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Before the Lexium MDrive can be installed into a network, the TCP/IP parameters, namely the IP address and the subnet mask must be changed to match the network settings.

Before you begin you should have completed the steps found in the following tutorial: Setting up your Ethernet adapter for MDrive Ethernet TCP/IP products

Lexium MDrive Ethernet products ship from the factory with the TCP/IP parameters defaulted to the following settings:

  • IP Address: 192.168.33.1
  • Subnet mask: 255.255.0.0

These need to be changed to meet the configuration of the network that these will be installed into. This procedure covers setting up the adapter card in your PC to initially connect to your Lexium MDrive TCP/IP product.

This procedure provides an example of exporting user-defined data types using the Lexium MDrive
Ethernet Interface, version 1.2.1.1(part of Lexium MDrive Software Suite version 1.0.1.5) and Lexium
MDrive, part number LMDCE571.

The MDrivePlus Motion Control products represent significant improvements over the legacy MDrives. Based on new patented technology, they feature a richer software command set, improved current control, and enhanced thermal dissipation.

Along with these improvements, there may be situations where the MDrivePlus are not “drop-in replacements” for existing legacy MDrives. Some customers may have software that will not run on MDrivePlus units without syntax modifications. There may be timing differences in some command executions that could affect system response. Additionally, it is recommended that customers with close tolerance or clearance situations study the mechanical drawings for the MDrivePlus units.

“Noise” or “Interference” consists of unwanted electrical signals which superimposes on and masks the desired signal. Designing a control system is challenging enough, but designing a control system that has noise immunity adds a whole other dimension. Ideally, you want the noise-to-signal ratio to be as small as possible. Noise is always present in a system that involves high power and small signal circuitry. The key is to manage the noise so that it does not interfere with the performance of the system at hand.

The output setup (Os) command is used to set the functionality of the outputs. The parameters define the output point to be configured, the desired functionality, and the active control state high or low.

The input setup (Is) command is used to set the functionality of all inputs, digital and analog. The parameters define the input point to be configured, the desired functionality, and the active response state high or low.

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