Documentation - Hind Technology Group

  1. Overview
  2. Warnings and Caution Information
  3. Software Features
  4. Hardware Features
  5. System Overview
    1. User Interface Layout
    2. Keyboard Controls
    3. Power On/Off Precautions
    4. Emergency Stop (E-Stop)
  6. Graphical Interface
    1. F1 – Setup Screen
    2. F2 – Program Screen
    3. F3 – Jog/Rapid Screen
    4. F4 – Tools Table Screen
    5. F5 – Wizards Screen
      1. Lathe Wizards
      2. Mill Wizards
    6. F6 – Load Files Screen
  7. Setting Up the System
    1. Default System Password
    2. Setting System Time
    3. Resetting Job Counter
    4. List of Configurable Inputs
    5. List of Configurable Outputs
    6. Configuring the Homing Inputs
    7. Calibrating the Axis
      1. Setting Mechanical Parameters
      2. Axis Drive Settings
      3. Maximum Feed Rate
      4. Acceleration
      5. Minimum & Maximum Travel
    8. Automatic Tool Changers
      1. 4 Station Tool Changer
  8. Manual & MDI Operations
    1. Keyboard & Key Shortcuts
    2. Homing
    3. Rapid / Jog
    4. MDI Operations
  9. G-Code Operations
    1. Creating New G-Code Files
    2. Editing G-Code
    3. Supported G-Codes
    4. Supported M-Codes
  10. Loading & Running G-Code
    1. Load File Menu
    2. Running G-Code Programs
    3. Stopping Program (Feed Hold)
    4. Resuming Program
    5. Restarting Program from Start
    6. CAM post processor
      1. Fusion 360
  11. Managing Tools
  12. Managing Work Offsets
  13. Hardware Connections
    1. Power Connector
    2. USB Socket for Keyboard
    3. VGA Connector
    4. Servo/Stepper Motor Connections
      1. Gecko Drive 203V Wiring
      2. Gecko Drive G540 (4-AXIS) Wiring
      3. Teknic - ClearPath Wiring
      4. DM542A, DQ860MA Wiring
      5. Leadshine Drive MX4660 Wiring
      6. VEXTA SD51xx Wiring
      7. Viper 100F/200F Wiring
    5. Relay Connections
    6. E-Stop Connections
    7. Analog Inputs
    8. Serial Port Connector
    9. MPG Pendant Connections
    10. PlayStation 2 Controller Connections
    11. Connecting WiFi Module
    12. Standard Inputs
    13. Standard Outputs
    14. Spindle Connector
    15. Spindle RPM Sensor
    16. Home Input
    17. Replacing Optocouplers
  14. Upgrading / Unlocking the Controller
  15. Mounting & Mechanical Data
  16. Reporting Bugs & Issues
  17. Warranty

1.Overview #

A dedicated Hardware and Software control unit that does not require a PC to run all functions of a CNC machine.

Our dedicated CNC controllers are designed from ground up on a custom built hardware platform that includes all the inputs and outputs to control machine axis, spindles etc. All the required hardware is built into the system and the user only needs to connect a LCD screen through VGA cable and a standard USB keyboard.

With our unique dedicated architecture the machine can be controller without requiring any PC. Our Controllers are compatible with most of the standard motors/drives and can be easily interfaces with standard CNC equipment.

 

warning-icon-mdNOTE: WiFi is not supported in the controller software at this stage and will be released very soon and automatically emailed to users. 

 

  • Dedicated hardware, requiring no PC
  • Upto 5 Axis control
  • New DIN rail mounted design with USB disk support
  • 39 Inputs, 34 Outputs, 4 Analog (12 bit) inputs, MODBUS and serial interface
  • 100 kHz pulse rate on each axis
  • Encoder input for synchronized threading
  • Step & Direction signals for stepper or servo drives
  • Direct spindle control with 0-10 volts, CW, CCW
  • WiFi connectivity option
  • MPG dial & PlayStation 2 gamepad support
  • Jogging support through keyboard arrow keys
  • Feed and Spindle speed override through keyboard

 

2.Warnings and Caution Information #

WARNING: Indicates circumstances or practices that can lead to personal injury as well as damage to the controller, the machine, or other equipment.

