06-21-2010 02:22 PM
I want to synchronize the movement of two ThorLabs stepper motors which use ActiveX controllers. How can I make sure that the "move absolute" of both motors execute at the exact same time? I have tried putting them in different sequence structures and synchronizing them using 'rendezvous' but, even if the dataflow arrives at the same time to both, one executes first than the other.
06-22-2010 09:18 AM
06-22-2010 10:13 AM
There will always be a time lag between motors through a software start execution. You may want to try the Digital I/O ports on the controllers. Each motor is given instruction on a specific move and will wait (armed) till a TTL pulse is initiated through the port. Then motion is enabled.