Station Front Panel
List Price: US$ 3,200.00
Part # 800605
operator station front panel includes the 15” color TFT
display with touch screen, the machine tool builder’s panel
with a set of operator switches and buttons including: Emergency Stop,
Machine Start, Cycle Start, Feed Hold and 12 general purpose buttons
with LED's. The panel is less than 4” deep. A simple
brochure with its mechanical details is available.
The list price
for this front panel is US$ 3,200.00 and includes a 2m serial cable for
the touch screen and a power supply with power cord. The connection to
the control is via a 50-pin connector and cables are available in
different lengths with either a DB50 connector on both ends or with
flying leads on one end (connector on only one end).
All-In-One Panel uses a resistive touch technology.
(Manual Pulse Generator) 5V TTL
(Manual Pulse Generator) 24V
USB port (with
2m or 5m cable)
Machine Tool Builder's Panel
List Price: US$
Part # 800609
The Machine Tool Builder's
Panel (MTBP) can make the
operator’s panel design and implementation easier. This MTBP
is built to the 19” rack-mount standard, so its width is
identical to that of the
Automation America control with a 19” rack-mount front panel. This consistency allows an
easy, simple, organized
implementation of an
operator station. This panel includes the following
operator switches and buttons:
Stop Pushbutton (push in to lock, twist out to release)
and Speed Override Switches
Start and Cycle Stop (Feedhold) Pushbuttons
+ and Jog – Pushbuttons (can be used as general Purpose
General Purpose Pushbuttons with LED's
All of the pushbuttons except the Emergency
Stop PB are illuminated. Any of the eight general purpose
be custom engraved by
a nominal charge or clear buttons are
available for the customer to provide custom button labels. Requires a
50-pin cable with a DB50 connector for the connection to the control.
A two-page description
is available for the MTBP.
prepared a PLC application
template that includes the processing of all the MTBP inputs and
outputs. It is available for download from our web site.
breakout card can be obtained from PowerAutomation
to convert the 50-pin connector
to terminal strip connections (this card is shown below with the connectors and
adapters). Several vendors offer this Board as well.
Slim Line Machine Tool Builder's Panel
List Price: US$ 720.00
Part # 800607
model has a width of 11.4” and a slightly different layout
than the 800609
(see above). This panel has a set of 12 General Purpose
Pushbuttons. Requires a
50-pin cable with a DB50 connector.
List Price: US$
# 800611 ( 24VDC input )
# 800612 ( 5VDC encoder
Auxiliary Panel is the same size as the 19” MTBP 800609 and includes
16 General Purpose Pushbuttons (each with an LED and they
can be custom engraved for a nominal charge) and a hand-wheel (also
called a manual pulse generator or MPG). The Handwheel is available in
either a 5V TTL or 24VDC input model. Requires a
50-pin cable with a DB50 connector.
NOTE: Any of the
general purpose push buttons on the panels can be custom
engraved for a nominal charge ; the limit is 7 characters on each
line and a maximum of 2 lines.
List Price: US$ 695.00
Part # 800550 ( 24V input model )
# 800553 ( 5V encoder
The handheld operator station
provides a simple solution to the requirement for remote operator
activities. This rugged pendant includes the 100 increments/rev manual
pulse generator (MPG or Handwheel), a 6-position axis selector switch,
a 3-position feed multiplier switch, 2 white pushbuttons (that
illuminate) and the Emergency Stop Pushbutton (push in to lock, twist
out to release). The white pushbuttons are not labeled so they can be
used for axis jogging or another machine function.
cost effective handheld operator station is available in 2 models. The
IO model uses a MPG that has 25 PPR and requires 2 (24V) Digital Inputs
to create the pulse counter. The MPG in the Encoder model is a 100 PPR
differential encoder that requires 5 Volts for its power.
The dust and waterproof pendant
(weighing 650g or less than 1.5 pounds) comes with its flexible cord
(4m) that is terminated with a 26-pin round connector. The bulkhead
mating connector is also provided. The body of the pendant is
about 8.5" long and about 3" wide at its top (where the manual pulse
generator is located with its 3" dial) and about 2.25" wide at its base
(where the buttons are and the cable connects); the body is about
1.625" deep (the dial is about 0.75" deep, plus its small round handle
0.75" long and 0.275" in diameter). A longer, thicker cable is also
available (5m); the list price for this combination is US$ 818.00 (022355
has the 24V input MPG; 022170 has the 5V encoder
MPG). A two-page
description (in .pdf) is available.
Automation America has prepared a PLC application
template that includes the processing of all the MPG inputs and
outputs. It is also available for download from our web site.
The manual pulse generator is also available
separately with a list price of US$100.00 800555
is the 5V encoder model and 800551 is the 24V input
model. The stand alone unit's interconnect is a 6-pin terminal strip on
the back of the unit. There are three mounting screws behind the front
flange. The body of the encoder is a cylinder about 2.25" in diameter,
about 1" long behind the flange. The dial is about 3" in diameter (the
same as on the handheld pendant above), just like the mounting flange.
List Price: US$ 199.00 - US$
290.00 (based on mounting requirements)
Automation America offers two ROTARY
in NEMA 11 size, as potential candidates for replacing a resolver of
the same size. One of these is a direct size replacement for a size 11
resolver, often found on older CNC machines.
encoder information, including data sheets (in
pdf), is available including the dimensions and signal details for each
List Price: Prices varies by
offers a line of
with an IP67 environmental rating (completely sealed) that will
continue to provide accurate and reliable readings even when submerged
in water, oil or coolant. The length of the small system (both the head
and its tube) ranges up to 1 meter while the larger system ranges up to
11.7 meters). Linear encoder information, including data sheets (in
pdf), is available.
List Price: US$ 150.00
connectors and adapters are available from Power
Automation America. A DIN-rail mounted interface card
is available to connect a 50-pin D-shell connector via terminal strips.
50-pin cables are used for several connections in a Power
Automation America system. 800774 is commonly used
when the cable provided with one of the front panel accessories (either
MTBP or the Auxiliary Panel) must be connected to an IO Module.
When flying lead cables (female connector on
one end but just wires on the other end) are desired for the 50-pin
cable applications different cable lengths are available. They range
from 1m to 20m with the following pricing:
DB50 F /FL 1m
DB50 F /FL 2m
DB50 F /FL 5m
DB50 F /FL 6m
DB50 F /FL 10m
DB50 F /FL 20m
DB50 F / DB50 F 2m
DB50 F / DB50 F 5m
DB50 F / DB50 F 6m
DB50 F / DB50 F 10m
DB50 F / DB50 F 20m
The encoder connections on our CNC Controls
use a 15-pin D-shell connector. A cable is available for these encoder
connections with a 15-pin connector on one end and flying leads on the
other end. This is a 3-foot cable with a list price of US$ 25.00 and
Part Number 800608
switches and other miscellaneous items.
cables (some have connectors on both ends while others have a single
connector with flying leads) are available (these are also mentioned
above at Connectors and Adapters).
Push buttons (cycle start/stop, jog plus/minus) or rotary override
gray-code switches (for feed rate or spindle speed) are available when
a complete operator switch panel is not required (such as the MTBP models above). Hand-wheels
(either 5V encoder or 24V input; these are also mentioned above at Handheld Operator Station) and
other miscellaneous items are also available to assist an integrator.
CNC Hardware Specification
a CNC hardware system
specification that includes the dimensions for the CNC models and the
major accessories. The CNC system
hardware specification can be viewed or downloaded here (in
pdf, about 700KB, 21 pages).
A six-page products brochure
(in pdf) is available for an overview of the Power
Automation America products.
information is available online about our
Controls and their
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