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APPN0050 - Using Ethernet Communications Watchdog (pdf)
The communication watchdog monitors the state of the Ethernet connection. If a break in connectivity is detected and lasts for a certain period, an action can be automatically triggered. This allows a managed shutdown of the drive’s motion in the event of communication loss.

APPN0048 - Using Python to Stream Commands (zip)
How to use the popular programming language Python to control one or more axes of stepper and servo motors using SCL commands.

APPN0046 - EtherNet/IP for Add-On Instructions for RSLogix (zip)
A set of AOIs for controlling Applied Motion Stepper and Servo drives from Rockwell CompactLogix PLCs using implicit messaging. A user guide, an example CompactLogix program, and the AOI files are included in the zip file.

APPN0042 - EtherCAT Connection Guide for Omron NJ Series PLC (pdf)
How to use Omron NJ Series host software Sysmac Studio to connect and control an Applied Motion Products SSxx-EC-D StepSERVO Drive and Motor via an EtherCAT network connection.

APPN0041 - BCD Inputs in Q Programming (zip)
How to read digital inputs on your Q drive as BCD numbers for creating a simple state machine. An example Q program is included in the zip file with the Application Note.

APPN0040 - Hard-Stop Homing with StepSERVO and SV200 (pdf)
How to use the HS (Hard-Stop Homing) command, as well as other associated SCL commands, that are used for the hard-stop homing process supported on the StepSERVO and SV200 products only. This method of homing does not require an external sensor and functions by sensing a pre-defined current threshold value.

APPN0039 - EtherCAT Connection Guide for Trio MC4N Controller (pdf)
How to use Trio EtherCAT host software _Motion Perfect_ to connect and control an Applied Motion Products SSxx-EC-D StepSERVO Drive and Motor via an EtherCAT network connection.

APPN0038 - EtherCAT Connection Guide for Beckhoff TwinCAT 2 (pdf)
How to use Beckhoff EtherCAT host software TwinCAT 2 to connect and control and Applied Motion Products SSxx-EC-D StepSERVO Drive and Motor via an EtherCAT network connection.

APPN0037 - Modbus TCP from Pro-face HMI (zip)
How to command and control an Applied Motion drive or integrated motor from a Proface touchscreen HMI using Modbus TCP communications. Sample project and detailed instructions included.

APPN0035 - ServoSET Drive Setup with Quick Tuner (pdf)
Information about preselected, preconfigured servo systems available for purchase under one part number. Detailed instructions on how to modify servo drive settings, wire Step & Dir signals, select the proper accessories, and more.

APPN0034 - Modbus/RTU from Proface HMI with Q (zip)
How to command and control an Applied Motion integrated step motor from a Proface GP4201 Touchscreen HMI using Modbus/RTU communication protocol and Q programming. Sample project and detailed instructions included.

APPN0033 - Modbus/RTU from Automation Direct HMI (zip)
How to command and control an Applied Motion integrated step motor from an Automation Direct C-more EA1-6TCL HMI using Modbus/RTU communication protocol. Sample project for C-more programming software and detailed instructions included.

APPN0032 - Modbus/RTU from Panasonic PLC (zip)
How to command and control an Applied Motion integrated step motor from a Panasonic AFPX‐C14R PLC using Modbus/RTU communication protocol. Sample project for FPWIN GR programming software and detailed instructions included.

APPN0030 - Modbus/RTU from Beijer Electronics HMI (zip)
How to command and control an Applied Motion integrated step motor from a Beijer Electronics iX T7A HMI using Modbus/RTU communication protocol. Sample project for iX Developer 2.0 software and detailed instructions included.

APPN0029 - Modbus/RTU from Proface HMI (zip)
How to command and control an Applied Motion integrated step motor from a Proface GP4201 Touchscreen HMI using Modbus/RTU communication protocol. Sample project and detailed instructions included.

APPN0027 - Modbus/RTU from Automation Direct PLC (zip)
How to command and control an Applied Motion integrated step motor from an AutomationDirect PLC using the Modbus communication protocol. Sample PLC code and detailed instructions included. Also includes instructions and sample code for an AutomationDirect C-more touch panel HMI.

APPN0026 - LabVIEW Communication for Streaming Commands (zip)
LabVIEW sample files and description for interfacing with Ethernet and Serial servo/stepper drives and integrated steppers.

APPN0025 - SCL Configuration (pdf)
Procedure for configuring a new drive without the use of ST Configurator software.

APPN0024 - AOIs for RSLogix 5000 (zip)
Procedure to create a new RSLogix5000 project using Add-On Instructions (AOI) to command an Applied Motion Products EtherNet/IP drive.

APPN0023 - MicroLogix to EtherNet/IP Drive (zip)
Procedure to setup and interface an Applied Motion Products EtherNet/IP drive to an Allen Bradley® MicroLogix PLC.

APPN0022 - CompactLogix to EtherNet/IP Drive (zip)
Procedure to setup and interface an Applied Motion Products EtherNet/IP drive to an Allen Bradley® CompactLogix PLC.

APPN0020 - Maple Systems with Ethernet Drive (zip)
Basic setup procedure for configuring a Maple Systems Graphic HMI interface with an Applied Motion Products drive running a Q program.

APPN0019 - Analog Positioning Using Q Program (zip)
Analog positioning is a fairly advanced motion control technique. This app note uses a Q program to smoothly control a motor over a stroke of arbitrary length.

APPN0018 - EZ-Series Touchpanel HMI (zip)
Key steps to integrating one or more Applied Motion drives with an EZ Series Touchpanel HMI from EZ Automation.net.

APPN0017 - Wiring Integral Holding Brakes (pdf)
How to wire the integral holding brake of an M series servo motor to the digital output of an Applied Motion servo drive.

APPN0016- Simple 25 Pin Mating Connections (pdf)
Quick and simple connection solutions for the DB-25 I/O connectors used on many of our drives.

APPN0015 - Make a Serial Programming Cable (pdf)
How to wire an RS-232 serial programming cable for your Applied Motion Products programmable drive in the field.

J series motor bearing life data (pdf)
This paper helps you to understand the lifespan of J series servo motors and the factors that will affect the life of these motors.

Transition M to J Series Servo Motors (pdf)
Considerations for switching from M Series servo motors to J Series servo motors.