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STAC5 – NEW Lower Price for Microstepping Drive March 18, 2014

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Applied Motion’s powerful stepper drive costs the same as a competitors drive without a built-in power supply, and features…      

  • High performance
  • Built-in power supply & regeneration clamp
  • 120 and 220 VAC models
  • Accepts pulse & direction, streaming commands, stored programming
  • 10/100 MBit Ethernet & EtherNet/IP
  • Advanced anti-resonance
  • Matching high performance motors
AMP's STAC5 Microstep Driver with HT23 Motor

AMP’s STAC5 Microstep Driver with HT23 Motor

The STAC5 provides up to 5 amps per phase from a high bus voltage with sophisticated current control, delivering high torque over a board range of speeds.  An advanced anti-resonance algorithm with electronic damping allows for maximum torque utilization and fast settling times.

The STAC5 is available in 120VAC and 220VAC versions, both housed in a compact package.

All STAC5 models include 100Mbit Ethernet communication.  The Ethernet interface is used to configure the STAC5 and motor, and also supports the SCL and Q languages over standard Ethernet cabling, addressing and protocols.There are 3 control options available with the STAC5 stepper drives: S, Q and IP.

  • “S” drives can operate in pulse & direction, velocity, and streaming serial (SCL) control modes.  To select the control mode, as well as to setup the motor and configure other drive parameters, use the ST Configurator™ software.
  • “Q” drives can operate in all of the same control modes as an S drive, plus they have the ability to run stand-alone Q programs stored in non-volatile memory.  Q programs are created using the Q Programmer™ software, which provides multi-tasking, math functions, conditional processing, data register manipulation, and more features in a robust yet simple text-based programming language.  Like S drives, Q drives must first be setup and configured using the ST Configurator™ software.
  • “IP” drives come with built-in EtherNet/IP network communications, the widely used industrial protocol for manufacturing automation applications.  With EtherNet/IP users can control, configure and query the drive using an open, standards-based, industrial Ethernet connection at speeds up to 100 MBits/sec.  The STAC5-IP drives run all of the same control modes as STAC5-Q drives, with the addition that all drive features can be accessed over EtherNet/IP, including more than 100 commands and 130 registers for controlling motion, I/O, configuration, polling, math, register manipulation, and Q programming.  STAC5-IP drives are setup and configured using ST Configurator™, and Q programs are created using Q Programmer™.

An encoder feedback option provides position verification, stall detection and/or stall prevention.  Applied Motion’s proprietary stall prevention algorithm monitors rotor lag and automatically reduces speed or acceleration to avoid motor stalls, allowing 100% torque utilization.

The STAC5 can be purchased with a wide range of high torque step motors, optimized for use with the drive.  Three lengths of HT23 are available in single and double shaft configurations:  HT23-552, HT23-553 and HT23-554, with holding torque ranging from 84 to 255 ounce-inches.  Three lengths of HT34 are also available in single and double shaft configurations:  HT34-495, HT34-496 and HT34-497, with holding torque ranging from 550 to 1700 ounce-inches.

For more information on the STAC5 Stepper Drives from Applied Motion Products, click on the link below:

https://www.servo2go.com/product.php?ID=105241&cat=

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Tags:  Step Drive, Stepper Driver, Step Driver, Step Motor, Automation, Motion Control, Servo2Go, Applied Motion Products

New IP65 Rated NEMA 24 Integrated Stepper Drive+Motors March 14, 2014

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SWM integrated steppers are IP65 rated drive+motor units, fusing step motor and drive components into a single splashproof and dustproof device.  This space-saving design eliminates wiring and saves on cost over conventional motor and drive solutions.

IP65 Integrated Step Motor

IP65 Integrated Step Motor

The SWM24 integrated steppers combine high torque NEMA 24 step motors with a sophisticated, 6.0 A/phase (peak-of-sine) step motor drive.  Power to the drive, located at the rear of the motor, must be supplied by an external DC supply.  Applied Motion offers compatible 24 and 48 volt DC power supplies for exactly this purpose.

All SWM24 integrated steppers are RoHS and CE compliant.

Features include:

  • Rated IP65 for wet and dusty environments
  • M12 connectors
  • Anti-resonance
  • Torque ripple smoothing
  • Microstep emulation
  • NEMA 24 frame size
  • Stored programming option for stand-alone operation
  • Step direction, velocity and streaming command control modes
  • RS-232, Ethernet and * EtherNet/IP Communication options
  • Modbus/RTU for easy communication with PLC or HMI
  • Built-in incremental encoder
  • Typically ships in 1 week

Control Options:

The SWM24 integrated steppers come with the choice of three control options: S, Q, and C.

