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GE Medical Systems

Siemens Multix

Siemens Multix

Modality: XR
Alignment and Calibration
Component Locations
Error Codes
Functional Checks
Logic and Block Diagrams
Preventive Maintenance
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ALIGNMENT AND CALIBRATION


Patient Positioning

X-ray Generation

Horizontal SID Adjustment


Overhead Support 3D-III Setup
Transverse Detent
Longitudinal Detent
Installing SID Signal Generators
Setting the Horizontal SID Signal Generators
Setting the Vertical SID Signal Generators

Table
Catapult Bucky Cabinet
Height Adjustment
SID Transmitter Cable

Tomographic Adjustments
Layer Height Limit Switches
Swivel Angle
Motor Belt Tension
M4 Control Check
Tomographic Speeds
Tomo Braking
Lead Time Adjustment
Tomo Exposure Checks

Digital Collimator
Cover Removal
Display / X-ray Field Alignment
Focus Leaves Adjustment
Lamp Replacement
Light Localizer Test
Test Mode
Switch Settings

Filament Current Adjustment


Iontomat Setup
Required Materials
Getting Started
System Checks

PBL System
Adjustment Notes
Adjustment Steps

Rotor Control Adjustment


Prep Time
Anode Braking Time
Rotor Accelerate Time
kVIST
mAs

Tube Seasoning

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Digital Collimator
Select a topic:

Display / X-ray Field Alignment

Cover Removal

1. Remove 4 screws holding the window with


crosshairs in place. Remove the window.

Display / X-ray Field Alignment


Focus Leaves Adjustment

2. Turn on the system.


3. Manually pull the Film Tray out slightly.

Lamp Replacement

4. Set the SID to 100 cm, then set an area of 30 cm


square with the rotary knobs.

Light Localizer Test


Test Mode

5. Set the S2 Adjusting Screw to a width of 76.5 mm.


The setting gauge (usually taped inside the
collimator cover) should fit snugly in the diaphragm
aperture.

Switch Settings

Cover Removal
1. Remove 4 countersunk screws.
2. Loosen 2 captured Allen screws.
3. Pull cover off, taking care not to hit the Light
Localizer Lamp.

6. Set the S3 Adjusting Screw to a height of 65 mm.


The setting gauge (should fit snugly in the
diaphragm aperture.
7. Verify by running a search run. (Cycle collimation by
reinserting the cassette tray in full auto.)
8. Make an exposure to test the adjustments.
9. Install the crosshair window and 4 screws.

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Digital Collimator, continued


Focus Leaves Adjustment

Lamp Replacement

1. Remove the Collimator.

1. Open the lamp cover carefully, and pull it up to


remove it.

2. Close the leaves with the rotary knobs.


3. Set the setting gauge against the flange.
4. Verify that the leaves are set symmetrically across
the gauge center line. If not, bend the leaves by
hand.
5. Verify that the plastic flange ring is installed.
6. Install the Collimator by tightening 3 Allen screws.
7. Check the X-ray-to-light and bucky centering.

2. Remove the old halogen bulb.


Important! Do not touch the bulb with your hand. Oil from
your skin will shorten bulb life. Use a glove or
paper towel.
3. Install a new halogen bulb into the holder, and push
it carefully against the stop.
4. Carefully install the lamp cover.

Light Localizer Test


Check the turn-on time for the visual localizer and for the
line-type visual localizer. The Collimator D11 board (or
D12 depending on model) is programmed with a turn-on
time of either 45 or 60 seconds.

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Digital Collimator, continued


Test Mode

Angle Coder Testing

Indicator Self-Testing

1. Watch the display as you turn the angle coder slowly


to the right, opening the collimator. On the Field Size
Indicator, you should see:

1. On Collimator D11 board, set S1 to position 1, then


press S2 to reset.
2. The test mode runs 3 times, during which you should
see:

HR1 on D11 turning on and off

all LEDs on D11 (except voltage LEDs) flashing

all text displays on D12 flashing

all digital displays on D11 flashing

all digital displays on D12 flashing

light localizer and line-type visual localizer


flashing

left digit counting from 0 to 9

center digit shows 1

right digit alternates between 0 and 1

2. Watch the display as you turn the angle coder slowly


to the left, closing the collimator. On the Field Size
Indicator, you should see:

left digit counting from 9 to 0

center digit shows 0

right digit alternates between 0 and 1

3. On D11, set S1 to normal position to end self-testing.

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Digital Collimator, continued


Test Mode, continued

Mercury Switch Testing

Control Key Testing

1. Move the tube unit through the positions below and


watch the control unit on D12.

Press each control key and watch the SID on D12. (Front
panel on collimator.)
Press

Position

Display Should Read

Display Should Read

Ready

PBL

Manual

3
4

2. Set D11 S1 to position 2 for normal operation.


3. Verify Indicator i30 shows 0, and the dot is blinking.

D11 Transmit / Receive Module Testing


1. Unplug Collimator D11 board fiber connections.
2. Connect the fiber cable jumper at i23 and i24.
3. The circuit self-tests. Indicator i30 counts from 9 to 0.

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Digital Collimator, continued


Switch Settings

Switch S2

These dipswitch banks are found on the Collimator D11


board (or D12 depending on model).

Switch S1
#

Name

On

Off

Loop

Test mode

Normal mode

cm in FFA

SID display in cm

SID display in
inches

cm in field

Field size display in


cm

Field size display in


inches

T = light

Light localizer turn


on time is 45
seconds

Light localizer turn


on time is 60
seconds

USA / EUR

Semi-auto by USA
regulations; a
smaller displayed
format goes to full
format if the SID
changes

Semi-auto by Euro
regulations; a
smaller displayed
format is maintained
if the SID changes

--

Must be on

Invalid position

(Not used)

--

--

Test

Test mode

Normal mode

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Name

On

Off

10 MHz

Wait state for 10


MHz CPU clock G2

G2 is 6.144 MHz

6 MHz

Wait state for 6.144


MHz CPU clock G2

G2 is 10 MHz

SI

Must be on

Invalid position

--

Must be on

Invalid position

Note

Descriptions in gray show factory-set switch


positions.

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Table
Select a topic:

3. Use a pencil to mark the Sensing Lever position on


the Rail. Manually move the lever. The S4 Cassette
Inserted switch should operate after 3-5 mm of
travel. If not, turn the S4 adjusting screw and
recheck.

Catapult Bucky Cabinet


Height Adjustment
SID Transmitter Cable

Catapult Bucky Cabinet


Grid Drive Adjustment
1. Remove the Tabletop.
2. Adjust S1 for 2-4 mm between grid drive and inner
frame edge.
3. Adjust S2 limit switch, and verify it works properly.
4. Set grid travel distance to 27-29 mm.
5. Proceed to Pulse Generator Adjustment.

Encoder Adjustment
1. Remove the Grid, Iontomat Chamber, and Rear
Sheet Metal Cover.
2. Unscrew two allen screws to remove the Grid Tappet
and the Guide Piece.

4. The S3 Tray Inserted switch should operate 2-5 mm


before an inserted Cassette Tray hits the limit stop. If
not, turn the S3 adjusting screw and recheck.
Alternatively, try bending the Stop Angle and
recheck. Stop here unless replacing Encoder.
5. Remove the Encoder Assembly, and swap out the
pulse generator with a new one.
6. Back out the screws to free the Toothed Wheel.
7. Manually turn the B1 wheel one full turn CW. Engage
the teeth, then screw B1 back down.
8. Manually turn the B2 wheel two full turns CCW.
Engage the teeth, then screw B2 back down.
9. Install the Pulse Generator Assembly.
10. Install the Grid Tappet and the Guide Piece.
11. Install the Iontomat Chamber, Grid, and Rear Sheet
Metal Cover.
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Table, continued
Catapult Bucky Cabinet, continued

Additional Table Position

Film Tray Catch Adjustment

Optionally, use S58 to stop the table at another vertical


position of the customers choosing.

1. Insert the Film Tray.


2. Use a spring balance on the Film Tray handle to test
the holding force of the Leaf Springs. 30-50 N is
normal.
3. If necessary, adjust the two leaf springs on the
bottom of the Film Tray and re-test.

Height Adjustment

SID Transmitter Cable


1. Move table to bottom position.
2. Loosen nuts securing steel wire.
3. Watch D28 board as tighten the wire. Stop when
LEDs 23 - 28 light up.
4. Tighten nuts.

Bottom Table Position


The lowest table position is controlled by S52. Set this
switch to stop the table at a vertical position of 590 mm.

Top Table Position


The highest table position is controlled by S53. Set this
switch to stop the table at a vertical position of 915 mm.

Tomographic Table Position - Mid Position (CPH)


The tomographic table position is controlled by S56
(when moving up) and S56A (when moving down). Set
these switches to stop the table at a vertical position of
750 mm 1 mm. Verify table stoppage from both
directions.

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Horizontal SID Adjustment


1. Power up the system.
2. Align the tube assembly with the Wall Stand.
3. Obtain SIDs from customer.
4. Measure the first SID with a tape.
5. Set Switch S45 so the cam is actuated at the first
SID.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for SIDs 2, 3, and 4, as
dictated by the customer.

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Tomographic Adjustments
Select a topic:

Layer Height Limit Switches

Layer Height Limit Switches

Switches S13 and S14 are not adjustable. If they require


replacement:

Swivel Angle

1. Move Table to tomo height.

Motor Belt Tension

2. Set the tube head focal point to a table distance of


109 cm with a tape measure.

M4 Control Check
Tomographic Speeds

3. Using the tomo rod scale, set the tube head focal
point to a film plane height of 125 cm.

Tomo Braking
Lead Time Adjustment
Tomo Exposure Checks

4. Using the tomo rod scale, move the Planigraphic


Block up to 25 cm, then set S13 to actuate at this
setting.
5. Using the tomo rod scale, move the Planigraphic
Block down to 0 cm, then set S14 to actuate at this
setting.

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Swivel Angle

Safety Limit Switches S26 and S27

Adjustment

1. Couple the tomo rod.

1. With the tube head/collimator set for a vertical beam


to the table bucky, set the Light Localizer for a
narrow, transverse beam, and turn it on.

2. Move to maximum layer height.

2. As you move the Support Arm from minimum SID to


maximum SID, watch the light band. It should not
shift.
3. In the table base, at the Coding Disk, loosen the
threaded pin slightly. Loosen up the two screws on
the PC Board (D26 and D27) Base Plate.
4. Install the Adjustment Brackets (Part Number
8951519G2094) into the two adjustment holes.
5. Adjust the coding disk and/or board base plate to
lock the adjustment brackets in tightly.
6. Tighten up the two screws on the PC board (D26/
D27) base plate.
7. Center the coding disk between D26 and D27, and
tighten up the threaded pin.

3. Set the SID to 115 cm.


4. Press the Bucky button.
5. Press the [<-|||||->] button.
6. Move the 3D-III stand at the head end until the
Bucky carriages rubber bumper is 5 mm in front of
the crossbeam.
7. Use the Axial Ring to set S26 to operate.
8. Move the 3D-III stand at the foot end until the Bucky
carriages rubber bumper is 5 mm in front of the
crossbeam.
9. Use the Axial Ring to set S27 to operate.
10. Verify that relay HR1 (M4) cuts out 5 mm before the
mechanical stop.

8. Remove the Adjustment Brackets and verify whether


the Coding Disk brushes the PC Board Base Plate.
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Tomographic Adjustments, continued


Motor Belt Tension
1. Loosen 4 screws on the D30 layer height motor in
the table base. Lift the motor.
2. Hang a spring balance on the toothed belt.
3. Set the tension so that the spring balance deflects
the belt 5 mm. Tension of 10 N.

a. Press to first pressure point, verify the stand


moves to right (tomo start position).
b. Fully depress, verify the stand moves to left.
c. Release, verify the stand returns to center.
8. Repeat test for each tomo key.
7
8

4. Tighten the 4 screws.

M4 Control Check
1. At D30, remove the X3 wire plugs.
VK HK

2. Plug in the S27 16-pin connector. As you do, note


the coding. Connect the wires as shown to the right.
3. Fit the generator release switch to the adapter
coupling, then couple the tomo rod.
4. Set the SID to 115 cm.
5. Press the up/down arrow key, and move the table to
tomo position.

16

D30/MP 0 V
D30/MP 30 V

6. Press a tomo key. (Choose a key which is not


flashing.)

S27

7. Test the service switch:


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Tomographic Adjustments, continued


Tomographic Speeds
1. Connect an oscilloscope to board D30 M4 at TP7, in
the table base.
2. Turn on the system.
3. Couple the tomo rod.
4. Set the SID to 115 cm and the layer height to
125 mm.
5. At the generator, turn off SS via S2 on D517.
6. Begin tomo and check time settings on the
oscilloscope:
Scope
Time in
Seconds

D30 Adj
Pot

ZM1
D30.MP.0V
D30 X3.7

25 / 0.8s

0.768

R76

0.85

40 / 2.0s

1.2

R74

2.08

1.6

R75

2.23

30 / 3.2s

2.56

R73

3.86

8 / 0.4s

1.2

--

--

8 / 0.8s

2.4

--

--

Tomo
Key

30 / 2.0s

Measure
Angle

24

7. At D30, remove the S27 16-pin connector. Reinstall


the X3 wire plugs. As you do, note the coding.
8. Program the following times into the generator tomo
board:
Letter

Time in Seconds

3.2

2.0

0.8

0.4

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Tomographic Adjustments, continued


Tomo Braking

3. Set the generator for 60 kV / 40 mAs.

1. Set the layer height to 25 cm.

4. At the generator, turn on SS.

2. Press the 25/0.8 tomo key.

5. Begin tomo and check tomo timing on the


oscilloscope. The exposure timing should be
centered in the tomo time.

3. Start tomo.
4. Adjust R7 on D31 for smooth braking.
Note

During this procedure, the Tube Support Arm


switches S26 and S27 (swivel angle safety) must
not operate.

6. Verify that the generator exposure time equals the


selected tomo time (0.8 sec).
Note

If you are connecting a TO or a T5s, you will


need to increase the lead time on D30 (using x5)
for 25/0.8 sec and for 8/0.4 by 2.

Note

No lead time adjustments are needed for


40/2 sec, 30/2 sec, 30/3.2 sec.

Lead Time Adjustment


1. Insert channel 1 of the scope with a radiation
detector measuring probe into the beam and set the
collimator to the size of the probe. Connect channel
2 to D30.Mp7.
OR
Use a Keithly kV meter on the tabletop. Be sure to
the collimator to expose the detector during the
entire sweep.
OR
Use the kV test point on D520. (kVIST) Set +1 V =
20 kV.

7. Disconnect scope and probe.

2. Press the 25/0.8 tomo key.


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Tomographic Adjustments, continued


Tomo Exposure Checks

10. Repeat this test with different sweep angles. The


image should appear similar to diagram 2.

Pinhole Test
Note

For this procedure, you will need a copper sheet


with a small hole drilled in the center, or something similar.

If you see a string of pearls (diagram 3), check for


mechanical smoothness of all components.

If the line has a slight bend (diagram 4), check for


mechanical interference during the time sweep.

Adjust the end stop switches if the line is off.

1. Load cassette into the Bucky.


2. Place the copper sheet on the table top.
3. Collimate to the size of the small hole.
4. Make an exposure in RAD mode. Experiment with
techniques to create a dark, but not overexposed,
dot on the film. Start with 40 kV and 20 mAs.
5. Leave the cassette and copper sheet in place.

6. Switch to tomo mode. Fulcrum height: 10-20 cm.


7. Make a tomo exposure. Again, experiment with
techniques.
8. Develop the film. The image will appear similar to
diagram 1.

9. The pinhole should be centered, and the stripe


should be smooth.
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Tomographic Adjustments, continued


Tomo Exposure Checks, continued
Fulcrum Height Test
Note

For this procedure, you will need a foam block, or


something similar of a known thickness, about 10
cm thick. The material must not be radio opaque.

1. Load cassette into the Bucky.


2. Place a coin such as a quarter on the foam block.
3. Switch to tomo mode. Fulcrum height should equal
block height, about 10 cm.
4. Make a tomo exposure. Again, experiment with
techniques.
5. Develop the film. You should see the coin clearly on
the film.

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Iontomat Setup
Select a topic:

Getting Started

Required Materials

Iontomat Cables

Getting Started

Required Materials

1. Verify that all installed Iontomat cables are labeled


with destinations, and that they run from the
Operators Console to the Generator. Click here
for location.

For this procedure, you will need wiring diagrams for:

Note

System Checks

Iontomat selection
Generator
Basic Unit
Screen PROM
You will also need these tools:

If the Iontomat is having sporadic problems with


switching times and operation, verify that the
cables are run at least 10 cm from any power or
signal cables (such as in the same duct or wireway). Verify also that there are no loops in the
cables.

1. Insert Iontomat K2 connector into M46-D1.K2A.


Click here for location.
2. If your unit has a KK interface and unit-based
dominant selection, you can display/turn off the
dominant indicator on the generator. See wiring
diagram X1458-1*1 for more information.

Digital multimeter
Oscilloscope
Standard toolkit

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Iontomat Setup, continued


Getting Started, continued

2. Install D52 into N11.

Workstation Programming (if needed)

3. Device and examination station selection:


Point
A-E

G1-G5

Tube I

Tube II

A-C (Device 1, 2, and 3)

Tube I

D-E (Device 4 and 5)

Tube II

Note
1. On D52, solder in jumpers as follows:
For operation on:

Selection

If not all plugs G1-G5 are used, the non-occupied


exam stations on D52 must be programmed to F,
Tube 1.
A

Solder these jumpers:

G1

I and H

G2

L and K

G3

N and M

G4

O and P

G5

S and R

J27

B
C
J13 J18

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Iontomat Setup, continued


Getting Started, continued

Programming Exposure Sensitivity

Programming Voltage Response Correction


Curves

1. On D3, perform the proper step:


a. With a non-film-screen PROM, connect U with 2,
and connect D with 4.

At the customers request, sensitivity can be adjusted for


compression cone (on spot film device only) operation by
-1 or -2 exposure points.
1. On D9, install a jumper at T1 or T2, respectively.
2. Install D9 into N11.

b. With a film-screen PROM, assign curves 1-4 to


the screen types or technique buttons in use: H,
U, and D.
2. Install D3 into N11.
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Iontomat Setup, continued


Getting Started, continued
Programming Basic Sensitivity

On D2, you can adjust the sensitivities to customer


requirements:
Sensitivities can be programmed in half steps (using
an additional jumper in the 1/2 row) from 4.0 to 27.5.
Each workstation (A-F) can be programmed
independently. The table bucky is usually B. The Wall
Stand is usually C.
Each technique (U, H, and D) can be programmed
independently for each workstation.
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Iontomat Setup, continued


System Checks

Ground Fault Check

Select a topic:

1. Disconnect the black jumper between K3 (ground)


and K2.OVL.

Ground Fault Check


Hum Voltage Check
Drift Measurement Prep
Drift Check with SS Off
Drift Check with SS On
Iontomat Time Limit
Shutoff Test
Film Density Check

2. Connect DVM to ground and OVL. Resistance


should be infinite. If not, check:

JK cables

Iontomat circuit shorts

Ion chamber shorts to the Bucky (use electrical


tape around the chamber edges)

Iontomat junction boxes

3. For a TV system connected to the generator,


perform a separate fault check.
a. Disconnect the BAS connector at the monitor.
(BAS is a German name for Composite Video.)
b. Disconnect remote control connector and power
supply cable at the central TV control unit.
4. Reconnect K3.

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System Checks, continued

3. Make sure test switch S3 is in normal (2) position:

Hum Voltage Check

PY30: D17

1. With system power off, pull out D9 and connect to


extender.

PY50: D517

2. Set up scope:

50 mVAC and 5 ms per division

channel 1: D9.B14 (+15V)

channel 2: D9.Z14 (-15V)

4. Turn the generator on, allow 5 minutes to warm up.


5. Select 81 kV, Iontomat, and central measuring field.
6. On board D2 (see Programming Basic
Sensitivity), install a jumper at 10. Verify that the
LED on D3 displays 10 (binary code).

4. With S27 on, hum must not exceed 50 mV.

7. Perform these checks for all connected detectors


and selectable measuring chambers. These are
selectable from the Operators Console.

5. Turn off the generator.

Drift Check with SS Off

6. Remove the extender and reinstall D9 into N11.

1. Turn SS off (S2):

3. Turn on the generator.

Drift Measurement Prep

PY30: D17

1. Scope connections:

PY50: D517

PY30: D20, MAS TP and ground at 0Vs

PY50: D520, MAS TP and ground at 0Vs

signal drift cannot exceed 250 mV in 1 second

2. Set channel 1 to 100 mV (internal triggering) and 200


ms (zero line centered) per division.

hum voltage cannot exceed 200 mV

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Iontomat Setup, continued


System Checks, continued

Drift Check with SS On

5. At the Operators Console, select Iontomat (U/H/D)


and Max kV.

1. Turn SS on (S2):

PY30: D17

PY50: D517

PY50: D517

6. With S27 on, check the scope. After:

PY30: 8.0 sec

2. Close the collimator and mask with lead

PY50: 3.2 sec

3. Make exposure at 60, 81, and 96 kV (80%, 2 sec)


and watch the scope. Drift and hum should be very
similar to with SS off.

the time limit switching should occur, and the Limit


display on the Operators Console control panel
should light up.

Iontomat Time Limit

7. Press the [LIMIT] button.

1. Scope connections:

Note

PY30: D20, MAS TP and ground at 0Vs

PY50: D520, MAS TP and ground at 0Vs

If a time limit adjustment is required, refer to Generator Service Instructions under the topic Readjustment When Replacing Components, board
D517.

2. Set channel 1 to trigger on ON and OFF, and 1 sec


per division.

8. Turn the generator off.

3. Turn the generator on.

10. Turn SS on.

9. Disconnect the scope.

4. Turn SS off (S2):

PY30: D17
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Iontomat Setup, continued


System Checks, continued

3. Verify measuring chamber assignments and


functions:

Shutoff Test
On board D2 (see Programming Basic Sensitivity), a
jumper is still installed at 10. Verify that the LED on D3
displays 10. When programmed for 81 kV, the Iontomat
must immediately shut off after an exposure, with direct
radiation onto the measuring chamber.

S36

Light Localizer
Collimation to

S27

Shutoff
Time
long
short

1. Turn the generator on.

long

2. Turn SS off:

short

PY30: D17

long

PY50: D517

short

4. Turn SS on.

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Iontomat Setup, continued


System Checks, continued
Film Density Check
1. For each Operators Console and screen, make an
exposure at 81 kV with 20 cm of water.
2. Confer with customer regarding optical density of
each test film. Reprogram board D2 (see
Programming Basic Sensitivity) to customer
requirements.
Note

If the customer has no specific requirements, set


the net optical density (DN, density 1 over film
fog) to 1. Usually 1.3-1.5 OD (B+F).

3. Turn the generator off.

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Overhead Support 3D-III Setup


Select a topic:

6. Set the template on the detent cam, allowing the two


allen grub screws to pass through the templates
rectangular cutout marked with two holes, oriented
as shown above.

Transverse Detent
Longitudinal Detent
Installing SID Signal Generators
Setting the Horizontal SID Signal Generators
Setting the Vertical SID Signal Generators

7. Back the two allen grub screws out slightly, then shift
the cam and template to align the right edge of the
template with the pencil mark.