 

CAUTION: Indicates circumstances or practices that can lead to damage to the controller or other equipment.

 

 

Information_iconINFORMATION: Indicates important information.

3.Software Features #

  • Embedded real-time OS eliminating issues such as VIRUS attacks and system failures or crashes
  • Onsite upgradable through USB
  • Machine and job status visualization in real-time
  • Easy user interface

4.Hardware Features #

  • Dedicated system requiring no PC
  • Look-ahead for smooth 3D motion
  • USB FLASH drive support for loading G-code
  • USB Keyboard Support
  • VGA interface for standard LCD screens
  • Can be interfaced to standard Servo/Stepper drives and motors
  • Serial port for expandability
  • Optically isolated inputs
  • Full MPG pendant support
  • Output for flood, Mist and Lubrication
  • Stack light control
  • 4 Analog (12-Bit) inputs
  • 0-10v output for Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) control

5.System Overview #

5.1.User Interface Layout #

 

5.2.Keyboard Controls #

 

5.3.Power On/Off Precautions #

Power On Precautions

  1. Visually check to make sure that the control and the machine are in normal operating conditions
  2. Power ON the machine
  3. If characters are not displayed on the screen within 30 seconds, press the Power OFF button immediately

Power Off Precautions

  1. Before you turn the power off, make sure that the control is in STOP
  2. Press the E-Stop button
  3. Make sure that power is turned off to all peripheral devices (tape reader, tape punch, etc.) that are connected to the control
  4. Press the Power OFF button

 

warning-icon-mdWARNING: To prevent damage to the machine, never turn off power while a part program is being executed.
Before turning off power, make sure that the control is in STOP.

5.4.Emergency Stop (E-Stop) #

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To use this feature Press the red E-Stop button or any other E-Stop switches installed on the machine to stop operations regardless of the condition of the control and the machine.

Pressing the E-Stop Button will result in the following:

  1. E-Stop Button will start blink on screen alerting that E-Stop is activated
  2. The machine tower light and controller “Error” LED light on the front panel will start blinking indicating that the control has gone into lock state
  3. All axis motors are disabled immediately
  4. Spindle is put in brake position through VFD

Information_iconNote : If E-Stop button is pressed while a part program is running, program execution will halt and the machine can only be used after a fulling homing cycle.

Emergency Stop Reset: 

Before resetting the emergency stop state, first locate and eliminate the cause of the emergency stop

  1. If the E-Stop button is locked in the pressed position, it must be released before the emergency stop state can be reset
  2. Next the user can use the Rapid/Jog features to move the machine axis
  3. Once its safe to home the machine, press CTRL + ATL + HOME to home the machine

Information_iconNote: The machine can only be used after a complete homing cycle.

6.Graphical Interface #

The user interface is divided into 6 screens and the screens can be selected using function keys F1 to F6.

6.1.F1 – Setup Screen #

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The “F1 – Setup” Screen displays current machine status and all vital information such as controller and external power supplies status

6.2.F2 – Program Screen #

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The “F2 – Program” Screen is the main screen where all the G-code related functions are located

6.3.F3 – Jog/Rapid Screen #

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The “F3 – Jog/Rapid” Screen is used for manual control of axis for job and tool offsetting purposes

6.4.F4 – Tools Table Screen #

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The “F4 – Tools” Screen is used for setting the calibrating and managing tools and Work offset tables

6.5.F5 – Wizards Screen #

The “F5 – Wizards” Screen is used to create and edit GCode Wizards

6.5.1.Lathe Wizards #

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List of wizards available for lathe machines

 

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Outer diameter turn wizard

 

 

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Inside turn wizard

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Facing wizard

 

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Drilling wizard

 

 

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Threading wizard

6.5.2.Mill Wizards #

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List of wizards available for milling machines

 

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Facing wizard

 

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Profile wizard

 

 

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Rectangular pocket wizard

 

 

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Circular pocket wizard

6.5.6.F6 – Load Files Screen #

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The “F6 – Load Files” Screen is used for loading G-code files from SD Card.

