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Communication With Modbus Multiturn Absolute Encoders
« on: May 08, 2018, 12:08:34 PM »
Hi, just wondering if anyone has tried using the modbus interface to communicate with modbus based absolute encoders?   Just added a fourth axis to my Bridgeport and it would be nice to use an absolute encoder on it.
Thanks
Barry
Re: Communication With Modbus Multiturn Absolute Encoders
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 08:22:13 AM »
Hi,
why?

Modbus communicates master to slave, so you would require a Modbus slave, either a PLC or Arduino or similar at the encoder for the PC Modbus master
to interrogate. Why not just hook the encoder to an MPG input on your BoB/controller?

Craig
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