1. Before starting, create separate backups of NC and PMC/PLC files.
  2. Ensure that the machine is in working order before starting work. The machine should not display any unusual error messages when it is switched on.
  3. Ensure that the machine is a a defined state, before creating the archives. It must be a state which one can easily restore before restoring a backup.

    At Siemens controls e.g. it is a good practice ask the machine to put the current tool into the tool magazine, before creating the backups. This helps to retrieve a defined machine state under several aspects.

The archives created in this section make it possible to reset the machine to its original status. They save your live. Create them.