This video details the use of the Home Instruction with the CLICK PLUS PLC Motion outputs.
CLICK PLUS is designed to make difficult tasks a cinch and every new feature must adhere to this design principle. Adding motion control to the CLICK PLUS PLC meant that it had to be simple to configure and program. First, we created an easy-to-use interface for configuring high-speed I/O. Using this interface, it only takes three steps to turn a CLICK PLUS PLC into a 3-axis motion controller.
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The Home Instruction can control an axis that has been set up in the High-Speed I/O setup. To see a video on the axis configuration, please see the Quick Start video link in the description below. This instruction can only control a single axis at a time, but multiple home instructions can be triggered at the same time. Use this drop-down menu to select which axis this instruction will control. Here you can see the basic configuration for each axis and if you need to make a change to that setup, this direct link will take you to the setup wizard. There are 6 modes that the Home Instruction can accomplish. They can be selected from this drop-down menu. They have really done a great job with the graphics to show you exactly what each mode will accomplish and depending upon which mode you select, certain options in this instruction will be available or greyed out if they don't apply to this mode. I will set this instruction up for Mode 1, move to Switch 1 and creep to Switch 2 and then halt. For this mode of operation, once the instruction is triggered, the motion will accelerate at this rate until it reaches the initial velocity and then continues at that velocity until it reaches Switch 1. Then it will decelerate at this rate until it reaches the creep velocity. Then it will continue with the movement until it reaches Switch 2. For these options, you can enter a tag or a direct numerical value. One thing you must be aware of is that these values may be changed while the instruction is enabled; however, you're required an off-to-on transition before the updated values will be used by the instruction. These values are in pulses per second and I will also enter two tag addresses for them. This way I can change their values from ladder or data view. Remember what I said earlier, it does take an off-to-on transition to the instruction before it will update these values. These are in pulses per second squared and I will also enter a tag address for them. Here are the hard input switches that will be used for this movement. Here you select if this is a positive or negative direction movement. The Immediate Stop option, when enabled, specifies that the PLC should immediately stop sending pulses when disabling instruction. This will abruptly abort the move and could possibly cause you to lose axis home reference. When this option is disabled the PLC follows the specified deceleration rate if the instruction is deactivated. The axis will decelerate until reaching zero velocity. During the abort deceleration the switch inputs are ignored. Here you can define the position of the axis once the instruction is complete. So, if this is the actual home position, you may set this value to zero or whatever offset works for your operation. And finally, these are the status flags for the instruction. See the help file for how these operate during the process and a full listing of error codes can also be found in the help file. To see more information on the CLICK PLUS motion options, please see this playlist. And make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for new products and solutions.