CSMIO/IP-M | 4-axis Motion Controller (STEP/DIR), Ethernet

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229.00 

 

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Product Description


General

csmio-ip-m-nowy1CSMIO/IP-M is a 4-axis motion controller. In combination with a PC and control software (Mach3, Mach4, CS-Lab) it’s an ideal system for CNC machines control. CSMIO/IP-M was designed for professionals, CNC automation manufacturers,  retrofit specialists  and  hobbyists, who want to equip their machine tool with efficient, stable and flexible CNC control system. CSMIO/IP-M is for those who need as accurate and reliable controller as his bigger brother CSMIO/IP-S spending much less money (more about CSMIO/IP-M supported features you can read below). 

Operation Stability

Provided by connection with PC via Ethernet – its physical layer is galvanically isolated, used protocols provide reliable and fast transmission even in tough industrial environment). Practically any other interfaces do not provide continuity and reliability of transmission on such high-level as ETHERNET. That is why it is currently the worldwide standard for high-speed digital communication.

Easy installation

One of the biggest advantage of CSMIO/IP-M is simplicity of installation. It does not require any external electronics for correct operation. Inputs/outputs signals are optically isolated, filtered, protected against short circuit, overheating etc. All signals are adapted to industry 24V standard. The device is enclosed in a compact housing, mounted on a DIN-rail, what makes mechanical and electronic installation in a control cabinet takes less time and is even easier.

CSMIO/IP-M controller works with Mach3/ Mach4 software because of its low price, popularity and enormous capability to adapt to specific requirements. As for control signal the choice is the popular step/direction (step/dir) standard. This way you can control both – stepper motor drives and the most modern servo drives. Thanks to frequency of stop signal that reaches up to 125KHz you can apply adequate stepper division in stepper motors the same reducing resonance and significantly improving performance of a propulsion system. It also provides full advantage of encoders with average number of pulses per rotation (10.000 p/rev) and large number of pulses per rotation using only small electronic ratio.  

How does it work?

In short – control software (Mach3, Mach4) installed on a PC is the brain and CSMIO/IP-M controller is the heart of the entire control system. Control software (Mach3, Mach4) changes gcodes into motion trajectory and sends it through network connection to the CSMIO/IP-M. Basing on the trajectory the controller generates accurate step/dir signal for all axes. This division of tasks makes the PC is less loaded than if using classic parallel LPT port. 

What are the main advantages of CSMIO/IP-M controller?

  • Step/dir signal – after the first run of a CNC machine equipped with the CSMIO/IP-M controller you will notice how smooth and precise is the work of your motors. It’s thanks to high quality step/dir signal and data buffer which stores a small part of trajectory sent by control software (Mach3, Mach4).
  • Data buffer – the mentioned trajectory buffer provides uninterrupted operation of a CNC machine, even in case of temporary problems with network connection or software control. 
  • Slave axis support – one slave axis support (without gantry geometry correction). 
  • Safety system – very important advantage of CSMIO/IP-M controller is its own safety system. It constantly watches over safety of a user and a machine. It consists of many independent algorithms and watchdogs which react very fast in  case of forbidden or alarm situations. RESET support for axis drives. Support of FAULT signals from servo drives (immediate stop of a machine in case of any axis accident).
  • Solid aluminum housing, which dissipates heat and protects electronic circuits very well. Readable led controls on a front panel which make it easier to instal and simplify diagnostics in case of any problems with switches or other external device that cooperate with CSMIO/IP-M.
  • VB macros – you can control all diigital and analog signals using VisualBasic macros.
  • Industry standard – CSMIO/IP-M controller is adapted to worldwide standards applied by servo and stepper drives manufacturers, including: 
    • step/dir outputs supported by differential line transmitters DS26C31 (RS422 standard compliant)
    • opto-isolated 24VDC digital outputs supported by specialized systems with protection against short-circuit and overload.
    • opto-isolated 24VDC digital inputs
    • 0-10V analog inputs used to connect potentiometers of spindle rotation speed correction and axis feedrate. 
    • 0-10V analog outputs used  i.a. for VFD control.

Expansion modules

You can expand CSMIO/IP-M controller features using CSMIO-MPG expansion module for manual axes operation and handwheel encoder. It provides very smooth control of machine motion, automatic switching between speed and position modes. 

Attention:
CSMIO-ENC and CSMIO-IO are not supported by CSMIO/IP-M controller.

Housing of the CSMIO/IP-M controller and all the expansione modules is adapted to DIN 35mm rail mounting.

