3301 X axis servo error.
a) This alarm indicates a loss of control to the X axis or the axis lag is incorrect. The usual causes are the loss of the tacho signal, faulty resolver balance resistors or a faulty motor. Check the 63 amp ceramic type fuses in the 'Bosch' drive unit. If any fuses have blown, replace all three and refer to paragraph (b).
b) If, on powering-up the control the X axis doesn't run away but oscillates (monitor the lag display to check), the fault is likely to be associated with the precision 5ohm resistors mounted on the resolver terminal block under the motor end-cap. Check the condition and accuracy of these resistors (0.05%), and ensure that the terminal screws are tight. If the error only occurs at high feedrates, check the DC output voltage to the motor terminals C1 and D1 at a feedrate of F1000 and compare the result to the other axes. If the X axis voltage is significantly lower, the motor has probably de-magnetized and repair or replacement is required. If the output voltage is similar to the other axes refer to paragraph (c).
c) Switch off the control and transpose the 'Servo Output Boards' (SO 50x) situated in the lower rack at the rear of the control towards the right. Again power-up the machine, if the error transfers to a different axis there is a problem with one of the 'SO' boards and a replacement is required. The X & Y axes are controlled by the left-hand board as viewed from the rear. If the X axis behaves as before, switch-off the machine and transpose the 'Speed Regulator' boards in the 'Bosch' Six-Pulse Drive Unit, and retry. If the fault transfers to a different axis, there is a problem with one of the 'SR' boards and a replacement is required. If the X axis is still at fault, switch off the control, return the 'SO' and 'SR' boards to their original positions and continue with paragraph (d).
d) The fault is likely to be the tacho mounted on the end of the motor. Gain access to the motor by removing the slideway covers; either disconnect wiring and remove the motor for repair, or work on the motor in situ. To gain access to the tacho the motor end cover, resolver, resolver mounting plate and flexible coupling must be removed. Remove the locknut or gear securing the tacho commutator. Check the condition of the tacho brushes ensuring correct contact with the commutator; if one of the brushes has broken contact, that is the cause of the error. Remove the two screws securing the brush-holder, withdraw the brush-holder and the commutator. Clean the commutator with a suitable electrical cleaning spray. Using a multimeter switched to resistance check the resistance of each adjacent segment of the commutator. If there is any substantial variation in any of the measurements the tacho needs replacing.
e) Re-assemble the motor, power-up the machine, check and adjust the axis lag, (lag should be 1mm at a feedrate of 1000mm/min.). Check and adjust axis reference position if the motor or the resolver have been removed. Remember to datum all axes before running on programme. If the axis is still faulty, continue with paragraph (f).
f) Disconnect the two wires numbered 281 to the X axis motor at the ALC contactor and the D1 terminal on the drive unit (205 & 230 on Bosch 3 Pulse Drive machines). With a multimeter or 'Megger' check the resistance from one of the motor wires to Earth. The reading should be in Mega-ohms for a good motor. If the reading is low (10K ohms or less) it indicates a build-up of carbon around the brush-gear, damaged brush-holders, a faulty commutator or windings. The same check can be made with the motor brushes removed. If the reading is then considerably higher than with the brushes fitted (Mega-ohms), then the commutator or windings are faulty and the motor needs repair or replacement.
g) If the motor has been removed for repair it will be necessary to check and adjust the axis reference position. Remember to datum all the axes before running a programme.