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delta ac servo and Mach
« on: March 20, 2012, 03:56:43 PM »
Will the Delta ASDA-B2 750w ac servo drive work with Mach step/direction output from the breakout board? 2nd if Delta ac servo will interface, which pins on the ac drive do you connect the step/direction from the breakout to? I was wanting to use the internal power supply from the Delta drive but if I couldn't no big deal.

I have hooked up all kinds of stepper and dc servo configurations but just starting to get my feet wet on the ac servo drives, any help would be appreciated.

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Re: delta ac servo and Mach
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2012, 10:21:22 AM »
A link to the drives and their manual would help ;)

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Re: delta ac servo and Mach
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2012, 12:43:59 PM »
I guess it would be a BIG help post more information!

I have a C11 breakout board from cnc4pc.com, I was told that board would work, I wasn't for sure how to connect the step/direction terminals to the pin#'s on the ASDA-B2 Delta AC drive to interface.

Like I say the drive is a Delta ASDA-B2, (750W).
Here is the link to Delta manual     http://www.delta.com.tw/product/em/download/download_main.asp?act=3&pid=2&cid=1&tpid=1

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Re: delta ac servo and Mach
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2012, 06:24:09 PM »
Ideally you want to make up a line driver so that the step/dir signals are differential. That means for every positive step pulse there is a negative pulse signal and same for Dir.
You can buy line drivers ready made or you can easily make up your own with a line driver chip and some breadboard.
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Re: delta ac servo and Mach
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2012, 08:52:55 PM »
I wondered about the line driver thing, which line driver do you recommend and where do you buy it.

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Re: delta ac servo and Mach
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2012, 04:03:26 AM »
I made up my own circuit boards, initial ones were just made with routed out copper clad then I progressed to getting PCBs made and next will be a full breakout board with 24v I/O on two ports worth of pins and differential (or single ended if user chooses) on one port of I/O. Sadly due to money being tight I have had to postpone the BOB as getting boards fabricated isnt cheap in small volumes.

The actual line driver I used on the first two boards was SN75172

I know US Digital sell line driver units, also CNCDrives in Hungary do them for their drives.
Pics below are of my three stages of progression  ;D

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Re: delta ac servo and Mach
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2012, 06:35:16 PM »
Looks like you moved right along in development, your right on the low numbers manufacturing, the cost can get scary!
You get this new BOB out and I will be one of your first customers.

I have worked in prototyping new products (mostly mechanical and fluid power with some electronics) for years and one of the most important aspects is manufacturing cost.

Thanks for your help, I will research this and see where it takes me, I want promise you that I will not be SCREAMING HELP later...

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Re: delta ac servo and Mach
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2012, 06:54:07 PM »
I dont really have any plans to sell them, was thinking about it but dont fancy soldering up too many of these tiny surface mount components :D
The Bob will actualy be split into 3 as I will be using it on various machines and will have different requirements for each and thus I can mix and match. One big requirement for me is the majority of the I/O be 24v as its much more noise immune and likewise the 5v I/O boards should be differential for such things as Step/Dir out and MPG and encoder inputs. I had originally designed the board with the Ethernet SmoothStepper in mind hence the three ports worth of I/O but I plan to use it with pokeys as well, especially if the encoder feedback pans out on it.
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Re: delta ac servo and Mach
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2012, 07:23:25 PM »
I like the idea of mixing and matching, being more noise immune would be a plus for sure, I have ran to some noise problems on a cnc plasma tube coper running on Mach that I designed and was using one of the SS usb connection on a laptop, the SS can't be close to the plasma at ALL that thing would work perfect one time and the next it would go crazy, might do anything, then I changed and ran Mach on a tower with the 25 pin parallel port and I actually believe you could sit the pc tower on top of the plasma and not have any problems, oh yeah forgot to mention that I had the SS hooked to the tower usb and it acted the same as with the laptop, I have not did anything with ethernet SS yet but I like the performance of the SS, the only down fall i saw was the loss of the backlash comp.
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Re: delta ac servo and Mach
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2012, 07:53:20 PM »
The Ethernet SS seems to be very robust regards noise, I have heard of it being tested sitting on top of a plasma torch and it not falling over.
 I never really suffered any noise issues with the USB version anyway, did have a slight issue on one machine where if I hit the E-Stop (dropped out all contactors) it would occasionally crash the SS but that was solved by removing the cap and resistor on the SS.
 I have the ESS on the big lathe and it is nice, still one niggle for me with the SS and that is Step/Dir spindle is not 100%, it seems very occasionally it will skip a beat, its for a very short duration and doesnt trip the drive but you can hear it. Also if varying the spindle speed via the Override Pot it clunks a bit. Greg knows about this and has done for at least 2 years but so far nothing has been done, probably because there are very few that use servo spindles via step/dir so it wont be high priority.

Regards backlash comp, that has been dealt with, probably getting on for a year or so, and it works well by all accounts..
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