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.
External scaled measurement: 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.