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manual pulse generator

by Pete M on Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:58 pm

I have possession of a manual pulse generator taken from a cnc machine. Overcoming my desire to not appear stupid, I continue. First step: how can I detect the pulses with a boardino to see if it works?
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Re: manual pulse generator

by franklin97355 on Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:05 am

What frequency and what voltage? Also what duration of the pulses?
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Re: manual pulse generator

by Pete M on Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:15 am

made by nemicon from tokyo,
+5-12v . I do not know the frequency, this is a handle to move a selectable axis 1, 10 or 100 units.
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Re: manual pulse generator

by adafruit_support_bill on Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:39 am

It is basically a high-resolution rotary encoder with a knob on it for manually jogging a CNC machine. A spec sheet can be found at the manufacturer's site:
http://www.nemicon.co.jp/en/product/pdf/TORISETU_E.pdf
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