Transverse Detent

8. Tighten the two allen grub screws and remove the


template.

1. Power up the system.

9. Telescope forward until it hits the detent.

2. Swing the tube assembly out to point toward Wall


Stand.

10. Turn on the light localizer and verify that the light
cross is centered transversely (not necessarily
longitudinally) on the Wall Stand.

3. Turn on the light localizer. Use the movement keys to


direct the beam to the center of the wall stand.
4. Hold the alignment template (shown below) at a right
angle to the rail and rollers and mark the rail with a
pencil.

11. Stick the red arrow sticker on the telescope cover,


and the two circle stickers on the transverse rail and
on the cable cover to mark the proper position.

SIEMENS

5. Telescope away from the wall stand about 50 cm.


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Longitudinal Detent

Installing SID Signal Generators

1. Press the [<-|||||->] key and adjust one SID. Use a


tape measure to help you.

1. Unscrew and remove the longitudinal rail front cover.

2. Hold the alignment template at a right angle to the


rail and rollers and mark the rail with a pencil.
3. Telescope sideways about 50 cm.
4. Set the template on the detent cam, allowing the two
allen grub screws to pass through the templates
rectangular cutout marked with one hole, oriented as
before.

2. Locate the five encoder signal generator boxes, in


the telescope accessories bag.
3. Turn back the allen screw on each of the boxes.
4. Install the five boxes in the front rail. The three large
fields (blank, C2, and C1) should be nearest the
narrow edge of the rail.

5. Back the two allen grub screws out slightly, then shift
the cam and template to align the right edge of the
template with the pencil mark.
6. Tighten the two allen grub screws and remove the
template.
7. Telescope longitudinally until it hits the detent.
8. Verify the SID with a tape measure.

5. Install the rail cover.


6. Slide the five boxes so they are as far as possible
from the Wall Stand.

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Setting the Horizontal SID Signal Generators
Note

If the Wall Stand is in the transverse direction,


adjust the SID signal generators to the transverse track.

View of SID

Position

LEDs lit on D5

SID #1

POS

SID #2

POS

1. Obtain the list of SIDs from customer.


2. Turn the system on.
3. Insert the cassette into the Wall Stand.

C1

4. Swing the tube assembly out to point toward wall


stand.
SID #3

5. Using a tape measure, measure the shortest SID.

C2

6. Remove the two foils from the SID encoder using the
table.
7. Use the adjusting template to shift the SID signal
generator so that the LEDs in the SID signal
generator and the H3 lamp on the telescope light up.

SID #4

C2
Wall Stand
(vertical
beam
path)

9. Repeat steps 4-8 for the remaining SIDs.


10. If any SID signal encoders are unused, push them to
the rail end and tighten them into place.

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POS
C1

8. Shift the stand slightly to access the SID signal


generators allen screw, and tighten it into place.

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POS

POS
BWS

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Setting the Vertical SID Signal Generators
Note

This is for tilting bucky on wall stand, if applicable.

1. Turn the system on.


2. Swing the table out.
3. Insert the cassette into the Wall Stand.
4. Center the tube assembly over the table to the
cassette.
5. Code the SID signal generator for Wall Stand (see
previous page table).
6. Use the adjusting template to shift the SID signal
generator so that the LEDs POS and RWG on D5
and the H3 lamp on the telescope all light up.
7. Shift the telescoping column slightly to access the
SID signal generators allen screw, and tighten it into
place.
Note

The mechanical detent can also be attached in


this position, if desired.

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Tube Seasoning
Required Materials

8. Move switch S1 on D516 to TEST ON.

For this procedure, you will need these tools:

9. Use R60 on D516 to slowly adjust to 110 kV.

Digital multimeter

10. Leave fluoro on at 110 kV for 8 minutes.

Oscilloscope

11. Turn R60 on D516 CCW until it stops (about 50 kV).

Procedure

12. Move switch S1 on D516 to TEST OFF.

1. Turn the generator off.

Important! In the case of two tube assemblies, do not


proceed until after start-up of the second tube
assembly.

2. Connect scope channel 1 to D520 at test point kVIST


and 0VP. (1 V = 20 kV)
3. Set meter to 20 mA range, and connect it to D520
mAs sockets.
4. If there is no fluoro remote control:
a. Turn the generator off and install D517 board
onto extension.
b. Remove the D517.D14 jumper.

13. Turn off the generator.


14. If there is no fluoro remote control:
a. Remove D517.D14 to D517.B14 jumper.
b. Install the D517.D14 jumper.
c. Remove D517 board from extension and reinstall
in N11.

c. Jumper D517.D14 to D517.B14 on the PC board


side (X1564-20/1).
5. Turn R60 on D516 CCW until it stops (about 50 kV).
6. Turn on the generator.
7. Turn SS on.

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Filament Current Adjustment


Required Materials
For this procedure, you will need these tools:
Digital multimeter
Oscilloscope

Procedure
1. Connect scope channel 1 to D520 at test point kVIST
and 0VP.
2. Connect scope channel 2 to mAIST. Set trigger to on
ON and OFF. 1 V and 20ms per division.
Note

Twist the scope probe cables to avoid picking up


unwanted signals.

3. Set meter to mAs range, and connect it to D520 mAs


sockets.
4. Turn on the generator.
5. Set switch S3 on D517 to position 1 to enable a test
time of 0.1 seconds.

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6. Make an exposure at small focus (20 kW), 73 kV,


20 mAs, at short time. The scope should read 275
mA 20 mA. Check with 125 kV (reduced current
160 mA). If curve deviation is excessive, set the
mean value to 77 kV. If an adjustment is required on
D512, use R11 for AP1 and R21 for AP2.
7. Make an exposure at small focus (30 kW), 66 kV,
20 mAs, at short time. The scope should read 450
mA 20 mA. Check with 125 kV (reduced current
160 mA). If curve deviation is excessive, set the
mean value to 77 kV. If an adjustment is required on
D512, use R11 for AP1 and R21 for AP2.
8. Make an exposure at large focus (50 kW), 73 kV,
20 mAs, at short time. The scope should read 680
mA 20 mA. Check with 125 kV (reduced current
400 mA). If curve deviation is excessive, set the
mean value to 77 kV. If an adjustment is required on
D512, use R12 for AP1 and R22 for AP2.
Note

Tube currents are reduced with power output


reduction.

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Rotor Control Adjustment


No adjustments are required on a routine basis.
However, for service or troubleshooting, some
adjustments can be made.

Prep Time

3. Set meter to mAs range, and connect it to D520 mAs


sockets.
4. Start the exposure, and look at the graph:

Adjust prep time to 1.2 seconds. Adjust R33 on D517 at


J4.7. Measure on D520.
Max

Anode Braking Time

kVIST

Measure with scope at D514.Z14. Toggle S27 about


halfway on, briefly, and watch scope. The dip should be
1.8-2.0 seconds.
Adjust braking time to 6 seconds. Adjust R47 on D517 at
Z26.

Rotor Accelerate Time

Min

5. If an adjustment is required, use R62 on D516.

mAs
1. Set meter to mAs, connect to D520 mAs sockets.

Adjust M4 accelerate time to 425 Hz at D514 test point


M4. Adjust R37 on D514. Measure on D520.

2. Run an exposure at 81 kV, 80 mAs, short time. Meter


should read 80 mAs.

kVIST
1. Set up an exposure at 73 kV, 50 mAs, at short time.

3. Run an exposure at 40 kV, 2 mAs, short time. Meter


should read 2.31 mAs.

2. Connect scope to D520 at test point kVIST. Set


trigger to on ON and OFF. 1 V and 10ms per division.

4. Run an exposure at 117 kV, 2 mAs, short time. Meter


should read 2.69 mAs.
5. If any readings are off by more than 4%, adjust R3
on D9.

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PBL System
Adjustment Notes
While in PBL adjustment mode, the digital collimator
displays shows the information required to make the PBL
system adjustments and all other digital collimator
functions are locked out.
Adjustment
Step

FILTER

Indicated
Value

READY

CALL
SERVICE

When making an adjustment with the cassette (18 x 24


only), verify the center marks for the chuck and cassette
are aligned.
To initiate the adjustment program:
1. On D5, set switch S1 to position 1. D5 v24 lights up,
and switch S2 stops at 2.
2. Pull out the cassette tray to the stop, then fully insert
it again.
3. Press the Bucky button [<|||||>].

1 2 3
+ -

MEMORY

You can step through the 14 adjustment steps using the


[FILTER] key.
After completing an adjustment step, press the
[MEMORY] key. If the data is accepted, the READY
display lights for 5 seconds, the SID display shows 0,
and the adjustment step display moves to the next step.
If the data is rejected, the CALL SERVICE display lights,
and the SID display shows 1. Readjust and try again.

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Adjustment Steps

Step 2: First Horizontal SID Encoder

Step 1: Vertical SID Encoder on 3D-III Stand

1. Point the tube toward the wall stand.

1. Set the vertical beam direction above the table.

2. Pull out the table cassette tray to the stop.

2. Select medium (tomo) table height.

3. Pull out the Wall Stand cassette tray to the stop,


then insert a cassette if desired.

3. Set the focus to table top distance to 109 cm, using a


tape measure.
4. Insert a cassette if desired, then insert the cassette
tray.
5. Use [+] and [-] to set the display to 115.
6. Press the [MEMORY] key to accept this entry.

4. Move the tube to the first SID position (e.g. 102 cm).
Note

The lamp in the telescope carriage must light up.

5. Use a tape measure to measure the SID.


6. Insert the wall stand cassette tray.
7. Use [+] and [-] to set the display to 102.
8. Press the [MEMORY] key to accept this entry.

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Adjustment Steps, continued

Step 4: Third Horizontal SID Encoder

Step 3: Second Horizontal SID Encoder

1. Move the tube to the third SID position (e.g. 122 cm).

1. Move the tube to the second SID position


(e.g. 115 cm).

Note

Note

The lamp in the tube carriage must light up.

2. Pull out the Wall Stand cassette tray.


3. Use a tape measure to measure the SID.
4. Insert the wall stand cassette tray.
5. Use [+] and [-] to set the display to 115.

The lamp in the tube carriage must light up.

2. Pull out the Wall Stand cassette tray.


3. Use a tape measure to measure the SID.
4. Insert the wall stand cassette tray.
5. Use [+] and [-] to set the display to 122.
6. Press the [MEMORY] key to accept this entry.

6. Press the [MEMORY] key to accept this entry.

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Adjustment Steps, continued
Step 5: Fourth Horizontal SID Encoder
1. Move the tube to the fourth SID position
(e.g. 183 cm).
Note

The lamp in the tube carriage must light up.

2. Pull out the Wall Stand cassette tray.


3. Use a tape measure to measure the SID.
4. Insert the wall stand cassette tray.
5. Use [+] and [-] to set the display to 183.
6. Press the [MEMORY] key to accept this entry.

Step 6: Vertical SID Encoder Vertically Adjustable


Wall Stand
Note

This is needed only with a tilting wall bucky.

1. Pull out the Wall Stand cassette tray to the stop.


2. Move the Bucky cabinet to the horizontal position,
and move it to the lower stop.
3. Set the vertical beam direction and center it above
the Bucky cabinet.
4. Set the SID to 100 cm, using a tape measure.
5. Insert a cassette if desired, then insert the cassette
tray.
6. Use [+] and [-] to set the display to 100.
7. Press the [MEMORY] key to accept this entry.

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PBL System, continued


Adjustment Steps, continued

Step 8: Cassette Length Sensing in Multix Table

Step 7: Cassette Width Sensing in Multix Table

1. Insert the tray fully.

1. Load the 18 x 24 cm cassette transversely. Insert


fully.

2. Use [+] and [-] to set the display to 18.

2. Use [+] and [-] to set the display to 24.


3. Press the [MEMORY] key to accept this entry.
4. The system beeps.

3. Press the [MEMORY] key to accept this entry.


4. The system beeps.
5. Pull out the tray.

5. Pull out the tray.

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PBL System, continued


Adjustment Steps, continued

Step 10: Cassette Length Sensing in Wall Stand

Step 9: Cassette Width Sensing in Wall Stand

1. Insert the tray fully.

Note

2. Use [+] and [-] to set the display to 18.

If there is no Bucky Wall Stand, use the [FILTER]


key to skip to step 12.

1. Set the horizontal beam direction and center it on the


Bucky wall stand.
2. Load the 18 x 24 cm cassette transversely. Insert
fully.

3. Press the [MEMORY] key to accept this entry.


4. The system beeps.
5. Pull out the tray.

3. Use [+] and [-] to set the display to 24.


4. Press the [MEMORY] key to accept this entry.
5. The system beeps.
6. Pull out the tray.

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Adjustment Steps, continued

Step 12: Generator Selection: Table

Step 11: Unassigned

Note

Note

This adjustment step is not used.


Use the [FILTER] key to skip to step 12.

If there is no table available, use the [FILTER]


key to skip to step 13.

1. Use [+] and [-] to set the display to the generator


programmed at the workstation, 1, 2, or 3.
2. Press the [MEMORY] key to accept this entry.

Step 13: Generator Selection: Wall Stand


Note

If there is no Wall Stand available, use the


[FILTER] key to skip to step 14.

1. Use [+] and [-] to set the display to the generator


programmed at the workstation, 1, 2, or 3.
Note

You may NOT use the same setting as in step 12.

2. Press the [MEMORY] key to accept this entry.

Step 14: Grid Run-Up Time


1. Use [+] and [-] to set the display to 2.
2. Press the [MEMORY] key to accept this entry.

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Component Locations

COMPONENT LOCATIONS
X-ray Generation

System Overview

Collimator Assembly
Generator Front Overview

Patient Positioning
Multix U Table
Multix U Table D1 Fuse Board

Multix CP Table
Multix CP Table Electronics
Multix CP Table Track and Foot Pedal for Camera
Transverse

5V Regulator and Resistors R13 and R14


D19 Service Board
Photo Timer and Unit Interface (KK)
D2 Density Correction Board
Generator Card Rack Tilt

Generator Rear Overview


Operators Console
Inside the Operators Console

Tube Hanger
Wall Stand
Open Wall Stand Door

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Component Locations

System Overview
Operators
Console
Generator
Wall Stand

Tube Hanger
Collimator
Assembly
Multix U
Table

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Component Locations

Tube Hanger

Remove
screws to
access
components

M1 Assembly
D25 Board
SID Encoder
Board
Main Tube
Support
Tension
Adjustment
SID Encoder
Wheel
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Component Locations

Collimator Assembly
DC Stepper
Motors
D12 Controller for
Display Panel

D11 Power
Board
Fiber Optic
Connections

Search Run S3
(Behind measuring tape)
Search Run S2
(on right side of collimator)

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Component Locations

Multix U Table
Multix U
Table D1
Fuse Board

Service
Switches:
S1
Adjustment
Mode
S2 Service
Mode

D5
Board

Bucky
Film
Tray

D4
Board

Card Rack
On/Off
Switch

Remove
front cover
to access
M9 card
rack

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Component Locations

Multix U Table D1 Fuse Board

Line
Matching
Jumpers

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Component Locations

Multix CP Table
Multix CP
Table Track
and Foot
Pedal for
Camera
Transverse

Table Lift
Motor

Tabletop
Lock
Release
E-Stop
Table
Elevation

Multix CP Table
Electronics
MIO

Table
Fulcrum

SID Encoder
Assembly

Bucky
Film
Tray

S13 and
S14
M4

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Component Locations

Multix CP Table Electronics


Safety
Contactors
Drive
Motor
and
Encoder

D31

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Overview

M4 D30
Table
Controls
M9, PBL
System

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Component Locations

Multix CP Table Track and Foot Pedal for Camera Transverse

Tube Stand
Transverse
Tracks
Foot Pedal

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Component Locations

Operators Console
Fluoro Display Tube Status
Workstation (n/a for rad rooms)
X-Ray On
Selection
Display

Exposure
Control

Alignment &
Calibration

Patient Size
Organ
Technique Programming
Adjust
Field
On/Off

Component
Locations

Error
Codes

Radiographic
Display

Density
Correction Display

Iontomat Ops
Display

Technique Tube Load


Selection Selections

Limit
Reset

Density
Correct 4

Tube Load
Computer

Focal Spot
Selection

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Pause Time
Display for Tube
Load Calc

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Component Locations

Inside the Operators Console


Tube Load
Computer

Click here for


D19 Service
Board Installed
in Card Rack

S36

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Component
Locations

D19 Service
Board in
storage
location

Error
Codes

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Console

D35 Board

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Component Locations

Generator Front Overview


Remove
Cover for
access to 5V
Regulator and
Resistors R13
and R14

D520
Measurement
Board
Inverter
Modules

D19 Service
Board is
installed here

D2 Density
Correction Board

Generator
Card Rack

Generator Card
Rack Tilt:
Thumbscrew and
Red Safety Stop
Wire

Swing out for


access to
Photo Timer
and Unit
Interface (KK)
Auxiliary
Equipment
Fuses

LS
Relay
D518
Board

Line
Fuses

Transformer
T2

Line
Connection

Click here for


Generator Rear
Overview

Ground and
Signal Buss

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Component Locations

5V Regulator and Resistors R13 and R14

R13 Resistor

R14 Resistor
Remove
Cover for
access to 5V
Regulator and
Resistors R13
and R14

Resistor
service note
is on
Schematic
X1564-24

J1 +5 V
Regulator
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Component Locations

D19 Service Board

D19
Slot
MAS Start/Stop
Test Point

Click here for


D19 Service
Board Stored
Inside the
Operators
Console
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Component Locations

Photo Timer and Unit Interface (KK)

KK Interface
Board D186
See
schematic
X1564-32

Swing out for


access to
Photo Timer
and
Unit Interface
(KK)

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M46

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D1

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Component Locations

D2 Density Correction Board

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Component Locations

Generator Card Rack Tilt


Step 1:
Pull out K1A,
K1B, K1C,
K1D, K1E,
and D520

Step 3:
Tip rack forward
slightly, then
reach behind and
disconnect these
plugs

Step 4:
Tip rack fully
forward
DANGER:
This is not
recommended if
the Generator is
not bolted down.
The cabinet could
tip, causing injury
and/or damage.

Step 2:
Loosen
thumb
screws on
each side

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NOTE:
Red Safety
Wire prevents
Card Rack
from falling

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Component Locations

Generator Rear Overview


Inverter
Modules

5V Regulator
Wire Wrap
Access
Auto Short
Circuit
Extinguisher
KS Relay
(changes
response
frequency of
inverter)

Zener
Diodes
+15, -15, +5

Line
Contactor

N11 Card
Frame

Tube Unit
Connector
Block

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Component Locations

Wall Stand

Foot Pedal
unlocks
vertical height
adjustment

Pull out
Film Tray

Pull on
catches to
Open Wall
Stand Door
for access to
Ion Chamber
and Grid
Drive Circuit

Remove foot panel


to access cable
interconnect plugs
Iontomat
Control
Bucky
Control
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Component Locations

Open Wall Stand Door


Remove two
Allens and
squeeze the
lever to
access
Ion Chamber

Remove two
standard
screws to
access Grid
Drive Circuit
S4
Cassette Sizing
Encoders
Grid Drive Motor
S3
D16 and D17 Cassette
Size Boards

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Error Codes

ERROR CODES
Patient Positioning
Multix CPH Errors
Multix U Errors

X-ray Generation
Collimator Errors

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Error Codes

Collimator Errors
In the case of a collimator error, check the V185 display
on the D12 board for an error code.
Code

Description

Normal operating state

Width diaphragm error


Check AM2 engine, S2 switch, X1 D12 connector,
D12 power driver

Height diaphragm error


Check AM3 engine, S3 switch, X1 D12 connector,
D12 power driver

Iris diaphragm error


Check AM4 engine, S4 switch, X7 D12 connector,
D12 power driver

(Not Used)

Serial data transmit error


Check FOC, four-wire line, jumper four-wire line
D11X2.3 - X2.6, D11X2 - D12X1 connection

Bad data received (ex. unknown minutes)

Illegal FFA received (FFA of 35 - 400 cm)

ROM error

RAM error

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Error Codes

Multix CPH Errors


In the case of a Multix CPH error, check the display on
the D5 board for an error code.

Code
15

Code

Description

01

Adjustments are not yet complete.

02

(Not used)

03

Data transmission error.


Check fiberoptic sockets at central electronics and
at collimator, check collimator voltage supply,
verify LEDs V1 and V2 on D3 for flashing
(indicates data transfer)

18

04

(Not used)

05

Defective D5 board.
Replace, then perform adjustments.

06

19-21
22
23
24

Improper fiberoptic cable from central electronics


and collimator.
(Not used)
Defective collimator D11 board.
(Not used)
Cassette insertion error.
Cassette width / height errors.
Typically indicates a defective encoder or D16/D17
board.

25

07
08

16-17

Description

PBL requirements not met.

26

27-44

SID requires adjustment.


If 3D-III is fully down, and all 9 LEDs on D5 do not
light, replace the SID encoder.
(Not used)

45

Wrong workstation selected.


Redo final two adjustments.

46

Defective D101 board. Replace and reprogram.

11

47

(Not used)

12

48

Data transmission error.


Check fiberoptics at central electronics and
generator.

09
10

13-14

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Defective collimator.

(Not used)

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Error Codes

Multix U Errors
In the case of a Multix U error, check the J37 / J40
display on the D5 board for an error code.
Code

Description

Code

Description

16

Bad data received from digital collimator

17

SID error at digital collimator

18

RAM / ROM error at digital collimator

01

Normal operating state

02

PBL system requires adjustment

03

Bad operating mode (BA selector switch)

21

Bad block index from digital collimator

04

(Not used)

22

Cassette reports table width error - recalibrate

05

RAM error

23

Cassette reports table height error - recalibrate

06

ROM error

24

Cassette reports RWS width error - recalibrate

07

E**2 PROM error

25

Cassette reports RWS height error - recalibrate

08

Cassette transmitter, table not initialized

26

Vertical SID outside limits

09

Cassette transmitter, wall stand not initialized

27

Horizontal SID outside limits

10

Digital collimator not ready

11

Width collimator error

12

Height collimator error

13

Image intensifier collimator error

14

Digital collimator filter error

15

Fiberoptic error at digital collimator

19 - 20

28 - 29

(Not used)

(Not used)

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Error Codes

Multix U Errors, continued


In the case of a Multix U error, check the J37 / J40
display on the D5 board for an error code.
Code

Description

30

Digital TB adjustment data can not be evaluated

31

Digital TB sent wrong adjustment mode

32

Digital TB sent wrong adjustment submode

33

Digital TB sent wrong adjustment number

34

Digital TB has not completed adjustment

35

Horizontal SID outside tolerance

36

0 or 2 cassettes inserted

37

Digital TB rotary angle is undefined

38

Table has bad rotary angle

39

Wall stand has bad rotary angle

40

Bad multiplier at SID for wall stand

41

Bad setup number at call-in

42-43-44

Code

Description

47

Subprocessor RAM error

48

Fiberoptic connection lost between generator and


workstation

49

Connection lost between central electronics and


subprocessor

(Not used)

45

Bad unit selection

46

2x time-out subprocessor (reset relay)


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Error Codes

Multix U Errors, continued


In the case of a Multix U error involving the digital
collimator, check the D5 board for an error code. Move
S2 to service mode.
Code

Description

(Not used)

Limit switch error on width collimator

Limit switch error on height collimator

Limit switch error on iris diaphragm

(Not used)

Fiberoptic conductor test timed out

Send error (send buffer register)

Receive error (checksum)

(Not used)

Bad index block in protocol

10

(Not used)

11

Calculation error on width collimator

12

Calculation error on height collimator

13

Bad mode in command byte #1

14

No stored data available

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Codes

Code

Description

15

Calculation error on masked out field (mm)

16

Calculation error on tangent in collimator field

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Error Codes

Multix U Errors, continued


In the case of a Multix U error involving the digital
collimator, check the D5 board for an error code. Move
S2 to service mode.
Code

32

Description
Bad mode

Description

17

Bad collimator number

18

Limit error on width collimator

19

Limit error on height collimator

20

Limit error on iris diaphragm

21

Calculation of new tangent

22

SID limit error

23

Bad collimator number

24

Index width collimator outside limits

25

Index height collimator outside limits

26

Index iris diaphragm outside limits

27

(Not used)

28

Width collimator element error

29

Height collimator element error

30

Iris diaphragm element error

31

(Not used)

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Functional Checks and Procedures

FUNCTIONAL CHECKS AND PROCEDURES


Patient Positioning

X-ray Generation

Multix U

Exposure Timing Test Program

Column Movement
Table Movement
SID Display

With High Voltage


Without High Voltage

Generator Power Supplies


Inverters
Getting Started
Inverter Control (W1A/W1B) Check
Main Inverter Check Without Tube
Main Inverter Check With Tube
Short Circuit Blanking Responds

Radiographic Circuit
Rotor Runup and Braking
Anode Runup
Anode Braking Time

Tube Electrical Hookup


Connections
Polyphos 30 Connections
Polyphos 50 Connections

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Functional Checks and Procedures

Exposure Timing Test Program


With High Voltage
Note

For this procedure, you will need an oscilloscope.

