Motion Controller Status
The Status tab in the configuration view displays the status of bits in the communication status register of your motion controller. To access the Status tab in Measurement & Automation Explorer, select your device from the configuration tree. The tab appears below the configuration view.
When the motion controller is in the power-up state, the Move Complete Status (MCS) register contains a power-up code describing why the controller is in the power-up state. To access this code, execute the Read Move Complete Status VI or function.
|0x80||Bus reset||Normal PC power cycle|
|0x40||Power-up reset||Normal PC power cycle|
|0x20||Watchdog timeout||Fatal internal error|
|0x08||Shutdown||Shutdown (E-Stop) input active (refer to the Enable Shutdown function)|
|0x02||Software reset||Firmware download|
When the controller is not reset and no motor is moving, the status value depends on the total number of axes on your controller. For example, if you have a NI 7340 with 4 axes, the status is 0x1E which indicates that the Move Complete status is True on all axes. Refer to the Read Communication Status function or VI for information about the communication status register.