Enable Elmo Homing, DS402 and PLCopen standard homing methods
- Any application that works in position mode and requires Homing
- Application that requires absolute position after power up
Homing is a sequence of predefined motions that are normally required in order to configure the system’s absolute position after power up.
The homing sequence is carried out by searching for an absolute known sensor along the mechanical travel, and updating the internal position accordingly. Once the absolute position has been registered in the drive, the system uses this point as homing position.
For instance, incremental encoder is a kind of feedback that gives a relative position only and does not provide any information regarding the absolute position of the system.
Elmo’s intelligent digital servo drives offers 3 homing Options:
1. Elmo commands –
Elmo’s homing enables the following, once an event occurs:
2. PLCopen- ready to use standard function block, The PLCopen are based upon the IEC
1131-3 standard, the only global standard for industrial control programming:
3. DS402– Ready to use 36 different homing methods including the “Touch probe homing”, this method defined by the CANopen protocol for capturing the main position sensor.