VTube Communication with YLM Benders

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VTube-STEP and VTube-LASER Support for YLM Benders

VTube-STEP can export Supravision data to YLM benders.

VTube-LASER, the version of VTube that connects to a FARO measuring center arm, can send measured data to the YLM control for corrections.

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The Principles for Sending Data to YLM

  • This method doesn't use the automated Supravision Network protocol - but it does require that the VTube-LASER operator saves Supravision files in a network location shared with the YLM control.

  • YLM communications never requires that VTube-LASER perform a RECALL to update the pre-correction bender data in VTube-LASER BENDER SETUP, because, unlike other benders, the YLM control (not VTube-LASER) applies the corrections from the measured data it loads into the YLM control.

The process works like this:

  1. In VTube: Measure a part.

  2. In VTube: Save the MEASURED part data (not the MASTER part data) to a Supravison file using the File/Export feature in the Measured menu.

  3. In YLM Control: Load the same Supravision file into the control using the CORRECTION button.

Basic Network Setup

For networking VTube-LASER computer to a YLM bender control, setup a method where one computer can see where the other computer has placed the files. If your bender control cannot log into the company network for read/write privileges, then just share a folder on the YLM operator station hard drive, and allow VTube to save the measured data in that folder.



Using VTube-LASER to send NEW MASTER Data to YLM Benders

The connection the bender is made with standard network connection, and a shared folder location between the VTube computer and the operator station computer.

For a NEW TUBE, the YLM takes in VTube MASTER Supravision LRA data in a Supravision file.



Follow these steps at VTube-LASER to Send a NEW TUBE SETUP to a YLM Bender

STEP 1
Switch to the MASTER TUBE window and press the EXPORT tab.

STEP 2
Choose "Export to Supravision file" in the pulldown menu.

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STEP 3
Choose the appropriate data options, then press "Save to Supravision File."

The Path Manager will display and allow you to select the correct bender path.

STEP 4
Move to the YLM control and follow the steps below to import the new data.

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Follow these steps at the YLM CONTROL to import the MASTER data from VTube-LASER

STEP 1

In the YLM control, clear the YBC data. (Note:Clearing is optional. It is not always necessary - but seems to keep data from overlapping between older and newer setups.)

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STEP 2


In the YLM YBC menu, click on CORRECTION.

Note: This button can be disabled on some controls and must be enabled in the setup. Contact Joe Seibel (joe@jsmachine.com) of this button is disabled so that he can give you instructions for enabling the feature.

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STEP 3

In the lower right corner of the screen, select the drive and path then explore for and select the $$$ file that was created by VTube-LASER.

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STEP 4

In the YLM YBC menu, click on IMPORT. (Do not click "COMPARE" - as that is for corrections.)

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STEP 5

Press the Exit menu close button in the lower right corner of the screen.

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STEP 6

In order to exit the YBC screen, you might need to double tap on the teach mode button in order to turn on teach mode. Then double tap on the sequences icon on the top of the sequences column. Reset the sequences.

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VTube-LASER CORRECTION Steps for YLM Benders

The connection the bender is made with standard network connection, and a shared folder location between the VTube computer and the operator station computer.

The YLM control handles corrections differently than most other controls. This is how it is unique: For a CORRECTION, the YLM takes in VTube MEASURED Supravision LRA data. To make a correction to a YLM bender, it is important to send ONLY the data for the MEASURED part - not the MASTER, and not CORRECTION data inside the Bender Setup menu. For the YLM bender, you never have to enter the Bender Setup menu.

Follow these steps at VTube-LASER to Correct a YLM Bender

STEP 1

Measure the tube.

Switch to the MEASURED TUBE window and press the FILE tab.

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STEP 2

Save the Measured data to a Supravision file.

About the Options

INVERT ROTATIONS: VTube-LASER thinks as CCW is a positive rotation viewed from the front of the bender. However, some YLM benders view the positive rotation as a clockwise move. If the YLM bender rotates positive in the clockwise direction, then put a check in the "Additive Invert the Rotation Values in the LRA Data for CW Positive" checkbox. (Additive Invert means to multiply all the numbers by -1.)

INVERT LRA DATA: Most newer YLM benders use the pure MEASURED data for corrections. However, some older YLM benders need the MEASURED data to be converted with a special "Invert the Measured LRA Output for YLM Control Corrections" option. We don't recommend that you use this option unless we tell you that it is needed. (What it does is complicated - so we'll spare you the details.)

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STEP 3

Move to the YLM control and follow the steps below to import the correction.



Follow these steps at the YLM CONTROL to import the measured data from VTube-LASER

STEP 1

In the YLM YBC menu, click on CORRECTION.

Note: This button can be disabled on some controls and must be enabled in the setup. Contact Joe Seibel (joe@jsmachine.com) of this button is disabled so that he can give you instructions for enabling the feature.

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STEP 2

Search for and select the $$$ file that was created by VTube-LASER.

STEP 3

Select COMPARE to bring the data into the YLM control. The COMPARE button will only display when a file is selected.

NOTE: DO NOT press the IMPORT button for corrections. Pressing IMPORT will make the correction data the nominal data - which would be incorrect.

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STEP 4

Press the menu close button in the lower right corner.

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Shutdown to Edit the Windows Setup

To shutdown the YLM software to configure Windows settings:

  1. Press the Shutdown button.

  2. Press "NO" for shutdown.

  3. Type "12345" and OK in the numeric keypad.

  4. YLM will close without shutting down the computer.






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