Anaheim MBC10SI1 Computer Accessories User Manual

MBC10SI1
Programmable Simple Indexer/Driver
User’s Guide
A N A H E I M
A U T O M A T I O N
910 East Orangefair Lane, Anaheim, CA 92801
e-mail: info@anaheimautomation.com
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(714) 992-6990 fax: (714) 992-0471
website: www.anaheimautomation.com
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Features
• Output Current of 10.0A Peak
• 2000 Steps/Revolution
• On-Board Programmable Simple Indexer with 2 motion profiles
• Pulses From 1Hz to 50kHz
• Directional Soft and Hard Limit Switch Inputs
• Complete Output
• Busy Output
• Motor On/Off Input and Automatic Current Reduction
• Short Circuit Protection
Introduction
The MBC10SI1 is an low cost single axis step motor driver integrated with a programmable simple indexer.
The MBC10SI1 microstep driver/pulse generator has an output current capability of 1.5A minimum to
10.0A maximum (peak rating). The MBC10SI1 driver operates with a DC voltage of 20VDC to 80VDC.
The MBC10SI1’s internal controller has two different programmable motion profiles. The MBC10SI1 also
has directional soft and hard limit switch inputs, a busy output and a complete output letting the user know
when an inded is finished. The MBC10SI1 driver features direction control and motor current On/Off
capabilities. The “Reduce Current Enabled” feature automatically reduces motor current to 50% of the set
value. The driver has built in features to indicate power on (green LED), running (yellow LED) and error
conditions (red LED). The MBC10SI1 has a fixed step resolution of 2000 steps/ revolution for a 1.8º
stepper motor. The bipolar drive configuration handles 4, 6, and 8 lead step motors and is also equipped
with over current protection. The MBC10SI1 communicates via USB communication. The easy to use
Windows software, SMPG-SMSI Software, is used to directly set up the two different motion profiles.
Motion Profiles and Running the Indexer
The programmable simple indexer has the ability to store two different motion profiles. The profiles include
a base speed (starting speed), a maximum speeds (running speed), acceleration/deceleration, the number
of steps (index) and a complete time (output signal). The base speed has a range of 1-5000 Hz, the
maximum speed has a range of 1 Hz-50 kHz, the acceleration/deceleration has a range of 100 to 9,999,999
steps/sec2, the index has a range of 0-8,388,607 steps and the complete time has a range of 1-1000
milliseconds.
There are “two ways” to get the unit to index: Examples are shown on the next page.
1)
The first way is to directly control it from the computer with the software provided. Once the motion
profiles have been set, the unit is ready to index. From the software, the user can select which profile to
run and then click the begin index button. If a soft limit command is sent or a soft limit input is activated,
then the unit will immediately ramp down to base speed and continue running until the index has completed.
To stop all motion before the index has completed, a hard limit command needs to be sent or a hard limit
input must be activated.
2)
The second way to make the unit run is to activate the individual index input. When an index input
is activated, it selects from memory the speed profile that was selected. If a soft limit input is activated,
then the unit will immediately ramp down to base speed and continue running until the index has completed.
To stop all motion before the index has completed a hard limit input must be activated.
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Motion Profiles and Running the Indexer: Continued
Normal Operation
A) A Profile input is activated; Ramps up to max speed.
B) No limit is active; Max speed is reached (keeps running at max speed).
C) No limit is active; Internal counter signals to ramp down to base speed.
D) Internal Counter is complete; Base speed is reached. Pulses stop.
Speed
Max Speed
Base Speed
Off
A
B
C
D
Time
Soft Limit Activated During Index
A) A Profile input is activated; Ramps up to max speed.
B) No limit is active; Max speed is reached (keeps running at max speed).
C) Soft limit is activated; Ramp down to base speed.
D) Base speed is reached; Continue until counter is complete.
E) Internal Counter is complete; Pulses stop.
Speed
Max Speed
Base Speed
Off
A
B
C
D
E
Time
Hard Limit Activated During Index
A) A Profile input is activated; Ramps up to max speed.
B) No limit is active; Max speed is reached (keeps running at max speed).