Run this test program on every tube. Check the initial


load with the first exposure.
1. On D520, scope channel 1: kVIST, 1 V = 20 kV.
Set scale to 1 v/division and 50 ms/division.
2. On D520, scope channel 2: mAIST, 1 V = 100 mA.
Set scale to 1 v/division and 0.5 s/division.
3. Perform the following exposures
S36

S27

Before next shot,


wait

60 kV / 500 mAs

3 minutes

109 kV / 100 mAs

2 minutes

125 kV / 100 mAs

3 minutes

125 kV / 100 mAs

(final shot)

Caution

Note

If the scope does not indicate a falling


load (after no more than 200 ms), stop
the exposure immediately.

Power output reduction will reduce tube current.


A tube surge will end the exposure, and may not
indicate an error.

If an arc fault occurs at any time during the test program,


rerun the program. If the fault recurs, replace the tube.
See Tube Electrical Hookup for more information.
Note

This procedure is similar in purpose to our run-in


and stability test (without heat soak).

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Exposure Timing Test Program, continued


Without High Voltage

2. Set S3 test time to 0 seconds.

Note

3. Scope setup:

For this procedure, you will need an oscilloscope.

Run this test program on every single tank. Check the


initial load with the first exposure.
1. Turn SS off. On D517:

S2 to position 2

V11 lights up

Note

Connect to D516.B14

1 V and 2 seconds per division, inverted

Triggered internally.

4. Perform the following exposures

S2 and S3 are in normal position when S2 is


down and S3 is up, as shown here. Pinch
together for a quick check before placing the
cover back on the generator.

D517

S2

S36
(20 kW) 70 kV / 100%

small

(30 kW) 66 kV / 100%

small

(50 kW) 73 kV / 100%

large

Caution

S3

Note

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Locations

Error
Codes

Focus

S27
Allow scope
to run

Scope
falls from
275 mA
450 mA
680 mA

If the scope does not indicate a falling


load (after no more than 200 ms), stop
the exposure immediately.

Power output reduction will reduce tube current.


A tube surge will end the exposure, and may not
indicate an error.

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Generator Power Supplies


Note

For this procedure, you will need an oscilloscope


and a digital multimeter.

1. The line contactor must pull up with an audible click.


If not:

Check fuses U1 - U5.

Check D518 for lit lamps and LEDs. (LED V17 is


the only one that should NOT be lit.)

2. Make the following voltage measurements:


Test Board D520 connections

Range

Adjustment

Ripple Voltages

+24V and 0V

+23.76 - +24.24V

R2 / D1B

~ 40 mV

+15V and 0VS

+14.85 - +15.15V

R2 / D1A

~ 15-20 mV

+5V and 0VS

diode D5 lit

none

~ 50 mV (square wave)

-15V and 0VS

-14.85 - -15.15V

R5 / D1A

~ 15-20 mV

-28V and 0VS

-27.72 - -28.28V

R5 / D1B

~ 10 mV

+TP24 and -TP24

+7.13 - +7.87V

R1 / D24

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Inverters
Getting Started

Select a topic:
Getting Started
Inverter Control (W1A/W1B) Check

DANGER

Main Inverter Check Without Tube

Before beginning work on the inverters,


disconnect voltage to them. Failure to do
so can result in serious injury.

Main Inverter Check With Tube

1. Turn system power off.

Filament Inverter Check With Tube

2. Turn line circuit breakers off, and verify with a meter


at the incoming line that all voltage is removed.
3. Disconnect the V7 and V5 DC connections to the
rectifiers.
4. Insulate the connections.

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Inverters, continued
Inverter Control (W1A/W1B) Check

Main Inverter Ignition Check

1. Loosen the nut and swing the inverter out.

6. Switch S27 to expose and watch the LEDs.

2. Turn on the generator.

3. Turn on SS. On D517, S2 moves to position 1, and


V11 goes dark.

LEDs A and C (for TH1.A and TH2.A), and LEDs


D and B (for TH1.B and TH2.B) light up briefly,

then go dark.

4. Set test time to 0.1 sec. On D517, S3 moves to


position 1.

Starter Ignition Check


Important! Do not operate the ignition stages continuously for more than 30 seconds a time.

7. Swing the inverter in and tighten the nut.


8. Toggle SS off, then back on. On D517, S2 moves
from position 1 to 2, and back to 1.
Note

Measure ignition pulses to D43 at D510.

5. Switch S27 to prep and watch the LEDs.

LEDs A and C (for TH1.A and TH2.A) glow dimly


for about a second (runup),

then blink at a rate of once per second (continued


run).

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Inverters, continued
Main Inverter Check Without Tube

8. Switch S27 on only once.

Use this check to find a suspected fault in either the tube


or the main inverter (W1).

9. The short circuit monitor shuts down after 10 ms.

1. Reconnect the V7 and V5 DC connections to the


rectifiers.
Important! Do not run the main inverter and filament
inverter with no load. An open load will cause
a short circuit in the inverter, blowing 200A
fuse U1.
2. At the tube, disconnect leads U and V.
3. Connect a choke coil (large black coil supplied with
generator service kit, should be on site) to the leads.
(If no part is available, make a coil by making 10
windings 80 mm across, using 3 meters of 6 mm2
wire.)
4. Connect a scope to 2F ][ and 0V on D520.
5. Turn the generator on.

If there is no short circuit, the inverter is good.


Finish this procedure, then Check the Tube.

If there is a short circuit (signalled by a knocking


sound), verify the blanking time between knocks
is 40 ms. If not, finish this procedure, then Check
Short Circuit Blanking.

If the line fuses blow, finish this procedure, then


Check Short Circuit Blanking and Deleting.

If the line fuses do not blow, but knocking


occurs, this signifies a short circuit in the
inverter.

10. Turn the generator off. Wait two minutes for voltage
to drop. V2 on D22 goes dark.
11. Disconnect the V7 and V5 DC connections to the
rectifiers.

6. Set test time to 0.1 sec. On D517, S3 moves to


position 1.

12. Insulate the connections.

7. Turn SS on. On D517, S2 moves to position 1, and


V11 goes dark.

14. Reconnect the tube.

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Codes

13. Disconnect the choke cable.

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Main Inverter Check With Tube

10. Turn off S27.

Check Short Circuit Blanking

11. Turn off generator.

1. Scope setup:

12. Restore system to operating conditions.

Connect to 2Factual ][ on D520 and 0V

Triggering on Off and On

Important! Reconnect the V7 and V5 DC connections to


the rectifiers.

2. Install D517 onto extension.


3. Install a jumper on D517 at D10 (0V) and B6 (+15V).
4. On D22, disconnect and insulate connections A and
B.
5. Apply +5V from D520 to D22. Apply anode V1 and
0V from 0Vp on D520 to B on D22.
6. Turn the generator on.
7. Set test time to 0.1 sec. On D517, S3 moves to
position 2.
8. Turn SS on. On D517, S2 moves to position 1, and
V11 goes dark.
9. Switch S27 to release and remove +5V from D520
briefly. Inverter frequency is interrupted for 0.040
sec, and D22 V2 LED goes out.
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Main Inverter Check With Tube, continued

If the line fuses do not blow, but knocking occurs

Check Short Circuit Blanking and Deleting

1. Check the TSE wiring in W1A and W1B.

1. Disconnect the freewheeling diode V8. If a


resistance measurement shows a defect, replace it.

Disconnect resistors R1 (6.2 ohm). If a resistance


measurement shows a defect, replace it.

2. Disconnect the loading resistor R8 (0.2 ohm). If a


resistance measurement shows a defect, replace it.

Disconnect capacitors C1 (0.22 uF). If a


measurement shows a defect, replace it.

3. If either resistance check passes:

2. If wiring checks out, but knocking continues:

a. Install D514 onto extension.

Knocking with S27 on means W1B is bad.

b. Disconnect B14 strap on D514.

Knocking with S27 in prep means W1A is bad.


Verify frequency of rotating anode, step 3.

c. Install a jumper on D514 at B14 and Z18.


d. Set test time to 0.1 sec. On D517, S3 moves to
position 2.

3. Connect scope to MP4 on D514 and 0VP.

e. Switch S27 to prep. D510 V11 LED lights red.

5. Turn generator on and wait 5 minutes.

f. Turn the system on.

6. Set frequency to 2.35 0.03 ms (420 - 429 Hz) using


pot R37 on D514, then secure the pot with varnish.

g. Turn the generator on.


h. Switch S27 on. Proper blanking can be heard as
a knocking inverter.
i.

4. Pull X1 on D70.

7. Install X1 on D70.
8. Check frequency for 2.98 - 3.35 ms (303 - 335 Hz).

Turn off generator.

4. Restore system to operating conditions.

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Filament Inverter Check With Tube

Disconnect resistors R10-R13 (33 ohm). If a


resistance measurement shows a defect, replace
it.

Disconnect capacitors C8-11 (4.7 uF). If a


measurement shows a defect, replace it.

Check the Tube


1. At the tube, disconnect cables 11, 12, and 22.
2. Connect a 24 V halogen collimator bulb between:

11 and 12

22 and 12

2. Check thyristor V1-V4 with diodes resistances on


D20.
3. Check the drive.

3. Turn the generator on.


4. Select small focus.
5. Turn SS off. On D517, S2 moves to position 2, and
V11 lights up.
6. Check the filament inverter:

If heating works properly, the tube is bad.

If it shorts, but Short Circuit Blanking


Responds, perform these checks.

If it shorts, but Short Circuit Blanking Does Not


Respond, Fuse F4 Blows, perform these
checks.

Short Circuit Blanking Responds


1. Check the TSE wiring on D20:

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Short Circuit Blanking Does Not Respond, Fuse
F4 Blows
1. Install D512 onto extension.
2. Turn the generator on.
3. Install a jumper on D512 at B8 and B10 for 3
seconds.

D512 V15 LED is red

Heating stops with a click sound

4. Turn the generator off and on again OR runup S27.


D512 V15 LED goes out. If fuse F4 blows and L3
goes dark, and heating does not stop with a click
sound, filament short circuit blanking is bad. Verify
DC wiring in M1 is OK; R7, L4, C4, C5, and V1.
5. At the tube, disconnect 22 ohm resistors and
connect cables 11, 12, and 22.

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Multix U
Column Movement

Table Movement

Check the brake buttons.

Press the crossed arrow key on the side of the table


upward momentarily. You should hear a signal, and the
brakes should release. Press it again; the table should
lock into place.

Tension not to
exceed

Brake

Use the UP/DOWN key to check the table height


positions:

Transverse
25 N

590 mm
750 mm

Vertical

915 mm

SID Display

Longitudinal
20 N
Tube Rotate

The collimator SID display should change when


adjusting the tube height or when adjusting the table
height.
Note

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Locations

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Codes

[STOP] blocks planigraphic movement and table


height adjustment. Turn the key to the right 1/4
turn to clear the stop condition.

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Radiographic Circuit
Install the D19 Service Board into the generator card
rack.
Perform the following actions, and monitor the lamps and
LEDs on D19.
Action

D19 Lamps and LEDs

SS on

(V11 on D517 goes off)


(S2 on D517 in position 1)

S27 to Prep

V1, V2, V3 light immediately


V4 lights after 1.2 sec delay

S27 to Release

V6, V8, V9 light up

SS off

(V11 on D517 light up)


(S2 on D517 in position 2)

0.1 second test time on

(S3 on D517 in position 1)


V14 lights up

S27 to After Exposure


Shutdown

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V15 lights up

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Rotor Runup and Braking


Anode Runup
Note

6. Anode should run up. If not:

For this procedure, you will need an oscilloscope


and a digital multimeter.

If you hear a crackling noise, use a scope to


check D514 time. Set waveform duration to 2.35
ms 0.03 ms using pot R37. Inverter W1A may
be defective and require replacement.

If there is no cracking noise, check fuse F3 on


D518.

If there is a fault, ohm the stator windings:


- H1.II and 0 = 4.6 (5.0 ohms)
- H1.I and 0 = 9.5 (10.3 ohms)
- H1.II and I = 14.1 (5.3 ohms)
If the ohm values differ, the stator is defective.
Replace the tube.

1. Turn SS off. S2 on D517 moves to position 2.


2. Scope setup:

Scope in differential mode

Channel 1: + at M1 on D514

Channel 2: - at M2 on D514

Triggering on ZB on D520

3. Perform a generator check:

Generator on: V2 on D22 lights green

Generator off: V2 on D22 goes dark in 60


seconds

Anode Braking Time

4. Turn the generator on.

Measure with scope at D514.Z14. Toggle S27 about


halfway on, briefly, and watch scope. The dip should be
1.8-2.0 seconds.

5. Switch S27 to release. BR1 on D19 Service Board


lights up.

Adjust braking time to 6 seconds. Adjust R47 on D517 at


Z26.

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Tube Electrical Hookup


Select a topic:

Connect point on tube

Connections
Polyphos 30 Connections
Polyphos 50 Connections

Connections
1. Remove the connection coverplate and the strain
relief for the primary and signal leads.
2. Guide the cables as directed by the install manual.
3. Run the cable from the tube to the generator and
secure with cable ties.
4. Connect the ground wire to the central ground.
5. Connect and tighten the following connections.
Connect point on tube

Description

U1 (red)
V1 (gray)

H1 Primary

0 (black)
I (white)
II (brown)

Rotating anode

Description

11 (violet)
22 (gray)*
12 (yellow)

Filament heater transformer


primary connection

N (white / black)
P (yellow / black)
ground (red w/connector)

Current measurement
+ and - mA
from N + P to ground

S (red)
R+ (orange)
R- (blue)

Signal Ground
kVist +
kVist -

- (violet / black)
1 (blue / black)
2 (gray / black)
3 (brown / black)
0 (orange / black)*

(not used)
thermal oil
pressure switch
fan cable (24/29 VAC)
0 VAC load

ground (green / yellow)

ground cable

* Polyphos 50 only
6. Connect the fan cables to the fans.
7. Tighten all connections and install strain relief.
8. Use cable ties to secure excess ground wire.
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Polyphos 30 Connections

Note
D22

D11

W1

M31

K7

M1

V2

K4 K5

K8
M2

D18

This is only needed at installation.

1. Run a ground wire from the table to the central


ground in the generator.
2. Connect primaries to generator rear at U1 and V1 on
K7. (In the case of a second tube, connect primaries
to generator rear at U1 and V1 on K8.)
3. Pull the control cable through the generator from the
rear, and connect at the front at K4 on M31. (In the
case of a second control cable, connect at K5 on
M31.)
4. Run the primaries and control cables through the
generator strain relief.

Primary
Lead
Central
Grounding
Point
Polyphos
Cable
2 x 20m

D1

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H1

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Polyphos 50 Connections

Note
W1A W1B

N11

M1

K5
K4
M31

KG

M2
K1

K7

This is only needed at installation.

1. Run a ground wire from the table to the central


ground in the generator.
2. Connect primaries to generator rear at U1 and V1 on
K7, and N on K1 (In the case of a second tube,
connect primaries to generator rear at U1 and V1 on
K8, and N on K1.)
3. Pull the control cable through the generator from the
rear, and connect at the front at K4 on M31. (In the
case of a second control cable, connect at K5 on
M31.)
4. Run the primaries and control cables through the
generator strain relief.

Primary
Lead
Central
Grounding
Point
Polyphos
Cable
2 x 20m

H1

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LOGIC AND BLOCK DIAGRAMS


Patient Positioning

X-ray Generation

3D-III Tube Stand Overhead Brakes


3D-III Tube Stand SID Compensation
Multix U Table Supply Voltage
Multix U Table Brake Circuit
Multix U Table Motor Control
Multix CPH Table Component Locations
Multix CPH Table Tomo Drive
Multix CPH Table Tomo Brakes
Multix CPH Table Tomo Power Supply
Multix CPH Table Tomo Angle

Exposure Circuit
Filament Overview
Iontomat Overview
kV Overview
Rotor Block Diagram

Power
Generator Mains Power
Generator Power Distribution (1 of 4)
Generator Power Distribution (2 of 4)
Generator Power Distribution (3 of 4)
Generator Power Distribution (4 of 4)
Generator Grounding

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Multix CPH Table Component Locations


X-ray Tube
Tomographic Control Panel
Z66 Digital Collimator
Stand Brake Control
Tube Support Arm Fully Raised
PBL Switch ON
N19 Digital Bucky Cabinet

MB 5 Table Brake Control

M8 Lift Encoder
M4 Tomographic Height Drive
Tomographic Control
M9 Centrol Control Unit General Interface
Tomographic Motor

M10 Lift Control

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Exposure Circuit
D510
Kv Regulator

D52
Unit
Selector
S27
Hand Switch

Inverter

Enable

D14

Z26

Z18

B28

Prep
Data

D517
Control
Anode

Filament
Boost

&

Work
Station
Select

Exp

+24V
(D1B, Z10, Z12, Z14)

Filament

HU

&

D8
Temp
>70C
Z2

&

B/U test falling


time time load
block

VH
&

VH

D2
D12

Z6

D186 Unit Adapter

L=OK

D52
Unit
Selector

Bucky
Contact
B6
D9.Z30
MAS INT.

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Locations

'AR'
GRID
SIGNAL

Error
Codes

B12

D28

D26
Work
Station
Select
(G1)

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Filament Overview
D516 Reference Value Gen. (Soll)
D518 Fuse Board

Z10

F8

Z8
kV soll

B4

kV Code
from D47

DAC
Z6

X-ray
Tube
47

B8
24 V supply for gate pulses

L S

K6
B14
+10 V Ref.

Psoll

Z14

D512
Filament Reg.

B14

D20
Filament
Inv.

Z6

B16

Z26

Z26

D526
Focus
Switch

B8

11

12

B18
Soll
ist

B8

mA soll

Z2, B2,
Z30, B30

B10

D26

EN
B10

F
mA soll

D523
Focus Selection

B16

B16

B20

Z12 Return

B10

200V
INV.
1

22

= "1"

2
Z24

D526
Tube I

R11

R12

Tube II

R11

R12

D28

mA IST
Prep.
B24

D517
Control

B20

B28

D506
Actual Value
Detector

D523
Focus
Selection

B26

mA IST
Z18

Z16

mA 'Bulb'

1 V = 100 mA

mAs

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Multix U Table Supply Voltage


Note: Remove jumber if using
220V, only at installation or
board swap.

