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Sinamics S120

Sinamics S120 Fault Codes and Alarms, Part I

There are several differences between faults and alarms on Sinamics S120 Drives.

TypeDescription
FaultsWhat happens when a fault occurs?
- The appropriate fault reaction is initiated
- Status signal ZSW1.3 is set.
- The fault is entered in the fault buffer.

How are faults eliminated?
- Remove the original cause of the fault
- Acknowledge the fault
AlarmsWhat happens when an alarm occurs?
- Status signal ZSW1.7 is set.
- Alarms are "Self Acknowledging" meaning they are reset when the cause of the alarm has been eliminated.

 

List of Sinamics S120 Faults and Alarms

 

F01000:  Internal software error
Message Value: Module: %1, Line: %2
Drive Object: All Objects
Reaction: OFF2
Acknowledge: POWER ON
Cause: An internal software error has occurred. Fault value (r0949, interpret hexadecimal)
Remedy: Evaluate fault buffer.
Carry out a POWER ON (power on/off) for all components.
If required, check the data on the non-volatile memory (memory card).
Upgrade firmware to a later version.
Replace the control unit or contact MRO Electric.

F01001:  Floating Point Exception
Message Value: %1
Drive Object: All objects
Reaction: OFF2
Acknowledge: POWER ON
Cause: An exception occurred during an operation with the FloatingPoint data type. The error may be caused by the basic system or the OA application (e.g. FBLOCKS, DCC).
Remedy: Carry out a POWER ON (power on/off) for all components.
Check configuration and signals of the blocks in FBLOCKS.
Check configuration and signals of DCC charts.
Upgrade firmware to a later version.
Contact Service Hotline.

F01002:  Internal software error
Message Value: %1
Drive Object: All objects
Reaction: OFF2
Acknowledge: IMMEDIATELY
Cause: An internal software error has occurred
Remedy: Carry out a POWER ON (power on/off) for all components.
Upgrade firmware to a later version.
Contact Service Hotline.

F01003:  Acknowledgement delay when accessing the memory
Message Value: %1
Drive Object: All objects
Reaction: OFF2
Acknowledge: IMMEDIATELY
Cause: A memory area was accessed that does not return a “READY”.
Remedy: Carry out a POWER ON (power on/off) for all components.
Contact Service Hotline

N01004 (F, A):  Internal software error
Message Value: %1
Drive Object: All objects
Reaction: NONE
Acknowledge: NONE
Cause: An internal software error has occurred. 
Remedy:  Read out diagnostics parameter (r9999).
Reaction upon F: OFF2
Acknowl. upon F: POWER ON
Reaction upon A:  NONE
Acknowl. upon A: NONE

F01005:  Firmware  download for DRIVE-CLiQ component unsuccessful
Message Value: Component number: %1, fault cause: %2
Drive Object: All objects
Reaction: NONE
Acknowledge: IMMEDIATELY
Cause: It was not possible to download the firmware to a DRIVE-CLiQ component
Remedy: Check the selected component number
Check the DRIVE-CLiQ connection
Save suitable firmware file for download in “/siemens/sinamics/code/sac/”
Use a component with a suitable hardware version
After POWER ON has been carried out again for the DRIVE-CLiQ component,                               download the firmware again. Depending on p7826, the firmware will be                                       automatically downloaded.

A01006: Firmware update for DRIVE-CLiQ component required
Message Value: Component number: %1
Drive Object: All objects
Reaction: NONE
Acknowledge: NONE
Cause: The firmware of a DRIVE-CLiQ component must be updated as there is no suitable firmware or firmware version in the component for operation with the Control Unit.
Alarm value (r2124, interpret decimal): Component number of the DRIVE-CLiQ component
Remedy: Firmware update using the commissioning software: The firmware version of all of the components on the “Version overview” page can be read in the Project Navigator
under “Configuration” of the associated drive unit and an appropriate firmware update can be carried out.
Firmware update via parameter:
– Take the component number from the alarm value and enter into p7828.
– Start the firmware download with p7829 = 1.

A01007: POWER ON for DRIVE-CLiQ component required
Message Value: Component number: %1
Drive Object: All objects
Reaction: NONE
Acknowledge: NONE
Cause:  A DRIVE-CLiQ component must be powered up again (POWER ON) (e.g. due to a firmware update). Alarm value (r2124, interpret decimal): Component number of the DRIVE-CLiQ component. If the component number is 1, a POWER ON of the Control Unit is required. 
Remedy: Switch off the power supply of the specified DRIVE-CLiQ component and switch it                   on again.
For SINUMERIK, auto commissioning is prevented. In this case, a POWER ON is                           required for all components and the auto commissioning must be restarted.