C) Hard limit is activated; Pulses stop (Index did not complete)
Speed
Max Speed
Base Speed
Off
A
B
C
Time
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LEDs
When powered and operated properly, the status LED will be green. When a communication or program
syntax error occurs, the LED will change to RED and an error code will be generated in the error code
register. To read and clear the error with the software, click on the “Verify Parameters” button. To read
and clear the error while in “Direct Mode” use the “!” command. Once the error has been read and cleared,
the LED will return to green and the error code register will be cleared. Refer to the table in the troubleshooting section for a list of the error codes. When the indexer is running the yellow LED will be on. Refer
to the dimension drawing for location of the LEDs. For more detail on “Direct Mode” refer to the Direct Talk
Mode section of user’s guide.
Baud Rates
A term used frequently in serial data communications. A “baud” is defined as the reciprocal of the shortest
pulse duration in a data word signal, including start, stop, and parity bits. This is often taken to mean the
same as “bits per second”, a term that expresses only the number of “data” bits per second. Very often,
the parity bit is included as an information or data bit. The MBC10SI1 only accepts a baud rate of 115.2k.
Inputs and Outputs
Inputs: All inputs are pulled up to 5VDC. A logic "0" activates inputs that are pulled up. An unconnected
input will always remain inactive.
Direction: When this input is not active, the motor will be moving in the clockwise or “+” direction. When
this input is active, the motor will move in the counterclockwise or “-“ direction. This input is not read when
a software index command is given. To change direction while using the software, change the direction
option there. When two motors are used, the second motor will move in the opposite direction by default.
On/Off: When this input is not active, the motor will be enabled or energized. When this input is active, the
motor will be disabled or de-energized.
Index 1 and 2: These inputs are used to select one of the two profiles. When one of the profiles is
activated, the unit will change the speeds, acceleration, index number and complete time based on the
pre-programmed values for that profile and begin the index. Activate only one of these two inputs at once.
Soft Limits: These two inputs are controlled by the direction of the indexer. When the indexer is running
in the positive direction only soft+ will work. When the indexer is running in the negative direction then only
soft- will work. When pulled low the motor will ramp down to base speed and continue running until the
index is completed or a hard limit is reached.
Hard Limits: These two inputs are controlled by the direction of the indexer. When the indexer is running
in the positive direction only hard+ will work. When the indexer is running in the negative direction then
only hard- will work. When pulled low the indexer will stop all pulses to the motor. To reverse off of a Hard
Limit, change directions, and activate another profile input again to move in the opposite direction.
Complete Output: This is an open collector output that is capable of sinking 10mA. It is current sinking
when the indexer completes its motion and is only active for the pre-programmed time.
Busy Output: This is an open collector output that is capable of sinking 10mA. It is current sinking when
the indexer is running and open when the indexer is not running.
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Connector Description
Connector P2:
Pi n #
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Description
1
Power Supply Ground (0VDC)
2
Power Supply Input (20VDC - 80VDC)
3
Motor Phase 1 (A)
4
Motor Phase 3 (/A)
5
Motor Phase 2 (B)
6
Motor Phase 4 (/B)
7
Index 1
8
Index 2
9
Motor On/Off
10
Direction In
11
Busy Output
12
Complete Output
13
Soft Limit +
14
Soft Limit -
15
Hard Limit +
16
Hard Limit -
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Ordering Information
Part Number
Description
MBC10SI1
10.0A Microstep Driver with integrated Programmable Simple Indexer
P S A 80V 4A
Power supply for MBC10SI1 (80V@4.0A)
AAUSB-6
6 foot USB communication cable, A-Male to B-Male
Specifications
Voltage Requirements
Profile Inputs (Pins 7 and 8)
Direction Input (Pin )
On/Off Input (Pin )
20-80VDC
Start
Low (0VDC)
CW
High (Open)
CWW Low (0VDC)
On
High (Open)
Off
Low (0VDC)
Busy Output (Pin )
Open Drain type Output, 75mA Sink, 40VDC Stand Off
Complete Output (Pin1)
Open Drain type Output, 75mA Sink, 40VDC Stand Off
Clock Out Frequency (P3, Pin 1)
Output Current: TA = 25oC
Driver Chopping Frequency
Operating Tempature
Min
1Hz
Max
50kHz
Min
0.5A peak
Max
10.3A peak
25kHz - 30kHz
0 - 7 0 oC
Green Power On
LE D s
Red
Programming Error
Yellow Indexer is busy
Com Port Settings
