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  • EtherNet/IP Stepper Drives


    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.

  • Website Feature: The Videos Page


    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

  • Did You Know? - Sensorless Homing


    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.

  • Analog Positioning using a Q Program


    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.

  • Applied Motion on LinkedIn


    Looking for more ways to stay on top of new products and other changes at Applied Motion? Now you can use LinkedIn to easily keep in touch with us. Click here to Follow Us.

  • Minarik acquires Automation Technology Inc.


    Minarik Corporation, one of Applied Motion Products’ largest and longest-standing distributors in the US, enhances its coverage in the Mountain states with its acquisition of Automation Technology, Inc. Read the full press release here.

  • Ethernet Family of Products


    If you’ve been visiting our website recently or receiving our latest newsletters, you probably know that we’ve been introducing stepper motor and servo motor drives with Ethernet communication. Below is a summary of the full offering to date.

  • Production Update in Japan


    Applied Motion Products, Inc. would like to extend our condolences to all affected by the recent earthquake and tsunami, which struck the northeast coast of Japan’s main island of Honshu on March 11, 2011.  Our thoughts go out to those suffering in its aftermath.

  • Did You Know? - Sample Q Programs


    Applied Motion drives with Q programming functionality allow the user to program many different types of moves, interface with various I/O, and perform complicated tasks previously reserved for standalone motion controllers or PLC’s. The Q language is actually pretty easy to use, but the first project in any new language can be intimidating. To help accelerate the learning curve, Applied Motion Products has included a number of sample programs with every Q Programmer installation.

  • Introducing STM24 Integrated Steppers


    Applied Motion Products is proud to introduce the STM24 drive+motor. The STM24 integrates a size 24 step motor, microstepping drive and controller into a single device with a NEMA 23 mount, offering savings on space, wiring and cost over conventional motor and drive solutions. The STM24 complements Applied Motion’s popular STM17 and STM23 drive+motor family.