06-12-2012 09:29 AM
I have a motion controller from Nationa Aperture Inc., Model MC-CQ-4X, which controls the position movement of X-Y-Z axis. First I'm not sure if I need a driver from this manufacture, if I do , I have not located one from the list. I have very little experience with labview and need a startup process in the block diagram. There are 3 comm ports for each axis. So, how do I setup the labview program to control movement of each axis. Please send an example setup program showing the block diagram setup.
06-13-2012 06:49 PM
Can you provide more specific information on exactly what you're trying to do? How does the controller connect to your computer? Does it expect serial commands?
06-14-2012 07:42 AM
Each axis of the table is seperately connected to an axis serial port in the motion controller, which is connected to a USB hub converter known as Edgeport, from there a USB cable is connected to the computer. Now I have been looking at examples from the example finders in LabVIEW, but have not found one that shows me a program to initate postion movements for each axis (X-Y-Z). I see that I need a VISA instrument driver function first in the program, but what about the rest of it. I am at a standstill cause I have no clue which functions to use to complete this type of program. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.
06-15-2012 05:14 PM
Thanks for the additional information. It sounds like you'll need to treat this more like an instrument driver issue than a motion control issue. I searched on our Instrument Driver Network (ni.com/idnet) and I didn't find anything from that manufacturer. Have you tried contacting National Aperture to see if they have an instrument driver available? I looked around a bit on their website and it seems like they intend for people to use their products with LabVIEW.
To clarify, do you have NI-VISA installed?