The stand-alone controller is programmable from its own keypad and controls the function of the stepper motor to which it is attached.
An 8-pin mini-DIN cable can be used to connect multiple units in a “daisy-chain.” The units can signal each other to work in sequence, allowing multiple movements to be accomplished without the use of a computer or master CNC controller. They can also be used in conjunction with existing CNC controllers. The controller is user-programmable with two separate programs of up to 40 operations each. In each block, you can control distance, direction, speed, and whether the program pauses or proceeds to the next block.
The linear controller can also be “daisy-chained” with Sherline’s rotary controller to achieve combinations of rotary and linear movement in sequence. This makes it easy to set up for relatively sophisticated operations like cutting gears without having to know anything about CNC programming beyond what is entered from these simple keypads.
- Linear Controller w/Keypad
About the Controller Power Supply Current
The optional controller power supply is 110-240VAC compatible. It automatically switches from 110V to 240V for countries with 220-240 volt electrical current. The original power supply that we offered with this product was 110 VAC only.
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