Rudia KT332N swap to Rudia RDC6442S/G

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Steve English
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Location: Hattiesburg
Country: United States
Laser Machine Make or Type: Omtech
Laser Power: 50 Watt
Laser Bed Size: 12 X20
Home Position: BL
Control Software: LIGHTBURN
RDWorks Version: v8.01.18
Ruida Controller: RDC6442
Windows Version: 10

Rudia KT332N swap to Rudia RDC6442S/G

Post by Steve English »

Thanks in advance for any help.

My wifes omtech 50 watt B/G had a power surge. The communications no longer works to laser. I have tried Udisk, USB and cat5. Lightburn wont communicate. It also got her desktop computer. I purchased a Rudia RDC6442S/G to replaced the KT332N. I have done Instrumentations/electronics offshore for 25 years so this is not foreign to me but and do's and don't from anyone that has experience with this would be thankful.

Thanks
Steve
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Gene Uselman
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Laser Machine Make or Type: AKL1318-2
Laser Power: 130W & 80W Reci
Laser Bed Size: 51 x 71
Home Position: TR
Control Software: LIGHTBURN
RDWorks Version: RDw .19 & Lightburn
Ruida Controller: RDC6445
Accessories: I have a combining lenses, pin tables [homebuilt], honeycomb tables , wireless remote, Modifed Ultimate Air Assist, home built non-powered rotary device, Prusa i3 MK3S and Mini Prusa printers.
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Re: Rudia KT332N swap to Rudia RDC6442S/G

Post by Gene Uselman »

This should be quite straight forward swap for you. The KT series looks like a budget model- the 6442 series is rock solid. I would think even the nomenclature should be very similar. They all use the same machine memory files and if you used Lightburn at all before the big crash, you should have the backup files that LB saves for us. The [what used to be called Vendor files in the early days] can be read and edited and compared with Notepad++.
I have done a fair amount of controller transplants... and I even remember some of it :roll:. If you have questions we will try to help. Gene
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Steve English
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Jun 16, 2022 6:02 pm
Location: Hattiesburg
Country: United States
Laser Machine Make or Type: Omtech
Laser Power: 50 Watt
Laser Bed Size: 12 X20
Home Position: BL
Control Software: LIGHTBURN
RDWorks Version: v8.01.18
Ruida Controller: RDC6442
Windows Version: 10

Re: Rudia KT332N swap to Rudia RDC6442S/G

Post by Steve English »

Thanks Gene I have the controller swapped and the machine is running. Just looks like the speed displayed on the HMI and the actual speed set to run in Light burn are very different. Example set to 150 mm/sec Hmi shows running at 3810. Which I know it is running at 150. Just thought it maybe the acc setting and such. If you have a bae file that would be great.

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Steve
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Gene Uselman
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Location: Suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
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Nickname: Gene
Laser Machine Make or Type: AKL1318-2
Laser Power: 130W & 80W Reci
Laser Bed Size: 51 x 71
Home Position: TR
Control Software: LIGHTBURN
RDWorks Version: RDw .19 & Lightburn
Ruida Controller: RDC6445
Accessories: I have a combining lenses, pin tables [homebuilt], honeycomb tables , wireless remote, Modifed Ultimate Air Assist, home built non-powered rotary device, Prusa i3 MK3S and Mini Prusa printers.
Windows Version: Win 10 Pro

Re: Rudia KT332N swap to Rudia RDC6442S/G

Post by Gene Uselman »

If you look for our Rescue files you should find one similar to your machine bed size and homing location- you can experiment or do a comparison with a plug-in to Notepad++.
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BT48 Alpha Shopbot and 1300x1800 130W Laser

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Steve English
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Jun 16, 2022 6:02 pm
Location: Hattiesburg
Country: United States
Laser Machine Make or Type: Omtech
Laser Power: 50 Watt
Laser Bed Size: 12 X20
Home Position: BL
Control Software: LIGHTBURN
RDWorks Version: v8.01.18
Ruida Controller: RDC6442
Windows Version: 10

Re: Rudia KT332N swap to Rudia RDC6442S/G

Post by Steve English »

Gene

I did find a rescue file here. Made a few changes and all is up and running.

Thanks
Steve
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Gene Uselman
Posts: 2084
Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:18 pm
Location: Suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Country: USA
Nickname: Gene
Laser Machine Make or Type: AKL1318-2
Laser Power: 130W & 80W Reci
Laser Bed Size: 51 x 71
Home Position: TR
Control Software: LIGHTBURN
RDWorks Version: RDw .19 & Lightburn
Ruida Controller: RDC6445
Accessories: I have a combining lenses, pin tables [homebuilt], honeycomb tables , wireless remote, Modifed Ultimate Air Assist, home built non-powered rotary device, Prusa i3 MK3S and Mini Prusa printers.
Windows Version: Win 10 Pro

Re: Rudia KT332N swap to Rudia RDC6442S/G

Post by Gene Uselman »

Good job- have fun...
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BT48 Alpha Shopbot and 1300x1800 130W Laser

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my expectations, Well, I have really good days.

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