Mach3 Plasma setup

Mach3 plasma setup

Here is a quick guide how to easy perform Mach3 plasma setup. This article will guide you through the process of setting THC with your CNC controller board and  Mach3. Let’s get to the point! How to use plasma with Mach3? Mach3 plasma setup quick guide First let me briefly introduce our two product from … Read more

Motor driver PoStep60-256 now with MODBUS communication

We added a new feature to our popular universal motor driver PoStep60-256. A MODBUS communication over RS485 peripheral. In addition to the existing USB and I2C bus, now you can configure and monitor the driver also using a standard robust industrial  Modbus communication protocol over RS485 bus. Now we can use the driver with PLC … Read more

PoStep60-256 microstep stepper motor driver 24 modification

Microstep stepper motor driver – 24V signals

PoStep60-256 microstep stepper motor driver can operate also on 24 V controll signals. PoStep60-256 microstep stepper motor driver is normally operating on 5V inputs for step, direction and enable signals. Most industrial PLC controllers provide only 24V signals. However adding simple 1,2 kOhm resistor in series with controll input will make PoStep60-256 microstepping stepper motor … Read more

I2C Extender- long distance I2C

PoLabs proudly announces “We have I2C extender available!” Since we receive a large number of our customers’ requests for a long distance I2C communication, we have decided to satisfy wishes of our loyal and valued customers. Therefore we made a new general purpose product I2C extender.  Super usable I2C extender fixes issues with I2C communication over … Read more

PoKeys57CNCcase-COLLAGE

Machinable case design for PoKeys57CNC motion controller

Although PoKeys57CNC devices are sold as ‘naked’ boards, the board itself can be used to make a case. How? Simply, employ the device as the USB or Ethernet motion controller for CNC device and machine one out of a solid block of metal or plastic. Our user Roman Batz carefully designed the case and provides … Read more

PoLabs and Lego Maters 2017

PoLabs was sponsoring the Lego Master 2017 competition on Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana Quoted from source: http://lego-masters.si/ The fifth contest Lego Masters is behind us. The organizers would like to thank all the participants that they devoted the last few months to preparations for the competition, which they also attended. Special thanks also … Read more

Confusing PoKeys57CNC pinout explained

This blog article is mostly to explain the confusing PoKeys57CNC pinout, as some users reported it. There is a myriad of connectors and signals, some are labelled as ‘PoKeys pins’, others are not, some have special function (e.g. limit switch inputs), some are general purpose… Short history of PoKeys devices Let’s start with some history … Read more

USB CNC Controller – PoKeys57CNCdb25 User’s manual – part1

Introduction of USB CNC Controllers USB CNC Controller (PoKeys products) line consists of simple, easy-to-use USB and network devices with the extended list of features making them powerful input/output devices. PoKeys57CNCdb25 is an USB device and is the smallest of the PoKeys family, designed especially for use with CNC machines with existing LPT (parallel printer) … Read more

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