Tag: Step Motor

Comparing Open Loop and StepSERVO™ Closed Loop Stepper Systems

Wondering what the next evolution in step motor technology is all about? In this white paper you'll learn how StepSERVO™ closed loop stepper systems... Increase acceleration Increase efficiency Decrease position error (and increase accuracy) Decrease motor heating Decrease motor noise The performance advantages of StepSERVO™ motors over traditional open loop step motors are numerous. This … Continue reading Comparing Open Loop and StepSERVO™ Closed Loop Stepper Systems

A Primer on Stepper Motors

A Step Motor is a motor with windings in the stator and permanent magnets attached to the rotor. It provides fixed mechanical increments of motion; these increments are referred to as steps and are generally specified in degrees. A step motor, in conjunction with a stepper drive, rotates in predefined angles proportional to the digital … Continue reading A Primer on Stepper Motors

New Integrated StepSERVO™ Motors from Applied Motion Products

Integrated Step Motors fuse step motor plus drive and control components into a single device. Integrated steppers offer a space-saving design that reduces wiring and saves on cost over separate motor and drive components. Ideally suited for applications such as packaging and labeling, automated test and measurement, automated assembly and life sciences, StepSERVO™ motors from … Continue reading New Integrated StepSERVO™ Motors from Applied Motion Products

Why Does My Step Motor Get Hot? – The Why? Series YouTube Video

New 4 minute YouTube Video Can my step motor get hot enough to cook an egg?  In this segment of The Why? Series, Bob White, Manager, Training and Digital Marketing at Kollmorgen, explains why a typical step motor may get hot.  Learn why a step motor will heat up, and what can be done to reduce … Continue reading Why Does My Step Motor Get Hot? – The Why? Series YouTube Video

This Motor Maker Is Heading Into Space and Killing It

Reprint of 10/25/15 Design News article by Tracey Schelmetic, Contributing Writer As commercial space flight becomes a reality, it has launched a movement to develop industrial systems that will operate in a variety of harsh environments from the intense G-forces of vehicle launches, to zero gravity, to temperatures far beyond those on Earth.  While some … Continue reading This Motor Maker Is Heading Into Space and Killing It

Stepper Motor Primer

There are three basic types of step motors: variable reluctance, permanent magnet and hybrid.  A hybrid step motor is a simple low cost means of providing good motion performance.  Step motors are electromechanical devices that work by dividing shaft rotation into discrete distances called steps. Basically, they are brushless motors which include permanent magnet variable … Continue reading Stepper Motor Primer

Stepper Drive Questions and Answers – Avoiding Common Mistakes

Question:  What is the most common mistakes that engineers make when specifying and working with stepper drives? Answer:  Believing that a motor will achieve the data sheet’s rated speed-and torque when it is matched to “any” driver.  Just like a servo, the stepper motor’s stall torque, rated torque, and rated speed are all dependent as … Continue reading Stepper Drive Questions and Answers – Avoiding Common Mistakes

New NEMA 17 and NEMA 23 Integrated Motor/Drivers from Nippon Pulse

Nippon Pulse America's PRO Series NEMA 17 and NEMA 23 integrated motor/drivers are ideal for machine designs where an incorporated motor/driver helps conserve space.  These hybrid stepper motors with attached drive electronics yields a compact, RoHS compliant package. PRO Series hybrid stepper motors are precision designed for medical technologies and semiconductor manufacturing applications.  They deliver accurate … Continue reading New NEMA 17 and NEMA 23 Integrated Motor/Drivers from Nippon Pulse

Introducing IP65 Rated Step Motors from Applied Motion Products

Applied Motion Products is pleased to announce the addition of NEMA size 23, 24 and 34 stepper motors with IP65 ratings for operation in severe environmental conditions. These new models, dust proof and resistant to low pressure water jets, are ideal for applications in wet factory environments such as the food and beverage industry or … Continue reading Introducing IP65 Rated Step Motors from Applied Motion Products