Do you require the firing of your I/O at ultrafast and accurate steps in your process?
Patrick Olson – Motion Maker Engineering
January 23, 2014
Flexible Robotic Environment has designed and built an Ultrafast Laser Triggering Control Card.
Here is how it works:
It receives buffered position data out of the inverse and/or direct kinematics modules. The board then fires at the instant it receives 6DOF encoder data that corresponds to a buffered position thus achieving a position synchronous output activity. The card has eight (8) insulated Digital Outputs and four (4) insulated Analog Outputs. All of those outputs can fire at a rate up to 5 MHz.
Its current resolution is that it can fire an I/O at end-effector speeds of 1 m/s every 10 microns. ( .01mm or 0.00039in). This resolution goes up when the speed goes down. With this device we can fire fast lasers, for example, as a function of their true 3D position. This card can be an USB version thus a stand-alone unit to your process.