--- HECC80/3 First of this series of Control, used only on Early FC1000/3 Machines. Featured Intel 8085 Microprocessors on 2 CPU Boards in Slots 2 & 10, CRT Display, 32K of Ram Memory with Battery Back-up, full Keyboard, and the G.E. Model 3 Servo for High Axis Speed (3000 IPM).
Most of these Controls were later Retrofitted in the field to HECC80/302 Status, to get the
Advantages of Later-Control Type Bubble-Memory Board.
Around 30 of these Controls were build in 1981 to 1982. Control uses #401300-000 Schematics.
--- HECC80/302 Basically an Updated HECC80/3 Control used only on FC1000/3 Machines.
L6 Prom Board was replaced with #401350-000 256K Bubble Memory Board which provide 128K of Memory for Customer's Part-Programs and 128K for Machine & Control Executive Run-Programs that ran Machine. Ram-Memory also upgraded to 48K using 3 -- 16K Ram Boards in Slots L3, L4, & L5 on early Controls, and 1 -- 48K Ram in Slot L3 on later Controls. Servo Drives were upgraded from G.E. 3 Drive to Much improved G.E. 3A Drive. Built from 1982 to 1986, uses #401473-000 Schematics.
--- HECC80/302 Conversion A Ram and Bubble Board Upgrade to Convert, in the field,
a HECC80/3 Control, to a HECC80/302 Control. Most HECC80/3 Controls were Converted to HECC80/302 Control status in 1982 to 1984 by Dandy Don Dahlin (R.I.P.) and his Merry-Men.
But a few were Never Converted. Conversion uses #401522-000 Schematics. To further Confuse, these is also a HECC80/302 RETRO Schematic #401660-000 which adds More Updates like
Phase-Monitor, Power-Fail Diode, Etc.
--- HECC80/302A A Updated HECC80/302 Control to Latest-Style Circuit Boards for Improved Reliability. Used only on the "Reliability" Series FC1000/3 Machines, which also had many Mechanical Improvements, and began with Machine Serial #200. FC1000/3's with 302A Controls are the Best of HECC80/30x Control Machines. Made 1984 to 1986, uses #401722-000 Schematics.
--- HECC80/304 Basically HECC80/302 Control mounded in a Stand-Alone Cabinet, with special Software & Proms and I/O boards for use on FC1500/45 Punch & Plasma Machine. Oddly, Strippit built these Controls first using G.E. Model 3A Servo-Drives, and later-on using Model 2 Servo-Drives, which are Very Different! Built 1983 to 1986, uses #401470-000 Schematics.
--- HECC80/306 Basically a HECC80/302 Control mounted in a Stand-Alone Cabinet, with Special Software & Proms and I/O boards for use on FC1250/30/1500 and FC1250/30/1500 Laser-Tool Machines. Used G.E. Model 2 Servos only. Built 1983 to 1986, uses #401592-000 Schematics.
--- HECC80/BC Basically a HECC80/302 Control mounted in a stand-alone Cabinet.
Had a Special CRT Graphics Board, Software, and I/O to run the Blanking Center Machine.
Blanking Center was a FC1250/30/1500 Table-Assembly Mated to a Herr-Voss Shear to make a
CNC Right-Angle Shear Machine for Stand-Alone Operation, and Punch-Machine Cell-Systems.
Used G.E. Model 2 Hi-Ack Servo. Built 1983 to 1986, used #401359-000 Schematics.
--- HECC80/2 There was also a couple of HECC80/2 Controls build around 1980.
These were Special Controls that were Custom-Made for a New Caterpillar Co. Plant that was
being built with all Machines being DMC (Central-Office) Controlled.
These Early Specials became the Basis for this HECC80/30x family of Controls.
These Custom Controls probably do not exist anymore. Schematics #???
Note, All HECC80/3 Controls had a Simple "FAB-5" Macro Programming Language Built-In.
Old Part-Programs Written using these Macro's will ONLY Run on HECC80/3 Controls, and these Macro's are NOT Supported by Any other CNC-Control or CAD/CAM Programming System.
For More Common HECC80/30x Control Problems,