7.Setting Up the System #

7.1.Default System Password #

By default the system password is set to HTG (in capital letters) for both Admin and User logins

7.2.Setting System Time #

Press “F2” to goto the “F2 – Program” screen

Next press CTRL + M to open the MDI Window

Some examples to set system time:

To set time to 10:30 AM, type Time:10:30 and press the Enter key

To set time to 6:45 PM, type Time:18:45 and press the Enter key

To set time to 6:05 AM, type Time:06:05 and press the Enter key

Note: The time must be entered in 24 hour format and no spaces between characters.

7.3.Resetting Job Counter #

Press “F2” to goto the “F2 – Program” screen

Next press CTRL + M to open the MDI Window

– Type RESET_JOB_COUNTER and press enter

7.4.List of Configurable Inputs #

List of Configurable Inputs
X, Y, Z, A, B – Home Sensor Input
Door Sensor Input
Probe Input Signal
Home Button Input
Cycle Start Button Input
Cycle Stop Button Input
Autoload G-Code (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) Input
Tool Changer – Input
X, Y, Z, A, B Motor Alarm Input

7.5.List of Configurable Outputs #

List of Configurable Outputs
Tower Light 1, 2 or 3
Lubrication
Coolant Flood
Coolant Mist
Cycle Start Button Input
Chuck Clamp
Tool Changer – Output
M62/M63 (P1 to P16) Output

7.6.Configuring the Homing Inputs #

After wiring the sensor/switches the system must be configured for proper operation.

In the F1-Setup screen check the status of the homing input pins and follow the following steps for each axis:

  1. The Limit input should only show “High” when the sensor/switch is in position
  2. If the sensor/switch is away and still shows “High” then change the “Sensor Invert” setting for that axis in the “Homing” window in F1-Setup screen

7.7.Calibrating the Axis #

7.7.1.Setting Mechanical Parameters #

Once all the electrical connections have been done, the system can be calibrated. Axis calibration can be done in the following simple steps:

 

  1. 4.4.1 Setting mechanical parameters-1Firstly note down the pitch of your ball screw. Pitch defines how much the ball nut moves when the ball screw is turned exactly in one full rotation
  2. Next go to the F1-Setup screen of the controller and enter the value as shown

 

 

 

 

4.4.1 Setting mechanical parameters-2

  1. If the machine’s axis move with timing belts or has a rack and pinion type then enter the amount of axis movement when the motor shaft is turned exactly in one full rotation

 

 

 

 

All calibration values in F1-Setup screen are entered in mm even if the machine units Information_iconare set to inches. Please convert inches to mm before entering the values.

7.7.2.Axis Drive Settings #

Servo and stepper motor drives have either switches or software tools to setup the drives Pulses Per Revolution (PPR) settings. These settings define how many pulses the drive will take to turn the motor shaft a complete revolution.

 

4.4.2 Axis drive settings-14.4.2 Axis drive settings-2

Information_iconPlease refer to your motor drives documentation on how to setup PPR.

7.7.3.Maximum Feed Rate #

All machines have their own limitation of maximum allowable speed depending on the hardware and safety limitations. The maximum feed rate value is used to check and make sure that the system does not exceed this value during operation.

7.7.4.Acceleration #

Depending on the moving mass and motor torque the acceleration value can be set for the axis.

7.7.5.Minimum & Maximum Travel #

These values define the size as well as minimum and maximum values of the axis. In most of the setups this values between 0 and some positive number, but in some cases such as Z axis of a milling machine this value can be negative as the axis home towards the top which is 0 but the actual machining happens in the negative direction that is toward the machine bed.

