Wireless Intuitive Probe System - WIPS - Troubleshooting Guide

Basics of WIPS

  1. OMP40-2 work probe: A spindle-mounted wireless probe that communicates with an optical interface.
  2. Work probe stylus: The part of the work probe that touches parts during measurement.
  3. Tool probe stylus: The part of the tool probe that tools touch during measurement. Tools touch the top and side of the stylus when the probe measures tool length and diameter.
  4. OTS tool probe:The OTS is a battery-powered, wireless probe.
  5. OMI-2H Optical Machine Interface:The wireless interface for the OMP40-2 work probe. The OMI-2H uses infrared light to communicate with the CNC control and switch the probe on or off.
  6. OMI cable: This cable connects the OMI to the CNC control.

Work probes for Wireless Intuitive Probe System (WIPS) do not work in the wired probe systems (VQCPS). The work probes can be differentiated by:

  1. The VQCPS work probe (P/N 60-0024) has a square Haas logo.
  2. The WIPS work probe (P/N 60-0050) has a round Haas logo.

For installation instructions for both the work probe and tool probe refer to: Wireless Intuitive Probe System (WIPS) - Installation

Powering on the Work Probe and Tool Probe:

Probe Operation: Power on the Work Probe Power on the Tool Probe
Classic Haas Control (CHC)
M59 P1134;
Push CYCLE START.
M59 P1133;
G04 P1.0;
M59 P1134;
Push CYCLE START.
Next Generation Contol (NGC)
M59 P3;
Push CYCLE START.
M59 P2;
G04 P1.0;
M59 P3;
Push CYCLE START.

 

The LEDs on the work probe flash green when the probe is powered on and ready for use.

When the probe stylus is touched, a “beep” sound is made by the CNC control.

The LEDs on the work probe flash red each time the stylus is touched.

When the stylus on the tool probe is touched, the CNC control makes a "beep" sound.

The tool probe does not have any LEDs.

Troubleshooting Symptoms:

Symptom Possible Cause Corrective Action
Alarm 1101 PROBE STARTUP FAILURE. Bad batteries. Replace the batteries.
The settings in the work probe are not correct. Correct the settings.
Alarm 1092 PROBE OPEN. Alarm 1093 PROBE FAIL. Interference from the work lights. Adjust the work lights.
The settings in the work probe are not correct. Correct the settings.
The surface of the part was not found. Edit the program.
Incorrect measurements. The probe does not give repeatable location results. The probe is not calibrated. Calibrate the probe.
The probe stylus is loose. Check the probe stylus.
The probe stylus is not concentric to the spindle centerline (runout). Adjust the probe stylus to eliminate runout.
The WIPS programs or macro variables are corrupted. Load the latest Renishaw macro programs. Make sure to overwrite the current macro programs.

Batteries

Corrective Action:

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 probes 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.

note: Do not touch the stylus during battery replacement. If the stylus is touched, the probe may power on in the setting mode. Settings can be accidentally changed in this mode.

Interference

Corrective Action:

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-2H. Bright lights can interfere with the work probe. Make sure no bright lights are aimed at the machine.

Surface Not Found

Corrective Action:

Edit the program to start the probe closer to the part.

Calibration

Corrective Action:

The probes need to be calibrated any time a stylus has been replaced, the tool probe has been moved, or if the CNC control generates alarms during probe routines.

Follow the procedure to calibrate the tool probe and the work probe. Refer to:

The probes must be calibrated in this order:

  1. Tool probe
  2. Work probe length
  3. Work probe diameter

OMP 40-2 Work Probe Settings

Probe Settings Basics

The probe settings are in these (4) groups:

  1. Switch-Off Method
  2. Enhanced Trigger Filter
  3. Optical Transmission Method/Probe Identification
  4. Optical Power

The sequence that probe flashes tells you the current probe settings.

note: The LEDs flash in different colors and different lengths of time. The sequence that the LED flashes tells you the probe settings. The LEDs flashes a short or a long time. In the tables that follow, a small colored circle shows that the LED flashes a short time. A rectangle shows that the LED flashes a long time.

To see what the current probe settings are, do the following:

Remove the batteries from the probe for a minimum of 5 seconds.

Install the batteries.

important: Do not touch the probe stylus after re-inserting batteries - this is how probe settings are changed. Only touch it later if necessary to change the settings.

After you replace the batteries, the probe LED flashes in a specific sequence.

Look at the probe LEDs. Record the sequence that the LED flashes.

Refer to Renishaw - Probe - OMP40-2 - Settings for the meaning of the sequence.

