CONTROLLER

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Our motion controller is primarily designed for a 3 axis milling style machine but is used for many other applications, such as dual x/y systems, single axis control as well as up to 6 axis of controlled motion. Projects have also been done where much I/O is needed. The control system is a great turnkey solution for any automation need, as the power supply, amplifiers, and control technology are all inside the one 19" rack mountable case.

As the control system is very flexible, we are able to accommodate our users with frequent updates to there controller adding additional functionality and performance. Files can be transferred to the controller via a Floppy Disk, Serial Communications or through a Microsoft compatible Ethernet Network. The software upgrades can be downloaded from our web site, or sent to you on floppy disks. Having a floppy drive is also helpful when the router is in another location where there is no computer, or the router is too far from your design computer to have a communications link to the router system.

The controller uses either the EIA 274 G-Code standard, or HPGL(Hewlett Packard Graphics Language) for its control language. The system is also designed to have flexible support of M-Codes so that if a customer wants to use a driver for a piece of software from another manufacturer, they are actually able to define the functionality of each M-Code, including pre and post delays for each M-Code.

There are many drivers(link this word to our page that has the drivers on it) available for a wide range of signmaking and CAD/CAM software. Inside of the controller, there is a hard drive that is used to store jobs on. This allows the user to be able to replay large jobs without having to re-transfer the files again. This becomes very helpful when cutting large 3D files. You are also able to create directories so that you can organize your jobs, by for example, making a directory for each of your customers. This would then allow you to be able to cut another 10 copies of a job for your customer without going back to your CAD/CAM programs, to re-send the job to the router system.


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