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Step Motor Drives
Step motor drives from Applied Motion Products offer unparalleled performance for today's modern machine builders. From the groundup these drives offer best-in-class current control for optimal smoothness and torque, robust and flexible on-board control options, and industry-standard industrial network communications.
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Use this page to find the best stepper drive for your application. The categories at the top of this page contain drive characteristics that you can use to filter through the list of drives in the table below.
The categories of stepper drives characteristics include Supply Voltage Type, Supply Voltage, Control Modes, Output Current, Communication Ports, and Encoder Feedback. Definitions for all of these categories are below.
Helpful tips for using this page:
Start by selecting the one or two most important characteristics for your application. Click the Filter button to reduce the number of drives shown in the table, leaving only those that match the characteristics you’ve chosen.
Refine your search by selecting additional characteristics and filtering again.
Select more than one characteristic in a given category by holding down the Ctrl key on your keyboard. You can also leave categories blank.
Once you’ve found a group of drives that match the characteristics you want, compare them side-by-side by first selecting up to four drives in the far right-hand column, then clicking the Compare Products button that appears.
You can also sort drives in the table by clicking on the table column headers. For example, sort drives by price by clicking on the 1pc./100pc. column header.
Use the Reset button to clear the categories and start over.
Definitions of categories:
Supply Voltage Type: Select whether you plan to supply AC or DC voltage to the drive.
Supply Voltage: Select the AC or DC supply voltage value closest to what you actually plan to use in your application.
Control Modes: Select the primary control mode you plan to use in your application, based on the following definitions:
Step & Direction: Choose this mode if you would like to position the motor with step (pulse) & direction signals, CW/CCW pulse signals, or A/B quadrature encoder signals.
Velocity (Oscillator): Choose this mode if you would like to run the motor in velocity-mode with either a fixed speed or speed adjusted by an analog input.
Streaming Commands: Choose this mode if you would like to stream serial commands (also known as SCL commands) to the drive’s communication port from a host controller, such as a PC, PLC, HMI, or other controller. Serial commands can be streamed to RS-232, RS-485, and Ethernet ports, as well as through a SiNet Hub (RS-232). Multi-drop serial networks can be created with RS-485 ports.
Analog Positioning: Choose this if you would like to use an analog signal (from 0-5v to +/-10v) to control motor position.
Encoder Following: Choose this mode if you would like the drive to match speeds and position from an external master encoder signal. This includes electronic gearing, built-in ramping to match speed, and precise positioning from a registration mark.
Si Programming: Choose this mode if you would like to use Applied Motion’s intuitive and easy-to-use Si Programmer™ software to create single-axis indexing programs that the drive can run stand-alone.
Q Programming: Choose this mode if you would like to use Applied Motion’s robust and functional Q Programmer™ software to create single-axis motion control programs that the drive can run stand-alone.
CANopen: Choose this mode if you would like to use the drive as a slave node on a CANopen communications network.
Ethernet/IP: Choose this mode if you would like to use the drive as a slave node on an Ethernet/IP communications network.
SiNet Hub Compatible: Choose this if you would like to use the drive in a multi-axis application with the SiNet Hub 444 or SiNet Hub 8 multi-axis controller.
Output Current: Select the amount of current per phase you need to run your step motor.
Communication Ports: Select the communication port required for your application, such as RS-232, RS-485, CANopen, or Ethernet.
Encoder Feedback: Select whether encoder feedback is required in your application. Encoder feedback means features like Stall Detection, Stall Prevention, and Position Maintenance are available with your drive when used with a dual-shaft step motor fitted with an incremental encoder.