RHINO ROBOTICS LTD.
MARK IV CONTROLLER

An 8 axis Controller

with 8 input lines, 8 output lines and 2 auxiliary ports

Built-in teach pendant support

Over 100 sophisticated instructions

RS-232C serial communication


 

DESCRIPTION

 

Rhino Robotics Ltd. Mark IV Controller

THE CONTROLLER

The Mark IV controller incorporates the latest developments in technology to control educational and research robots. It features an open system suitable for teaching and experimentation. The Mark IV controller integrates the power supplies, communication, microprocessor logic, teach pendant support, input/output capability and a software language all in one unit. The unit is ready to be connected to and used with any Rhino XR series or SCARA robot. Proportional, integrative and derivative (PID loop) control algorithms allow full speed control of all eight encoded motors. Eight input line pairs, eight input switches and eight output line pairs are provided directly on the controller. All input lines are current limited for safe, easy operation. I/O lines operate just like industrial grade input lines. The power required by the lines can be provided either by the controller or by the input device. The eight output lines are also current limited and provide up to 100 milliamps. The RoboTalk language used to control the controller can also control the external I/O module (optional) at the same time. This allows for interaction with 48 lines of I/O including analog I/O and breadboarding.


 

TEACH PENDANT

The teach pendant supports its own microprocessor and communicates with the host via RS-232C. It supports two alphanumeric lines of 16 characters each for a fully functional conversational system. The teach pendant is standard equipment with each Mark IV controller.

Rhino Robotics Ltd. Mark IV Teach Pendant



 

SPECIFICATIONS

 

Model

Mark IV controller and teach pendant

Part Number

FG6000, includes teach pendant

Applications

Education, industrial training, research

Configuration

8 Port for optically encoded motors to operate the XR series and SCARA robots and accessories. Each port with full PID control. Two ports for auxiliary motors with full PWM capability.

Input/Output

8 Input line pairs
8 Input switches
8 Output line pairs
Full teach pendant support
48 Line pairs I/O module available (Optional)

Microprocessor

16 Bit main processor
8 Bit motor controller
8 Bit teach pendant controller

Communications

RS-232C, full handshake on both the host interface and the pendant interface

Compatibility

Can be run from any computer with an RS-232C interface.

Commands

Over 100 kernel commands form a comprehensive control language. For a brief discussion of the command set click on this link.

Software

RoboTalk robot control language package available for the DOS/Windows family of computers.

Voltage

Available in either 120 Volts or 240 Volts, 50 or 60 Hertz, single phase

Dimensions

15" wide x 18" deep x 6" high

Weight

35 lbs.

Warranty

12 months

Pin-Out Diagrams

Cable Pin-Outs for the Mark IV Controller


RHINO ROBOTICS LTD.

5928 State Route 128
Miamitown, OH 45041-0230
Telephone: 513-353-9772
Fax: 513-353-4040