Preliminary planning for a Mesa 7I73 Pendant Interface

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30 Jun 2020 22:42 #173226 by Xnke
Just ordered one of these to play with. Has anyone else used the 7I73 yet?

I'm planning to have a normal industrial keyboard, but then use the pendant interface to have a X/Z/Y button-select jog wheel, cycle start/cycle stop, E-stop input to the controller, MDI button, etc.

The plan is to run this with my 7I96e and 3 axis of servo drives, plus the spindle, plus a possible 4th axis later.

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30 Jun 2020 22:58 #173234 by tommylight
I have 2 of them but have not used them yet.
Have a look here:
www.google.com/search?q=mesa+7i73+linuxc...056&bih=591&dpr=1.82

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01 Jul 2020 00:00 - 01 Jul 2020 00:01 #173257 by andypugh

Xnke wrote: Just ordered one of these to play with. Has anyone else used the 7I73 yet?


Yes, I have two of them, both very under-used,

One sits in the apron of my lathe counting encoder pulses from the handwheels and using a couple of IO channels for limit switches

And the one in my Mill cabinet does even less, it counts the pulses from a single MPG.

But the one in the lathe was used to keep the wiring simple, and the one in the Mill I used because it was there.

But: I do have experience with 7i73 and both LCD and matrix keyboard (as I wrote the drivers and HAL components)
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01 Jul 2020 04:03 #173287 by Aciera
Yes, I have built two machine panels using the 7i73. Used it for panel buttons and leds.

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