1.0 Software Utility Program Overview
Nippon Pulse has made three Windows GUI programs available for use with the Commander core series. These are available via download from our website.
The Commander Control Utility is a basic Windows GUI program that serves two main functions:
(1) Provides a shortcut to every ASCII command to assist in testing and troubleshooting the setup of the Commander core and your own interface code.
(2) Allows you to test, program, compile, download and debug the controller using the standalone language.
More information about and downloads for the Commander Control Utility are avelable below in this manual.
The Nippon Pulse Terminal Utility is intended for advanced users. It works with all Nippon Pulse controllers. It has three main functions:
(1) Terminal mode allows for quick testing of individual ASCII commands. It also shows total cycle timing of each ASCII command.
(2) ASCII Programs allows the creation of ASCII programs to test of the proposed code.
(3) Auto Control Programs provides the ability to write scripts that fully control of the terminal utility, including running of ASCII programs and logging the results.
More information about and downloads for the Nippon Pulse Terminal Utility are avelable at this link.
The Nippon Pulse Builder Utility is intended for all users. It is a low code/ no code program builder with three main function:
More information about and downloads for the Nippon Pulse Builder Utility are avelable at this link.
- The various status and configuration screens make configuring the inputs, outputs, and limits easy.
- The status of alarms and other signals can be triggered or cleared for each axis.
- Each axis can be enabled and controlled using a jog or other move commands.
- All homing routines can be accessed and run from the utility software.
- The Standalone Control window supports standalone program code generation, compiling, downloading, and storing.
- The echo monitor allows you to see the exact format and timing of commands sent and received from the Commander.
Both ASCII and standalone commands are accessible in the Commander Control Utility software environment.
A copy of the Commander Control Software does not ship with the Commander products but can be downloaded from this link.
This chapter is broken into the following sections and subsections;
- Main Display
- System Windows
- Echo Command Viewer
- Status Windows
- Motor Status
- Encoder Status
- Soft Limit Status
- Control Windows
- Axis Control
- Standalone Control
- Buffer Control
- Manual Pulse Generator (MPG) Control
- Joystick Control
- Input/Output Windows
- Digital I/O
- Analog Inputs
- Configurable I/O
- PCL Registers
- CMD Test
- CMD-4CR Manual
- Software Manual
- Command Referance Manual
- Development Kit Manual
- CMD-4EX-SA Manual
- Basic Navigation
- Screen Details
- Service Modes