PoKeys57E Ethernet CNC controller is an easy-to-use Ethernet device that combines a lot of inputs and outputs, and does not require complex programming knowledge.
Pokeys57E provides 55 digital I/O (5V tolerant), 7 analog inputs (12-bit). All the I/O are controlled by the provided software which allows either to use the graphical user interface or advanced console type interface. The settings can be stored on the device, so no special software is needed on target system. PoKeys57E Ethernet CNC controller can be used as industrial or CNC control or data acquisition board. PoKeys is available with (PoKeys57ET) or without (PoKeys57EN) screw terminals.
Ethernet 10/100 with DHCP client or fixed IP support
TCP connection with device
55 digital inputs with pull-up resistors
55 software controlled digital outputs
7 analog inputs (12-bit) with adjustable low-pass filtering support
Up to 26 encoder pair inputs (3 high-speed encoder inputs, 1 ultra high speed encoder input)
3-axis 25 kHz or 8-axis 125 kHz Pulse engine
Digital counters on specific digital input pins
Up to 16×8 matrix keyboard
Two 8×8 matrix LED display support
Up to 6 high-speed fully configurable PWM outputs support (25 MHz PWM timer)
HD44780-based character LCD support (up to 4×20 characters)
PoExtBus support for adding up to 10 external shift registers = 80 aditional outputs
PoNET devices support (48-key CNC keyboard, etc…)
Modbus TCP support (access to digital IO, analog inputs, encoders’ counters, digital counters values, PWM outputs, LCD display, LED matrix display, PoExtBus devices, matrix keyboard status)
Support for up to 10 sensors on I2C bus, up to 10 sensors on 1-wire bus and up to 7 analog sensors
Web interface with newly designed dashboard and I/O status display with multiple user accounts
Support for communication with devices on I2C and 1-wire buses
Support for Connection signal output
Intuitive and user-friendly software
Third-party support via communication DLL library and extensive protocol specification document that allows porting to other systems
Plugin for Mach3 and Mach4 software, PoKeys57E Ethernet CNC controller as 4-axis external motion controller or general purpose, highly cusomizable Human Machine Interface
PoBlocks graphical programming PLC software
Retirement of personal accounts on Xively
On January 15th, 2018, Xively service retired the personal accounts that many PoKeys users relied on. PoKeys devices can no longer upload data to this web service. Alternative service supported is ThingSpeak
PoLabs implemented the support for ThingSpeak service for all existing PoKeys56 and PoKeys57 series device users. Download the latest PoKeys setup package to install both the software and firmware to support it.
Support for PoBlocks graphical programming software
Ethernet connection between host computer and PoKeys56E device
5V DC power supply with 400 mA. If any additional peripheral is connected to PoKeys57E, use appropriately more powerful power supply.
Included software requires Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7/8/10 with .NET framework 3.5 installed (ONLY FOR SYSTEMS WHERE THE DEVICES WILL BE CONFIGURED, TARGET SYSTEM NEEDS NO SOFTWARE INSTALLATION FOR THE DEVICE TO OPERATE AS A STANDARD NETWORK DEVICE)
PoKeys software package contains
– PoKeys configuration software – PoKeys firmware – PoKeys communication library – Manual – PoKeys USB driver (for fast interface) – PoBlocks graphical programming environment – Programming examples for C++, C#, VB.NET, Delphi PoKeys software can be downloaded in the ‘Downloads’ tab.