Test, Test mode

In document AC 338 Type RM (Page 189-199)

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C- Acceleration Code

3.3 Machine Parameters

3.4.2 Test, Test mode


Service...; Test...; Test mode...


Opening of menu “Test mode” requires entry of the “Ser-vice key” as password!

Test winding units

Test winding units can be activated for one or more winding units, the user is enabled to inspect the start-up of the winding unit(s). When activating test mode the winding unit continues winding until the next cycle is required, then stops with red and yellow winding unit lamps flashing at identical frequency.

After brief actuation of red and yellow key the winding unit starts:

D Red and yellow lamps are extinguished, the cycle begins.

D The winding unit runs until the next yarn break takes place, then stops. Red and yellow lamps flash at identical frequency.


Activation of test mode for the winding units entered under

”Winding unit range“.

OFF = Test mode OFF

JOINING CYCLE = Prior to cycling the winding unit waits with the red lamp lit steadily and the yellow lamp flashing (1 Hz).

WITHOUT CLEARER = Winding unit “produces” with-out consideration of clearer function.

No yarn clearing takes place!

Clearer does not have to be installed.

CONTINUOUS = Winding unit cycles and winds

CYCLING = continuously

(appr. every 10 ... 17 s).

Winding unit range

Entry/Display of the first and last winding unit for test mode. Test mode is activated for the defined range if ON is entered under ”Test winding units“.

< 1 - (Number of winding units) (1 - 1) >

Test machine control MST

Test of machine control is presently of no consequence for machine models RM, K, or E: Production is not inter-fered with.

This entry activates/deactivates the test mode.

< OFF, ON>


’Cold’ start <>

With this procedure all data (Lot, Machine, Produc-tions data) is being cleared (erased)!

On Informator with intergrated clearer:

Clearer data could also be cleared!

Study the clearer manual, and execute a calibration routine (Adjust), if required.

When selecting menu item “Cold start <>” with subse-quent actuation of “OK” the cold start takes place in-stantly, without prior safety inquiry! The Informator is newly run-up.



3.4.3 Maintenance


Service...; Maintenance...

Forced bobbin change <>

Manually initiated bobbin change cycle (Forced bobbin change) for depleting (of bobbins) the winding units de-fined under “Forced bobbin change“.

A forced bobbin change is possible only D if the winding unit switch is ON, and D if neither yellow lamp, nor

D red lamp is ON!

Maintenance mode HDS (Suction drive)

ON/OFF switching of maintenance mode of the suction drive. Maintenance mode is deactivated automatically after appr. 5 min., i.e. the suction drive returns to normal opera-tion mode.

Maintenance mode functions:

D The suction drive motor runs at a fixed velocity of appr.

1500 rpm.

D The cycling lock(s)* of the defined winding unit(s) are ac-tivated.


Emergency operation of HDS (Suction drive)

HDS emergency operation. In emergency operation mode the suction drive motor runs at fixed velocity. Entry is made in %; Entry 100% = maximum velocity (rpm).

Emergency operation has to be activated, e.g., of the sub-pressure sensor is defective.

OFF = Emergency operation deactivated; normal opera-tion with regulaopera-tion of sub-pressure.

25% = Suction drive motor runs at 25% of the maximum rpm.

30% = Suction drive motor runs at 30% of the maximum rpm.

. . . . . . . . .

100% = Maximum velocity (rpm) of the motor.

Break thermosplicer

Only on machines with Thermosplicers.

After keying OFF of the machine, normally the winding units are free of voltage. When the machine is keyed-ON the thermosplicers have to heat-up prior to start of the winding units.

Through entry of “ACTIVE” the voltage remains present, the thermosplicers remain heated. The winding units are in

“Standby” status.

Message window “PAUSE THERMOSPLICER” is displayed during this time.

Cancellation can be intiated on the Informator as well through keying-ON of the machine.



Cycling lock due to tube conveyor

When entering “PASSIVE“ the cycling locks* of the wind-ing units are not activated and keep producwind-ing, as long as the tube conveyor is inoperational

D because of a failure, or D for maintenance.

