4.1.2. One axis system

Single-axis controller model is a controller board in a metal case. Case dimensions are 62 x 44 x 124 mm.

Front panel of the controller contains power supply connector, USB-B data connector, status LED, power LED, left and right limit switch LEDs, left and right movement buttons.

Rear panel contains positioner connector.

4.1.2.1. Connectors

4.1.2.1.1. Positioner connector

A female DSub 15-pin connector for positioner is mounted on the controller board.

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Dimensions and numbers of the pins in DSub connector (front view)

Pins functionality:

  1. Not phase B of SM or - DC of the motor
  2. Phase B of SM or + DC of the motor or phase B on BLDC motor
  3. Not phase A of SM or - DC of the motor or phase C on BLDC motor
  4. Phase A of SM or + DC of the motor or phase A on BLDC motor
  5. 500mA - for 8SMC5, stabilized output for encoder power supply
  6. One-wire interface for positioner identification (for Standa hardware only)
  7. Logic ground for limit switches, encoder, etc.
  8. 2nd limit switch
  9. 1st limit switch
  10. Encoder channel A
  11. Encoder channel B
  12. Revolution sensor input
  13. Inverted Encoder channel A
  14. Inverted Encoder channel B
  15. Inverted revolution sensor input

Note

Only firmwares 4.1.0 and older support BLDC.

Note

Outputs 1 & 3 and 2 & 4 must be connected together for proper DC motor function if the nominal current of the motor is higher than 3A.

Warning

Plugging in/out the motor to the controller is not recommended while motor windings are under voltage.

4.1.2.1.2. Power supply connector

One- and two-axis controller models in metal cases use Kycon 4-pin DC power connector (part number KPPX-4P, www.kycon.com).

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Pinout:

  1. Power, "-".
  2. Power, "+". 12-48V.
  3. Power, "-".
  4. Power, "+". 12-48V.

Important

Never supply the power to the controller and do not plug it to power connector if you are not confident that your power supply parameters conform to the requirements. Never attempt to plug the power supply to the controller if you are not sure power supply unit and controller connectors are compatible! The acceptable connection parameters are described in Safety instructions.

Important

Hot-swapping or unreliable connection of the power supply connector MF-4MRA may damage the PC and/or the controller. For more details please refer to Safety instructions.

4.1.2.1.3. Data connector

Controllers in metal case connect via USB type-B connector.

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USB-A - USB-B cable

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USB type B connector

Output pin table
Pin # Name Wire colour Description
1 VCC Red +5V DC
2 D- White Data -
3 D+ Green Data +
4 GND Black Ground

Warning

Use verified USB cables only! Damaged or low-quality USB cable may cause improper controller operation, including motor rotation errors and errors of device recognition by PC operating system. Short cables with thick wires and screening are ideal for sustainable connection.)

4.1.2.1.4. Supplementary one-axis system connector

One-axis controller model contains a HDB-26 female DSub connector.

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Pinout of the supplementary HDB-26 connector, front view

Pinout:

  1. NC, not used
  2. NC, not used
  3. NC, not used
  4. GND, ground
  5. NC, not used
  6. Synchronization input
  7. Synchronization output
  8. RX_1, serial port input
  9. NC, not used
  10. NC, not used
  11. NC, not used
  12. NC, not used
  13. DIR_1, Direction signal for the external driver
  14. GND, ground
  15. +5V
  16. BRAKE_1, brake control output
  17. CLK_1, Clock signal for the external driver
  18. TX_1, serial port output
  19. NC, not used
  20. NC, not used
  21. NC, not used
  22. GND, ground
  23. PBRK_1, Magnetic brake output
  24. +5V
  25. IO_1, input-output pin
  26. POT_1, analog input