Breakout board IO3-R3 (Revision R3) has digital buffer for STEP/DIR/ENA command signals and as such it is particularly suitable for the connection up to 4 microstep drives MST-107 and/or MST-109 and/or DC servo drives DCS-3010(-HV) and/or DC servo drive with analog output DCS-100-A directly to PC. This breakout board can also be used with all drives that have opto-isolated STEP/DIR/ENA inputs.
On board charge pump prevents undesirable state changes in case of loss of communication with computer.
Breakout board IO3-R3 has two relay outputs that can be used to activate the two output devices (electric motor for the main spindle and/or vacuum pump for chips removing, etc.). Indication of the relay condition is performed by the two LEDs which are located on the board.
One of the relay outputs can optionally be converted to analog output with a voltage range of 0–5 V or 0–10 V. This output could be used to control of spindle motor revolution speed.
Up to 5 limit switches can be connect to the breakout board. Digital inputs for limit switches are opto-insulated and also have input filter for noise suppression.
PC connection is performed via the parallel (printer, LPT) port. Breakout board IO3-R3 has centronics (IEEE1284) connector, so that connection to the PC uses a standard printer cable.
Breakout board IO3-R3 is specially developed to be used with software for generating STEP/DIR command signals via parallel port such as: Mach3, Mach4, LinuxCNC (free), TurboCNC (free), etc.
DESCRIPTION OF INPUT-OUTPUT PINS
|Description - function||Pin number on the PC
side (connector DB25)
|Line type on the
side of PC
|X axis STEP||2||Output||TTL|
|X axis DIR||3||Output||TTL|
|Y axis STEP||4||Output||TTL|
|Y axis DIR||5||Output||TTL|
|Z axis STEP||6||Output||TTL|
|Z axis DIR||7||Output||TTL|
|A axis STEP||8||Output||TTL|
|A axis DIR||9||Output||TTL|
|ENA (enable)||17||Output||TTL open collector PNP|
|Safety signal (charge pump)||14||Output||OutputCan be optionally switched on and off|
|Spindle - Rele 1||1||Output||Optionally analog output of 0–5 V or of 0–10 V|
|Coolant - Rele 2||16||Output||-|
|Limit switch 1 (SW1)||10||Input||24V logic|
|Limit switch 2 (SW2)||11||Input||24V logic|
|Limit switch 3 (SW3)||12||Input||24V logic|
|Limit switch 4 (SW4)||13||Input||24V logic|
|E-Stop - Limit switch 5 (SW5)||15||Input||24V logic|
|Characteristics||Description - Value|
|Number of axis||4 (X, Y, Z and A-axis)|
|Axes control||By STEP/DIR command lines separately for each axis, common ENA (enable) line for all axis|
|Output current of STEP/DIR command lines||15mA max|
|Number of limit switches||5|
|Number of relay outputs||2|
|Analog output||Optionally 0–5 V DC or 0–10 V DC via jumper|
|The capacity of one relay output||250VAC/8A max|
|Dimensions (W x L x H)||165mm x 100mm x 28mm|
NOTE: specifications are subject to change without notice