Motion Controllers

Apollo III, Apollo I, IO6, Interpreter 1000

Apollo I

Apollo I

Apollo I - IO Chart

Here is an image of the IO chart for an Apollo I board.

 

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Apollo I

Apollo I - Enable Troubleshooting Guide

Below is the enable troubleshooting guide for Apollo I breakout board.

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After reviewing the Enable Troubleshooting flow chart here are some other items to look for on the computer.

  • Install parallel port drivers (run the mach3 install software, selecting only the parallel port drivers to install)
  • Check to make sure that the Mach3 pulse device is installed in the device manager. Install
  • Check for any Antivirus Software that maybe preventing the software to run correctly including parallel port connections.
  • Check for any viruses that maybe blocking the software from running.
  • Check to see if any PC monitoring software is being used (like for motherboard/cpu stats)

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Apollo I

Apollo I - Motion Troubleshooting Guide

Here is the Apollo I Motion Troubleshooting Guide

 

Apollo-I---Motion-Troubleshooting-Guide.JPG

 

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Apollo I

Apollo I - Spindle Troubleshooting Guide

Here is the Apollo I spindle troubleshooting guide.

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Apollo I

Apollo I User Manual - Mach3

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1. Introduction

The Apollo I Breakout Board provides a flexible, plug-in-play interface for the Mach3 CNC software using standard computer parallel ports.  Its key features include the following:

  • 6 Axis Control
  • Spindle Control (Clockwise, Counterclockwise, and 0-10VDC Analog)
  • 9 Inputs & 8 Outputs
  • Emergency Stop Circuit
  • Hardware and Drive Enable Circuit

1.1 Overview

Use the diagram below as a reference throughout the manual.

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Figure 1 Apollo I Overview


The purpose of this manual is to give you all the information you need to use the Apollo I Breakout Board. Written in simple step by step instructions, this manual can be used by anyone who has a basic understanding of your machine and basic computer skills.

WARNING

Do NOT connect 115VAC to any part of the Apollo I Breakout Board. It could cause serious damage to your board. 

 

1.2 Tools Required

Before operating the Apollo I, you must have the following items:

  • 24VDC Power Supply
  • Computer with Two Parallel Ports
  • Mach3 Software

If you purchased a CNC control from MachMotion, you already have all of the above items.

1.3 Specifications

Below are the specifications for the Apollo I Breakout Board.

Item

Specification

Input Power

24VDC

Max Power Consumption

48W

 

 

Axes

6

      Step and Direction Axis Control

5V Single Ended and Differential

            Connection

RJ45 Connectors and Terminal Blocks

            Max Pulse Speed

45 kHz

 

 

Spindle

1

      Relay Outputs

Clockwise (CW) and Counterclockwise (CCW)

Analog Signal

0-10VDC

 

 

Outputs

8

Voltage

7V-48VDC*

Max Current

250mA**

Commons

2

 

 

Inputs

9 (Sinking or Sourcing)

      Voltage

2.5V-48VDC

      Min Current

2mA

      Isolated

Optional

 

 

Enable Circuit

2

Hardware Enable

Relay Contacts, 5V Enable, 24V Enable

Drive Enable

Relay Contacts

 

 

Emergency Stop Circuit

Normally Closed Connection

 

 

Dimensions

8.32"(L) X 5.75"(W) X 2"(H)

 

 

Table 1 Apollo I Specifications

*Only 24V is provided on the breakout board. Any other voltage must be supplied. 

**Commons must be supplied externally. If the commons are using the Apollo I power supply, each output can only source 125mA.

2. Installation

2.1 Mounting

The Apollo I has four 0.16 inch mounting holes as shown below.