Is there a ros package for ESCON motor controller? [closed]

asked 2012-12-09 10:23:47 -0500

AdrianPeng gravatar image

I have a ESCON 36/3 EC motor controller for MAXON motor 200142. I am wondering is there an existing ros package for this motor controller?

Thanks in advance.

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What kind of interfaces does it have? I see usb but is this a serial link? You can look at rosserial for this.

davinci gravatar imagedavinci ( 2012-12-10 03:55:28 -0500 )edit

Hi davinci, the controller use USB 2.0 as interface. I think it is serial link.

AdrianPeng gravatar imageAdrianPeng ( 2012-12-18 04:47:57 -0500 )edit

And rosserial only has tutorials for arduino, how can use it with ESCON controller?

AdrianPeng gravatar imageAdrianPeng ( 2012-12-18 04:50:57 -0500 )edit

Well you could use it if you would write your own module to interface. But from what I see the usb port is only for configuration and not controlling. But there is no existing package to my knowledge.

davinci gravatar imagedavinci ( 2012-12-18 11:16:37 -0500 )edit

Yeah, I emailed the maxon technique. They said I need to send digital and analog signal to controller to control the speed. So do you know any ros package that can generate digital and analog output?

AdrianPeng gravatar imageAdrianPeng ( 2012-12-19 02:34:10 -0500 )edit