Needle testing project

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by venky89, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. venky89

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    Jun 11, 2013
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    Hi all,
    I am a newbie to using stepper motors. I have to help my prof build a needle testing equipment. I have a (http://www.applied-motion.com/products/stepper-motors/ht17-075) nema 17 stepper motor which is attached to a linear actuator(http://compare.ebay.com/like/170752124310?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar) something similar to this with a potentiometer feedback, pretty old products. I have to use a 3540i stepper drive (http://www.applied-motion.com/products/stepper-drives/3540i) to control the motor which takes inputs from labview. I have been trying to find some tutorial on how to make connections between the computer and the drive. If anyone has ever had some experience using these equipment, please help.
     
  2. wayneh

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    I'd ask the vendor.
     
  3. niccarroll

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    Jun 19, 2013
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    I am working on a different project but with the exact same equipment. I was curious if you determined how to use the magnetic reed switch? I have the linear actuator working but I can't figure out how to utilize the reed switches. Thanks
     
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