The optional Auxiliary
I/O Breakout Module is a convenient method to interface
to the VXMs auxiliary I/O. Wire (26 to 18 AWG) connections can
be made to all 15 I/Os using the screw type terminal blocks.
Includes a 12" (30 cm) cable and a PVC insulating boot. Catalog number 4-2120.
The optional Digital
Joystick allows remote jog control of a one or two axis
VXM controller. The joystick provides on/off outputs that connect
to the Jog Motor inputs on the Auxiliary I/O with the included
10 foot cable. The white button allows toggling between 2 user selectable
speed values. The joystick functions like the front
panel jog buttons: Momentary = motor moves one step; Hold =
accelerate slowly to selectable speeds; Release = decelerate
quickly to a stop. Catalog number 4-2121
Photo 3 The Analog Joystick
derives speed (velocity) and direction from joystick position.
Motor velocity is proportional to joystick distance from center
and the selectable speed ranges. Simultaneous two axis motion
is accomplished with two VXMs. The gray button allows a single
joystick to toggle between 2 motors of a 4 motor system. The
joystick is 1 million cycle design in a hand held size enclosure
with a 10 foot cable. Catalog number 4-2129
Photo 4 The RPC-USB-RS232-3M cable connects the VXM to a computer USB port. Use this 10 ft.cable with any
computer with an available USB port, but lacking a DB9 RS-232 (COM) serial
Photo 5 Thumb wheel program
selector switch. Catalog number 4-2134.
Photo 6 The I/O Splitter allows both a joystick and the Auxiliary I/O Breakout Module
to be connected to the VXM at the same time. The splitter has
8 inch cables with a DB15HD plug connector to two DB15HD socket
connectors. Catalog number 4-2123
Photo 7 VXM Power cord for use in Europe. Cat. No.: Power Cord - Europe
Two joysticks for VXM
Above: Custom 4 axes joystick for semi-conductor inspection