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PDF Content Summary: MagneMover LITE Configurator User Manual Although every effort is made to keep this manual accurate and up to date, MagneMotion® assumes no responsibility for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies. Information that is provided in this manual is subject to change without notice. Any sample code that is referenced in this manual or included with MagneMotion software is included for illustration only and is, therefore, unsupported. MagneMotion®, MagneMover®, QuickStick®, MMLTM, MM LITETM, and SYNC ITTM are trademarks or registered trademarks of MagneMotion, a Rockwell Automation Company. Rockwell Automation® is a registered trademark of Rockwell Automation, Inc. Microsoft® and Windows® are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. EtherNet/IPTM and CIPTM are trademarks of ODVA®, Inc. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners. This product is protected under one or more U.S. and International patents. 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Printed in the U.S.A. 2 MagneMotion Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Contents Figures ................................................................................................................. 9 Tables................................................................................................................. 13 Changes Overview............................................................................................................................15 Rev. A ..........................................................................................................................15 Rev. B ..........................................................................................................................15 Ver. 03 .........................................................................................................................16 About This Manual............................................................................................ 17 Overview............................................................................................................................17 Purpose.........................................................................................................................17 Audience ......................................................................................................................17 Prerequisites.................................................................................................................17 MagneMotion Documentation ...........................................................................................18 Manual Conventions ....................................................................................................18 Notes, Safety Notices, and Symbols............................................................................19 Notes ......................................................................................................................19 Safety Notices ........................................................................................................19 Symbol Identification ............................................................................................20 Manual Structure..........................................................................................................21 Related Documentation................................................................................................21 Contact Information ...........................................................................................................22 1 Introduction Overview............................................................................................................................23 MagneMover LITE Configurator Overview......................................................................24 Transport System Components Overview .........................................................................25 Transport System Software Overview...............................................................................26 Getting Started with the MagneMover LITE Configurator ...............................................28 2 Using the MagneMover LITE Configurator Overview............................................................................................................................31 Install the MagneMover LITE Configurator .....................................................................32 MagneMover LITE Configurator User Manual 3 Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Contents Run the MagneMover LITE Configurator.........................................................................36 Track Layout File Overview..............................................................................................39 Required Track Layout File Elements .........................................................................39 Optional Track Layout File Elements..........................................................................39 Create and Save Track Layout Files ..................................................................................41 Create a New Track Layout File..................................................................................41 Save a New Track Layout File ....................................................................................41 Edit an Existing Track Layout File....................................................................................43 Node Controller Configuration File Overview..................................................................45 Required Node Controller Configuration File Elements .............................................45 Optional Node Controller Configuration File Elements..............................................46 Create and Save Node Controller Configuration Files ......................................................47 Create a New Node Controller Configuration File......................................................47 Save a New Node Controller Configuration File.........................................................47 Edit an Existing Node Controller Configuration Files ......................................................49 Upload the Node Controller Configuration File ................................................................51 3 Transport System Layout Overview............................................................................................................................53 Track Layout......................................................................................................................54 Graphical Editing ...............................................................................................................56 Layout Guides..............................................................................................................56 Positioning Symbols ....................................................................................................57 Layout the Motors and Switches .......................................................................................58 Place Motors and Switches ..........................................................................................58 Define the LSM Sync Option Motors..........................................................................59 Place Sync Controllers.................................................................................................60 Locate and Define the Nodes.............................................................................................61 Manual Node Placement..............................................................................................61 Automatic Node Placement .........................................................................................62 Identify Direction of Forward Motion ...............................................................................64 Locate the Precision Locators............................................................................................65 Define Vehicles (Pucks) ....................................................................................................66 Locate System Legs ...........................................................................................................67 Dimension the Layout........................................................................................................68 Add Descriptive Text.........................................................................................................69 Define Node Controllers....................................................................................................71 Define Ethernet Hardware .................................................................................................72 Define Ethernet Switches.............................................................................................72 Define Ethernet Connections .......................................................................................73 Editing the Layout .............................................................................................................74 Editing Functions .........................................................................................................74 Copy Layout Elements...........................................................................................74 Delete Layout Elements.........................................................................................74 Generate Configuration Files.............................................................................................75 Create PDF Files..........................................................................................................75 Create Bitmap Image Files ..........................................................................................76 4 MagneMotion Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Contents Automatically Place Nodes..........................................................................................77 Automatically Create the Node Controller Configuration File ...................................78 Clear Path Indications..................................................................................................81 4 Transport System Configuration Overview............................................................................................................................83 Configuration Tree.............................................................................................................84 Configure Global Settings .................................................................................................85 Set EtherNet/IP for a PLC .................................................................................................88 Defining HLC Control Groups ..........................................................................................90 Master/Slave HLC Control Groups .............................................................................90 Configuring HLC Control Groups...............................................................................91 Connecting Control Groups with Gateway Nodes ......................................................93 Vehicle ID Management ..............................................................................................93 Startup Considerations .................................................................................................94 Vehicle Master HLC Start or Restart.....................................................................94 Vehicle Slave HLC Start or Restart.......................................................................94 Cautions .......................................................................................................................95 System Startup .......................................................................................................95 Vehicle ID Range Minimum and Maximum .........................................................95 Terminus Node Vehicle ID Assignment................................................................95 Create and Edit Paths.........................................................................................................96 Create a Path ................................................................................................................96 Edit a Path....................................................................................................................97 Define and Edit Motors and Vehicles..............................................................................100 View and Edit Motor Default Parameters..................................................................100 Define Vehicle Defaults.......................................................................................102 Define Motor Defaults .........................................................................................104 Define a Motor...........................................................................................................106 Edit a Motor ...............................................................................................................108 Configure Keepout Areas ....................................................................................110 Create and Edit Nodes .....................................................................................................112 Create a Node.............................................................................................................112 Edit a Node ................................................................................................................113 Node Types ................................................................................................................114 Simple Node ........................................................................................................114 Relay Node ..........................................................................................................116 Terminus Node ....................................................................................................118 Gateway Node......................................................................................................120 Merge Node .........................................................................................................123 Diverge Node .......................................................................................................125 Merge-Diverge Node ...........................................................................................127 Define and Edit Node Controllers ...................................................................................129 Define a Node Controller...........................................................................................129 Edit a Node Controller...............................................................................................130 Create and Edit Stations...................................................................................................134 Create a Station..........................................................................................................134 MagneMover LITE Configurator User Manual 5 Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Contents Edit a Station..............................................................................................................135 View All Stations.......................................................................................................137 Create and Edit Single Vehicle Areas..............................................................................138 Create a Single Vehicle Area.....................................................................................138 Edit a Single Vehicle Area.........................................................................................139 Define and Edit E-Stops ..................................................................................................142 Define an E-Stop........................................................................................................142 Edit an E-Stop............................................................................................................143 Define and Edit Interlocks ...............................................................................................145 Define an Interlock ....................................................................................................145 Edit an Interlock.........................................................................................................146 Define and Edit Light Stacks ...........................................................................................148 Define a Light Stack ..................................................................................................148 Edit a Light Stack ......................................................................................................149 Editing Functions .............................................................................................................152 Copy Configuration Properties ..................................................................................152 Add Configuration Elements .....................................................................................153 Delete Configuration Elements..................................................................................153 Options.............................................................................................................................154 Station Insert Mode....................................................................................................154 Select the Station Insert Mode .............................................................................154 Show Per Motor Control Loop Parameters................................................................156 Show Per Motor Control Loop Parameters..........................................................156 Use Advanced Parameters .........................................................................................157 Show Advanced Parameters ................................................................................157 Create and Edit Simulated Vehicles ..........................................................................158 Show Simulated Vehicles ....................................................................................158 Create a Simulated Vehicle..................................................................................158 Edit a Simulated Vehicle .....................................................................................159 