Template:LC40/Drive Kit Installation

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Required Tools

  • 2 mm hex key
  • 3 mm hex key
  • 5 mm hex key

Motor Kit Installation

Note: X-NMS23-E08P1 motor is shown in the images below. The instructions are applicable for both X-NMS23-E08P1 (motor with integrated controller) and NMS23-E08P1T3A (motor without controller).

LC40B Drive Kit Installation

  1. Mount the clamping pulley coupling (AC183) flush to the end of the motor shaft. Tighten the coupling to the motor shaft using a 2 mm hex key.
  2. Insert the motor with coupling into the pulley bore of the LC40B linear guide. The motor can mount to either end of the guide and on either side, and the motor housing may point in any direction. The plastic covers over the pulley bore can be pried out with a 3 mm hex key. Secure the motor with M4 fasteners and 3 mm hex key.
  3. Fasten the home sensor (included with motor) to the AP187 bracket using a 2 mm hex key.
    Important: The raised dot on the sensor should face into the AP187 bracket slot.
  4. Install an M6 T-nut into the side of the LC40B linear guide and attach the AP187 bracket with home sensor. The home sensor may be mounted to either side of the LC40B, but for easy wire routing it is recommended to mount it on the same side as the motor with the cable pointing away from the motor.
  5. Fasten the AP187 bracket to the T-nut using an M6 fastener and 5 mm hex key.
  6. Set the home sensor position to approximately 67 mm from the end of the extrusion. The carriage home position should be approximately 5 mm ahead of the travel hard limit.
    If the home sensor is too close to the end of travel, the carriage may crash while homing. If the sensor is too far from the end of travel, it may be possible for the carriage to power up behind the sensor and be stuck unable to detect it.

Please use the LC40 Setup Application within Zaber Launcher to help configure the LC40B.

The motor controller can also be set up manually via the following steps if you choose not to use the LC40 Setup Application:

  • If your drive kit is installed in a right-hand orientation, it will function right away. If the drive is installed in a left-handed orientation, the travel direction will need to be reversed in the controller settings. These commands can be executed with the following commands sent through the terminal in Zaber Launcher or Zaber Console:
  • Set the maximum travel setting (limit.max) to match the physical travel of the device. When the stage only has one carriage, the travel in mm can be found from the 4 digits following LC40B on the product part number. When the stage has multiple carriages, the travel will need to be calculated manually based on the number of additional carriages, as well as the total spacing between the carriages.
    • For example, part number 'LC40B1250' has a travel of 1250 mm. This travel should be multiplied by 142.222 to convert it to microsteps (rounded to an integer) and sent through the terminal as the command "set limit.max 177777"
    • For part number 'LC40B1250-N2', with carriages spaced 80 mm apart, the maximum travel will be 1250 - 1 x (70 mm) - 80 mm = 1100 mm. This travel should be multiplied by 142.222 to convert it to microsteps (rounded to an integer) and sent through the terminal as the command "set limit.max 156444"