Function-Blocks: Wires and Connector

Schematic: Function-Block Wires and Connectors

Schematic: Function-Block Wires and Connectors

Function-Blocks: Data available from each output-connector

Each wire has a Data-Type.

Each wire has three Channels , with an SI Unit

Wires, Data-Type , Channels and Units

Output-Connector

Channel 1

Label & Units

Channel 2

Label & Units

Channel 3

Label & Units

Data Type / Notes

Linear Motion FB

Machine Angle

 

Machine Angular Velocity

Machine Angular Acceleration

Note: Velocity: is a function of Machine Speed in Machine Settings dialog-box.

Gearing FB

Position [mm]

Angle [deg]

Linear Velocity

Angular Velocity

[mm/s] or [rad/s

Linear Acceleration

Angular Acceleration

[mm/s/s] or [deg/s/s]

Output 'Units' are a function of input data type - Linear or Rotary

Motion FB

Position [mm]

Angle [deg]

Linear Velocity

Angular Velocity

[mm/s] or [rad/s]

Linear Acceleration

Angular Acceleration

[mm/s/s] or [deg/s/s]

Output Data: motion-values, Linear or Rotary

Change the Output Data Type to the match input Units

Motion-Dimension FB

Position [mm]

Angle [deg]

Linear Velocity

Angular Velocity

[mm/s] or [rad/s]

Linear Acceleration

Angular Acceleration

[mm/s/s] or [rad/s/s]

Slider: Data-Type is Linear

Rocker: Data-Type is Rotary

Measurement FB

Position [mm]

Angle [deg]

Linear Velocity

Angular Velocity

[mm/s] or [rad/s]

Linear Acceleration

Angular Acceleration

[mm/s/s] or [rad/s/s]

Linear Dimension: Data-Type is Linear

Angular Dimension: Data-Type is Rotary

Point FB

X Position

Y Position

[mm]

Velocity

[mm/s]

Linear Acceleration

[mm/s/s]

Data Type is Linear.

Cam-Data FB

Pressure Angle

deg

Contact Pressure Angel 1

deg

Pressure Angle 2

deg

Radians

 

Radius-of-Curvature Cam 1

Radius-of-Curvature Cam 2

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Linear Units

Cam 1 and Cam 2 indicated in Graphic-Area at contact-point.

 

Contact Force Total

Contact Force, X component

Contact Force, Y component

Units as set in Machine Settings dialog-box.

 

Shear Stress Cam 1

Shear Stress Cam 2

 

Units as set in Machine Settings dialog-box.

Force-Data FB

Joint Total Force

X Component

Y Component

Units as set in Machine Settings dialog-box.

 

Cam Contact Force

X Component

Y Component

Units as set in Machine Settings dialog-box.

 

Spring Force

X Component

Y Component

Units as set in Machine Settings dialog-box.

Maths FB

Output Data Type

Outer Data Type

Outer Data Type

You connect a wire to it and convert its units to a different Data Type. Beware of units.

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