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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Applied Motion drives offer a variety of control modes, each with its own niche application. Most are intuitive and easily applied: pulse & direction, velocity, streaming commands (SCL). But sometimes these simple approaches don’t quite offer the elusive “perfect” solution. Analog positioning is one such application.
If you’ve been visiting our website recently or receiving our latest newsletters, you probably know that we’ve been introducing stepper motor and servo motor drives with Ethernet communication. Below is a summary of the full offering to date.
Applied Motion Products is proud to introduce the STM24 drive+motor. The STM24 integrates a size 24 step motor, microstepping drive and controller into a single device with a NEMA 23 mount, offering savings on space, wiring and cost over conventional motor and drive solutions. The STM24 complements Applied Motion’s popular STM17 and STM23 drive+motor family.
Applied Motion Products offers a range of stepper and servo products with built-in CANopen communications. CANopen is a standardized communication protocol for use in distributed automation control systems. It is a popular fieldbus option for applications that require the transmission of time-critical data to and from the devices on the network.
Applied Motion Products is pleased to announce the availability of an Ethernet communication option for our popular SV7 servo drive. This option allows applications to communicate using the SCL and Q languages over standard 100 Mbit Ethernet cabling, addressing and protocols.
The SV7 is a servo controller in a compact, cost-effective package. This DC input drive is loaded with features and options to make it a great choice for many OEM applications. SV7 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 or the simplicity of the Si software.
Applied Motion Products is pleased to introduce the STAC5 step motor driver. 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.
The STM17 joins the STM23 and STM24 as the newest member of the STM drive+motor family.
Each STM integrates a NEMA step motor, microstepping drive and controller into a single device, offering savings on space, wiring and cost over conventional motor and drive solutions.
We are pleased to introduce the STM17 drive+motor. The STM17 integrates a size 17 step motor, microstepping drive and controller into a single device, offering savings on space, wiring and cost over conventional motor and drive solutions. The STM17 complements Applied Motion’s popular STM23 drive+motor family.
Beginning October 1, 2010, AMP will discontinue shipping CDs with all drive products. Software and manuals are easy to find and are a quick download away under the support section of our website. Find up-to-date versions as well as the latest and greatest for all of our products in one easy location.