Main & Special Features

For details look at the table below, last column – CSMIO/IP-M 

PARAMETER

CSMIO/IP-S

CSMIO/IP-A

CSMIO/IP-M

  Number of axes  6  

6  

4  
  Digital inputs number

32  

24  

12  

  Digital outputs number

16  

16  

4  

  Relay outputs number

–  

–  

2  

  Analog inputs number

4  

4  

2  

  Analog outputs number

2  

6 (+/- 10V)  
2 (0-10V)  

2  

  Supply voltage

24VDC +/-10%  

24VDC +/-10%  

24VDC +/-10%  

  Power consumption

5W  

5W  

5W  

  Maximum voltage on
  in/out lines

30VDC  

30VDC  

30VDC  

  Maximum load of output line

250mA  

250mA  

250mA  

  Voltage range of analog inputs

0-10VDC  

0-10VDC  

0-10VDC  

  Maximum load of analog output

5mA  

5mA  

5mA  

  Axis drives control type

Step/Direction    (STEP/DIR)  

Analog  
+/- 10V  

Step/Direction   (STEP/DIR)  

  Maximum frequency of
  STEP   signal

 4MHz  

–  

125kHz  

  STEP signal fill factor

50%  

–  

50%  

  PC connection type

 Ethernet 10/100Mb  

Ethernet 10/100Mb  

Ethernet 10/100Mb  

  Ambient temperature range

0oC to +60oC  

0oC to +60oC  

0oC to +60oC  

  Relative humidity
  (without condensation)

10% – 95%  

10% – 95%  

10% – 95%  

  CSMIO-MPG module support icon-yes icon-yes icon-yes
  CSMIO-IO module support icon-yes icon-yes icon-no
  CSMIO-ENC module support icon-yes icon-yes icon-no
  Backlash compensation icon-yes icon-yes icon-no
  Homing on INDEX icon-yes icon-yes icon-no
  Slave axes icon-yes icon-yes icon-yes*basic  
  THC analog mode icon-yes icon-yes icon-yes
  Spindle axis icon-yes icon-yes icon-no
  #G32# threading icon-yes icon-yes icon-no
  RIGID TAPPING icon-yes icon-yes icon-no
  Closed Loop Spindle Control icon-yes icon-yes icon-no
  Feedback icon-no icon-yes icon-no
 


Who is recommended to use CSMIO/IP-M controller?

CSMIO/IP-M is for those who need as accurate and reliable controller as his bigger brother CSMIO/IP-S spending much less money. However at the stage of designing a control system they must be aware what kind of functions are supported by the CSMIO/IP-M and what are their needs.

CSMIO/P-M is recommended to users/companies who:
  • retrofit original CNC machines that require lower number of digital signals for basic signals support such as: switches, E-Stop, Servo Alram, Servo On, Servo Reset, or signals necessary to control a spindle (VFD).
  • build new milling machines or any size routers that reach satisfactory speed and accuracy. For example the CSMIO/IP-M controller allows to achieve frequency of 0.002mm and max. speed of axis up to 15m/min. For the most of users these are parameters that exceed their expectations from a CNC motion controller which is so inexpensive. 
  • build plasma and laser cutters. In this field the CSMIO/IP-M control is unquestionably successful. It’s because its good price and capabilities fully sufficient to handle this kind of machines. 

CNC control system based on the CSMIO/IP-M controller can be extended using additional module: CSMIO-MPG.

CSMIO/IP-M  can be successfully used with milling machines, lathes that doesn’t require threading function, routers, plasma or laser cutters.  

 


What's included in the CSMIO/IP-M box?

IPM karton małyIn the CSMIO/IP-M set you will get:

  • CNC CSMIO/IP-M Controller
  • Ethernet connection wire
  • 1x„Phoenix” 3 pin power plug
  • CD with electronic version of the user guide and software
  • 1xDB25 -> Terminal Block adapter
  • 1xDB25 + 1xDB9 -> Terminal Block adapter
  • 2xDB25 connection tape (flat cable)
  • 1xDB9 connection tape (flat cable)
      

 

 


CSMIO/IP-M dimension

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Firmware updates

Updates

All of CS-LAB’s controllers have bootloader on board, so there is no risk of damaging the device after firmware update fails. Update is done using intuitive Firmware Update Utility, it does not require knowledge about the hardware. If firmware update is available, you can download it from CS-Lab website.


*The device works with Mach3/Mach4 software thus you need to have applicable software license. You can purchase the license through CS-Lab Company or directly on ArtSoft website. *CSMIO controllers were designed to work with Mach3(Mach4)sofware. We do not guarantee proper work with third party plugins/add-ons/etc.

Pictures & videos

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CSMIO/IP-M® 4-axis CNC Ethernet Motion Controller (step/dir) CSMIO/IP-M Manuals CSMIO/IP-M Firmware