Plant One Projection
Troubleshooting Network Issues
Communication between drives, motors, and computers is all handled over cat5 ethernet cables. This page will go over some of the most common issues and how to troubleshoot them when they arise. First a little refresher:
The Stationary Side
The (Blue) wires connect each of the head’s VC1s on the stationary side to the network switch.
The (Gray) CBL Net cable connects to the “Smart Conveyor” (infeed conveyor).
The (Gray) TV_Net cable connects to the “rear tv” that is mounted on the rearguard.
The (Gray) Carr_Net cable connects the stationary side of the saw with the carriage side of the saw. This cable runs from switch to switch.
The (Gray) Comp_Net cable connects with the network switch located inside the touchscreen enclosure.
The (Blue) wires connect each of the head’s VC1s on the carriage side to the network switch.
The (Gray) Carr_Net cable connects the carriage side of the saw with the stationary side of the saw. This cable runs from switch to switch.
- One common issue is that the “Check” screen shows all of the VC1s on the Carriage side of the saw as disconnected.
When you see this it typically means there is an issue with the “Carr_Net” cable that connects the stationary side’s network switch with the carriage’s switch.
- One or both ends of the cable are unplugged.
- The network switch on the carriage side is unplugged/lost power or has died. Are there any green flashing lights? If not, is the switch powered on or is it dead and needs to be replaced?
- The ethernet cable labeled “Carr_Net” has been pinched/cut somewhere.