During installation, solid electrical contact
must be ensured at connectors; otherwise, noise and power problems
will develop. (Connections should be verified through inspection
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.
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.
Grounding straps should be worn
at all times when handling XMP-SynqNet electrical components and
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.