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ElectroCraft’s TorquePower™ Plus Stepper Motors January 4, 2013

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ElectroCraft TorquePower Plus™ motors have set the standard for quality, reliability, and durability in stepping motors.  With non-cumulative position accuracies as low as ±3%, the precision of our TorquePower motor is matched only by the dependability of its performance.  Our TorquePower motors are also bi-directional and totally enclosed with permanently lubricated ball bearings for long-lasting, smooth operation.  ElectroCraft’s TorquePower line includes environmental protection for those applications where a sealed casing is needed.

TPP11M : ElectroCraft TorquePower™ Plus Stepper Motor –  Quiet.  Durable.  Powerful.  Reliable.

ElectroCraft TorquePower Plus Stepper Motors

ElectroCraft TorquePower Plus Stepper Motors

This extremely quiet stepper is made with ball-bearings.  Model TPP11M is only available in metric configurations and has a holding torque up to 18 oz-in with a step angle accuracy of ±5%.  For NEMA frame versions, click click on the link below-

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Webinar- Applying Stepper Motors: Application Questions You Must Answer & Things to Watch Out For December 16, 2012

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ElectroCraft Stepper Motor

ElectroCraft Stepper Motor

(Recorded: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 2:00 pm ET)

This pre-recorded webinar will review some of the basic parameters necessary to properly select and apply stepper motor technology to motion applications. Topics included in this discussion will be a review of basic stepper speed-torque behavior including the stepper over-voltage ratio, a stepper in constant current operation vs. a stepper in voltage drive region, thermal ratings, the impact of winding changes on dynamic behavior, calculations and considerations for intermittent duty operation, motor/system accuracy, failure modes, and the application of all these criterion when applying stepper-based linear actuator product.

Engineers currently using stepper technology in their motion applications want to understand how to apply stepper motor technology to get the best result should attend this webinar.

In this webinar you will learn:

-Basic parameters necessary to properly select and apply stepper motor technology

-How to understand the stepper motor speed-torque curve and how to apply this to the application

-The main factors to consider when trying to optimize a stepper motor in a variety of applications

Speaker:
Tim Burke
Chief Engineer, ElectroCraft

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http://video.webcasts.com/events/pmny001/viewer/index.jsp?eventid=42737

For more information on the Stepper Motor products from ElectroCraft, click on the link below-

http://www.servo2go.com/supplier.php?id=1189973790

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New White Paper: Basics of Stepper Motors December 5, 2012

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Basics of Stepper Motors

This whitepaper is an introduction and overview of stepper motors; what they are and how they work.  It covers the different types of stepper motors, their winding and wiring options, and how to troubleshoot them.

Basics of Stepper Motors Whitepaper

Basics of Stepper Motors Whitepaper

Click on the link below to download this White Paper-

http://insidepenton.com/machinedesign/nl/Nippon-basic.pdf

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http://www.servo2go.com/category.php?cat=10021&sub=10001

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Closed Loop Control Added to STAC5 Stepper Drive Series October 13, 2012

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STAC5 stepper drives from Applied Motion Products are the ultimate in step motor control. But we haven’t stopped there in our effort to make them the premier stepper drives in the world!

Applied Motion Products STAC5 Stepper Drive/Indexer

Applied Motion Products STAC5 Stepper Drive/Indexer

Closed loop control has been a very popular option on the STAC5 drives and recently we’ve added to its functionality. Previously the dynamic “stall prevention” feature was only available via stored programs or streaming commands, but now by popular demand this feature is accessible in step and direction mode and encoder following mode. Check out Jeff Kordik’s Encoder Feedback in Step Motors Systems video to see and hear more about closed loop control of step motors.

Ease of use is always high on the lists. To that end, the STAC5 family is the beneficiary of our new fully integrated ST Configurator™ software. With the new ST Configurator, the Q Programmer™ is built in – which means no switching between programs and all the tools you need are in one place. The ST Configurator software makes setting up, configuring and programming STAC5 drives a snap. All motor, I/O, encoder and motion control parameters are available to the user through an intuitive interface. The ST Stepper Drives with Ethernet video provides a nice overview of the basics of getting an Ethernet drive started up.

Like many of our drives the STAC5 series has several modes of control. Users can choose between step and direction, streaming serial commands, Q programming, and EtherNet/IP communications. For EtherNet/IP users we continue to add programmer’s tools and application notes designed to make interfacing with PLC’s quick and easy. There are three application notes available for now: one for connecting to Allen Bradley MicroLogix PLC’s, one for connecting to Allen Bradley ControlLogix and CompactLogix PLC’s, and one for Add-On Instructions in Allen Bradley’s RSLogix5000. Keep an eye on the Application Notes section of the web site under the Support menu for more notes and programming examples to come.

The STAC5 series of drives delivers the highest step motor performance and ease of use available anywhere. With the new closed loop operation in step and direction mode, the all-in-one ST Configurator software, and application notes with example code, the STAC5 drives are even better. Check out the STAC5 series today.

