YagLaser

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Booting: PC needs a PS2 mouse, otherwise it hangs on boot. But the "any key" works, so you can use USB mouse / keyboard boot into the first Windows 2000 partition.

PC starts program called Visual Marking Controller HK automatically. By default it is in "network mode", accepting files via ethernet. In "Options HK" I changed this to be Manual Mode.

  • Wait until machine is in Operation Mode (warmed up) with both lights on on the laser
  • Load file: testpb.VLM
  • Open shutter
  • Press start

Notes: "First pulse switch" on power supply should be on: Ext.

What we connected in the X42 connector (note that these are cables, not

cable 1/2: External on/off
cable 5/6: reset switch
cable 7/8: emergency stop
cable 11/12: shutter interlock
cable 4/9: 

Official pin-out with cable numbers:

PIN Cable Description
 1   NC    
 2   NC
 3   3+9 Shutter released
 4   4 Shutter released
 5   11 Shutter interlock
 6   12 Shutter interlock
 7   NC
 8   5 Reset button
 9   6 Reset button
10   7 Emergency stop
11   8 Emergency stop
12   1 External on/off
13   2 External on/off
14   NC
15   10 err/ack in (open)
16   13 laser opernational (output)
17   NC
18   17 laser error (output)
19   NC
20   15 shutter open (output)
21   NC
22   16 shutter closed (output)
30   19 0V (massa)

Video: https://vimeo.com/84805627

First smoke!
YAG laser

Todo:

  • make backup of PC