Kensington 4000A 3-Axis Controller (X Axis Board


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Weight 22 lbs
Dimensions 22 × 20 × 8 in
Location 03013
Tested Untested
Cosmetic Condition 3 - Good
Product Condition Used
Container Box
OEM Name Kensington

The Kensington 4000 A 3-axis controller is designed to work with various Kensington stages and robotic fixtures. This early iteration of the controller will accept up to three axis driver cards and can be configured with multiple user and I/O interfaces. The controller is highly modular and consists of a 250w switching power supply module, the mother board, the controller processor board, and the optional axis driver cards (one devoted to each axis of motion).

Optional controller items include an IEEE-488 interface, a second RS232C interface, and an operator interface connector. The axis boards also can be configured with an optional counter / lock piggy-back board. This instrument is configured as follows:

X-Axis card
Serial number: 86 191 01
Two axis board power transistor pairs and harnesses present
RS232-C and Operator Interface connectors

The axis boards are generic but have to be matched to the individual stage elements by using trim pots on the board. Each axis motion system typically includes a DC motor, a DC tachometer, and a position encoder. Equipment needed for calibration / matching is rudimentary – a terminal connected to the Main Port Interface, and a 10MHz oscilloscope capable of displaying X-Y Lissajous patterns.

We will include a copy of the Kensington 4000 instruction manual. This manual covers installation as well as axis board calibration and matching the axis boards to the stages / fixtures involved. The controller differs from later units in that the mother board will only accept three axis cards. It is in very good condition. It is in the bench-top configuration (includes feet, but lacks rack-ears).

Location A5 L2

Photo set 1010

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