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VXM            -      Computer and "Stand Alone" Stepper Motor Controller
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  • Drivers
  • Code Examples
  • Troubleshooting
  • Documentation
  • Application Notes
  • Wiring Diagrams / CAD Files
Downloads Description Version
COSMOS (stand alone-no installer) Download COSMOS with installer Computer Optimized Stepper Motor Operating System without the installer 3.1.6
Operating System Description Access
Universal Web page with access to the cable drivers for various operating systems so that the application software can access the USB as a standard COM port. Download Button

Scripts / Text
File Name Description Download View
       
Homing.txt Homing motor on 1st run after power-cycle and Homing if Stop button pushed Download Button -
Clear Programs - Keep Settings.txt Clear all programs, but keep all the current control settings Download Button -
Homing - Raster Scan - Wait for Input.txt Homing motor on 1st run after power-cycle then do a "Raster Scan" (Serpentine) and signal when at each stop and wait for an input to continue Download Button -
Show Memory Manipulation.txt Jump to another program and return to contiue current program Download Button -
Homing and Program select using jog buttons (Easy Way).txt Homing motor on 1st run after power-cycle then use front panel buttons to select which program to run and return to program 0 when done Download Button -
Homing and Program select using jog buttons (Hard Way).txt Homing motor on 1st run after power-cycle then use front panel buttons to select which program to run but user must program a return to program 0 when done or next run will always be the last program selected Download Button -
auto_reverse.txt Autoreverse between 2 points on a linear system Download Button -
auto_reverse_with_potentiometer_set_speed.txt Autoreverse between 2 points on a linear system, but using a potentiometer to decide at which speed to travel Download Button -
2 Different Raster Scans.txt Raster scan in 2 different dimensions Download Button -
3d_cube_raster.txt 3 dimensional raster scan Download Button -

Shapes
File Name Description Image Download

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exp101_circle.zip Circle example Circle Download Button -
exp102_rectangle_with_chamfers.zip Rectangle with chamfers example Rectange with chamfers Download Button -
exp103_rectangle_with_radi.zip Rectangle with radi example rectangle with radi Download Button -
exp104_sinusoid.zip Sinusoid example Sinusoid Download Button -
exp105_triangle.zip Triangle example Triangle Download Button -


32 bit
Type Operating System File Name Description Download View
ZIP / EXE Windows - 32 bit vxm_example_pb.zip PowerBasic Download Button -
ZIP / EXE Windows - 32 bit vxm_example_lv8.zip Labview Download Button -
ZIP / EXE Windows - 32 bit vxm_example_vbnet2003.zip Visual Studio - Visual Basic Download Button -
ZIP / EXE Windows - 32 bit vxm_example_c_sharp2003.zip Visual Studio - Visual C Sharp Download Button -
ZIP / EXE Windows - 32 bit vxm_example_vc2003.zip Visual Studio - Visual C Download Button -
ZIP / EXE Windows - 32 bit vxm_driver_in_matlab.zip Mathworks - Matlab Download Button -

64 bit
Type Operating System File Name Description Download View
ZIP / EXE Windows - 64 bit Labview2011x64bit.zip Labview Simple Serial Download Button -
Link Windows visual_studio_comport.aspx Control without Driver - Visual Studio Comport Example - View PDF
Link Windows matlab_documentation_serial.html Control without Driver - Matlab Documentation - View PDF
Downloads Description Version
Serial Port Diagnostics Download for Diagnostics Diagnostics for driver issues 3.1.0

Downloads Description Version
Backwards 3 Patch Download Backwards 3 Patch Patch if COSMOS shows Motors 1,3,4 instead of 1,2,3  
File Name Description Download View
VXM Users Manual.pdf Operating Manual: Specifications, features, function, programming details for the VXM Controller Download Button View PDF
VXM - Quick Start RevC.pdf Instructions: Set-up, connecting and configuring the VXM with a Velmex stage Download Button View PDF
VXM Specification Sheet.pdf Overview: Specifications and feature for the VXM Download Button View PDF
VXM Command Summary.pdf Instructions: Various C.O.S.M.O.S commands that program the VXM controller Download Button View PDF

Increments with VXM and Steppers.pdf Tech Chart:- Increments that can be moved using various Velmex linear stages, the VXM Controller and step motors Download Button View PDF
Calculation Steps Direction Speed with VXM.pdf Tech Chart -: Various calculations for determining speed, steps and direction using step motors and the VXM Controller Download Button View PDF
Linear Distance w Steppers Velmex Lead Screws.pdf Tech Chart: - Linear distance of movement based on Step Motor Rate, Lead Screw pitch using VXM Step Motor Controller Download Button View PDF

Limit Switches.pdf Overview: Limit Switches available for Velmex stages Download Button View PDF
VXM Rack Mount Assembly Procedure.pdf Instructions: Assembly of Rack Mount accesory for VXM Controller Download Button View PDF
Type File Name Description Download View
Application Note an101.pdf AppNote 101: Interfacing to a counter/totalizer for cycle recording/life testing Download Button View PDF
Application Note an102.pdf AppNote 102: Autoreverse and set speed with potentiometer Download Button View PDF
Application Note an103.pdf AppNote 103: Interfacing thumbwheel switch for selecting programs 0-3 Download Button View PDF
Application Note an104.pdf AppNote 104: Interfacing to a PLC and Advancing part stack example Download Button View PDF
Application Note an105.pdf AppNote 105: Edge following using the analog jog input Download Button View PDF
Application Note an106.pdf AppNote 106: Acceleration units and Start/Stop speeds Download Button View PDF
Application Note an107.pdf AppNote 107: Interface to Solid State Relay Modules Download Button View PDF
Application Note an108.pdf AppNote 108: Interface Analog Joystick to other devices Download Button View PDF
Application Note an109.pdf AppNote 109: Coil winding with a VXM-1-1, VXM-3, or VXM-4 Download Button View PDF

