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Are there certain MCB's for certain Axis?

I have a spare MCB for the weekend that I have been using while my MCB was in for service. I bought a FIZ motor to try out while I have the two MCB's in my possession. When I hooked everything up the KOS app on my Ipad did not acknowledge the FIZ motors presence. Did I miss a step before installing the FIZ motor or do I require a Different kind of MCB? I was under the impression that any MCB will support any axis?

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Jeremy Raco

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CineDrive MCBs will support slider and FIZ motor axes. However, it requires each axis to have a unique and individual axis ID so that the CAN commands can be "routed" properly to the various motors. Additionally, there are two different motor tuning profiles required- one for the slider/pan/tilt motors and a different one for FIZ motors.

If you connect two MCBs both assigned as Axis 1 slider motors- the system sees them as one regardless of the type of motor connected.

Here are the steps required to reassign the axis ID's, change motor profile types, and renaming of axis labels for all three supported kOS applications.

Steps on reassigning the motor ID.

IMPORTANT- Only the axis desired to be reassigned should be physically connected to the brain during this process. Failure to disconnect other axes could result in corruption of one or more axes (send back to Kessler for repair).

Windows:
Only have the axis to be changed connected to the CineDrive Brain.

Establish connect to the brain through kOS (Ethernet or WiFi is acceptable)
1) Select Help > Support > Advanced Motor Configuration
2) Select YES to question regarding technical support
3) Select the target Motor ID from the motor list on the left of the window
4) Use the Move Down button to move the target Motor ID down to the bottom of the list
5) Select the Default button (the target axis should then disappear)
6) Select the Motor ID of the motor that is physically connected to the brain
7) Type in the desired target (new) motor address in the field
8) Select Change Address and wait for confirmation
9) Ensure motor profile is correct for the desired axis (update if required)
10) Change Motor Label as needed
11) Select Close to exit the Advanced Motor Configuration window

Mac:
Only have the axis to be changed connected to the CineDrive Brain.

Establish connect to the brain through kOS (Ethernet or WiFi is acceptable)

1) Select Help > Support > Advanced Motor Configuration
2) Select YES to question regarding technical support
3) Select the target Motor ID from the motor list on the left of the window
4) Use the Move Down button to move the target Motor ID down to the bottom of the list
5) Select the Default button (the target axis should then disappear)
6) Select the Motor ID of the motor that is physically connected to the brain
7) Type in the desired target (new) motor address in the field
8) Select Change and wait for confirmation
9) Ensure motor profile is correct for the desired axis (update if required)
10) Change Motor Label as needed
11) Select Close to exit the Advanced Motor Configuration window

iPad
Only have the axis to be changed connected to the CineDrive Brain.

1) Select lower left icon in kOS then Support > Advanced Configuration
2) Select YES to the question regarding technical support
3) Select "Edit" in the top right corner of advanced motor config window
4) Touch and drag small gray rectangle on right of axis that is to be the target (or desired) axis down to the bottom of the list just below #10.
5) Select Done
6) Select the > for the axis you just moved, and select 'Set Axis to Default' which is toward the bottom of the options);
7) Go back one menu; The axis moved down in step 4 should now appear as <Unassigned>
8) Now select the > for the active axis (the one connected to the brain that you wish to change to a new ID)
9) Select the number in the New Address location and change the New Address to the desired ID and select Change Motor Address
10) Wait for confirmation that motor address was successfully changed, then click OK
11) Ensure motor profile is correct for the desired axis (update if required).
12) Change Motor Label as needed.
13) Exit out. You can double-tap the green Online text at the lower left to refresh the connection and the desired motor address label should appear. Any additional axes can then be connected and the brain should recognize in a few moments. Refresh if needed.

Jeff Mullikin

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