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ModIO vs PoKeys
« on: February 28, 2011, 11:35:40 AM »
Looking into building a new pendant and was wondering on what everyones thoughts are on both of these items and which one runs better with mach?
« Last Edit: February 28, 2011, 11:39:08 AM by teccboxx »
Re: ModIO vs PoKeys
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2011, 12:15:35 AM »
I've never ude the PoKeys device but I have used other keyboard emulators and I think the modbus is more reliable.

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Re: ModIO vs PoKeys
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2011, 03:36:28 AM »
Pokeys is not a keyboard emulator, it can be used as such but can also be used as digital I/0 and is the way I would recommend if going for it. Never used ModIO so cant comment on it. I used the PoKeys when messing with my pendant and it worked well, even the analogue inputs but I ended up using my PLC as it allowed 24v which I prefer in an industrial environment.
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Re: ModIO vs PoKeys
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2011, 08:09:47 AM »
Didn't know that.  I've never used ModIO either, but have also been using modbus through a PLC and it's worked flawlessly.  I thought PoKeys was a USB device.  Never had much luck with anything with a USB connection...Not with plasma anyway.
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Re: ModIO vs PoKeys
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2011, 08:43:06 AM »
PoKeys is USB but it talks via a plugin. Never had any issues with it but that was way back in the early days so not tried it for a long time. Dont use Plasma so that may be something to keep in mind and like you say ModBus is rock solid so might be a better option, especially as normally 24v I/O is used with a PLC  although ModIO may just be 5v.
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