Retrofitting my maho mh400c
Then there's anothor problem, my linear scales dont put out a quadrature wave.
apparently they give a sine wave.
I've been told this could easily be fixed witch a custom circuit using a comparator, but i'm no electrical engineer...
I've found somebody who can build this for me but i wonder if there is a existing solutions for this.
this would be true if its a sinewave per increment (ie. not a sinewave per turn of screw)as such then you can do Zero crossing on the sine way and feed it into a line driver for quad if you wish.
if its more like a resolver signal (sine wave over the screws turn), like pirke has drawn you need something alittle more advanced as then you will have Xnumber of puleses per turn,
hope the above makes some sence, once you know which you are dealing with, things will be easyer.
no dout if you tell us the part number on the scales, someone will take alook or know right away what type they are for you.
its probably the same as the heidenhain scales.
I'll try to figure out what the signal is thats comming out of the scales.
What type of converter do you have? and does it interpolate the wave signal?
I think that if it works with the heidenhain scales it should work with the philips scales.
I have a conventional lathe with philips glass scales and a mill with heidenhain scales and they look basically the same.