USB stepper motor controller

USB stepper motor controller – develop your own application

We are constantly trying to offer our valued users as much support as possible. We take into account all their suggestions and wishes. Consequently, we decided to reveal PoStep60 USB communication protocol. In addition to I2C and Modbus serial interface, you will now be able to write your own app to communicate with the USB … 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

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

Stepper motor driver user manual – complete edition

This stepper motor driver user manual contains information required to configure over an USB and run the PoStep60 driver. Please read the manual carefully to avoid damage to the driver. This section covers the instrument general description, instrument specifications and characteristics. General symbols for this instructions A few symbols are used throughout this manual that … Read more

PoBlocks tutorial – Pulse engine, custom PoIL code

In this PoBlocks tutorial, we will describe how PoBlocks can be used to solve a stepper motor positioning task. PoBlocks is a graphical programming tool for PoKeys device and is free of charge for PoKeys users. Background We have been approached by one of our users on how a positioning system can be implemented using … Read more

Mach3 setup tutorial

Mach3 setup tutorial – first movements

Mach3 setup tutorial summary This Mach3 setup tutorial will show you how to connect everything together and how to configure the PoKeys plugin so you can move your CNC. You can find the previous Mach3 setup tutorial here. Connecting everything together First you must connect the stepper motors to the drivers. This first step is … Read more

Stepper motor driver – explanation

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 … Read more

PoKeys tutorial – getting started with PoKeys57CNC

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 … Read more

Mach3 setup tutorial

Mach3 tutorial with PoKeys – first steps

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 … Read more

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