XMP Controller Installation
Depending upon form factor, installation of your XMP controller will vary. However, in all cases, good electrical contact must be ensured at connectors; otherwise, noise and power problems will develop. (Connections should be verified through inspection and testing.)
Standard safety rules prevail during installation of any hardware. Some are summarized below for the XMP. For more information, refer to local occupational safety regulations and the manufacturer of your motion drive.
Turn Off All Power Before Installing Equipment
Before installing any motion control equipment, including XMP controllers, power should be switched OFF. Unplug all power plugs from their sources of power.
Observe ESD Precautions
To prevent damage to controller and drive electronics due to electrostatic discharge (ESD), service personnel are cautioned to observe proper grounding during handling of components.
Define and Clear a Safety Zone!
During installation and testing of motion control hardware-software, a safety zone should be defined around moving components and kept clear of personnel, hands, fingers, and loose hardware. During repowering of the system, motion control components may behave erratically due to misconnected lines, or wrongly configured software settings. Sudden and unexpected moves by components can cause injury, property damage or even death! Under NO circumstances, should a motion system be tested or operated while personnel are within the safety zone. Additionally, beware of flying debris from unsecured hardware operating at high speeds. The use of safety shielding is highly recommended.
XMP controllers are designed to fit standard industry buses and card cages (e.g., PCI, CPCI). When installing and removing controllers, verify that good electrical contact is made between the controller and receptacle.
XMP-CPCI-6U and XMP-SERCOS-CPCI-6U
To secure, apply gentle pressure to the edge of the card while rotating the bottom ejector inward. The ejector's claws will engage holes in the bottom chassis rail and lock the controller into place. Secure the captive screw in the chassis at the top of the controller by rotating clockwise.
To remove an XMP-CPCI-3U controller from its slot, first loosen the captive screw by rotating counterclockwise. Pull the red ejector tab outward, then rotate the ejector downward. The controller should eject.
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