When it comes to networks for motion control, you might not think about USB. However, CyberPak Co., Inc., did. Its external step-and-direction, full or half step motor controllers now come with USB interfaces. The HS-20-USB is a 4-axis step motor controller. The USB port executes commands to the step motor controller under the direct control of a host PC. Alternatively, the drive can operate stand-alone by executing a previously-downloaded CyberVec program stored in internal FLASH memory. The USB interface operates in RS-232 emulation mode and includes host PC software, which provides a virtual COM port addressable by any legacy application. An auxiliary RS-232 interface can be used in place of the USB port or as a multi-drop link to as many as 14 additional HS-20USB systems. The drive also includes encoder support for each of the 4 axes; an embedded interpreter for CyberVecTM, CyberPak’s step motor system control language; and auxiliary digitial and analog I/O’s, which can be configured for joystick and control panel interface support.
CyberPak’s motor controller uses a USB interface to execute commands.
CyberPak Company, Inc.
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