Press Release Summary:
Capable of step resolutions ranging from 2x to 256x, Model R256-RO operates from +12 to 40 Vdc and phase current ranges from 0.1-2.0 A peak. It features fully programmable ramps and speeds, software selectable hold/move currents, 2 user configurable digital I/Os, 1 optical sensor for homing, and 1 switch closure to ground. With ability to store up to 16 different programs at once using built-in 4 KB of memory, unit can be used stand alone with no PC connection required.
Original Press Release:
Lin Engineering's R256 Driver/Controller Now RoHS Compliant
Santa Clara, CA-March 2008 - Lin Engineering, the Step Motor Specialists, are pleased to introduce the RoHS compliant version of the popular R256 Microstepping Driver/Controller.
The R256-RO is capable of step resolutions ranging from 2x to 256x, operates from +12 to 40 VDC and its phase current ranges from 0.1 to 2.0 amps peak. The R256-RO features fully programmable ramps and speeds, software selectable hold and move currents, two user configurable digital I/O's; and two dedicated inputs - one optical sensor for homing and one switch closure to ground.
Commands can be issued from the Windows® based HyperTerminal® program or from Lin Control, Lin Engineering's new Graphical User Interface created exclusively for the R256-RO. The commands are intuitive yet simple and can be preset to execute upon power up. With the ability to store up to 16 different programs at once using the built-in 4 kBytes of memory the R256-RO can be used as a stand alone unit with no PC connection required.
Please visit the company website at www.linengineering.com for more technical specifications as well as downloadable Lin Control program, quick reference guides, and R256-RO manual.