Stepper motor drive system targets multi-axis stepper motor applications
April 19, 2012 // Paul Buckley
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions has released the DCM4826X stepper motor drive module which is a bipolar 2 phase chopper drive package rated for a 12-48-VDC input voltage and a continuous output current rating of 2.6-A rms (3.68-A peak) per phase.
The drive can be used with rotary stepper motors or stepper motor-based linear actuators and can be configured for full step, half step, or microstep (1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64 step size). The DCM4826X is perfect in multi-axis stepper motor applications because less overall mounting real-estate is required due to the small size of the drive.
In multi-axis motion systems, the space savings becomes greater as more axes are required. The mounting plate of the totally enclosed unit measures a mere 64 mm x 60 mm (2.5-inches x 2.4-inches) with mounting hole center-to-center distances of 52 mm x 38 mm (2.0-inches x 1.5-inches) respectively. Total thickness of the unit from the mounting plate is 34.4 mm (1.4-inches).
Integration of the DCM4826X into a motion system is easy. Configuration of the DCM4826X is through the Haydon Kerk PDE User Interface via an RS-485 protocol or a computer USB port (USB to RS-485 converter required - Haydon part# UTR4852). Through the interface, the desired values for Run Current, Hold Current, Delay Time, and Step Size can be set. Once the parameters are programmed, the drive can then accept the pulse, direction, and enable signals from the controller/indexer. The pulse, direction, and enable signals are optically coupled into the drive, providing electrical isolation between the signal and power circuits.
Visit from Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions at www.HaydonKerk.com
The automation obituaries
January 27, 2015
What will humans soon have in common with horses? Obsoletion in the work place, if a video on YouTube by CGP Grey is anything ...
TSVs to split more chips: re-integration is the focus
Analog, embedded drive TI upwards in 2014
Maxim exits consumer MEMS, touch sensors
Algorithm indicates the electricity consumption of individual appliances
Graphene enables electrical control light emitter energy flows
January 27, 2015
Scientists from Europe's Graphene Flagship have demonstrated active, in-situ electrical control of energy flow from erbium ...
ARM backs printed electronics startup
Infineon takes the lead in auto semiconductors
Harman continues shopping spree with two software takeovers
- Sensing Elements for Current Measurements
- Investigating Die attach Failure in IGBTs using Power Cycling Tests
- Power Semiconductor Failure Diagnosis using Thermal Characterization and Power Cycling
- Top 5 Trends in Product Development and Test Engineering
InterviewCEO interview: Bosch's IoT startup is all about the system
Thorsten Mueller, CEO of Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions GmbH (Reutlingen, Germany), has been guiding the latest startup subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH since 2013 when he started the initiative ...
Filter WizardCheck out the Filter Wizard Series of articles by Filter Guru Kendall Castor-Perry which provide invaluable practical Analog Design guidelines.
Linear video channel
READER OFFERRead more
To ensure you have a good start in 2015, Freescale is giving away five of its QorIQ TWR-LS1021A Tower system modules, worth USD269 each, for EETimes Europe's readers to win.
The module is the most feature-rich and high-performance Tower system offered by Freescale, enabling compatibility and interoperability with the growing list of Tower expansion modules, offering an easily accessible...MORE INFO AND LAST MONTH' WINNERS...
December 15, 2011 | Texas instruments | 222901974
Unique Ser/Des technology supports encrypted video and audio content with full duplex bi-directional control channel over a single wire interface.