IO — HILSTER’s proprietary IO-hardware

Introduction

HILSTER offers prorietary IO-hardware that is DIN rail mountable. Currently there are four different types and sizes available.

You need the io feature in your license to unlock the IO hardware features.

For every device an abstraction is available. To read inputs or write outputs you simply have to assign a value to an output or read an input. The abstractors offer members with the name of the inputs and outputs, e.g. io.R6 for relay 6, io.DO0 for digital output 0 or io.AI3 for analog input 3.

For example to switch on a relay io.R6 you have to assign True to it.

io.R6 = True

To reset the reley you have to assign False.

io.R6 = False

To set the digital output pin io.D3 you have to assign True to it.

io.D3 = True

To reset the digital output pin assign False to it.

io.R6 = False

To set an analog (pwm) level to 50 % you have to assign an integer value knowing the underlying pwm type. In the following example an 8-bit-pwm is assumed.

io.AO0 = 0xf7  # 50 % pwm level

Finally to read an analog level you have to read you simply have to read an analog input

analog_value = io.AI3

IO Mini

../_images/IOMini.jpg

Features:

  • 6 relays (230 V/6 A)

  • 8 analog/digital inputs

  • 4 digital outputs (2 A)

  • 1 UART

  • 1 SPI

  • 1 I2C

  • RTC

A sample implementation and usage can be found here:

from htf.io import IOMini as IO
io = IO("/dev/ttyACM0")
# set D1
io.D1 = True
# reset D1
io.D1 = False
#read A0
analog_value = io.A0
#read D0
digital_value = io.D0
# etc.
class htf.io.IOMini(port, timeout=1.0)

Initialize an IOMini.

Parameters
  • port (str) – the name of the serial connection

  • timeout=1.0 (float) – the time-out in seconds

A0

Analog input A0

A1

Analog input A1

A2

Analog input A2

A3

Analog input A3

A4

Analog input A4

A5

Analog input A5

D0

Digital output D0

D1

Digital output D1

D2

Digital output D2

D3

Digital output D3

D4

Digital output D4

D5

Digital output D5

D6

Digital output D6

D7

Digital output D7

IN0

Digital input IN0

IN1

Digital input IN1

__del__()

Automatically close serial connection on deletion.

close()

Close the serial connection.

get_board_name()

Return the board name read from the device.

get_version()

Return the version read from the device.

IO Maxi

../_images/IOMaxiAutomation.jpg

Features:

  • 10 relays (230V/6A)

  • 2 analog outputs (0 to 10 V)

  • 12 analog inputs (24 V)

  • 12 digital inputs (24 V)

  • 8 digital outputs (24 V)

  • 2 UART

  • 1 SPI

  • 1 I2C

  • RTC

  • Ethernet

A sample implementation and usage can be found here:

from htf.io import IOMaxi as IO
io = IO("/dev/ttyACM0")
# set R6
io.R6 = True
# reset R6
io.R6 = False
#read AI0
analog_value = io.AI0
#read DI0
digital_value = io.DI0
# etc.
class htf.io.IOMaxi(port, timeout=1.0)

Initialize an IOMaxi.

Parameters
  • port (str) – the name of the serial connection

  • timeout=1.0 (float) – the time-out in seconds

A0

Analog input A0

A1

Analog input A1

A2

Analog input A2

A3

Analog input A3

A4

Analog input A4

A5

Analog input A5

A6

Analog input A6

A7

Analog input A7

A8

Analog input A8

A9

Analog input A9

D0

Digital output D0

D1

Digital output D1

D10

Digital output D10

D11

Digital output D11

D2

Digital output D2

D3

Digital output D3

D4

Digital output D4

D5

Digital output D5

D6

Digital output D6

D7

Digital output D7

D8

Digital output D8

D9

Digital output D9

IN0

Digital input IN0

IN1

Digital input IN1

R0

Relay R0

R1

Relay R1

R2

Relay R2

R3

Relay R3

R4

Relay R4

R5

Relay R5

R6

Relay R6

R7

Relay R7

R8

Relay R8

R9

Relay R9

__del__()

Automatically close serial connection on deletion.

close()

Close the serial connection.

get_board_name()

Return the board name read from the device.

get_version()

Return the version read from the device.

