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Using Product Codes for Machine Positioning in the XL200 Series Controller

The XL200 Controller supports various methods for positioning axis based on many different criteria. For this document, we will be focusing on the method of positioning machine Axes based on a programmed product code. Using this method, it is possible to store machine axis positions and link them to a product code. When that particular

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Calibrating the Touchscreen of an XL200 Controller

Click the Diagnostics button of the XL controller and select System Information on the left-hand side. You will see the option for ‘F4-Calibrate Touch-Screen’ at the bottom. Click it. This will open the Calibration screen. Follow the directions on the screen and touch the boxes when prompted. Press the ‘Ins’ button to save the new

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Using Tool Configurations in the XL200 Series Controller

For many years, customers have asked for multiple copies of a Tool Setup that can be selectively called up when desired. There are many reasons why multiple Tool configurations would be desired. One reason for this comes from machines that run different sets punching dies. These machines have interchangeable dies that can be installed into

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Using Setup Configurations in the XL200 Series Controller

For many years, customers have asked for multiple copies of a parameter (or parameters) that can be selectively called up when desired. There are many reasons why multiple setup configurations would be desired. One reason for this comes from machines that run different sets of roll tooling. These machines have what are sometimes referred to

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Coil Validation

Coil validation has been a feature of the XL series controllers since the early 1990s. Our customers have felt this to be a critical function and rely on it to: Prevent the wrong coil from being used on an order Ensure perfect tracking of coil consumption Reduce time wasted manually recording coil information by the

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Replacing a Controller / Recovery from a Memory Clear

In the event a XL200 controller must be replaced or have its memory cleared (perhaps after a software upgrade), the Eclipse Production Management System makes this process relatively simple. To recover from a memory clear or hardware replacement, follow these step-by-step instructions: 1.  Collect and record the Eclipse Network Unit ID from the original controller.

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XL200 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What do the letters after XL200 mean? Each of the letters refers to a specific function added to that controller. You can find a chart with all of the optional functions here. How do I update the software on my XL200? To update, or “flash,” the software on your XL200, the process will vary depending

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Flash Wizard Programming Instructions

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Flash Wizard and Instructions

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Checking Press Consistency with Oscilloscopes

For open loop flying die processes, press consistency is critical. The ability of the press to perform its operation in a repeatable fashion is directly linked to length tolerance. Press reaction time is the amount of time it takes for the press to receive the signal to begin its operation and make contact with the

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