bmw330i wrote:What I meant by your settings was proper X, Y from the itg3200 manual and your FQN32 and then FQN16 values.
noted, that's what I though, all good.
I have not tried messing with the POTS since I would like to first try other options that do not require modifying the machine.
I understand, but I believe it's reverse thinking as some of your settings are really off. Illumination in your case is a problem and like bakerly mentioned (I didn't realize) your Z axis might be also too far from the focus point and your part is so small that it can't be checked.
You should not be afraid of touching certain settings as long as you know what they do. That being said, you can for sure wait for the final user's manual (next week) before touching anything.
Changing the Z position of the head shaft to the bottom camera is really nothing. Nozzle exchanger menu, edit mode, posi2, teach mode, check the nozzle alignment and adjust the stroke depth with u/shift u. Note the value when you are in focus then ESC twice (unless you want to validate a new alignment). Go in the constants, quick settings and check what you bottom camera scrub is, replace eventually with the value you manually adjusted (that's your new focus). Click ok and don't forget to do F2 to save it all.
The room was pretty dark. Maybe with more light in the room the setting for 126 may work.
#1) the machine is really insensitive to ambient lighting unless you point a flashlight to the camera. The head has side "blinders" to avoid external incident light to pollute the vision, and the local lighting of the camera is strong enough to not be sensitive to ambient lighting. FORTUNATELY ! :D (as it's the key to a successful vision)
#2) Finally, the machine shutters (smoked acrylics) protects the machine against excess / change of lighting but to be honest my bottom panel is for now disassembled as I need cut it to accommodate big feeders which arms currently prevent the lid to open properly. With or without it, it makes no difference on the vision for any of my parts.
#3) Like I posted above, problem is opposite : I believe your illumination settings are way too high, not too low.
@bakerly + @bmw : I saw the Z stroke of bmw in his screen cap (sorry for not seeing this earlier) and it's 180. If our machine HW is similar (I believe the head is at least the same) you should have the same value as mine (360). I have NO IDEA why it's not in focus but half of my value makes sense why the nozzle is so FAR currently.
I checked again the machine check list (it's a printed document) and the focus was set to 367 initially in 2010. The previous owner might have adjusted to 360, I'll check myself if 7 points adds up to a better focus but still, it's VERY close to my former settings.
which leads me to wonder if your constants are ok or just totally off. Did you get the machine with a PC and the software pre installed and ALL ? or just the machine and the vision card (frame grabber) ???
I also realized I got a data floppy disk with the machine. I'm wondering if your machine is simply NOT CONFIGURE because the calibrated constants are not installed.
I don't know what the install process is at MDC or manncorp, but the provided PC (if provided) might not be tested with the PnP machine itself and everything installed on it (PCs could be tested separately). I don't know if my floppy disk was provided as a constant backup or FOR THE USER TO INSTALL THEM to obtain a PC with the calibration data on it but it's a possibility.
If it's not the case, your PC has the stock install of the MDC software and many default constants.
I would check what you got with the machine, and I'll have a look to the provided CD-rom or provided media. You should have a disk/storage of some sort with the calibrated constants on them
Side note @bmw : I checked my original CD and there are indeed more info / PDF on them. Mine has an add-on for the strip / cut tape (not the auto cut tape) as a small cut-tape feeder (5-7 lines) was provided. I believe that the setup of your auto cut tapes is described in the PDF on the CD (same PDF I linked in another of my post). Check what files you have there, the MDC printed manual is NOT just what was provided with the machine afaik.