Battery replacement is always the first step in probe troubleshooting. Replace both batteries at the same time. Test the batteries before you install them.
The batteries in the work probe have a life span of about (8) months, and must be replaced regularly. If the batteries are low, the work probe's green and blue LEDs may flash. If the batteries are completely dead, the red LED may constantly be on.
Do not rely on a multimeter for testing the batteries. The lithium batteries in the probe may read 3.6 Volts from a multimeter, even though they are low.
Write the date on newly installed batteries for future reference.
Turn the work lights off to begin troubleshooting.
Make sure the work lights inside the machine are not aimed at the probe or the OMI.
Bright lights can interfere with the work probe. Make sure no bright lights are aimed at the machine.
The wired probe system uses Renishaw VQCPS macro version 1.9. Download the file that has these macros from diy.haascnc.com.
Click on the search tab in the upper right corner. Type Probing.
Select Renishaw – Probe Macro – Haas VQC – Wired Table Probe, English Inch/MM, V1.9
After you load this program file into the CNC control, make sure Setting 26, 9xxx PROGS EDIT LOCK, is set to 1. This prevents all of the Macro programs from being edited or deleted.
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Edit the program to start the probe closer to the part.
To change the probe settings you move the stylus in a specified order. Refer to the illustration to see the specified order.
|The Illustration shows these symbols:||The symbols tells you this:||This gives this result:|
|A red arrow that points to the right.||Move and hold the stylus for less than (4) seconds.||Selects the next option within a group.|
|A green arrow that points down.||Move and hold the stylus for more than (4) seconds.||Moves from one group to another.|
|A white arrow that points down.||Do not touch the stylus for (20) seconds or more.||Exits the set up.|
The probes need to be calibrated anytime a stylus has been replaced, the table probe has been moved, or if the CNC control generates alarms during probe routines. Follow the procedure for calibrating the Table Probe and the Spindle Probe. Go to Mill - Probing with VQC Templates on diy.haascnc.com for probing with VQC templates.
This procedure includes instructions for calibrating the probes. The probes must be calibrated in this order:
- Table Probe
- Spindle Probe Length
- Spindle Probe Diameter