Version to work with Ampflow Motor Controller

6 years 4 months ago - 6 years 4 months ago #29529197 by Oakland_Robotics
Seems like a recurring issue here, with Ampflow claiming their product is able to work with some version of the Roborun software.

I just purchased the Ampflow motor controller (They have dubbed it part number AF-160, purchased through this link: www.ampflow.com/motor_controller.htm )


Through this link: ampflow.com/optical_encoder.htm -- If you scroll to the bottom of the page, there is a image that is clearly a screenshot of the Roborun GUI.

They claim the encoders can be configured through this interface.

Can anyone lend any insight on whether they have had any luck with interfacing with the GUI?

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

6 years 4 months ago #29529198 by Griffin Baker
Replied by Griffin Baker on topic Version to work with Ampflow Motor Controller
Quite frankly, I imagine that what they did was resell the older product AX2550 with their part number and logo (modified software). Our old controllers did not have the Roboteq brand logo on the extrusion case in the past, and we later added that in.

If you open up the controller by removing the face plate, I'm pretty sure the insides are most likely ours and not theirs. I also see they have discontinued selling the product from your link.

Either way, we have discontinued the AX family lineup. We might possibly see them try to copy our next gen lineup.

Use the following settings.

Baud rate: 115200
Data bits: 7
Parity: Even
Stop bits: 1
flow: none

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

6 years 4 months ago #29529199 by Griffin Baker
Replied by Griffin Baker on topic Version to work with Ampflow Motor Controller
Update on the ampflow issue.

Ampflow used to sell our product under their name; product was made by us.
This cooperation was discontinued about four years ago, which is why they no longer sell this product. So in effect, our roborun utility should work with your controller.

Make sure that you set the correct comport in the configuration tab. Then after setting, restart Roborun. You should then be connected to the utility and it should ask to read back the controller configuration.

I've attached the usermanual as well.
Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Moderators: tonysantoni
Time to create page: 0.145 seconds