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  • ATX West Trade Show 2018


    Visit Applied Motion Products in booth #4489 at the ATX West trade show in Anaheim, CA, February 6-8, 2018. The expostion and conference takes place at the Anaheim Convention Center and draws together over 20,000 engineering and manufacturing professionals for three days of immersive advanced manufacturing and automation design.

  • 9-Pin Feedback Connectors for J Series Servo Motors


    This article is about J Series Servo Motors from Applied Motion Products and a newly introduced variant of the motor design that comes with a 9-pin feedback connector instead of the more familiar 15-pin feedback connector. The details below include how to identify the 9-pin connector, why we’ve introduced this variant, and how it affects the product line.

  • New Capacitive Encoders for Stepper Motors


    Applied Motion Products, Inc. is pleased to announce the introduction of a new encoder feedback option for NEMA 17, 23, and 24 frame stepper motors. These new incremental encoders are built upon a technology that utilizes capacitive reactance to generate digital signals for speed and position feedback in the motor and drive system. Capacitive encoders offer advantages over other encoder types, including resistance to environmental contaminants such as dust and oil. Modular capacitive encoders also have thin profiles and are competitively priced.

  • What's the Difference Between Optical and Capacitive Encoders?


    We offer different incremental encoder options for our stepper motors. Encoders are used to provide feedback to the motor drive or controller and improve overall performance of the step motor system. The following provides a summary of those encoder options.

  • New Connector Options for TSM11 StepSERVO Integrated Motors


    To accommodate customers' requests, we have created a new add-on connector module for TSM11 integrated motors that breaks out the communication terminals into two connectors that are separate from the power and I/O connector. These separate communication connectors make for much easier daisy-chain connections on RS-485 and Modbus RTU networks.

  • Reduced List Prices on Drives and Integrated Steppers


    We are pleased to announce reduced pricing on a number of Stepper Drives and Integrated Stepper Motors from our standard offering. These products are ideal for applications requiring advanced microstepping performance using basic step & direction control signals. In most cases these drives and integrated steppers can be setup and configured with on-board dip or rotary switches alone; no software required.

  • New AC Powered Stepper Drives - STRAC


    Applied Motion Products, Inc. is pleased to announce the expansion of the STR Stepper Drive offering with the release of new drives designed for use in AC powered applications. STR stepper drives are designed for smooth motion and high torque over a wide speed range, bringing high performance motion control to basic step & direction applications. Two new AC powered STRAC drives expand the offering to cover larger motors and applications where maximum power is required.

  • The Evolution Continues


    In 2017 Applied Motion Products evolved the broad line of StepSERVO™ Integrated Motors, ranging in size from the miniature NEMA 11 to the largest NEMA 34, to include improved EtherNet/IP and CANopen communications. These already successful products now feature greater industrial networking power, enabling them for even more advanced automation projects, and further empowering you to Make it Move.

  • Wowing Customers with Motion Control and an Interactive Display


    When needed an interactive display for their traveling Friends with Benefits Road Show, they turned to the creative design experts at VT Pro Design to answer the call. The road show is a way for the online retailer to reach out to its customer base and do good for the community. At the center of the show sits a large, interactive display made by VT Pro Design and powered by StepSERVO™ Integrated Motors.

  • 3D Printing Upends the Production Tooling Market


    Anyone building production parts with injection molding knows the time and money required to manufacture molds. Collider, a start-up in the additive manufacturing space, has developed a machine that leverages 3D printing to make production quality parts in a fraction of the time and at a fraction of the cost of the conventional injection molding process.