Can I Use Softmotion Lite with Multiple Motion Axes?

Updated Mar 22, 2018

Reported In

Hardware

  • Stepper Motor Drive

Software

  • LabVIEW SoftMotion Module

Issue Details

I have multiple Stepper Motor Drives (SMD) that I want to control over Ethernet from my cRIO. Can I use SoftMotion Lite to control multiple motors?

Solution

The answer to this question depends on what you are trying to do with multiple motors.

If you are needing to have multi-axis control (synchronized moves, gearing, camming, etc.), you will need the full version of SoftMotion.
If you do not require synchronization, you can address motors individually and use single-axis point-to-point moves using SoftMotion Lite.  
 

Additional Information

For more information on whether SoftMotion Lite is applicable for your set up, consult the SoftMotion Selection Guide.

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