The TSM17P-3AG integrated StepSERVO™ is a drive+motor unit, fusing a NEMA 17 step motor and a servo drive into a single device. Power to the drive, located at the rear of the motor, must be supplied by an external DC supply. See Related and Recommended Products below for compatible 24 and 48 volt DC power supplies.
StepSERVO technology combines the high torque capabilities of a step motor with the closed loop dynamic control of a servo system. The result is a highly customizable motion control solution that operates quietly and efficiently, requiring only the minimum amount of current to maintain commanded position and velocity. Boost torque of 25-50% higher than rated holding torque increases the limits of acceleration, leading to faster cycle times. StepSERVO integrated motors can be applied in systems where a traditional stepper motor would not be capable of achieving the high accuracy required.
The TSM17P-3AG integrated StepSERVO comes with 4 digital inputs and 3 digital outputs and is designed for step & direction control from an external controller. The external controller can be a motion controller, PLC, or other device that provides two digital outputs: one output for digital pulses to control position and velocity of the motor, and a second output to control the direction of the motor, CW and CCW. An additional control mode, known as Encoder Following or A/B Quadrature, can also be used to control this motor. The third and fourth digital inputs may be used for servo enable and alarm reset functions respectively. The digital inputs accept signals of 5-24 VDC and are used for connecting pulse & direction signals or quadrature encoder signals, as well as PLC outputs, sensors, or relays. The digital outputs can be connected to PLC inputs, counters, lights, relays, or other devices.
The TSM17P-3AG comes with an RS-232 port for configuration and servo loop tuning with Applied Motion’s Step-Servo Quick Tuner software. An integral 5000-line (20,000 count/rev) incremental encoder is housed inside the same enclosure as the drive electronics and used for closed-loop servo control to attain highly accurate position and velocity control. These differential encoder signals (A,B,Z channels) can be accessed directly from the I/O connector pins for use with a 3rd party multi-axis controller.
What’s in the Box?
- TSM17P-3AG integrated motor
- Mating power connector (2-pin)
- 3004-309-2M I/O cable (for details see Accessories below)
- 3004-259 programming cable
- Quick Setup Guide (also available in Downloads)
- DC power supply (required), see Power Supplies below
- Additional accessories available below