THC screen set Mach3 – PlasmaSens

One of our customers prepare a THC screen set Mach3  for PlasmaSens and allowed us to share it. You can download it now under the PlasmaSens device downloads. Thanks, Neil. G.! Steps for setting it up: download and unzip PlasmaSens Mach3 screen set.zip  and copy *.set files to Mach3 folder run Mach3 Loader Create Profile … Read more

PoStep60-256 microstep stepper motor driver 24 modification

Microstep stepper motor driver – 24V signals

PoStep60-256 microstep stepper motor driver can also operate on 24 V control signals. PoStep60-256 microstep stepper motor driver (complete explanation) is normally operating on 5V inputs for step, direction and enable signals. Most industrial PLC controllers provide only 24V signals. However, adding a simple 1,2 kOhm resistor in series with control input will make the … 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 the CNC device and machine one out of a solid block of metal or plastic. Our user Roman Batz carefully designed the case and … 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

PoKeys57CNC

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

Encoder Threading with Mach4 Lathe and the usb cnc controller PoKeys57CNC

Digital Machinist article: Encoder Threading with Mach4 Lathe and the usb cnc controller PoKeys57CNC I was excited to hear that threading with Mach4 Lathe and the usb cnc controller Pokeys57CNC with an encoder was now working. I just had to try it, since I had mixed success with index only threading in Mach3 Turn. I had … Read more

New communication options in PoBlocks

PoBlocks just got a set of new communication features in PoKeys57 series ethernet devices. UDP sender enables PoKeys device to send simple messages using UDP protocol on request from the PoBlocks project. PoKeys InterCom protocol on the other hand enables sending data between PoKeys devices. PoKeys (Simple) UDP sender As the name applies, UDP sender … Read more

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