Errata Note errata_associated_programs.pdf Errata 101: with Circles and Arcs(versions 1.25, 1.26, 1.27, or 1.30 only) Download Button View PDF

Computer Note cosmos_foreign_language.pdf CompNote 101: Using COSMOS with "foreign language" Download Button View PDF
Computer Note linux_com_protocol.pdf CompNote 102: Communicating with VXM with Linux using "MiniCom" Download Button View PDF
Computer Note change_baudrate.txt CompNote 103: Procedure for changing communications baud rate Download Button View PDF

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If you require a specific file format or cannot locate the drawing you require, please contact us.


Type File Name Description Download View
Wiring Diagrams
PDF Motor Wiring Diagram.pdf Motor Wiring Diagram Download Button View PDF
CAD Files
STP VXM Control.stp CAD Drawing for the VXM Controller Download Button -
STP VXM Power Supply.stp CAD Drawing for the power supply for the VXM Download Button -
DWG vxm_outline_drawing.dwg Drawing for the VXM Controller Download Button View PDF
SAT vxm power supply.sat Drawing for the power supply for the VXM Download Button -

 

 


VXM-1J       -      "Stand Alone" Only Stepper Motor Controller - Programmed by front panel
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  • Software
  • Troubleshooting
  • Users Manual / Quickstarts
  • Application Notes
  • Wiring Diagrams / CAD Files

The VXM-1J has no computer interface, therefore there is no software or drivers for this device.

Troubleshooting

First - always read the Users Manual.

VXM-1J Controller
Symptom Possible Cause Remedy
Power (Green LED) light does not come on.
  • Power supply not connected or AC cord not attached.

    Power switch not on.

  • Circuit breaker tripped (white center protruding from breaker.)

  • Connect all power connections.


  • Turn power switch on.

  • Reset circuit breaker.
    (push white center protruding from breaker back into place.)

Motor makes noise but is not moving (Stalled).
  • Control not configured for motor

  • Speed too high

  • Broken wiring

  • Jammed mechanism/motor.

Motor is not making any noise and is not moving (no power to motor). Limit switches not connected. Check limit switch connections
Circuit breaker trips when power applied. Voltage >28 volts or polarity reversed.
Circuit breaker trips while running motor for a short time. Wrong motor selected. Shorted wiring.
Circuit breaker trips while running motor for a long time Wrong motor setting. Shorted wiring. Controller overheating from lack of ventilation or ambient temperature too high.
Controller is too hot to touch. (It is normal for Controller and Motor do get very warm when running continuously.) Wrong motor setting. Lack of ventilation or ambient temperature too high. NOTE: Motor should always be mounted for heat conduction.
Motor runs erratically (at lowest speeds goes either direction, and has low torque at mid speeds). Broken wire to motor or broken connector pin.
Power (Green LED) light flashes rapidly and continuously on power-up Run, Stop, or a Jog input is pulled low. Control does not allow button Jog inputs to be activated at power up. (release button/input to recover.)

 

Sound Indicators

The following are some sound bytes to help troubleshoot motor and controller operation.

Description Sound
The sound of a normal operating stepper motor: Click for Sound
The sound of an overloaded motor: Click for Sound
The sound of a motor when acceleration is set too high: Click for Sound
The sound of a motor when the speed is set too high: Click for Sound
The sound of a motor with a broken wire: Click for Sound
Type File Name Description Download View
PDF VXM-1J Users Guide.pdf Operating Manual: Specifications, features, functions for VXM-1J Controller Download Button View PDF
File Type Type File Name Description Download View
PDF Application Note vxm_1j_motor_setting.pdf 1J AppNote 101 - Motor Setting Download Button View PDF
PDF Application Note vxm_1j_auxillary_connections.pdf 1J AppNote 102 - Auxillary Connections Download Button View PDF
PDF Application Note vxm_1j_clearing_memory.pdf 1J AppNote 103 - Clearing Memory Download Button View PDF
Type File Name Description Download View
PDF Motor Wiring Diagram.pdf Motor Wiring Diagram Download Button View PDF

VRO             -      Encoder ReadOut
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  • Software
  • Drivers
  • Code Examples
  • Troubleshooting
  • Users Manual / Quickstarts
  • Application Notes
  • Wiring Diagrams / CAD Files
Downloads Description Version
COSMOS™ (with auto installer) Download COSMOS with installer Computer Optimized Stepper Motor Operating System with the installer 3.1.6
COSMOS (stand alone-no installer) COSMOS stand alone Computer Optimized Stepper Motor Operating System without the installer 3.1.6
Operating System Description Access
Universal Web page with access to the cable drivers for various operating systems so that the application software can access the USB as a standard COM port. Download Button

No code examples for VRO Readout at this time.

Downloads Description Version
Serial Port Diagnostics Download for Diagnostics Diagnostics for driver issues 3.1.0
Type File Name Description Download View
PDF VRO Spec Sheet.pdf Overview of the VRO with specifications Download Button View PDF
PDF VRO Quick Start Guide.pdf Basic set-up and run for the VRO Download Button View PDF
PDF VRO Reference Manual.pdf Detailed specifications, usage instructions and care and maintenance. Download Button View PDF

 

No application notes for the VRO Readout available at this time.