What is CNC plasma cutting

What is CNC plasma cutting?

These blog article will explain some facts about CNC plasma cutting. PoLabs team works on project CNC plasma cutter with intention to even improve our support and make our machine shop even better. in this blog we will presented bases of CNC plasma cutting, which are very important in process of manufacturing your own machine … Read more

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Homing sensor

A blog article obout NEW PoLabs product – homing sensor – PoHome1IRNPN. Homing sensor is an high accuracy, repeatable and more reliable hardware. More about homing sensor is explain in this article. What is machine homing? Machine homing is a CNC machine (automated) protocol – process, that returns the CNC machine to the Home (known) … Read more

PCB testing equipment [Automated device for testing PCB – LINITESTER]

A blog article about a PCB testing equipment (Automated device for testing PCB – LINITESTER). From the idea to the useful custom made automated testing device. PoLabs team develop testing device for testing PCB in serial production. Device was build using a PoKeys57U device from CNC controllers series and stepper motor driver-complete explanation. Automated device … Read more

Stepper motor driver – The complete explanation

In this article we will try to explain all the important things about the stepper motor driver you need to know. 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 … 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? A Digital optical isolator (also called an optocoupler, photocoupler) is an electronic component that … Read more

8 channel relay module board PoRelay8 – first steps

8 channel relay module board PoRelay8 allows expanding the number of outputs of the PoKeys device by using the PoExtBus. It features 8 relay outputs. Up to 10 boards can be daisy-chained over the CAN bus for up to 80 additional outputs. CAN (Controller Area Network) bus is a robust bus standard initially designed for … 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

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

Updated PoKeys plugin for Mach4 released

A new version of the PoKeys plugin for Mach4 was released today. Most changes have been done ‘under the hood’, the biggest one affecting the MPG jogging with PoKeys devices. MPG jogging is a very useful feature of PoKeys57CNC devices that enables improved control over the CNC machine and resembles the handwheel of a manual … Read more

PoKeys joystick issues with Win7 and Win10 resolved

PoKeys joystick issues with Windows 7 and Windows 10 resolved Many flight simulator builders are using our PoKeys as flight simulator USB interface between computer and ICP panels with buttons, potentiometers, encoders and other actuators. Lately we’ve received some reports about problems with PoKeys joystick with Windows 7 and Window 10 that calibration window is not accessible any … Read more

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