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I/O - I/O - IT’S …… Extended I/O

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Oct
01
by Jason Jones

Many of our stepper and servo drives have I/O available for connecting to external devices such as control signals, incremental encoders, limit switches, proximity or photoelectric sensors, PLC I/O, lamps, and other devices. The drives come with digital inputs, digital outputs, and single-ended analog inputs (analog inputs can be wired together as 1 differential analog input).

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Servo or Stepper?

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Oct
01
by Mike Fahey

A question often asked is this: which is better, servo or stepper? Perhaps a more precise question is: for which applications are servos the best choice and for which are steppers the best choice? As with many things, the answer is not always simple and there are many factors to consider. The common answer is: servos are better for high speed applications and steppers are better for low speed.

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3D Printers

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Sep
02
by Don Macleod

Applied Motion Products’ Integrated step motor drives offer an ideal motion control solution for an ever increasing variety of 3D printers. 3D printer technology is being applied to an amazing number of applications including: Fabrication of aircraft parts, personal items including shoes, medical devices, carbon fiber structures and even biological systems. 3D printing will revolutionize the manufacturing industry, enabling developments that previously could not be imagined.

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QJ is the Decision Maker in Q Programmer

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Aug
04
by Bob Loyzim

 

Q Programmer is a very versatile programming platform where motion is involved. Incremental positioning, absolute positioning, encoder following, pulse and direction, analog velocity, multi-segment moves and torque control are some of these motion modes. However, machines are becoming more sophisticated, and often require the motion controller to have PLC logic capabilities as well as motion capability.

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More Modbus! Integrated Size 17 & 23 Motor+Drives

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Aug
04
by Mike Fahey
The Modbus just keeps rolling along! The most recent products to get on the bus are the STM17Q and STM23Q integrated motors. We started by adding Modbus to the STM24Q and SWM24Q (IP65) integrated stepper motors, and then, by popular demand, we added it to the ST5Q and ST10Q DC powered stepper drive/controls as well.
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Industrial Networking, Part III

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Jun
06
by Ken Doner

In the third part of our Industrial Networking focus articles, we will take a look at how Applied Motion products can be easily integrated into an existing machine or new machine design using the EtherNet/IP protocol. First, let’s take a look at the products that have the EtherNet/IP networking capability.

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Did You Know? Industrial Networking, Part II

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May
02
by Jeff Kordik
If you read Ken Doner’s Industrial Networking article in the March newsletter, you know that Applied Motion is big in real time connectivity. This month, we show examples. The device below is a linear actuator driven by an Applied Motion STM24QF integrated drive+motor. The STM24 accepts Modbus commands from an HMI over RS-232.
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We Offer a Wide Range of Industrial Networks

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Mar
28
by Ken Doner

Did you know that Applied Motion Products supports a wide range of Industrial Networks? Manufacturers and OEMs have recognized the production gains that can be realized from increased data communication and machine control by using industrial networks. The number of industrial networks, the number of network nodes, and the capabilities provided by industrial networks have increased dramatically over the last decade.

Applied Motion Products offers connectivity to EtherNet/IP, CANopen, Modbus RTU, and RS-232 and 485 serial networks for our stepper and servo products.

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Planetary Gearheads for Applied Motion Products Stepper and Servo Motors

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Feb
27
by Matt Cole

Applied Motion Products offers a standard range of gear ratios (3:1 up to 100:1) in its complete line of planetary gearheads, compatible with both NEMA and metric motor frame sizes. Planetary gearheads are ideal for high torque motion control applications requiring precise positioning, high efficiency, and low backlash. In applications where there is a large load-to-rotor inertia mismatch, these gearheads are the perfect compact solution.

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