[hackerspaces] Fwd: [rp-ml] Helisys LOM-2030H

Stewart Dickson mathartspd at gmail.com
Thu Oct 25 16:49:25 CEST 2012

For those unfamiliar with LOM, it is basically a 40-Watt (or so, maybe
less) X-Y laser cutter with a Z-axis and a mechanism for fusing the
layer of paper being cut to the layer before it with thermal glue
(coated on the underside of the paper) by rolling a heated roller over
it.  It is 20-year-old technology.  Cheers,  -Stewart,

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From: Joe Veldhuis <joe at selecteng.com>
Date: Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 8:50 AM
Subject: [rp-ml] Helisys LOM-2030H
To: rp-ml at rapid.lpt.fi

Hello list!

We have a Helisys LOM-2030H that has been sitting idle for a few years
now, and I want to try to get it running again. The machine seems to
be more-or-less operational, and as far as I know it hasn't been moved
or otherwise altered since it was last used. However, when I power up
the machine and start LOMSlice, I get the error message "Platform
motor alarm was detected", and the software fails to connect.

I don't know if it's related or not, but I notice that one of the
relays (labeled #3) is opening and closing once every second.

Any advice?

Joe Veldhuis
Select Manufacturing Services
1210 E. Barney Ave
Muskegon, MI 49444
joe at selecteng.com
(231) 722-1144

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