For more information on the STAC5 from Applied Motion Products, click on the link below-

http://www.servo2go.com/product.php?ID=105241

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Product Feature: ST5-Plus & ST10-Plus Enhanced Stepper Motor Drives August 21, 2012

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The ST5-Q and ST10-Q stepper indexer/drives are a favorite of design engineers worldwide. Here are some of the features available:

• Multiple communication options – RS-232, RS-485, Ethernet, EtherNet/IP and CANopen
• 8 programmable inputs, 4 programmable outputs, 2 analog inputs
• Closed loop encoder feedback option with dynamic position maintainence
• Encoder following mode
• Host or HMI communication mode
• Stand alone mode
• Q programs including math functions can be stored in non-volatile memory

Applied Motion Products ST5+ Stepper Driver

Applied Motion Products ST5+ Stepper Driver

But did you know there are two models, known as the ST5-Plus and ST10-Plus, that come with many of the same features? These drives have a smaller footprint, a lower price, but the same amount of power. Features include:

• RS-232 port
• 3 programmable inputs, 1 programmable output, 1 analog input
• Encoder following mode
• Host or HMI communication mode
• Stand alone mode
• Q programs including math functions can be stored in non-volatile memory

So if you have an application requiring on board motion control with limited I/O, for anything from a size 17 through 34 stepper motor, check out the ST5-Plus and ST10-Plus on our website today.

For more information on ST5+ & ST10+ stepper drivers Applied Motion Products, click on the link below-

http://www.servo2go.com/search.php?search=Microstep Driver with Indexer&D=PROD

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Microstepping Tutuorial from Zaber Technologies June 14, 2012

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Stepper Motor and Drive

Stepper Motor and Drive

A bipolar stepper motor has two windings. The current through each winding is varied in order to rotate the stepper motor.  When considering stepper motor drive techniques, a “phase diagram” is a useful visualization tool.

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

http://www.servo2go.com/support/files/Microstepping%20Tutorial%20-%20Zaber%20S2G.pdf

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Stepper Product Information

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New Product: STM23 Integrated Stepper Motor with EtherNet June 4, 2012

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Applied Motion Products' STM23 Integrated Step Motor with EtherNet

Applied Motion Products’ STM23 Integrated Step Motor with EtherNet

Applied Motion Products is pleased to announce the addition of eight integrated drive+motors to our line of Ethernet and EtherNet/IP motion control products.

The new STM23 models fuse a high performance motion controller with 100 MBit Ethernet communications to a high torque NEMA23 step motor.  Connecting to an Allen-Bradley ControlLogix, CompactLogix or MicroLogix PLC?  EtherNet/IP is also available.

The STM23Q-2Ex provides 125 ounce inches of torque, while the longer STM23Q-3Ex produces 210 ounce inches.  Both models are available with an optional 4000 count/rev optical encoder, safely housed inside, that can detect and prevent motor stalls using Applied Motion’s proprietary stall prevention algorithm.  Our auto tuned digital current control provides smooth, quiet motion, while an advanced anti-resonance algorithm with electronic damping allows for maximum torque utilization, rapid acceleration, and fast settling times.

Software applications can communicate with the STM23 in real time, using the SCL and Q languages over standard 100 megabit Ethernet cabling, addressing and protocols.  Ethernet can transmit data at 100 times the speed of CANopen and more than 1000 times faster than RS-232 and RS-485.  The number and types of devices that can share a network are practically unlimited.

Even if you are just programming a Q drive for standalone operation, the Ethernet option can be more convenient than chasing down a USB-serial converter and trying to remember which COM port it uses.  Just plug the drive into your office network, install our free, easy to use software, and you’re ready for programming and configuration.

50 piece pricing begins at $371 US/ea.  Delivery is 1-2 weeks.

For more information on the STM23 Integrated Step Motor with EtherNet from Applied Motion Products, click on the link below:

http://servo2go.com/product.php?ID=102267&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

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PFC35TH Stepper Offers High Torque in Low Profile Package March 26, 2012

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Nippon Pulse introduces its new PFC35TH tin-can stepper motor which offers high torque in a thin stack package. Nippon Pulse currently offers its PFC35TH stepper with 48 steps per revolution and a unipolar winding.Nippon PFC35TH Tin-Can Stepper Motor

The PFC35TH offers a maximum holding torque of 33mN•m, 8mN•m greater than the standard PFC35 motor and 6mN•m greater than the PF35T stepper (also a thin stack model). Despite having a greater holding torque, the PFC35TH weighs eight grams less than the PFC35T (80g vs. 88g) and equal to the standard PF35 motor. The PFC35TH stepper measures 15mm at its thickest point, over 5mm less than the standard PF35 motor.

Other features of the PFC35TH rotary motor include a rated voltage of 9V, a starting pulse rate of 400pps, a slewing pulse rate of 470pps, and a resistance of 37Ω. The total height of the motor is 27mm, 15mm coming from the motor housing and 12mm from the standard shaft.

Because of its high torque output and low profile construction, applications for the PFC35TH tin-can stepper motor include, but are not limited to, printing, packaging, and medical devices.

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Nippon’s PFC35TH Tin-Can Stepper Motor Series

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Sensorless Homing in Integrated Stepper Motors March 16, 2012

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Integrated Stepper Motor's from Applied Motion ProductsDigital Signal Processing (DSP) provides the foundation for much of the latest stepper control innovation. Precision current control via custom algorithms within the DSP and encoder feedback allow today’s stepper drive technology to detect stalling of a step motor.  Applied Motion Products takes this technology a step further by providing the logic necessary to allow user control of the system current in a near-stall situation to ride through or prevent most stall conditions.

One additional benefit to the stall detection current control is the ability to apply user logic via Q Programmer. Moving to a hard stop, with stall detection enabled, provides the ability to detect a stall situation relative to position and reverse off of a hard stop to a predictable and repeatable home position.  User selectable idle and running currents provide a quiet and smooth homing routine eliminating noise and vibration at end stops improving motion control accuracy and reliability through intelligent fault recovery.  Adding an encoder to any Applied Motion Products stepper motor with today’s current control (provided by proprietary algorithms in the Applied Motion Products DSP) allows for stall detection, stall prevention, and sensorless homing in Integrated Stepper Motors. 

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Integrated Stepper Motors from Applied Motion Products

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