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Questions to ask when troubleshooting machine alarms

  1. Did the alarm get worse over the last few days?

  2. Does it alarm in a cut?

  3. Alarm on the same tool?

  4. How do you clear the alarm?

  5. What is the alarm on the drive?

  6. What direction was the axis moving?

  7. Does the problem occur when cutting the same part?

  8. Does the problem occur with the same tool?

  9. Does it alarm only while cutting?

  10. Does it occur on all three shifts?

  11. Does it happen on hotter days?

  12. Can you make the alarm occur?Test program?

  13. Is it at the end of a rapid move?

  14. During tool change, pallet change, or other operation