Well, its ABOUT TIME! (the Crowd chants)
We have listened to customers and vendors and constantly improved the Control Software and the User Interface. Along the way we listened to suggestions about the control box and concerns that builders have. The G5 is the result of dozens of suggested improvements that make a great product even better. The first thing we did was to move the Table I/O card from the inside of the box to the outside; no more taking the lid off to hookup the home and limit switches or to plug in and wire the Feather Touch sensors. While we were at it we made it have pluggable terminal blocks that let you unplug everything and move it in seconds. We took our expertise with the single cable connection of the Super Z and added a 12 pin round connector that makes a single cable to an external module fast and easy. The new Table I/O Remote module (available option) extends 8 inputs and 4 driven relay outputs to a module that mounts to your table or gantry and with one nice neat cable back to the controller. No more tangles of wires and trying to trace what connects to where. The new Table I/O at the controller has all of the same features as the prior internal ones including LED indicators on all 16 inputs and a source of regulated 12V floating power for external 12V sensors that can be used on any of the inputs. NOTE: The Remote Table I/O CANNOT be used with the FT-02. They both use the same 12 pin connector. It will work with the older FT-01.