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Integrated IP65 Stepper Motors from Applied Motion Products November 21, 2016

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SWM Integrated IP65 Step Motors

SWM Integrated IP65 Step Motors

SWM integrated steppers from Applied Motion Products Inc. are IP65 rated drive+motor units, fusing step motor and drive components into a single splash proof and dustproof device. This space-saving design eliminates wiring and saves on cost over conventional motor and drive solutions.

The SWM24 integrated steppers combine high torque NEMA 24 step motors with a sophisticated, 6.0 A/phase (peak-of-sine) step motor drive. Power to the drive, located at the rear of the motor, must be supplied by an external DC supply. Applied Motion offers compatible 24 and 48 volt DC power supplies for exactly this purpose.

All SWM24 integrated steppers are RoHS and CE compliant.  Features include:

  • Rated IP65 for wet and dusty environments
  • M12 connectors
  • Anti-resonance
  • Torque ripple smoothing
  • Microstep emulation
  • NEMA 24 frame size
  • Stored programming option for stand-alone operation
  • Step direction, velocity and streaming command control modes
  • RS-232, Ethernet and EtherNet/IP Communication options
  • Modbus/RTU for easy communication with PLC or HMI
  • Built-in incremental encoder

CLICK HERE for more information on the SWM Integrated Stepper Motors from Applied Motion Products Inc.   For more information, please contact:

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Applied Motion Products’ ST-5 Stepper Drive March 1, 2016

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Applied Motion Products ST5 Stepper Driver

Applied Motion Products ST5 Stepper Driver

Basic step and direction drives for powering step motors abound in the marketplace, and it takes dedication to set our drives apart from the pack. We do this by developing innovative control solutions that make step motors perform better (faster, quieter, smoother, more accurately, and with more torque), without breaking the budget. We also differentiate our product line by offering drives that are smarter than basic drives. This article touches on a smarter class of step motor drives, including the popular ST5-S stepper drive, that can be controlled by higher level streaming commands.

Basic Step Motor Drives

Step and direction drives are the perfect choice for many applications because readily available machine controllers – like PLCs, motion controllers, indexers, and PCs – can generate the digital step (pulse) and direction signals necessary to control the motion of the motor. However, care must be taken to select a controller with a digital output specification of 2 MHz or higher if using microstepping, and depending on the controller selected, generating the code to create the motion profiles can be time consuming.

Beyond Basic Drives

For many other applications, a drive that can accept higher level commands via a permanent serial connection – such as RS-232, RS-485 or Ethernet – provides another option for system designers who prefer not to mess with coding up the motion profiles and would prefer instead to rely on the smart step motor drive to generate the profiles internally. In this scenario the designer provides high level commands to the drive that describe the parameters of the motion profile, i.e. acceleration, deceleration, constant velocity, and distance or position, and the drive takes care of generating the necessary pulses and controlling the motion of the step motor. This approach, commonly referred to as “streaming commands”, frees up programming time, reduces discrete I/O count, and potentially alleviates a lot of headaches.

Sample Higher Level Command Sequence

Below is a typical sequence of higher level commands for an Applied Motion drive. This sequence includes one command for each parameter of the motion profile: acceleration rate, deceleration rate, velocity, and distance traveled. At the end of the sequence a single command initiates the defined motion from the motor.

AC100 Set acceleration rate to 100 rev/sec/sec
DE100 Set deceleration rate to 100 rev/sec/sec
VE5.5 Set motor velocity to 5.5 rev/sec
DI10000 Set move distance to 10,000 steps
FL Initiate an incremental positioning movement (AKA Feed to Length)
The ST5-S Stepper Drive

The ST5-S stepper drive is a prime example of a smart step motor drive that provides this higher level capability via streaming commands. The ST5-S provides up to 5.0 amps/phase to drive 2-phase step motors from the small size NEMA 11 up to the large size NEMA 34. It has an attractive list price and is ready to ship from our warehouse in California.

For applications requiring more torque with bigger motors check out the ST10-S stepper drive.

