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How to check if the CSMIO/IP controller step/dir outputs are damaged?

Step/dir output test in CSMIO/IP-S and CSMIO/IP-M controllers

The outputs (channels) of CSMIO/IP-M and CSMIO/IP-S step/dir controllers are based on DS26LV31 differential line transmitters, which means that these controllers generate a differential step/dir signal. Differential signals have become an industrial standard due to the fact that they enable high-frequency transmission while maintaining high resistance to interference.

Unfortunately, due to a lack of knowledge of the specifics of differential signals, carelessness, and bad habits when connecting single-ended or OC signals, users sometimes damage the step/dir outputs in the controllers.

To avoid this:

  • do not disconnect and connect the step/dir signals when the power of the CSMIO/IP controller is on,
  • do not short together the signals “step +”, “step-“, “dir +” and “dir-” in absolutely any combination,
  •  do not connect the signals “step +”, “step-“, “dir +” and “dir-” to GND (0V) and to any other potential.

If you do this out of distraction or rush, the step/dir output may be damaged, and your machine will behave strangely:

  • axis does not move – damaged signal “step +” and “step-“,
  • axis moves but loses “steps” – damaged “step +” or “step-” signal,
  • axis takes only one step in the negative and positive direction – damaged “dir +” and dir- “signal.

To verify whether the step/dir output of a CSMIO/IP controller is damaged, you can do simple but professional diagnostics using one LED and one resistor.

The test consists of the 4 steps:

  1. Connect the LED with a 180-540 Ohm range resistor to „step+” and „step-” output.

 

Then move the axis very slowly to see the LED flashing. If the LED is constantly on, reduce the number of pulses per mm, which will lower the LED flashing frequency. When you notice that the LED is flashing, go to the next step, if not the “step” output is damaged.

2. Change polarization and repeat step 1.

When you notice that the LED is flashing, go to the next step, if not, the “step” output is damaged.

3. Connect the LED with a 180-540 Ohm range resistor to „dir+” and „dir-” output.

Then make a few short axis movements in the positive and negative directions. When the LED goes on and off with the change of axis movement direction, go to the next step, if not, the “dir” output is damaged.

4. Change polarization and repeat step 3.

When the LED goes on and off with the change of axis direction, you have reached the end of the test, which means that the step/dir output is OK. If the LED does not go on and off at the axis direction change, the dir output is damaged. The test should be repeated in the same way with the other step/dir channels.

21 September 2021

Connection of CSMIO/IP-A controller and DELTA ASD B2 (simCNC, Mach3 and Mach4)

Take a look at the latest diagram prepared by our technical department. You will learn how to properly connect a CSMIO/IP-A controller with a DELTA driver. 

1. Connection of CSMIO/IP-A controller with DELTA ASD B2 (simCNC)

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2. Connection of CSMIO/IP-A controller with DELTA ASD B2 (Mach3)

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3. Connection of CSMIO/IP-A controller with DELTA ASD B2 (Mach4)

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[Source:] The diagram was created by CS-Lab’s Technical Support section for CSMIO/IP users.

30 June 2021

Connection of CSMIO/IP-A controller and DYN4 (simCNC, Mach3 and Mach4)

Our technical department has prepared new diagrams for connecting the CSMIO / IP-A controller. This time with the DYN4 driver. 

1. Connection of CSMIO/IP-A controller with DYN4 (simCNC)

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2. Connection of CSMIO/IP-A controller with DYN4 (Mach3)

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3. Connection of CSMIO/IP-A controller with DYN4 (Mach4)

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[Source:] The diagram was created by CS-Lab’s Technical Support section for CSMIO/IP users.

Connection of CSMIO/IP-A controller with CD1-A INFRANOR drive (simCNC, Mach4)

Connection diagram of CSMIO/IP-A controller with CD1-A INFRANOR drive with simCNC and Mach4 software

1. Connection diagram of CSMIO/IP-A controller with CD1-A INFRANOR drive with simCNC software

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2. Connection diagram of CSMIO/IP-A controller with CD1-A INFRANOR drive with Mach4 software

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[Source:] The diagram was created by CS-Lab’s Technical Support section for CSMIO/IP users.

7 January 2021

CAN extension for CSMIO/IP controllers and CSMIO modules

Many users very often need much longer manual handwheel cable than originally provided. Their first idea is to extend the multi-wire cable of a handwheel. It’s a very bad idea as extending the cable is time-consuming and requires special caution and care making new connections. Moreover, the extended cable is much more exposed to interference what may cause uncontrolled moves of a machine when using the handwheel. The best solution in this thought situation is to extend a CAN bus and not the handwheel cable. 

In this situation, a CSMIO-MPG module should be installed as close to an operator as so the handwheel cable length is enough for you. Connect a CSMIO/IP controller and the CSMIO-MPG module with CAN bus extension cord. Below we present the diagram of CAN bus extension cord for CSMIO/IP-S controller and CSMIO-MPG module but it can be used with all CAMIO/IP controllers and CSMIO modules. 

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[Source:] The diagram was created by CS-Lab’s Technical Support section for CSMIO/IP users.

11 February 2019

CSMIO/IP-M controller vs AASD driver, DQ542MA, TB6600 and YKD2405M stepper drivers

1. Connection diagram of CSMIO/IP-M controller and AASD driver

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2. Connection diagram of CSMIO/IP-M controller and TB6600 stepper driver

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3. Connection diagram of CSMIO/IP-M controller and YKD2405M stepper driver

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4. Connection diagram of CSMIO/IP-M controller and DQ542MA stepper driver

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[Source:] The diagram was created by CS-Lab’s Technical Support section for CSMIO/IP users.

28 January 2019