Link Motion - Now Available for Windows 7 32/64
LinkMotion USB for Multi-Axis Machines
Applications of the LinkMotion USB
  • CNC type - 3 and more axis machines
  • Engraving machines with all classic engraving features
  • Flame cutting machines
  • Waterjet cutting machines
  • Foam cutting machines
  • Wood routing and wood inlay machines
  • Vinyl cutting and sign making machines
  • Cake decorating machines
  • Photo mat cutting machines
  • Motion controls and PLC functions
  • Upgrade (Retrofit) old machines or build new machines
What Is It?

This product is a combination of a special version of the LinkMotion driver designed to work with a USB controller.

LinkMotion driver is compatible with Windows 11, 10, 8 & 7 32/64, XP and 2000 operating systems. Additionally, it is compatible with many popular applications like Corel Draw, AutoCAD, DolphinCAD, AcceliCAD, and others. The job is designed and simply 'Printed' to the USB port for the USB controller.

The USB controller is a 3 inch X 3 inch size printed circuit board with a USB 2.0 compatible interface to connect to a PC. The board handles up to 6 axis of operation with step/direction commands, 6 inputs, 6 outputs, and separate connections for Home switches in each of the axis.

How Does It Work?

LinkMotion USB picks up vector information from the application when the job is printed to the driver. With the preset information for acceleration, resolution in each of the axis, federates, dwells, depths, and lifts, LinkMotion will prepare and send appropriate M&G code commands in one millisecond time increments to the USB controller. When the job is transferred to the controller, it will start processing, machine will go through necessary motions, and the job will be completed.

The numeric keypad of the PC keyboard is used a Control Pad for the machine to jog, position, go home, repeat a job, decrease or increase feedrate while the job is in process, surface the tool, pause, continue the job, check spindle motor, I/O controls, and other functions.

  • LinkMotion accepts jobs directly from many popular application programs for job design. No need to save and/or convert files. No need to learn another piece of software.
  • Once received, LinkMotion converts the job to G code commands using EMC2 standard G code conversion utility. Most of the preparatory work is done in the PC. It reduces the load on the USB controller. This is why it is powerful but low cost controller solution.
  • EMC2 is proven and used by large number of users worldwide.
  • USB interface is the most common interface on today's PC's.
  • USB 2.0 is equipped with high speed to transfer jobs quickly.
  • Once the job is transferred to the controller, the PC is available to work on while the USB controller processes by the job.
  • Bring in your own design of 3D G codes and have LinkMotion process your 3D job using the USB controller.
  • Controller design is simple. It requires the USB controller, motor drivers, power supply, On/Off switch, and optional emergency switch for a complete implementation.
  • Design your job in one of the popular, off-the-shelf applications like Corel Draw, AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator, and others......Simply Print and LinkMotionUSB will send it to your machine equipped with our USB controller board.
  • Use EMC2 standard G-Code commands for 3D operations and 'Print to Machine' from your favorite application for 2 1/2D operations like engraving, routing, cnc, plasma torch cutting, waterjet cutting, foam cutting etc.
  • Preset but expandable materials menu, positioning of a job, keyboard controls for axis moves, Z surfacing, home switch handling, flexible start position, acceleration/deceleration setup and control, maximum step rate 75,000, 6 inputs, 5 outputs, spindle motor on/off control, and easy controls for speed, depth and dwell are provided.
  • Older machines can be upgraded to work with Microsoft Windows' graphical interface and plethora of advantages can be had for your business. All of this is yours for a fraction of the cost of acquiring a new machine.
  • Simple USB cable is all required between your PC and the machine.
  • Specialized single line and multiline engraving fonts are offered optionally to perform fast and cost effective engraving jobs.
  • Wired or wireless numeric keypads can be used to control the machine.
  • Upgrading features of the driver is as easy as installing the latest version of LinkMotionUSB driver software on your PC.
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System Requirements
  • Windows 11, 10, 8 & 7 32/64 or
    Windows XP with SP2 or higher,
    Windows 2000
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or higher
  • 800 MHz Processor Speed
  • 512 MB or more RAM Memory
  • 60 MB Disk Space
  • CD Rom (only if you get the software on a CD-ROM media)
  • USB 2.0 port (USB 1.1 will not work)
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