European Number Formatting ...................................................................................162 Show European Number Formatting ...................................................................162 Create the Track File..................................................................................................163 5 UI Reference Overview..........................................................................................................................165 Window Layout ...............................................................................................................166 Window Behavior ......................................................................................................166 User Interface Features ....................................................................................................167 Dialog Boxes..............................................................................................................167 Messages....................................................................................................................167 Dialog Box and Window Elements ...........................................................................168 Window and Dialog Box Reference ................................................................................170 Main Window ............................................................................................................170 System Layout .................................................................................................................172 Layout Menu Bar .......................................................................................................172 File .......................................................................................................................173 Edit.......................................................................................................................173 6 MagneMotion Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Contents Action...................................................................................................................174 Export...................................................................................................................174 Global Settings...........................................................................................................175 Layout Area ...............................................................................................................178 Configuration...................................................................................................................179 Configurator Menu Bar..............................................................................................179 File .......................................................................................................................180 Edit.......................................................................................................................180 Options.................................................................................................................181 Help......................................................................................................................181 Shortcut Menus ..........................................................................................................182 Add Shortcut Menu..............................................................................................182 Edit Shortcut Menu..............................................................................................182 Insert Shortcut Menu ...........................................................................................182 Copy Shortcut Menu............................................................................................183 Global Settings...........................................................................................................184 PLC EtherNet/IP Settings ..........................................................................................188 HLC Control Group Settings .....................................................................................190 Paths...........................................................................................................................191 Motors........................................................................................................................193 Motor Defaults .....................................................................................................193 Vehicle.................................................................................................................195 Motor ...................................................................................................................196 Control Loop Parameters .....................................................................................198 Advanced Parameters ..........................................................................................199 Keepout Areas......................................................................................................200 Motor #n in Path n ...............................................................................................201 Stations.......................................................................................................................202 Single Vehicle Areas .................................................................................................203 Simulated Vehicles ....................................................................................................204 Nodes .........................................................................................................................205 Simple Node ........................................................................................................206 Relay Node ..........................................................................................................206 Terminus Node ....................................................................................................207 Gateway Node......................................................................................................208 Merge Node .........................................................................................................210 Diverge Node .......................................................................................................211 Merge-Diverge Node ...........................................................................................212 Node Controllers........................................................................................................213 Light Stacks ...............................................................................................................215 All Stations ................................................................................................................217 6 Troubleshooting Overview..........................................................................................................................219 MagneMover LITE Configurator Troubleshooting.........................................................220 MagneMover LITE Configurator User Manual 7 Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Contents Appendix Overview..........................................................................................................................221 File Maintenance..............................................................................................................222 Backup Files ..............................................................................................................222 Creating Backup Files................................................................................................222 Restoring from Backup Files .....................................................................................222 Additional Documentation...............................................................................................223 Release Notes.............................................................................................................223 Upgrade Procedure ....................................................................................................223 Transport System Limits..................................................................................................224 Glossary ........................................................................................................... 225 Index ................................................................................................................ 231 8 MagneMotion Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Figures 1-1 Simplified View of MagneMover LITE Transport System Components ...................25 1-2 Simplified View of Transport System Software Organization ...................................26 2-1 MagneMotion Configurator Tool Installer .................................................................32 2-2 .NET Installation Alert ...............................................................................................32 2-3 MagneMotion Configurator Tool Installation Setup ..................................................33 2-4 MagneMotion Configurator Tool Installation Confirmation ......................................34 2-5 MagneMotion Configurator Tool Installation Progress ..............................................34 2-6 MagneMotion Configurator Tool Installation Complete ............................................35 2-7 MagneMotion ML Configurator Tool Icon ................................................................36 2-8 MagneMover LITE Configurator ...............................................................................36 2-9 System Layout Pane Expanded ...................................................................................37 2-10 Configuration Properties Pane Expanded ...................................................................38 2-11 Save As Track Layout File Dialog .............................................................................41 2-12 Document Information Dialog ....................................................................................42 2-13 Load Track Layout File Dialog ..................................................................................43 2-14 Exit MagneMotion Configurator Confirmation Message ...........................................44 2-15 New Configuration Confirmation Message ................................................................47 2-16 Save XML Configuration File Dialog ........................................................................48 2-17 Open XML Configuration File Dialog .......................................................................49 2-18 Load Node Configuration – XML Read Error ............................................................50 2-19 Exit MagneMotion Configurator Confirmation Message ...........................................50 2-20 Node Controller Web Interface – Configuration Files Page .......................................51 2-21 Node Controller Web Interface – Configuration File Upload Successful ..................52 3-1 System Layout Pane with Existing Track Layout ......................................................54 3-2 MagneMover LITE Configurator – System Layout Pane ..........................................56 3-3 Track Layout – Snapping Symbol Into Position .........................................................57 3-4 Track Layout – Repositioning Symbol .......................................................................57 3-5 Track Layout – Place Motors ......................................................................................58 3-6 Define Motors Using the LSM Sync Option ..............................................................59 3-7 Define SYNC-IT Controllers ......................................................................................60 3-8 Define Nodes ..............................................................................................................61 3-9 Node Type Selection Dialog .......................................................................................62 3-10 Identify Direction of Forward Motion ........................................................................64 3-11 Define Precision Locator Locations ...........................................................................65 3-12 Define Puck Type and Quantity ..................................................................................66 MagneMover LITE Configurator User Manual 9 Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Figures 3-13 Define System Legs ....................................................................................................67 3-14 Dimensioning the Track Layout .................................................................................68 3-15 Adding Text to the Track Layout ...............................................................................69 3-16 Text Style Editor .........................................................................................................70 3-17 Define Node Controllers .............................................................................................71 3-18 Define Ethernet Hardware ..........................................................................................72 3-19 Define Ethernet Connections ......................................................................................73 3-20 PDF Exporter Dialog Box ...........................................................................................75 3-21 BMP Creation Alert ....................................................................................................76 3-22 Node Selected to Start Automatic Node Placement ...................................................77 3-23 Nodes Placed Automatically .......................................................................................77 3-24 Node Selected to Start Automatic Configuration .......................................................78 3-25 Node Placed and Selected to Start Automatic Node Placement .................................79 3-26 Track Layout Showing Path Indicators ......................................................................79 4-1 Global Settings Page ...................................................................................................85 4-2 Global Settings Page with Advanced Parameters .......................................................87 4-3 PLC EtherNet/IP Settings Page ..................................................................................88 4-4 HLC Control Group Page ...........................................................................................91 4-5 HLC Control Group Example .....................................................................................92 4-6 Path Overview .............................................................................................................96 4-7 Configuration Tree with Paths Selected .....................................................................97 4-8 Add a Path ...................................................................................................................97 4-9 Path Details Page with Advanced Parameters ............................................................98 4-10 Configuration Tree Expanded with Motors Selected ...............................................100 4-11 Configuration Tree Expanded with Motor Defaults Selected ..................................101 4-12 Motor Defaults Page .................................................................................................101 4-13 Vehicle Length in Curves .........................................................................................103 4-14 MM LITE Motor Types ............................................................................................104 4-15 Configuration Tree Expanded with Motors Shown ..................................................107 4-16 Configuration Tree Showing Motor Added ..............................................................108 4-17 Motor Details Page ...................................................................................................109 4-18 Keepout Area, Downstream Vehicle Motion ...........................................................110 4-19 Keepout Area, Upstream Vehicle Motion ................................................................111 4-20 Configuration Tree with Nodes Selected ..................................................................112 4-21 Add a Node ...............................................................................................................112 4-22 New (Undefined) Node Page ....................................................................................113 4-23 Simple Node, Top View ...........................................................................................114 4-24 Simple Node Properties ............................................................................................115 4-25 Simple Node Example ..............................................................................................115 4-26 Relay Node, Top View .............................................................................................116 4-27 Relay Node Properties ..............................................................................................116 4-28 Relay Node Example ................................................................................................117 4-29 Terminus Node, Top View .......................................................................................118 4-30 Terminus Node Properties ........................................................................................118 4-31 Terminus Node Example ..........................................................................................119 4-32 Gateway Node, Top View ........................................................................................120 10 MagneMotion Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Figures 4-33 Gateway Node Properties .........................................................................................121 4-34 Gateway Node Example ...........................................................................................122 4-35 Merge Node, Top View ............................................................................................123 4-36 Merge Node Properties .............................................................................................123 4-37 Merge Node Example ...............................................................................................124 