  • The “S” control option means the drive can operate in the following control modes: step (pulse) & direction, velocity (oscillator), and streaming serial commands (SCL). (SWM24 integrated steppers do not support stored-program operation with the Applied Motion 4-axis and 8-axis SiNet Hubs).
  • The “Q” control option means the drive can operate in all of the same control modes as the S option, plus the ability to run a Q program stored in non-volatile memory. Q programs are created using Applied Motion’s Q Programmer™ software, which provides powerful commands for motion, I/O, conditional processing, multi-tasking, math functions, and more.
  • The “IP” control option means the drive is designed to operate on a Rockwell PLC-based EtherNet/IP communication network.

All SWM24 integrated steppers, whether they come with the S, Q, or IP control option, are setup and configured using Applied Motion’s ST Configurator™ software.

For more information on the IP65 Integrated Step Motors from Applied Motion Products, click on the link below:

https://www.servo2go.com/product.php?ID=105547&cat=

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Tags:  Integrated Motor, Integrated Step Motor, Automation, Motion Control, Servo2Go, Applied Motion Products, IP65, Splashproof, Dustproof

Galil Provides Custom Motion Controllers and PLCs to Meet Project Specifications February 18, 2014

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Galil is focused on providing the best motion control and PLC solutions to customers quickly and cost-effectively.  If our standard product offering does not satisfy a customer’s requirements, we will build a special controller that can.  Over the years we have produced thousands of custom hardware and software solutions; more than 50% of our customers use customized motion controllers and PLCs in their machines.

Galil Custom Controller

Galil Custom Controller

Custom motion controllers and PLCs consist of hardware and/or firmware modifications.  An example of a hardware solution might include a unique form factor, special connectors, user-specified communication interfaces, integrated amplifiers, or additional I/O.  Our hardware specials have a typical lead time of 12 weeks for prototypes with an NRE cost as low as $1000.00 US.

Controller firmware modifications may include coordinate transformation, ceramic motor control, custom filters or even custom I/O commands.  The cost for custom firmware starts as low as $400 US.

The typical lead time is 2 weeks for minor modifications and up to 8 weeks for a more complicated solution.

The process of creating a custom motion controller or PLC requires iterative collaboration between Galil and the customer. The procedure for requesting and receiving a custom controller is:

• A customer brings a special request to our engineering team.

• An engineer on the team works closely with the customer to define the solution.

• Once it’s defined, the Galil team writes a detailed specification and generates a quote. The quote includes charges for engineering, the estimated lead time and the unit price at the specified quantity (we give quantity discounts).

• The customer reviews the specification and quote, signs it and sends it back to Galil.

• The customer issues a purchase order.

• Galil’s R&D team develops the custom solution, tests the solution, and documents the changes.

• The solution is delivered to the customer within the specified time frame.

• After delivery to the customer, Galil’s engineering team continues to provide technical support free-of-charge during implementation at the customer site.

Galil is committed to delivering the best standard or custom controller solution to our customers, along with superior technical support for the life of the project.

Click on the link below to view Servo2Go’s family of Programmable Motion Controllers from Galil Motion Control.

http://www.servo2go.com/supplier.php?id=1031080104

EDITORIAL CONTACT:

Warren Osak
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Toll Free Phone:  877-378-0240
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Tags:  Galil, Servo2Go, Motion Control, Motion Controller, Motor Control, Automation, Servo System, Stepper System

Modbus RTU Supported on STM24 and SWM24 Integrated Stepper Motors February 3, 2014

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Whether you are new to our products or a long-time Applied Motion Products user, we think you may be interested in what we have been working on recently.  Why?  Because these products and features can make your life easier by shortening the time it takes to complete your motion control project, while also reducing complexity, cost, and component count.

Perhaps you saw our feature article last month regarding our newly supported communication protocol, Modbus RTU: Dial “M” for Modbus. Maybe you have heard about our NEMA 24 integrated steppers (STM24 and SWM24), which combine the advanced features of our microstepping drive and controller into a single device with a NEMA 23 motor mount.

In case you missed it, Modbus RTU is Applied Motion Products’ newest fieldbus protocol, which is now available on the following integrated stepper products:

•  STM24QF-3AE
•  STM24QF-3AN
•  STM24QF-3RE
•  STM24QF-3RN
•  SWM24QF-3AE

Modbus RTU operates on a serial link, and is optimized for use on RS-485. It operates on the principle of registers, which can be used to monitor the drive’s behavior, send data to and from the drive, and execute commands. It is uniquely suited to PLC applications since PLCs use a similar memory model by design. As such the Modbus RTU protocol is typically already integrated into most PLC and HMI platforms as a generic driver.