A01009 (N):   CU: Control module overtemperature
Message Value: –
Drive Object: All objects
Reaction: NONE
Acknowledge: NONE
Cause: The temperature (r0037[0]) of the control module (Control Unit) has exceeded the specified limit value.
Remedy: Check the air intake for the Control Unit.
Check the Control Unit fan.

MRO Electric and Supply carries new and used Sinamics modules. For more information or to request a quote, call 800-691-8511 or email sales@mroelectric.com.

For more Sinamics S120 faults and alarms, check out Part II and Part III of the series that we will be posting shortly.

Sinamics S120
Sinamics S120

 

 

Siemens Micromaster 420 Faults and Alarms

A blog we posted earlier this week about the Micromaster 420 troubleshooting referenced the Faults and Alarms list for the Micromaster series, so we decided that it would make sense to make the list of Micromaster 420 Faults and Alarms directly available. This is from the corresponding manual for the Micromaster 420 series, but it is buried within the manual which most people most likely don’t even have. Hopefully this helps with your troubleshooting.

View our 420 Micromaster drives in stock. For more information or to request a quote, please call 800-691-8511 or email sales@mroelectric.com.

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Troubleshooting a Fanuc Motor

Here are some basic principles for troubleshooting a FANUC motor circuits with meter or megohm meter. This procedure will show you how to test for shorts in windings, cables, or opens. Before starting to test, make sure to turn all all the power sources to the machine and then disconnect the 3-phase motor lines from the drive end. Visually confirm that there are no problems with the cable and then begin testing.

Testing for a short to ground:

  • Using an Ohm meter: Disconnect all power from machine. Check all three wires at T1, T2, and T3 (all three phases) to the ground wire. The readings for this should be infinite, and if it is zero or reads any continuity then there is a problem with the motor or the cable. For this disconnect the cable and check each separately. Be sure to make sure leads on both ends are not touching anything, including the other leads. Most servo motor shorts can be ready with a regular quality  meter going to at least 10 megaohms.
  • Using a Megohm meter: Disconnect all power from machine. Check all three wires at T1, T2, and T3 (all three phases) to the ground wire. Reading should be between 600-2000 Megohms. Most shorts will be below 20 Megohms. Be careful not to touch the leads or the wires to anything when taking the reading because it can give a false reading. There should be about 1000 Ohms of resistance for each volt of incoming power, but this is not a standard rule. If it is 230meg to 600meg there may be deterioration in the cable.

Testing for Open or Short in the windings:

  • Using an Ohm meter: Disconnect all power from the machine. Put meter on ohms and test T1 to T2, T2 to T3, and T1 to T3. The range should be between 0.3 and 2.0 ohms, with most being at about 0.8 ohms. If it is zero there is a short between the two phases. If it is an open the reading will be infinite or well above 2,000 ohms.
  • Cable and plug notes: Often times the connector on the cable to the motor will get coolant in it. You can dry it out an retest, if it is still bad the inserts will get burn marks in them and cause a slight short, so they need to be replaced. If it is a DC motor, check the brushes. There should be 3-4 round caps to remove around the motor. Under these there is a spring with a square block (brush). Check to see how much is left, they may need to be replaced.

 

MRO Electric has a large stock of FANUC motors available. If you would like a replacement or spare, or if you have any questions, please call 800-691-8511 or email sales@mroelectric.com.
FANUC Motors
FANUC Motors

Control Techniques Commander SE HF Trip Codes

Commander SE
Commander SE

The Control Techniques Commander SE Microdrive series is an AC open loop vector that provides great flexibility as well as a small footprint.  Although this series is reliable you may encounter one of the HF Trip codes listed below.  These codes are a result of an internal error in the drive.  Most often these trip codes can be resolved by powering down and allowing the drive sit for 5 minutes before powering up again.

If the HF Fault code does not clear then your drive will likely require a repair.

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Siemens Sinumerik PLC Alarms

Here is a list of the Siemens Sinumerik PLC Alarms from the Siemens manual. This list is valid for the Sinumerik 802D sl. For a full list of the Sinumerik series on our website just click here or email sales@mroelectric.com. Our number is 800-691-8511 to give us a call for more info.

Each alarm is uniquely identified using the <Alarm number> and the <Alarm text>. The description of the alarms is classified according to the following categories:

• Explanation
• Response
• Remedy
• Program continuation

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Siemens Sinumerik Drive and I/O Alarms

For troubleshooting your Siemens Sinumerik system, here is a list of the Siemens Sinumerik Drive and I/O Alarms directly from the Sinumerik manual. For more info, give us a call at 800-691-8511 or email sales@mroelectric. Our full Sinumerik series is listed here.

