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StepSERVO in the Finals of the Golden Mousetrap Awards

by Eric Rice

Applied Motion Products is proud to announce that StepSERVO Integrated Motors have reached the Finals of the Golden Mousetrap Awards competition. This achievement reflects the innovation and creativity behind the design of the StepSERVO Integrated Motors, which provide many performance benefits over traditional step motor systems.

StepSERVO Integrated Motors represent the Next Evolution in Step Motor Technology. Starting with a proven integrated motor design, a high-resolution incremental encoder and closed-loop servo firmware are added to create an integrated motor that offers the best step motor performance available today. StepSERVO integrated motors offer the same high torque at low speed and excellent holding torque characteristics of open loop stepping motors, with the advantages of true closed loop control. These advantages include the ability to create peak torques up to 50% higher than the torque available from a similar step motor running open loop. Closed loop also means the motor only draws the current it needs, so StepSERVO motors run cooler and quieter than ever before.

The Golden Mousetrap Awards acknowledge the American people, companies, and technologies driving innovation in product design and manufacturing. Specifically, these awards celebrate the renaissance of manufacturing in North America by honoring the companies and people who make it possible, while promoting engineering and manufacturing as rewarding career choices for our next generation of stars.

Since being introduced into the market, machine designers have been taking advantage of the many benefits offered by StepSERVO integrated motors to create machines that can run faster and produce more, with greater efficiency and without significant increases in cost. StepSERVO motors provide much more in terms of performance, yet are still significantly less expensive than traditional servo systems.

To learn more:

  • Click here to learn more about the Golden Mousetrap Awards.
  • Click here to view the full line of StepSERVO Integrated Motors, or watch the videos below.

Video: Inside the Lab: Greater Torque with StepSERVO

Video: Inside the Lab: Greater Efficiency with StepSERVO