The motion controllers from FAULHABER are not only powerful – the MC-series are easy to handle. But since you probably have more important things to do than to only read manuals, we’ve put together a simple guide in video format. In just 7.5 minutes, you will learn to connect the FAULHABER’s 3268 … BX4 brushless motor to the FAULHABER MC5010 motion controller.
We guide you all the way from downloading the free software, to writing and running a simple program that demonstrates a few different types of motion. Of course, both motor and motion controller can do significantly more than we show here.
Want to know more? Ask us and we’ll be happy to tell you more!
(This article is written by Troy Miller and was originally published on www.galil.com)
An HMI or Human Machine Interface is needed in many motion control applications. These devices are used to allow a user to instruct a machine on what to do without the need of a full PC. Many times HMIs are touch enabled allowing them to be placed on the production floor and used by technicians right by the machine. There are many sources for HMIs and many can cost thousands of dollars. With the arrival of the Raspberry Pi Foundation and its Raspberry Pi models, a small but powerful option arrived. Adding to this, the official Raspberry Pi 7” display, and the Galil application program interface, this powerful trio form the foundation for an inexpensive but fully capable HMI that can be customized for any motion control application.
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