4-38 Diverge Node, Top View ..........................................................................................125 4-39 Diverge Node Properties ...........................................................................................125 4-40 Diverge Node Example .............................................................................................126 4-41 Merge-Diverge Node, Top View ..............................................................................127 4-42 Merge-Diverge Node Properties ...............................................................................127 4-43 Merge-Diverge Node Example .................................................................................128 4-44 Configuration Tree with Node Controllers Selected ................................................129 4-45 Add a Node Controller ..............................................................................................130 4-46 New (Undefined) Node Controller Page ..................................................................130 4-47 Node Controller Example using Serial Motors .........................................................132 4-48 Node Controller Example using Ethernet Motors ....................................................133 4-49 Configuration Tree with Stations Selected ...............................................................134 4-50 Add a Station ............................................................................................................135 4-51 Station Page ..............................................................................................................136 4-52 Station Example ........................................................................................................137 4-53 All Stations List ........................................................................................................137 4-54 Single Vehicle Area ..................................................................................................138 4-55 Configuration Tree with Single Vehicle Areas Selected ..........................................139 4-56 Add a Single Vehicle Area .......................................................................................139 4-57 Single Vehicle Area Page .........................................................................................140 4-58 Single Vehicle Area Example – Downstream ..........................................................141 4-59 Single Vehicle Area Example – Upstream ...............................................................141 4-60 Adding an E-Stop to a Path .......................................................................................143 4-61 Editing an E-Stop on a Path ......................................................................................144 4-62 Adding an Interlock to a Path ...................................................................................146 4-63 Editing an Interlock on a Path ...................................................................................147 4-64 Configuration Tree with Light Stacks Selected ........................................................149 4-65 Add a Light Stack .....................................................................................................149 4-66 New (Undefined) Light Stack Page ..........................................................................150 4-67 Light Stack Example .................................................................................................151 4-68 Transport System Light Stack Example ...................................................................151 4-69 Station Insert Mode Option Selected ........................................................................154 4-70 Station Insert Modes .................................................................................................155 4-71 Show Per Motor Control Loop Parameters Option Selected ....................................156 4-72 Show Advanced Parameters Option Selected ...........................................................157 4-73 Show Simulated Vehicles Option Selected ..............................................................158 4-74 Configuration Tree with Simulated Vehicles Selected .............................................159 4-75 Add a Simulated Vehicle ..........................................................................................159 4-76 Simulated Vehicle Page ............................................................................................160 4-77 Simulated Vehicle Example ......................................................................................161 4-78 Number Formatting Conventions .............................................................................162 4-79 European Number Formatting Option Selected ........................................................162 MagneMover LITE Configurator User Manual 11 Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Figures 4-80 Save Track File As Dialog ........................................................................................163 5-1 Window Layout ........................................................................................................166 5-2 Dialog Box Example .................................................................................................167 5-3 Message Examples ....................................................................................................168 5-4 Checkbox Example ...................................................................................................168 5-5 Drop-Down Menu Examples ....................................................................................168 5-6 Text and Display Field Example ..............................................................................169 5-7 Button Example ........................................................................................................169 5-8 MagneMover LITE Configurator Main Window Overview ....................................170 5-9 System Layout Pane ..................................................................................................172 5-10 Layout Menu Bar ......................................................................................................172 5-11 System Layout Menus ..............................................................................................173 5-12 System Layout Global Settings .................................................................................175 5-13 System Layout Area ..................................................................................................178 5-14 Configuration Tree and Configuration Pane .............................................................179 5-15 Configurator Menu Bar .............................................................................................179 5-16 Configurator Menus ..................................................................................................180 5-17 About MagneMotion Configurator Message ............................................................181 5-18 Configurator Shortcut Menus ...................................................................................182 5-19 Global Settings Page with Advanced Parameters .....................................................184 5-20 PLC EtherNet/IP Settings Page ................................................................................188 5-21 HLC Control Group Settings Page ...........................................................................190 5-22 Path Details Page ......................................................................................................191 5-23 Motor Defaults Page .................................................................................................194 5-24 Side View of Halbach Array, 1 Cycle, 3 Poles .........................................................195 5-25 Vehicle and Magnet Array ........................................................................................195 5-26 Motor Page ................................................................................................................201 5-27 Stations Page .............................................................................................................202 5-28 Single Vehicle Areas Page ........................................................................................203 5-29 Simulated Vehicles Page ..........................................................................................204 5-30 Node Page .................................................................................................................205 5-31 Simple Node Properties ............................................................................................206 5-32 Relay Node Properties ..............................................................................................206 5-33 Terminus Node Properties ........................................................................................207 5-34 Gateway Node Properties .........................................................................................208 5-35 Merge Node Properties .............................................................................................210 5-36 Diverge Node Properties ...........................................................................................211 5-37 Merge-Diverge Node Properties ...............................................................................212 5-38 Node Controllers Page ..............................................................................................213 5-39 Light Stack Page .......................................................................................................215 5-40 All Stations Configuration Tree Category ................................................................217 12 MagneMotion Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Tables 4-1 Configuration Tree Overview .....................................................................................84 6-1 Initial MagneMover LITE Configurator Troubleshooting .......................................220 A-1 MagneMotion Transport System Limits ...................................................................224 A-2 MagneMotion Transport System Motion Limits ......................................................224 MagneMover LITE Configurator User Manual 13 Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Tables This page intentionally left blank. 14 MagneMotion Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Changes Overview This manual is changed as required to keep it accurate and up to date to provide the most com- plete documentation possible for the MagneMover® LITE Configurator. This section provides a brief description of each significant change. NOTE: Distribution of this manual and all addendums and attachments is not controlled. To identify the current revision, contact MagneMotion® Customer Support. Rev. AInitial release to support MMConfigTool.exe Version 4.0.16, which replaces MM_Config.exe. Rev. BRevised to support MMConfigTool Version 4.3.4. Added the following: • In Chapter 3, Transport System Layout, added Locate the Precision Locators. • In Chapter 4, Transport System Configuration, added Show Per Motor Control Loop Parameters, European Number Formatting, and Create the Track File. • In Chapter 5, UI Reference, added new options (PLC EtherNet/IP Settings – PLC Host Disconnect Action, Motors –Integrator Always On). Updated the following: • Changed logo to ‘A Rockwell Automation Company’ version. • All figures to show the latest version of the User Interface (UI). • Trademark and copyright information. • In the About This Manual chapter, the list of Related Documentation. • In Chapter 1, Introduction, updated the Transport System Software Overview to include the Virtual Scope. MagneMover LITE Configurator User Manual 15 Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Changes • In Chapter 4, Transport System Configuration, updated the sections on Defining HLC Control Groups and the Gateway Node for clarity. Updated the section on Define and Edit Motors and Vehicles to include greater detail. Updated the section on Create and Edit Single Vehicle Areas with additional examples. Updated the sections on Define and Edit Light Stacks and Create and Edit Simulated Vehicles in the Transport System Configuration chapter for clarity. • In Chapter 5, UI Reference, updated the Motor Defaults section for clarity and added a section for individual motors. Removed the following: • All references to the standard node controller (replaced by the NC-12 node controller). Support for the standard node controller, including software, spare parts, technical support, and service continues to be available. • All references to software distribution on CD-ROM. Removed Create the Track File from the Transport System Layout chapter. • All references to unsupported options (Global Settings – Node Look Ahead Count and Startup Stations) from the UI Reference chapter. Ver. 03Revised to support MMConfigTool Version 13.0.1. Added the following: • In Chapter 3, Transport System Layout, added Define Node Controllers and Define Ethernet Hardware. • In Chapter 4, Transport System Configuration, added additional options to Set Ether- Net/IP for a PLC. • In Chapter 5, UI Reference, added additional icons for System Layout, added addi- tional options to PLC EtherNet/IP Settings, added Ethernet support for Paths, and added Ethernet node connections for Node Controllers. Updated the following: • The revision from alpha (Rev. C) to numeric (Ver. 03). • All figures to show the latest version of the User Interface (UI). • Trademark and copyright information. • The structure of these changes descriptions. • In the About This Manual chapter, the Customer Support contact information. • In Chapter 4, Transport System Configuration, updated Configure Global Settings descriptions and updated Create and Edit Paths to support Ethernet motors. Updated Define and Edit Motors and Vehicles, Define and Edit Node Controllers, and Create and Edit Single Vehicle Areas descriptions. • In Chapter 5, UI Reference, updated the description of Keepout Areas. • The Glossary and Index. 16 MagneMotion Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 About This Manual Overview This section provides information about the use of this manual, including the manual struc- ture, related documentation, format conventions, and safety conventions. PurposeThis manual explains how to use the MagneMover® LITE Configurator (Configurator) to cre- ate and modify the Node Controller Configuration File to define the MagneMover LITE (MM LITETM) transport system. Creation and maintenance of the graphical representation of the sys- tem in the Track Layout File, which is used to generate the Node Controller Configuration File (Configuration File), is also covered. This manual is not intended to provide a design guide for the installation, or a reference for the operation of a MagneMotion MM LITE transport system. Use this manual in combination with the other manuals and documentation that accompanies the transport system to install, configure, test, and operate an MM LITE transport system. Training is available from Magne- Motion that provides additional instruction in the use of the Configurator. Audience This manual is intended for all users of MagneMover LITE transport systems who install, configure, and maintain the Node Controller Configuration File and the Track Layout File for the system. Prerequisites The information and procedures that are provided in this manual assume the following: • Basic familiarity with general-purpose computers and with the Windows® operating system. • Complete design specifications, including the physical layout of the transport system, are available. • All personnel who configure or operate the transport system are properly trained. MagneMover LITE Configurator User Manual 17 Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 About This Manual MagneMotion Documentation The documentation that is provided with the MagneMover LITE transport system includes this manual, which provides complete documentation for the use of the MagneMover LITE Configurator (Configurator). Other manuals in the document set, which are listed in the Related Documentation section, support installation and operation of the transport system. The examples in this manual are included solely for illustrative purposes. Because of the many variables and requirements that are associated with any LSM installation, MagneMotion cannot assume responsibility or liability for actual use that is based on these examples. Manual Conventions The following conventions are used throughout this manual: • Bulleted lists provide information in no specific order, not procedural steps. • Numbered lists provide procedural steps or hierarchical information. • Keyboard keys and key combinations (pressing multiple keys at a time) are shown enclosed in angle brackets. Examples: <F2>, <Enter>, <Ctrl>, <Ctrl-x>. • Dialog box titles or headers are shown in bold type, capitalized exactly as they appear in the software. Example: the Open XML Configuration File dialog box. • Responses to user actions are shown in italics. Example: Motion on all specified paths is enabled. • Selectable menu choices, option titles, function titles, and area or field titles in dialog boxes are shown in bold type and are capitalized exactly as they appear in the soft- ware. Examples: Add to End..., Paths, Path Details, OK. • Dialog Box – A window that solicits a user response. • Click or Left-click – Press and release the left mouse button1. • Right-click – Press and release the right mouse button. • Double-click – Press and release the left mouse button twice in quick succession. • Control-click – Hold down <Ctrl> and press and release the left mouse button. • Click-and-hold – Press down the left mouse button and hold it down while moving the mouse. • Select – Highlight a menu item with the mouse or the tab or arrow keys. • Code Samples – Shown in monospaced text. Example: Paths. 1. Mouse usage terms assume typical ‘right-hand’ mouse configuration. 