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by Basicmicro Support
Thu Apr 14, 2022 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Load Balancing
Replies: 1
Views: 3447

Re: Load Balancing

GETPWMS command 48. Returns m1 duty(2 bytes), m2 duty(2bytes), CRC16(2 bytes). M1 and M2 Duty are a digital percentage(+-32767 = +-100 percent). If you send a Duty command you will override the speed control(eg PID stops running). So you can't do it that way. You can possibly adjust the speed of the...
by Basicmicro Support
Thu Apr 14, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is there an error in docs on "Read Status" cmd 90?
Replies: 3
Views: 5702

Re: Is there an error in docs on "Read Status" cmd 90?

There is an announcement that explains the changed. The manual can take a long time to get updated so small changes usually get posted in an announcement.

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by Basicmicro Support
Thu Apr 14, 2022 3:48 pm
Forum: Velocity and Position Control
Topic: Newbie - question on default values for speed & accel
Replies: 1
Views: 3586

Re: Newbie - question on default values for speed & accel

All values are in relation to the motors maximum speed(QPPS). 1. Setting a speed higher than QPPS will fail to reach that speed. 2. Not leaving enough margin between the target speed and the maximum speed(QPPS) means the motor may not have the power to hold that speed under its given load. I recomme...
by Basicmicro Support
Thu Apr 14, 2022 3:40 pm
Forum: Velocity and Position Control
Topic: Home switch wiring into S4
Replies: 1
Views: 3463

Re: Home switch wiring into S4

For fast responses always call or use our online support system. The forums are mainly for user to user interactions. The default Limit switch settings are pulled up internally and trigger when you pull the signal line to ground. So a NO switch should do just that. I recommend using an external pull...
by Basicmicro Support
Thu Apr 14, 2022 3:36 pm
Forum: Velocity and Position Control
Topic: Newbie - question on default values for speed & accel
Replies: 2
Views: 3850

Re: Newbie - question on default values for speed & accel

Defaults are used in RC mode and in commands that dont have explicit settings for them. Eg a M1Speed command would use the default accel setting. If you are unsure what is being used I recommend always sticking with the advanced commands with all the specific arguments you need. Note the SpeedAccel ...
by Basicmicro Support
Thu Apr 14, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: Velocity and Position Control
Topic: PIV autotune doesn't respect position limits
Replies: 1
Views: 3730

Re: PIV autotune doesn't respect position limits

Position Limits are only respected by the position commands. The Autotuner is not controlling position. It is using the minimum space and time it can to measure the motors capabilities so it can calculate proper PID values. Some setups will not have enough room for that. In that case you will have n...
by Basicmicro Support
Thu Apr 14, 2022 3:29 pm
Forum: Velocity and Position Control
Topic: Increasing response speed in position mode
Replies: 1
Views: 3551

Re: Increasing response speed in position mode

The autotuner does a best estimate of maximum speed of the motor without actually running the motor at maximum speed. It also attempts to error on the high side. You can manually measure your motors maximum speed using the PWM settings screen. Run the motor at max power and check the actual maximum ...
by Basicmicro Support
Thu Apr 14, 2022 3:17 pm
Forum: Velocity and Position Control
Topic: Autotune position problem
Replies: 1
Views: 7732

Re: Autotune position problem

The autotuner will fail with some setups. Very low resolution encoders are one case. In those cases you will have to manually tune the settings. If you have trouble with that please call or contact support directly.
by Basicmicro Support
Fri Nov 19, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Velocity and Position Control
Topic: Restore Defaults (80)
Replies: 7
Views: 10296

Re: Restore Defaults (80)

What has been the trouble? Setting up S4 or S5 for a single limit is fairly simple using Motion Studio. Note the switches do nothing unless the motors are commanded to move so if you are manually testing expecting some action without actually command the motor to move, that may be what is confusing ...
by Basicmicro Support
Fri Nov 19, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Velocity and Position Control
Topic: Having problem in initial and position control
Replies: 1
Views: 3964

Re: Having problem in initial and position control

Unfortunately we cant help much with Labview. We wrote that initially for Labview 2015 and there hasnt been enough interest to support the 3K+ per year liscense.