Category Archives: RSA Inquirer

Ride Hard Ride Long – Wonders of the Blue Highways

Tales from the Dead: Interesting Cemetery Finds  by Jeff Johnson Travelling the small highways of this country gives you an opportunity to see things bypassed by the interstates.  With credit to William Least Heat Moon, blue highways represent the two lane highways on the old AAA maps.  This series is to share some of the … Continue reading Ride Hard Ride Long – Wonders of the Blue Highways

LCC-10 Voice-Coil Interface, ASCII over Serial Communication

I was delighted to find that writing a custom ASCII over Serial protocol was just as easy as the Ethernet variant.  SMAC’s LCC-10 has a list of variables that can be read from or written to that grant complete control of its operation via an RS232 Serial or CANopen interface.  I was able to setup … Continue reading LCC-10 Voice-Coil Interface, ASCII over Serial Communication

Single-Sheet Hand-Fed Laminator, Parker IPA Servo Drive/Controller Interface, ASCII over Ethernet TCP/IP Communications

An OEM customer was looking for a cost-effective solution to control a Single-Sheet Hand-Fed Laminator. The project included some general digital & analog I/O Machine Control (solenoid valves for engaging rollers, analog and digital VFD control to move the paper through the laminator, and etc…), but not too much; all a good fit for the … Continue reading Single-Sheet Hand-Fed Laminator, Parker IPA Servo Drive/Controller Interface, ASCII over Ethernet TCP/IP Communications