 

Information_iconNote: The minimum and maximum travel also sets the soft limit of the axis that can be moved with keyboard RAPID & JOG keys.

 

 

WARNING: Soft limits only apply to manual motion through Keyboard RAPID / JOG and while running G-Code through file or MDI command the soft limits wont work.

7.7.8.Automatic Tool Changers #

 

Information_iconAutomatic tool changers are directly supported. Please contact us for more information and on how to add new tool changers to the controller.

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7.7.8.1.4 Station Tool Changer #

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Select the 4 Station Turret in the Tool Changer window

 

 

 

 

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8.Manual & MDI Operations #

8.1.Keyboard & Key Shortcuts #

Operation Key Combination Valid in Screen
Lock System CTRL + L All Screens
Home Machine CTRL + ALT + Home key F2 & F3
Cycle Start CTRL + S F2
Cycle Stop Escape F2
Restart Program CTRL + R F2
Jump to G-Code line CTRL + J F2
X – Rapid SHIFT+ Left or Right arrow key F3
Y – Rapid SHIFT + Up or Down arrow key F3
Z – Rapid SHIFT + “U” or “D” keys F3
X – Jog Left or Right arrow key F3
Y – Jog Up or Down arrow key F3
Z – Jog “U” or “D” keys F3
Jog Resolution Page Up or Page Down key F3
Feed Override select “F11” F2 & F3
Spindle Override select “F12” F2
Override Increase “+” F2 & F3
Override Decrease “-” F2 & F3
Optional Stop On/Off CTRL + O All Screens
Open MDI Window CTRL + M F2
Create New Gcode File CTRL + N F2
Set X-Axis to zero CTRL + X F3
Set Y-Axis to zero CTRL + Y F3
Set Z-Axis to zero CTRL + Z F3
Set all X, Y & Z Axis to zero CTRL + ALT + 0 F3

8.2.Homing #

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Press” CTRL+ALT+HOME ” to home the machine

h1

The system is not homed, press CTRL + ALT + HOME to start the homing sequence

 

h2

Machine is homing, please wait while homing finishes

 

h3

System homed successfully and machine ready

 

h4

Homing error, this might be caused due to bad homing switches or cables

 

8.3.Rapid / Jog #

Press “F-3” to goto “Jog/Rapid” screen. For Jogging use Arrow keys and for Rapid movement press and hold the SHIFT key and use Arrow keys.

8.4.MDI Operations #

5.4 MDI Operations

9.G-Code Operations #

9.1.Creating New G-Code Files #

Press “F2” to goto the “F2 – Program” screen

Next press CTRL + N to open a new file name window

Enter the file name and press the ENTER key to open the file edit window

 

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9.2.Editing G-Code #

Press “F2” to goto the “F2 – Program” screen

Next press CTRL + E to open the edit file window

9.3.Supported G-Codes #

Description Lathe  Mill Plasma
Rapid Move G00 G00 G00
Linear interpolation G01  G01  G01
Circular interpolation (Clockwise) G02 G02 G02
Circular interpolation (Counter Clockwise) G03 G03 G03
Dwell G04 G04 G04
Setting Offsets in the program G10 G10 G10
Set machine units to Inches G20 G20 G20
Set machine units to Millimetres G21 G21 G21
Return to origin G28 G28 G28
Threading Cycle G32  — — 
Straight Probe G38.x G38.x G38.x
Cancel Modal Motion G80 G80  —
Drilling Cycle G81 G81  —
Drilling Canned Cycle with Dwell G82 G82  —
Peck Drilling for Deeper Holes G83 G83  —
Set distance mode to absolute G90 G90 G90
Set distance mode to incremental G91 G91 G91
Temporary Work Offset G92 G92 G92
Turn on Constant Surface Speed (CSS) G96  — — 
Turn off Constant Surface Speed (CSS) G97  —
Canned Cycle – Retract back to the initial Z G98 G98
Canned Cycle – Retract back to R Plane G99 G99  —