The Applied Motion Products ST-S product information can be viewed at:
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Integrated IP65 Stepper Motors October 27, 2015

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SWM Integrated IP65 Step Motors

SWM Integrated IP65 Step Motors

SWM integrated steppers, from Applied Motion Products of Watsonville, CA, are IP65 rated drive+motor units, fusing step motor and drive components into a single splashproof and dustproof device.  This space-saving design eliminates wiring and saves on cost over conventional motor and drive solutions.

The SWM24 integrated steppers combine high torque NEMA 24 step motors with a sophisticated, 6.0 A/phase (peak-of-sine) step motor drive.  Power to the drive, located at the rear of the motor, must be supplied by an external DC supply.  Applied Motion offers compatible 24 and 48 volt DC power supplies for exactly this purpose.

All SWM24 integrated steppers are RoHS and CE compliant.

Control Options:

The SWM24 integrated steppers come with the choice of three control options: S, Q, and C.

  • The “S” control option means the drive can operate in the following control modes: step (pulse) & direction, velocity (oscillator), and streaming serial commands (SCL).  (SWM24 integrated steppers do not support stored-program operation with the Applied Motion 4-axis and 8-axis SiNet Hubs).
  • The “Q” control option means the drive can operate in all of the same control modes as the S option, plus the ability to run a Q program stored in non-volatile memory.  Q programs are created using Applied Motion’s Q Programmer™ software, which provides powerful commands for motion, I/O, conditional processing, multi-tasking, math functions, and more.
  • The “IP” control option means the drive is designed to operate on a Rockwell PLC-based EtherNet/IP communication network.

All SWM24 integrated steppers, whether they come with the S, Q, or IP control option, are setup and configured using Applied Motion’s ST Configurator™ software.

Encoder Option:

1000-line (4000 count/rev) incremental encoders are included in all SWM24 models.  The encoder is housed inside the same enclosure as the drive electronics, providing protection from dust, liquid and debris.  The addition of the encoder means the stepper can perform special functions not available otherwise.  Stall Detection notifies the system as soon as the required torque is too great for the motor, which results in a loss of synchronization between the rotor and stator, also known as stalling.  Stall Prevention actually prevents stalling of the step motor by dynamically adjusting motor speed to maintain synchronization of the rotor to the stator.  This unique feature allows step motors to operate in a much broader range of applications than previously available to step motors, such as torque-control applications.  The Stall Prevention feature also performs static position maintenance, which maintains the position of the motor shaft when at rest.

Inputs/Outputs:

The RS-232 based SWM24SF and SWM24QF model numbers come with 4 digital I/O points, called Flex I/O points, because each point can be individually defined as an input or an output.  As inputs, the Flex I/O points accept signals of 5-24 VDC and can be used for connecting pulse & direction signals, end-of-travel limit switches, jog switches, quadrature encoder signals, PLC outputs, sensors, or many other signal types.  When defined as digital outputs, the Flex I/O points can be connected to PLC inputs, counters, lights, relays, or other devices.

The Ethernet-based SWM24S, SWM24Q and SWM24IP models come with 3 digital inputs and 1 digital output.  The digital inputs accept signals of 5-24 VDC and can be used for connecting end-of-travel limit switches, jog switches, quadrature encoder signals, PLC outputs, sensors, or many other signal types.  The digital output can be connected to PLC inputs, counters, lights, relays, or other devices.

All SWM24 model numbers come with 1 analog input. The analog input accepts 0-5 VDC signals and can be used for velocity and position control.

Communication Ports:

SWM24 integrated steppers with the S and Q control options are available with either RS-232 or Ethernet ports for programming and serial communications.  For single-axis applications where no serial networking is required the RS-232 option is recommended. RS-232 version also supports Modbus/RTU communication.  For applications where communications over a network are required the Ethernet option is recommended.

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STAC5 – NEW Lower Price for Microstepping Drive March 18, 2014

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Applied Motion’s powerful stepper drive costs the same as a competitors drive without a built-in power supply, and features…      

  • High performance
  • Built-in power supply & regeneration clamp
  • 120 and 220 VAC models
  • Accepts pulse & direction, streaming commands, stored programming
  • 10/100 MBit Ethernet & EtherNet/IP
  • Advanced anti-resonance
  • Matching high performance motors
AMP's STAC5 Microstep Driver with HT23 Motor

AMP’s STAC5 Microstep Driver with HT23 Motor

The STAC5 provides up to 5 amps per phase from a high bus voltage with sophisticated current control, delivering high torque over a board range of speeds.  An advanced anti-resonance algorithm with electronic damping allows for maximum torque utilization and fast settling times.

