Setting the Parameters for your Drive

Once OBLAC Drives has been installed, you can open a browser window using the IP address shown in your virtual machine and you will find all the connected drives. In our example, the connected drive does not have firmware installed (which is the default state after delivery of our drives).

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When clicking on the “Install firmware” link, a dialog box is opened in which you can choose the latest version of the firmware at the top of the list.

Once you clicked on the “Update” button, please wait until a notification pops up telling you that the installation is done.

Note

Please make sure to select a firmware that fits your version of the Drive module.

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After the firmware is installed, OBLAC Drives will restart the tools, this will take a few moments. Once the connected drives are initialized again, OBLAC Drives will show a message that the drive isn’t configured yet.

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Note

If you want to update your firmware, please click on the stack icon and select Update Firmware

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Click on the “Launch Setup Wizard” link to open the setup wizard. It will first ask you to give a name to your drive.

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First you need to determine if you have an attached brake.

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After clicking on “Next” you will be asked for details of the connected motor.

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Then it shows a sensor confguration page, where you can add, remove and configure your connected encoders.

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To change the details of an encoder, click onto “details” and set the parameters as you wish. If you want to use this encoder as a motion control sensor, you will be able to test if it is properly configured in the testing area.

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The last step of the setup wizard will guide you through the commutation offset tuning. Start with a value of 20% and only increase it, if the results of the tuning process are not to your taste.

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After finishing the wizard, OBLAC Drives will open the “Playground”, where you can test the basic functionality of your new SOMANET drive setup.

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That’s it, you’re all set. You can now move on to our comprehensive Operation Manual that will help you run your motors up to an entire motion control system:

If you want to test your system or to learn how to set up a motion control system, please refer to our tutorial: