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  • New! Drives with USB Ports

    Jun
    20
    You read it right, our entire line of RS-232 based step and servo drives are now available with USB interfaces that are compatible with Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8, even the 64 bit versions. This includes the ST and STAC6 stepper drives, STM integrated steppers and the SV and BLUAC servo products.
  • Ultra High Torque Step Motors

    Jun
    20

    In applications where machine designers require high torque but are faced with restrictive space constraints or driver power is maxed out, ultra high torque stepper motors can provide an effective solution. The availability of this class of motor provides designers with options to achieve 25-45% greater torque in a stepper motor package that is size for size identical to a conventional motor. In some cases this can avoid the need to jump to a higher frame size to obtain sufficient torque for the application.

  • Did You Know? Microstepping Flexibility

    May
    23

    Microstepping in most Applied Motion drives is variable in increments of 2. Many stepper drives offer a selection of microstepping resolutions that include commonly used values like; 1,000, 5,000, 10,000, and 20,000 steps per rev. These are commonly selected by mechanical dip switches. Most of Applied Motion’s intelligent drives allow you to select between 200 steps per rev and 51,200 steps per rev in increments of 2.

  • New Product: STM24 with Ethernet

    May
    23

    The new STM24 models fuse a high performance motion controller with 100 MBit Ethernet communications to a high torque NEMA24 step motor. Connecting to an Allen-Bradley ControlLogix, CompactLogix or MicroLogix PLC? EtherNet/IP is also available. All STM24 models provide 340 ounce inches of torque, easily overpowering size 23 motors but still mounting in an NEMA23 form factor.

  • Synchronized Motion Using Encoder Following

    Apr
    29

    Encoder following, which is also known as A/B Quadrature control mode, can be utilized on stepper and servo drives sold by Applied Motion Products. An encoder is a feedback device most commonly found in servo systems where positional feedback is essential for closed-loop control.

  • New Product: IP65-Rated Integrated Drive+Motor

    Apr
    29

    The SWM24 fuses a high performance motion controller to a high torque NEMA24 step motor. (The NEMA24 frame size mounts like the popular NEMA 23 motor, but has a 15% larger cross section, allowing it to deliver more torque in the same length.) The entire package is engineered to resist the ingress of water and dust to IP65 standards. All connectors are sealed, M12 style. Mating cord sets are available from stock to get you up and running quickly.

  • Did You Know? Streaming Configuration

    Mar
    16

    For most systems, a new or replacement drive will be commissioned with ST Configurator before installation into the machine. This is a one-time event for a drive, and if a predefined configuration file is used it takes only a few minutes to complete the procedure. It does however, require a PC to load the configuration data to the drive. ST Configurator remains the recommended way to configure a new drive, but for large or very complex machines this extra step is something that the operators may wish to avoid.

  • New Product: High Performance Ethernet Drive+Motor

    Mar
    16

    The new STM23 models fuse a high performance motion controller with 100 MBit Ethernet communications to a high torque NEMA23 step motor. Connecting to an Allen-Bradley ControlLogix, CompactLogix or MicroLogix PLC? EtherNet/IP is also available.

  • Did You Know? Test Your Move!

    Feb
    16

    The Move Profile Analysis tool allows you to graphically view the move profile you are programming. Not sure how your stepper motor will perform when you change one or more characteristics of the move profile, such as, distance, accel, decel, or velocity? You do now! The Move Profile Analysis Tool allows you to make one or more changes and then test the move in your application via the Test Profile button. Your stepper motor will move when you click the Test Profile button so be prepared and use caution.

  • Introducing Brushless Planetary Gearheads

    Feb
    16

    Applied motion Products is pleased to announce our new PG series of inexpensive planetary gears. Custom designed for use with our new line of brushless DC motors, our first model is available in 42 mm diameter with as many as three gear stages and a wide variety of reduction ratios ranging from 3.65:1 to 393:1. See the website for stocked standard ratios. Output torques ratings range from 3.0 to 15 N-m (425 to 2100 oz-in).

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