The STAC5 is available in 120VAC and 220VAC versions, both housed in a compact package.

All STAC5 models include 100Mbit Ethernet communication.  The Ethernet interface is used to configure the STAC5 and motor, and also supports the SCL and Q languages over standard Ethernet cabling, addressing and protocols.There are 3 control options available with the STAC5 stepper drives: S, Q and IP.

  • “S” drives can operate in pulse & direction, velocity, and streaming serial (SCL) control modes.  To select the control mode, as well as to setup the motor and configure other drive parameters, use the ST Configurator™ software.
  • “Q” drives can operate in all of the same control modes as an S drive, plus they have the ability to run stand-alone Q programs stored in non-volatile memory.  Q programs are created using the Q Programmer™ software, which provides multi-tasking, math functions, conditional processing, data register manipulation, and more features in a robust yet simple text-based programming language.  Like S drives, Q drives must first be setup and configured using the ST Configurator™ software.
  • “IP” drives come with built-in EtherNet/IP network communications, the widely used industrial protocol for manufacturing automation applications.  With EtherNet/IP users can control, configure and query the drive using an open, standards-based, industrial Ethernet connection at speeds up to 100 MBits/sec.  The STAC5-IP drives run all of the same control modes as STAC5-Q drives, with the addition that all drive features can be accessed over EtherNet/IP, including more than 100 commands and 130 registers for controlling motion, I/O, configuration, polling, math, register manipulation, and Q programming.  STAC5-IP drives are setup and configured using ST Configurator™, and Q programs are created using Q Programmer™.

An encoder feedback option provides position verification, stall detection and/or stall prevention.  Applied Motion’s proprietary stall prevention algorithm monitors rotor lag and automatically reduces speed or acceleration to avoid motor stalls, allowing 100% torque utilization.

The STAC5 can be purchased with a wide range of high torque step motors, optimized for use with the drive.  Three lengths of HT23 are available in single and double shaft configurations:  HT23-552, HT23-553 and HT23-554, with holding torque ranging from 84 to 255 ounce-inches.  Three lengths of HT34 are also available in single and double shaft configurations:  HT34-495, HT34-496 and HT34-497, with holding torque ranging from 550 to 1700 ounce-inches.

For more information on the STAC5 Stepper Drives from Applied Motion Products, click on the link below:

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Tags:  Step Drive, Stepper Driver, Step Driver, Step Motor, Automation, Motion Control, Servo2Go, Applied Motion Products

New IP65 Rated NEMA 24 Integrated Stepper Drive+Motors March 14, 2014

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SWM integrated steppers are IP65 rated drive+motor units, fusing step motor and drive components into a single splashproof and dustproof device.  This space-saving design eliminates wiring and saves on cost over conventional motor and drive solutions.

IP65 Integrated Step Motor

IP65 Integrated Step Motor

The SWM24 integrated steppers combine high torque NEMA 24 step motors with a sophisticated, 6.0 A/phase (peak-of-sine) step motor drive.  Power to the drive, located at the rear of the motor, must be supplied by an external DC supply.  Applied Motion offers compatible 24 and 48 volt DC power supplies for exactly this purpose.

All SWM24 integrated steppers are RoHS and CE compliant.

Features include:

  • Rated IP65 for wet and dusty environments
  • M12 connectors
  • Anti-resonance
  • Torque ripple smoothing
  • Microstep emulation
  • NEMA 24 frame size
  • Stored programming option for stand-alone operation
  • Step direction, velocity and streaming command control modes
  • RS-232, Ethernet and * EtherNet/IP Communication options
  • Modbus/RTU for easy communication with PLC or HMI
  • Built-in incremental encoder
  • Typically ships in 1 week

Control Options:

The SWM24 integrated steppers come with the choice of three control options: S, Q, and C.