Take a look at our Application Notes for Modbus RTU that are available for download from our website.  The engineers at Applied Motion Products have already done the hard work for you by preparing and documenting these easy-to-use examples:

•  APPN0027A Modbus/RTU from Automation Direct PLC
•  APPN0029 Modbus/RTU from Proface HMI
•  APPN0030 Modbus/RTU from Beijer Electronics HMI

For more information on the Integrated Step Motors with Modbus from Applied Motion Products, click on the link belows:

https://www.servo2go.com/product.php?ID=105312&cat=

https://www.servo2go.com/product.php?ID=105547&cat=

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Warren Osak
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Tags:  Integrated Motor, Integrated Step Motor, Modbus, Modbus RTU, Automation, Motion Control, Servo2Go, Applied Motion Products

Motion Control’s best kept secret… December 30, 2013

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ADVANCED Motion Control’s best kept secret is out.  ADVANCED Motion Controls is the leader when it comes to customized servo solutions.  To see for yourself they’ve compiled a list of their most notable and compelling custom servo drive solutions into one brochure.  You’ll find multi-axis solutions, drives that perfectly fit into defined spaces, custom connectorization and a lot more.  Download the .pdf at the link below.

http://www.a-m-c.com/download/promotion/customcapabilities.pdf

For more information, please contact:

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Tags:  Servo2Go, Advanced Motion Controls, Servo Amplifier, Servo Drive, PWM Amplifier, BLDC Drive, Automation, Motion Control

Galil Motion Control Receives ISO 13485:2003 Certification – It’s a Big Deal For Medical Device Companies! November 21, 2013

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Galil Motion Control is proud to announce certification for ISO 13485:2003.  ISO 13485 is the stringent quality standard which must be met for the design and manufacture of medical devices.  Even more demanding than Galil’s ISO 9001:2008 certification, this rigorous quality standard requires the total commitment to design and manufacturing excellence.  Galil’s accreditation demonstrates our commitment to provide motion and I/O controllers that meet or exceed our customer’s requirements for  medical device and other exacting markets.

We are proud that Galil’s dedication to provide the highest quality products and support has been recognized through ISO 13485 certification.  It is our determination to provide our customers with the products and support that will make them successful.”  Wayne Baron, President, Galil Motion Control.

To see the certification for ISO13485 and 9001, visit  http://www.galilmc.com/about/iso.php

Click on the link below to view Servo2Go’s family of Programmable Motion Controllers from Galil Motion Control.

http://www.servo2go.com/supplier.php?id=1031080104

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Warren Osak
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Tags:  Galil, Servo2Go, ISO13485, Motion Control, Motion Controller, Motor Control, Automation, Servo System, Stepper System

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=

For more information, please contact:

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Warren Osak
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Tags:   Galil, Galil Motion Control, Servo2Go, Motion Controller, Motion Control, DMC-30016, Microstep Driver, Automation, Motor Control

Digital Brushless Servo Drive…Made Simple August 26, 2013

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When you simply need a servo drive, the ElectroCraft CompletePower EA4709 servo drive keeps your innovation moving.  The EA4709 combines the performance and flexibility you’d expect from a digital drive with the ease-of-use and simple set-up of an analog drive, bridging the gap between performance and simplicity.

ElectroCraft EA4709

ElectroCraft EA4709

This four-quadrant brushless DC servo amplifier is fully enclosed in a rugged aluminum case which can be DIN-rail mounted of panel mounted for easy integration.  The drive can be configured in a variety of torque and speed control modes with the mode of operation being set by simple DIP switches.  Both the 9A and 18A versions of this drive have an adjustable current limit and can be powered by the same 9 – 70 VDC range of supply voltage.  The drive is protected against over-current and over-temperature and motor short-circuit and incorporates state of the art MOSFET technology for maximum efficiency. Connectivity is tool-free with RJ45-CAT5 connectors for control/feedback inputs and push-type terminals for supply power and motor connections.

More information on the ElectroCraft EA4709 from Servo2Go can be found at the link below-

http://www.servo2go.com/product.php?ID=105435&cat=

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Reasons For Turning To Slotless Motor Technology July 15, 2013

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The slotless stator design originated with the goal to deliver smooth-running performance and eliminate cogging, which is an unwanted characteristic especially in slower-running applications (less than 500 rpm).  The absence of cogging is, in fact, the most-often cited reason for selecting a slotless brushless motor.

Click on the link below to view the complete White Paper.

http://www.servo2go.com/support/files/REASONS%20FOR%20TURNING%20TO%20SLOTLESS%20MOTOR%20TECHNOLOGY.pdf

More information on the BLDC Servo Motor Products from Servo2Go can be found at the link below-

http://www.servo2go.com/category.php?cat=10020&sub=10023

For more information, please contact:

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