Digital Controller for Stepping Motor-Driven X-ray Diffractometer

P.C. Naval Jr., P.P. Saligan, V.B. Soriano-Calix

Abstract


Digital Controller for Stepping Motor-Driven X-ray Diffractometer
Presented is a stepping motor controller for the Philips PW 1050 Vertical Goniometer featuring crystal-controlled scan rates of 4, 2, 1, ½, ¼, and 1/8 degrees per minute in the continuous scan mode, and step sizes of 0.005, 0.01, 0.02, 0.025, 0.05, 0.1, 0.2 and 0.5 degree when operated in the step scan mode. A slew rate of 96 degrees per minute is provided for positioning purposes.

The TTL-implemented design accommodates upgrading to higher levels of automation by a simple substitution of the control logic section.

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