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Canon Stepper Disk Unit

Published on July 30, 2012 by in High Value Blog

For Canon Stepper FPA-2500 i3 and below: BG9-3726-000 DISK UNIT 1 BG9-4877-000 DISK UNIT 2 BG4-3811-000 DISK UNIT 3 Canon Stepper Disk Unit contains an internal hard drive, a floppy drive, and an interface board. When the Disk Unit fails, most likely it is due to its traditional internal hard drive. The internal hard drive

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Exstep Compact Flash Drive

Introducing: Exstep Compact Flash (CF) Drive for Canon Steppers. Traditional hard drives and floppy drives have one common problem, the moving (spinning) mechanism fails and the drives become useless.  In addition, these drives are obsolete ; you cannot find any new unit. To cope with this problem, we came up with our SCSI CF drive,

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Exstep Laptop Computer

Introducing: Exstep Laptop Computer (for Canon Stepper FPA-2500 and below). Accessing Canon Stepper FPA-2500 and below with a laptop computer is always a challenge.  In the old days, we could only use a Japanese laptop computer, with J-DOS, to run the X-Y stage adjustment program (XY6B).  Finding a Japanese laptop computer that runs with J-DOS

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Canon Discontinued Part

Published on June 27, 2012 by in High Value Blog

Canon recently announced the discontinuation of part supplies for some models.  For the Stepper family, it affects FPA-2500 and below.  This announcement will no doubt impact all the users who have those models on the list.  As the systems are getting old and require more attention, having available spare parts is critical to maintain system performance.  At

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Canon Stepper MO Drive

Published on June 22, 2012 by in FAQ's

Q. Is there an upgrade or alternative for Canon Stepper FPA-3000 series MO drives? A. Yes, we can replace the MO (Magnetic-Optical) drives with our CF (Compact Flash) drives on Canon Stepper FPA-3000 series.  In addition, our CF drives can use 1, 2, 4, 8, or 16 GB CF card. Not only you can backup all

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Canon Stepper Hard Drive

Published on June 22, 2012 by in FAQ's

Q. Is there any new replacement hard drive for Canon Stepper FPA-2500 and below? A. Yes, there is an alternative! For FPA-2500 and below: There are two hard drives, one is in the Console computer and the other one is in the Disk Unit (Control Rack).  The one in the Console computer has the Stepper software

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Canon Stepper Operating System

Published on June 22, 2012 by in FAQ's

Q. What operation system does Canon Stepper use? A. For Canon Stepper FPA-2500 and below, it uses HP1000/RTE-A operating system.  The HP-1000/RTE (HP Product Code: 2171A) is a real-time computer system first produced by Hewlett Packard in 1966 and discontinued in November 2000. For Canon Stepper FPA-3000 series, it uses HP9000/HP-UX operating system.

 
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