X15-41-01 Wireless MPG Pendant

Contents

Each kit consists of these parts pictured below.  Locate these parts before throwing away any packing.

1. Wireless receiver Antenna

2. Antenna extension cable  (Already installed on MachMotion 2000 series controls)

3. Wireless pendent USB receiver

4. Hand wheel knob (not required)

5. 2x of AA power cells

6. Mounting bracket and screws (not required)

7. Wireless pendent

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Installation

Mount the Wireless receiver Antenna (1.) to the exposed connector next to the lower back access cover on the MachMotion 2000 Series control.  (Tighten by hand and do not over tighten) 

Using a Phillips head screwdriver, remove the lower back access cover from the control and attach the Antenna extension cable (2.) to the Wireless pendent USB receiver (3.).  (Tighten by hand and do not over tighten)

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Connect the Wireless pendent USB receiver (3.) to an available USB port inside the lower back access cover.

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Carefully pull back and remove the protective rubber cover (8.) from the Wireless pendent (7.).  Using a Phillips head screwdriver, remove the battery door (9.) and install the 2 AA power cells (5.) according the the diagram inside the battery compartment.

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If desired, mount the Hand wheel knob (4.) to the MPG dial using a Phillips head screw driver.

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Connecting the Pendant

The Wireless pendent (7.) and Wireless pendent USB receiver (3.) in each kit are paired together based on their ID number.  This number can be found on a sticker on both devices.  The USB receiver must be plugged into the control in order for the pendant to work.  If the pendant cannot find the receiver when it is powered on, then a "Lost Rf" message will be printed on the pendant screen.  This can be caused by the receiver not being plugged in to the control, the control being turned off, or by the distance between the pendant and receiver being too great.

Configuring the Pendant

*Note: May have to update the Mach4 Software and MachMotion Plugin. 

To use the pendant with a MachMotion 2000 control, you'll first need to connect it to the Mach4 software.  Open the Mach4 software, select "Service" (A.) -> "Maintenance" (B.) -> "Interface Config" (C.).

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When the MachMotion Interface config window opens, select the "User Interface" tab (D.).  Open the drop down menu and select the appropriate device (E.).  Click "Add" (F.), and then "Save" (G.).  The pendant will load with its default configuration.

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On MachMotion 1000 series controls, this menu is available on the Settings tab by clicking the 'Configure' button.  Or through the menu system Configure -> Plugins -> MachMotion -> User Interface

Wireless Pendent settings

Some buttons on the pendent can be configured by the user in the MachMotion Interface config window.

The pendant has an axis selector for the MPG. The axes to jog while '4', '5',  or '6' are selected is configurable here.

The checkbox for 'Require Confirmation' will force the user to press some buttons twice in order to perform their functionality, such as 'Zero Axis'. Un checking this box will allow the user to perform these actions with only one press.

The pendant has four configurable function buttons. The options for these buttons are shown in the pressed and released options. First select which button should be configured, then select which command it should do. To create custom commands, see documentation for User Commands.

Press 'Save' to save changes and leave the configuration window.

Pendant Functionality

The pendant must be turned on for any functionality to work. The pendant can be turned off at any time. The pendant is turned on and off by the large silver button on the front of the pendant.

The 'Zero Axis' button will zero the axis currently selected by the axis selector knob.

The 'Feed +/-' and 'Rapid +/-' increment and decrement the overrides by 10%, unless the overrides are within 0-10%, in which case they increment and decrement by 2%.

Screen Display

There are four lines displayed on the pendant screen. The top line shows the enabled state of the control. If there is an alarm on the control, it will display that instead of the enabled state. The second line is the state of the control, such as 'Idle' or 'File Run'. The third line is the name and position of the axis currently selected by the axis selector. If no axis is selected, then this line will be blank. The fourth line will briefly show the name of the last button pressed.

If the pendant is waiting for a confirmation press, then the message about waiting for confirmation and which function is being confirmed will be displayed on lines three and four.

If the pendant cannot communicate with its USB receiver, then the screen will be cleared and a message "Lost Rf" will be displayed.

Troubleshooting

If you get the message "Lost RF", try the following items:

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1. Check the USB receiver connections.

Using a Phillips head screwdriver, remove the lower back access cover from the control.  Check for the USB receiver as indicated in the photo below.  Check to make sure the antenna extension cable is securely connected to the USB receiver as well. 

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Note: If you have an older pendant the receiver may look like this:  (This is uncommon)

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2. Replace the AA power cells:

Carefully pull back and remove the protective rubber cover (8.) from the Wireless pendent.  Using a Phillips head screwdriver, remove the battery door (9.) and install 2 new AA power cells (5.) according the the diagram inside the battery compartment.

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Note: Do this even if the battery life still shows two bars.  It isn't always accurate. 

3. Run the attached diagnostic tool "X15_connect_test.exe" in command prompt to see if the pendant can be found. 

4. Replace the pendant.