Can the SMD-7616 Be Controlled via Ethernet Using SoftMotion from a RT Target?

Updated Jun 7, 2019

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Hardware

  • SMD-7616

Issue Details

I am looking through the current documentation for the SMD-7616 and I am finding confusing to determine the proper way to read the signals from my motors using the NI software and hardware.

Solution

You can use the SMD-7616 with or without the 9512 module. If you use the C series module you can ensure determinism in the signals passed from the motor drive to the controller, whereas if you only connect the SMD-7616 through Ethernet then you will not have determinism in those signals. This desition will depend in your system and how critical would be each thread execution.