18 MagneMotion Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 About This Manual • Data Entry – There are several conventions for data entry: • Exact – The text is shown in single quotes. Example: Enter the name ‘Origin’ in the text field. • Variable – The text is shown in italics. Example: Save the file as file_ name.xml. • Numbers – All numbers are assumed to be decimal unless otherwise noted and use the US number format; that is, one thousand = 1,000.00. Non-decimal numbers (binary or hexadecimal) are explicitly stated. • Binary – Followed by 2, for example, 1100 0001 01012, 1111 1111 1111 11112. • Hex – Hexadecimal numbers are preceded by 0x, for example, 0xC15, 0xFFFF. • Measurements – All measurements are SI (International System of Units). The for- mat for dual dimensions is SI_units [English_units]; for example, 250 mm [9.8 in]. • Text in blue is a hyperlink. These links are active when viewing the manual as a PDF. Select a hyperlink to change the manual view to the page of the item referenced. In some cases, the item that is referenced is on the same page, so no change in the view occurs. Notes, Safety Notices, and Symbols Notes, Safety Notices, and Symbols that are used in this manual have specific meanings and formats. Examples of notes, the different types of safety notices and their general meanings, and symbols and their meanings are provided in this section. Adhere to all safety notices pro- vided throughout this manual to achieve safe installation and use. Notes Notes are set apart from other text and provide additional or explanatory information. The text for Notes is in standard type as shown in this section. NOTE: A note provides additional or explanatory information. Safety Notices Safety Notices are set apart from other text. The color of the panel at the top of the notice and the text in the panel indicates the severity of the hazard. The symbol on the left of the notice identifies the type of hazard (see Symbol Identification for symbol descriptions). The text in the message panel identifies the hazard, methods to avoid the hazard, and the consequences of not avoiding the hazard. Examples of the standard safety notices that are used in this manual are provided in this sec- tion. Each example includes a description of the hazard level indicated. MagneMover LITE Configurator User Manual 19 Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 About This Manual DANGER Danger indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury. WARNING Warning indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. CAUTION Caution indicates a hazardous situation, which if not avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury. NOTICE Notice indicates practices that are not related to personal injury that could result in equipment or property damage. Symbol Identification Symbols are used in this manual to identify hazards, mandatory actions, and prohibited actions. The symbols that are used in this manual and their descriptions are provided in this section. Symbol Description General Hazard Alert – Indicates that failure to follow recommended pro- cedures can result in unsafe conditions, which could cause injury or equip- ment damage. Automatic Start Hazard – Indicates the possibility of machinery automati- cally starting or moving, which could cause personal injury. Hazardous Voltage – Indicates that a severe shock hazard is present that could cause personal injury. 20 MagneMotion Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 About This Manual Manual Structure This manual contains the following chapters: • Introduction: Provides an overview of the MagneMover LITE Configurator, which is used to create and modify the Node Controller Configuration File. • Using the MagneMover LITE Configurator: Describes how to install the MagneMover LITE Configurator. Provides step-by-step procedures and examples for creating and editing the Node Controller Configuration File and identifies the other types of files that are used in the transport system. • Transport System Layout: Provides step-by-step procedures and examples for each section of the Track Layout File: motors and switch placement, node placement and identification, identification of forward motion direction, vehicles (pucks), and other features of the transport system. • Transport System Configuration: Provides step-by-step procedures and examples for each section of the Node Controller Configuration File: Global Settings, Paths, Motors, Nodes, Node Controllers, Stations, and other features of the transport system. • UI Reference: Provides an overview of all panes and pages that are displayed through the MagneMover LITE Configurator window and a description of each option on those panes and pages. • Troubleshooting: Provides fault identification and solutions for problems with the MagneMover LITE Configurator. • Appendix: Provides additional information that is related to the MagneMover LITE Configurator and MagneMover LITE transport systems. • Glossary: A list of terms and definitions that are used in this manual and for the trans- port system and its components. • Index: A cross-reference to this manual organized by subject. NOTE: The version of the MagneMover LITE Configurator that is supplied by with the transport system may be newer than the version that is described in this manual (indicated in Changes on page 15). However, all features that are documented in this manual are supported as indicated. Specific builds of the MagneMover LITE Con- figurator may not implement all features that are described in this manual. Related Documentation Before configuring or running the transport system, consult the following documentation: • MagneMover LITE Configurator User Manual, 990000558 (this manual). • Node Controller Interface User Manual, 990000377. • NCHost TCP Interface Utility User Manual, 990000562. MagneMover LITE Configurator User Manual 21 Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 About This Manual • Host Controller TCP/IP Communication Protocol User Manual, 990000436, Host Controller EtherNet/IP Communication Protocol User Manual, 990000437, orMitsubishi PLC TCP/IP Library User Manual, 990000628. • MagneMover LITE User Manual, 990000410. • LSM Synchronization Option User Manual, 990000447. • Virtual Scope Utility User Manual, 990000759. NOTE: Distribution of this manual and all addendums and attachments are not controlled. Changes to the document set or the software can be made at any time. To identify the current revisions or to obtain a current version, contact MagneMotion Customer Support. Contact Information Main Office Customer Support

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22 MagneMotion Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Introduction 1 Overview This chapter provides an overview of the MagneMover® LITE (MM LITETM) Configurator, the transport system hardware and software, and the basic set of tasks for using the Magne- Mover LITE Configurator. This chapter also provides a basic overview of the transport system hardware and software. Additionally, the basic set of tasks that are required to use the MM LITE Configurator to define a MagneMover LITE transport system are described. Use this manual to configure and maintain the Track Layout File and the Node Controller Configuration File. This manual supports: • MagneMover LITE transport systems. Included in this chapter are overviews of: • The MagneMover LITE Configurator. • The transport system components. • The transport system software. • Getting started with the Configurator. MagneMover LITE Configurator User Manual 23 Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Introduction MagneMover LITE Configurator Overview MagneMover LITE Configurator Overview The vided MagneMover by MagneMotionLITE ®Configurator . This application is a Windowsis used to ® create .NET and software edit the application Track Layout that File is pro- and the Node Controller Configuration File (Configuration File) for the transport system. These files use XML to define the parameters for the components in the transport system. The transport system is a configuration of MagneMover LITE linear synchronous motors that are placed end-to-end to form long chains, or paths. These chains are used to move and posi- tion vehicles in a controlled manner at various acceleration/deceleration and velocity profiles while carrying a wide range of payloads with high precision. The transport system consists of the following components at a minimum: • MagneMover LITE motors. • Vehicles (pucks) with magnet arrays. • Node controllers. • Power supplies. • Paths and nodes. • User-supplied host controller (general-purpose computer or PLC). Each of the components of the transport system must be defined in the Node Controller Con- figuration File for proper operation of the transport system. The MagneMover LITE Configu- rator allows creation or editing of the Node Controller Configuration File without having to access the XML directly. NOTE: The Node Controller Configuration File can be viewed, and edited, in various appli- cations such as web browsers, text editors, and XML editors. However, MagneMo- tion recommends using only the MagneMover LITE Configurator to make sure that the file is formatted correctly and contains the correct entries. The MagneMover LITE Configurator provides a graphical interface to define or modify the various elements of the Track Layout File. The Configurator also provides a tree-like structure to define or modify the various sections and elements of the Node Controller Configuration File. 24 MagneMotion Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Introduction Transport System Components Overview Transport System Components Overview This section identifies the components of a MagneMover LITE transport system as shown in Figure 1-1 and described after the figure. Figure 1-1: Simplified View of MagneMover LITE Transport System Components • DC Power Cables and Communication Cables – Distributes DC power to the motors and carries communications between the components of the transport system. • High Level Controller (HLC) – Software application that is enabled on one node con- troller. This application handles all communication with the user-supplied host con- troller and directs communication as appropriate to individual node controllers. • Host Controller – Provides user control and monitoring of the MM LITE transport system. Supplied by the user, it can be either PC-based or a PLC. • Motor – Refers to the MagneMover LITE linear synchronous motors (LSM). • Network – Ethernet network providing communications (TCP/IP or EtherNet/IP) between the host controller and the HLC (TCP/IP is used between node controllers). • Node Controller (NC) – Coordinates motor operations and communicates with the HLC. Two types of node controllers are available: • NC-12 Node Controller (not shown) – Provides one network port, two RS-232 ports, 12 RS-422 ports, 16 digital inputs, and 16 digital outputs. • Node Controller LITE – Provides one network port and four RS-422 ports. • Power Supply – Provides DC power to the motors. • Vehicle (Puck) with Magnet Array – Carries a payload through the MM LITE trans- port system as directed. The magnet array is mounted to the vehicle (puck) and inter- acts with the motors, which moves each vehicle independently. MagneMover LITE Configurator User Manual 25 Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018

DC Vehicles (Pucks) Power Cables Motors Power Supply Network (Ethernet) Communication Cables Host Controller (PC or PLC)

Node Controller (and High Level Controller) Introduction Transport System Software Overview Transport System Software Overview Several software applications are used to configure, test, and administer a MagneMover LITE transport system as shown in Figure 1-2 and described after the figure. See Related Documen- tation on page 21 for the reference manuals for these applications. Host Controller (EtherNet/IP or TCP/IP) System Control Node Node Controller Controller Software Image (controller_image) NC Web Interface Node Administration Controller Motor (motor_image.erf) ERF Image Files Motor Type Files NC Console Interface Node Controller (motor_type.xml) Administration Magnet Array Type Files Virtual Scope Utility (MMI_Virtual_Scope.exe) (magnet_array_type.xml) Performance Node Controller Configuration File Monitoring (node_configuration.xml) NCHost TCP Interface Utility (NCHost.exe) System Testing demo_script.txt track_file.mmtrk node_configuration.xml Motors MagneMotion Configurator (MMConfigTool.exe)track_layout.ndx Figure 1-2: Simplified View of Transport System Software Organization • NC Web Interface – A web-based software application that is supplied by MagneMo- tion, resident on the node controllers, for administration of transport system compo- nents. • NC Console Interface – A serial communication software application that is supplied by MagneMotion, resident on the node controllers, for administration of the node con- troller. • NCHost TCP Interface Utility – A Windows® software application that is supplied by MagneMotion to move vehicles for test or demonstration purposes. This applica- tion supports system testing without the host controller to verify that vehicles move correctly before integrating a transport system into a production environment. 26 MagneMotion Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Introduction Transport System Software Overview • MagneMover LITE Configurator (Configurator) – A Windows software application that is supplied by MagneMotion to create or change the Node Controller Configura- tion File. It is also used to create or change the Track File and Track Layout File for MagneMover LITE transport systems, without editing the files directly. • Virtual Scope Utility – A Windows software application that is supplied by Magne- Motion to monitor and record the change of motor performance parameters. These parameters are displayed as waveforms to analyze the performance of the motors. • Demo Script – A text file (demo_script.txt) uploaded to the NCHost TCP Interface Utility to move vehicles on the transport system for test or demonstration purposes. • Node Controller Software Image File (IMG file) – The software file for the node controllers (controller_image), includes the node controller and high level controller applications. The Node Controller Software Image File is uploaded to all node control- lers in the transport system. • Motor ERF Image Files (ERF file) – The software files for the MagneMotion motors (motor_image.erf). The Motor ERF Image Files are uploaded to all node controllers in the transport system and then programmed into all motors. • Motor Type Files – XML files (motor_type.xml) that contain basic information about the specific MagneMotion motor types being used. The Motor Type Files are uploaded to all node controllers in the transport system. • Magnet Array Type Files – XML files (magnet_array_type.xml) that contain basic information about the specific MagneMotion magnet array type that is used on the vehicles in the transport system. The Magnet Array Type File is uploaded to all node controllers in the transport system. • Node Controller Configuration File (Configuration File) – An XML file (node_con- figuration.xml) that contains all parameters for the components in the transport sys- tem. The Node Controller Configuration File is uploaded to all node controllers in the transport system. • Track Layout File – An XML file (track_layout.ndx) that contains all parameters for the graphical representation of a MagneMover LITE transport system. The Track Lay- out File is used by the Configurator to generate the Node Controller Configuration File and the Track File for MagneMover LITE systems. • Track File – A text file (track_file.mmtrk) that contains graphical path and motor information about the transport system. The Track File is used by the NCHost TCP Interface Utility to provide a graphical representation of the transport system. The MagneMotion Configurator is used to create the Track File for MagneMover LITE systems. NOTICE Modifications to the Image or Type files could cause improper operation of the transport system. MagneMover LITE Configurator User Manual 27 Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Introduction Getting Started with the MagneMover LITE Configurator Getting Started with the MagneMover LITE Configurator Use this manual as a guide and reference when using the MagneMover LITE Configurator. Follow the steps in this section to get the entire transport system operational quickly with the aid of the other MagneMotion manuals (see Related Documentation on page 21). NOTE: Make sure that complete design specifications, including the physical layout of the transport system, are available before starting to configure the MM LITE system. To get started quickly with the transport system: 1. Save the files and folders from the MagneMover LITE transport system software package to a folder on a computer for user access. NOTE: The are a minimum general-purpose requirements computer for running (PC) running MagneMotion Microsoftsoftware ® Windowsapplications ® 7 with .NET 4.0, and an Ethernet port. 2. Install the components of the MagneMover LITE transport system as described in the MagneMover LITE User Manual. 3. Install the MagneMover LITE Configurator on a computer for user access as described in Install the MagneMover LITE Configurator on page 32. 4. Create the Track Layout File (track_layout.ndx) to define the components and their relationships in the transport system as described in the following sections of this man- ual. A. Run the MagneMover LITE Configurator on page 36. B. Create and Save Track Layout Files on page 41. C. Add required transport system components to the Track Layout File: • Layout the Motors and Switches on page 58. • Locate and Define the Nodes on page 61. D. Add optional transport system components to the Track Layout File: • Identify Direction of Forward Motion on page 64. • Locate the Precision Locators on page 65. • Define Vehicles (Pucks) on page 66. • Locate System Legs on page 67. • Dimension the Layout on page 68. • Add Descriptive Text on page 69. • Define Node Controllers on page 71. • Define Ethernet Hardware on page 72. 28 MagneMotion Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Introduction Getting Started with the MagneMover LITE Configurator 5. Automatically create the Node Controller Configuration File (node_configura- tion.xml) from the Track Layout File to define the components and operating parame- ters of the transport system as described in Generate Configuration Files on page 75. 6. Edit the Node Controller Configuration File (node_configuration.xml) to define the components and operating parameters of the transport system as described in the fol- lowing sections of this manual. A. Run the MagneMover LITE Configurator on page 36. B. Create and Save Node Controller Configuration Files on page 47. C. Set Allen-BradleyEtherNet/IP ® for ControlLogixa PLC on ® page PLC) 88, to when control using the a transport PLC (typically system. an D. Defining HLC Control Groups on page 90, when the transport system is subdi- vided into smaller transport systems (Control Groups) with multiple host con- trollers and multiple HLCs and where Gateway Nodes are used to transfer vehicles from one Control Group to another. E. Define each transport system component that is used in the transport system: • Create and Edit Paths on page 96. • Define and Edit Motors and Vehicles on page 100. • Create and Edit Nodes on page 112. • Define and Edit Node Controllers on page 129. 