1 with Fanuc O-M control

    I recently got this machine into commission after it sat for a year (stuck ATC and RS-232 communication issues) after moving it into my shop.

    Today I had it running for a few hours. It stalled suddenly in the middle of a program. The display showed 945 serial spindle alarm 1CH. I shut the machine down completely and restarted it. Now it displays five servo alarms on startup.
    400 servo alarm (over load)
    408 servo alarm (serial not ready)
    414 servo alarm (x axis detect err.)
    424 servo alarm (y axis detect err.)
    434 servo alarm (z axis detect err.)

    This looks pretty bad to me. I have been doing some research on each individual alarm, but I'm thinking that all five plus the original 945 alarm indicate a major failure.

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    Re: Kitamura with Fanuc OM control - 400 408 414 424 434 servo alarms

    Almost sounds like an emergency stop function. What's not adding up was fact it was working. Leaning my machine when I first got it, I felt like I was chasing rabbits. But after inspecting and cleaning my limit switches to start with. I had a running machine......for a bit. Then I had to clean the contacts on all my push buttons. Then I had to replace the spindle drive motor cooling fan. Works great now. Older machines = corrosion. Sometimes just a good ole fashioned cleaning does wonders.
    Good luck

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    Re: Kitamura with Fanuc OM control - 400 408 414 424 434 servo alarms

    Fadal,

    Might be time to reconsider the handle.. Fatal Error . I looked at one of these machines a while ago.. As I recall it has an "all in one" servo controller. I would guess one of two things... My first suspicion is the servo controller went down (possibly a popped breaker or other overload). Second guess is that the comm link on the main (or daughter card - I forget how it attached) died.

    Cj

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    Re: Kitamura with Fanuc OM control - 400 408 414 424 434 servo alarms

    Yes this is likely a multi axis servo drive. Any one failure can bring the whole drive down. I'm learning to hate these. It may not be anywhere as bad as you think though. Could be a breaker or overload like someone mentioned. Take a look at the drive and attach a pic of it and any LEDs that are lit or numbers displayed. That should help you narrow in on it.

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    Re: Kitamura with Fanuc OM control - 400 408 414 424 434 servo alarms

    I talked to Fanuc support yesterday. Start by checking fuses. Then possible loose fiber optic cable. I will look into it next week.

    I lost half a day yesterday switching the job that was running to one of the Fadals, you know, the old 80s tech mills that rarely hiccup on me.

    Now I need to finish this lathe rush job that I was supposed to ship today.

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    Re: Kitamura with Fanuc OM control - 400 408 414 424 434 servo alarms

    Quote Originally Posted by cjfisher View Post
    Fadal,

    Might be time to reconsider the handle.. Fatal Error .
    Seriously. The Fadals have never given me this much trouble.

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    Re: Kitamura with Fanuc OM control - 400 408 414 424 434 servo alarms

    I have checked connections and they all seem to be fine. I don't see any corrosion. I really don't think there is a fiber optic cable in this machine.

    This is the inside of the control. The lack of status display on these boxes makes me think that there is something very wrong.

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    Re: Kitamura with Fanuc OM control - 400 408 414 424 434 servo alarms

    Fadal,

    This looks like a much newer OM.. As to where I would go.. Check the incoming power (L1, L2, L3 on the right unit) and in the case of no power - work backward to see where the power is coming from and isn't (there may be a contactor in there). If you have power at L1, L2, L3 then I would start asking questions about the power unit itself. My guess would be the first scenario.

    Cj

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    Re: Kitamura with Fanuc OM control - 400 408 414 424 434 servo alarms

    This may just be a failure of the 24V power supply that runs the logic on the drives. Check the voltage on the blue wires.

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    Re: Kitamura with Fanuc OM control - 400 408 414 424 434 servo alarms

    Quote Originally Posted by cjfisher View Post
    Fadal,

    This looks like a much newer OM.. As to where I would go.. Check the incoming power (L1, L2, L3 on the right unit) and in the case of no power - work backward to see where the power is coming from and isn't (there may be a contactor in there). If you have power at L1, L2, L3 then I would start asking questions about the power unit itself. My guess would be the first scenario.

    Cj
    I traced power to the contactor and it stopped there. The overload is stuck out. It won't reset even when I pulled it out of the machine. My electrician says the latch must be broken. I got about half voltage through one leg when I held the overload in. A local used machine dealer says there is likely a condition that caused it to burn out, but it hasn't been tripping before this. I'm tempted to get a replacement contactor to see if it fixes it.

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    Re: Kitamura with Fanuc OM control - 400 408 414 424 434 servo alarms

    Fadal,

    Contactors are mechanical and subject to dying... if the contacts were on the way the out, then continued use of the machine may have just burned them out that much faster. Replace the contactor and see what happens (and keep us posted ). After you replace the contactor it would be interesting to put an amp meter on the wires and see what currents your machine is pulling.

    Cj

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