Z1
N

M9
D1

X9

F5

4AT
F6

X8

M10X1.2 (21/13B)

M10X1.3 (21/13B)

S1
5
H1
S1
2

LINE

LOAD
L

X10

F2

4 1

6.25AT

1 M9X10
N

F1
1
6.25AT

L1

1AT
X2

F4

4AT

208V 2

220V 3

1
2

X8

M10X1.1 (21/14E)

A 1

10

230V
4

11

12 X10

M9

240V 264V 277V


5
6
7
T1

10
0V

11
25V

X12

12
0V

13
21V

8
0V

9
24V
6

14
0V

15
27V

16
0V

X11 10

17
30V
1

18
31V
2

19
32V

20
33V

21
34V

22
35V

23
36V

24
0V
X1

25
6V

26
0V

27
19V

28
0V
10

F19

X18

X1A

F18
3.2AT

4AT

F16

2.5AT

X11A

30
22V

29
21V

2
X1A

31
25V
3

X1A
F8
3.2AT

3
-

V5

V7
~

V33
X9

F9
1AT

R19

V16

F14
6.25AT

V9

V11

V10

V18

C4 +

F15
2.5AT

F3
10AT

2200MYF
+ C6

F10
1AT

F11
1AFL

~
+

2200MYF
V1

F7
6.25AT

X11A

32
29V

V15
V3

~
-

2200MYF

+24V

F17
4AT

V6

C1

V14

R2
(29B/3H)

X5
2200MYF
C2 +

1
(29B/3H)

+32V

~
+

M9
D1

+29V

R6

V8

U
D10X1.1
(20/8G)

X6

D10X1.2
(20/8G)

C5
+
C3
+

1
2X2200MYF
V17

F13
2.5AFL

F12
2.5AFL

V13

X7 1

X2

X2 10

X2 9

X6 4

V12

X6 3

X2 5

X8 7

D8X4.3
(21/3C)
X13

2 X3

1 X4 1 X3A 1
(24/
18G)

D5X

X4

D4 (22/
X13.1 1C)

X3 2

4 X3A

(24/
18G)

1 D6X3 D4

D6

+5V

V60

0V

M9 PBL
D5

UJ35
CONST
3

MP - 0V

D5X4
5

D2

D11X1

X1

1/2

X2

1/2

(2)

F1
2.5AT

X3

24/25

X1

24/25

X2

D8X4.2
(21/3C)

D8X4.1
(21/7B)

Z66

(3)

(4)

0V~

24V~

D10X1.3
(20/2G)

0V=
7
AM1

+5V
MP - +5V
+24V

1/2

(1)

0V

6
V58

D5X3

X8 6

D4X13.2
(22/1C)

+24V MP

UJ19
8 CONST

D10X1.5
(20/2G)

(Z66X1)
3

X2 8
X8 3

30V=

H1

H2

K1,
K2

(HR1)

24/25

N19.D16 - +24 V for grid drive circuit

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Multix U Table Brake Circuit


B2

B1
J8

S4
0

X100 X10 X1

J1

J2

XJ3

J4

J5

J6

M7
D32A

S17

S16

S2

J7

4
2

X2

M12
X20

X1

X1

4 X3 1

4 X4
+15V

+5V
MB2

YE

3 MB3

BU

YE

MB2
RD
MB2

3 MB6

BU

YE

MB3
RD

MB3

MB5

BU

V2

MB6
RD

MB6

YE

MB5

BU
MB5
RD

MP
3
U-CONST

1
M12
X21

4
X2

X1

J10

+15V

+8V
MP

+8V

J6
1

U-CONST

SAB 8749

+5V
J4

M13

V3

YE

BU
MB4
RD

M13

M12

V1
3x

YE

MB1
RD
M12

4x

S15

V9

>
+5V

1
X2

>

V8

Component
Locations

Error
Codes

1
V16
1
X6

M9
D1

MB5
D10A

J1
V2

Alignment &
Calibration

4AT

+24V
S15A

BU

F16

(19.../5F)

+5V

V12

X1

MP

U-CONST
8

+24V
MP

J11

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Multix U Table Motor Control


1AT

V9 (19../6A)
C

NO
S51A

NO
S51

X8 7

0V~

NO
S51B

OPTION

NO
S50B

C
STOP

M7
D32

22

6
M12X20

NO
S50A

V18

HR6

V17

HR5

J1

C2 +

X4
2
NO C
S6D
X23

~ V5

HR1

1
X23

V1

V22

R12

FFA
1.15M

10
NO
S56 C

FFA
1.15M

NO
S56A C

HR5

FFA
1.15M

HR7

V20
R2

X3

HR1

R14

2
X5

HR2

HR2

V2

X8

81

82
SH

81

590MM

S54

2
X19

V7

NO
C

S55

15
X5

X5

S53

R6

915MM

NC

NO

+24V
HR3

V3

X2
14

NC

220V 50Hz
230V 60Hz

(+24V)
2

1
X6
2
X6

A1

16
X5

HS1 A2

A1

RC3

HS2 A2

RC4

C
S58

3
X2

NC

590-915MM

M10X1 1

RC7

NO

HR2A

34

5
X2

4
M10X3

HR2

(19../2G)

(19../2G)

M10X 2

24

14

HS1 23

HS1 13

24

14

HS2 23

HS2 13

23

SS 33

33

4
X5

1AT

X8 4

SS

33

3
V16

4AT

K1 V1
SH 33 6

V2

HM

SH

M10K
1

34

5 W1

W2 12MYF

C1

SS
13

14

SS
13

14

23

24

HS2 34

X2
16

R1

10MYF

C2

8
15

R2
X9

0V~

M10
D8

U1

12K
3

Alignment &
Calibration

Component
Locations

Error
Codes

Functional Logic & Block Preventive


Software &
Checks
Diagrams Maintenance Diagnostics

Theory

R7
4R7
HR3

12K

X9

M9
D1

RC6

24

HS1 34

F6

RC5

(19../36) M9D1X8.8

13

220V~

F5

M10
D8

(+24V)

X2

V19

S52

HR4

82
SS

21

NAS

RC2

12

13
X5

2
~

A1
SSA2

11
X2

+24V

SH62

A1
SHA2

RC1

14

HR4

X6

61

HR4
V4

6
M13X21

SH62

1
X8

(+24V)

D32A
NO
S50

X4
1

HR5
3
X1

12

61

00ER

11

29V 60Hz 25V 50Hz

4
5
2
M7 X1
X20

F8

3.2AT
V8 (19../6A)

7
M13X21
C

5
X21

M9
D1

F9

21V~

0V~

Troubleshooting

M10
D8

SS
44

43

SH
44

43

Self-Paced
Training

Notes

GE Medical Systems

Siemens Multix

Logic and Block Diagrams

Multix CPH Table Tomo Drive


0V~

F15

2.5AT

25V~
(19../11A)

V13

4
(19../11B)

M10 D8

13
X7
12

C9 + C8 +
~
V11
2200MYF
25NF

10

10

X7 10

X1 15 14

D30X2.4

(32../15G)
1AT

HR2A

HR7
D30X2.5

F10

CPH ONLY

X5

(21A/40)

(32../16G)

(21A/30)

19V~
(19../11B)

(32../1C)

(19../11C)

R26

3
F11

1AFL

6V~
(19../11C)

2
D1X2

(19../11C)

D30X2

13

11

D1X2

F4
4AT

M9
D1

R3

(19../36) 0V~

V5

HR3

R2

R1

R4

12

HR2
HR3

V4

9 X3

X2 4

Alignment &
Calibration

Component
Locations

Error
Codes

MP1

+30V

~
R13

D30X2 10

X2

25

RD

M8

CPH ONLY

AM1

V4
BK

M7X1
3

1
-

0V

M4
D30
X22

X1

V2

D30X2

HR3

M4
D31

+15V

-15V
+

V3

MP

13

V2

V6

R7

HR1

X3

U-CONST

MP1

HR1A

HR2
X1

220V~

X2 24

V54

MP

MP2

10

18

HR2

(19../36)

22

0V~

X1

V1

X9 *12

M4
D31

C2

V1

X4 7

M9
D1

23

+24V

X1

J1

RD

V3

Functional Logic & Block Preventive


Software &
Checks
Diagrams Maintenance Diagnostics

Theory

Troubleshooting

Self-Paced
Training

Notes

GE Medical Systems

Siemens Multix

Logic and Block Diagrams

Multix CPH Table Tomo Brakes


+5V

+5V
JUST. S1
J37 J40

MODE
5 M10X1

14
X8
C
S18
C
S17
C
S22

10

V36

NO

ONLY
CPH

M3
D21

V35

1.15M HR2A

V34
6

NO

FFA

(21A/3E)

M10
D8

2
X4

X2

M10X1

V33
B2

B2

V1
(S2)

R12
B3

B3

C
S44

NO

V23
A3

A3

A2

A2

NO

C
S42

NO

HR1

HR4

HR4

20

19

2
X17

18

TOMO

PROGR

1
X19

4
X13

2
X19

1.15M

TISCH
V52

V56

V55

X3

5
X8

M9
D1

KIPP

V57

+24V

M9 PBL
D5

8
X4
2

3
HR3

S3
HR3

BU
1
X2

V21

B1
HR2

S4

X3

V26

C1

15

V53

(+30V)

A4

X1

V27

V32

1
X14

V20

A1

C2

16

V28

HR1

R1

S1

A1

V25

V30

D21X1.4

V73

B1

C
S43

(30C/6C)

V19

A4

RWS

V31
V29

+15V

V51

2
X8

S2

MP0

+15V

1
3

1
X20

HR2
MP2

2
U+
U-CONST 0V 1
15V
IN
3

2
X1

2
X13

2
X20

2
MK

X1

HB

X1

X5.1
0V (19H/8H)
X5.2
+30V (19H/9H)

12

72

71

72

SS
11
X2

6
X1

(21A/8C)

71
SH

(21A/9C)

ONLY
CPH

M10

M5X1
2
4
BK
GN

Error
Codes

HB

V7

KM M

V90

Component
Locations

RD
DB

YE

V8
1
X15

V91

MP1

Located on
Tube Assembly
Handle

Alignment &
Calibration

NO

+30V

M3
D20

POS

3
C
S45

RWS

(+5V)

SID Detents
to the Wall
Stand

X2

NO

SERV. S2

Functional Logic & Block Preventive


Software &
Checks
Diagrams Maintenance Diagnostics

Theory

Troubleshooting

KM
1

M5X1

BU

HB
RD

YE
V5

1
4R7

R1

Self-Paced
Training

Notes

GE Medical Systems

Siemens Multix

Logic and Block Diagrams

Multix CPH Table Tomo Power Supply


4
12

V1

U
(19H/17A)

10

HR1A

M AM2

HR2

+30V
X3 R23
J20 6

16

13
X3

M4
D31

V32
5

H3

H3

U1

HR1

R3

6R8

H3

HR3

6
X4
16 7 RR2

D31X3.11
(19H/18B)

0V

J4

0V

J22
MP

HR3

V26

J20 8

15

15
X5

V31
4

V22

8 RR2

>
=

J10
H1

V23

>
=

J10

R11

0.8s
8

J3
V36
3

S18
NC

J21

NC

17
X5

S17
V34

D8

S22
2

M3
D21

MP1

76cm
HR2

5
X2

ONLY CPH

4
M10X3

12

11

10

=1 0.4s
8

D31

NC
S14

2
X4

NC
S13

V80

1
X3A

76 cm

(32C/6C)

V35
2s
40

J18.5

R73
V34

2s
30

=1

M4
D30

R74
V33

D1.X4.1
(19H/11G)

DD1.X4.2
(19H/11F)

14

X6

3.2s
30

1
V35

13

(31B/2G-5G)

V25

&
12

S
NC

12
X15

R59

0V
C

MP1
25

HR2

CPH
1
X8

3
V24

0.8s
25

R75
V32

15
X7

X1

RR2

0V

D4 D6X3

D6
12

R76
+29V
16

MP

(+29V)

16

X4

PBL
J30

D6
20

J30

V2

D4
X3

A3

PBL
A1

FFA125

X6

V40

12 2

FFA115

1 PBL
MAN

J25

3, X7

FFA115

V40

2
X2

MAN

J25

FFA125
3, X8
V39 2

+30V

V9

M9
D6

V8
J27.4

V48
V7
J27.2

V49

X3

X4

23

24

V10

V46

J26
J27

V51
-

3
J26.2

7
8

~
2.5AT

FFA=1.15M

J26.4

J27

19
X1
F15

V47

1 PBL
MAN

12

20

S
B2

=1
J29

D1X13.4
(29H/12E)

1
76cm

11
X3
12
X3

0V

J24
2

V1

19
X5
4

B3

15
X2

X1
12

14

(+29V)
(19H/11G)

12
X4

A2

MAN

17
X1

11
X4

D2
BUS

J24

X1
0V

MP

25V~

PBL
B1

V54

~ V13

(+30V)

13

13

MP

(+30V)

X7 MP
NC

V38

C
F11

10

6V~

1AF

~ V2

12

23

J34
+

S20

12

X5
MP2

J18

50/60Hz
F10

10

23

6
X7

22

M3
D21

X9
12

19V~ 1AT
X2

X1

+
~ V1

U-CONST V3 15V
+15V
3
MP
1N 0V U+

30

X2
2

M9
D1

Alignment &
Calibration

Component
Locations

Error
Codes

M4
D31

Functional Logic & Block Preventive


Software &
Checks
Diagrams Maintenance Diagnostics

0V
MP

Theory

Troubleshooting

Self-Paced
Training

Notes

GE Medical Systems

Siemens Multix

Logic and Block Diagrams

Multix CPH Table Tomo Angle


12

M4
D33

22

11
6

NAS

D21

21

1, 4
3

MP

MP

0V

30V

D30X1

X5

X4

18

18

11 (30C/9B)
2

1
SERVICE

M10
D8

S27A
1

-30

(30C/11H)

8
X3

D30

24

24

HM

HR6

X8

HM

HR6

X7

S27

10

+30

MP - 0V
R1
4K7

2
S27

0V
MP

D33.X1
5

61

HR6
(21A/1G)

D33.X1

PBL
16

V41

+29V
V4
J29

HR1
1

44

(+29V)
10
1

V5

13

MP

J3

14

R85

R86

15

22
4

21

R87

BIN
16
( )
1

R88

MP

14

MP

(28B/8D)

2
+15V

15
16
13
14
19
20
17
18
4
5
6
7
8
10
9
11

X2

D24
+15V

C1
EN

D31X7.10

X2

(28B/7D)

10

30 - 3.2s

11

RR2

30 - 2s

6V~

U sollU ist

MP2

12
X5
A

R9

F11
1AF

D1X2

10

D31X1

12

13

R10
MP4

B 4
1

8
0.4s

6
2
8

J7
14

13

MP1

10ms bei 50Hz Netz

17

MP2

10ms, 10V

14

19

MP3

+2.5V - 0V

MP4

+4.5 - 0V

MP5

+16V - +8V

MP6

8.5kHz

MP7

+/-12

30
3.2s

16

18

10

12

20

MP1

U sollU ist
MP3

D31X7

10

25
0.8s

M4
D31

RR2

MP6
+

M9
D1

8
0.8s

40 - 2s

12

8
J34

J7
RR2

D8X3.1

MP5

1
23
0V

(21A/3E)

D31X7.5

(31B/2G-11G)

13

V1
J1

HR2
J3

X3A

D31X7.4

&
5

D8X3.2

(21A/3E)

HR3

R64

M3
D21

V12

(28B/9D)

&

0V

7
X4

J28

2
1

+15V
1 J38

R11

V45

X3
T

44
HS2
X43

J29

HK
V3
J29

X3

M4
D31

R13

ONLY
UPH

V42

HS1
43

J28

2
V80

M10

2
3

R60

10

HU

J2 U-CONST
1
+15V U+
2
3
+
U-

(+30V)
X6

X3

1
J28

D24

MP1

0V

X16
R62

X3A

MP

HR1A

8
1

16

D30X2

8
MP - +30V

M9
D6

S26

14
11
16
12
20
13

MP7

22

J18

14

MP - 0

24

X11

15

10

RR2

25 - 0.8s

40
2s
9

20

11

22

24

16

RR2

F/U

17
18

8 - 0.8s

22
24

RR2

26

12

21

8 - 0.4s

J16
MP8

20
1

R31

19

MP - +15V

12

26
22

X1

M4
D30

28

30

23

X10

(30C/15G)
R73-R76

24

+30V
V2
=
~

X2
12
13

Alignment &
Calibration

Component
Locations

Error
Codes

Functional Logic & Block Preventive


Software &
Checks
Diagrams Maintenance Diagnostics

Theory

Troubleshooting

Self-Paced
Training

Notes

GE Medical Systems

Siemens Multix

Logic and Block Diagrams

3D-III Tube Stand Overhead Brakes


H11

M31/M16

M3

Z66

M1

D1X7

M2

AM1

5
F1

D11X1

(Z66X1)
X5

Z66

H1

2.5AT

(HR1)

(2)
3
(4)

H2
K1, K2
OV=

F6

X7

M2X1
2

M2X1
1

24V~

V16
30V=

3.2A

OV~

D11X1

(Z66X1)

(1)

(3)

D21X1
1

MP1

D25X1
1

D21X1
1

D21X1
1

F3

V17

X11
24V~

MP1

0V

10A

X13
24

24

25

25

J1
+15V

VCC

24

24

25

25

MP2

U-CONST

V14

J1, J2

X12
V1

+30V

MP2

F4

X5
2

3.2A

+30V
14

J2

14

+30V

14
X7

X5

14

+24V
4
BU

RD

MP8

+24V
0V~

J3

4
M3X1

DB

H1
0V=

V1

X2
9

X14

10

X15

X18

V13

NC

D25X2
8

A1

ca.27V

MP4

S9

D1

D21X3

X19

B2

V15
V3

V2

V9.4
+30V

0V=
6
SM
BU

+30V

BK

J3

J21, J22

V4

M2

U-CONST

D1

14
X23

2
2

J3

S10

A2

LB

J4

V9.5

13

+30V

7
5

D25
AM1

X8

M
XB

S1
C

X1
7

X25
X17

V28
J4
11
V29
V27

NC

M2X4

V40

V19
S2

+30V

S1

+30V
C

QB

QB

MP6 +24V

0V

MP7 0V

+24V

S2
C
V1

MP7

MP6

22

AM1

V19

A4

NC
4

D20X1
A1

V42

V9.2
+30V

NC

23

23

22

22

X22
D25X1

B2

S4

A2

S1

A4

S3

B3

S5

A3

S2

B4

S6

B3
V9.3
+30V

22
V2

QB

V29

X21

V29

NC

21

21

19

19

20

20

V13
V11
20

BU

20
19

QB

X2
6

6
D25X1
19

M2X4
9

18

10

RD

18

QB

D25X1

A3

+30V

X20

MP4
MP3

HB

+30V

+30V

+30V
X2

HB

V9.7

V9.1

V9.6

MP5

X24

7
S8
8
C

M2X2

V11

V13
2

V15

V15

NC

X1
15

X1
15

16

16

17

17

18

18

B4

MP3

V11

V11

S7

MP4

V13

V13

NC

MP5

V15

V15

10

B1
C

4
9

V9.8
+30V

5
11
H3
X4

D21

3
K1
2

V15

X1
4

1
21

D20

11

MP1
10

10

12

12

13

13

D25X1
4
21

4
1

Alignment &
Calibration

Component
Locations

Error
Codes

Functional Logic & Block Preventive


Software &
Checks
Diagrams Maintenance Diagnostics

Theory

Troubleshooting

Self-Paced
Training

Notes

GE Medical Systems

Siemens Multix

Logic and Block Diagrams

3D-III Tube Stand SID Compensation


D5X3

M2X3

M2X6

X1

Horizontal
SID
Transmitter

MP1

D22
1
2

MP1

MP1

16
1

8
16 MP2
+24V

V2
MP3

14

14

12

LED

6
POS

24

24

+24V
J18

C1

25

25

10

14

15

15

16

16

Turns on
Centering Light

C2

POS

E. PROM
4Kx8

Horizontal
SID

+24V
MP3

C1

D28

RWG

D23

D25
D25X1

C2

D25X1
1
17

D25X3

14

MP1

1
2

X3

MP1

D28X4

MP1

X1

16

16

MP1

LED

+24V

K1

17

RWG

2
23
18

16

16

MP2

MP2

+24V

1.15M
23
+24V

19
PROGR.

MP3

20

17

POS

POS

TOMO

M2

15

16

16

15

17

D5

C1

C1

C2

J16
J17
E. PROM
4Kx8

RWG

14

14

15

15

10

10

10

10

10

10

11

11

11

11

11

11

12

12

12

12

12

12

13

13

13

13

13

13

2
2

2
2

2
2

2
2
2

7
8

0
LED

2
2

RWG

2
2

C2

2
2

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

MP3

Alignment &
Calibration

Component
Locations

Error
Codes

Functional Logic & Block Preventive


Software &
Checks
Diagrams Maintenance Diagnostics

Theory

Troubleshooting

Self-Paced
Training

Notes

GE Medical Systems

Siemens Multix

Logic and Block Diagrams

Iontomat Overview
M46 (D1)

300 V from Gen. D518.52

Adapter
II
D3
Screen Prom
Board

JK2 A...E
A
JK3

Z6
N11K3

D2
Board

kV Correction
Code

Exp

=15V
D517.26

B22

Z22

D8

Chamber
selection

For
Adapter
I

D26

Z24

B30

D24
A

V37

Changes Gain
of amplifier
J15

Remove jumper
if D8 is used

+15 V

J16

V39

mode

D7
J13

mAs mode

J12

J15

J14

J5/J9
S
Q
R

For
Sirecom
P.M.
Tube

Z10

B16

Exp

P. A.
E

F
J17

B24

B14

1NT

Exp
when Reset

R3
Remove jumper
if D7 is used

Exp

D9
MAS Integrator

B28

Z30

D515.Z20
D506.B14

(28/5)

(20/5)

To
D517.D12

mA ist

Alignment &
Calibration

Component
Locations

Error
Codes

Functional Logic & Block Preventive


Software &
Checks
Diagrams Maintenance Diagnostics

Theory

Troubleshooting

Self-Paced
Training

Notes

GE Medical Systems

Siemens Multix

Logic and Block Diagrams

kV Overview
NS
L1

H1 XFMR

D186
Unit Adapter

D517
Control

L2
B28

LS

L3

12

B18

Prep
EXP

K4A

~ 500VDC
~

KV IST
W+

W-

KV Soll

HI XFMR
Z18
V

INVERTER
MODULE

D510
B16

D516
KS
EN

-IV = 20 kV
Z28 IST
J16.7

F
U
B30 Soll

J16

IST => +1 V = 20 kV
Soll => -1 V = 20 kV

@102 kV, adjust


R8 for +10.2 V

FOR PREP.
FOR EXP.

kV Regulator

R8
A

Z30

kV Code
from D47
D

D514
200 Hz Control

Ref. Value Gen.

Alignment &
Calibration

Component
Locations

Error
Codes

Functional Logic & Block Preventive


Software &
Checks
Diagrams Maintenance Diagnostics

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GE Medical Systems

Siemens Multix

Logic and Block Diagrams

Rotor Block Diagram


5

D518
Fuse Board

D215
58

BS1 & 2

1
BS1

60V
57

3
DC Brake

BS2

L1

See Generator
Mains Power
Logic Diagram

W1A is used for Rotor.


It can be swapped with
W1B for troubleshooting.

