That the RMC powers up and recognizes all the modules is a good sign. To reset the RMC, in RMCTools, on the Controller menu, choose Reset Controller to Defaults. To update firmware, download the latest firmware from http://www.deltamotion.com/dloads/downloads.php?category=rmc70&subcategory=Firmware and save it on your computer. Then, in RMCTools, in the project tree, expand the Modules folder, double-click the CPU, and choose the Firmware page. Click the Update Firmware button.
The remaining step is to make sure all the inputs and outputs work. First, you will want to define the axes so that all the outputs and inputs are assigned to axes, so that you can use them in RMCTools (does not apply to the discrete I/O on the D8 which cannot be assigned to axes). To do this, in the project tree, expand Axes and choose Axis Definitions. You will want to define one control axis with dual-loop, that use the QA1 Control Output, the QA1 input for position, and the AP2 for dual-input force.
- Check that both the USB and Ethernet work.
- Check that the Control Output outputs the correct voltage. Use the Direct Output command, then use a volt meter to measure the Control Output pin with respect to common. Use a positive voltage and a negative voltage.
- Check that the encoder input works. The easiest way is to connect an encoder. The encoder must have a 5V differential line driver signal (RS-422, with the A+, A-, B+, B-, Z+, Z- signals.
- You should also check the Fault Input and Enable Output.
- Apply a voltage to each input and check that the input voltage is correctly reported in Axis Tools, in the Status register, on the All tab. Use both positive and negative voltage. If nothing is connected, the RMC will show approx. -10.125 volts.
In RMCTools, (Project tree > Programming > Discrete I/O) configure all the D8 I/O points to be inputs. Then, apply a voltage to all the inputs (with respect to input common) and verify that RMCTools reports they are on. Next, configure all the D8 I/O points to be outputs. Then, apply a voltage to the output common on the D8 and then turn each I/O point on and off and verify that each point acts as a switch.