My team is trying to connect an analog chopper drive (linked) to a linear actuator (also linked). We also have an NI myDAQ available to us as an intermediate analog switch. Our ultimate goal is to control the linear actuator through LabVIEW in ranges of 0.5mm-20mm displacements.
However, what we are currently confused with is how to connect the stepper motor actuator to the NI. We are able to connect the drive to the actuator and get it to move in a continuous cycle, however we are struggling to control the increments/number of steps at which it moves.
Any help would be appreciated!
Can you attach the code that you are using and a diagram of how are you connected the devices?
What drive are you using?