7. Set the node controller IP addresses and specify the node controller to be used as the HLC. Upload the Configuration, Image, and Type files to each node controller using the Node Controller Web Interface (see the Node Controller Interface User Manual). 8. Program the motors using the Motor ERF Image Files (see the Node Controller Inter- face User Manual and the NCHost TCP Interface Utility User Manual). 9. Test and debug the transport system by using the NCHost TCP Interface Utility and Demo Scripts (see the NCHost TCP Interface Utility User Manual). NCHost provides an easy method to verify proper operation and make adjustments such as refining the control loop tuning. NOTE: The NCHost TCP Interface Utility is for test and verification trials only. The host controller must be used to control the MM LITE transport system after verification of functionality. 10. Configure the host controller for transport system control as required to meet the mate- rial movement needs of the facility where the system is installed. 11. When using TCP/IP communications with a PC, see the Host Controller TCP/IP Com- munication Protocol User Manual. When using TCP/IP communications with a PLC, see the Mitsubishi PLC TCP/IP Library User Manual. When using EtherNet/IP com- munications with a PLC, see the Host Controller EtherNet/IP Communication Proto- col User Manual. MagneMover LITE Configurator User Manual 29 Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Introduction This page intentionally left blank. 30 MagneMotion Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Using the MagneMover LITE Configurator 2 Overview This chapter describes how to install and use the MagneMover® LITE Configurator to create and edit Track Layout Files and Node Controller Configuration Files for MagneMover LITE transport systems. Included in this chapter are: • Installing the MagneMover LITE Configurator. • Running the Configurator. • Track Layout File overview. • Creating, editing, and saving Track Layout Files. • Node Controller Configuration File overview. • Creating, editing, and saving Node Controller Configuration Files. • Overview of uploading the Node Controller Configuration File to the node controllers. NOTE: The Node Controller Configuration File must be uploaded to each node controller in the transport system any time changes are made to the file. MagneMover LITE Configurator User Manual 31 Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Using the MagneMover LITE Configurator Install the MagneMover LITE Configurator Install the MagneMover LITE Configurator The MagneMover LITE Configurator that is supplied with the transport system must be installed before use. During the installation process, the computer is checked to make sure that all required software components are installed on the computer. The minimum software requirements for installing and running the Configurator are: • Microsoft® Windows® 7, SP1. • Microsoft .NET 4.0. 1. Access the folder where the software was copied and run MMConfigToolSet- upML.msi. NOTE: The permissions and security settings on the computer may need to be adjusted to allow this installation. The MagneMotion ML Configurator Tool setup wizard is opened as shown in Fig- ure 2-1. If Microsoft .NET 4.0 is not installed on the computer where the MagneMover LITE Configurator is being installed the alert that is shown in Figure 2-2 is displayed instead. Figure 2-1: MagneMotion Configurator Tool Installer Figure 2-2: .NET Installation Alert A. If the .NET Framework alert is displayed, select YES. The computer must be connected to the internet. The Microsoft .NET download page is opened. 32 MagneMotion Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Using the MagneMover LITE Configurator Install the MagneMover LITE Configurator B. If not preselected, scroll down the .NET download page and select the Micro- soft .NET Framework 4 (Standalone Installer) option. C. Select Download. The File Download dialog is opened. D. Select Run. The security settings on the computer may need to be adjusted to allow this installation. E. Once .NET 4.0 is installed, restart the installation process from Step 1. 2. Select Next. The MagneMotion Configurator Tool setup wizard prompts for an installation path and usage permissions as shown in Figure 2-3. Figure 2-3: MagneMotion Configurator Tool Installation Setup MagneMover LITE Configurator User Manual 33 Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Using the MagneMover LITE Configurator Install the MagneMover LITE Configurator 3. Accept the defaults and select Next. The MagneMotion Configurator Tool setup wizard prompts for confirmation of the installation as shown in Figure 2-4. Figure 2-4: MagneMotion Configurator Tool Installation Confirmation 4. Select Next. The security settings on the computer may need to be adjusted to allow this installation. The MagneMotion Configurator Tool setup wizard installs the software as shown in Figure 2-5 and places an Icon for access on the desktop as shown in Figure 2-7. Figure 2-5: MagneMotion Configurator Tool Installation Progress Once the installation is complete, as shown in Figure 2-6 the MagneMover LITE Con- figurator can be used as described in Run the MagneMover LITE Configurator on page 36. 34 MagneMotion Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Using the MagneMover LITE Configurator Install the MagneMover LITE Configurator Figure 2-6: MagneMotion Configurator Tool Installation Complete 5. Select Close. MagneMover LITE Configurator User Manual 35 Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Using the MagneMover LITE Configurator Run the MagneMover LITE Configurator Run the MagneMover LITE Configurator The Node Controller Configuration File, which contains the parameters for the components in the transport system is created and edited using the MagneMover LITE Configurator. Always make sure to use the version that was supplied with the transport system. 1. Select the MagneMotion ML Configurator Tool icon, which is shown in Figure 2-7, on the desktop. Figure 2-7: MagneMotion ML Configurator Tool Icon NOTE: An alternative method is to start the program from the Windows Start icon; select All Programs, select MagneMotion from the folder list, then select MagneMotion ML Configurator Tool. The Tree, MagneMover a blank layout LITE in the Configurator System Layout window pane, opens and the with Global an empty MagneMoverConfiguration ® LITE Settings page displayed in the Configuration Properties pane as shown in Figure 2-8. Figure 2-8: MagneMover LITE Configurator 36 MagneMotion Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Configurator Menu Bar System Layout Pane Configuration Tree Configuration Properties Pane Using the MagneMover LITE Configurator Run the MagneMover LITE Configurator 2. Move the bars that separate the panes in the window to access either the System Lay- out pane or the Configuration Properties pane as shown in Figure 2-9 and Figure 2-10. Use the scroll bars to see the text in the panes, or resize the window as necessary. NOTE: When the cursor is moved over the separator bars, it changes to either the Horizontal Resize cursor ( ) or the Vertical Resize cursor ( ). Click-and-hold the left mouse button once the cursor changes to move the bars. Figure 2-9: System Layout Pane Expanded MagneMover LITE Configurator User Manual 37 Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Using the MagneMover LITE Configurator Run the MagneMover LITE Configurator Figure 2-10: Configuration Properties Pane Expanded 3. Do one of the following: • If this transport system is new, see Track Layout File Overview on page 39. Then proceed to Create and Save Track Layout Files on page 41 to create the Track Layout File. From the Track Layout File, see Automatically Create the Node Controller Configuration File on page 78 to generate a Node Controller Configuration File. • If this transport system is new, see Node Controller Configuration File Over- view on page 45. Then proceed to Create and Save Node Controller Configura- tion Files on page 47 to create the Node Controller Configuration File. • If this transport system was previously configured, see Edit an Existing Node Controller Configuration Files on page 49 to update the Node Controller Con- figuration File. 38 MagneMotion Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Using the MagneMover LITE Configurator Track Layout File Overview Track Layout File Overview The Track Layout File (track_layout.ndx) is an XML file that defines the components of the MagneMover LITE transport system for graphic display. The properties that are defined include the relationship of the motors to each other, the location and type of nodes, the direc- tion of movement, and the number of vehicles (pucks). The MagneMover LITE Configurator provides a tool for editing this file graphically, which eliminates the need to either view or edit the XML directly. The file can have any name for convenient reference. See the physical layout drawings of the transport system to determine the components and their configuration in the transport system. Required Track Layout File Elements Graphic symbols (icons) are used to represent the main elements of the transport system in the Track Layout File. These elements must be defined so the Track Layout File can be used to generate the Node Controller Configuration File (see Generate Configuration Files on page 75). • Motor Icons – Provides motor symbols that can be positioned as required on the track layout. Right-click on the symbol once it is positioned to identify the motor as a Sync version. • Switch Icons – Provides left and right switch symbols that can be positioned as required on the track layout. Switches can be configured as either Merge or Diverge. • Node Icon – Provides a node symbol that can be positioned as required on the track layout. After positioning the icon, the type of node must be specified. Right-click on the symbol once it is positioned to change the type of node. Optional Track Layout File Elements Additional graphic symbols are used to represent optional elements of the transport system in the Track Layout File. These elements can be defined to allow the Track Layout File to be sent to MagneMotion to create a Bill of Materials for the transport system. • Dimension Line Icon – Provides a line where both ends can be positioned as required to measure the track layout. • Text Icon – Provides a box that can be positioned as required for text entry. After posi- tioning the icon, double-click to edit the text and right-click to edit the text properties. • Forward Direction Icon – Provides an arrow to show the direction of vehicle (puck) forward motion. • Leg Icon – Provides a symbol that is used to identify the position of system legs. Right-click on the symbol once it is positioned to identify the type of leg. MagneMover LITE Configurator User Manual 39 Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Using the MagneMover LITE Configurator Track Layout File Overview • Sync Box Icon – Provides a symbol that is used to identify the use of the LSM Syn- chronization option. After positioning the icon, the number of motors using the Sync option must be specified. Right-click on the symbol once it is positioned to change the number of Sync option motors. • Precision Locator Icon – Provides a symbol that can be positioned as required on the track layout to indicate the location and type of Precision Locators on the transport system. • Node Controller Icon – Provides a symbol that can be positioned as required on the track layout to indicate the IP address of the node controller. • Ethernet Switch Icon – Provides a symbol that can be positioned as required on the track layout to indicate the IP address of the network switch. • Ethernet Connector Line Icon – Provides a symbol that can be positioned on the track layout as required to show network connections. • Pucks Icon – Provides a text box that displays the number and type of vehicles (pucks) being used for individual material transport on the transport system. After positioning the icon, the type and number of vehicles must be specified. Right-click on the symbol once it is positioned to change the type or number of vehicles. 40 MagneMotion Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Using the MagneMover LITE Configurator Create and Save Track Layout Files Create and Save Track Layout Files Once the MagneMover LITE Configurator is running (see Run the MagneMover LITE Con- figurator on page 36), create an initial Track Layout File. Save the new Track Layout File immediately so that there is a Track Layout File to work from. Create a New Track Layout File 1. On the File menu in the System Layout pane, select New. NOTE: Make sure that any open Track Layout has been saved before selecting New. 2. Define the layout of the transport system (see Transport System Layout on page 53). Save a New Track Layout File 1. On the File menu in the System Layout pane, select Save As. The Save As dialog box, which is shown in Figure 2-11, is displayed. Figure 2-11: Save As Track Layout File Dialog 2. Browse to the appropriate location to save the file. 3. For File name, enter an appropriate descriptive name, and select Save. The Document Information dialog box, which is shown in Figure 2-12, is displayed. MagneMover LITE Configurator User Manual 41 Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Using the MagneMover LITE Configurator Create and Save Track Layout Files Figure 2-12: Document Information Dialog 4. Enter the document data, including; name, company, contact information, subject, and notes. None of this information is required, but it is recommended to provide back- ground information for when the file is referenced later. The Track Layout File is saved and the file name (track_layout.ndx) is displayed at the top of the System Layout pane. 5. Exit the MagneMover LITE Configurator by selecting Exit on the Configurator File menu or edit the Track Layout File as necessary. 42 MagneMotion Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Using the MagneMover LITE Configurator Edit an Existing Track Layout File Edit an Existing Track Layout File Once the MagneMover LITE Configurator is running (see Run the MagneMover LITE Con- figurator on page 36), open an existing Track Layout File. Edit the existing Track Layout File as required and then save all changes. 1. On the File menu in the System Layout pane, select Load From Track Layout (.ndx) File.... The Load Track Layout File dialog box, which is shown in Figure 2-13, is displayed. Figure 2-13: Load Track Layout File Dialog 2. Use the dialog box controls to select the Track Layout File that was previously created and select Open. The Track Layout File is loaded and the file name (track_layout.ndx) is displayed at the top of the System Layout pane. 3. Edit the track layout as required to define the configuration of the transport system (see Transport System Layout on page 53). 4. Save all changes to the file by selecting Save on the File menu in the System Layout pane. 5. Exit the MagneMover LITE Configurator by selecting Exit on the Configurator File menu. MagneMover LITE Configurator User Manual 43 Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Using the MagneMover LITE Configurator Edit an Existing Track Layout File The Exit MagneMotion Configurator confirmation message, which is shown in Fig- ure 2-14, is displayed. Figure 2-14: Exit MagneMotion Configurator Confirmation Message 6. Select Yes on the message to exit (any unsaved work is lost). The MagneMotion Configurator window closes. 44 MagneMotion Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Using the MagneMover LITE Configurator Node Controller Configuration File Overview Node Controller Configuration File Overview The Node Controller Configuration File is an XML file that defines the elements and parame- ters of the MagneMover LITE transport system. The MagneMover LITE Configurator pro- vides a tool for editing this file, which eliminates the need to either view or edit the XML directly. The file can have any name for convenient reference, but it must always have the .xml extension. When the file is uploaded to a node controller, it is automatically renamed node_configuration.xml. See the physical layout drawings of the transport system to determine the components and their configuration in the transport system. Required Node Controller Configuration File Elements The categories in the Node Controller Configuration File represent the main elements of the transport system. These elements must be defined for proper operation of the transport system (see Transport System Configuration on page 83). • Global Settings – Basic parameters that control how all vehicles (pucks) behave when moving through the transport system, how the transport system reacts to loss of com- munication, and startup conditions. These parameters are used as default values for all paths, motors, and nodes unless override values are defined for specific path, motor, or node elements. • Paths – Software components that define the route that a vehicle (puck) travels. Paths include one or more MagneMover LITE motors arranged end to end. All paths connect to one node at the beginning of the path. Paths must connect to a second node at the end of the path if vehicles are to travel from the end of the path onto another path. Paths are unique and do not overlap. See Create and Edit Paths on page 96 for details. • Motors – Hardware components that move the vehicle (puck) on the track, this com- ponent is a MagneMover LITE motor. All MagneMover LITE straight and curve motors have one motor internally, switches have two motors internally. See Define and Edit Motors and Vehicles on page 100 for details. • Nodes – Software components that define the connections between paths. All paths have a node at the beginning of the path. Additional nodes provide junctions where two or more paths meet. Node types define their use, see Create and Edit Nodes on page 112 for details. • Node Controllers – Hardware components that provide monitoring and control of the components of the transport system. One node controller is designated as the high level controller (HLC), which provides communication between all node controllers in the transport system and the host controller. The upstream end of a path must commu- nicate with a node controller. See Define and Edit Node Controllers on page 129 for details. MagneMover LITE Configurator User Manual 45 Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Using the MagneMover LITE Configurator Node Controller Configuration File Overview Optional Node Controller Configuration File Elements Additional categories in the Node Controller Configuration File represent optional elements of the transport system. These categories can be defined to provide additional functionality.

