The LYNX Controller is a low cost, compact and versatile machine and process controller designed to be used with stepper and digital servo drives. The functionality of the LYNX may be easily increased with optional expansion modules, which simply plug onto and are powered by the Controller.
The LYNX is powered by either drive power (+12 to +75 VDC) or in a standalone power configuration using +5 VDC. Communications is via either RS-232 or RS-485 and may be directed to up to 62 addresses for multi-drop systems. The system can be panel mounted using the end plates provided, or DIN rail mounted with the use of optional mounting brackets.
The LYNX is programmed using a versatile and easy to learn programming language. This language, in addition to a powerful set of motion commands and parameters, contains a comprehensive set of math and logic functions, 13 program trip functions as well as 25 predefined I/O functions. The Basic-like structure of the program allows the user to easily create powerful machine control programs and store them in a generous 8k bytes of user storage space.