The Nexas NEX-5900 Series of I/O Tap breakout boards have been made to enable easy tapping of up to 8 machine tool input and output lines (in whatever voltage you have such as 24VDC, 12VDC, 9VDC or 5VDC) for machine monitoring, OEE and safety compliance purposes. The NEX-5990 is a special power supply and main I/O tap matrix board has IDC style adapters can work interface to. Now wiring up to get machine tool signals has never been easier - especially on older machine tools.The various breakout boards are all 1:1 pin translations (male to female pin 1 to 1, 2 to 2, and so on) with a tap for wires to eavesdrop on the lines needed. One simply unplugs the cable from the control and puts the appropriate I/O tap 5900 series board in between. Note that the silver locking mechanisms on the Honda connectors may need to be removed on one end and an M2 x 10mm screw used to secure the Honda connector to the CNC end (which we supply).
If you only need a few wires for your monitoring then the male to female extender boards will do (see NEX-5950, NEX-5920 & NEX-5925). You use a "Y" ribbon cable to reconnect the controls I/O lines at a reasonable distance (like 24-36 inches), then the rest of the 5900 series work with the Main NEX-5990 to get your signals and power out easily.
The main CNC Machine Data Collection (MDC) & I/O Universal Machine Interface (with power supply) board to be used with the other 5900 series via ribbon cable IDC connections. Ideal as a power supply for our ORiONs in Fanuc controls, the NEX-5990 can be applied to most CNCs. The NEX-5990 has the following features and they come in 5 types:
The NEX-5994 MiniPLC board is designed to be a communications hub for the ORiON.It can handle 16 digital inputs, 4 relay outputs, a universal power supply from the standard CNC +24VDC, DB9 serial from the CNC, serial protocols, RJ12 to a Handheld serial terminal, USB out to the ORiON and hex switches for easy programming.