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  1. FX5 or Q Series Step Motor Control

    So a lot was learned here. 1. A motor controller of some kind is required to drive a motor regardless of voltage (due to amperage) 2. You can tell a stepper motor where to go... but if you are making several stops during travel you don't really know your true location. Yes relative positioning is a thing but slight over travel occurs during stops.  3. Adding an encoder can correct the tracking issue of location. So now I have a working linear actuator that I am stopping at points by comparing encoder count (scaled to mm) vs register values. Im driving the motor by the drivetable and stopping the instruction when my compare statement becomes true. The drive table is moving the motor the entire length of travel regardless of where it is at in stroke. Doing this it seems easier to make changes to the stop points (per register changes). This seems to work great for now. 3 questions of opinion. Would this method be acceptable? If not why? Is there a better way?    
  2. FX5 or Q Series Step Motor Control

    Only thing purchased at this point is a Nema23 Openbuilds Linear actuator and Geckodrive motor controller. FX5U-T probably tomorrow. Getting a Keyence IX to position and scan. Thanks again. Bonus achievement is if I can save IX pics to PC with some data.
  3. FX5 or Q Series Step Motor Control

    I checked what FX cpus I have on hand today. They are all relay type. Can I put a transistor expansion on them?
  4. FX5 or Q Series Step Motor Control

    Thanks for the replies. I'll get a controller ordered. I'm sure I'll have a few questions after it's all set up on the bench.
  5. I searched FX5 manuals and it appears that with the high speed inputs I can run a stepper motor without a motor controller. I have little experience setting up a new system with any motor but have made changes with servo issues. I sent a request for info from my supplier but I still have some questions/requests.   1. Can an FX5U control stepper motors without a motor controller? 2. If not then what Q/R series setup is required 3. Are there any document to help understand? (program examples are welcome)   Main objective is to run a sensor head to 3 or 4 specific points using a belt driven linear actuator with a nema motor.
  6. GS2107-WTBD and rs232 input

    Possible impossibility. Rs232 does not appear to support 5v supply pin. Any other options? We are planning on using the RS422 for PLC connection. Script examples are still more than welcome.
  7. GS2107-WTBD and rs232 input

    We are upgrading our A900 GOTs (finally) and I'm looking into updating our key switches to rfid readers. Does anyone know of a good rs232 rfid reader to pair with a GS2107 GOT Simple? Also if anyone has had luck with scripting for security levels and could post a sample (be it GOT1000/2000) it would be awesome sauce.
  8. MX sheet V2

    Not to hijack this thread but can anyone confirm that the current MX Sheet includes MX component or at least the communication setup utility?
  9. MR-J2S displays "AB"

    Will MR-Configurator work the same as GX-Configurator for setting parameters on the MR-J2S?
  10. MR-J2S displays "AB"

    I am only using TO commands In section 3.4.2 it says X0 (AD75 READY) turns off when Y1D (PLC READY) turns on For X0 OFF = READY Complete ON = Not ready/WDT error So if i understand correctly X0 should be off?
  11. MR-J2S displays "AB"

    X0, XA, XB, and XC are all off. For BFM 1179 it is 0 I have not started setting up programming on the second axis but it is hooked up. 1229 is at 0 currently So far i have copied the program from the manual in section 6.4 exactly as it is written.
  12. MR-J2S displays "AB"

    I have a project in which I have pulled (2) MR-J2S-10B Servo Amps as well as (2) HC-KFS13 servos out of a previous machine for. I am having problems getting the servo amps to come out of the “AB” state on the display. I have them hooked up to a A1SJHCPU with a A1SD75M2 module in slot 0. Currently I have the program turning on Y1D and Y15 like the A1SD75M2 manual says. I have the A1SD75M2 set as a special 32bit module and no errors on the PLC with the Module displaying IDL. For the control axis switch on the amp I have the first set to 0 and second set to 1. Do you have any ideas on why I cannot get the amps out of “AB”? This is my first time working with servos so i apologize in advance for my ignorance on this subject.
  13. A2SH Daterd

    So i tried both today. Yours is easier on the eyes and so i like it better. Both appear to be working and are running as a trial. One thing that confused me was after the SFR on after moving D9025 it came up with a "20" value. This was simply corrected by doing a BIN conversion after realizing the problem. This is being used as part of the PLC program to generate serial numbers. After the PLC generates the serial number then I'm using VB and MX component to print a barcode and save data into a file.
  14. A2SH Daterd

    OK. So i had a lot of problems with the SFTR so what i ended up with is below. I havent tried it yet but I will tomorrow.
  15. A2SH Daterd

    Thanks. I will try it out today.