530VDC

I
C2
TH1

L2
C5

0
II

KS
(On with Prep)

C1

TH2

L3

W1A
1

M3

M1

W1B

M2

B6
AUX
MAIN

D514

Alignment &
Calibration

Component
Locations

Error
Codes

D517.D10
BRI 0=1

(Rotation OK)

200 Hz Control

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Siemens Multix

Logic and Block Diagrams

Generator Mains Power


= 220/264V~ (32/7)
S61

S62

(3/1)

L9

(3/1)

U1

HU
2

D60
L2
5MH

(7/3)
(4/5)

14

12

D186

22

3K

21

NS
13

50Hz

A2
60Hz

R5

NS
RC1
A1

RC2

C5

C6

C3

C4

100MYF
C3

LS A2

NS

L1
100MH

DR2

V8

A1
264V

220V

22V

C1-6
...
0.22MYF

0V
C1

C2

0V

T1
1

U4

2A

U5

2A

U6

1R

U7

U8

V5

3 x 1GA

+
L1
L3

U3

T3

50A

L2

6000MYF

R4
6000MYF

C2

C1

39K

39K

R3

R2

C5
(25/1)

(7/2)

G1 - G5
Soft start
resistor

K3

39K

R8

V6
+

V7
+

L3

D25

V8:
SKR
2M
100/10
ODER
SKR
135
F10

on with Prep
LS provides power
to inverter module

L3
~

E
L2

U2

T2

50A

R1 Limits
Charging
Current

L2
~

L1

U1

50A

T1

L1
U9

1R
NS
(2/3)

6A

U10

(2/3)

LS

M2K1

Small coil
mounted on
LS contacts

R1
DR2

6A

380V
415V
3
3

2
2

3
3

W1

V5, V6, V7...SKKD81/14 ODER SKKD100/14

T2

W2-W11
(5/1-8)

Alignment &
Calibration

Component
Locations

Error
Codes

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Siemens Multix

Logic and Block Diagrams

Generator Power Distribution (1 of 4)


26

25

58
R14

23

12

21

20

27

19

26

58
R13

18

24

23

*3

22

50Hz

V35

V36

L4

12

120MH

52
R2

W7
28V~

16

14

150K

10K

V20

330K

V21

53

150K

50

60Hz

L1

9
LTV6

V2

V34

F15

V3

L2

10
14

17

MV

12

V19

B16

40

D16

(7/3)

36

Z16

D1B.D24
line comp.
(2/4)

28

13

19

K2

V30

V17

37

B18

- D24

M31KK1.4, G4
D1.3

M31KK1.4, G5

0V

M31KK20.3

KS.A1 (25/4)
L

M31KK31.3
1

M31KK46.3

(6/2)

45

C2

C3

1000MF +
V4

V32

V5

(26/1) D43.K43.3

V6

1000MF +

V11

for main inverter gate pulses

F6
2AFF

R8

3.9K

44

(26/1)
D43.K43.1

13

16

for filament inverter gate pulses


V33

V8

V12

510

F7

F13

V9

C4 470MF

43

B12

42

D12

(7/1)

1.6K

46

D18

(23/~)
D20.B18

47

Z18

(23/~)
D20.B14

2AFF

(7/1)
D1B.B10

R10

F8

2.5AF
2A

+ D24
(8/1)

GROUND

V29

V7
R9

UL -8A

Programming

R7

W6
17V~

W4
28V~

220MF

M31KK1.4, G3

M31K5.R

(7/3)

0V

18

V28

DK1B.D28
V16

F5

2K

V27

29
C7 +

KG

41

R11

2.5AF

28V~

V25

M31KK1.4, G1/G2
D186 (32/1)
24V/29V~

49

D1B.B28
V31

F9

150

V24

51
150K

C1 1MF

R12

2.5A
TR

V23

M31K4.R

1K

V18

V26

D186 (32/9) M31KK20.5

50Hz

R3

1.6K

V22

220V/264V~

*4

48

4AMTR

2.5ATR

(24/1)

D526

Ion Chamber
Power Supply

54

M2
15

220MF

X1444
D1 (30/3)

JK3

R1

330K

25
15

R7

C6 +

F3

24V~

C5 20MF

100K

(25/3)

R5

60Hz

21
20
D518

17

F2

F1

C4 220MF

D215.1

750

R4

supply for filament inverter

V1

4AMTR

220V~

anode braking

(25/3)
D215.1

39

F14

4AMTR

268V~

57
38

L3

330K

22

V39

R6

4AMTR

6.3ATR

W9
14.5V~

V38

GN

will blow if open circuit


F4 in filament path

55
11

(25/3)
D215.1

V37

4.3K

55

24
W10
150V~

WB
29V~

F16

56

6.3ATR

W11
80V~

for +24V supply

D1B.B2
11
W5
14V~

4
F12

10

5A
V13

C5 1000MF
7
W3
26V~

6
F11

13

31

30

+
2A

33

Z12

32

B14

34

D14

(6/3)
D1A.B10
for +15V supply
(6/3)

N11/J1
+5V
CONST.
(8/1)

D1A.B2

W2
26V~

Alignment &
Calibration

F10
4

T2

D518

Component
Locations

2A

35
D518

(6/1)

Z14

D1A.B24
for -15V supply
(6/1)

N11K2

D1A.B28

Error
Codes

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Siemens Multix

Logic and Block Diagrams

Generator Power Distribution (2 of 4)


N11K4.B12 (22/2)
+15V

D2.Z2 (X1190-12)

D1B.Z22 (7/3)
D3.B2 (X1190-13)

D3.B6 (X1190-13)

D3.B32 (X1190-13)

D3.B30 (X1190-13)

D8.B2 (X1190-17)

D3.Z2 (X1190-13)

D8.B32 (X1190-17)

D7.B6 (X1190-16)

D24.Z4 (8/3)

D7.Z2 (X1190-16)

D24.B4 (8/3)

D8.D4 (X1190-17)

D24.Z6 (8/3)

D9.B14 (X1190-18)

D24.B6 (8/3)

D9.D10 (X1190-18)

D45.B2 (X1423-118)

D19.B32 (X1379-27)

D47.B2 (X1423-117)

D44.D2 (X1423-119)

D48.B2 (X1423-121)

D45.B22 (X1423-118)

D51.B2 (X1212-18)

D46.D2 (X1423-124)

D52.B2 (X1379-30)

D46.Z12 (X1423-124)

D52.B32 (X1379-30)

D47.D2 (X423-117)

D57.B2 (X1212-24)

D48.D2 (X1423-121)

D57.B32 (X1212-24)

D50.D2 (X1444-15)

D510.B2 (X1566-10)

D52.D2 (X1379-30)

D514.B2 (X1566-13)

D55.D2 (X1460-22)

D515.B2 (X1589-2)

D57.D2 (X1212-24)

D520.B10 (8/3)

D505.D2 (X1588-2)

D526.B2 (X1566-7)

D506.B6 (X1566-6)

N11K2.B2 (4/2)

D510.B6 (X1566-10)

N11K2.B4 (4/2)

D512.B6 (X1566-3)

D60.B2 (X1636-2)

D514.Z4 (X1566-13)

D506.B2 (1566-6)

D515.B6 (X1589-2)

D510.B2 (1566-10)

D516.B6 (X1566-4)

N11K4.Z14 (22/1)

D517.B6 (X1566-12)

N11K4.Z12 (22/1)

D523.D2 (X1566-11)

N11K4.D12 (22/1)

D526.B6 (X1566-7)

D2.B2 (X1190-12)
V2
F11

W4

33

Z12

15V

B10

D7.B4 (X1190-16)

D7.Z32 (X1190-16)

D7.Z6 (X1190-16)

D7.B2 (X1190-16)

D8.Z4 (X1190-17)

D9.B32 (X1190-18)

D9.D12 (X1190-18B)

D9.Z32 (X1190-18)

D9.Z14 (X1190-18A)

D9.B2 (X1190-18)

D9.B4 (X1190-18A)

D9.D32 (X1190-18)

D55.D4 (X1460-22)

D44.B2 (X1423-119)

D505.D4 (X1588-2)

D46.B2 (X1423-124)

D506.Z4 (X1566-16)

D46.B4 (X1423-124)

D510.Z4 (X1566-10)

D50.B2 (X1444-15)

D512.Z4 (X1566-3)

D50.B32 (X1444-15)

D514.Z10 (X1566-13)

D55.B2 (X1460-22)

D515.Z4 (X1589-2)

D55.B32 (X1460-22)

Z14
0V

2A
C.B.
W3

R2

26V~

+15V
32

B14

Z12

(5/1)

Z10

B2

B6

Z4

D1
(A)

Z2

Z8

+15V

D505.B2 (X1588-2)

D516.Z4 (X1566-4)

T2

D506.B2 (X1566-6)

D523.D4 (X1566-11)

V3
Z6

N11K3.B6 (30/3)

D512.B2 (X1566-3)

N11K4.B14 (22/2)

D516.B2 (X1566-4)

B26
R1

D517.B2 (X1566-12)

1K2

Z26

0Vs

V3

15V

D39
(X1422-26)

15
X8

D523.B2 (X1566-11)

Z28
K1B

N11K2.D10 (3/1)
N11K2.Z20 (8/1)

Z22

Z4
N11K2.B18 (5/5)
0V
S

W3

35

Z14

B28
R2

D54 FB
(X1460-21)

1K2

-15V
W2

(5/1)

26V~
F10
2A
C.B.

D54 FB
(X1460-21)

34

D14

D518

N11K2

2
62
X21

B2
B32
K1A

V4
B24

Z32

D1A

B4

D38
(X1422-21)

-15V

B22

D520
B32

N11K4.Z16 (22/1)
N11

-15V

R5

D39
(X1422-26)

7
X8

Z26
K1B

D42
(X1422-20)

B12

X13

D1A

D41HP
(X1422-29)

Component
Locations

Error
Codes

D8.D2 (X1190-17)

D41X10.26 (29/1)

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B14
K1E

D8.Z2 (X1190-17)

Alignment &
Calibration

N11K3.Z4 (30/3)

N11K4.D16 (22/1)

X2

K1C
F

D39
(X1422-26)

16
X8

B28
K1B

M2K2
(7/2) 0VL

X3099

D54 FB
(X1460-21)

47

D24

63

D32

X10

K1E

Theory

D54 FB
(X1460-21)

Troubleshooting

59

D30

X21

K1A

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Siemens Multix

Logic and Block Diagrams

Generator Power Distribution (3 of 4)


F15

W8

28V~

41

2.5A
C.B.

B16

B28

Z32
R5

(5/4)
40

D16

B24

(X1212-18)
D51.D26

B32

D4.B32 (X1496-2)

B8

D46.D4 (X1423-124)

+28V

D50.Z10 (X1444-15)

V7
R5
B26

D1
(B)

2.7K

D52.Z10 (17/8)

-28V

Z6

Z26
Z22

M31KK1G3.2
M31KK1G4.2

(25/5)

M31KK1G5.2

D505.D14 (X1588-2)

M31KK31.2

D515.Z2 (X1589-2)

M31KK20.2

D517.Z4 (21/5)

M31KK2G1.12

D526.Z22 (X1566-7)
N11K3.B24 (32/2)

-28V

(6/2)

D514.Z32 (25/4)

0VS
T2

M31KK1G1/2.2
N11K3.Z32

0VS

M31KK2G3.12
B20

11

Z20
K1C

12
X13

D42 (X1422-20)

0VL

Z4
Z2
Z6
Z8
F13

W5

43

2A
C.B.

B12

+28V

B10

V6
+24V

R4

(5/4)

28V~

Z14

42

D12

B2

D518

N11K2

D1B

0V

B14

Z12

D32

T1.4 (2/3)
D186.Z2 (32/2)

D4.Z6 (31/6)

D.518.49 (5/5)

D520

D4.B18 (31/6)

M31KK1G1/2.1

D506.B30 (28/3)

M31KK1G3.1

D46.D6 (13/6)

Z10

D52.D14 (18/1)

D1B

D514.B28 (32/9)
D515.B8 (X1589-2)
D526.B22 (X1566-7)
N11K2.B6 (4/1)

M2K2

M31KK1G4.1
M31KK1G5.1
M31KK20G1.1

0VL

M2K3

(6/2)

B16

D50.D22 (13/6)
R2

N11K2

D4.B6 (31/6)

2.2K

X3099.F
S

M31KK31.1

M31KK1G1/2.20
M31KK1G3.20
M31KK1G4.20
M31KK1G5.20
M31KK2G1.20
M31KK2G3.20
M31KK20.20
M31KK31.20
M31KK46.20

M31KK31.7
M31KK46.1

N11K3.Z22 (32/8)
N11K4.B2 (21/5)
D42
(X1422-20)

15

B18

X13

K1C

+24V

Alignment &
Calibration

Component
Locations

Error
Codes

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Siemens Multix

Logic and Block Diagrams

Generator Power Distribution (4 of 4)


31

Z32

B6
K1C

1
X9

D39
(X1422/26)

D2
D24

8
X1

D38
(X1422/21)

+7.5V

B32
Z30

R2

=
+

OUT

(5/7)
GROUND

B30

D24
D518.28 (5/7)

UL-8A

D518.29 (5/7)

53 36 662
G2076

B12
K1D
Z18
K1C

U+

N11C1

LT1003

1MF

(5/2) 30

U-

D518

1
X6
16
X13

D35
(X1422/27
D42
(X1422/20)

Z32
K1E

64
X10

D41HP
(X1422/29)

Z28
K1A
Z16
K1C
B32
D44

56
X21
3
X13

D54FB
(X1460/21)
D42
(X1422/20)

+7.5V

0VS

D520.B10
(6/2)

V5

+5V

2
N11C2
0.1MF

V1
5V

0VS
(6/2)
R3

+5V 430

B12
D520

D516.Z2 (X1566-4)
D523.Z2 (X1566-11)

+5V

D45.Z2 (X1423-118)
D46.Z2 (X1423-124)
D47.Z2 (X1423-117)

(15/3)

+5V

B6

D48.Z2 (X1423-122)
D50.Z2 (X1444-15)
D55.Z2 (X1460-22)

Z6
Z4

CONST

(17/7C)

K1B
+

N11/J1

D51.Z2 (X1212-18)

0VS
(6/2)

B4
D24

D52.Z2 (X1379-30)
D41HP
(X1422/29)
D54FB
(X1468/21)

62
X10
4
X21

B32
K1E
Z2
K1A

D505.Z2 (X1588-2)
D60.Z2 (X1636-2)
D3.B8 (30/6-7)
N11K4.D14 (22/2)

Alignment &
Calibration

Component
Locations

Error
Codes

Functional Logic & Block Preventive


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GE Medical Systems

Siemens Multix

Logic and Block Diagrams

Generator Grounding

S38
H1

S27.2

S27.1

D1

N11
W1A

W1B

N11
KK1.G1.20
KK1.G3.20
KK1.G4.20
KK1.G5.20
KK2.G1.20
KK2.G3.20
KK20.20
KK31.20
KK46.20

T1
M31

0VL

Alignment &
Calibration

Component
Locations

Error
Codes

K2

K6
M1

T2

M2

EQUIPMENT

K3

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GE Medical Systems

Siemens Multix

Preventive Maintenance

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
All PM procedures are based on GEMS Directives. You
may wish to obtain the GEMS Rad Checklist, form
F4768.
Here are some quick PM tasks.

Clean Equipment
1. Disconnect main power.
2. Remove front cover and rear cover if accessible.
3. Vacuum dust and list from components, especially
Inside the Operators Console.
4. Clean Operators Console Control Panel.

Inspect Components
With main power disconnected and cover removed:
Check secureness of all power and ground cable
connections.
Check ground leakage between ground buss and
signal ground. See Iontomat Troubleshooting for
more information.
Check board seating.
Check mounting of tube and collimator.

Check Calibration
See set-up instructions.
There are no mA stations to check. Check the initial
mA values according to the site manuals. Insure that
the mA rises as shown here:
OK

Bad

Bad

Check power supplies and ripple.


Compare mASOL to mAIST and kVSOL to kVIST

Alignment &
Calibration

Component
Locations

Error
Codes

Functional Logic & Block Preventive


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Checks
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Troubleshooting

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Training

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GE Medical Systems

Siemens Multix

Software and Diagnostics

SOFTWARE AND DIAGNOSTICS


Note

There is no software or diagnostic information


required for the Siemens Multix.

Alignment &
Calibration

Component
Locations

Error
Codes

Functional Logic & Block Preventive


Software &
Checks
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Theory

Troubleshooting

Self-Paced
Training

Notes

GE Medical Systems

Siemens Multix

Theory

THEORY
X-ray Generation, continued

System Overview
Central Control Unit
Tube and Collimator
Digital Bucky Cabinet
3D-III Stand

Patient Positioning
Brake Controls
Table Brake Control
3D-III Brake Control

Power
Central Power Supply Layout

X-ray Generation
Collimator
Collimator Control
Collimator Power Up
Collimator Self-Test
D5 Switches S1 and S2

Format Sensing
Generator
Actual Value Detection
Auxiliary Voltage Supply
Control Circuit Exposure Preparation

Alignment &
Calibration

Component
Locations

Error
Codes

Control Circuit Exposure Release


Density Correction
Filament Circuit and Focus Switchover
Filament Control
Grounding
High Voltage Circuit
Iontomat
Iontomat Selection
Initial Load Reduction
kV Data
kV Monitoring
Limit Blocking
mAs Data
mA Monitoring
Main Inverter Control and Ignition
Monitoring / SS Control
MP Operation
Power Supply
Release Circuit Actuation
Required Value Signal Generator
Rotating Anode Starter
Short Circuit Monitoring
Unit Selection

PBL Mode Conditions

Functional Logic & Block Preventive


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Training

Notes

GE Medical Systems

Siemens Multix

Theory

System Overview
The Multix imaging system is composed of these major
subsystems:

Tube and Collimator

Central Control Unit

Collimate x-ray radiation

Tube and Collimator

Display data on field size, SID, and operational mode

Digital Bucky Cabinet

Digital Bucky Cabinet

3D-III Stand

The major functions are:

The major functions are:

Central Control Unit

Control iontomat measuring fields

The central control unit is made up of the operators


station, and the generator, housed below it. The major
functions are:

Recognize imaging format


Run grid drive

Interface to the generator

Hold film cassette

Supply power to all subassemblies in the system

3D-III Stand

Run PBL mode

The major functions are:

Monitor collimator functions

Carry and position tube

Process acquired data

Recognize SIDs

Prevent radiography if an unsafe condition is detected

Brake and hold the camera in position

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Brake Controls
Table Brake Control

3D-III Brake Control

When s15 and s15a are activated, the table brakes


release and the tabletop floats. D10 buzzer sounds
briefly.

Select a topic:

When s16 is activated, the longitudinal brakes, mb2,


mb3, mb5, and mb6, are applied. D10 v12 LED lights up.
When s17 is activated, the transverse brakes, mb1 and
mb4, are applied. D10 v2 LED lights up.

Lift Brake
Longitudinal Brake
Rotary Brake
Transverse Brake
D21 LEDs and Test Points
D25 LEDs and Test Points

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Brake Controls, continued


3D-III Brake Control, continued

Longitudinal Brake

Lift Brake

When s4 is off, longitudinal movement is locked.

When s2 is off, lift movement is locked.

D21 MP6 shows 24V

D25 MP3 shows 24V

s1 is not activated

D25 MP5 shows 24V

s2 is activated

D25 v15 LED is on

motor drive runs until s2 is activated

When s2 is on, lift movement is enabled.

When s4 is on, longitudinal movement is enabled.

D25 MP3 shows 0V

D21 MP6 shows 0V

D25 MP4 shows 24V

D21 v19 LED is on

D25 v11 and v13 LEDs are on

s1 is activated
s2 is not activated
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Brake Controls, continued


3D-III Brake Control, continued

Transverse Brake

Rotary Brake

When s3 is off, transverse movement is locked.

When s1 is off, rotary movement is locked.

D25 MP6 shows 24V

D21 MP3 shows 24V

D25 MP7 shows 0V

D21 MP5 shows 24V

s1 is not activated

D21 v15 LED is on

s2 is activated

When s1 is on, rotary movement is enabled.

motor drive runs until s2 is activated

D21 MP3 shows 0V

When s3 is on, transverse movement is enabled.

D21 MP4 shows 24V

D25 MP6 shows 0V

D21 v11 and v13 LEDs are on

D25 MP7 shows 24V


D25 v19 LED is on
s1 is not activated
s2 is activated
motor drive runs until s1 is activated

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Brake Controls, continued


3D-III Brake Control, continued
D21 LEDs and Test Points
LED / TP

D25 LEDs and Test Points


LED / TP

Description

Description

v11

D20 s3 is pressed, releasing lift brake

v11

D20 s1 is pressed, releasing rotary brake

v13

Lift brake is released

v13

Rotary brake is released

v15

Lift brake is released

v15

Rotary brake is released

v19

D20 s3 is pressed, releasing transverse brake

v19

D20 s4 is pressed, releasing longitudinal brake

v29

Transverse brake is released

v29

Longitudinal brake is released

MP1

0V

MP1

0V

MP2

+30 V, brake voltage

MP2

+30 V, brake voltage

MP3

+24 V, lift brake activated, D20 s2 is not pressed

MP3

0 V, D20 s1 is activated

MP4

+24 V, lift brake released, D20 s2 is pressed

MP4

+24 V, rotary brake is released

MP5

0 V, D20 s2 is activated, lift brake released

MP5

0 V, D20 s1 is activated

MP6

0 V, D20 s3 is activated, transverse brake released

MP6

0 V, D20 s4 is activated

MP7

+24 V, transverse brake is released

MP7

+24 V, longitudinal brake is released

MP8

+24 V, supply to buzzer H1

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Central Power Supply Layout


From top to bottom, the M9 central control unit is laid out
this way:
Device

Purpose

Device

Purpose

F16 fuse, rectifier, v16 LED

Table brakes

F17 fuse, rectifier, v17 LED


to D5 board, v60 LED

Bus PC board

F1 fuse

Power supply

F2 fuse

Power supply

F17 fuse, rectifier, v17 LED


to D5 board, v58 LED

3D-III, SID encoder

F3 fuse, v3 LED

Collimator lamps

F18 fuse, rectifier, v18 LED

Collimator electronics

F4 fuse

Tomo motor (not used)

F19 fuse, v33 LED

Fan cover

F5 fuse

Lift motor (not used)

F6 fuse

Lift motor brake (not used)

F7 fuse, rectifier, v1 LED

3D-III brakes

F8 fuse, v8 LED

Lift drive contactors (not used)

F9 fuse, v9 LED

Lift control (not used)

F10 fuse, v10 LED

Tomo control (not used)

F11 fuse, v11 LED

Tomo control (not used)

Rectifier, F12 fuse, v12 LED

Bucky cabinet for Vertix

Rectifier, F13 fuse, v13 LED

Bucky cabinet for Multix

F14 fuse, v14 LED

Tomo height drive (not used)

F15 fuse, v15 LED

Tomo motor brake (not used)

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Collimator
Select a topic:

PBL Mode

Collimator Control

When the collimator is in manual mode, the PBL display


on the collimator lights up.

Collimator Power Up

When the SID is changed, the D4 board microprocessor


calculates the number of steps each of the stepping
motors must make to open or close the collimator leaves
to the desired field size.

Collimator Self-Test
D5 Switches S1 and S2

Collimator Control
Manual Mode
When the collimator is in manual mode, the MANUAL
display on the collimator lights up.
Encoders attached to the selectors send pulse chains to
the Collimator D11 board, telling the microprocessor to
run the stepping motors appropriately, to open or close
the collimator leaves to the desired field size. While the
motors are running, D11 v6-10 (width) and v11-15
(height) flash.
Field size is shown on the collimator displays in the
Width and Height windows.

The D4 information is sent to the Collimator D11 board,


telling the microprocessor to run the stepping motors
appropriately, to open or close the collimator leaves to
the desired field size. While the motors are running, D11
v6-10 (width) and v11-15 (height) flash.
To display collimator errors, press D5 s2. LED v25 lights,
and errors are shown on two displays.
Tilt angle is measured on D12, at mercury switches S811, 17, and 18.
Note

Collimator control and mercury switch function


can be checked using the Collimator Self-Test.

To display collimator errors, press D5 s2. LED v25 lights,


and errors are shown on two displays.
Note

Collimator control can be checked using the Collimator Self-Test.

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Collimator Power Up

6. Insert the cassette tray. MANUAL is displayed.

When the collimator receives the reset signal from the


power supply, the following actions take place:

7. If no error is detected, the collimator lights up these


displays:

1. CALL SERVICE is displayed briefly, and all displays


are cleared out.
2. The width and height leaves close up to the smallest
setting.
3. A test for search run switches s2 and s3 begins. The
leaves open and close until s2 and s3 activate.

MANUAL

PBL not active

READY

Collimator is ready

SELECTED If Multix is selected at the


Operators Console

Note

If an error occurs, CALL SERVICE is displayed.


See Display Call Service in troubleshooting.
The problem is probably a bad stepper motor
supply, a bad S2 or S3 switch, or play in the collimator leaves. Exposure release is prevented by
software until the error is cleared.

Note

If you see MANUAL, possibly accompanied by


CALL SERVICE, displayed, this probably indicates a problem with communication via fiberoptic with central control. See Display only
Manual, or Manual and Call Service in troubleshooting.

4. Steps 1-3 are run again.


5. The collimator displays indicate:

Width:

3.0 cm

Height:

3.0 cm

SID:

100 cm

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Collimator Self-Test

D5 Switches S1 and S2

To run the collimator self-test:

These switches are used to change the type of


information displayed on the error display.

1. Disconnect the fiberoptic cable running from the


collimator to the Operators Console.

Switch Position

Error Display Shows

2. Connect the calibration cable, stored inside the


collimator cover.

s1 and v24 off


s2 and v25 off

central control unit state and


errors (normal mode)

3. On Collimator D11 board, move switch s1 to TEST,


and reset switch s2.

s1 and v24 on
s2 and v25 off

adjustment mode, displays


range from 001 to 100

4. The collimator self-test runs three times, checking:

s1 and v24 off


s2 and v25 on

collimator errors

s1 and v24 on
s2 and v25 on

completed adjustment steps

Transmit and receive path to D11

Error display on D11

Collimator lamp function

Switch s2 and s3 initialization

Function of all displays, LEDs, and control keys

Function of mercury switches

Function of manual mode encoders

Stepping motor control power supply

5. On Collimator D11 board, move switch s1 to OFF.


Reconnect the fiberoptic cable to the workstation.