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Dimensions and Jumper/Potentiometer Locations
Wiring Diagrams
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Setting the Output Current
The output current on the MBC10SI1 is set by the on-board potentiometer R29 (Refer to Dimensions/
Jumper and Potentiometer Locations). This current adjust potentiometer determines the per phase peak
output current of the driver. This relationship between the output current and the potentiometer setting is
as follows:
Potentiometer Settings
Peak Current
Potentiometer Setting
1.5A
0%
2.4A
10%
3.0A
20%
4.0A
30%
5.2A
40%
6.4A
50%
7.7A
60%
8.7A
70%
9.8A
80%
10.0A
90%
10.3A
100%
Reducing Output Current
Reducing the output current is accomplished automatically depending on the current reduction setting in
the SMPG-SMSI software. The amount of current per phase in the reduction mode is approximately 50% of
the set current. When the current reduction circuit is activated, the current reduction resistor is paralleled
with the current adjustment potentiometer. This lowers the total resistance value, and thus lowers the per
phase output current. This is done when the pulse generator is not running.
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Determining Output Current
The output current used for the motor when microstepping is determined differently from that of a full/half
step unipolar driver. In the MBC10SI1, a sine/cosine output function is used in rotating the motor. The
output current for a given motor is determined by the motors current rating and the wiring configuration of
the motor. There is a current adjustment potentiometer used to set the output current of the MBC10SI1
This sets the peak output current of the sine/cosine waves. The specified motor current (which is the
unipolar value) is multiplied by a factor of 1.0, 1.4, or 2.0 depending on the motor configuration (series,
half-coil, or parallel).
Step Motor Configurations
Step motors can be configured as 4, 6, or 8 leads. Each configuration requires different currents. Refer to
the lead configurations and the procedures to determine their output current.
WARNING! Step motors will run hot even when configured correctly. Damage may occur to the motor if a
higher than specified current is used. Most specified motor currents are maximum values. Care should be
taken to not exceed these ratings.
6 Lead Motors
When configuring a 6 lead motor in a half-coil configuration (connected from one end of the coil to the
center tap), multiply the specified per phase (or unipolar) current rating by 1.4 to determine the current
setting potentiometer value. This configuration will provide more torque at higher speeds when compared
to the series configuration.
When configuring the motor in a series configuration (connected from end to end with the center tap
floating) use the specified per phase (or unipolar) current rating to determine the current setting potentiometer value.
4 Lead Motors
Multiply the specified series motor current by 1.4 to determine the current adjustment potentiometer
value. 4 lead motors are usually rated with their appropriate series current, as opposed to the Phase
Current, which is the rating for 6 and 8 lead motors.
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8 Lead Motors
Series Connection: When configuring the motor windings in series, use the per phase (or unipolar)
current rating to determine the current setting potentiometer value.
Parallel Connection: When configuring the motor windings in parallel, multiply the per phase (or unipolar)
current rating by 2.0 to determine the current setting potentiometer value.
Note: After the current has been determined, according to the motor connections above, use the potentiometer setting table to choose the proper setting for the current setting potentiometer.
Connecting the Step Motor
The MB10SI1 is designed to accept one motor. For wiring of the motor refer to the pages containing the
connector descriptions and hookup diagrams. The motor is wired into pins 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the terminal
block.
Note: The physical direction of the motor with respect to the direction input will depend on the connection
of the motor windings. To reverse the direction of the motor with respect to the direction input, switch the
wires on phase 1 and phase 3. With the operation of 2 motors, they will run in the opposite direction when
wired the same.
WARNING: Do not connect or disconnect motor wires while power is applied!
Circuit Protection
This driver is equipped with over current protection.
Note: When drive experiences a fault condition, it will seize to function. Power down, inspect wiring,
motors, etc. and allow for a 30 second pause to resume functioning. If driver is too hot, additional ventilation
and airflow should be added to prevent temperature to exceed recommended temperature limit.
