FANUC PMC systems are the interface between the FANUC CNC and the machine tool. They use EPROM (Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory) chips to store the machine control data and parameters. Sometimes, it may be necessary to convert the EPROM data from one format to another, for example, when upgrading or replacing the CNC or PMC hardware.
One tool that can help with this task is the fanuc pmc eprom convert tool[^1^], which supports FANUC 0, 3, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 18, 20 and 21 series. This tool can read and write EPROM data from different types of chips, such as 2764 and 27256. It can also convert the data between different series and packages.
To use the fanuc pmc eprom convert tool, you need to connect the EPROM chip to a compatible reader/writer device and connect it to your computer. Then, you need to run the tool and select the source and target EPROM types and series. The tool will automatically detect the EPROM data and display it on the screen. You can then modify the data if needed and write it to a new EPROM chip or save it as a file.
Before converting the EPROM data, you should always make a backup copy of the original data and verify that the converted data is correct and compatible with your CNC and PMC system. You should also test the converted data on a simulator or a spare machine before installing it on your production machine.
Converting EPROM data for FANUC PMC systems can be a complex and risky process, so you should always follow the instructions and precautions provided by FANUC and consult with an expert if you have any doubts or questions.In this article, we will provide some examples of how to convert EPROM data for different FANUC PMC systems. We will assume that you have already installed and configured the fanuc pmc eprom convert tool and the EPROM reader/writer device on your computer.
Example 1: Converting EPROM data from FANUC 0A to FANUC 0B
Suppose you have a machine tool that uses a FANUC 0A PMC system with a 2764 EPROM chip. You want to upgrade the PMC system to a FANUC 0B with a 27256 EPROM chip. Here are the steps to convert the EPROM data:
Connect the 2764 EPROM chip to the EPROM reader/writer device and connect it to your computer.
Run the fanuc pmc eprom convert tool and select \"FANUC 0A\" as the source series and \"2764\" as the source EPROM type.
The tool will read the EPROM data and display it on the screen. You can check the data and make any changes if needed.
Select \"FANUC 0B\" as the target series and \"27256\" as the target EPROM type.
The tool will convert the EPROM data and display it on the screen. You can check the converted data and make any adjustments if needed.
Connect a blank 27256 EPROM chip to the EPROM reader/writer device and select \"Write\" on the tool.
The tool will write the converted data to the new EPROM chip. You can verify that the writing process was successful by selecting \"Read\" on the tool.
Remove the new EPROM chip from the device and install it on your FANUC 0B PMC system.
You have successfully converted the EPROM data from FANUC 0A to FANUC 0B. You can test the new PMC system on your machine tool and make sure that everything works as expected. 248dff8e21