Input/Output. An interface to be used to exchange information (signals) with an outside device or devices.
●In-position Signal (INP Signal)
A signal sent when positioning is completed. This signal is to be put out in a allowable range set up against a targeted position.
An encoder capable of detecting the relative position. Implementation of the return to origin action is needed whenever it is powered on, as this type of encoder can detect only relative positions.
A position from any point settled. The antonym is “absolute position.”
A property of matter by which it continues in its existing state (against an inertial system) unless that state is changed by an external force.
Degrees of protection against the intrusion of external solid bodies or liquids, defined by IEC-60529. The first asterisk after “IP” is for numbers 1 to 6 representing degrees of protection against solid bodies such as fingers or dust. The second asterisk is for 1 to 8 against penetration of water.