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Functions
Hard Limit Switches: When a hard limit switch is encountered, the pulses will stop. Hard limits are
intended as an emergency stop for your system.
Soft Limit Switches: These switches cause the indexer to ramp down to the base speed and finish the
index, unless encountering a hard limit switch.
Profile Inputs: These inputs are used to select and begin the specified motion profile. Only 1 input should
be activated at a time.
Motion Profiles: The indexer will accept two different speed or motion profiles. Each profile has it own
programmable Accel/Decel, Base speed, Max speed and distance value. Theses values are stored in
EEProm for standalone use and must be programmed before the indexer is ran.
Acceleration/Deceleration: The acceleration and deceleration are by default the same value. This function controls the time that the motor will take to move from base speed to max speed. The higher the
value, the slower the motor will accelerate. The same principal applies for the deceleration which is controlling the time it takes to go from maximum speed to base speed. The higher the value, the slower the
pulses will decelerate. The different accel/decel profiles are stored in EEprom for standalone use. (Range:
100 to 9,999,999)
Base Speed: The base speed is the speed at which motion starts and stops. It is entered directly as the
number of steps per second. This speed must always be less than the max speed. The different base
profiles are stored in EEprom for standalone use. (Range: 1 to 5000)
Max Speed: The max speed is the top speed the user wants the pulses to run at. This speed must always
be equal or greater than the base speed. It is entered directly as the number of steps/second. The different max profiles are stored in EEprom for standalone use. (Range: 1 to 50,000)
Index Number: The index number is the number of steps that the motor will take when the motion profile
starts. It is entered directly as the number of steps to take. The different index profiles are stored in
EEporm for standalone use. (Range: 0 to 8,388,607)
Complete Time: The complete time is the duration that the complete output is held low after an index has
completed. This number is entered in the number of milliseconds that the output is to be held low.
Direction Input: If this input is open then the unit will be running in the clockwise direction. If this input is
active then the unit will be running in the counterclockwise direction. This pin can be overridden by the
programmable software direction. It will activate the direction output when the pin is changed. This means,
that if you start the profile from the software, the unit will look at the software direction. If you start the
indexer from the inputs, then the unit will look at the direction input.
Busy Output: This output will be pulled low when the indexer is operating. It is an open drain output so
when the indexer is not running the pin is open.
Complete Output: This output will be pulled low after the indexer is done indexing for the duration given in
the complete time parameter. It is an open drain output so when the output is not active the pin is open. It
is entered directly as the number of milliseconds the output will be active for. The different complete time
profiles are stored in EEprom for standalone use. (Range: 1 to 1000)
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SMPG-SMSI Software
The SMPG-SMSI software is a handy utility that supports Anaheim Automation’s programmable pulse
generators and simple indexers. Connecting your PC to the MBC10SI1, via a USB cable, the software can
easily perform the following tasks:
• Exercise and monitor the MBC10SI1
• Directly communicate with the MBC10SI1
Installation
Software
• The SMPG-SMSI software is supplied on a CD, containing the setup program and the
SMPG-SMSI software
• SMPG-SMSI software is compatible with all versions of Windows including Windows
2000 and Windows XP
Windows 3.x Installation
1) Insert the CD into the drive
2) From the Program Manager select File | Run
3) Enter D:\setup and click OK - use the appropriate drive letter (i.e. D or E)
Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP Installation
Option 1
1) Insert the CD into the drive
2) On the Windows Taskbar select Start | Run
3) Enter D:\setup and click OK - use the appropriate drive letter (i.e. D or E)
Option 2
1) Open Windows Explorer
2) Open CD Drive Folder (D: or E:)
3) Double click the Setup Icon
Getting Started
1) Double click on the SMPG-SMSI icon to run the software.
2) Apply power to the MBC10SI1 unit. (The 1st time a unit is connected to a computer the hardware
setup screen will come up. Follow the onscreen directions and the drivers are located on the
CD.
3) Set the appropriate communication setting by selecting Setup | Communication Setting
from the menu bar.
4) Establish communications with the MBC10SI1 by clicking on the Connect Icon, or select
Setup | Connect. If the unit is connected properly, the program will notify you when communication
has been established and the correct programming tab will be enabled to let you work with
the unit.
Changing the COM Port Number of the USB port
1) From DeviceManager, select “View devices by type”, then “Ports (COM & LPT)”. Select
the USB serial port and click Properties. Select the “Port Settings” tab, then click Advanced.
2) Choose the required COM port number from the list and click OK.
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“The Unit is Connected” / “The Unit is NOT Connected”
On the right of the Toolbar, the user will find the communication status of the indexer. If communications is
not established, please refer to the troubleshooting section.
File Menu
Setup Menu
Exit
Connect
Disconnect
Communication Settings...
Exit the SMPG10WIN software
Establish communications with the controller.
Discontinue communications and release the comport for use by other devices.
COM port Selection (Ports 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7)
Toolbar
Exit
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Establish communication with the controller.
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Program Window
Motion Profile
Send Accel/Decel
Select motion profiles 1, or 2
Send the acceleration & deceleration parameter to the indexer. (steps/sec2)
Send Base Speed Send the base speed parameter to the indexer. (step/ssec)
Send Max Speed
Send the maximum speed parameter to the indexer. (steps/sec)
Send Index Number Send the index number parameter to the indexer. (steps)
Begin Index
Complete time
Motor will ramp up to maximum speed and keep moving until a limit switch is triggered or
the index is complete.
Send the complete time for the complete signal after an index completes. (milliseconds)
Soft Limit
Motor will ramp down to base speed and continue running until the index is complete.
Hard Limit
Stop any motor motion.
Direction
Set direction to clockwise or counter-clockwise.
Reduced Current
Set reduced current on or off.
Verify Parameters
Updates and displays controllers parameters and resets the error codes.
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Direct Talk Mode
Direct mode is used to directly control the motion for real time movements through serial communication.
The indexer has 14 commands which are easy to remember for direct movement of a step motor.
COM Port Settings
Baud Rate: 115200
Parity:
None
Data Bits:
8
Stop Bits:
1
Flow Control:Xon/Xoff
Unit Selection
In order to select a unit the @ command followed by 0 (address of the unit) must be sent.
NOTE: There should be no spaces between the @ and the 0.
How to select the unit:
@0
(Unit is selected)
How to get a response from the unit:
@0$
(Carriage Return)
After the $ command, the indexer will return a SMSI20 + the current version number.
Note: In direct talk mode each command is followed by a carriage return.
The unit communicates in half duplex mode, therefore proper setup of hyper terminal is necessary to view
characters, if characters are to be echoed back to the screen.
Instructions
All instructions require that no spaces be sent between the command and the parameter followed by a
carriage return. The commands are also case sensitive and are all sent as capitals.
Command Summary:
A - Acceleration/Deceleration
B - Base Speed
C - Current Reduction
G - Go (Index)
H - Hard Limit
M - Max Speed
N - Index Number
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T - Complete Time
V - Verify
+ - Clockwise Direction
- - Counterclockwise Direction
$ - Version Number Register
! - Error Codes Register
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$ - Version Number Register
Format:
$
Description:
This command requests the indexer to return the version number.
! - Error Codes Register
Format:
!
Description: This command requests the indexer to get the current error code and print
it to the screen.
+/- - Direction
Format:
+ or -
Description:
This command sets the direction output. A “+” sets the output to clockwise, and a
“-” set the output to counterclockwise. This must be done when the indexer is not
busy. This value is saved in the EEProm for standalone use.
A - Acceleration/Deceleration
Format:
A#_[value] - where # is the motion profile number 1 or 2
Sample:
A1_10000
Description:
This command sets the acceleration profile which can be an integer value between 100 and 9,999,999. These values are saved in the EEProm for standalone
use.
Range:
100 - 9,999,999
Accel of profile 1 equals 10000
B - Base Speed
Format:
B#_[value] - where # is the motion profile number 1 or 2
Sample:
B2_500
Description:
This command sets the base (start) speed for motion. This value must be set before motion begins and be less then the maximum speed. The pulses will ramp
down to this speed after a soft limit is triggered and run at this speed until a hard
limit is triggered or the index has finished. These values are saved in the EEProm
for standalone use.