• PLC PLC (typically EtherNet/IP an Allen-Bradley– Provides communication ® ControlLogixconfiguration ® PLC). if the host controller is a

• HLC Control Group – Provides structuring of the transport system as a set of smaller transport systems (Control Groups) with separate HLCs and separate host controllers for each Control Group. • E-Stop – Provides monitoring of a user installed button (typically locking) that an operator presses if an emergency situation arises to halt all motion on the specified paths. Requires an NC-12 node controller. • Interlock – Provides monitoring of a user installed circuit that is activated to halt all motion on a specific path temporarily. Requires an NC-12 node controller. • Stations – Specific, designated positions on a path to send a vehicle (puck). • Single Vehicle Area of a Path – A unidirectional area of a path where only one vehi- cle is allowed to move at any time. These areas allow one vehicle to move uninhibited along a portion of a path without interfering with any other vehicles. • Simulated Vehicles – Used to define simulated vehicles (pucks) for use in software configuration testing. • Light Stacks – Used to provide a visual indication of transport system status. After creating the Node Controller Configuration File, upload the file to each node controller in the transport system. See Upload the Node Controller Configuration File on page 51 for more details. 46 MagneMotion Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Using the MagneMover LITE Configurator Create and Save Node Controller Configuration Files Create and Save Node Controller Configuration Files Once the MagneMover LITE Configurator is running (see Run the MagneMover LITE Con- figurator on page 36), create an initial Node Controller Configuration File. Save the new Node Controller Configuration File immediately so that there is a Configuration file to work from. NOTE: Once the Node Controller Configuration File is created, make sure that all parame- ters are configured before uploading it to the node controllers. Create a New Node Controller Configuration File 1. On the Configurator File menu, select New Configuration. The New Configuration confirmation message, which is shown in Figure 2-15, is dis- played. Figure 2-15: New Configuration Confirmation Message 2. Select Yes on the message to start a new configuration (any unsaved work is lost). 3. Define the configuration of the transport system (see Transport System Configuration on page 83). Save a New Node Controller Configuration File 1. On the Configurator File menu, select Save As. The Save XML Configuration file dialog box, which is shown in Figure 2-16, is dis- played. MagneMover LITE Configurator User Manual 47 Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Using the MagneMover LITE Configurator Create and Save Node Controller Configuration Files Figure 2-16: Save XML Configuration File Dialog 2. Browse to the appropriate location to save the file. 3. For File name, enter an appropriate descriptive name, and select Save. The Node Controller Configuration File is saved and the title of the Configurator win- dow changes to MagneMotion Configurator – file_name.xml. NOTE: The copy of the file on the node controller is automatically renamed ‘node_ configuration.xml’ when it is uploaded to the node controllers. The file name on the PC remains unchanged. 4. Exit the MagneMover LITE Configurator by selecting Exit on the Configurator File menu or edit the Node Controller Configuration File as necessary. 48 MagneMotion Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Using the MagneMover LITE Configurator Edit an Existing Node Controller Configuration Files Edit an Existing Node Controller Configuration Files Once the MagneMover LITE Configurator is running (see Run the MagneMover LITE Con- figurator on page 36), open an existing Node Controller Configuration File. Edit the Node Controller Configuration File as required and then save all changes. 1. On the Configurator File menu, select Open XML Configuration.... The Open XML Configuration file dialog box, which is shown in Figure 2-17, is dis- played. Figure 2-17: Open XML Configuration File Dialog 2. Use the dialog box controls to select the Node Controller Configuration File that was previously created and select Open. The Node Controller Configuration File is loaded and the title of the Configurator window changes to MagneMotion Configurator – file_name.xml. The configuration information in the Node Controller Configuration File is available through the Con- figuration Tree on the left side of the window. NOTE: If the Node Controller Configuration File contains any errors, when the file is opened an error message similar to the one shown in Figure 2-18 is dis- played. MagneMover LITE Configurator User Manual 49 Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Using the MagneMover LITE Configurator Edit an Existing Node Controller Configuration Files Figure 2-18: Load Node Configuration – XML Read Error • Select OK to close the message. 3. Edit the file as required to define the configuration of the transport system (see Trans- port System Configuration on page 83). 4. Save all changes to the file by selecting Save on the Configurator File menu. 5. Exit the MagneMover LITE Configurator by selecting Exit on the Configurator File menu. The Exit MagneMotion Configurator confirmation message, which is shown in Fig- ure 2-19, is displayed. Figure 2-19: Exit MagneMotion Configurator Confirmation Message 6. Select Yes on the message to exit (any unsaved work is lost). The MagneMotion Configurator window closes. NOTE: The updated Node Controller Configuration File must be uploaded to all node con- trollers in the transport system (see Upload the Node Controller Configuration File on page 51). 50 MagneMotion Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Using the MagneMover LITE Configurator Upload the Node Controller Configuration File Upload the Node Controller Configuration File A Node Controller Configuration File for the specific configuration of the transport system must be uploaded to every node controller in the transport system using the Node Controller Web Interface (see the Node Controller Interface User Manual). If a Node Controller Config- uration File for the transport system has not been created, see Create and Save Node Control- ler Configuration Files on page 47. To upload the Node Controller Configuration File to each node controller in the transport sys- tem: 1. Open the Node Controller Web Interface for the node controller in a web browser and log in. 2. From the menu on the left side of the page, select Configuration Files. The Configuration Files page, which is shown in Figure 2-20, is displayed. Figure 2-20: Node Controller Web Interface – Configuration Files Page 3. In the Upload Node Controller Configuration section, select Choose File. The Choose File to Upload dialog box is displayed. MagneMover LITE Configurator User Manual 51 Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Using the MagneMover LITE Configurator Upload the Node Controller Configuration File 4. Use the dialog box controls to select the Node Controller Configuration File that was saved in Create and Save Node Controller Configuration Files on page 47, and select Open. The path and name of the Node Controller Configuration File is displayed in the text box next to the Browse button. 5. Select Upload File. After the Node Controller Configuration File is uploaded, an Upload Successful mes- sage is displayed, shown in Figure 2-21, and then a Restart message is displayed. Figure 2-21: Node Controller Web Interface – Configuration File Upload Successful 6. Restart the node controller. 7. If there are multiple node controllers in the transport system, repeat this procedure for each additional node controller. NOTE: If the Node Controller Configuration File was uploaded on the node control- ler that is configured as the HLC, it can also be distributed to multiple node controllers throughout the system. For more information, see the Node Con- troller Interface User Manual. 52 MagneMotion Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Transport System Layout 3 Overview This chapter provides step-by-step procedures and examples for defining the Track Layout File (track_layout.ndx) for MagneMover® LITE transport systems using the MagneMover LITE Configurator. The Track Layout File provides a graphical representation of the transport system. The Track Layout File can then be used to generate the Node Controller Configura- tion File. The Node Controller Configuration File defines the parameters of the transport sys- tem and is used by all node controllers in the MM LITETM transport system. Included in this chapter are: • Graphical Editing of the track layout. • Required track layout elements, including: • Motors and switches. • Nodes. • Optional track layout elements, including: • Dimension lines. • Text. • Direction of forward motion. • Node Controllers. • Ethernet Switches. • Ethernet Connector Lines. • System legs. • Sync option. • Precision locators. • Vehicles (pucks). • Generating files from the track layout, including: • Node Controller Configuration File. • Graphics files, including PDF and bitmap. MagneMover LITE Configurator User Manual 53 Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Transport System Layout Track Layout Track Layout This section describes how to define the Track Layout File. The Track Layout File can be used to generate the Node Controller Configuration File (node_configuration.xml). The Track Lay- out File is created and edited using the System Layout pane in the MagneMover LITE Config- urator that was supplied with the transport system. 1. Run the MagneMover LITE Configurator. See Run the MagneMover LITE Configura- tor on page 36 for details. 2. Expand the System Layout pane. 3. Open the Track Layout File (track_layout.ndx). See Edit an Existing Track Layout File on page 43 for details. The selected Track Layout File is displayed in the System Layout pane as shown in Figure 3-1. Figure 3-1: System Layout Pane with Existing Track Layout 4. Create or edit the required features of the track layout. A. Layout all motors and switches of the transport system as described in Place Motors and Switches on page 58. B. Specify the location and type of nodes being used as described in Locate and Define the Nodes on page 61. 54 MagneMotion Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Transport System Layout Track Layout 5. Create or edit the optional features of the track layout. A. Specify the motors that use the LSM Sync Option as described in Sync Motor Identification on page 59. B. Specify the controllers and cables for the LSM Sync Option as described in Place Sync Controllers on page 60. C. Show the location of the Precision Locators as described in Locate the Preci- sion Locators on page 65. D. Show the direction of forward motion as described in Identify Direction of For- ward Motion on page 64. E. Show the number and type of vehicles (pucks) as described in Define Vehicles (Pucks) on page 66. F. Show the IP addresses of the node controllers as described in Define Node Controllers on page 71. G. Show the IP addresses of the network switches as described in Define Ethernet Hardware on page 72. H. Show the connections between the network switches and the node controllers and motors as described in Define Ethernet Hardware on page 72. I. Show the location of system legs as described in Locate System Legs on page 67. J. Dimension the layout as described in Dimension the Layout on page 68. K. Add text to the layout as described in Add Descriptive Text on page 69. 6. Generate files from the track layout as described in Generate Configuration Files on page 75. 