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 image davinci  ( 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 image AdrianPeng  ( 2012-12-18 04:47:57 -0500 )edit

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

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