The software tool OWISoft allows the configuration and operation of several OWIS® control units of the type PS 90 (V 2.4 and higher), PS 35, PS 10 (V 2.4 and higher). It offers comfortable readout of the relevant parameters from OWISid, a chip integrated in the positioning stages. This further simplifies the configuration of the OWIS® positioning systems. The settings can be stored. All relevant parameters for linear and rotative OWIS® positioning units are stored in the program database. They can be called, modified and then operated by the control unit. The program can execute and asynchronously approach up to 12 axes. The control of the axes with a joystick is supported. Inputs and outputs can be read out and set.
OWISoft can be installed on a commercially available PC.
At least a Pentium 233 MHz (or compatible) with 512 MB RAM and 400 MB hard disk storage is to be used.
The PS 90 and PS 35 are connected via USB or RS232 to the computer. The PS 30 is a plug-in card (PCI bus). The PS 10 is connected via USB to the computer. Optional the PS 90 can be controlled Ethernet (Anybus module "Modbus/TCP").
OWISoft (32 bit) is written for Windows operating systems (Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10). The SDKs for C, C++, C#, LabView (V 8.2 and higher) and additional programming languages (32/64 bit) are available.
The recommended screen resolution is 1024x768 pixels, with 24-bit colour depth (or higher).
Using the two applications Free Positioning and Auxiliary the user can directly call functions or enter adjustment movements. They can not be stored.
Furthermore, three storable application interfaces are available. With the application Chain a simple, process oriented program can be set in a table. Meander is an application used to implement two-dimensional patterns or three-dimensional grids. With the application Program the user can generate, test and process complex motion sequences in a script language.
Additionally, OWISoft offers the possibility to define 11 function keys in order to have quick access to OWISoft commands or external applications.
- software tool for OWIS® controls PS 10, PS 30, PS 30, PS 35, PS 90
- up to 12 controls can be managed
- comfortable operation of positioning units
- integrated motion applications:
- user language both German and English