Ultimax II cannot read a PC format floppy. Use the RS232 port.
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I recently purchased a Hurco KM3P with ultimax II control. I made a small test program to run in mastercam 7. I put it on a floppy and tried to load it into the control but it doesn't show up after it reads the disk. It sees folders but not the program. Any suggestions?
Thanks for your reply!!!
I tried using the rs232 port but couldn't get it to work either. Are there any tricks I need to know about that. I was using machlink software to load with. The computer states that it is waiting for the control and the control is waiting for the computer. I ran the test in machink and it passed the test so it is sending the information. Any suggestions?
As for the floppy.... I formatted it using the floppy drive at the machine. Then put it in my pc and loaded the program on it. This will not work?
Go to this web page
In the search box type 232
Select the "HOW TO HOOK UP A RS 232 CONNECTION TO A HURCO WITH ULTIMAX CONTROL. ALSO HYPER TERMINAL SETUP INFORMATION"
Then download and read each of the support doc's. Use windows Hyper Terminal as described in the doc. It works.
You need to bale up a null modem RS232 cable depending on the control rs232 port. Some are the round Amphenol connector, others are a std DB25.
For NC Program Transfer Set Data Bits = 7, Parity = Even, Stop Bits = 1
Hey there Mr. Rexing, how's life at Hurco?
freak_brain, I am surprised the PC didn't error trying to read the disk. Are you sure it is not an Ultimax 32?
Let me know what type port is on your Hurco and I will give you a simple and specific config for your machine.
Buddy at www.amtsinc.com
The PC didn't error when reading the disk. Actually, I was able to add a folder using my PC with XP and the control recognized it. As for what I am sure of... Nothing much!! Here is what I do know. The books that came with the machine stated it is a ultimax II control. However, when I start the machine the right crt say MAX32. Now that you have informed me of the 32 control I am starting to think that it is what I have. What does this mean? Good bad or no real difference??
As for the port type. I assume you are asking for the type of com. ports. I have two DB9 (RS232c), one 25 pin RS232 and two amphenol. The two RS232c ports and the two amphenol connectors are label port 1 and port 2. I have read all the information I could get my hands on with no success. Any help you would have to offer would be GREATLY appreciated!!
Thanks for your reply!!
I got the pdf file you suggested and purchased a null modem and checked all the pinouts to ensure that they were all connected properly. I set the data bits, parity and stop bits as you suggested. Now do I use XON/XOFF? That is what I was using and still no data transfer. What do you mean when you say "You need to bale up a null modem RS232 cable "?
Again, thanks for your help
Congrats, you have a MAX32 control. As far as the control, it is basically a Max 3 now. The Control uses a hard drive and is 10 times faster. The floppy is PC compatible and should read in the machine. You will need to call me for troubleshooting because it is too much to type. The worse thing about your machine is that if the hard drive fails your pretty much screwed. Replacements are almost impossible to do. We do have options though.
When is the best time for me to call you?
I got it!! All I had to do is change the "file type" from NC to HNC. The file extension was always HNC but the file type was NC. I changed it over and bam!!
Thanks to both of you for all your help. I do appreciate it!!
You can also change the MASK to see the .NC files.