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PoKeys as flight simulator interface

By |December 23rd, 2015|CNC, CNC controller, CNC Machine, Other, PoKeys|

Have you ever imagined that the same device family that is able to function as a fully fledged USB CNC controller can be used in a completely different application, like a flight simulator interface? Look at the following flight simulator (courtesy of Beau Williamson and Christopher Link). PoKeys as flight simulator interface in simulator by [...]

PoKeys update 3.1.67 released

By |November 30th, 2015|CNC controller, CNC Machine, PoKeys|

We just released a new PoKeys update 3.1.67 that contains some bug fixes and new features. New features in PoKeys update 3.1.67 PoKeys update 3.1.67 brings firmware update 3.1.67 for PoKeys56 series devices and firmware update 4.1.44 for PoKeys57 series devices. The update can be downloaded here: PoKeys v3.1.67, PoBlocks, Mach3 plugin (30.11.2015).exe Matrix mapping [...]

Stepper motor driver – explanation

By |November 30th, 2015|CNC Machine, PoKeys, Stepper driver, Stepper motor|

What is a stepper motor driver? A stepper motor driver is an electronic device that is used to drive the stepper motor. By itself it usually does nothing and must be used together with a controller like PoKeys57CNC. There are a lot of different types of stepper motor drivers but in general all do the [...]

5 reasons to switch your CNC from LPT to USB

By |November 17th, 2015|CNC controller, CNC Machine, PoKeys|

Have you ever considered switching your CNC from LPT to USB? Let us point out 5 reasons to do so and use a USB CNC controller instead of an ancient LPT port. 1. LPT ports are disappearing Computer industry these days has no more interest in maintaining LPT port functionality. This is a legacy port [...]

Mach 4 motion controller – PoKeys57 CNC

By |November 16th, 2015|CNC controller, CNC Machine, PoKeys|

PoKeys57CNC is the next generation of PoKeys devices that was designed specifically for CNC applications. Used together with the PoKeys plugin for Mach4, it becomes a great choice for the Mach 4 motion controller. It is a blend between general purpose PoKeys device and a USB/Ethernet CNC controller. The device is targeted primarily for controlling [...]

PoKeys tutorial – getting started with PoKeys57CNC

By |October 23rd, 2015|CNC controller, CNC Machine, Stepper driver, Stepper motor|

This post is a first PoKeys tutorial in the series of the tutorials for PoKeys57CNC devices. This one will cover the basics on connecting your PoKeys device with the computer and configuring the network connection if it is used. PoKeys57CNC is a blend between general purpose PoKeys device and a USB CNC controller. The device [...]

Mach3 tutorial with PoKeys – first steps

By |October 22nd, 2015|CNC, CNC controller, CNC Machine, PoKeys, Stepper driver, Stepper motor|

Introduction to Mach3 tutorial This is the first Mach3 tutorial in a series of tutorials which will help you to know PoKeys devices and how to use them with Mach 3 software for controlling your CNC machine. The tutorials will begin with simple configurations which will describe how to setup Mach3 and PoKeys plugin properly [...]

PoKeys USB and ethernet DAQ devices – comparison

By |October 19th, 2015|CNC controller, CNC Machine, PoKeys|

PoKeys DAQ devices family There are multiple variations of PoKeys DAQ devices (digital acquisition devices) available. The PoKeys57 family consists of PoKeys57U, PoKeys57E and PoKeys57CNC, which is our latest addition to the PoKeys device family. PoKeys devices in general PoKeys devices are highly-customizable general purpose I/O devices that extend the I/O capabilities of a host computer [...]

USB CNC controller by your needs

By |October 6th, 2015|CNC controller, CNC Machine, PoKeys|

Nowadays, one cannot imagine production processes without the use of computer numerical control (CNC) machines. . These machines drive the production of complex and precisely dimensioned objects out of variety of materials. Let it be a mill, a lathe, EDM or a plasma cutter, the precise positioning of the work tool is controlled and supervised by [...]

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