THC Plasma Cutter

THC Plasma Cutter – Switch from Mach3 to Mach4

If you use a THC plasma cutter with Mach3 and would like to switch to Mach4 plasma, there is a quick guide how to setup the torch height controller. The Mach4 version 2 has support for THC plasma cutter. If you have been using Mach3, there are some differences in settings for THC in Mach4. … Read more

4th axis for CNC

4th axis for CNC – MACH4 and PoKeys57CNC

In this blog we will describe, how we upgrade our cnc milling/router machine with new 4th axis for CNC machine and get more functionality, how to setup, wiring components and Configuration in Mach4. New upgrade in machine shop with intention to improve our support even additionally and also for making products for our development and … Read more

PoOptoIn

Digital optical isolator | PoOptoIn 16 channel isolation device

Here you’ll get some basic information about optical isolators, how they work, where are used, how they look like and moreover where you can buy a 16 channel optical isolation device – PoOptoIn from PoLabs. What is a digital optical isolator? Digital optical isolator (also called an optocoupler, photocoupler) is an electronic component that transfers … 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

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

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