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This is the official and latest setup guide of Argon (servo drive). Read it through before installing or operating Argon.

NOTE: This guide attempts to be as complete and precise as humanly possible, however it can never be perfect. Writers of this guide are not responsible if possible damages or losses caused by mistakes or lacks of this guide.

IMPORTANT: Argon drive should be installed and operated only by qualified electricians. Dangerous voltages and mechanics are involved and possibility of severe injury or even death is possible in case of installation or usage errors.

CURRENT STATUS: This guide is work in progress and should not be followed until this notice has been removed.

Reading the guide

Read trough the guide by following the outline and follow the hyper links to subtopics provided in the articles. Many useful and important key points are presented as:

Articles containing safety & equipment damage related information of Argon

In addition to other documentation, make sure you have carefully read and understood all of the pages containing safety and equipment damage warnings before operating the device:

Argon introduction

Argon is a servo motor drive designed by Granite Devices. If you are not familiar with the features and specifications of the drive, see following articles:

The setup process

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Read the page List of things needed for details.

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Connect drive to PC with SimpleMotion V2 USB adapter and Granity to test connection, upgrade firmware if necessary and to learn Granity. If you're already familiar with all this, you may skip this step. Read the article Making the first Granity connection

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Carefully do the full wiring of the servo system. Consult an qualified electrician if necessary as dangerous voltages will be present. Befower powering up, triple check everything by using multimeter to find short circuits. Read the main article Wiring.

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Power-up the system and connet again with Granity. Now set-up the motor to work as intented. See the main article Drive paramerization

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After motor and drive are fully functional, connect motor to the mechanical load and find the optimum velocity or position control gains. Read the main article Servo motor tuning.


In case of troubles, refer to the articles in general troubleshooting category and Argon troubleshooting category.