9.4.Supported M-Codes #

Description Lathe Mill Plasma
Program stop M00 M00 M00
Optional program stop M01 M01 M01
Program end M02 M02 M02
Spindle ON (clockwise) M03 M03
Spindle ON (counter clockwise) M04 M04
Spindle OFF M05 M05
Torch ON M03
Torch OFF M05
Tool Change M06 M06
Mist Coolant ON M07 M07 M07
Flood Coolant ON M08 M08 M08
Coolant OFF M09 M09 M09
Chuck or rotary table clamp ON M10 M10
Chuck or rotary table clamp OFF M11 M11
End the program and rewind M30 M30 M30
Turn on digital output synchronized with motion M62 P M62 P  M62 P
Turn off digital output synchronized with motion M63 P M63 P M63 P

10.Loading & Running G-Code #

10.1.Load File Menu #

  1. Press “F6” to goto the “F6 – Load File” screen
  2. Next from the list of files displayed, using the UP and DOWN arrow keys select the file
  3. Pressing ENTER will select the file and a file preview will be displayed in the visualizer window
  4. Press “F2” to goto “F2 – Program” screen to perform cycle start

 

Information_iconIf the G-Code file is too big and the preview generation is taking a long time the press ESC to skip the preview generation. The G-Code will still run the whole file while machining.

10.2.Running G-Code Programs #

  1. Programs can only be run from the “F2 – Program” screen, Press “F2” to goto the “F2 – Program” screen if already not in the “F2 – Program” screen
  2. Press “CTRL + S” to start the program

10.3.Stopping Program (Feed Hold) #

Pressing the “Escape Key” will stop the program and put the system in Feed Hold mode

10.4.Resuming Program #

  1. Programs can only be resumed from the “F2 – Program” screen, Press “F2” to goto the “F2 – Program” screen if already   not in the “F2 – Program” screen
  2. Press “CTRL + S” to start the program

10.5.Restarting Program from Start #

If a program restart is required, Press “CTRL + R”.

10.6.CAM post processor #

10.6.1.Fusion 360 #

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For Fusion 360, use the inbuilt  post “fanuc.cps – Generic FANUC” as this will works directly on our controllers

 

11.Managing Tools #

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  1. Tools and tool offsets can be managed by using the F4-Tools screen
  2. User can switch between Tools and Works offset windows using the TAB key
  3. Select the tool using the UP / DOWN arrow keys and press ENTER to open tool edit window
  4. Tool names can be given for reference and all offset/calibration values can be entered in this window

12.Managing Work Offsets #

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  1. Work offsets can be managed by using the F4-Tools screen
  2. User can switch between Tools and Works offset windows using the TAB key
  3. Select the Work offset using the UP / DOWN arrow keys and press ENTER to open work offset edit window
  4. Work offset names can be given for reference and all offset values can be entered in this window

13.Hardware Connections #

13.1.Power Connector #

Pin No. Description
Pin 1 Controller power (9 – 26 VDC, 1.5 Amp.)
Pin 2 GND

 

13.2.USB Socket for Keyboard #

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Standard USB socket for connecting a USB keyboard/Num-pad to the system

 

Information_icon

Note that wireless keyboards also work with the controller but some wireless mouse and keyboard combos do not work.

13.3.VGA Connector #

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MASSO outputs in 1024 x 768 screen resolution. A standard 15 pin female VGA connector for connecting an external LCD/LED monitor.

