Step motors are popular because they are low cost and easy to use. But experienced users know that the first time you violate the laws of physics and demand too much torque from the motor, the step motor will stall without warning. By adding an encoder to the system, step motors can be operated closed loop and traditional limitations can be avoided.
View the webinar recorded on Tuesday, November 29 to understand how encoders are used to improve the performance of step motors, from the most basic position verification methods to the most advanced servo control techniques. Every user of step motors will learn something useful in this presentation.
Meet the Speaker:
Eric Rice, National Marketing Director at Applied Motion Products, graduated with a BSEE from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and joined Applied Motion Products as an Application Engineer in 1997. He has worked in the motion control industry for 18 years, specializing in step motors, servo motors, drives and controls.