404 External Manual Control Switches

External Manual Control Switches

Tracker IPm now offers another way to calibration your tracker without a PC by using manual control switches.  If you wish to use external switches for manual control and calibration, this is an easy way to do so. Since the switches are connected to low voltage (24VDC) signal terminal, micro toggle switches can be used. Use 3 position toggle switches which are Normally Open – OFF – Normally Open. Toggle type is preferable to momentary.

The Auto / Manual switch required to operate the Tracker IPm is included here. This is a two position SPST toggle switch.

Note Tracker IPms running on software version 1026 / 2026 / 3026  and above allow calibration of the tracker using only the toggle switches.

FOR CONTROL SOFTWARE VERSIONS 2026 AND EARLIER

FOR CONTROL SOFTWARE VERSIONS 2026 AND EARLIER

 

 

FOR CONTROL SOFTWARE VERSIONS 2030 R2 AND ABOVE

FOR CONTROL SOFTWARE VERSIONS 2030 R2 AND ABOVE

Enabling Calibration Utilizing Manual Switches

Operations / Test I/O

Select Tab D OUT

Set MANUAL_CAL ON enManCal

With Auto/Manual switch set in Auto, simply move one axis at a time in the desired direction. Hold the switch in place for short periods to bring the tracker into position. Holding it down too long may cause the tracker to over shoot. The user may leave MANUAL_CAL ON or turn off to prevent unauthorized local changes to calibration.

With Auto/Manual in the Manual position, each switch will move the tracker in the desired direction temporarily but go back to its current tracking position when put back into Auto.