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.
Digital GPIO: Assigns actions to changes in the Digital Inputs and triggers Digital Outputs.
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.