Hey there Kuka community,
I have a question which, I believe, will be easy for you all to answer. Our immediate project requires the control of a 5.5vdc/5.0a closed loop 2 phase stepper motor. It is currently connected to a provided 110vac driver. My question is, should I use a DeviceNet I/O module to send a +/- pulse signal to control speed and a +/- direction signal to the 110vac driver or should I kill the provided driver and use a Wago I/O style stepper controller like the 750-672?
-KR200-3 with a KRC2
-integrated VFD run spindle through a DeviceNet Wago 750-306
-external rotary axis
1. Control stepper with Wago I/O Stepper Controller Module or provide 110vac to original stepper driver and use some other module to send +/- pulse signal and +/- direction signal?
2. Which I/O module should I use for the latter option?
3. Is it even possible to provide 110vac to externals through the KRC2?
I know this is a worn out topic, however, I see little information regrading I/O hardware choices. Thank you all for any and all advice and recommendations. I am also happy to share any other info to aid in the decision making.
-attached is a sketch of the project thus far