PLC Tools SIM-SUS Servo Simulator USB User Manual
The Servo Axis Simulator was developed to assist integrators in application development for projects with analog servo drives and incremental encoder feedback.
It allows motion application debugging in the lab environment, virtually on the table, with PLC or CNC only and without actual running motors and drives. This reduces installation time from weeks to hours.
Servo simulator uses an advanced microcontroller that allows high-speed move simulation and fast response.
USB interface used to change axis parameters and monitor the axis performance. Up to 3 simulated axis can be monitored at the same time
CNC or Motion Controller Connection
Servo Axis Simulator Signals
|Enc A+||Encoder Output Channel A+||Enc A-||Encoder Output Channel A Enc|
|B+||Encoder Output Channel B+||Enc B-||Encoder Output Channel B Enc|
|Z+||Encoder Output Channel Z+||Enc Z-||Encoder Output Channel Z Enc|
|AnalogIN||Simulator Analog Input||Commmon||External PS Common|
|Enable IN||Simulator Enable Input||Enable +||Enable Aux Power Source|
All signals referenced to the GND terminal and Common of the USB power supply.
Simulator uses standard USB cable (not supplied). Max length 10 ft (3m)
Windows XP SP2 (or higher), Windows Vista SP1 (or higher)
Microsoft DotNet Framework 3.5 SP1 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/
The Simulator uses default Windows HID driver.Up to 3 Simulators can be connected at the same time.
USB Configuration and Monitoring
Configuration and Monitoring software is available for download from: www.plctools.com/downloads
You have an option to install it under “Program Files” or you can run included file without installation from any folder on your computer.
Software allows to change and save the following Simulator parameters:
- Axis Name
- Rotation Direction
- Enable Signal Level (5V or 12-24V)
- Zero Marker Period /Width
- Engineering Unit Scale
The following parameters can be monitored via USB interface:
- Axis Enable state and signal level
- Analog Command level and polatirty
- Simulated Encoder Position as a raw count
- Simulated Encoder Position and Speed in Engineering Units
|USB Bus Powered
100mA max (load dependent)
|Encoder Signal Output
Max Output Current
Encoder Output Isolation
Max Output Frequency
Pulses Per Revolution
|A/A- B/B- Z/Z
Push/Pull 5V TTL
25mA per channel
24.5 kHz per ch.
Adjustable via USB
Max Input Current
|+/-10V GND ref.
10-bit +/-10V range
|Drive Enable Input
Aux Enable Source (+)
Max Input Current
|5V or 12-24VDC
5V 25mA max
This device is intended to provide general assistance with application development and debugging and can’t be used in live production systems. Accordingly, production system must be tested and commissioned with real servo systems and drives to ensure safe and reliable operation.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE DEVICE MANUFACTURER BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING DIRECT,INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, LOSS OF PROFIT OR DAMAGE.
The examples and diagrams in this manual are included for illustrative purposes only. Because of the many variables and requirements associated with any particular installation, the device manufacturer cannot assume responsibility or liability for actual use based on the examples and diagrams.Before making any decision or taking any action that might affect your equipment, you should consult a qualified professional advisor.