Range:
1 - 5000
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C - Current Reduce Option
Format:
C# - where # is 0 or 1
Description:
This command enables the driver to reduce current after pulses are done being
sent. A 1 will enable current reduction, and a 0 will disable current reduction. This
value is saved in the EEProm for standalone use.
G - Go Slew (Run)
Format:
G# - where # is the speed profile number 1 or 2
Description:
This command will send clocks out to the indexer. The only command that can
stop the clocks is H (stop motion). The S(soft limit) command will make the
pulses go from max speed to base speed. Motion can also be stopped by using
the limit switch inputs. The ramp profile is specified by the B (base speed),
M (max speed), and A (acceleration/deceleration) commands.
H - Hard Limit or Stop Motion
Format:
H
Description:
This command will stop all motion. It can only be used when the unit is indexing.
M - Max Speed
Format:
M#_[value] - where # is the motion profile number 1 or 2
Sample:
M2_10000
Description:
This command sets the maximum (running) speed for motion. This value must be
set before motion begins and be equal or greater than the base speed. The motor
will run at this speed until a soft limit or a hard limit is triggered. These values are
saved in the EEProm for standalone use.
Range:
1 - 50,000
Max Speed of profile 2 equals 10000
N - Index Number
Format:
N#_[value] - where # is the motion profile number 1 or 2
Sample:
N1_10000
Description:
This command sets the number of pulses to index for the motion profile. This value
must be set before motion begins. These values are saved in the EEProm for
standalone use.
Range:
0 - 8,388,607
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S - Stop Soft
Format:
S
Description:
This command will cause the indexer to ramp down to base speed and run
until the index is complete or a hard limit is activated. It can only be used when the
unit is indexing.
T - Complete Time
Format:
T#_[value] - where # is the motion profile number 1 or 2
Sample:
T1_100
Description:
This command sets the time for an active complete siganal after the unit has finished indexing for the motion profile. The number is enterd as milliseconds. This
value must be set before motion begins. These values are saved in the EEProm for
standalone use.
Range:
0 - 1000
Complete Time of profile 1 equals 100
V - Verify
Description:
This command can be used with most commands to verify the register contents.
This is a read only command. Valid Commands are: A, B, C, D, M, R, and +.
Format:
V[command]
This format is good for C, and +.
If a 1 is sent back then the driver is in reduced current mode. If a 0 is sent back
then the driver is not in reduced current mode.
If a 1 is sent back then the direction is clockwise. If a 0 is sent back then the
direction is counterclockwise.
C+-
Sample:
V+
Format:
V[command]# - where # is the speed profile number 1 thru 4
This format is good for A, B, and M.
Verify Acceleration/Decceleration for given speed profile.
Verify Base speed for given speed profile.
Verify Max speed for given speed profile.
Verify Index number for given speed profile.
Verify Complete time for given speed profile
A# B# M# N# T# Sample:
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Verification of Direction is prompted.
Verification of Base Speed in Profile 3 is prompted.
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Visual Basic Direct Mode Programming Examples
Example 1: This Example is for Axis=0, and Profile=1
DimConst DefaultTimeout As Single = 0.5
frmMain.MSComm1.Output = "@0A1_100000” & Chr$(13)
Pause DefaultTimeout
frmMain.MSComm1.Output = "@0B1_1000” & Chr$(13)
Pause DefaultTimeout
frmMain.MSComm1.Output = "@0M1_4000” & Chr$(13)
Pause DefaultTimeout
frmMain.MSComm1.Output = "@0N1_500” & Chr$(13)
Pause DefaultTimeout
frmMain.MSComm1.Output = "@0T1_100” & Chr$(13)
Pause DefaultTimeout
frmMain.MSComm1.Output = "@0+” & Chr$(13)
Pause DefaultTimeout
frmMain.MSComm1.Output = "@0G1” & Chr$(13)
Pause DefaultTimeout
‘Set Acceleration
‘Set Base Speed
‘Set Maximum Speed
‘Set Index Number
‘Set Complete Time
‘Set Direction CW
‘Start the Index
Example 2: This Example recieves the error code and Version Number from Axis3
Dim Const DefaultTimeout As Single = 0.5
frmMain.MSComm1.Output = "@3!" & Chr$(13)
Pause ShortTimeOut
MsgBox ReceiveAscii()
frmMain.MSComm1.Output = "@3$" & Chr$(13)
Pause ShortTimeOut
MsgBox ReceiveAscii()
Function ReceiveAscii() As String
'wait for the incoming data to get to the buffer
Dim BeginTime As Single
Dim A As Integer
Dim B As Integer
BeginTime = Timer
While Main.MSComm1.InBufferCount = 0
DoEvents
If Timer - BeginTime > 0.1 Then GoTo ExitRoutine1
Wend
A = 0: B = Main.MSComm1.InBufferCount
While A <> B
A = Main.MSComm1.InBufferCount
Pause 0.02
B = Main.MSComm1.InBufferCount
Wend
' Fixed time value
ReceiveAscii = Main.MSComm1.Input
Exit Function
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Troubleshooting
Problem:
Can not establish communications with the indexer.
