Topic: RS-422/485 Communications

Initial Serial Connection

Install the Lexium MDrive Motion Control Programmer Click the button labeled “Install Motion Control Interface” (1). Follow the prompt dialogs to install the application. When completed the button text will change to “Launch Lexium MDrive Motion Control Interface” (2). Click to launch the application. The program will open. Click the tab labeled “Terminal1” (3) to …

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Serial RS-422/485 wiring

Lexium MDriveMDrive Single interface Wiring diagram:  Full duplex (4-wire) only Figure 1: Single Lexium MDrive full duplex point-to-point configuration  Notes and checkpoints Ensure the crossover between the interface and Lexium MDrive (Rx—Tx / Tx—Rx) Ensure the crossover between the interface and Lexium MDrive (Rx—Tx / Tx—Rx) Ground is galvanically isolated on the Lexium MDrive If …

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Connecting RS-422 in Party Mode

Configuring the MDrive With a comm converter and the MDrive units you plan to use in Party Mode at hand, perform the following: Connect in single mode RS-422 and initiate communication, download any programs if required. Assign a device name (DN=”<A-Z, a-z or 0-9>”) i.e DN=”A”. Set the party flag to 1 (PY=1). Press CTRL+J …

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