Besides various standard interfaces for absolute and incremental encoders, SOMANET devices are equipped with a multitude of general purpose digital and analog IOs. These can be both directly propagated to a higher level controller via the field-bus interface, or configured to internally be used for triggering, homing, etc.
It’s also possible to connect devices such as valves, magnetic actuators or LEDs to digital outputs.
For attaching a brake, please refer to brake configuration
Analog In: How to set up analog encoders directly or using external scaled measurement
External scaled measurement: Allows to do a nonlinear conversion of an analog voltage using a 5th order polynomial function.
Digital I/O: Configuration of digital I/Os as input or output
Encoder configuration: Description of the most important encoder parameters
Commutation with Hall and ABI combined Hall sensors and ABI encoders can be combined for commutation.
Input counter: Allows counting pulses in a particular pin of an encoder connector.