Congratulations, you have purchased a drive system and have been enjoying learning all the different ways the new drive system can benefit your work environment.  After familiarizing yourself, you realize that changing the acceleration might further improve your new system.  Maybe you are carrying a different load than previously expected, or maybe your work environment has more traction than others, or maybe it’s something else.

Whichever is your reason, thankfully this is an easy and straightforward process that requires minimal equipment to make this change.

So, let’s get started.

First, let’s go over the equipment needed.  Your drive system consists of a Roboteq motor controller.  A USB Connector of type B, shown in Figure 1, is needed to connect the motor controller to your computer.

Figure 1. USB Connector Type B

Your Roboteq motor controller also needs the Roborun+ software to be downloaded to make changes to its acceleration settings, shown in Figure 2. This software can be downloaded from the following link:

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Figure 2. Roborun+ Software File

Now that you have downloaded and gathered all the necessary software and equipment, we can discuss the process for changing the acceleration of the drives.



Step 1:  After successfully downloading the Roborun+ software, let’s start by opening it.  Figure 3 shows the opening page of Roborun+.

Figure 3. Roborun+



Step 2:  Locate your drive system’s USB port and connect the motor controller to your computer using the USB type B cable, shown below in Figure 4.

Figure 4. Roboteq’s USB Port



Step 3:  Power your drive system by turning it on.  Then, once the motor controller is found, Roborun+ will prompt you to read the controller configuration, select ’Yes,’ displayed in Figure 5.

Figure 5. Controller Found



Step 4:  Go to the ‘Power Output’ section located under the configuration tab.  Expand the ‘Motor 1 Output’ tab, shown below in Figure 6.

Figure 6. Motor 1 Output Tab



Step 5:  Go to the Motor 1 Output tab.  Locate and expand the ‘Speed & Acceleration’ tab shown in Figure 7.

Figure 7. Speed & Acceleration Tab



Step 6:  Make the needed changes to the acceleration and deceleration. Adjust ‘Acceleration (RPM/s)’, ‘Deceleration (RPM/s)’ settings as needed, shown in Figure 8.  Changing these values will adjust the revolutions per minute per second, thus changing the amount of time needed to reach the maximum speed and/or the time needed to come to a complete stop.  Adjusting the ‘Max Speed (RMP)’ setting will not make any changes to the motor speed while operating in the ‘Open Loop’ mode. If speed adjustments are needed, look at our blog for a tutorial on changing maximum speed.

Figure 8. Motor 1 Acceleration



Step 7:  Go to Motor 2 of your drive system.  Locate and expand the ‘Motor 2 Output’ tab, shown in Figure 9. Make the necessary changes as you did above with Motor 1.

Figure 9. Motor 2 Acceleration



Step 8:  Save your changes.  Once adjustments have been made select the ‘Save to Controller’ button on the right of the screen, shown in Figure 10.

Figure 10. Save Changes


Step 10:  Finishing the process.  You can now unplug the USB cable and test the new acceleration and deceleration settings of you drive system.  If you have any additional questions remember to check out our other drive system tutorials.  And as always, feel free to contact Conceptual Innovation support team.