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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 2-axis Drives for DMC-40×0 and DMC-41×3 controllers from Galil October 5, 2013

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Galil’s DMC-40×0 Accelera and DMC-41×3 Econo Ethernet motion controllers are now available with additional multi-axis servo and stepper drive options.  The AMP-43540 4-axis 600W brushless sine drive is now available in a 2-axis model as the AMP-43520, and the SDM-44040 4-axis stepper drive is available as a 2-axis model as the SDM-44020.  The new 2-axis drive options provide additional cost savings for OEM applications. A brief description of the new 2-axis amplifiers are below.  The 2-axis models will be available for shipment in about a month and announced in the April issue of ServoTrends.

Galil DMC-41x3 with AMP-43540

Galil DMC-41×3 with AMP-43540

Download specs at http://www.galilmc.com/catalog/cat40x0.pdf or http://www.galilmc.com/catalog/cat41x3.pdf.

AMP-435×0 2- and 4-axis 600 W Servo Drives with Sinusoidal Commutation (-D3520, -D3540)

The AMP-43540 contains four transconductance, PWM amplifiers for driving brushed or brushless servo motors with sinusoidal commutation and the AMP-43520 contains two PWM amplifiers.  Each amplifier drives motors operating at up to 8 Amps rms cont., 15 Amps peak, 20–80 VDC.  The gain settings of the amplifier are user-programmable at 0.4, 0.8 and 1.6 Amp/Volt.  The switching frequency is 33 KHz.  The amplifier offers protection for over-voltage, under-voltage, over-current, short-circuit and over-temperature.  Hall sensors are not required for brushless motor commutation.  A shunt regulator option is available.  The AMP-43520 (-D3520) 2-axis 600W brushed/brushless sine drive is $650 US in quantity 1 and $375 US/ea qty 100.

SDM-440×0 2- and 4-axis Stepper Drives (-D4020, -D4040)

The SDM-44040 contains four drives for operating two-phase bipolar step motors and the SDM-44020 contains two stepper drives.  The SDM-440×0 requires a single 12–30 VDC input.  The unit is user-configurable for 1.4 A, 1.0 A, 0.75 A, or 0.5 A per phase and for full step, half-step, 1/4 step or 1/16 step.  The SDM-44020 (-D4020) 2-axis stepper drive is $125 US in quantity 1 and $105 US/ea qty 100.

More information on the multi-axis servo and stepper drive options from Galil Motion Control can be found at the link below-

AMP-43520  http://www.servo2go.com/product.php?ID=101658&cat=

SDM-44020   http://www.servo2go.com/product.php?ID=105297&cat= For more information, please contact:


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Tags:   Galil, Galil Motion Control, Servo2Go, Motion Controller, Motion Control, SDM-44020, Microstep Driver, Automation, Motor Control, AMP-43520, servo amplifier, servo drive, DMC-40×0, DMC-41×3

New DMC-30016 Pocket Motion Controller from Galil Motion Control September 29, 2013

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Greenville, DE- Galil Motion Control, an industry leader in motion control technology, is announcing their latest drive option for the DMC-30000 Pocket Motion Controller Series.  The new DMC-30016 combines a single-axis motion controller with a 1.4A/phase stepper drive in a compact unit.

Galil DMC-30016 Motion Controller

Galil DMC-30016 Motion Controller

“The DMC-30016 joins the growing family of drive options for the DMC-30000 Pocket Motion Controller Series which includes the previously released DMC-30012 800W Brushless Sine Drive and DMC-30017 6A/phase Microstepping Drive”, said Lisa Wade, vice president of sales and marketing.  “Like other products in the DMC-30000 Series, the DMC-30016 offers higher performance, better power efficiency, smaller size, and a lower price than prior generation, single-axis controllers.

The new DMC-30016 controller contains a 1.4A per phase, 30V stepper amplifier which drives a two-phase bipolar stepper motor in full-step, half-step, ¼ step or 1/16 step.  The DMC-30016 is user configurable from 0.5A to 1.4A per phase in 10mA increments at 12-30 VDC.

Designed for compact size, the dimensions of the DMC-30016 controller/drive package are 3.9” x 5.0” x 1.5”, and no external heat sink is required.

Like other products in the DMC-30000 series, the DMC-30016 is higher speed than Galil’s prior generation single-axis controllers.  The 125 microsecond servo loop update time is twice as fast and the 15MHz encoder frequency and 3 MHz stepper pulse output are 25% faster.  Other features of DMC-30000 controllers include PID compensation with velocity and acceleration feedforward, non-volatile memory for user programs, multitasking for simultaneously running up to four programs, and I/O processing for synchronizing motion with external events.  Modes of motion include point-to-point positioning, position tracking, jogging, contouring, electronic gearing, ECAM, and PVT.

The DMC-30000 provides optically isolated inputs and outputs as a standard feature.  I/O include forward and reverse limit inputs, homing input, 8 uncommitted digital inputs, 4 uncommitted digital outputs, 2 uncommitted analog inputs and 1 uncommitted analog output.  Two daisy-chainable Ethernet ports are included and an external Ethernet hub is not required.  A 115 kb RS232 port is also provided.  The ability to receive inputs from two digital encoders is a standard feature.  BiSS, SSI and sinusoidal encoder input formats are available as options.

The DMC-30016 controller and stepper drive unit is $645 U.S. in single quantity and $415 US/ea in quantities of 100.  The DMC-30016 is available for immediate delivery.

In addition to the DMC-30012 controller & servo drive, DMC-30016 controller & stepper drive and DMC-30017 controller & microstepping drive packages, the DMC-30000 Series is also available as a controller-only model which can be connected to a stepper or servo motor amplifier of any power range.

More information on the DMC-30016 from Galil Motion Control can be found at the link below-

http://www.servo2go.com/product.php?ID=105334&cat=

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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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Introducing the Compact, Powerful STR2 Microstepper Driver June 4, 2012

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Applied Motion Products 'STR2 Microstep Driver

Applied Motion Products ‘STR2 Microstep Driver

Applied Motion Products is pleased to announce the STR2 step motor drive.  The STR2 is a compact, digital step & direction drive, great for OEM applications requiring basic step & direction control of a 2-phase stepper 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.

The STR2 is RoHS compliant and CE certified.  Matching step motors and DC power supplies are also available from Applied Motion Products.

50 piece pricing begins at $75 US/ea

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

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

For more information, please contact: 

Editorial Contact:
Warren Osak
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