Firmware V1.3

WAZER Firmware refers to the software that is onboard WAZER, embedded within the Controller. The firmware controls all of WAZER’s actions, including gantry movement, water and abrasive flow and maintenance procedures. As we improve WAZER through new firmware development, we will also make sure to release the latest firmware version so prior customers can update their machines. 

Firmware Version 1.3 brings some minor improvements and bug fixes, and therefore we strongly encourage you to update your machine’s firmware. WAZER’S FIRMWARE WILL NOT UPDATE AUTOMATICALLY! Refer to the Updating the Firmware article for instructions on how to make this highly recommended update.


New Features 

 

Homing before jog function:

This new maintenance procedure allows users to clear the Used Abrasive that may pile up in the corners of the Tank, clogging the abrasive Filtration System. We recommend using this procedure if the Used Abrasive is not collecting in the Abrasive Buckets. This mode quickly loosens up the Used Abrasive in the corners of the Tank by spraying high-pressure water in those locations.

You can access this feature from the Control Panel: Setup & Maintenance > Maintenance > Abr Pickup Cleaning.

 

Dry Run at Jog Speed:

The Tank Cleaning Cycle protocol has been significantly improved. In this mode the Nozzle moves around spraying high-pressure water to urge the Used Abrasive at the bottom of the Tank towards the collection points in the corners. With this update, your WAZER will be way better at cleaning up after itself! The new Tank Cleaning Cycle lasts 7 minutes and should be used whenever abrasive is not collecting in the Abrasive Buckets, or at least after every 2 hours of cutting.




Bug Fixes

 

Controller Lockup:

Occasionally files get corrupted during the transfer process (ie. from your computer to the SD card or from the SD card to WAZER’s Controller). If this happened the Controller would freeze if a corrupted gcode line was detected. This bug is now fixed. The new firmware deals with file corruption by continuing to proceed through the cut file to its end. 

 

Gantry Limit Error Message:

Wam allows you to add your own entries to the Material Library, and this requires you to test the material with WAZER to determine the appropriate settings. This process, outlined in the Testing a New Material and Creating a New Wam Entry article, has been streamlined. This new mode has all Test Files stored onboard and guides you through the procedure. You can access this feature from the Control Panel: Setup & Maintenance > Cut Rate Testing

 

Tab Created Upon Pause:

If the machine was paused and then resumed, there were instances of a small “tab” being left at that location of the pause. This bug is now fixed. No unintended tabs should exist in your cuts due to pausing a cut.


Tab Created Upon Pause:

If the machine was paused and then resumed, there were instances of a small “tab” being left at that location of the pause. This bug is now fixed. No unintended tabs should exist in your cuts due to pausing a cut.

 
Trevor Sage-EL