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New ST Configurator™ Available

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May
25
by Eric Rice

Readers who have used our ST, STM or STAC stepper drives are probably familiar with our ST Configurator™ set up software. This month we’ve released a new version of ST Configurator™ that supports our entire range of configurable stepper drives, including the popular DC powered ST line, the STM integrated drive+motor and our AC powered STAC drives.

Introducing the STR2 Stepper Drive

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Apr
25
by Eric Rice

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.

Did You Know? New Configurator in Town

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Mar
29
by Eric Rice

Readers who have used our ST, STM or STAC stepper drives are probably familiar with our ST Configurator™ set up software. Many of you have also used Q Programmer™ for constructing and testing stored Q programs, and a few of you have probably updated your drive’s firmware to access the latest features.

Introducing the STM17R and STM23R

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Mar
29
by Eric Rice

Applied Motion Products, Inc. is pleased to announce the STM17R and STM23R drive+motors, the newest members to our line of integrated steppers. The STM17R integrates a NEMA 17 step motor and a microstepping drive into a single device, offering savings on space, wiring and cost over conventional motor and drive solutions. The STM23R does the same with a NEMA 23 step motor and a microstepping drive.

The Many Uses of Encoder Feedback

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Feb
16
by Jeff Kordik

Step motors are popular in part because they are low cost and easy to use. But experienced users know that if the system demands more torque than the motor has available, the motor stalls. Compounding the situation is the fact that stepper systems don’t require feedback, so other devices in the system are unlikely to be aware of the stall.

Introducing SVAC3 Digital Servo Drives

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Nov
10
by Jeff Kordik

Applied Motion Products is pleased to announce the availability of the SVAC3 family of digital servo drives.

The SVAC3 is a servo controller in a compact and cost effective package. This AC powered drive is loaded with features and options that make it a great choice for many OEM applications. SVAC3 drives can be controlled via analog signal or step and direction inputs. Alternatively, they can be programmed to act as stand-alone units with the power of Q Programmer™.

SV7 Servo Drive with EtherNet/IP

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Oct
11
by Jeff Kordik

Applied Motion Products is excited to announce the availability of an EtherNet/IP connectivity option for our popular, low cost SV7 servo drive. The SV7 is a compact, 24 to 80 VDC sine servo drive and is available with specially matched 50 to 400 watt V series NEMA mount servo motors as well as M series metric mount, IP rated servo motors.

The SV7-IP-EE includes eight digital inputs, four digital outputs and two +/-10V analog inputs. The EtherNet/IP command set provides access to all drive control modes, I/O and parameters using EtherNet/IP class 3 explicit messaging. Q language programs stored in the drive can also be triggered over EtherNet/IP. This servo drive is the perfect solution for applications requiring connectivity to Rockwell/Allen Bradley PLCs.

EtherNet/IP Stepper Drives

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Jun
07
by Jeff Kordik

Many communication standards have been applied to machine and motion control with varying degrees of success. Some of the more popular are EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, CANopen, DeviceNet and Profibus. EtherNet/IP has become particularly popular because it is compatible with Rockwell/Allen Bradley PLCs, runs on standard Ethernet hardware, and employs the robust and proven Common Industrial Protocol (CIP) for communication, control and data gathering.

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