Do Motion Coordinators have exernal digital and analogue I/O for each axis?
The internal and external I/O is flexible. Any axis can use any Input as home, limit switch and feedhold inputs. While the servo loops must use the on-board analogue outputs for servo drive control, the external ADC input modules may be used for feedback.
External I/O is provided as either CANbus modules (CANIO) or as EtherCAT modules (Flexslice I/O). Which one to use depends on the selected Motion Coordinator. MC403 .. MC508 have CANbus ports. The MC4N and MC6N have CANbus and in addition the MC4N-ECAT and MC6N-ECAT have EtherCAT for both drives and I/O. The Flex-6 Nano has EtherCAT but no CANbus.
Example axis inputs setup:
DATUM_IN = 23
FWD_IN = 104
REV_IN = 105
FHOLD_IN = 60
Flexslice 24V digital input levels
The P372 PNP 16 x Digital Input module has input threshold values to work with standard PLC IO systems. If the input is below 5V then the input is OFF. If the input is above 15V then the input will register as ON.
AN-411 CAN P329 Intro Guide
Trio CAN 16-IN 16-OUT modules allow I/O expansion for the CAN enabled Trio Motion Coordinators. The P329 module fits in the existing Trio CAN range, providing a single module with 16 digital inputs and 16 digital outputs. This document describes ...
How many axes work synchronously in the Euro408?
In all the Motion Coordinators it is possible to run all axes synchronously. There is no limit. So in the Euro404 you can run all 4 axes with for example a MOVEABS(x, y, z, a) In the Euro408 you can run all 8 axes with MOVEABS(x, y, z, a, b, c, d, ...
What is the ouput current of the 24V digital ouputs on DX4 drives?
The Digital Outputs of the DX4 drive have a maximum current capability of 30mA. Digital inputs have current limit resistors and are rated at 24V, max load less than 10mA. The ED3S (Summa) drive and the DX4 have the same range.
Connector Kits for Motion Coordinators
Spare connector kits are avaialble from Trio Distributors. Here is the list of available kits. P920 - MC664/MC464 Connector Kit P921 - P876/P871 EtherCAT/RTEX module connector kit P922 - P879/P874 Flexaxis connector kit P923 - MC403/MC403-Z ...