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  • Welcome to Q Programmer - Part 1

    Jun
    12
    by Morgan Spenla

    This three part video series gives you an in depth look at Q Programmer. Be sure to watch parts 2 and 3 as well!
    Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

  • Welcome to Q Programmer - Part 2

    Jun
    12
    by Morgan Spenla

    This three part video series gives you an in depth look at Q Programmer.
    Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

  • Welcome to Q Programmer - Part 3

    Jun
    12
    by Morgan Spenla

    This three part video series gives you an in depth look at Q Programmer.
    Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

  • Applied Motions' Si Programmer Software

    Sep
    16
    by Morgan Spenla

    Intended for use in stand-alone applications, Si Programmer™ provides an extremely friendly, point-and-click, graphical interface that doesn’t require any previous programming experience. The software runs on Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, NT, ME, or 98. To download the Si Programmer™ installer visit the Si Programmer software page.

  • Encoder Feedback in Step Motor Systems

    Jun
    22
    by Eric Rice

    Applied Motion Products offer closed loop control features on all of our stepper drives, motors, and integrated products by utilizing incremental quadrature encoders mounted to the rear shaft of the step motor. Stepper drives with encoder feedback connectors can be married to double-shaft step motors with encoders pre-assembled for you. Integrated steppers are available with encoders built directly into the housing of the motor.

    Adding an encoder to your stepper system greatly enhances performance by providing you with these closed-loop functions: Stall Detection and Stall Prevention.

    Stall Detection notifies the user/system/machine as soon a motor stall occurs, eliminating the uncertainty of whether or not the motor reached its target position.

    Stall Prevention actually eliminates stalls by dynamically controlling the stator current and speed of the motor to maintain torque in all situations. This enables otherwise impossible control schemes in stepper systems, such as torque-limited velocity control and torque-limited position control.

  • ST Stepper Drives with Ethernet, Part 1

    Jan
    26
    by Eric Rice

    The ST series step motor drives come with a variety of communication options including RS-232, RS-485, CANopen, and now Ethernet.

    Part 1 of 3 provides an overview of the ST series stepper drives, the connectors on the Ethernet version, and how to download software from our website.

    Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

    For more information on the ST series stepper drives visit the series page.

  • ST Stepper Drives with Ethernet, Part 2

    Jan
    26
    by Eric Rice

    The ST series step motor drives come with a variety of communication options including RS-232, RS-485, CANopen, and now Ethernet.

    Part 2 of 3 shows where to download hardware manuals from our website, how to wire a step motor and power supply to the drive, and how to connect the drive to an Ethernet network.

    Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

    For more information on the ST series stepper drives visit the series page.

  • ST Stepper Drives with Ethernet, Part 3

    Jan
    26
    by Eric Rice

    The ST series step motor drives come with a variety of communication options including RS-232, RS-485, CANopen, and now Ethernet.

    Part 3 of 3 shows how to configure the drive using the ST Configurator™ software and how to create a simple indexing program with the Q Programmer™ software.

    Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

    For more information on the ST series stepper drives visit the series page.

  • Introducing the STR Step Motor Drive

    Oct
    31
    by Morgan Spenla

    The STR series stepper drives are compact, powerful, digital step & direction drives available in two power ranges: 4.5 A/phase (STR4) and 8 A/phase (STR8). These drives are great for OEM applications requiring basic step & direction control of a 2-phase step motor. Read more about the STR drives here.

  • Webinar - STR Stepper Drives

    May
    04
    by admin

    The STR stepper drives feature high performance, low cost, and front panel switches for quick and easy setup of the drive and step motor. The STR drives also come with the same sophisticated current control, including anti-resonance and microstep emulation, as their older brothers, the ST5 and ST10. This short recording of the STR Webinar, originally presented live on June 7, 2010, gives an overview of the drives as well as video instruction on how to get started with them. For more information on the STR stepper drives visit the series page.

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  • STAC6 Configurator™ Software

    May
    04
    by admin

    The STAC6 Configurator™ software is used to setup and configure the motor, control mode, I/O, and encoder settings of each STAC6 stepper drive. This short video steps through setting up a STAC6 drive with this software. To download the STAC6 Configurator™ installer visit the software page.

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