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Format Sensing
When the lever frame is at rest, D5 v8 lights up, and s4 is
activated.
If the lever frame is moved during tray and film insertion,
the encoders pulse for width and height. These pulse
chains are amplified on D17, then sent to D5.
D5 detects and processes the pulses, and indicates
them on these LEDs:
D5 LED

Indicates

v1, v2

cassette width

v3, v4

cassette height

v5, v6

always lit

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Generator
Note

All Generator topics refer to X1564. The sheet


number is shown in black next to each topic.

Select a topic:

mA Monitoring 29.1+
mAs Data 12.1, 12.2
Main Inverter Control and Ignition 26

Actual Value Detection 28

Monitoring / SS Control 21

Auxiliary Voltage Supply 5-8

MP Operation 10

Control Circuit Exposure Preparation 19


Control Circuit Exposure Release 20
Density Correction 14

Power Supply 2
Release Circuit Actuation 18
Required Value Signal Generator 27.1+

Filament Circuit and Focus Switchover 24


Filament Control 23.1+, 23.2
Grounding 9

Rotating Anode Starter 25


Short Circuit Monitoring 29.2+
Unit Selection 17

High Voltage Circuit 4


Iontomat 30.1+, 30.2
Iontomat Selection 13
Initial Load Reduction 27.2
kV Data 11.1+, 11.2
kV Monitoring 29.1+
Limit Blocking 29.3

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Actual Value Detection
R1 is the foot point resistor for the negative voltage
divider, and the C1 capacitor compensates. kVactual for
monitoring goes to D506.
R2 is the foot point resistor for the positive voltage
divider, and the C2A and C2B capacitors compensate.
R2 voltage controls and measures the high voltage.
kVactual can be tested on D520.
kVactual goes to the fluoro clock via J7 amplifier, and is
shown on the control panel. The peak value is stored at
v10 and C5.
When transistor V9 gets the Fluoro On signal, DG relay
pulls in.
Tube current RJ+ and RJ- flow over measuring resistors
R1 and R2. The parallel diodes v1 and v2 provide
voltage protection. For testing, tube current is
measurable at J14 output. Capacitor C2 is switched in
only to smooth current for fluoro.
J15 is trimmed with pot R10 for 0V at the J15 output,
once tube current stops flowing.
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Auxiliary Voltage Supply
Supply Chart
This chart summarizes the supplies tapped off the
transformer.

Tap

Wind
ing

Fuse

LED

24-26

W9

F3

v3

Description
60 Hz supply for D186
Supply to HV gen ventilator
Supply to changeover
contactor (in 2-tube system)

Tap

Wind
ing

Fuse

LED

9-10

W2

F10

--

-15 V supply

11-12

W3

F11

--

+15 V supply

13-14

W4

F12

--

+5 V supply

15-16

W5

F13

--

+24 V supply

18-24

W6

F7-8

v8-9

Supply for heating inverter


ignition stages

19-24

W6

F5-6

v5-6

Supply for ignition stages


D43a-d

20-21

W7

F9

v17

Supply for mains


compensation

22-23

W8

F15

v19

-28 V supply

-15 V Supply

24-25

W9

F3

v3

50 Hz supply for D186

Voltage can be adjusted from -14.85 to -15.15 with D1A


pot R5. On D520, LED v4 lights when voltage is present,
and voltage can be measured at TP -15V.

Description

Supply to HV gen ventilator


Supply to changeover
contactor (in 2-tube system)

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W9

F1

L2

Supply to console ventilator


Supply to cable kk1, kk20,
kk31
50 Hz supply for D186 and
cable kk20

24-28

W9

F2

L1

300V for Iontomat


60 Hz supply for D186 and
cable kk20

29-30

W10

F14

v36

+7.5 V Lamp voltage for S36

31-32

W11

F4

L3

Supply for D20 heating circuit

33-34

W12

F16

v39

Supply to rotating anode brake

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Auxiliary Voltage Supply, continued
+15 V Supply
Voltage can be adjusted from +14.85 to +15.15 with D1A
pot R2. On D520, LED v3 lights when voltage is present,
and voltage can be measured at TP +15V.

+24 V Supply
Voltage can be adjusted from +23.76 to +24.24 with D1B
pot R2. On D520, LED v6 lights when voltage is present,
and voltage can be measured at TP +24V.

The UL-8A board cannot be adjusted. If out of spec,


replace the board.

+5 V Supply
Transformer T2, windings 13-14 provides this voltage,
which is rectified, smoothed, and sent to the J1 fixed
voltage regulator. On D520, LED v5 lights when voltage
is present, and voltage can be measured at TP +5V.
Verify that there is less than 250 mV of ripple.

-28 V Supply
Voltage can be adjusted from -27.72 to -28.28 with D1B
pot R5. On D520, LED v7 lights when voltage is present,
and voltage can be measured at TP -28V.

+7.5 V Supply
Voltage can be adjusted from +7.425 to +7.575 with pot
R1.
Transformer T2, windings 29-30, provides this voltage,
which is rectified, smoothed, and sent to the UL-8A
board. This board prevents an output current of more
than 8 amps with a current limiter, which shuts down,
until reset by briefly removing the input voltage.
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Generator, continued
Control Circuit Exposure Preparation
At exposure prep, signal 1 is sent to filament heating. If
no heating is present, D19 v5 lights.
Pressure and temperature checks are made. The red
lamp on the control lights in case of failure. Switch P
(pressure) and/or >70C (temp) open at H1. D19 v16
lights up. If both checks pass, the green lamp at D42
lights.
The >70C signal triggers the flipflop J14. If the
temperature check fails, Q is set to 1, and the generator
is blocked.

J4 generates the 1.2 sec prep time, connected to J23 for


triggering. J4 output has these effects over flipflop J22:
VH relay actuation
D19 is sent VH indication by V4
Release for limit monitoring with iontomat mode
The D19 board diodes indicate the following:
D19 Diode

J23 also monitors >70C signal and Data Error from D48.
This goes to D44 as generator blocking.
J20 sets the transition time from radiography to fluoro.
The time stage of 1.2 sec is triggered by connection with
zb. This can be reset at any time by restarting
radiography prep. After 1.2 sec passes, J27 is triggered;
braking time for the rotating anode. This can also be
reset with Prep.

Note

Indicates

v1

zb signal

v2

BR (filament monitoring)

v3

BR1 (rotating anode monitoring

You can check the zb signal at D520 TP zB.

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Generator, continued
Control Circuit Exposure Release
The AR signal comes from D186, and starts the D9 mAs
relay. If the KS contactor has dropped out, J4 releases
feedback.
The signal from J29 starts the time limit phase, J20. This
timed phase can be reset if:

All limit times are adjustable.


Time

Adjust

10 sec

mAs mode

D517 R37

3 sec

iontomat mode; relay GZ pulls in

D517 R40

0.1 sec

test time; switch at D517 S3,


check at D19 v14

D517 R42

Blocking signal is received


AR signal is off

Description

D520 service board provides access to these signals:

D9 switches off mAs or iontomat


When radioscopy or fluoro is on and the J20 time limit
phase is triggered, J27 triggers the delay time of 20 ms.
This time allows D43A-D SS relays time to pull in, and
the KS contactor time to switch over.
After the delay, DAC W1 is started, via the J22 flipflop
output. J22 is then reset.
The W1 start/stop signal can be tested at D520.
J23 output signal to generator D516 enables falling load
to begin. It removes supply from falling load capacitor
C15 on D516.

Signal

LED

Path

(eyeball icon)

v7

20 / 5

AR

v8

20 / 5

On/Off DAC

v9

20 / 5

Tomo / 10%

v11

20 / 1

0.1 sec test time

v14

20 / 5

Fluoro release requires:


D516 S1 Internal; for servicing
External triggering from Fluoro unit
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Generator, continued
Density Correction

Indicator

Keys

The D41HP 7-segment displays receive the signals, and


indicate a value, as long as a dominant on the iontomat
has been selected on D50, and the generator is not
blocked.

With no Prep signal ZB, D46 contact TK is closed. The


D44 oscillator pulses the D-flipflop J16 on D44 to Manual
mode. The manual signal sets the manual/program
flipflop.
When D35 S5 or S6 is pressed, manual mode goes
through gates J17 and J23. The counting direction is set
(J17 / J23). Pulses go to the D48 J8 counter.
It produces a differentiated 10 ms pulse. It also releases
a decade counter, pulsed by the oscillator, which
switches through the 200 ms pulse to the output after
600 ms.

Counters
The generated pulse sequence hits the D48 J8 4-bit
counter if there is no LOG1 applied to either of the
blocking inputs. The counter is incremented,
corresponding to the length of time the D35 or D38 key is
pressed. The data bits are sent once to the D38 J13 CD
decoder.

If the generator is blocked, the D44 counter control 1 kHz


oscillator is blocked. The indicator drivers are not pulses,
so the indicators do not light.

Data
The 4-bit blackening signal is processed at D3 iontomat
adding board, so long as iontomat is selected. Data
which cannot be received is monitored on D48 at J16,
18, 19, 23, and 28. This supplies a LOG1 signal when +4
or -4 is reached, blocking the direction on D44. The
counter remains unchanged.

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Generator, continued
Density Correction, continued
Programming
The D48 J8 4-bit counter is set externally. When a
program is called, data stored in EAROM goes through
the J6 level converter, to the set inputs of counter J8.
The level converter does not output data unless the D44
J14 flipflop is set to Program. The D47 DATAOUT signal
reaches the counter as PE signal by way of D48 J3. This
accepts data with PE from the EAROM.
Blackening data is stored over the D48 J2 level converter
and J7 tristate buffer. The buffer switches over for 160
ms to the outputs of J2.
When selecting iontomat manually, the counter must be
reset to zero. The D50 iontomat selector supplies the
needed signal.

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Filament Circuit and Focus Switchover
Optocoupler J5 monitors voltage at capacitor C5. If the
voltage drops to 0, the J17 voltage frequency converter
is blocked via signal from J5 (bridge short in filament
circuit).
The filament inverter works like the W1 inverter.
Capacitor C1 is used in the oscillating circuit. In standby,
the foci are heated over the contacts RK and RG. With
the ZB signal, the non-selected focus is disconnected.
With fluoro, the filament current to the non-selected
focus is low enough to prevent emission. This assures
that the radiographic heating value can be reached 1.2
sec following fluoro.
Lamp H1 is operated by resistors R1A and R1B.
Switch S1 selects fluoro focus.
The logical circuit J2, J2, and J3 drives relays DV, RG,
and RK for filament current switchover.

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Filament Control
In standby mode, J4 controller receives the
JRO required fluro signal. When radiography is on, J8
changes it to the JRO required exp signal. The actual value
at exposure is the tube current, called JRO actual.
During filament heating in standby mode, no tube current
flows, and the substitute actual value is calculated from
H1 lamp brightness. J23 amplifier circuit adapts the
brightness curve of the H1 lamp to the tube emission
characteristic. Filament heating for tube 1 is adjusted at
R11 and 12, and R21 and 22 are for tube 2.
Diodes v2-3 monitor current flowing through H1 lamp. If
no current flows, such as when the lamp is bad, release
is blocked.
J9 monitors the substitute actual value to see if the
filament inverter heats up with the zb signal. D517 sends
this signal to control as BR. J9 switches from the
substitute actual value to JRO actual when the main
converter signal is on.

J4 compares JRO required and JRO actual. The output


voltage, somewhere between 0 and saturation, is sent to
J17 voltage frequency converter. Maximum output
frequency is adjustable with pots R1 (for SF) and R2 (for
LF).
J17 is blocked:
for 1 sec after generator on
when the filament circuit is shorted
while a unit selection button is being pressed
The time stage allows constant width pulses to be
generated at Q and Q, regardless of frequency.
The D20 filament DAC thyristor ignition pulses are
generate via optocoupler J2/J7 and transistor stages
V11-14. Ignition transmitters T1-2 provide isolation.

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Grounding
The jumper between K2 and K3 is the only connection
between 0V and ground. If the jumper is removed, there
must be no connection between 0V and ground.
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High Voltage Circuit
The heating DAC supplies the two heating transformers
with high frequency voltage AC on the primary side.
The high voltage is generated by two voltage doubler
circuits.
If there is a tube surge, resistors R1-R8 limit the
discharging current of the voltage doubler circuit
capacitors C1-C2. The overvoltage arrestors also
respond if a line is open.
High voltage detection is handled across two 200
megohm resistors. A capacitor frequency-compensates
the positive-side resistor. The positive actual value
handles voltage regulation.
A blower cools the single tank generator, and begins
running when the generator is switched on.

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Iontomat
General
D9 is the mAs relay. This basic board can be fieldmodified into an iontomat: D2 crossbar distributor and D3
adder provide the signals needed to adjust sensitivity.
The M46 assembly with D1 allows 5 iontomat chambers
to be connected, using adapter II (chamber pre-amp), or
adapter II for connecting semiconductor radiation
detectors and a multiplier. (The D8 chamber current amp
is required to operate the chambers without the adapter
II with chamber pre-amp.)

mAs Relay D9 Board


The negative voltage corresponding to the tube current is
applied at B28 mAs input. At J17 input amp, the relay is
balanced to 80 mAs using pot R3. J15 main amp gain is
switchable in 32 steps, depending on the mAs. Drive is
determined by the 6-bit binary code from the leads.
23

mAs

22

21

20

Gain

20

1.00

25

.80

32

.63

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40

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50

.40

63

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80

.25

100

.20

125

.16

160

.12

200

.10

250

.08

320

.06

400

.05

500

.04

630

.03

The mAs code is displayed on D3. Without a retrofitted


D3 adder, these drive signals come across wrap jumpers
at the D3 installation site, to the basic board.

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mAs Relay D9 Board, continued

The D9 Z30 +15 V exposure stop signal goes to the


control circuit on D517 to terminate the exposure.

The amplified drive signal is sent to J13 integrator with


C9 capacitor, and the J12 lead amplifier. For testing,
measure at D9.B30.

The D517 +15 V generator start signal is applied to a


transistor stage through Z22 to set the flipflop. LED v39
goes dark when the exposure has ended.

A control circuit with J13 and C12 capacitor holds the


integrator output voltage at 0V before the exposure and
filters out bad voltages from the upstream signal chain.
This control circuit is isolated during the exposure. After
the exposure, J13 is cleaned.

J11 interference blanking compares signal levels B4


(required tube current value) and B26 (actual tube
current). It switches the switch-off threshold up to 15 V
during the surge, and shorts the lead time storage
capacitor.

A lead time voltage (0.5-3.0 msec) is added to the J13


output signal in J12, and is stored at C8 before the
exposure. For testing, measure the actual integrated
signal at D9.Z26. (Also measureable at D520 mAs test
point.) Two lead times, V1 and V2, are programmable.
V2 is used only with an additional programmed x-ray
unit.
J12 summating amp gain is switched when the 800 mAs
(max mAs for iontomat) is selected. J14 watches the
maximum voltage value is not exceeded, and drives the
flipflop J5, J9, when 5V is exceeded (switchable in 4
steps, if needed).
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Iontomat Selection

Data

Keys

The dominant flipflop data outputs go to the D50 J14


tristate buffer. The D9 MAS relay is actuated. The three
bits are used to select the chamber relay KW1-KW3, and
also control D35 lamps H10-H12.

D35 keys S7-12 are operational as long as D46 contact


TK is closed. When one of the iontomat selection keys,
S7-9, is activated, a signal is received at D50 gate J7.
The signal sets the flip-flop J24 on D44 to Manual mode.
The signal also goes to D50 gate J2, where it is set to
this flipflop via J1. This action blocks J8.

Technique Selection
The signal from the pressed key S7-9 hits the two D50
J12 flipflops. Flipflop output goes the D50 J14 tristate
buffer, and also to the D50 J29 lamp driver. This driver
controls D35 lamps H7-H9.

Dominant Selection
The signal from the pressed key S10-12 generates a
MAS/DOM signal at D50 J18 gate. It acts on the D44
counter control. This differentiated signal resets the 3
dominant flipflops in 800 usec.
Dominant selection is prevented if no iontomat unit is
selected, or if planigraphy is selected on the D505
planigraphic computer.

D50 J18 is checked to see if a dominant is selected. If


so, a signal is sent to the release circuit on D517.
The D41HP lamps H4-5, are driven via a high signal from
D45 J1. To set the formation of the iontomat chamber,
the KW relays are applied to 24V at rest, over the D46
TK relay. The ZB signal then connects only the selected
chamber to voltage.

Programming
As the iontomat selection data is read into the D51
EAROM, the 5-bit data at the D50 J14 tristate buffer
begins reading out program data.
When a program is selected, data moves from D51
EAROM through D50 J3-4 level converters to the D54
J1, 6, and 12 flipflop D-inputs. The flipflops are pulsed to
accept the data. The D51 memory board sends a signal
to the D47 kV counter as PE-signal to the pulsed inputs.
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Initial Load Reduction
Capacitor C15 is charged by D516 J21 to the tube
current required value. The initial load signal opens
switch J24. C15 voltage falls with time constant R17 and
R18/C15.
The constant portion of the initial load curve goes to J25
via R19.
The J25 addition amplifier output signal goes to D512
filament control, and tube current is reduced to match.
J4 and J15 limit the maximum output voltage, depending
on the focus.
Note

J24 does not switch over under a constant load


(such as the 0.1 sec test time).

In tomo mode, D505 generates the tube current required


value and sends it to D512 filament control.
JRO required ON can be adjusted to 50-90% with D523 R4.
D523 J23 FET switches produce a required value
switchover and are driven by the time buttons on the
control panel.

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kV Data

The 5-bit code is sent to the J13 tristate buffer over the
adder. From J13, data is sent to:

Keys
D35 keys S3-4 and D38 keys S2-6 are operational as
long as D46 contact TK is closed. When one of the keys
is activated, a signal is received at D44 gate J26. The
key positions are taken over with the positive pulse flank,
and three signals are formed.

J7, J12, and J17 level converters

The Manual signal, 15V, sets flip-flop J24 to Manual


mode.

Blocking

The +KV signal, 15V, tells both the D47 5-bit counter
and the blocking about the counting direction.
The KV ON signal, 15V, is generated when either of
the two J16 flip-flop outputs goes to Logic 1. It
produces a 10 ms pulse. It also releases a decade
counter, pulsed by the oscillator, which switches
through the 200 ms pulse to the output after 600 ms.

Counters
The generated pulse sequence hits the D47 5-bit counter
if there is no Logic 1 applied to either of the blocking
inputs. The counter is incremented, corresponding to the
length of time the D35 key is pressed.

D48 kV monitor
D505 planigraphic computer
D516 nominal value generator
D48 v6-10 LEDs show the set code. If the set code
reaches the kV limit, signals kVmax and kVmin are sent
to the pulse blocker. The D3 adder for the iontomat
receives correction bits.
If a tube arc occurs, a LOW signal from D506 goes to
D48, and lamps H10-11 on D42 (tube symbol on S36
panel) go dark.
A data error signal is sent to D517, causing generator
blocking, which in turn switches off the counter control
pulse from D44, if inadmissable kV values are sent.
The kV and mAs indicators on D41 are cleared, and D48
v11 LED reads 1, the kV block signal.
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kV Data, continued

Programming

Display

Once this data is stored, D47 J3 tristate buffer begins


reading out data to D47 on J13 and J18 level converters.
If the data is released with a programming signal, the
data is sent to the counter inputs. A preset enable signal,
sent from D51, is required for reading in the data.

D44 supplies blanking pulse control in the form of two B1


blanking signals, tenths and units, and hundreths
(i.e. kV > 96). The tenths or units B1 signal is only shut
off with a Gen-block 1. B1 is a 1 kHz signal, with data
errors 2 Hz.
D41HP J13-14 7-segment displays, driven by PROMs
J21 and J26, display the kV code in two BCD signals.
PROM J4 sets the kV grading. The kV values are stored
on D45 in J21.

Transparency
During programmed operation the D38 Transparency
keys S2-6 can be used to correct the kV values.

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kV Monitoring
Time stage J13 (t at least 40 ms, allowing exposure
indicator to be ON long enough to see it with very short
exposures) is triggered with a positive HV present signal.
J13 output combines with this signal so a 1 signal is seen
at J6.10 for at least 40 ms.
This drives the D42 S36 beam cone indicator (H12-14)
and the TG exposure counter relay signal.
HV present monitoring checks J4 addition amplifier.
Output of J4 toggles HIGH, and HV is indicated with D19
v10, if at least 30 kV is found.
The J8 amplifier adds the actual positive and negative
values, allowing the monitoring to check both HV sides.
When kV exceeds 143 kV, J1 output toggles HIGH, and
signals D517 to stop the exposure.

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Limit Blocking
The J3 flipflop is triggered 0-to-1 flank when:
iontomat is selected
exposure is released
limit time switches exposure off
Output Q then goes 1-to-0, creating a generator block
and causing the [LIMIT] button on the control panel to
flash.
To reset the generator block, push the [LIMIT] button.
J16 watches the tube current does not exceed the
maximum value, set by diodes v3 and v21. If tube current
exceeds the value, a 0 signal is seen at D506 B18. J13
combines signals and sends a block to D517.

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mA Monitoring
J16 watches the tube current does not exceed the
maximum value, set by diodes v3 and v21. If tube current
exceeds the value, a 0 signal is seen at D506 B18.
V3 and v21 are 5.6 V and 8.2 V zeners, respectively.
They correspond to 560 mA (small focus) and 820 mA
(large focus).
The zeners are selected by J12 via the Large Focus
Selection signal.

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mAs Data

D46 v5-9 LEDs show the set code. If the set code
reaches the mAs limit, signals block D41.

Keys
D35 keys S1-2 and D38 keys S1 and S7 are operational
as long as D46 contact TK is closed. When one of the
keys is activated, a signal is received at D44 gate J27.
The key positions go over with the positive pulse edge.

If D505 sees bad values, D46 V4 lights up. D48 then


receives the data error signal, and blocks the generator
ZB circuit on D517. The normal 1 kHz signal is blocked,
and replaced with a data error signal at 2 Hz.

The Manual signal, generated by J16 on D44, sets the


flip-flop J24 on D44 to Manual mode.

Display

Counters
A 5-bit counter on D46 produces a 10 ms pulse. It also
releases a decade counter, pulsed by the oscillator,
which switches through the 200 ms pulse to the output
after 600 ms.
The generated pulse sequence hits the D46 5-bit counter
if there is no LOG1 applied to either of the blocking
inputs. The counter is incremented, corresponding to the
length of time the D35 or D38 key is pressed.
The 5-bit code is sent over the D46 adder J21, J23. From
there, data is sent to the D505 planigraphic computer.

Blocking

The 2 Hz signal is switched through the mAs displays


D41HP 7-segment displays, driven by PROMs J12 and
J7. These display the mAs code in three BCD signals.
The PROMs are addressed from the D45 J12 level
converter.

mAs Relay
The 5 mAs bits come from the D46 J26 tristate buffer.
The bits are also switched over D46 J27 tristate buffer,
through the D3 crossbar distributor, to the D9 mAs relay.
If the iontomat has been selected on D50, the two D46
tristate buffers are switched to highly resistive. The D3
adder receives data through the iontomat crossbar
distributor.

