Installing the Slot Harness
In this step, you'll install and wire slots onto the front and back rails of your LumenPnP. Slots provide power and communication to your feeders.
If your machine is v3.1 or greater
Your LumenPnP came with slots pre-installed, so you can jump ahead to the Install the Harness section.
Adjust Your Staging Plate
To ensure feeders will mount to your LumenPnP's front rail, we need to ensure that your staging plate is mounted at the correct position. If you have a v3 LumenPnP, your staging plate is already at the correct distance, and can skip this section.
Be aware that moving your primary staging plate will change where your bottom camera and homing fiducial markers are mounted. After moving the staging plate, you will need to review your machine's calibration. Specifically, the Homing Fiducial and Bottom Camera Position.
Unplug your LumenPnP.
Loosen the 4x M5x8mm button head screws that secure each staging plate to your machine.
Prepare the Slots
In your Slot Harness Kit, you'll find:
|Feeder Termination Slot
|M5x10mm Socket Head Screws
|M5 T-Slot Nuts
Each slot has a number from 1-50. This is the slot's address. It's important that you mount slots in order. You'll also notice that the 50th slot is a different color. It's important that 50 is connected last in the harness. This allows the feeders to communicate correctly.
Mount the Slots
- Push the LumenPnP gantry to the back, right corner of the machine.
- Lift the machine up onto its back legs.
Looking at your machine from the bottom, find the front left leg (in the air, on your left). Place the flat of the square end of the spool arm against the front left leg, and the back of the arm against the front rail extrusion. Use the image below for reference.
Insert the T-slot nut of the
1Feeder Slot into the extrusion as shown, and slide it into the notch in the spool arm. Tighten the M5 screw to secure the slot. This notch places the slot exactly 85mm away from the front left leg.
Next, you'll mount slots to the back rail. Near the back right leg, place the flat of the square end of the spool arm against the metal triangle bracket. Lay the flat back of the arm against the back rail extrusion as shown in the image.
Install the Harness
If you were directed to this page by LumenPnP wiring instructions return to one of the following pages to finish plugging everything in:
Otherwise, next is updating your software.