Use MotionLab to configure a BEI Kimco voice coil actuator connected to an Ingenia Digital Servo Drive,
MotionLab allows for:
- Detection of compatible servo drives connected to the software network
- Connection to one servo drive for configuration, tuning and testing
- Configuration and testing of different motion modes (position, velocity, torque, etc.)
- Program stand-alone macros
- Many other motion control related features
Minimum computer requirements to run MotionLab software are:
- Microsoft Windows OS version XP, Vista, W7 or W8
- At least 100MB of free disk space
- USB or Serial COM port for controller serial connection
- CAN port for CAN connection [optional]
- .NET framework 4.0
In order to install and run the MotionLab software, you must have Administrator privileges (for installation).
After installing the MotionLab software on your computer, you can run the application from your Start > Programs menu.
To ensure that you are using the latest version of MotionLab, please download the software from the Ingenia website.
Installing the USB Driver
USB driver is now integrated to MotionLab.
Before you connect your Pluto Servo Drive to a computer running Microsoft Windows, you should install its drivers:
- Download the USB driver for Win XP, VISTA, W7 and W8.
- Open the .ZIP archive and extract the files in a folder.
- Connect a USB cable to the Pluto Servo Drive.
- The first time you connect a Pluto Servo Drive, Windows will ask you for the necessary drivers.
- Select 'Browse my computer for driver software'.
- Choose the folder where you saved them before.
- If this window does not show up automatically, go directly to the Device Manager to install the driver manually. Right click the Ingenia USB Controller and select "Update Driver Software".
After installing the drivers, if you go to your computer’s Device Manager and expand the “Ports (COM & LPT)” list, you should see the Ingenia USB driver installed:
You must have a USB cable connected to the Pluto Servo Drive and have the power supply switched on, otherwise the drivers will not show up in the Device Manager screen.
Windows 8 Installation
“A digitally signed driver is required” and “The driver installation failed” are a few of the error prompts you may have come across when attempting to install the drivers on Windows 8.
Follow these steps to install the USB driver.
- Bring up the Charms Bar, and click Settings
- Then, go to General, and scroll to the bottom of the page, click the Restart Now button under the Advanced Startup section.
- The computer will reboot: Go to Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Startup Settings and click Restart.
- The PC will now restart, and upon startup you will be given different options to chose from. Hit 7 on your keyboard to boot into Windows 8 with the driver signature check disabled.
- You should now be able to install the USB driver.