Programming Software For Motion Controllers
The Galil DDE Server for Wonderware InTouch allows InTouch to send commands and receive responses from a Galil motion controller.
The Galil DDE Server for Wonderware InTouch allows InTouch to send commands and receive responses from a Galil motion controller. The DDE Server for Galil motion controllers allows you to setup DDE Topics and Items, which can send commands to the controller. These commands could command motion, speed changes, change digital outputs, read digital or analog inputs, as well as set and read variables and arrays on the Galil controller. Multiple controllers can also be defined and DDE Topics and Items attached, allowing InTouch to send commands to more than one Galil motion controller.
Features of Programming Software For Motion Controllers
The Galil Generic DDE Server is available in both 16 and 32 bit versions for all current versions of Windows. DDE is a feature of Windows for communication between two Windows programs. This communication allows one program to send commands or data to another program.
The Galil Generic DDE Server allows a Windows program with DDE communications to send commands to Galil controllers. This connection allows you to send commands to the controller from spreadsheet programs such as Microsoft Excel, database programs such as FileMaker Pro or Microsoft Access, or laboratory automation software such as National Instruments' LabView.
Galil also has a dedicated DDE server, called DMCWW, for InTouch from Wonderware. The Galil Generic DDE Server can also be configured to poll the controller automatically and feed the data back to another Windows program via DDE. Also, the DDE server program window displays controller commands received through DDE communication and any responses from the controller to the command. There is a terminal in the DDE Server windows that allows you to type a command and send that command to the controller.