wCK Module Series FAQ's ....
What makes the wCK Series modules unique?
Conventional Servo's are controlled by Pulse
The wCK Series of modules uses a multi-dropped
serial network to
control each module, up to 254 wCK Series modules can controlled
on a single serial channel.
- The wCK modules have there own GPIO - 1 Analog Input (0-5V) and 2 Digital Outputs (TTL).
- wCK modules can be programmed to perform 8 sequence programs, this utilises parameters and variable from the wCK modules as well as the Analog Input and Digital Outputs.
- Conventional Servo's used for positioning applications,
generally have a positioning range of 180°. The wCK Series
of modules have a positioning range of 333°. In addition
to this 30 speeds can be selected when positioning.
- When positioniong Maximum & Minimum postitions can be defined - preventing the wCK module from moving it's shaft into a position that could cause mechanical damage.
- Conventional Servo's are designed primarily
for positioning applications, irreversible
hardware modifications are required to allow a conventional servo
to rotate 360°. The wCK series of modules can be programmed
to act as either a positioning or a variable
speed rotating device,
without any hardware modifications. The wCK modules allows
for 16 speeds to be selected when operating in rotating mode.
- The wCK modules has a programmable
Over-Current setting .
- The wCK modules provides
via the serial channel, of both position and current.
- The wCK modules have a feature referred
to as Act Down mode. When in Act Down
mode all torque is removed from the internal motor and the position
is monitored. This allows the user to "teach" a
series of wCK modules a movement sequence, i.e. 'paint brushing'.
- The wCK Series of modules allows for the Proportional, Intergral and
Differential (PID) Gains to be set for each module, allowing the
user to finely tune their overall control system .