Basic Usage

You can left click Check Config at any time to see if there are any errors.

Build Config will check for errors before build the configuration files.

Some items may not be enabled until the transition from Mesact I to Mesact II.

Machine Tab

  1. Enter a Machine Name

  2. Select the Mesa Board

  3. Ethernet Boards you must select the IP Address is recommened.

  4. Boards like 5i25/6i25, 7i80, 7i92, 7i93, 7i98 to enable the Axes Tab and the I/O Tab you need to select a firmware then select a daughter card.

Quick Start Group

  1. Select either Imperial or Metric

  2. Pick a Configuration

  3. Edit the axis settings to fit your machine then Build Config

Settings Tab

  1. Select a GUI

  2. Select Position Offset

  3. Select Position Feedback

Board Tab

  1. Select Joint starting with 0

  2. Enter Scale, Minimum Limit, Maximum Limit, Maximum Velocity, Maximum Acceleration

  3. PID Settings select Default Values

  4. Following Error select Default Values

  5. For a Step and Direction select your drive or manually enter the Step Time, Step Space, Direction Setup, Direction Hold times

  6. For a Servo System select Default Values in Analog Output and enter the Encoder Scale

  7. Left Click Check Config to see if there are any errors

The selected board will configure the Inputs and Outputs avaliable and if input debounce is avaliable.

#. Click Select for the I/O you want to use and select what you want it to be used as.

Spindle Tab

Used to configure an Analog PWM or Stepgen Spindle. For Digital Run, CW and CCW type spindles use outputs.

SS Cards Tab

If you have a Smart Serial Card attached you can configure it here.

#. Select the Smart Serial Card and the page changes to that card where you can make selections for that card

Options Tab

Here you can select various options for your configuration and whether to check for Mesaflash at startup or not.


If your going to be using the Classicladder PLC you can set number of items created for each type of bit.

PC Tab

You can get information about the PC CPU and NIC on the PC Info Tab.

If your using a Mesa Ethernet card you can test your NIC speed and get the Packet Time and compare that to Threshold to see if your NIC and CPU are fast enough at the current Servo Period.