The F46 is well suited for complex CNC or Robotics where motion control requires more than 3 coordinated axis of motion. Advanced features include: high pulse rate (500+KHz), additional PWM (8X), digital inputs (8X), and digital outputs (8X). Additional controls are available via I2C and SPI. Applications include CNC, Pick-and-Place, and Robotics. The F46 is running GRBL32 (an upgrade from the popular GRBL firmware running on an Arduino 328p processor).The GRBL32 firmware is a fork from GRBL version 1.1f , running on the 32-bit STM32F407VET6. With a 32-bit Arm Cortex-M4 core overclocked to 240MHz, the STM32F407VET6 (192kB RAM, 512kB flash) brings professional grade CNC control to the world of GRBL. The hardware design for the F46 features 12 RJ-45 ethernet connectors for connection to all peripherals. Connections for each axis go through one RJ-45, featuring 9-pins (including shield); allowing more flexible setup for larger systems with longer cable runs.
Wiring through flexing cable carriers (chain) is simpler with industry standard flat CAT-7 cables. CAT-5 and CAT-6 cables can be used where the shield connection is not required. CAT-7 is recommended for longer cable run. With CAT-7, cable length of up to 10 meters has been tested. Customer can request legacy 115.2K baud firmware.DC Power Input: 6 to 12V. Twelve (12X) RJ-45 Connectors to the following peripherals via breakout boards. Six (6X) Axis Output (RJ-45), each: STEP, DIR, Enable, Limit P, Limit N, Home. The AB1 will output the control signals, the AD1 will accept a Pololu-style driver. Connectors: 3.5mm green screw terminals. CNC Control connection (RJ-45) : Control Reset, Safety Door, Cycle Start, Feed Hold, Emergency Stop, Probe. Two (2X) PWM Output (RJ-45): PWM1, 2, 3, 4; and PWM5, 6, 7, 8. Breakout: PW4 for RC Servos, BB1 for others.
Connectors for PW4: 3.5mm green screw terminals for external power. Standard 0.100 3 male pins for RC servos.
Spindle Control (RJ45): Spindle (Laser) PWM, Spindle Direction, Spindle Enable, Coolant Mist, Coolant Flood. Digital Output (RJ45): AUX1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. Alternate Comm: SPI and I2C.Digital Input (10 pin Male Header): Digital in 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. Raspberry Pi Zero (W) Interface: 10 pin Male Header. SPI Interface (duplicate of above Alternate Comm): 8 pin Male Header.
I2C Interface (duplicate of above Alternate Comm): 6 pin Male Header. F46 with Enhanced GRBL32 features. The axis are: XYZ ABC.Up to 550KHz pulse rate for each axis while under 6-axis coordinated motion, 750KHz max pulse rate when running 3-axis or less (more than an order of magnitude from 30KHz for Arduino based GRBL). Smoother Acceleration/Deceleration (0.2 ms accel/decel step). 240MHz timer for flexible PWM output control (Spindle or Laser). Default is 10KHz PWM at better than 14-bit resolution : 24000 steps in the 0 to 5V range.
Multiple connectivity options: USB (onboard CH340), External UART, WiFi (ESP-01), or Raspberry Pi Zero W (WiFi). Running at 921.6K baud-rate. Separate input pins for positive and negative travel limit switches for each axis, allowing the use of active high optical photo-interrupters (typical GRBL systems have both limit switches on one input pin). Eight (8) AUX TTL outputs (M-Code control: M62, M63).
Eight (8) Digital Inputs (wait for input M-Code control: M66). Eight (8) additional PWM outputs. One application is driving PPM devices such as RC Servo motors (M-Code control: M67). Custom Acceleration Scaling (custom M-Code control: M100), allow in-code changes in the acceleration parameter for each axis individually.
I2C and SPI Controls for expansion (via M-Code controls). Summary of connection breakout module types.
To Motor Drivers : AD1 (pololu-style) , AB1 (external drivers). To PWM Devices: PW4 (RC servos) , BB1. To Digital Outputs, I2C/SPI, Spindle Control, CNC Control: BB1. F46 6-Axes CNC/Robotics Controller Board.
Programmed with latest GRBL32 firmware. Note: standard baud-rate is 921.6K.
1 meter (3.3 ft) USB mini cable. Six (6X) of AD1 or AB1 driver breakout boards. Two (2X) PW4 breakout boards. Four (4X) BB1 breakout boards.What's NOT included, required for operation. DC Power Supply for F46 board operation. Tip Positive 5.5 2.1mm male connector. Any 6V to 12V power supply, 0.5A minimum (6V 1A recommended). Ethernet cables for connection between F46 and breakout boards.
Photos with cables in description are examples only. The item "GRBL CNC Robotics Controller 6 Axis GRBL32 STM32F407 STM32 ARM 32-bit USB 500KHz" is in sale since Wednesday, June 5, 2019.
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