If you would like to change the probe settings, do the following:

Remove the batteries [1] from the probe for a minimum of 5 seconds.

Move and hold the stylus [2] while installing the batteries.

Hold the stylus until the probe completes the LED sequence [3] and flashes Red 5 times.

Release the stylus.

To change the probe settings you move the stylus in a specified order, refer to the tables below for the orders for different settings:

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.

OMP40-2 - Macro Variables.

  • 556: (XRAD) Stylus X calibration radius
  • 557: (YRAD) Stylus Y calibration radius
  • 558: (XOFF) X axis stylus offset (run out)
  • 559: (YOFF) Y axis stylus offset (run out)
  • 560: Tool number for the OMP40-2 probe

OTS Tool Probe Settings

OTS Settings Basics:

The probe settings are in these (3) groups.

  1. Enhanced Trigger Filter
  2. Probe Identification
  3. Optical Power

The LEDs flash in different colors and different lengths of time. The sequence that the LED flashes tells you the probe settings. The LEDs flash a short or a long time. In the tables that follow, a small colored circle shows that the LED flashes a short time. A colored rectangle shows that the LED flashes a long time.

To find the current OTS probe settings do the following:

Remove and re-install the batteries. After you install the batteries, the probe LED flashes in a special sequence. These LEDs should show the initial factory settings.

note: Do not touch the probe when installing the batteries, this could alter the probe settings.

Look at the probe LEDs. Record the sequence of color and length of time that the LED flashes

Refer to Renishaw - Probe - OTS - Settings for light sequence meanings.

To change the OTS probe settings do the following:

Remove the batteries [1] from the probe for a minimum of 5 seconds.

Move and hold the stylus [2] while installing the batteries. Hold the stylus until the probe completes the LED sequence [3] and flashes Red 5 times.

Release the stylus.

Follow the below tables to select the values you want for the settings. Default factory settings are shown in the next set of tables:

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.
Default probe settings are the following:

The default probe settings for these (3) groups are:

  • Enhanced Trigger Filter is set to Off [1].
  • Probe Identification is set to Probe 2 [2].
  • Optical Power is set to Low [3].

OTS Macro Variables

  • 582: OTS stylus Z location, non rotating tools
  • 583: OTS stylus Z locations, rotating tools
  • 584: Stylus size for diameter setting
  • 585: X-Axis stylus center location
  • 586: Y-Axis stylus center location
  • 587: Z approach position (This is used in length and diameter probing only). The first fast positioning move to the position where the tool offset is applied (height above stylus).
  • 588: Z clearance position (This is used in length and diameter probing only). The position above the stylus for clearance moves around the stylus (height above stylus).
  • 589: Tools above this diameter rotate (This is used in length and diameter probing only)
  • 590: Maximum cutter diameter size (This is used in length and diameter probing only)
  • 592: Probe orientation. This defines the diameter measuring axis, and the radius offsetting direction for rotating length setting.

OMI-2H Operation:

  1. START SIGNAL (yellow): This LED flashes for one second when the OMI-2H sends a start signal to switch on or switch off the work probe or the tool probe.
  2. LOW BATTERY (red): If the OMI-2H detects a low battery from one of the probes, the low battery LED is on. Replace the batteries in the probes.
  3. PROBE STATUS (green,red): This bi-color LED is green when the probe is powered on, and red when the probe is triggered.
  4. ERROR (red, blue, yellow): Tri-color LED indicates a weak or lost signal from the probe. Red indicates the probe has failed or switched off. Blue indicates a signal from a second probe is being received. Yellow indicates that a weak signal is received. The probe signal could be blocked from a fixture or rotary table.
  5. SIGNAL CONDITION (red, blue, yellow): This tri-colored LED indicates the strength of the signal from the probes. Red indicates no signal from the probe. Yellow indicates a weak signal. Green indicates a good signal.
  6. ACTIVE PROBE (green): There are (2) LEDs that show which probe is currently active.

For more information refer to Optical Machine Interface (OMI) - Lights Information.

Be aware: Many service and repair procedures should be done only by authorized personnel. The service technicians at your Haas Factory Outlet (HFO) have the training, experience, and are certified to do these tasks safely and correctly. You should not do machine repair or service procedures unless you are qualified and knowledgeable about the processes.

Danger: Some service procedures can be dangerous or life-threatening. DO NOT attempt a procedure that you do not completely understand. Contact your Haas Factory Outlet (HFO) and schedule a service technician visit if you have any doubts about doing a procedure.