 

 

 

13.4.Servo/Stepper Motor Connections #

Pin No. Description Type
Pin1 X – Step(+) Differential Signal (-5 to +5v)
Pin2 X – Step(-) Differential Signal (-5 to +5v)
Pin3 X – Direction(+) Differential Signal (-5 to +5v)
Pin4 X – Direction(-) Differential Signal (-5 to +5v)

 

Pin No. Description Type
Pin1 Y – Step(+) Differential Signal (-5 to +5v)
Pin2 Y – Step(-) Differential Signal (-5 to +5v)
Pin3 Y – Direction(+) Differential Signal (-5 to +5v)
Pin4 Y – Direction(-) Differential Signal (-5 to +5v)

 

Pin No. Description Type
Pin1 Z – Step(+) Differential Signal (-5 to +5v)
Pin2 Z – Step(-) Differential Signal (-5 to +5v)
Pin3 Z – Direction(+) Differential Signal (-5 to +5v)
Pin4 Z – Direction(-) Differential Signal (-5 to +5v)

 

Pin No. Description Type
Pin1 B – Step TTL 5V
Pin2 B – Direction TTL 5V
Pin3 GND GND

 

Pin No. Description Type
Pin1 B – Step TTL 5V
Pin2 B – Direction TTL 5V
Pin3 GND GND

warning-icon-mdWARNING: Axis Pulse and Direction signals are differential type signals and the following precautions must be taken to wire the controller to avoid any electrical damage to the system:

 

All axis outputs are differential signals with -5 to +5 outputs

The negative or the positive side of the drives must never be connected to other signals

All signals must be isolated to other signals and connected directly to the drives

 

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13.4.1.Gecko Drive 203V Wiring #

Gecko Drive 203V Connections

13.4.2.Gecko Drive G540 (4-AXIS) Wiring #

 

 

13.4.3.Teknic - ClearPath Wiring #

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Information_iconTwo motors on the same axis can be slaved in parallel by wiring the STEP and DIRECTION signals in parallel as shown below. As in most cases to run one of the motors in the opposite direction the DIRECTION +ve & -ve signal wires can be swapped on one of the motors.

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13.4.4.DM542A, DQ860MA Wiring #

 

 

 

13.4.5. Leadshine Drive MX4660 Wiring #

 

 

13.4.6.VEXTA SD51xx Wiring #

 

 

13.4.7.Viper 100F/200F Wiring #

 

 

13.4.5.Relay Connections #

Pin No. Description Type
Pin 1 Relay 1 – Chuck Clamp Power Signal
Pin 2 Relay 2 Output Power Signal
Pin 3 Relay 3 Output Power Signal
Pin 4 Relay 4 – Mist Coolant Power Signal
Pin 5 Relay 5 – Flood Coolant Power Signal
Pin 6 Relay 6 – Lubrication Power Signal
Pin 7 Relay 7 Output for E-Stop Only Power Signal

 

Relay Connections

13.4.6.E-Stop Connections #

Pin No. Description
Pin 1 E-Stop Signal – To be used with MPG E-Stop Signal
Pin 2 E-Stop Signal


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WARNING: To avoid damage to equipment or hazard to personnel, the system installer should connect the E-Stop button so that pressing the button opens the circuit connected to the E-STOP STATUS terminal on the control. This should disable the axis drives and the spindle drive circuits, which should both be connected to this terminal.

Wiring example with one E-Stop button on the machine

 

Estop Connections

 

Wiring example with E-Stop button on MPG Pendant and machine


 

E-Stop opto coupler drive disable example

13.4.7.Analog Inputs #

Pin No.  Description Type
Pin 1 Analog Input 1 0 to 5 Volts
Pin 2 Analog Input 2 0 to 5 Volts
Pin 3 Analog Input 3 0 to 5 Volts
Pin 4 Analog Input 4 0 to 5 Volts

13.4.8.Serial Port Connector #

Pin No. Description Type
Pin1 Receive Data TTL 5V
Pin2 Transmit Data TTL 5V
Pin3 Signal Ground GND

13.4.9.MPG Pendant Connections #

 

MPG Pendant

 

 

 

13.4.10.PlayStation 2 Controller Connections #

 

 

 

 

13.4.11.Connecting WiFi Module #

warning-icon-mdNOTE: WiFi is not supported in the controller software at this stage and will be released very soon and automatically emailed to users. 