Drive and I/O alarms

Alarms

334 Diagnostics Manual, 03/2011, 6FC5398-2CP10-3BA0

300411 Axis %1 drive %2 error when reading a file (%3, %4)

Parameters: %1 = NC axis number

%2 = Drive number

%3 = Error code 1

%4 = Error code 2
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A06B-6117-H211 Alarm Code Troubleshooting

A06B-6117-H211
List of A06B-6117-H211 Alarm codes that should help you with troubleshooting. If you do decide you need more help or want to replace your unit, give us a call at 800-691-8511 or email sales@mroelectric.com. Our product page is also located here for more info.
Alarm Code 1
      (1)Meaning Inverter: internal cooling fan stopped
      (2)Cause and troubleshooting
              (a)Check whether there is any foreign material in the fan.
              (b)Check that the fan connector is attached correctly.
              (c)Replace the fan.
              (d)Replace the SVM.
Alarm Code 2
     (1)Meaning Inverter: control power supply under voltage
     (2)Cause and troubleshooting
              (a)Check the three-phase input voltage of the amplifier (the voltage shall not be lower than 85% of the rated input voltage).
              (b)Check the 24 V power supply voltage output from the PSM (the voltage shall normally not lower than 22.8 V).
             (c)Check the connector and cable (CXA2A/B).
             (d)Replace the SVM.
Alarm Code 5
      (1)Meaning Inverter: DC
link under voltage
      (2)Cause and troubleshooting
              (a) Check that the screws for the DC link connection cable (bar) are tight.
              (b)If a DC link low voltage alarm condition occurs in more than one module, see Subsection 3.1.4, “Alarm code 4” for explanations about how to troubleshoot the power supply module.
              (c)If a DC link low voltage alarm condition occurs in only one SVM, replace that SVM.
Alarm Code 6
     (1)Meaning Inverter: overheat
     (2)Cause and troubleshooting
            (a)Check that the motor is being used at or below its continuous rating.
            (b)Check that the cooling capacity of the cabinet is sufficient (inspect the fans and filters).
            (c)Check that the ambient temperature is not too high.
            (d)Replace the SVM.
Alarm Code F
     (1)Meaning Inverter: cooling
fan stopped of the radiator
     (2)Cause and troubleshooting
          (a)Check whether there is any foreign material in the fan.
          (b)Check that the fan connector is attached correctly.
          (c)Replace the fan.
          (d)Replace the SVM.
Alarm Code P
     (1)Meaning Communication error between amplifier and module
     (2)Cause and troubleshooting
          (a)Check the connector and cable (CXA2A/B).
          (b)Replace the control printed-circuit board.
          (c)Replace the SVM.
Alarm Code 8
     (1)Meaning Inverter: DClink current alarm
     (2)Cause and troubleshooting
           (a)Disconnect the motor power leads from the SVM, and release the SVM from an emergency stop condition.
              <1>If no abnormal DC link current alarm condition has occurred. Go to (b).
             <2>If an abnormal DC link current alarm condition has occurred. Replace the SVM.
          (b)Disconnect the motor power leads from the SVM, and check the insulation between PE and the motor power lead U, V, or W.
                 <1>If the insulation is deteriorated. Go to (c).
                 <2>If the insulation is normal. Replace the SVM.
         (c)Disconnect the motor from its power leads, and check whether the insulation of the motor or power leads is deteriorated.
                <1>If the insulation of the motor is deteriorated. Replace the motor.
                <2>If the insulation of any power lead is deteriorated. Replace the power lead.
Alarm Code 8.9.A.
     (1)Meaning Inverter: IPM alarm
     (2)Cause and troubleshooting
             (a)Disconnect the motor power leads from the SVM, and release the SVM from an emergency stop condition.
                   <1>If no IPM alarm condition has
occurred. Go to (b).
                   <2>If an IPM alarm condition has occurred. Replace the SVM.
            (b)Disconnect the motor power leads from the SVM, and check the insulation between PE and the motor power lead U, V, or W.
                   <1>If the insulation is deteriorated. Go to (c).
                   <2>If the insulation is normal. Replace the SVM.
            (c)Disconnect the motor from its power leads, and check whether the insulation of the motor or power leads is deteriorated.
                   <1>If the insulation of the motor is deteriorated. Replace the motor.
                    <2>If the insulation of any power lead is deteriorated. Replace the power lead.
Alarm Code 8.9.A.
     (1)Meaning Inverter: IPM alarm (OH)
     (2)Cause and troubleshooting
             (a)Check that the heat sink cooling fan is running.
             (b)Check that the motor is being used at or below its continuous rating.
             (c)Check that the cooling capacity of the cabinet is sufficient (inspect the fans and filters).
             (d)Check that the ambient temperature is not too high.
             (e)Replace the SVM.
Alarm Code bcd
       (1)Meaning Abnormal inverter motor current
       (2)Cause and troubleshooting
              (a)Checking the servo parameters Referring to “FANUC AC SERVO MOTOR i series Parameter Manual (B-65270EN),” check whether the following parameters have default values.
Fanuc-15i PRM 1809, 1852, 1853
Fanuc-16i/18i/21i PRM & Power Mate i No.2004, 2040, 2041
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Fanuc Alarm 466 – Z Axis: Motor/Amp Combination

