AMP warmly welcomes Jason Jones to the team as our Midwest Regional Sales Manager. Jason has taken over sales responsibilities in the Midwest territory, which includes the following states: Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana.
Looking for the Datasheet you found the other day on that really cool step motor drive from Applied Motion Products? Need to show something to your boss about that servo system you’re considering for your next machine? Datasheets from Applied Motion offer a ton of product information including photographs, technical specifications, speed-torque curves and more in a single, colorful and useful PDF document.
Our online store is live! As of August, 2011 you can now purchase products directly on our website using a secure checkout process. The updated main menu bar, located on every page of our site, includes a new Store menu with links to My Account, View Cart, My Orders and our Terms & Conditions page. Check it out! http://store.applied-motion.com
Some 32 years ago a young salesman from an old industrial company saw potential demand for high tech uses of step motors. When he approached his employer about this emerging market, they did not share his enthusiasm or vision.
Applied Motion has embedded help files that are tied to the physical attributes shown in our pictorial representation of the drive within the STAC Configurator™ and ST Configurator™ software applications.
Simply open the STAC Configurator™ or ST Configurator™ software and position your mouse, for example, over the I/O connector of the drive shown. Left click the I/O connector with your mouse, and a new window will open with wiring information for the selected I/O connector.
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.
The Applied Motion Products website has a newly formatted videos page. This new page comes with links to video Archives by Month and by Category, making it easier to find videos related to the various products we offer. The new videos page can be found under the Support menu at applied-motion.com/support/videos.
Digital Signal Processing (DSP) provides the foundation for much of the latest stepper control innovation. Precision current control via custom algorithms within the DSP and encoder feedback allow today’s stepper drive technology to detect stalling of a step motor. Applied Motion Products takes this technology a step further by providing the logic necessary to allow user control of the system current in a near-stall situation to ride through or prevent most stall conditions.
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.