The SiNet™ Hub 444 allows up to four stepper and servo drives to be connected together to create an RS-232 serial network of drives. The Hub can operate in two controls modes. It can run stored programs created with the SiNet Hub Programmer™ software for stand-alone applications. And it can be run as a serial router for streaming serial commands using the Serial Command Language (SCL).
Each drive connected to the Hub acquires its unique address from the port to which it is connected. This simple addressing scheme minimizes the cost of the drives, and more importantly, the cost of configuring and/or replacing drives in the system.
Nearly every Applied Motion drive with an RS-232 port can be used with the Hub. Visit the stepper drives, integrated steppers, and servo drives pages to find the best drives to use with the Hub. Stepper and servo drives can be mixed and matched in any combination on the Hub. By choosing the drive you need for each axis, the Hub can provide a cost effective motion control solution.
The Hub is powered by the drive connected to port #1, saving you the cost and installation expense of using a separate power supply. Commands available with the Hub include relative, absolute and homing moves, I/O control, status, and more.