The 5-bit code is sent to the D46 J12 tristate buffer via
J17, then to the mAs monitoring logic.

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Generator, continued
mAs Data, continued
Programming
D38 keys S1 and S7 are used to select a program. The
D44 J28 D-flipflop is set, and control the D38 H1 and H7
lamps.
Note

Iontomat must not be selected.

D47 generates correction bits A, B, and C to correct mAs


code over adder D46.
Once this data is stored, D46 J12 tristate buffer begins
reading out program data. When a program is chosen,
the 5 data bits are switched onto J11 level converter.
If the data is released with a programming signal, the
data is sent to the counter inputs. A preset enable signal,
sent from D51, is required for reading in the data.

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Main Inverter Control and Ignition

Actuation

Ignition Stages D43A-D

J8 is triggered for 40 ms with a low to high signal from


the short monitoring circuit.

1. J1 optocoupler provides potential isolation, and is


driven by J18 buffer.
2. J18 buffer reads 0.
3. J1 is turned on, and transistors V6 and V11 are
blocked. Transistor V14 is turned on.
4. Diode v17 lights with the induces voltage at T1
secondary.
5. Capacitor C3 steepens the ignition pulse, which
actuates the thyristor in W1.

W1 DAC is shorted and stops.


J13 is a voltage frequency converter. Maximum output
frequency is adjustable with pot R20, and testable at
D520 TP 2Factual][. The output voltage from J22 controls
the frequency of J13. J13 is started via input 5 with the
on/off signal or the short monitoring signal from J8-11.
A short in W1 DAC is stored on J3, and shown at v11
until the next exposure starts.

7. J1 and transistor V14 is blocked, and transistors V6


and V11 are turned on.

The time stage allows constant width pulses to be


generated at Q and Q, regardless of frequency. The time
stage output signals are amplified by buffers to drive the
ignition stage optocouplers.

8. Diode v17 goes dark.

J14 interrupts the drive pulses when:

9. V11 shorts the ignition transmission winding.

pulse sequence shorter than 75 usec (set with R20)

10. If the SS relays are not pulled in, ignition pulses are
shorted on T1 primary side, preventing thyristor
ignition.

time is shortened by bad pulses

6. J18 buffer reads 1.

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Monitoring / SS Control
Signal conditions stored by J9 (R-S flipflop):

D19 service board indicates block conditions with v12


and v13 LEDs.

U > Umax
J > Jmax
Limit
Tube arc
To reset the R-S flipflop, switch the generator from OFF
to ON, or switch on fluoro (or radiography prep switch).
Flipflop J14 shows 0 at Q if the exposure was switched
off by limit time; indicated on D19 v15. J14 feedback
works just like J9.
SS Relay pulls in under these conditions:
U > Umax, J > Jmax, Limit, Tube arc
D517 service switch S2 is on
Fluoro or radiography is released.
SS relays block ignition on ignition stages D43B and D
for thyristors TH2A and B.
If D17 S2 is off, D517 v11 lights up.
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Generator, continued
MP Operation

Programming

Selecting Percentage and Focus

Data at D523 J8 gate is converted from 15V to 5V for


programming. Data then applied at D523 J3 gate Dinputs are transferred by the positive flank of the PE
signal to the outputs.

D35 keys S13-17 are operational as long as D46 contact


TK is closed. When one of the keys is pushed, a signal,
generated at D523 gate J2, is sent to D44, setting the
mode to Manual.
Flip-flip data travels from D523 gate J3, is sent through
gates J4, J9, and J11, to D35. J4 and J9 signals are also
sent to D505, the planigraphic computer, and to D516,
the nominal value generator. On D516, the nominal
current values are corrected to match the key pressed on
D35.

If the IN/OUT signal drops to zero for 160 ms, the data is
transferred via D523 J12 gate for storage on D51.

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Generator, continued
Power Supply

Rectification

Input

Power supply voltage is rectified over V5-V7, and


smoothed (distributed evenly via R2 and R3) at C1 and
C2.

Three-phase line power is fused by U1-U2.


S62 (ON / OFF switch) brings in the line contactor (NS),
which is self-held by contacts 13-14
Operating voltage for units G1-G5 passes through fuses
U6-U8.

When the NS contactor falls off, C1 and C2 discharge


across contacts 21-22, and resistor R5.
Resistor R1 limits the charging current.

The generator power is toggled by switch s62. The low


voltage contactor is self-held over contacts 13 and 14.

Capacitors C1-C6 hold down the voltage rise at diodes


v5-v7.

Compensation

Components L2 and C3 form a short circuit extinguisher


for inverters in case of bridge short.

50/60 Hz transformer AC power is rectified over V1 (halfwave), and smoothed with C1.
When AC power is present at the supplies, V4 lights up.
Compensation is possible in the range of 380-415 V. If
the voltage drops below 380, the comparator output J1/1
is negatively saturated, and V5 lights up.
The 380 V supply is connected at U10 - T2.1, and the
415 V supply is connected at U10 - T2.17

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Generator, continued
Power Supply, continued

Short Detection

Inverter W1

Optocoupler J1 is applied over resistors R1-R7 to the


rectified and smoothed supply voltage. J1 is protected
against reverse voltages by diode V1.

Capacitor C7 serves as the resonant circuit capacitor.


Inductance L is formed from the leakage inductance of
the connected HV transformer.
If W1 shorts, inductance L1 limits discharge of C1 and
C2. L1 is protected by diode v8, which itself is protected
by resistor R8. Fuses U1-W1A and U1-W1B also protect
in the case of a short circuit.

If voltage collapses, J1s transistor becomes very


resistive and block the DAC drive for about 40 ms. In this
case, the red LED lights.

The thyristors, Th1-4, are protected by R1, C1. These


limit voltage steepness between conductive and nonconductive phases.
Note

900V will destroy all thyristors in W1.

As the rotating anode accelerates, the single-tank


generator SC contactor shorts briefly at contacts 33-34,
43-44, and 53-54. For fluoro, L3 and C6 modify the
resonant circuit. During prep, the LS contactor contacts 5
and 6 short this circuit.

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Release Circuit Actuation
Selected unit signals are available at unit plugs kk1, via
relays GR1-5. The signal level applied to kk1 is
programmed at D186 unit adapter.
Note

Fluoro unit must be programmed as Unit 1 (G1).

Jumper T-U is required for G1 exposure release from the


generator with S27. The same is true for G2-5.
Upon exposure release, the signal goes via kk plug D186
diodes V3-4 to D517 control. From there, the signal goes
out to the selected unit on the VH contact.
The grid contact switches the signal back as the AR
signal to D517 control, then to D506 exposure counter.
The KS contactor switches over, with the VH signal, to
separate the rotating anode from the main DAC
converter. (W1 is used during prep to accelerate the
anode. It coasts during exposure.)

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Required Value Signal Generator
D47 counter values are decoded by J13 into analog
voltages.
kVsoll is adjusted at 102 kV. Output of J16 is adjusted to
10.2 V with R8.
J11.7 sets the required kV value for fluoro, correctable
with pot R51. Adjust at 110 kV.
Switch S1 test allows fluoro release for service. Use R60
to adjust this value.

J23 switches over if the radiography kV are taken over


from the fluoro control (bridge U closed).
J18 sets divider J22 for the maximum generator output.
Jumper AB and EF: 50/30 kW
Jumper AB and FG: 50/20 kW
Without jumper AB, output can be reduced with pot R64.
J18 input voltage is obtained from J3 constant voltage
source. J22 divider calculates the current required value
from the power P and the adjusted kV.

J11.1 operation amp sets the tube current for fluoro,


based on adjusted kV. Adjust with R57 at 110 kV.
To avoid overshooting the HV at power on, the required
kV values rise in a ramp.
J29 opens when the signal DAC is off. J15 output voltage
runs with the time constant of R7 and C8 to the required
-kV value. J29 switches over the required values for
fluoro and radioscopy.
Resistor R13 is adjusted so a 1 signal is seen at J17.6
output, when radiographic kV exceeds 80 kV. This signal
is used on D512 filament control.
kVactual is adjusted at 102 kV with R62.

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Rotating Anode Starter
The rotating anode is operated with the W1 converter
bridge. C5 is the oscillation circuit capacitor, and CP is
the phase-shift capacitor. Converter voltage is applied to
the anode circuit with the KS contactor. J15 oscillator
provides 419-431 Hz, measurable at TP M3.
With ZB on, J20 uses this frequency to time for 1 second
the driving of J29, which release ignition pulses, also
created from the J15 frequency. After the acceleration
time, the system pauses 1 second, then drives again for
50 ms. At this time the rotating anode drive DAC SS
relay is released with ZB.
The NL relay prevents the DAC from starting before the
KS contactor has reliable switched over.
The anode oscillating current is checked by R6 and J10.
J25 and J19 compare it to the drive frequency. If the
oscillation current is missing, J7 turns off the BR1 signal.
A brake direct current, via BS and V2, flows through the
rotating anode windings 1.2 seconds after ZB is switched
off.

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Generator, continued
Short Circuit Monitoring
J9 addition amplifier checks the positive actual value
against the required value. If they match, output J9.6
goes to negative saturation. A short is reported if the
values differ by more than 0.5 V, and output J9.6 positive
saturation.
Capacitor C11 lengthens the response time out of J9.
Diode v4 puts out 0.5 V, current-limited by R29 resistor.
An identical circuit checks the negative actual value
against the required value.
If either monitoring responds (+ or - kV), J3 generates a
BLOCK signal to blank the tube symbol display on S36,
and to stop the exposure.
J3 flipflop can be reset by switching D517 S2 off briefly,
or by cycling generator power.

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Unit Selection
Keys
The unit selection keys, D40 G1-5, are monitored by J27.
When one is pressed, the J24, J29 flipflops convert the
signal received into a 3-bit binary code.
Key Pressed

Binary Code

The J5 optocoupler sends a 0 to J15 when fluoro is


selected from the unit (externally). This automatically
selects G1 at the generator.
The J4 BCD converter converts the binary back to
decimal. The D39 lamps H1-H5 indicate the selected
device.
The J18 output signals drive the transistors v23-87 with a
1, allowing for programming on D9. These signals are
negated by J13, actuating the corresponding device
relay, GR1-5.

G1

100

G2

010

G3

110

Jumper Programming

G4

001

G5

101

If the unit has an Iontomat, a jumper must be soldered


in here. If the unit with iontomat is selected, a signal is
sent to D50 via the path J9, R23, C8, and J3 gate.

Priority
The D47 SET pulse sets the priority of unit 1 (G1) upon
switching on the generator. The D51 programming
signals hit the flipflops J25 and J29. The data at the
outputs is accepted by the positive flanks of the Preset
Enable signal.
If the I/O Program signal goes to zero for 100 ms, the
data is stored by J20 and J25.

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The tube unit is assigned to the units via the jumpers


soldered in.
If a unit is programmed to AP II (G) and a selection is
made, a signal goes to D512 filament controller, and the
x-ray relay is switched over on D4.
Note

AP II programming is only possible with more


than one tube assembly on the system. Units
must be programmed only to AP I on single-tube
systems.

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PBL Mode Conditions


PBL is displayed when:

MANUAL is displayed when:

the inserted format is sensed and calculated

PBL conditions are not met

a SID of greater than 85 cm is sensed and calculated

collimator can be fully opened manually

the collimator is no more than 10 from vertical

SID display shows source-to-table distance

the collimator display reads READY


Note

To collimate smaller than the cassette format,


use the [M] key after an exposure. The smaller
collimation is retained after a cassette change for
the next exposure.

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TROUBLESHOOTING
X-ray Generation, continued

Siemens Signal Names

High Voltage or Tube Current


Iontomat

Patient Positioning

Grounding Check
Other Checks
Coding for JK1 Green Plug at Chamber

Lift Control
Down
Up

Multix Circuit Board LEDs

Manual Collimation
No Change in Field Size Display
No Change in SID Display

Tomo Control
No Tomo LED
Tomo LED Flashing
Stand Does Not Start Running
No Tomo Move or Exposure
Stand Does Not Move to Mid Position

X-ray Generation
Exposure Circuit
Generator
Grid and Generator Control

D4
D11
D5
D16
D6
D21
D8
D25
D10
D30
Vertix 2E, 2FA, CS4

PBL System
Display Call Service
Display only Manual, or Manual and Call Service
SID Acquisition Error
Format Sensing
PBL Conditions not Fulfilled

Radiographic Circuit

Transmission Error
Grid Motor
No Exposure

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Exposure Circuit
To test the exposure circuit without the grid, or to
calibrate the undertable tube:
1. Turn off the generator.
2. Disconnect incoming power.
DANGER

220V is present at D186. 3-phase 480V


is present at terminal block below.

3. Jumper pins 7 and 8 on D186 (located near the


Photo Timer and Unit Interface (KK)).

Or, G1 for spotfilm device.

Or, G2 for table bucky.

Or, G3-G5 for other work stations selected on the


Operators Console.

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Generator
This table shows how generator conditions are displayed
on S36 control panel on the Operators Console.
Condition

mAs

kV

Limit Lamp

Small Green
Tube

Small Red Tube

Large Tube

Normal
Tube housing
temp > 70C
Filament off
Limit

flashing

mAs Block

flashing

kV Block

flashing

mAs & kV Block

flashing

flashing

Tube arc**

* Symbol is off for Polyphos 30 only.


** If no tube arcs are seen, and kV waveform slopes
downward, this may be caused by a bad thyristor, or a
thyristor pair not being triggered.

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Grid and Generator Control


START PBL

START Manual

Display
collimator (TB):
PBL, Ready,
Selected cassette
format, collimation
SID?

Display
collimator (TB):
Manual, Ready,
Selected collimation
focus-overtable
distance?

NO

See PBL
Troubleshooting
flowchart

Manual
Collimation
Problem

NO

Does the
grid motor run, and
D4 v12 and D6 v9
light up?

NO

See Grid Motor


TS Table

NO

See No Exposure
TS Table

YES
YES

YES

Select measuring
field

Does
D4 LED v10 indicate
selected field?

Is there an
exposure made?

NO

YES
Make pre-contact
VK. D4 v11 lights.

Communication
error.
Check/adjust kk1
connector and
generator.
Check unit.
Replace kk1
cable.
Check/adjust
generator
programming.

Does a
D5 LED v13-15 light
up?

NO

See
Transmission
Error TS Table
YES

YES
Make contact HK.
D4 v10 lights.
Triggering OK

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Select a topic:

Transmission Error

Transmission Error

This error is caused by a data transmit error.

Grid Motor

Cause

No Exposure

VK signal not
transmitted

Solution

Check kk1 cable

If D4 v11 is not on, replace D4

If D6 v4 is not on, replace D6

Check/adjust D4 jumpers

Measuring field
selection not
transmitted

If D4 v10 is not on, replace D4

Check/adjust D4 jumpers

Overtable
exposure

Insert cassette

Bad connection
at D5/Iontomat or
D16/Iontomat

Verify connection D5 x1 to D16 x1 and


connection D16 x2 to JK1

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Grid Motor

No Exposure

This error is caused by a programming or communication


error.

This error is caused by a programming or communication


error.

Cause
HK signal not
transmitted

Solution

Check kk1 cable

D4 v10 array:
LED #1 on when g1+HK or HK

Cause
Triggering
problem during
exposure

Solution

v10 array LED #1 on


v12 on

LED #2 on when g2 or g3+HK

Wrong
workstation

Alignment &
Calibration

Check/adjust D4 jumpers

If D6 v3 is not on, replace D6

If D5 v12 is not on, replace D5

If D16 v5 is not on, replace D16

D4 conditions; otherwise replace D4

relay hr1 on

Wrong
workstation
programmed

If D30 v45 is not on, replace D30

D4 v10 array:

LED #3 on when g1+HK

LED #2 on when g2 or g3+HK

HK + workstation = grid motor on; adjust as


needed.

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High Voltage or Tube Current


When checking high voltage or tube current:

4. S36 (Operators Console) setup:

Twist the scope leads to avoid picking up bad signals

77 kV

Pause at least 30 seconds between exposures

32 mAs

1. Turn the generator on.

100%

2. Set test time to 0.1 seconds. On D517, S3 moves to


position 1.

Check the same technique on both large and


small focus. Adjust D516 R62 for 73-81 kV.

3. Scope setup:

Connect to D520 TP kVIST, 1 V = 20 kV

Triggered on D520 On / Off test point

Set scale to 1 V/division and 5 ms/division

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5. Make an exposure at 102 kV and watch the scope.


(Re-check at higher kV to verify higher kV accuracy.)
6. Use R62 on D516 to adjust to 98 - 106 kV.

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Iontomat
Grounding
3D-III

Table

Other Checks
0VL
Gen.

Verify grid motors are operating at 24 VDC.


UMR

UMR

Grounding must be in a star configuration.

Verify iontomat cable shield is isolated from system


ground. Check at insulated junction boxes, generator,
Wall Stand, table, and spotfilm device.

Center point must be insulated from chassis ground.

Verify chamber is isolated from chassis. Apply


electrical tape around the edge of the chamber.

Minimum of 6 gauge is required.

Check screen PROMs; codes on D3, good insertion.

No connection permitted between ground and neutral:

Check drift and hum.

Generator N and K2-K3 ground bus

Check 15V with scope (ripple).

Stepdown transformer neutral and main ground

Verify jumper between K2 and K3 (0VS and 0VL) in


the generator.

Inside breaker box

Coding for JK1 Green Plug at Chamber

Grounding Check
Remove jumper between K2 and K3 (0VS and 0VL) in
the generator. Measure between the two bus bars. The
circuit should be open.
If the reading is below 150 kOhms, troubleshoot by
removing the unit cables (EK), then the iontomat cables,
etc.

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300 V Green
Chamber
0V
-15V
+15V
Ground

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1000 V Yellow
Chamber

10

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0V from KK1b.20

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Lift Control
START

Press S51 to move


down.

Does it move
downward?

Press S50 to move


up.

NO

See Down
TS Table

Does it move
upward?

NO

See Up
TS Table

YES

YES
Lift Control OK

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Down

Up

This error is caused by a problem on D6.

This error is caused by a problem on D8.

Cause

Solution

Cause

Solution

Stand not in mid


position, and
tomo rod
inserted

Verify D30 v82 is off, adjust if needed

Stand not in mid


position, and
tomo rod
inserted

Verify D30 v82 is off, adjust if needed

Desired
customer height
reached

Verify s58 is open

Verify s58 is open

Verify D8 v1 is lit, and h1 is on

Desired
customer height
reached

Verify D8 v1 is lit, and h1 is on

Tomo height of
76 cm reached

Verify D8 h2 is on

Verify D8 h2 is on

Verify s56 and s56a are closed

Tomo height of
76 cm reached

Verify s56 and s56a are closed

Anti-collision
switch is made

Check s54 and S55

Lifting brake
does not release

Verify D8 v4 is on, 24V present;


if not, replace D8

Lifting brake
does not release

Verify D8 v4 is on, 24V present;


if not, replace D8

End position
reached

Verify s52 is closed

End position
reached

Verify s52 is closed

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Manual Collimation
START

Display Collimator:
Manual, Ready,
Selected,
3 cm x 3 cm,
SID 100 cm

Insert cassette tray.


Set display to
3 cm x 3 cm.
SID indication: focus
table top distance
manually.
See Display Call
Service TS Table

Are
these options
displayed, along
with
READY?

Manually collimate the


field while watching the
field size displays.

and
NO
See Display only
Manual or Manual
and Call Service TS
Table

YES
Do
the field size
displays
change?

NO

See No Change in
Field Size Display
TS Table

Does
the SID display
change?

NO

See No Change in
SID Display
TS Table

YES
YES
Change the SID on
the 3D-III stand.
Manual
Collimation OK

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No Change in Field Size Display

No Change in SID Display

This error is caused by an acquisition error.

This error is caused by a SID acquisition error.

Cause

Solution

Bad encoder
B3 (width) or
B4 (height)

Run self-test for collimator (TB).


Replace B3 and/or B4 if needed.

Bad counter on
D11.

Run self-test for collimator (TB).


Replace D11 if needed.

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Cause
Supply to D28
and M1

Solution

Verify D1 v17 is on, replace D1 if needed

Verify D5 v58 is on, replace D5 if needed

Verify D28: +24V at MP2 and 0V at MP1,


replace D28 if needed

M1 abs value
transmitter is bad

Inspect/adjust/replace as needed.

D28 in M1 is bad

Watch D5 v42-50 as you change the SID in


3 mm increments. If LEDs do not change,
replace D5.

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Multix Circuit Board LEDs


Note

These descriptions pertain to the Multix U/UH,


UP/UPH, C/CH, and CP/CPH, unless otherwise
noted.

Select a topic:
D4
D5
D6
D8
D10

D4
LED

Function / Description

v1-2

Flashing to signal serial data fiberoptic transmission to


collimator is good.

v10

This LED array communicates information on status of


generator control, iontomat measuring field,
workstation, and signals HK, VK, and HU.

v11

Generator control, HU is on (VK)

v12

Generator control, LED array HK on.


Tomo times (for all except C/CH).

D11
D16
D21
D25
D30
Vertix 2E, 2FA, CS4

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D5

LED

Function / Description

LED

Function / Description

v24

PBL System. Adjustment steps already finished are


shown on D5 displays.

v1-4

Format sensing. These LEDs flash when the lever rack


in the Multix catapult Bucky cabinet is moved.

v25

PBL System. Adjustment steps already finished are


shown on D5 displays.

v5-6

Always on. Indicators for mercury inclination switches


in the Multix catapult Bucky cabinet.

CP/CPH: PBL System. Collimator errors are shown on


both D5 displays.

v7

Format sensing. Lit when the cassette tray is fully


inserted.

v42-50

v8

Format sensing. Lit when a cassette is inserted in the


cassette tray.

v51-53

v9-10

All U: SID sensing for Multix


All C: (not used)
SID sensing for Vertix 2, 2E.
CP/CPH: (not used)

(not used)

v11

PBL system. Lit when buzzer in Multix catapult Bucky


cabinet is activated.

v12

Generator control. Lit when grid motor in Multix


catapult Bucky cabinet is activated.

v13

Generator control. Lit when right iontomat measuring


field is selected in Multix catapult Bucky cabinet.

v14

Generator control. Lit when left iontomat measuring


field is selected in Multix catapult Bucky cabinet.

v15

Generator control. Lit when center iontomat measuring


field is selected in Multix catapult Bucky cabinet.

v54

Lights when 3D-III longitudinal over cassette center,


Vertix 2 catapult Bucky cabinet folded out.
CP/CPH: (not used)

v55

All U: Not used.


C/CH: Tube support arm microswitch s20 actuated.
CP/CPH: 115 cm SID.

v56

(not used)

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D5, continued
LED
v57

LED
Function / Description

Not used (for all except UP/UPH)

v73

Function / Description
Format sensing. Lit when grid motor in Vertix catapult
Bucky cabinet is activated.
CP/CPH: not used

UP/UPH: Always lit.


v58

+24V supply

v60

+5V supply

v62-65

Format sensing. These LEDs flash when the cassette


tray in the Vertix 2, 2E catapult Bucky cabinet is
moved.
CP/CPH: not used

v66-67
v68

Used if the vertical Bucky is bad.


