Encoders and I/O

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: Analog sensors can be attached by differential or single-ended connections.

    • Analog Input Scaling: Allows to do a nonlinear conversion of an analog voltage using a 5th order polynomial function.

  • Digital I/O: Digital I/Os can be configured separately to be either input or output.

  • Encoder configuration Details for the most important encoder settings.

  • Commutation with Hall and ABI combined Hall and ABI encoders can be combined for commutation with the benefits of each.

  • Input counter: Allows counting pulses in a particular pin of an encoder connector.