>>>>> "Phillip" =3D=3D Phillip San Miguel <pmiguel at purdue.edu> writes:
Phillip> I'm not the best person to answer, but in case no one
Phillip> else does I decided to respond. We've done about 500 runs
Phillip> on our 3700 in foil piercing mode. During this time we
Phillip> only had one robot mishap--where the loading robot froze
Phillip> during loading. Because of this, our service engineer
Phillip> gave us a program that was to be run before data
Phillip> collection is started called "port off.exe". I was told
Phillip> it turns off the diagnostic port (whatever that means.)
Phillip> No problems of this type since then--but this isn't a
Phillip> large sample size.=20
Actually, this is a strawman. The "Port Off" utility was a patch for
a incompatability between the 1.1 firmware and collection software
(the collection software would open a particular TCP port to the
firmware, but not listen for events that came back on that port.
Eventually - after about 8 runs or so - there was a TCP buffer
Firmware version 1.2 does not sent events on that particular port by
default, even if it has been opened.
The Foil Piercing problems are completely separate. I will forward
this report to the guy who developed the Sample Transfer system. He
might have some idea of what's going on.
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