We just shipped out a Fanuc A06B-6096-H207 Servo Amp unit to a customer, and as soon as they installed the amplifier they got a Fanuc Alarm 466 which refers to the Z Axis: Motor/Amp Combination. This is obviously somewhat distressing for a customer to buy a replacement unit and immediately get an alarm when it is installed, but fortunately this is an easy fix.

This Alarm 466 comes from the replacement amplifier having newer servo software than the unit that it is replacing. As Fanuc has made newer units they’ve upgraded the software/hardware within these amplifiers, so you just need to reset a parameter to reboot the configuration and clear the 466 Alarm. The steps are below.

– Put the machine in Emergency Stop
– Go to parameter 2165 on the control
– Set all the values to 0
– Take the machine out of emergency stop

Once these parameters are changed and the machine is rebooted, the alarm will clear and the amplifier will initialize. We also have pictures below to confirm that you know what to look for. For any additional help, call us at 800-691-8511 or email sales@mroelectric.com.

FANUC Alarm 466
FANUC Alarm 466
FANUC Alarm 466
FANUC Alarm 466

Simodrive Fault Code 7 – LT Module

Recently we had a customer with a 6SN1123-1AA00-0CA1 Simodrive LT Module that they were getting a fault code 7 on. This fault code has to do with the speed controller being at it’s limit. This alarm was coming up randomly for them, and would go away temporarily if they swapped out their motor with a spare. The controller card that they were using was a 6SN1118-0AA11-0AA1 card, which was determined as faulty once the other components were tested. Once the card was replaced, the customer was able to get up and running.

Fanuc Spindle Amp Alarm Codes for Alpha Series

Fanuc Spindle Amp Alarm codes for amplifiers that start with part number A06B-6088, A06B-6102, and A06B-6078.

“A” Program Rom abnormality (Not Installed)

AL-01 Motor Overheat

AL-02 Excessive speed deviation

AL-03 DC Link fuse blown

AL-04 Input fuse blown

AL-05 Control power supply

AL-06 Over Speed

AL-07 Excessive Speed

AL-08 High Input Voltage

AL-09 Excessive load on main circuit section

AL-10 Low input voltage

AL-11 Over-voltage in DC link section

AL-12 Over-current in DC link section

AL-13 CPU Internal data memory abnormality

AL-15 Spindle switch/output switch alarm

AL-16 RAM Abnormality

AL-18 Program ROM checksum error

AL-19 Excessive U phase current detection circuit offset

AL-20 Excessive V phase current detection circuit offset

AL-24 Serial transfer data error

AL-25 Serial transfer data stopped

AL-26 Disconnection of speed detection signal for C’s contouring control

AL-27 Position coder signal disconnection

AL-28 Disconnection of position detection signals for C’s contouring control

AL-29 Short-time overload

AL-30 Input circuit over current

AL-31 Speed detection signal disconnection motor restraint alarm

AL-32 Abnormality in RAM internal to LSI for serial data transfer

AL-33 Insufficient DC link section charging

AL-34 Parameter data setting beyond allowable range of values

AL-35 Excessive gear ratio data setting

AL-36 Error counter overflow

AL-37 Speed detector parameter setting error

AL-39 Alarm for indicating failure in detecting 1-rotation signal for C’s contouring control

AL-40 Alarm for indicating 1-rortation signal for C’s contouring control not detected

AL-41 Alarm for indicating failure in detecting position coder 1-ratation signal

AL-42 Alarm for indication position coder 1-rotation not detected

AL-43 Alarm for indicating disconnection of position coder signal for differential speed mode

AL-46 Alarm for indicating failure in detecting position coder 1 rotation signal in thread cutting operation

AL-47 Position coder signal abnormality

AL-48 Position coder 1-rotation signal abnormality

AL-49 The converted differential speed is to high

AL-50 Excessive speed command calculation value in spindle synchronization control

AL-51 Under voltage at DC link section

AL-52 ITP signal abnormality 1

AL-53 ITP signal abnormality 2

AL-54 Overload current alarm

AL-55 Power line abnormality in spindle switching/output switching

AL-56 Cooling fan error.