CHAPTER 5Controller Hardware

The physical controller is comprised of various components necessary in the conversion of software commands that result in electrical signaling to drive the motor. This chapter discusses the enclosure and various components that are used, as well as devices typically used in conjunction with the controller.

A rather important point I would like to stress is the parallel port connection (between the controller software on the PC and the hardware controller) is considered the industry standard. There may be some who promote use of either serial and USB connections and also claim that you will have a difficult time finding a computer with a db-25 parallel port on the PC to use. In reality, there are several companies ...

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