upon form factor, installation of your XMP controller will vary.
However, in all cases, good electrical contact must be ensured
at connectors; otherwise, noise and power problems will develop.
(Connections should be verified through inspection and testing.)
safety rules prevail during installation of any hardware. Some
are summarized below for the XMP. For more information, refer
to local occupational safety regulations and the manufacturer
of your motion drive.
Off All Power Before Installing Equipment
installing any motion control equipment, including XMP controllers,
power should be switched OFF. Unplug all power plugs from their
sources of power.
prevent damage to controller and drive electronics due to
electrostatic discharge (ESD), service personnel are cautioned
to observe proper grounding during handling of components.
straps should be worn at all times when handling XMP controller
boards and connection hardware.
and Clear a Safety Zone!
installation and testing of motion control hardware-software,
a safety zone should be defined around moving components and
kept clear of personnel, hands, fingers, and loose hardware.
During repowering of the system, motion control components
may behave erratically due to misconnected lines, or wrongly
configured software settings.
and unexpected moves by components can cause injury, property
damage or even death! Under NO circumstances, should a motion
system be tested or operated while personnel are within the
safety zone. Additionally, beware of flying debris
from unsecured hardware operating at high speeds. The use
of safety shielding is highly recommended.
controllers are designed to fit standard industry buses and
card cages (e.g., PCI, CPCI). When installing and removing
controllers, verify that good electrical contact is made between
the controller and receptacle.
controllers are installed into the PCI buses of their host
computer's mother boards. During installation, verify the
controller is seated firmly in its assigned PCI slot by
firmly pressing downward. The I/O bracket should be screwed
securely to the expansion bay chassis.
XMP-CPCI-6U and XMP-SERCOS-CPCI-6U
controllers are installed in industry standard CPCI slots.
They are secured with ejectors. To install, first verify
that both ejectors are in the open (rotated outward) position.
Align the PC board with the card slot in the CPCI chassis,
then press home. To secure, rotate each ejector until claws
engage holes in the top-bottom chassis rails and lock the
controller into place.
remove an XMP-CPCI-6U controller from its slot, first loosen
the captive screws located at the top and bottom chassis
rails. Next, simultaneously pinch each ejector at its flex
point to unlock, then rotate outward. The controller should
controllers feature one locking ejector at the base of the
front panel and a captive screw at the top. The XMP-CPCI-3U
chassis has an ejector rail along its bottom and a threaded
hole on its top rail to match the captive screw.
install, first verify that the bottom ejector is in the
open (rotated outward) position. Align the PC board with
the card slot in the CPCI chassis, then press home. To secure,
apply gentle pressure to the edge of the card while rotating
the bottom ejector inward. The ejector's claws will engage
holes in the bottom chassis rail and lock the controller
into place. Secure the captive screw in the chassis at the
top of the controller by rotating clockwise.
remove an XMP-CPCI-3U controller from its slot, first loosen
the captive screw by rotating counterclockwise. Pull the
red ejector tab outward, then rotate the ejector downward.
The controller should eject.
controllers are connected directly to motherboards via mezzanine
connectors. The boards are secured to the motherboard using
two (2) screws and stand-offs. To prevent damage to the
motherboard, do not overtighten the screws.