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Re: Help with servos and drives.
« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2010, 07:23:14 PM »
how do I do that?

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Re: Help with servos and drives.
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2010, 07:24:47 PM »
Tools menu then recover communications and follow instructions.
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Re: Help with servos and drives.
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2010, 10:30:17 AM »
Success!  Now I just need to figure out what all those settings mean.  I'm guessing I'll need to gather some data on both the motors and encoders?

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Re: Help with servos and drives.
« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2010, 12:04:11 PM »
Great :)
Do you have the manuals for the drives? You will find them on the GLControls website.
Not sure if G&L manuals show the connection for sine/cosine encoders but as your motors are  not standard ones for these drives you will sort of have to mix and match anyway.
Going by your drawing you will need to connect up as follows (I think),

Motor     Drive CN2
A              1     
B              2
C              3
D              4
E              5
F              10
G              6
H             14
K             12
L             11
M            13
P             8

If yours has a brake you will connect via the relay output (43 and 44)  on CN1 connector and supply it with the required voltage.

You will also have to make up a custom motor profile, you can do that by using the Motor Config utility that will be in your windows  start menu, programmes, DSAPro menu.

Need any help just shout.
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Re: Help with servos and drives.
« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2010, 12:22:19 PM »
Think I understand. Pins from the J2 conector on the drive to the encoder connector on the motor.

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Re: Help with servos and drives.
« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2010, 12:52:48 PM »
Ah sorry, Allan Bradley call the connectors CN1, CN2 etc G&L call them J1, J2 etc.

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Re: Help with servos and drives.
« Reply #26 on: January 26, 2010, 07:13:13 AM »
I should have everything hooked up from the encoder to the drive later today. I replaced the military style wiring connectors on the Aerotech motor with a different style that I have plenty of.

Once I have the encoder wired to the drive and the motor wires connected what is the next step?  I'm not sure what inputs and outputs get connected to the parallel port and what settings I need in Mach.

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Re: Help with servos and drives.
« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2010, 07:58:56 AM »
I would not bother connecting to Mach at this stage, just set the motor  up in the drive and do the tuning etc from within the drive. You will as I said have to make up a custom motor profile and then load from the drive software. In fact I wouldnt even hook up the motor until that was loaded.

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Re: Help with servos and drives.
« Reply #28 on: January 26, 2010, 11:15:06 AM »
As it turns out the drives were set up to run these aerotech motors.  I had forgotten that they both the drives and the motors came off the same equipment.

I'm getting really lost with all the motor parameters etc.  Is there a way I can save a motor profile and upload it to you so can have a look?

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Re: Help with servos and drives.
« Reply #29 on: January 26, 2010, 11:18:26 AM »
You can export the setup, If I recall you right click on the drive, first part in the tree on the left and then choose export.
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