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800 inches per minute at 0.00025″ Resolution

arduino hacks, chipkit, pic32, plc, PONTECH, quick240, velox slides Commenti disabilitati su 800 inches per minute at 0.00025″ Resolution 

800IPM Linear Slide Control

The folks over at PONTECH have just released a pretty impressive opensource PIC32 library for controlling a linear slide at speeds of 800 inches per minute!

PONTECH makes the Quick240 (Quick Universal Industrial Control Kard) which is based on the open source chipKIT platform. It was designed for industrial automation systems, where typically a ladder logic PLC might be used. The benefits to using a system like this is that because it is open, you are no longer stuck with proprietary hardware, and it is much more flexible to allow you to “do your own thing”. Did we mention it is also Arduino compatible?

Using this system they’ve successfully controlled two 8″ Velox slides at a whopping 800 inches per minute with a resolution of 0.00025″ — just take a look at the following video to appreciate how freaking fast that is.

The StepAndDirection library can be found over at GitHub for use with a PIC32 microcontroller.


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Ago
28

800 inches per minute at 0.00025″ Resolution

arduino hacks, chipkit, pic32, plc, PONTECH, quick240, velox slides Commenti disabilitati su 800 inches per minute at 0.00025″ Resolution 

800IPM Linear Slide Control

The folks over at PONTECH have just released a pretty impressive opensource PIC32 library for controlling a linear slide at speeds of 800 inches per minute!

PONTECH makes the Quick240 (Quick Universal Industrial Control Kard) which is based on the open source chipKIT platform. It was designed for industrial automation systems, where typically a ladder logic PLC might be used. The benefits to using a system like this is that because it is open, you are no longer stuck with proprietary hardware, and it is much more flexible to allow you to “do your own thing”. Did we mention it is also Arduino compatible?

Using this system they’ve successfully controlled two 8″ Velox slides at a whopping 800 inches per minute with a resolution of 0.00025″ — just take a look at the following video to appreciate how freaking fast that is.

The StepAndDirection library can be found over at GitHub for use with a PIC32 microcontroller.


Filed under: Arduino Hacks


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