Hardware and Software Installation Guide

Mark Switzer

Hardware and Software Installation Guide

Get Your New Servo Motor Test Equipment Up and Running

We're going to be covering exactly what you should do after you receive your servo motor test equipment. From software installation to picking a PC with the correct system requirements. You got to know where to start and, in this guide, we're going to go through every single step you could need to get your new system up and running. Let's dive into it. 

System Requirements

We like having the equipment on a mobile computer cart but having it at your bench or dedicated test area works too. The PC uses Windows 10 and is equipped with an Intel Core i5 processor. AutoCUE software processes signals in real-time so make sure you have 6GB RAM. Industry-standard full HD 1080p display. And the monitor in front of me has a resolution of 1920 x 1080.

Table of system requirements for PC when using Linea X3

The PC must have internet. If opting to use a laptop you may need a powered USB hub. You'll know the laptop port lacks adequate power if you repeatedly get the No Device Found error message. We recommend Tripp-Lite U222004R to fix this. I'll put the links in the description if you want to purchase any one of these items. 

Setup for Run Test

Setup for Run Test

Setup for Encoder Testing and Alignment

Setup for Encoder Test and Alignment

Setup

Linea X3

Now that we got the system requirements out of the way let's talk setup. We'll start with the Linea X3. Connect USB-C to Linea X3 CN12 and USB-A to PC and 120Vac Power Adapter to Linea X3 CN4. Plug the adapter into a 120Vac electrical receptacle. 

Labeled back and front view of Linea X3 Encoder Tester showing connections

If using an oscilloscope take the 4ft SMA-BNC scope leads you were given. Linea X3 CN5 and Linea X3 CN6 for Digital and Linea X3 CN7 and Linea X3 CN8 for Analog.

I have a Fanuc ais xx/xxxx-B with ai-B pulse coder in front of me. So, let's grab OE F00001-AIB and OE M00001-FA1810. Connect Feedback Test Cable to Linea X3 CN1 Encoder Power and Linea X3 CN2 Digital and Linea X3 CN3 Analog. Not all use analog so if the Test Cable you have is without don't worry. The opposite end of the Feedback Test Cable simply snaps to the encoder to be tested.

AlignMATE

Take the 120Vac Input Power Cable you were given. Connect to AlignMATE CN2 and plug the adapter into a 120Vac electrical receptacle.

Labeled back and front view of AlignMATE Lock-in System showing connections

For alignment connect Motor Power Test Cable to AlignMATE CN1. Take the opposite end of the Motor Power Test Cable and connect it to the servo motor. This motor is newer with a brake built-in so we only need to make one connection.

AC00001

The AC00001 Accessory Cable is used if you purchased either the AlignMATE Lock-in System or RunWELL Motor Tester. And it's interchangeable between devices. We're going to be doing a run test so take your AC00001 Accessory Cable and connect to Linea X3 CN9 and RunWELL X23. If you were doing an alignment you'd remove the AC00001 Accessory Cable from RunWELL X23 and use AlignMATE CN3 instead.

Let's get the RunWELL setup now. 

RunWELL

For a run test connect the Motor Power Test Cable to RunWELL X1 and fasten ground lead. Connect opposite end of Motor Power Test Cable to the motor. Take the 2m Ethernet Network Cable you were given. Connect to RunWELL X20 and Linea X3 CN14. Unlike the Linea X3 and AlignMATE, the RunWELL uses 240Vac instead of 120Vac. Connect RunWELL Input Power Cable.

Labeled back and side view of RunWELL Servo Motor Tester showing connections

It's time to power everything up now. Turn the Linea X3 SW1 Power Switch to the ON position. Wait 30-60 seconds for the system to finish its boot sequence. After the boot sequence is complete install AutoCUE Complete Installer. 

Software Installation

The software is downloaded from OctavaEngineering.com. The content is password protected so you'll be directed to log in to your OE Account. If you ever forget click "Forget your password?" and we'll send reset instructions. 

Download AutoCUE Complete Installer