I'm pretty familiar with LabVIEW specially with the vision part of it, but I'm not familiar at all with servo motors.
I'd like to make a VI that controls a servo motor that will rotate a screw every x amount of time (in both directions, obviously).
The screw turning should be a smooth as possible as it is a very delicate instrument and experiment.
As stated above, I don't know the first thing about servo motors and NI cards, and I would like to get some advice from you. Where should I begin? What are your recommendations for NI cards/ Motors?
I don't think that the software aspect will be very challenging, it's just two nested loops-- the first is a while loop that controls the whole experiment time and the other controls the turning function.
Unless, I underestimate to complexity of setting up a servo motor VI.
I'd be happy to hear any thoughts/ideas you might have.
I would recommend using a PCI card 7332, with UMI 7772, and AKD servo drive P00606. Then you can select the motor from here. Depending on the size of your application, choose a motor, and then make sure that the drive has enough current to power it.