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This PowerPoint presentation explains the differences between different types of servo motor feedback devices, including:

  • The differences between absolute and incremental devices.
  • The differences between analog and digital devices.
  • Typical applications for various devices.
  • How to choose the best feedback device for your specific application.
  • How the devices affect servo system performance.

If you suspect that you're experiencing EMC issues, this is a method used to identify intermittent communication failures on Hiperface DSL®.

Step 1 - Enable the Counter

The first thing to do is to enable logging certain events within the Workbench terminal.

DRV.MEMADDR DSL.EnableDslFaultCounter
DRV.MEMDATA

Step 2 - Run the Script

Paste the following into a Workbench Macro and run it.