PENDANT PROGRAMMING Intuitive Self-Teach Programming System The SMAC Programming Pendant is an addition to the LAC range of controllers. It has been developed in response to customer requests for a programming method which does not rely on a PC for data input and does not require any detailed programming knowledge from the user. The pendant is used to send instructions to the LAC controller via the RS232 port. These commands are interpreted by the controller and stored in the appropriate sequence for execution during automatic operation. Up to 4 axes of motion can be programmed with up to 40 steps of motion within the program. The system can be commanded to carry out key motion functions of the SMAC moving coil actuator such as high speed moves to position, soft-landing and applying force. It can also be setup to read position and force and to perform comparisons on these parameters. In this way applications such as switch testing and component measurement can be programmed. For demonstration purposes a “canned cycle” in pre-programmed into the unit which shows a complete test cycle of the component.