An Orca Series motor ready to execute a saved motion profile.
One standard feature of the Orca Series motors is the kinematic controller, which allows up to 32 motion profiles to be saved directly to a motor. Kinematic motions can be triggered using software or by a hardware trigger, such as a button. This feature is particularly useful in applications that require high repeatability.
This month our developers Sean and Kate highlight this useful feature of the Orca Series motors. Sean explores the math behind the kinematic controller in a thoughtful article, and Kate shows how easy it is to configure motions using IrisControls. The article and video are both available here.
During a busy holiday season you may have missed the launch of our new SDK for Windows. Our Windows driver allows for control of multiple motors at once, directly from a Windows computer. The SDK walks developers through connecting to an Orca Motor using the MODBUS protocol, building flexible GUIs using our Windows application IrisControls4, and how to utilize the features of the Orca Series motors. The SDK also includes libraries for custom application development.