Entry ”ACTIVE“ is usually selected during normal operation.

Entry “PASSIVE“ can cause production loss!

PASSIVE = Tube conveyor inoperational for maintenance purpose.

Cycling lock* deactivated.

ACTIVE = Tube conveyor in normal operation.






Informator Start messages

After each power failure restoration (Restart, or New start) or Initial start, the Informator is newly run-up and performs a Self-test, called ’start-up test’.

Message window ”Startup Informator“ is always actual-ized after each self-test.

Upon actuation of the key a listing of the startup mes-sages of the Informator appears, i.e. the reason(s) Re-start/New start, or Initial start, of the Informator are indicated (e.g. a power failure had taken place).


D New start after power failure (Restart):

Warm start – < Date > < Time > – sdog

!!!! Power fail !!!!

D New start after actuation of the Reset key (Restart):

Cold start – < Date > < Time > – sdog

!!!! RESET key actuated !!!!

Upon actuation of this key follows the display of a chronological listing of Informator-internal messages and events.

This listing assists Schlafhorst Service personnnel for failure search.

Actuation of this key initiates print-out of the dis-played screen page.

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Informator: Battery-Voltage

Indication of voltage level of the buffer batteries installed in the Informator. These batteries are used for power failure-prove storage of production data.

The batteries must be renewed if the indicated volt-age drops below 3000 mV (→ 3.1.20).

Informator: Temperature

Indication of the Informator’s operation temperature.

The Informator is designed for operation tempera-tures up to 60°C.

For temperatures above 60°C it is necessary to pro-vide cooling.

Calibration of Touch <>

This entry initiates the calibration of the touch-screen dis-play.

Further explanation on next page.





Display screen calibration (Touch-Screen) Screen calibration

D should be executed only if the menu items can not be ac-tuated without problems, and

D with keyed-OFF machine.

With keyed-ON machine a message is issued to have the machine keyed-OFF before calibration.

With keyed-OFF machine the Informator restarts after the illustrated message and automatically activates the calibration routine. Further information on next page.


Should the machine’s voltage disappear during calibration (e.g. due to machine switch-OFF, or due to a power failure), the calibration routine is newly started upon voltage resto-ration.

No. Screen display Action to be taken Adjustment of screen range

1 Hit lower left edge of LCD Display Touch the displayed lower left-hand corner of the screen.

2 Hit upper right edge of LCD Display Touch the displayed upper right-hand corner of the screen.

3 Veryfy if LCD screen calibration is correct. Hit the Touchsreen and a cross must appear exactly on that position.

Hit “Y” or “N“ when finished.

Calibrations correct (Y/N) ?

Touch the touch-screen at any place: A cross must be indicated exactly where the screen is touched. Then, if the setting is OK, confirm with “Y” for yes.

The routine repeats beginning with No. 1 if “N” for no is entered.

After appr. 15 s without entry an automatic reversal to No. 4 takes place.

Setting of fixed key “Darker screen”

4 Hit UP button, lower left edge Touch the lower left-hand corner of key “Darker screen”.

5 Hit UP button, upper right edge Touch the upper right-hand corner of key “Darker screen”.

Setting of fixed key “Lighter screen”

6 Hit UP button, lower left edge Touch the lower left-hand corner of key “Lighter screen”.

7 Hit DOWN button, upper right edge Touch the upper right-hand corner of key “Lighter screen”.

Setting of fixed key “Printer: Paper feed”

8 Hit Paper Feed button, lower left edge Touch the lower left-hand corner of key “Printer: Pa-per feed”.

9 Hit Paper Feed button, upper right edge Touch upper right-hand corner of key “Printer: Paper feed”.

Veryfy if calibration of buttons is correct.

Hit “Y” or “N“ when finished.

Calibrations correct (Y/N) ?

For OK calibration, confirm with “Y” for yes.

The routine for setting of fixed keys is repeated begin-ning with No. 1 when entering “N” for no.

After 30 s without any actuation the calibration rou-tine start anew beginning with No. 1.

10 Calibration ready A new start (restart) of he Informator takes place


In document AC 338 Type RM (Page 189-199)