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Joystick Operation using AMP’s Stepper & Servo Drives February 3, 2012

Posted by Servo2Go.com in Technical Support Information.
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Joystick operation is available with many of our drives, both stepper and servo.  Many joysticks are potentiometer based, which is the type to choose.  A 10 kilohm potentiometer will work well.  For steppers use the ST Configurator™ software to set up the drive for joystick operation.  For servos use the Quick Tuner™ software.

Here’s how to set a drive up with ST Configurator™:

Step 1)  From the home screen click on the Motion button.

Step 2)  Click on Velocity (Oscillator) Mode.

Step 3)  Uncheck the box “Use X1/STEP input as Run/Stop command ” and check the box “Speed proportional to analog input”. Then click Advanced Settings.

Step 4)  Set the Offset to 2500 mV.

Step 5)  Return to the home screen (by clicking OK) and download the settings to the drive. Then wire the joystick to the analog input of the drive. The center position of the joystick is stopped, while the ends of the joystick are full speed in either direction. There is no easier setup on Earth!

Click on the link below for additional information-

Applied Motion Products Product Information 

For more information, please contact:

Warren Osak
Toll Free Phone:   877-378-0240
Toll Free Fax:       877-378-0249


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