In section you will learn the basics of how to get started with Motorcortex. You will learn to Install Motorcortex on a controller, Connect your PC to the controller, Deploy a Motorcortex Application, Configure the Application and Play with it.
1. Update/Install MCX-OS on your controller
To start off you will install or update your Controller with the latest image. In short, the following steps need to be performed:
- Download the latest MCX-OS Image from the Motorcortex Store
- Create a bootable MCX-Clonezilla USB Drive
- Copy the MCX-OS Image onto your MCX-Clonezilla USB Drive
- Boot your controller from the MCX-Clonezilla USB Drive and restore the MCX-OS Image to your controller.
Depending on the type of hardware the update procedure is slightly different. Select the option applicable to your situation:
2. Connect your PC
After installing the Motorcortex Image, you will have to setup the connection between your PC and your Controller. Connecting to Motorcortex is different for every PC Operating system.
Configure Your Network
Setting up the connection between your PC and Motorcortex.
Remote Access & File Transfer
This section will show you how to connect to a Motorcortex machine.
Install a Browser Certificate
A certificate is required to support a secure (encrypted) connection between your PC and Motorcortex.
These are some steps that will help out if you can't connect to Motorcortex.
3. Deploy a standard Application
After a connection is established between your PC and the Controller it is time to deploy an Application from the Motorcortex.io Store.
4. Configure the Application
Motorcortex is a control system that connect to physical devices. These devices have to be configured and connected to your Application. Use Motorcortex ECAT to add and configure your EtherCAT devices.
After configuring EtherCAT you can start using Motorcortex to control your system. The configured EtherCAT devices can be used via
Motorcortex Desk and a GUI (Graphical User Interface) can be created using
Basics Motorcortex Desk
In this section you will control a Motorcortex application using Motorcortex Desk.
Create a GUI
In this section we will create a Motorcortex Graphical User Interface
These 5 steps are everything you need to get started using Motorcortex. If you want to learn how to create your own application please follow the instruction in the section “Developing Client applications” and “Developing Control Applications”.
More detailed information about the Motorcortex tools can be found in Motorcortex.io Tools.