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SMLC V2 Hardware

SMLC Revision 2.0 Hardware

SMLC hardware Revision 2.0 introduced locking 1394 connectors for the ultimate in reliability. SMLC hardware Rev. 2 includes three 1394 connectors on the SMLC-160 to simplify the topology of a ServoWire drive network as the number of axes increases. Note that SMLC revision 2.0 hardware requires SMLC firmware v2.6 or later.  SMLC firmware v2.6 is available to all registered users in the SMLC software section of the Support Library. In addition to the frequently asked questions (FAQs), consult this guide to replacing SMLC hardware.

SMLC v2 hardware, front view, with locking cable callout

Comparison of SMLC rev1.x and rev2.0 hardware

The figure below shows the differences between rev1.x and rev2.0 SMLC hardware

Hardware comparison

SMLC hardware revision is indicated by the product label on the left side of the unit. The revision field in the picture below indicates 2.0.00. In SMLC hardware rev2, the serial number suffix is greater than 200. In SMLC hardware rev1, the serial number suffix is between 100 and 200.

SMLC product label

SMLC Product Label

If you have questions about this revision that are not answered by the FAQ on the right, please contact ORMEC support at (585) 385-3520 or via e-mail at support@ormec.com

SMLC2 Hardware

How do I determine the revision level of my SMLC hardware?

There are multiple ways:

  1. Check the label. The label on the left side of the SMLC indicates the hardware revision.
  2. Physical appearance. The physical differences between rev1 and rev2 are shown on this page.
  3. Remote status using the SwMonitor utility of ServoWire Pro. In SMLC rev2 hardware, the suffix of the SMLC serial number is greater than 200. In rev1 hardware, the suffix is between 100 and 200. SwMonitor displays a value called "Adapter version". SMLC rev2 hardware has adapter version 3. SMLC rev1 hardware has adapter version 2.


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