Tag: Stepper Motor

New 20mm Linear Stepper Motor now available from Nippon Pulse

RADFORD, Va. – Nippon Pulse is excited to introduce its smallest linear stepper motor yet, the PFL20 Linearstep. The PFL20 is a highly efficient, high thrust tin-can linear actuator with a 20mm diameter and a bipolar winding. PFL20 is RoHS-compliant, has a 30/60mm effective stroke, and can reach 6 N of force at 200 pps. With … Continue reading New 20mm Linear Stepper Motor now available from Nippon Pulse

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 Motor Linear Actuators 101

What exactly is a Stepper Motor Based Linear Actuator? Need to know how a Stepper Motor Linear Actuator works? Suppose you, as an engineer, are tasked to design a machine or part of a machine that requires precise linear positioning.   How would you go about accomplishing this?  What is the most straightforward and effective method? … Continue reading Stepper Motor Linear Actuators 101

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