IO Maxi Automation

../_images/IOMaxiAutomation.jpg

Features:

  • 10 relays (230 V/6 A)

  • 2 analog outputs (0 to 24 V)

  • 2 analog inputs (10 V)

  • 12 analog/digital inputs (24 V)

  • 4 digital inputs (24 V)

  • 8 digital outputs (24 V)

  • 2 UART

  • 1 SPI

  • 1 I2C

  • RTC

  • Ethernet

A sample impelentation and usage can be found here:

from htf.io import IOMaxiAutomation as IO
io = IO("/dev/ttyACM0")
# set R6
io.R6 = True
# reset R6
io.R6 = False
#read AI0
analog_value = io.AI0
#read DI0
digital_value = io.DI0
# etc.
class htf.io.IOMaxiAutomation(port, timeout=1.0)

Initialize an IOMaxiAutomation.

Parameters
  • port (str) – the name of the serial connection

  • timeout=1.0 (float) – the time-out in seconds

AI0

Analog input AI0

AI1

Analog input AI1

AI10

Analog input AI10

AI11

Analog input AI11

AI12

Analog input AI12

AI13

Analog input AI13

AI2

Analog input AI2

AI3

Analog input AI3

AI4

Analog input AI4

AI5

Analog input AI5

AI6

Analog input AI6

AI7

Analog input AI7

AI8

Analog input AI8

AI9

Analog input AI9

AO0

Analog output AO0

AO1

Analog output AO1

DI0

Digital input DI0

DI1

Digital input DI1

DI2

Digital input DI2

DI3

Digital input DI3

DO0

Digital output DO0

DO1

Digital output DO1

DO2

Digital output DO2

DO3

Digital output DO3

DO4

Digital output DO4

DO5

Digital output DO5

DO6

Digital output DO6

DO7

Digital output DO7

IN1

Digital input IN1

IN2

Digital input IN2

R0

Relay R0

R1

Relay R1

R2

Relay R2

R3

Relay R3

R4

Relay R4

R5

Relay R5

R6

Relay R6

R7

Relay R7

R8

Relay R8

R9

Relay R9

__del__()

Automatically close serial connection on deletion.

close()

Close the serial connection.

get_board_name()

Return the board name read from the device.

get_version()

Return the version read from the device.

IO Mega

../_images/IOMega.jpg

Features:

  • 16 relays (230 V/6 A)

  • 2 analog outputs (0 to 10 V)

  • 21 analog inputs (24 V)

  • 12 digital outputs (24 V)

  • 2 UART

  • 1 RS485

  • 1 SPI

  • 1 I2C

  • RTC

  • Ethernet

A sample implementation and usage can be found here:

from htf.io import IOMega as IO
io = IO("/dev/ttyACM0")
# set R6
io.R6 = True
# reset R6
io.R6 = False
#read AI0
analog_value = io.AI0
#read DI0
digital_value = io.DI0
# etc.
class htf.io.IOMega(port, timeout=1.0)

Initialize an IOMega.

Parameters
  • port (str) – the name of the serial connection

  • timeout=1.0 (float) – the time-out in seconds

A0

Analog input A0

A1

Analog input A1

A10

Analog input A10

A11

Analog input A11

A12

Analog input A12

A13

Analog input A13

A14

Analog input A14

A15

Analog input A15

A2

Analog input A2

A3

Analog input A3

A4

Analog input A4

A5

Analog input A5

A6

Analog input A6

A7

Analog input A7

A8

Analog input A8

A9

Analog input A9

D0

Digital output D0

D1

Digital output D1

D10

Digital output D10

D11

Digital output D11

D12

Digital output D12

D13

Digital output D13

D14

Digital output D14

D15

Digital output D15

D16

Digital output D16

D17

Digital output D17

D18

Digital output D18

D19

Digital output D19

D2

Digital output D2

D3

Digital output D3

D4

Digital output D4

D5

Digital output D5

D6

Digital output D6

D7

Digital output D7

D8

Digital output D8

D9

Digital output D9

I16

Digital input I16

I17

Digital input I17

I18

Digital input I18

IN0

Digital input IN0

IN1

Digital input IN1

R0

Relay R0

R1

Relay R1

R10

Relay R10

R11

Relay R11

R12

Relay R12

R13

Relay R13

R14

Relay R14

R15

Relay R15

R2

Relay R2

R3

Relay R3

R4

Relay R4

R5

Relay R5

R6

Relay R6

R7

Relay R7

R8

Relay R8

R9

Relay R9

__del__()

Automatically close serial connection on deletion.

close()

Close the serial connection.

get_board_name()

Return the board name read from the device.

get_version()

Return the version read from the device.