Target Lift Settings

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Target Lift Settings

Opening the Target Lift Settings Form

From within Orion:

1.From the Menu bar click on Athena -> Athena Unit Maintenance.

2.Select the target you wish to perform maintenance on. Only one may be selected.

3.From the form's menu click on Maintenance -> Target Lift Calibration.

Target Lift Setting Values

WARNING: Editing the Target Lift settings with incorrect values can damage your Target Lift and void your warranty.

 

Variable

Meaning

Default Value

Initial Pulse

Time, in microseconds of each pulse delivered to the stepper motor when the lift first starts moving.

1500ms

Final Pulse Down

Time, in microseconds of each pulse delivered to the stepper motor, after the initial pulses, when moving the lift down.

750ms

Final Pulse Up

Time, in microseconds of each pulse delivered to the stepper motor, after the initial pulses, when moving the lift up.

950ms

Switch Steps

Number of steps to send the stepper motor at start up, using the Initial Pulse speed.

1000 steps

Seconds to Locate Sensor

When the target lift is reset or is moving up, number of seconds to search for the lift sensor.

180s

Sensor value when found

Electrical signal value of the target lift sensor, when the lift sensor is found. 1 indicates a HIGH voltage level, 0 indicates LOW.

1 (HIGH).

Millimeters per Step

The distance the target lift travels when 1 pulse is sent to the Target Lift.

.025 mm / step.

This value is purposefully set higher than expected values, to prevent damage to the Target Lift.

Calculating Millimeters per Step

The calculation of Millimeters per Step is done by moving the target lift from the Standing height to the expected Kneeling height (600mm down from standing) based on the initial millimeters per step value. The actual distance travel is then physically measured and inputted, resulting in the new updated millimeters per step.

1.Click the "Run Test" button.
The Target Lift will first reset its position to the height of Standing. Then after a brief pause move to the expected height for Kneeling.

2.Once the Target Lift moves to the Kneeling height, measure the actual distance traveled. Measure, using millimeters from the top of the target to the bottom of the target lift. The actual value will be around 605mm.

3.Input the actual distance traveled into the form and hit Calculate.

4.Repeat the test if the actual distance traveled is more than 650mm or less than 550mm.