 

Connect WiFi

Plugin the WiFi module as shown above

 

 

Information_iconThe WiFi module uses the ESP8266 chip and can be easily purchased from the below links, please click the below logo’s to directly jump to the part order page:

 

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13.4.12.Standard Inputs #

Pin No. Description Type
Pin 1 X Home Signal 5V to 24V Tolerant Signal
Pin 2 Y Home Signal 5V to 24V Tolerant Signal
Pin 3 Z Home Signal 5V to 24V Tolerant Signal
Pin 4 5V to 24V Tolerant Signal
Pin 5 5V to 24V Tolerant Signal
Pin 6 5V to 24V Tolerant Signal
 Pin 7 5V to 24V Tolerant Signal
Pin 8 Door Signal 5V to 24V Tolerant Signal

 

Pin No. Description Type
Pin 9 Probe Input Signal for G38.x 5V to 24V Tolerant Signal
Pin 10 5V to 24V Tolerant Signal
Pin 11 5V to 24V Tolerant Signal
Pin 12 5V to 24V Tolerant Signal
Pin 13 5V to 24V Tolerant Signal
Pin 14 5V to 24V Tolerant Signal
Pin 15 5V to 24V Tolerant Signal
Pin 16 5V to 24V Tolerant Signal

 

Pin No. Description Type
Pin 17 5V to 24V Tolerant Signal
Pin 18 5V to 24V Tolerant Signal
Pin 19 5V to 24V Tolerant Signal
Pin 20 5V to 24V Tolerant Signal
Pin 21 5V to 24V Tolerant Signal
Pin 22 5V to 24V Tolerant Signal
 Pin 23 5V to 24V Tolerant Signal
Pin 24 5V to 24V Tolerant Signal

 

Pin No. Description Type
Pin 25 5V to 24V Tolerant Signal
Pin 26 5V to 24V Tolerant Signal
Pin 27 5V to 24V Tolerant Signal
Pin 28 5V to 24V Tolerant Signal
Pin 29 5V to 24V Tolerant Signal
Pin 30 5V to 24V Tolerant Signal
 Pin 31 5V to 24V Tolerant Signal
Pin 32 5V to 24V Tolerant Signal

13.4.13.Standard Outputs #

Pin No. Description Type
Pin 1 TTL 5 Volt
Pin 2 TTL 5 Volt
Pin 3 TTL 5 Volt
Pin 4 TTL 5 Volt
Pin 5 TTL 5 Volt
Pin 6 Tower Light – Red TTL 5 Volt
Pin 7 Tower Light – Yellow TTL 5 Volt
Pin 8 Tower Light – Green TTL 5 Volt

 

Pin No. Description Type
Pin 9 TTL 5 Volt
Pin 10 TTL 5 Volt
Pin 11 TTL 5 Volt
Pin 12 TTL 5 Volt
Pin 13 TTL 5 Volt
Pin 14 TTL 5 Volt
Pin 15 TTL 5 Volt
Pin 16 TTL 5 Volt

13.4.14.Spindle Connector #

Pin No. Description Type
Pin1  0-10V DC Output Analog
Pin2 Motor Direction Clockwise / PWM output TTL 5 Volt
Pin3 Motor Direction Counter Clockwise / PWM output TTL 5 Volt
Pin4 OPTO – Motor Direction CW / PWM output Transistor
Pin5 OPTO – Motor Direction CW / PWM output Transistor
Pin6 OPTO – Motor Direction CCW / PWM output Transistor
Pin7 OPTO – Motor Direction CCW / PWM output Transistor

 

13.4.15.Spindle RPM Sensor #

Pin No. Description Type
Pin1 Signal A Opto input
Pin2 Signal B Opto input
Pin3 Signal Z – Index Opto input

 

Encoder Trans

 

13.4.16.Home Input #

Homing Swith Connections

Wiring example using switches with 24V power

 

Homing Sensor Connections

Wiring example using a 24V Inductive Proximity Sensor

13.4.17.Replacing Optocouplers #

Replace Opto

Damaged Optocouplers can be replaced as per the below list

Information_iconDamaged Optocouplers can be purchased from the following suppliers, please click the below logo’s to directly jump to the part order page:

 

digikey

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Optocoupler Replacement Chart

Input Type  Optocoupler Number on Controller Input Type Optocoupler Number on Controller
Input 1 U1 Input 19 U19
Input 2 U2 Input 20 U20
Input 3 U3 Input 21 U21
Input 4 U4 Input 22 U22
Input 5 U5 Input 23 U23
Input 6 U6 Input 24 U24
Input 7 U7 Input 25 U25
Input 8 U8 Input 26 U26
Input 9 U9 Input 27 U27
Input 10 U10 Input 28 U28
Input 11 U11 Input 29 U29
Input 12 U12 Input 30 U30
Input 13 U13 Input 31 U31
Input 14 U14 Input 32 U32
Input 15 U15 Encoder-A U33
Input 16 U16 Encoder-B U34
Input 17 U17 Encoder-Z U35
Input 18 U18

 

Input Type Optocoupler Number on Controller
MPG-A U36
MPG-B U37
X-Axis Select U38
Y-Axis Select U39
Z-Axis Select U40
A-Axis Select U41
B-Axis Select U42
Resolution 1 U43
Resolution 2 U44
Resolution 3 U45
E-Stop U46

 

Input Type Optocoupler Number on Controller
Spindle CW U47
Spindle CCW U48

14.Upgrading / Unlocking the Controller #

Regular updates are released to add more features to the units. Custom software’s are also released for special client requirements. The software up-gradation process can be easily performed on site by following the instructions below:

how to upgrade

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NOTE: For the below example the controller serial number will be 5A-660

 

 

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WARNING: Check that while coping file from email the file name is not reamed and is exactly “00000660.HTG”

 

 

 Check that the file name matches the serial number of the controller

 Connect a USB FLASH drive to your PC/MAC and make sure it’s been formatted in FAT or FAT32 format

Copy the00000660.HTG” file to a USB FLASH drive

Power off the controller

Insert the USB FLASH drive into the controller

Power up the controller and a progress bar will be displayed on the screen showing the upgrade status

Once the progress bar shows 100%,  the upgrade process is finished, please power cycle the unit

15.Mounting & Mechanical Data #

Din Mount ISO

Standard DIN rail mounting

dimensions frontdimensions side

16.Reporting Bugs & Issues #

If during operations the system behaves unexpected or any bugs are found then the user should email HTG SUPPORT the following information so that we can have the issue resolved at the earliest:

  1. Take a screenshot of the current screen by pressing the “Prt Sc” key on the keyboard and a .bmp image file of the current screen will be saved to the USB FLASH drive
  2. Next email the above generated file to SUPPORT and a detailed description of the issue
  3. If the issue is related to a particular G-code file then email the G-code file so that we can replicate the problem at our end

17.Warranty #

All units are warranted to be free from defects in workmanship and material, and are warranted to meet the Company’s published specifications, but no other warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the seller unless expressly set forth. Hind Technology Group warrants its equipment for one (1) year to be free from defects in workmanship and material.

Hind Technology Group shall have no obligation or liability under this warranty:

  1. For special, indirect or consequential personal or property damage arising from the failure of its equipment
  2. If the equipment was not installed, operated or maintained in accordance to Hind Technology Group’s installation instructions
  3. If the equipment was serviced, repaired, altered or modified in any way by a third party other than Hind Technology Group authorized personnel

Hind Technology Group further reserves the right to the following:

  1. The right to repair or replace customers’ units at its discretion
  2. The right under this warranty to refuse or reject any and all warranty claims for any reason whatsoever if, based on the Company’s estimation, damage to subject equipment was not caused by component or factory workmanship defects
  3. Any unit sent back to Hind Technology Group for warranty repair must have prior notification and approval for the return or the unit will be refused delivery
  4. All transportation costs, both in-bound and out-bound freight, are the responsibility of the customer
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