CSMIO/IP-S controller was designed for professional customers, machine manufacturers or advanced hobbyists, who want to equip their machine tool with an efficient, stable and flexible CNC control system for a reasonable price.
The main designing assumption was working stability – hence the PC connection via Ethernet (its physical layer is galvanically isolated and protocols we use ensure reliable and fast transmission even in tough industrial environment). Practically any others interfaces do not provide the continuity and reliability of transmission on such a high level as the ETHERNET. That is why it is currently the worldwide standard for high-speed digital communication.
Another important assumption was simplicity of installation. CSMIO/IP-S does not require any exter-nal electronics for proper operation. Inputs/outputs signals are inside optically isolated, filtered, pro-tected against short circuit, overheating etc. All signals are adjusted to industry standard 24V. The device is enclosed in a compact cover, mounted on a DIN-rail, what makes that mechanical and elec-tronic installation in a control cabinet takes less time and is even simpler.
CSMIO/IP-S product works with Mach3 program because of its low price, popularity and enormous ability to adapt to specific requirements. As a drives control interface the choice was a popular step/direction (step / dir) standard. It allows controlling both the stepper motor drives and the most modern servo drives. Frequency of stop signal that reaches to 4MHz allows for taking maximum ad-vantage of stepper division in stepper motors the same reducing resonance and significantly improving performance of propulsion system. It also allows for taking full advantage of encoders with large number of pulses per rotation in servo drives, and the same lets you to achieve such a precision and speed, which previously were unavailable in this price sector.