Format sensing. Lit when the cassette tray is fully
inserted in the Vertix.
CP/CPH: not used

v69

Format sensing. Lit when the lever rack in the Vertix


catapult Bucky cabinet is in the rest position.
CP/CPH: not used

v70-71
v72

(not used)
Format sensing. Lit when buzzer in Vertix catapult
Bucky cabinet is activated.
CP/CPH: not used

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D6
Note

D8
All U use D6 only in conjunction with Vertix 2

Note

Not used by U, UP, C, or CP.

LED

Function / Description

LED

v1

UP/UPH: 3D-III to 125cm lift position, vertical brake on.

v1

Travel to desired position.

All others: not used.

v2

(not used)

CP/CPH: 115 cm SID (release of tomo).

v3

Lift motor has stopped.

All others: not used.

v4

24V supply.

v2
v3-v4

CP/CPH: HK / VK.

D10

All others: not used.


v5

CP/CPH: HK, tomo on (grid contact).


All others: not used.

v6
v7-10

Function / Description

(not used)
CP/CPH: Tomo time selection, tomo released.

LED

Function / Description

v2

Transverse table brake is released.

v12

Longitudinal table brake is released.

All others: not used.


v11-19

C/CH: Signals from absolute value transmitter SID lift.


All others: not used.

v20-29

U/UH, C/CH: SID sensing Vertix 2, catapult Bucky


cabinet horizontal.
UP/UPH, CP/CPH: not used.
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D11

D21

LED

Function / Description

Note

The LED functions of board D21 vary so widely


between the Multix systems, that each one is
treated separately.

v4

5V supply

v5

24V supply

Select a system:

v6-v10

Flashes when collimator height motor am2 runs.

Multix U/UH

v11-15

Flashes when collimator width motor am3 runs.

Multix UP/UPH

v16-22

(not used)

Multix C/CH
Multix CP/CPH

D16
LED
v5

Function / Description
Lights when grid motor on signal is active.

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D21, continued

Multix C/CH

Multix U/UH

Note

LED

Function / Description

v11

Lit when s1 tube rotation switch is actuated.

v13

Lit when rotary DB brake is applied.

v15

Lit when rotary DB brake is released.

v19

Lit when s4 3D-III longitudinal switch is actuated.

v29

Lit when longitudinal brake is released.

LED bank v13 is used to indicate many different


functions. It is the only LED you need to be concerned with here. In the table below, the numbers
in the V13 column refer to the segments of the
bank that are lit.

V13

Function / Description

1-16

Lit when s18 microswitch is actuated, tomo rod


uncoupled.

2-15

Lit when s17 microswitch is actuated, plunger moved


in.

3-14

Lit when s22 microswitch is actuated, tomo rod


coupled.

4-13

Lit when s2 is actuated, releasing all brakes.

5-12

Lit when s4 is actuated, releasing longitudinal brake.

6-11

Lit when s3 is actuated, releasing SID brake.

7-10

Lit when s1 is actuated, actuating tube rotation.

8-9

Lit when tomo rod is coupled and plunger is moved in.

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D21, continued

LED

Multix UP/UPH

Function / Description

v39-40

Oscillator, frequency for flashing LEDs

v43

+15V for absolute value device, angle

v43-48

Absolute value device signals, angle

v61-66

Tomo selected and released

LED

Function / Description

v19

Lit when s1 switch is actuated, releasing rotary brake.

v20

Lit when s2 switch is actuated, releasing SID brake.

v21

Lit when s3 switch is actuated, releasing 3D-III


transverse brake.

v67

Tomo not released

v68

Operating switch for coupling tomo rod actuated

v22

Lit when s4 switch is actuated, releasing 3D-III motor


brake.

v72

Stand is braked longitudinally and/or transversely

v23

Lit when brake release is actuated, releasing all


brakes.

v73

Rotary brake applied

v74

Rotary brake released

Tomo selected

v75

Coupling motor running

v30

Bucky mode selected

v90

+30V

v31

Layer height moved upward

v91

+15V

v32

Layer height moved downward

v34

Tomo rod coupled

v36

Tomo rod ram is extended

v37

Tomo is released

v38

Oblique radiation exceeds 30, longitudinal brake

v24-29

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D21, continued

LED

Multix CP/CPH
LED

Function / Description

v19

Lit when s1 switch is actuated, releasing rotary brake.

v20

Lit when s2 switch is actuated, releasing SID brake.

v21

Lit when s3 switch is actuated, releasing coupling MK.

v22

(not used)

v23

Lit when brake release is actuated, releasing all


brakes.

v24-29

Function / Description

v39-40

Oscillator, frequency for flashing LEDs

v43

+15V for absolute value device, angle

v44-48

Absolute value device signals, angle

v61-66

Tomo selected and released

v68
v69-71

Operating switch for coupling tomo rod actuated


Angle indication

Tomo selected

v30

Bucky mode selected

v31

Layer height moved upward

v32

Layer height moved downward

v33

Couple tomo rod

v34

Tomo rod coupled

v35

Tomo rod plunger moved in

v36

Tomo rod ram is extended

v37

Tomo is released

v38

Oblique radiation exceeds 30

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D25
Note

LED

This board is present only in the U/UH.

LED

Function / Description

Function / Description

v40

115 cm SID, tomo released.

v41

VK signal, stand moved to tomo start position.

v11

Lit when s2 SID brake switch is actuated.

v42

HK signal.

v13

Lit when SID brake HB is applied.

v43

Release of tomo, tomo rod coupled.

v15

Lit when SID brake HB is released.

v45

HK, tomo signal (grid contact).

v19

Lit when s3 3D-III transverse switch is actuated.

v46

Tomo time of 2.0 sec selected, tomo released.

v29

Lit when transverse brake QB is released.

v47

Tomo time of 3.2 sec selected, tomo released.

v48

Tomo time of 0.8 sec selected, tomo released.

v49

Tomo time of 0.4 sec selected, tomo released.

v51

Oblique projection by hand exceeds 30.


Longitudinal stand brake is on for a brief time.

v80

UPH, CP/CPH: Vertical travel to tomo position 76 cm.

D30
Note

This board is present only in the UP/UPH and


CP/CPH.

LED

Function / Description

v32

Tomo speed of 31/sec selected, tomo released.

v33

Tomo speed of 15/sec selected, tomo released.

v34

Tomo speed of 20/sec selected, tomo released.

v35

Tomo speed of 10/sec selected, tomo released.

v39

UP/UPH: 125 cm SID, SID brake on

UP: Not used.


v82

Stand is centered at mid position.

CP/CPH: Not used

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Vertix 2E, 2FA, CS4

LED

D5

v70-71

v54

Lit when buzzer in cassette tray is activated.

v73

Lit when grid motor is activated.

v74

Lit when right iontomat measuring field is selected.

C series: SID encoder signals.

v75

Lit when left iontomat measuring field is selected.

U series: 3D-III in position Bucky wall stand RWG for


exposures with vertical beam projection.

v76

Lit when center iontomat measuring field is selected.

Function / Description
U series: SID encoder signals for exposures with
horizontal beam projection.

C series: Not used.

D6

v62-63

Format sensing. Width pulse chains.

v64-65

Format sensing. Height pulse chains.

v66

U series: Tilt angle mercury switch. Lights when


horizontal catapult Bucky cabinet is 10.
C series: Not used.

v67

(not used)

v72

LED
v51-53

Function / Description

LED
v21-28

Function / Description
U series: Signals from absolute value device SID for
horizontal catapult Bucky cabinet (and vertical beam
projection for Vertix 2FA only).
C series: Not used.

U series: Tilt angle mercury switch. Lights when


horizontal (and vertical catapult Bucky cabinet, Vertix
2FA) is 10.
C series: Tilt angle mercury switch. Lights when
vertical catapult Bucky cabinet Vertix 2FA is 10.

v68

Lit when the cassette tray is fully inserted in the Vertix.

v69

Lit when the lever rack in the Vertix catapult Bucky


cabinet is in the rest position.

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PBL System
START
Display
MANUAL and
CALL SERVICE
or MANUAL?

Turn system on
and wait 5
seconds

Multix to
g2-g8

NO

Display
CALL
SERVICE?

YES

YES

Is Selected
missing?

NO

This
display is
dependent
on
firmware
version

System switch on
passes.

Multix to
g1

Display Collimator:
Manual, Ready
Select Multix

See Display only


Manual or
Manual and Call
Service TS Table

See Display Call


Service TS Table

NO

Is Bucky
cabinet beeper
on?

Display Collimator:
Manual, Ready,
Selected,
3 cm x 3 cm,
SID 100 cm

This is
normal
after
system
switch on

NO

YES

Check acoustic
beeper on D17,
and check for lit
LED V11 on D5.
Replace board(s)
and adjust as
needed.

See Selected Is
Missing TS Table

YES
Remove cassette
tray

Collimator
shows Focus /
Overtable
distance?

NO

See SID
Acquisition Error
TS Table

Set SID to at least


85 cm using a
tape measure.
Insert cassette
tray.
Tilt collimator no
more than 10
away from vertical.

See Format
Sensing TS Table

Is the SID
format display
correct?

and

NO
See PBL
Conditions Not
Fulfilled TS Table

After adjustments,
if Field Size or
SID displays are
wrong, replace D5
board and adjust
as needed.

NO
YES

YES

Verify that Bucky


withdrawal on the
non-adjusted
workstation was
completed during
system
adjustments.

Display
PBL and
READY?
PBL system OK
YES

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PBL System, continued


Select a topic:

Display Call Service

Display Call Service

This error is caused by a search run error.

Display only Manual, or Manual and Call Service


Selected is Missing
SID Acquisition Error
Format Sensing
PBL Conditions not Fulfilled

Cause

Solution

Search Run
switch S2 and/or
S3 open.

Ohm out switches, replace as needed.

Power pack for


stepper motors
on D11.

Run self-test for collimator (TB) and LEDs


v6-15. Replace D11 if needed.

Stepper motors
am2 and/or am3.

Verify Search Run switch is actuated.


Adjust as needed.

Cycle power.

If drive is sluggish or defective, replace


am2 or am3.

D11 watchdog
not running.

Check firmware on D11.


Replace D11 if needed.

Collimator has
mechanical play.

Replace TB.

Defective
counter.

Replace D11.

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Display only Manual, or Manual and Call
Service
This error is caused by a communication fault between
Collimator D11 board and D4.
Cause
Bad cable

Solution

Check/replace cable.

Run attenuation test.

D11 error 5.

D11 transmitter
or receiver,
muart i5 D11
(with socket)

Run self-test for collimator (TB), replace


D11 if needed.

D11 error 5. Replace i5.

D5 error 05.

D4 transmitter or
receiver

D11 error 5. Replace D4.

D5 error 05.

Bad D4 jumpers

Verify D4 jumpering.

M9 fuse F17
blown

Check LED v17. If not lit, replace fuse.

Defective display

Replace D12.

Selected is Missing
This error is caused by a programming error.
Cause

Solution

Generator and
collimator do not
have same
workstation to
table

Recheck adjustment steps.

Check/adjust generator programming.

D4 - generator
connection
broken

Inspect/replace cable kk1

Cable kk1
installed wrong

Check/adjust D4 v10 array.

Defective display

Run self-test for collimator (TB)

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SID Acquisition Error
Cause
Supply to D28
and M1

Format Sensing
Solution

Verify D1 v17 is on, replace D1 if needed

Verify D5 v58 is on, replace D5 if needed

Verify D28: +24V at MP2 and 0V at MP1,


replace D28 if needed

M1 abs value
transmitter is bad

Inspect/adjust/replace as needed.

D28 in M1 is bad

Watch D5 v42-50 as you change the SID in


3 mm increments. If LEDs do not change,
replace D5.

Supply to D28
and M8

Verify D1 v17 is on, replace D1 if needed

Verify D5 v58 is on, replace D5 if needed

Verify D28: +24V at MP2 and 0V at MP1,


replace D28 if needed

M8 abs value
transmitter is bad

Inspect/adjust/replace as needed.

D28 in M8 is bad

Watch D6 v11-19 as you change the SID in


3 mm increments. If LEDs do not change,
replace D6.

Cause

Solution

Width encoder
B1, height
encoder B2,
encoder feed line

Insert cassette and tray, watching for


LEDs v1-2 (B1), and v3-4 (B2) to flash. If
not, replace encoder(s).

Check/Replace pulse chains D17 J3.3J3.1 (B1) and D17 J4.11-4.13 (B2).

Encoder amp

Check output signals on D17: TP11-13


(width) and TP7-10 (height); replace D17.

Switch S4

D5 v8 should light when lever rack is at rest.


If not, replace S4.

Switch S3

D5 v7 should light when plate is inserted


against the stop. If not, replace S3.

Program error at
D11 x7

Verify if it was inserted in inch at adjustment.


Adjust as needed.

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PBL Conditions not Fulfilled
Cause

Solution

Bad mercury
switch in D12 at
collimator

Run self-test for collimator (TB), replace D12


if needed.

Bad mercury
switch at Bucky

Replace D17.

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Radiographic Circuit
Install the D19 Service Board into the generator card
rack.
Perform the following actions, and monitor the lamps and
LEDs on D19.
Action

D19 Lamps and LEDs

SS on

(V11 on D517 goes off)


(S2 on D517 in position 1)

S27 off
Exposure Prep

V1, V2, V3 light immediately


V4 lights after 1.2 sec delay

S27 on
Exposure Release

V6, V8, V9 light up

SS off

(V11 on D517 light up)


(S2 on D517 in position 2)

0.1 second test time on

(S3 on D517 in position 1)


V14 lights up

S27 on
After Exposure Shutdown

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Siemens Signal Names


These signal names have been in use by Siemens for a
long time. The abbreviations are not intuitive because
they are in German.
Note

Symbol
vh

Vorbereitung
Verification signal comes on when all conditions for
prep are fulfilled. VH and AR are required to get the
exposure to release.

zb

ZielBetrieb
Explorator or spotfilm mode. This signal comes on
with the change from standby or fluoro to prep. It is
present throughout the exposure.

New generators do not have relays, but the logic


signal names have been retained.

Symbol

Description

ar

AufnahmeRelais
Exposure relay signal to start the exposure.

as

AufnahmeSchutz
Exposure conductor signal indicates exposure is on.

br

BlockierungsRelay
Blocking relay if filament current is too low during
exposure preparation.

brl

Blocking relay if speed of rotating anode is not


reached.

hu

HeizungsUmschaltung
Switches over from standby or fluoro heating to
exposure heating.

ss

Safety relay disconnects the voltage supply on the


primary side of the HT transformer, and enables
exposure release simultaneously.

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Tomo Control
START
Tomo is released.
Select Tomo.
Set 115 cm SID.
Insert cassette.
Push cassette tray
in to stop.

Does
stand do
tomo move, is
exposure
made?

NO
Make pre-contact
VK. D4 v11 lights.

NO

See No Tomo Move


or Exposure
TS Table

NO

See Stand Does Not


Move to Mid
Position TS Table

YES
Does LED
in control switch
tomo selection
go out?

NO

Does LED
in control switch
tomo selection
flash?

Does
stand move to
initial tomo
position?

YES

YES

YES

See No Tomo LED


TS Table

See Tomo LED


Flashing TS Table

Make contact HK.


D4 v10 lights.

NO

See Stand Does Not


Start Running
TS Table
Does
stand move to
mid position?

YES

Tomo Control OK

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No Tomo LED

No Tomo LED

This error occurs when equipment does not recognize


tomo selection.

Tomo LED Flashing


Stand Does Not Start Running

Cause

Solution

No Tomo Move or Exposure

Plug contact

Verify D5 v57 LED is lit

Stand Does Not Move to Mid Position

Cable harness

Verify D5 x3.20 is 0V

Bad D21 board

Replace D21 board

Bad D30 board

Replace D30 board

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Tomo LED Flashing

Cause

This error occurs when tomo is not released.


Cause

Solution

SID is not
115 cm

Verify D6 v2 is lit; replace D6 if not

Verify D30 v40 is lit; replace D30 if not

Tomo rod not


inserted, bad
microswitch or
board

Verify D21 v35 is lit; replace D21 if not

Verify D30 v43 is lit; replace D30 if not

Inspect/adjust/replace S22

Tomo rod holder


plunger moved
in, bad
microswitch or
board

Verify D21 v34 and v75 is lit;


replace D30 if not

Inspect/adjust/replace S17

Tomo rod
inserted and
plunger moved
in, bad board

Verify D30 v43 is lit; replace D30 if not

Tomo selected,
format
recognized,
SID = 115 cm,
Tomo rod
coupled in and
held by plunger

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Tomo selected
and released

Verify D21 v61-66 has one lit;


replace D21 if not

Tomo speed
selected

Verify D30 v61-66 has one lit in tomo


selector switch; replace D30 if not

Lift to tomo
position, bad
microswitch or
board*

Verify D8 hr2 on; replace D8 if not

Verify D30 v80 is lit; replace D30 if not

Inspect/adjust/replace S56 and S56a

Tomo time
selected*

Verify D30 v36-39 has one lit; replace


D30 if not

Transmit of tomo
time to
generator*

Verify D6 v7-10 has one lit;


replace D6 if not

*Multix UPH Table only


Note

Component
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Solution

All components are located in table base.

Verify D21 v37 is lit; replace D21 if not

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Stand Does Not Start Running

No Tomo Move or Exposure

This error is cause by a triggering problem, or an angle


transmitter problem.

This error is cause by a triggering problem, or an angle


transmitter problem.

Cause
VK on

Solution

Cause

Verify D4 v11 is lit

Check kk1 cable

Verify D6 v4 is lit; if not, replace D6

Verify D30 v41 is lit; if not, replace D30

If D6 v3 is not on, replace D6

Verify D31 hr2 is on; if not, replace D31

If D30 v42 is not on, replace D16

Bad angle
transmitter

Verify stand moves on limit switch s26.


Adjust/replace D26 and/or D27 as needed.

3D-III stand not


in mid position

Verify stand moves to mid position at


tomo selection. Replace D26 and/or D27
as needed.

Verify D30 v82 is lit; if not, replace D30

Audible ignition
pulses

Replace D31.

hr1 in base is on

Verify 24V at S26 and S27

Check/replace fuse F15

Check/reset E-Stop

HK signal not
transmitted

Solution

D4 v10 array:
LED #3 on when g2 or g3
LED #2 on when g1

Jumper D30 x5
programmable
tomo on signal

Inspect/adjust jumper as required.

Bad angle
transmitter

Verify D21 v44-48 all flash during manual


tube rotation. Replace/adjust D26 and/or
D27 as needed.

Tomo on signal

Verify D30 v45 is lit; if not, replace D30

Verify D6 v5 is lit; if not, replace D6

Verify D4 v12 is lit and hr1 is on;


if not, replace D4

Note

All components are located in table base.


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Stand Does Not Move to Mid Position
This error is cause by a communication problem.
Cause

Solution

Braking bad,
stand moves on
limit switch s27

Verify D31 hr2 and hr3 contacts, and R7


braking resistance; if not, adjust/replace D31

Bad angle
transmitter

Verify D21 v44-48 all flash during manual


tube rotation. Replace/adjust D26 and/or
D27 as needed.

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HOW TO USE THIS EPST


Select a topic:
Acrobat Reader 4.0 Controls
Linking and Navigation
Adding Your Personal Notes
Printing
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Acrobat Reader 4.0 Controls


Here are some shortcut keystrokes for
Acrobat Reader 4.0:
[HOME] takes you to the first page of the EPST.
[PAGE UP], [PAGE DOWN]. and [END] work as titled.
[CTRL][] takes you back to the previous display.
[CTRL][N] allows you to select a specific page number.
[F5] toggles the Bookmark display. Click on a Bookmark
to go there.
[F6] toggles the Thumbnail display.

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Linking and Navigation


On the bottom of every page, you will find a linking tool
bar. Click on the sections icon to take you to that section.
In addition to the linking toolbar on each page, you will
find other links throughout the EPST.
Convention

Link

Blue text

Takes you to supplemental


information about that topic.

See logic diagram XX

Takes you to the specified logic/


block diagram.
Links to another area on the same
block/logic diagram.

For additional navigation options, you may use the


Acrobat Reader bookmark feature. To display
bookmarks:
1. Press [F5] or click on the PageWithLeftMargin button
on the Acrobat tool bar to open the Bookmark
window.
2. Click on the section or page listed in the Bookmark
window that you wish to view.
3. Press [F5] or click on the PageWithLeftMargin button
to close the Bookmark window.

Note Not all of these have an active


link; they are linked only when you
need information you cannot see on
a particular part of a diagram.

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Adding Your Personal Notes


To add your personal notes:
1. Click on the Notes icon.
Word opens a document.
2. Use the [TAB] key to navigate through the tables.
3. Type in the corresponding EPST page number and
your notes.
4. When you finish making your notes, save the file and
close Word.
5. To access your Notes, simply return to the EPST and
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Printing
To print, perform the following actions.
1. On the Acrobat toolbar, select File, Print.
2. Select whether to print all pages, only the current
page, or a range of pages. (Default is Print All
Pages.)
3. Enable the "Shrink to Fit" option when printing the
11" x 17" block diagrams on 8.5" x 11" paper.
4. Click on OK to begin printing.

Alignment &
Calibration

Component
Locations

Error
Codes

Functional Logic & Block Preventive


Software &
Checks
Diagrams Maintenance Diagnostics

Theory

Troubleshooting

Self-Paced
Training

Notes

GE Medical Systems

Siemens Multix

How to Use this EPST

About This EPST


The EPST is not intended to replace OEM system
documentation. It also does not cover every problem
or situation you may encounter while working on the
system. There are probably many situations in which
it may be helpful to refer to OEM system
documentation.
The link icons located at the bottom of every page
usually take you to the first page of that section. When
a link icon takes you to a specific reference, the link
icon on the destination page will generally take you to
the first page of that section.

Alignment &
Calibration

Component
Locations

Error
Codes

Functional Logic & Block Preventive


Software &
Checks
Diagrams Maintenance Diagnostics

Theory

Troubleshooting

Self-Paced
Training

Notes

GE Medical Systems

Siemens Multix

Self-Paced Training Modules

SELF-PACED TRAINING MODULES


Note

There is currently no self-paced training available


for the Siemens Multix EPST.

Alignment &
Calibration

Component
Locations

Error
Codes

Functional Logic & Block Preventive


Software &
Checks
Diagrams Maintenance Diagnostics

Theory

Troubleshooting

Self-Paced
Training

Notes

GE Medical Systems

Siemens Multix

Reference Materials

REFERENCE MATERIALS
Note

There are currently no reference materials available for the Siemens Multix EPST.

Alignment &
Calibration

Component
Locations

Error
Codes

Functional Logic & Block Preventive


Software &
Checks
Diagrams Maintenance Diagnostics

Theory

Troubleshooting

Self-Paced
Training

Notes

GE Medical Systems

Siemens Multix

Feedback to Author

FEEDBACK TO AUTHOR
If you have comments or suggestions, please E-mail
them to:
EPST.feedback@med.ge.com

Alignment &
Calibration

Component
Locations

Error
Codes

Functional Logic & Block Preventive


Software &
Checks
Diagrams Maintenance Diagnostics

Theory

Troubleshooting

Self-Paced
Training

Notes