Serial absolute encoders
Deckerjwd wrote: have a motoman sk150 the encoders can send out there position from home as a rs-232, they also give a standard incremental output. is there a way to on power on read 6 serial ports and feed the position in to the current position? the best thing would to be reading the com ports real time but there seem to be problems with this
Do you know what the encoders are? I have a feeling that the STMBL servo drive can read this type of encoder.
Are you looking to run the original drives with the arm?
here is the PDF on the encoders they seem to be type 2. i have connected them to a com ports as shown on
page 10 and used a putty to view the position info and error data. all 6 of the encoders work and 5 out of the 6 motors have been tested and 4 of 6 work with abb microflex drives, but for 3 of the motors this will be to small and no absolute data is read by the drives.
Suggests there is an interface for Yaskawa for STMBL.
The big problem with the STMBL is getting one.