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.

USB Operation

USB Cable:
Simulator uses standard USB cable (not supplied). Max length 10 ft (3m)

Computer Requirements:
Windows XP SP2 (or higher), Windows Vista SP1 (or higher)
Microsoft DotNet Framework 3.5 SP1 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/

USB Driver:
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

Specification

Power Supply
Current Consumption
USB Bus Powered
100mA max (load dependent)
Encoder Signal Output
Encoder Signals
Output Type
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
None
24.5 kHz per ch.
Adjustable via USB
Analog Input
Command Signal
Input Isolation
Input Resolution
Max Input Current
+/-10V GND ref.
None
10-bit +/-10V range
2mA
Drive Enable Input
Input Signal
Aux Enable Source (+)
Input Isolation
Max Input Current
5V or 12-24VDC
5V 25mA max
None
2mA

Disclaimer

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.

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