7. Save all changes to the Track Layout File by selecting Save on the File menu in the Layout menu bar. MagneMover LITE Configurator User Manual 55 Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Transport System Layout Graphical Editing Graphical Editing The System Layout pane, which is shown in Figure 3-2, provides a method for graphically configuring the transport system layout. The pane is divided into three sections; the Layout Menu Bar, Global Settings, and the Layout Diagram Area. Figure 3-2: MagneMover LITE Configurator – System Layout Pane Layout Guides Layout guides can be positioned within the Layout Diagram Area to aid in symbol positioning when creating a large layout. All symbols snap to the guides when they get close to the guide. • Guides can be positioned within the Layout Diagram Area by moving the cursor over one of the rulers, which causes it to change to the Resize cursor ( or ). Click-and-hold the left mouse button and drag the guide onto the Layout Diagram Area. • Guides can be repositioned by placing the cursor over the guide, then click-and-hold the left mouse button and drag the guide to its new position. • Guides can be deleted by selecting the guide (the guide changes color) and then press- ing <Delete>. 56 MagneMotion Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Global Settings Layout Menu Bar Layout Diagram Area Transport System Layout Graphical Editing Positioning Symbols To locate a symbol on the track layout, use the scroll bars in the Symbols Menu to display the symbols. To drag a symbol, position the cursor over it then click-and-hold the left mouse but- ton and move the cursor with the symbol to the required location on the layout. For track lay- out symbols (motors, switches, and nodes), a red box indicates the position where the symbols can join as shown in Figure 3-3. Once the symbol is located appropriately, release the mouse button. The background automatically expands to include the new symbol if necessary. Figure 3-3: Track Layout – Snapping Symbol Into Position If the symbol snaps into location in the wrong orientation, drag it away from all other symbols and rotate it by dragging the red handle that is displayed outside the shape. Once a symbol is positioned, it cannot be rotated until it is ‘unsnapped’ from any other symbols. Figure 3-4: Track Layout – Repositioning Symbol MagneMover LITE Configurator User Manual 57 Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Symbol Connection Point Transport System Layout Layout the Motors and Switches Layout the Motors and Switches This section describes how to define and place motors in the track layout. Motors are used to move the vehicles (pucks) on the transport system. A motor must be defined in the Track Lay- out File for each motor in the transport system. See Define a Motor on page 106 for descrip- tions of all motor and switch types. Place Motors and Switches 1. Drag straight, curve, and switch LSM symbols from the Symbols list into the Layout and position them as required. As the symbols are being positioned, they orient and ‘snap’ together at the vehicle (puck) transport positions. The background automati- cally expands to include the new symbol if necessary. Figure 3-5: Track Layout – Place Motors 2. Save all changes to the Track Layout File by selecting Save on the File menu in the Layout menu bar. 58 MagneMotion Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Transport System Layout Layout the Motors and Switches Define the LSM Sync Option Motors Identify those curve and straight motors where synchronization of vehicle (puck) movement on the motor with an external mechanism for material processing or transfer is required. Syn- chronization is not required if vehicles are stopped at predefined stations for material process- ing or transfer. NOTE: Identifying motors as using the LSM Sync option is for reference only and does not affect the layout or any generated files. Sync Motor Identification 1. Right-click on the motor that uses the LSM Sync option. The Motor Type dialog is displayed as shown in Figure 3-6. Figure 3-6: Define Motors Using the LSM Sync Option 2. Select Sync Motor in the Motor Type dialog and select OK. The motor is labeled ‘Sync’. MagneMover LITE Configurator User Manual 59 Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Transport System Layout Layout the Motors and Switches Place Sync Controllers A SYNC-ITTM controller is required for every three motors that use the sync option. NOTE: Defining SYNC-IT controllers is for reference only and does not affect the layout or any generated files. 1. Drag the Sync Box symbol from the Symbols list into the Layout and position it as required. The Sync Cable Count dialog is displayed as shown in Figure 3-7. Figure 3-7: Define SYNC-IT Controllers 2. Select the number of cables running from the SYNC-IT controller to Sync motors in the dialog box and select OK. NOTE: The number of cables can be changed at any time by right-clicking on the Sync Box symbol. 3. Save all changes to the Track Layout File by selecting Save on the File menu in the Layout menu bar. 60 MagneMotion Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Transport System Layout Locate and Define the Nodes Locate and Define the Nodes Nodes are junctions that are defined as the beginning, end, or intersection of paths (strings of motors). A node must be defined in the Track Layout File for each path junction. Every path must begin at a node and those paths that connect to other paths must terminate at a node. See Node Types on page 114 for descriptions of the node types available with a MagneMover LITE transport system. Manual Node Placement A node symbol must be placed at the beginning of each path and at the end of paths that require a node (such as a Terminus Node) on the track layout. 1. Drag the node symbol onto the layout and position it at the beginning or end of a path as shown in Figure 3-8. Figure 3-8: Define Nodes The Node Type Selection dialog box, which is shown in Figure 3-9, is displayed when the mouse button is released to position the node. MagneMover LITE Configurator User Manual 61 Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Transport System Layout Locate and Define the Nodes Figure 3-9: Node Type Selection Dialog 2. Select the appropriate node type from the menu as shown in Figure 3-9. 3. Select the appropriate Port option, and select OK. The letter in the node symbol is updated to show the node type. 4. Save all changes to the Track Layout File by selecting Save on the File menu in the Layout menu bar. Automatic Node Placement At least one node symbol (either a Merge, Diverge, Simple, or Terminus) must be placed on the track layout in the appropriate location. The MagneMover LITE Configurator can then automatically place the remainder of the Merge, Diverge, Merge-Diverge, and Terminus Nodes. Relay and Gateway Nodes must be placed manually either before or after automatic placement of nodes. 1. Drag the node symbol onto the layout and position it at the beginning or end of a path. The Node Type Selection dialog box, which is shown in Figure 3-9, is displayed when the mouse button is released to position the node. 2. Select either Merge, Diverge, Simple, or Terminus as the node type. The letter in the node symbol is updated to show the node type. 62 MagneMotion Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Transport System Layout Locate and Define the Nodes 3. Select Place the Nodes on the Export menu in the Layout menu bar. All Merge, Diverge, Merge-Diverge, and Terminus Nodes are automatically placed on the track layout. 4. Manually place any Relay and Gateway Nodes. 5. Save all changes to the Track Layout File by selecting Save on the File menu in the Layout menu bar. MagneMover LITE Configurator User Manual 63 Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Transport System Layout Identify Direction of Forward Motion Identify Direction of Forward Motion Use the Forward Direction symbol to provide a visual identification of the direction of for- ward movement once all motors and switches are positioned. NOTE: The direction of motion is identified for reference only and does not affect the layout or any generated files. The actual direction of forward motion is determined by the placement of Merge, Diverge, Simple, or Terminus Nodes. 1. Drag the Forward Direction symbol onto the layout, position it next to a section of motors on the layout, and rotate it by dragging the red handle, as shown in Fig- ure 3-10. Figure 3-10: Identify Direction of Forward Motion 2. Save all changes to the Track Layout File by selecting Save on the File menu in the Layout menu bar. 64 MagneMotion Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Transport System Layout Locate the Precision Locators Locate the Precision Locators This section describes how to define the Precision Locators in the track layout. The precision locator provides a method to secure a pallet mounted to an MM LITE puck to a specific loca- tion. The standard motor and rail configuration must be used when using this option. NOTE: Defining the Precision Locators is for reference only and does not affect the layout or any generated files. 1. Drag the Precision Locator symbol onto the layout. When the mouse button is released to position the Precision Locator, the Precision Locator (pinning) device dialog box, which is shown in Figure 3-11, is displayed. 2. Select Yes or No to specify if the Precision Locator is supplied with actuation sensors (select Cancel to close the dialog box without changing the current selection), the default is No. The Precision Locator is labeled ‘S’ if it is supplied with sensors. 3. Rotate and position the Precision Locator symbol. Figure 3-11: Define Precision Locator Locations 4. Save all changes to the Track Layout File by selecting Save on the File menu in the Layout menu bar. MagneMover LITE Configurator User Manual 65 Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Transport System Layout Define Vehicles (Pucks) Define Vehicles (Pucks) This section describes how to define the vehicles (pucks) in the track layout. Vehicles are the moving element in a MagneMotion transport system. The vehicle consists of a platform that carries the payload and a passive magnet array that interacts with the motors to provide the necessary propulsion and position sensing. NOTE: The quantity and type of vehicles (pucks) is identified for reference only and does not affect the layout or any generated files. 1. Drag the Puck symbol onto the layout. When the mouse button is released to position the Puck Count symbol, the Puck Count dialog box, which is shown in Figure 3-12, is displayed. 2. Enter the number of and type vehicles that are required in the transport system, and select OK. NOTE: Only one vehicle family (Puck, Precision Rail, Precision Locator) and only one vehicle type from that family can be used at a time on a transport system. Figure 3-12: Define Puck Type and Quantity 3. Save all changes to the Track Layout File by selecting Save on the File menu in the Layout menu bar. 66 MagneMotion Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Transport System Layout Locate System Legs Locate System Legs This section describes how to define the locations for the system legs in the track layout. NOTE: System legs are identified for reference only and do not affect the layout or any gen- erated files. 1. Drag the Leg symbol onto the layout. Position the symbol at the appropriate location on the layout and rotate it by dragging the red handle. Figure 3-13: Define System Legs 2. Right-click on the leg and select the type of leg that is needed at that location as shown in Figure 3-13. 3. Save all changes to the Track Layout File by selecting Save on the File menu in the Layout menu bar. MagneMover LITE Configurator User Manual 67 Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Transport System Layout Dimension the Layout Dimension the Layout This section describes how to dimension the track or other elements of the track layout. NOTE: The layout can be dimensioned for reference and does not affect the layout or any generated files. 1. Drag the Dimension Line symbol onto the layout if dimensioning is required. 2. Drag the handle at each end of the line to position it (zoom in on the layout to make sure that the handle is positioned correctly). Figure 3-14: Dimensioning the Track Layout 3. Save all changes to the Track Layout File by selecting Save on the File menu in the Layout menu bar. 68 MagneMotion Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Transport System Layout Add Descriptive Text Add Descriptive Text This section describes how to add and format text in the track layout. NOTE: Descriptive text is for reference only and does not affect the layout or any generated files. 