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Choosing a Power Supply for Your Stepper Drive October 11, 2013

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Power Supply for Stepper Drives

Power Supply for Stepper Drives

When choosing a power supply for a stepping motor driver there are performance and sizing issues that must be addressed.  An undersized power supply can lead to poor performance and even possible damage to the stepping motor driver, which can be both time consuming and expensive.  However, bipolar chopping stepping motor drives are quite efficient and may not require as large a supply as you might suspect.

Click on the link below to download this free White Paper.

http://www.servo2go.com/support/files/Choosing%20a%20Power%20Supply%20for%20Your%20Stepper%20Drive.pdf

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New Advanced Microstepping Drive from Applied Motion Products July 19, 2012

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STR2 Microstepping Drive from Applied Motion Products

STR2 Microstepping Drive from Applied Motion Products

The STR2 stepper drive is an ultra compact, digital step & direction drive, great for OEM applications requiring basic step & direction control of a 2-phase step motor. The STR2 outputs up to 2.2 A/phase to the step motor, and is compatible with a variety of 2-phase step motors that have been selected to optimize performance of both the drive and motor.

The STR2 drive features advanced microstepping performance and sophisticated current control with anti-resonance. Anti-resonance electronically damps motor and system resonances, which improves motor smoothness and torque over a wide speed range.

Each STR2 step motor drive operates in either Step & Direction or Pulse/Pulse control mode. Selecting between these two modes is done by moving a jumper located under the cover of the drive. Each STR2 drive can microstep up to 20,000 steps/rev with a 1.8º step motor (1/100 step), and can even microstep the step motor when the command pulses are low resolution. This feature is called Microstep Emulation. All drive setup is done via dip switches on the side of the drive, including motor selection, running current, idle current, and step resolution.

For more information on the STR2 from Applied Motion Products, click on the link below:

http://www.servo2go.com/product.php?ID=105421&cat=

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Applied Motion Releases STR Low Cost Stepper Drive Series August 20, 2010

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Low cost, yet powerful, our NEW STR Series drives are step and direction input drives available in two power ratings, 4 amp and 8 amp. Configuration is done entirely with switches on the drive, no PC required. To make this even simpler, we optimized the performance for a number of motors, storing all the configuration parameters on the drive. The motor is then selected by a 16 position rotary switch. Custom configurations are possible if a different motor is going to be used.

STR Stepper Drives

The STR drives features anti-resonance, microstep emulation, idle current reduction and a self test function.

Features: 

  • STR4 = 4.5A/phase max
  • STR8 = 7. 8A/phase max 
  • 4 Digital Inputs 
  • 1 Digital Output
  • Sophisticated Current Control
  • Anti-Resonance for optimized torque and smoothness over a wide speed range
  • Microstep Emulation for creating smooth motion even with low-resolution step signals
  • Step & Direction or CW/CCW Pulse operation
  • Built-in noise filter on STEP and DIR inputs
  • Large family of compatible 2-phase stepper motors

Additional information on the STR Series microstep drives can be found at-

http://www.servo2go.com/search.php?search=Model STR&D=PROD

For more information, please contact:

sales@servo2go.com
Toll Free Phone:  877-378-0240
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