Some of the reasons why step motors are widely used in automation are because they are low cost and easy to use. At the root of these and other benefits lies the open loop system architecture that’s been employed to control step motors for years. Aside from these benefits, experienced users will know that as soon as you demand too much torque from the step motor, it will often stall without warning. Fortunately, this and other traditional limitations of step motor systems can be avoided by simply adding an encoder to the system.
Attend this live webinar on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 2:00 PM Eastern 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.