I assume that with a name like “EB2” the new G4EB2 boards are essentially an EB2. Also, since it is an EB2 it does not have a counter chip so it cannot high speed count. Can I assume that the lack of a counter chip has nothing to do with the scan rate that the brain scans the rack or do the EB1’s scan at a faster rate, or does the counter chip make seperate scans from the brain cpu? Also, are the event reactions of the G4EB2 as fast as an EB1?
If the G4EB2 cannot handle the higher speeds of machine automation, can I get enough speed from an R1 used as a brain to emulate an existing pamux system controlled by a 486 with assembly code?
I made some assumptions about speed and I think the application moves material (sheet steel) through guides at about 16 ft/sec which means that a 1 inch movement is about 5ms. At this speed, I would probably need at least better than 25ms input to output reaction times.
Most of the movement is controlled by a 14.5 hp servo drive, but some of the movement is controled by photo eyes.