Machine I/O (44W HDD socket)

This connector is not required when used in conjunction with a UCC2 and is supplied pre-blanked for use with UCC2.

Remove blanking plugs for use with UCC T5 only.

The 44-way (high density) socket provides connection for the CMM I/O.

44-way HDD socket  

Pin no.FunctionDescription

1

+24 Vdc

Supply provided for use on CMM switched

2

Air

Output to control an air solenoid

3

X brake

Output to control the X brake

4

Y brake

Output to control the Y brake

5

Z brake

Output to control the Z brake

6

Output 0

General purpose output signal

7 to 12

Reserved

 

13

Input 0

Light curtain

14

Input 1

General purpose input signal

15 to 19

 

 

20

De-clutch

CMM de-clutch signal

21

Reserved

 

22

Low air

Low air pressure switch input

23

Crash

Crash detector switch input

24

Reserved

 

25

X axis outer limit

CMM X axis limit switch input

26

- X axis outer limit

CMM X axis limit switch input

27

Y axis outer limit

CMM Y axis limit switch input

28

-Y axis outer limit

CMM Y axis limit switch input

29

Z axis outer limit

CMM Z axis limit switch input

30

-Z axis outer limit

CMM Z axis limit switch input

31

X axis inner limit

CMM X axis limit switch input

32

-X axis inner limit

CMM X axis limit switch input

33

Y axis inner limit

CMM Y axis limit switch input

34

-Y axis inner limit

CMM Y axis limit switch input

35

Z axis inner limit

CMM Z axis limit switch input

36

-Z axis inner limit

CMM Z axis limit switch input

37

24 V return (0 V)

Common reference line for input and output signals

38 to 43

Reserved

 

44

24 V return (0V)

Common reference line for input and output signals

Shell

Screen

 

+24 Vdc

+24 Vdc limited to 1 A.

Air

An active low signal to engage an air solenoid.

Brakes

These outputs (pins 3, 4 and 5) are used to disengage the CMM axis brakes if fitted. These outputs become active as soon as the CMM servos are engaged. During the commissioning process it is possible to invert the output from the brake connections from an active low signal to an active high.

General purpose output

It is an open collector pulled down to the 0 V line via an NPN transistor when activated. It is suitable for driving devices in the range 5 V to 24 V with a maximum output current of 200 mA. If the output is not required then it should be left open circuit. The output is protected for excess voltage and over current within the controller.

Switched inputs

Two uncommitted inputs are provided. Each input is activated by being pulled down to the 0 V. The inputs are not opto isolated and are pulled up to 24 V via a 10 kohm resistor. These inputs can accept signal levels in the range of +5 V to +48 V, and need to be pulled below 1 V to signify a change in state.

De-clutch

This input on pin 20 should be pulled down to the 0 V return line, to signal to the controller that the CMM's drives are mechanically connected to the moving elements of the machine (i.e. in their normal condition). The input should be open circuit, or held high, when the CMM has been temporarily "de-clutched" from the drive motors to allow manual positioning. The servo system will not drive the motors in this condition and will resume control at the machine's current position when the signal goes low. 

Low air pressure

The low air pressure signal should be connected to a suitable air pressure switch. This input is monitored by the controller and when activated will remove power from the motors by causing a system fatal fault. During the commissioning process it is possible to invert this signal from an active low signal to an active high. If this capability is not required for integration to the system then it should be connected to the 0 V.

Crash

The crash signal is used to inform the SPA3 of a collision of the mechanical structure of the machine. Typically this is a sensor that is fitted to the end of the CMM quill and if activated will remove power from the motors by causing a system fatal fault.

During the commissioning process it is possible to invert this signal from an active low signal to an active high. If this capability is not required for integration to the system then it should be connected to the 0 V.

Limit switches

The SPA3 controller supports both inner and outer limit switches for each of machine axes. During the commissioning process it is possible to invert this signal from an active low signal to an active high. If this capability is not required for integration to the system then it should be connected to the 0 V .

Inner limit switches

If an inner limit is activated the SPA3 system will perform a maximum movement de-acceleration in all axes to a stop and then perform a controlled axis back-off in the opposite direction, as if a trigger event occurred.

Outer limit switches

If an outer limit is activated the SPA3 system will immediately disengage all servo power to the machine drives.
Recovery of this error is only possible by removing the outer limit switch activation (i.e. by moving the machine off of the switch).

  
  

0 V (24 V return)

This is the 0 V reference for all of the I/O signals.