Possible Solutions:
1) Make sure the indexer has power. Is the Green LED on.
2) Check USB connections.
3) Check for loose cable connection either on the indexer or COM Port.
4) Was the software and drivers installed successfully?
5) Go to Setup | Communication Settings and verify COM port settings.
6) Click on Connect icon to communicate with the indexer.
9) If problems still exist, contact Anaheim Automation Tech Support.
Problem:
There is no power to the indexer.
Possible Solutions:
1) Is the indexer connected to the appropriate power supply?
2) Check for any blown fuses in line with the indexer.
3) If problems still exist, contact Anaheim Automation at 714-992-6990.
Problem:
The indexer has a fault condition.
Possible Solutions:
1) To clear an error use either the SMPG-SMSI software or the direct mode command.
2) The SMPG-SMSI software can clear an error in the motion tab section by clicking on the
Verify Parameters button.
3) The direct mode command “!” can clear an error by prompting indexer to serially send the
error code back to the user.
Example: @0! (carriage return)
Description: Address the unit by typing @ followed by a 0 (address number) an ! (Error
Codes Register) and a carriage return.
Note: The error code is returned in binary coded decimal format. If two errors were received
their binary values would be added together.
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Error Codes
Error Code
Type
Description
1
Recieve Overflow
Error
2
Range Error
4
Command Error
A bad command was sent to the pulse generator. Please check to see that
the command being sent is valid, or that the pulse generator is not running.
8
Transmitt Error
To many parameters sent back to the PC. This is an internal error caused by
the eeprom.
16
Motor Error
32
Zero Parameters
Error
The serial communications had a recieving error. This is an internal error
caused by the computer.
There was an invalid number of characters sent to the pulse generator. Check
to see if the parameters are invalid for the command that was sent.
Motor speed profiles are set incorrectly. Please make sure that the base
speed is less than the max speed and that the speeds are within their valid
ranges.
There were no parameters sent to the pulse generator. A command was sent
to the pulse generator that expected to see parameters after the command.
ASCII Table for Direct Mode
ASCII Symbol
Hex Value
ASCII Symbol
Hex Value
Carriage Return
0D
G
47
0
30
H
48
1
31
M
4D
2
32
N
4E
3
33
R
52
4
34
S
53
5
35
T
54
6
36
V
56
7
37
!
21
8
38
$
24
9
39
+
2B
A
41
-
2D
B
42
_
5F
C
43
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Torque Speed Curves
Copyright
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prior written permission of Anaheim Automation, 910 East Orangefair Lane, CA, 92801. The only exception to this would be use of the program examples in this manual.
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Though every effort has been made to supply complete and accurate information in this manual, the
contents are subject to change without notice or obligation to inform the buyer. In no event will Anaheim
Automation be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of the
use or inability to use the product or documentation.
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All Anaheim Automation products are warranted against defects in workmanship, materials and construction, when used under Normal Operating Conditions and when used in accordance with specifications.
This warranty shall be in effect for a period of twelve months from the date of purchase or eighteen
months from the date of manufacture, whichever comes first. Warranty provisions may be voided if the
products are subjected to physical damage or abuse.
Anaheim Automation will repair or replace at its option, any of its products which have been found to be
defective and are within the warranty period, provided that the item is shipped freight prepaid, with RMA
(return material authorization), to Anaheim Automation’s plant in Anaheim, California.
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