Work with gearing functions

In this section, you'll learn how to make a gear move using KINGSTAR gear functions.

Gear moves

There are two kinds of gear moves: general gearing and gear-in-position.

Process of making a gear move

The process below shows how to make a gear move in KINGSTAR:

Functions

SetAxisGear: sets a gear ratio and links the axes to gear.

SetAxisGearInPos: sets a gear ratio between the position of the slave and master axes from the synchronization point onwards.

AbortCommand: cancels a command. It detaches the slave axis from the master axis immediately to exit the gear mode.

 

The following are motion functions. For more information about their use, see Chapter 5.

Keep in mind that gear defines the behavior of a slave axis, not master. The master axis doesn't know a slave axis is attached to itself. After you gear two axes, only the master should be moved.

Start gearing

Take the following steps to implement gearing.

Gearing

Gear-in-Position