1. Make sure that the ACS ADK Suite is installed on the PC with LabVIEW. Contact PI, if you need to download.
2. To begin, we will be using an ActiveX Server. ActiveX is based on COM (Component Object Model) technologies that allow you to reuse code and link programs together. LabVIEW, in our case, will act as an Automation Client with a program structure that follows Automation Open->Invoke Methods->Automation Close. You will see this practically in effect in the example outlined below.
3. To use LabVIEW in this way, we must register our ActiveX Server (DLL) provided in the ACS ADK Suite.
4. Type CMD in the Windows Search box to get a command prompt. Here you can register the DLL with the command below – please note your path may be different – check your install path and replace path as necessary. Also note: the user in this case should have administrator rights.
regsvr32 “C:\Program Files (x86)\ACS Motion Control\CommonFiles\SPiiPlusCOM660_x86.dll”