1. Drag the Text symbol onto the layout to add descriptive text. Position the text box at the appropriate location on the layout and rotate it by dragging the red handle. Figure 3-15: Adding Text to the Track Layout 2. Double-click the text box to enter or edit the text. 3. Right-click on the text box to open the Text Style Editor, which is shown in Fig- ure 3-16, and change the text properties as desired then select OK. MagneMover LITE Configurator User Manual 69 Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Transport System Layout Add Descriptive Text Figure 3-16: Text Style Editor 4. Save all changes to the Track Layout File by selecting Save on the File menu in the Layout menu bar. 70 MagneMotion Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Transport System Layout Define Node Controllers Define Node Controllers This section describes how to define the node controllers in the track layout. The node con- trollers are the local controllers in a MagneMotion transport system. NOTE: Node controllers are defined for reference only and do not affect the layout or any generated files. 1. Drag the Node Controller symbol onto the layout. When the mouse button is released to position the Node Controller symbol, the IP Address dialog box, which is shown in Figure 3-17, is displayed. 2. Enter the IP address for the node controller using dotted-decimal notation, and select OK. The Node Controller icon is labeled with the IP address. Figure 3-17: Define Node Controllers 3. Save all changes to the Track Layout File by selecting Save on the File menu in the Layout menu bar. MagneMover LITE Configurator User Manual 71 Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Transport System Layout Define Ethernet Hardware Define Ethernet Hardware This section describes how to define the Ethernet hardware (switches and connections) in the track layout. The Ethernet Switches provide connectivity between the host controller and the components of the MagneMotion transport system. NOTE: Defining Ethernet hardware (switches and connections) is for reference only and does not affect the layout or any generated files. Define Ethernet Switches 1. Drag the Ethernet Switch symbol onto the layout. When the mouse button is released to position the Ethernet Switch symbol, the IP Address dialog box, which is shown in Figure 3-18, is displayed. 2. Enter the IP address for the switch using dotted-decimal notation, and select OK. The Ethernet Switch icon is labeled with the IP address. Figure 3-18: Define Ethernet Hardware 3. Save all changes to the Track Layout File by selecting Save on the File menu in the Layout menu bar. 72 MagneMotion Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Transport System Layout Define Ethernet Hardware Define Ethernet Connections 1. Drag the Ethernet Connector Line symbol onto the layout, position it by dragging the orange handles at each end, as shown in Figure 3-19. Figure 3-19: Define Ethernet Connections 2. Save all changes to the Track Layout File by selecting Save on the File menu in the Layout menu bar. MagneMover LITE Configurator User Manual 73 Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Transport System Layout Editing the Layout Editing the Layout The track layout can be edited at any time. • Any symbol can be selected and repositioned at any time by selecting it and dragging it to its new position. When repositioning motors, make sure that they snap into place. • The properties for any symbol that has additional properties can be updated by right-clicking on the symbol to reopen the properties dialog. Editing Functions There are several editing functions available through the Edit menu in the Layout menu bar in the System Layout Pane. Copy Layout Elements All layout elements can be copied and pasted into another location on the layout. Any values that are associated with the copied element (for example, text, node type) are copied. NOTE: Cutting a layout element copies the selected element and then deletes the selected element from the layout. Duplicating a layout element is the same as copying and pasting that element. 1. Select the element to be copied and select Copy on the Edit menu in the Layout menu bar. The selected element and any properties for that element are copied to the Windows clipboard. 2. Select Paste on the Edit menu. The copied element is pasted from the Windows clipboard into the layout at a slight offset from the original element. 3. Move the copied element to its final location. 4. Save all changes to the Track Layout File by selecting Save on the File menu in the Layout menu bar. Delete Layout Elements Extra layout elements can be deleted at any time by selecting them and pressing <Delete> on the keyboard. 1. Select the element to be deleted and press <Delete>. The selected element is deleted from the layout. 2. Save all changes to the Track Layout File by selecting Save on the File menu in the Layout menu bar. 74 MagneMotion Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Transport System Layout Generate Configuration Files Generate Configuration Files Different configuration-related files can be created from the System Layout pane. These include graphics files such as PDF (vector image) and BMP (bit-mapped image), and the Node Controller Configuration File. Create PDF Files A PDF file of the graphical layout can be created as a reference document. The PDF is Version 1.4 which (compatible allows editing with Acrobat in applications 5.x and such later). as The Adobelayout ® Illustrator. image in the PDF is a vector image, 1. Select Create PDF File on the Export menu in the Layout menu bar. The PDF Exporter, which is shown in Figure 3-20, is displayed. Figure 3-20: PDF Exporter Dialog Box 2. Accept the defaults or change the options for the PDF file if desired and select Save To File.... The Save As dialog box is displayed. 3. Browse to the appropriate location to save the file. 4. For File name, enter an appropriate descriptive name, and select Save. 5. Close the PDF Exporter dialog box by selecting Close. MagneMover LITE Configurator User Manual 75 Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Transport System Layout Generate Configuration Files Create Bitmap Image Files A bitmap image file of the graphical layout can be created for use in system documentation. The editing layout in applications image is saved such in as BMP Adobeformat, ® Photoshop. which is a bit-mapped image. This format allows 1. Select Create Image File on the Export menu in the Layout menu bar. The bitmap image is created and saved in the same folder as the Track Layout File and the alert, which is shown in Figure 3-21, is displayed. Figure 3-21: BMP Creation Alert 2. Select OK to close the message. 76 MagneMotion Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Transport System Layout Generate Configuration Files Automatically Place Nodes Automatically places Merge, Diverge, Merge-Diverge, Simple, and Terminus Nodes based on the manual placement of one Merge, Diverge, Simple, or Terminus Node (see Locate and Define the Nodes on page 61). NOTE: Automatic placement of the nodes requires that all track components (motors and switches) are connected to each other, see Positioning Symbols on page 57. 1. Place a Merge, Diverge, Simple, or Terminus Node at the appropriate location on the track layout (see Locate and Define the Nodes on page 61). NOTE: When using a Simple or Terminus Node as the starting point for automatic node placement, they are assumed to be placed at the upstream end of the path. 2. Select the node (see the simplified representation in Figure 3-22). Figure 3-22: Node Selected to Start Automatic Node Placement 3. Select Place the Nodes on the Export menu in the Layout menu bar. Merge, Diverge, Merge-Diverge, Simple, and Terminus Nodes are automatically placed on the layout based on the position of switches and path ends (see the simpli- fied representation in Figure 3-23). NOTE: Relay and Gateway Nodes must be placed manually. Figure 3-23: Nodes Placed Automatically 4. Save all changes to the Track Layout File by selecting Save on the File menu in the Layout menu bar. MagneMover LITE Configurator User Manual 77 Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Transport System Layout Generate Configuration Files Automatically Create the Node Controller Configuration File A preliminary Node Controller Configuration File can be automatically generated from the completed track layout. Once the Node Controller Configuration File is created it must be reviewed to make sure the correct number and type of node controllers are being used. Check to make sure that the ports on the node controllers are assigned to the correct paths (if making changes to the node controllers) and any additional settings are defined. NOTE: Automatic creation of the Node Controller Configuration File requires that all track components (motors and switches) are connected to each other, see Positioning Sym- bols on page 57. Any components added to the layout for reference only (SYNC-IT controllers, Pre- cision Locators, forward direction indicator, vehicles (pucks), system legs, dimen- sions, descriptive text, node controllers, or Ethernet hardware) are not added to the Node Controller Configuration File. 1. Make sure that there is no Node Controller Configuration File open in the Configura- tion Tree (see Transport System Configuration on page 83). NOTE: Any configuration information in the Configuration Tree is automatically deleted and replaced when the new Configuration is generated. 2. Select the beginning point of a path. All Nodes Placed A. On the track layout, make sure that all nodes are placed (see Locate and Define the Nodes on page 61). B. Select either a Merge, Diverge, Simple, or Terminus Node for the starting point for the automatic path generation (see the simplified representation in Fig- ure 3-24). NOTE: When using a Simple or Terminus Node as the starting point for auto- matic configuration, they are assumed to be placed at the upstream end of the path. Figure 3-24: Node Selected to Start Automatic Configuration One Node Placed A. Place a Merge, Diverge, Simple, or Terminus Node at the appropriate location on the track layout (see Locate and Define the Nodes on page 61). 78 MagneMotion Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Transport System Layout Generate Configuration Files NOTE: When using a Simple or Terminus Node as the starting point for auto- matic node placement and configuration, they are assumed to be placed at the upstream end of the path. B. Select the node (see the simplified representation in Figure 3-25). Figure 3-25: Node Placed and Selected to Start Automatic Node Placement 3. Select Walk the Paths on the Export menu in the Layout menu bar. Any existing elements and settings in the Configuration Tree are cleared. Nodes (if starting with only one node) and path indicators are added to the track layout as shown in Figure 3-26. Paths with motors, nodes, and node controllers are added to the Configuration Tree. Figure 3-26: Track Layout Showing Path Indicators 4. Save all changes to the Track Layout File by selecting Save on the File menu in the Layout menu bar. 5. Save all changes to the Node Controller Configuration File by selecting Save on the File menu in the Configurator menu bar (see Create and Save Node Controller Config- uration Files on page 47). MagneMover LITE Configurator User Manual 79 Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018 Transport System Layout Generate Configuration Files 6. See Edit an Existing Node Controller Configuration Files on page 49 and Transport System Configuration on page 83 to edit the Node Controller Configuration File. NOTE: Edit the Node Controller Configuration File through the Configuration Tree (see Transport System Configuration on page 83) to make sure that any auto- matically placed nodes are defined correctly. Also, verify the correct number and type of node controllers are being used and the ports on the node control- lers are assigned correctly, and any stations, single vehicle areas, E-stops, interlocks, and light stacks are defined. Additionally, reference names can be assigned to paths, nodes, and node controllers. Selecting a motor in the Configuration Tree highlights the motor in the track layout. Selecting a motor in the track layout highlights the motor in the Con- figuration Tree. 80 MagneMotion Rockwell Automation Publication MMI-UM008C-EN-P - August 2018


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