  • The “S” control option means the drive can operate in the following control modes: step (pulse) & direction, velocity (oscillator), and streaming serial commands (SCL). (SWM24 integrated steppers do not support stored-program operation with the Applied Motion 4-axis and 8-axis SiNet Hubs).
  • The “Q” control option means the drive can operate in all of the same control modes as the S option, plus the ability to run a Q program stored in non-volatile memory. Q programs are created using Applied Motion’s Q Programmer™ software, which provides powerful commands for motion, I/O, conditional processing, multi-tasking, math functions, and more.
  • The “IP” control option means the drive is designed to operate on a Rockwell PLC-based EtherNet/IP communication network.

All SWM24 integrated steppers, whether they come with the S, Q, or IP control option, are setup and configured using Applied Motion’s ST Configurator™ software.

For more information on the IP65 Integrated Step Motors from Applied Motion Products, click on the link below:

https://www.servo2go.com/product.php?ID=105547&cat=

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Modbus RTU Supported on STM24 and SWM24 Integrated Stepper Motors February 3, 2014

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Whether you are new to our products or a long-time Applied Motion Products user, we think you may be interested in what we have been working on recently.  Why?  Because these products and features can make your life easier by shortening the time it takes to complete your motion control project, while also reducing complexity, cost, and component count.

Perhaps you saw our feature article last month regarding our newly supported communication protocol, Modbus RTU: Dial “M” for Modbus. Maybe you have heard about our NEMA 24 integrated steppers (STM24 and SWM24), which combine the advanced features of our microstepping drive and controller into a single device with a NEMA 23 motor mount.

In case you missed it, Modbus RTU is Applied Motion Products’ newest fieldbus protocol, which is now available on the following integrated stepper products:

•  STM24QF-3AE
•  STM24QF-3AN
•  STM24QF-3RE
•  STM24QF-3RN
•  SWM24QF-3AE

Modbus RTU operates on a serial link, and is optimized for use on RS-485. It operates on the principle of registers, which can be used to monitor the drive’s behavior, send data to and from the drive, and execute commands. It is uniquely suited to PLC applications since PLCs use a similar memory model by design. As such the Modbus RTU protocol is typically already integrated into most PLC and HMI platforms as a generic driver.

Take a look at our Application Notes for Modbus RTU that are available for download from our website.  The engineers at Applied Motion Products have already done the hard work for you by preparing and documenting these easy-to-use examples:

•  APPN0027A Modbus/RTU from Automation Direct PLC
•  APPN0029 Modbus/RTU from Proface HMI
•  APPN0030 Modbus/RTU from Beijer Electronics HMI

For more information on the Integrated Step Motors with Modbus from Applied Motion Products, click on the link belows:

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Tags:  Integrated Motor, Integrated Step Motor, Modbus, Modbus RTU, Automation, Motion Control, Servo2Go, Applied Motion Products

IP65 Rated Step Motors Shipped In 1 Week November 25, 2013

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The HW Series from Applied Motion Products’ are NEMA 23 and NEMA 34 frame IP65 Rated Stepper Motors constructed for operation in severe environmental conditions.

IP65 Rated Step Motors

IP65 Rated Step Motors

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 outdoor use.  Key features include a nickel plated brass cable gland, sealed laminations, a front shaft contact seal and an optional IP65 rated encoder cover for use with products that require feedback.  All models have an internal corrosion-resistant film coating as standard.  For improved protection in high-humidity environments an advanced coating is available as an option.

IP65 specifies a product that is dust tight (no ingress of dust; complete protection against contact) and protected against water jets (water projected by a nozzle from any direction shall have no harmful effects).

More information on the IP65 Rated Step Motors from Applied Motion Products can be found at the link below-

http://www.servo2go.com/search.php?search=HW&D=PROD

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Si Programmer: A Complete Training Video for programming stepper drives! November 8, 2013

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Intended for use in stand-alone applications, Si Programmer™ Software, from Applied Motion Products, 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.

Si Programming Video

Si Programming Video

Click on the link below to view the video-

http://www.applied-motion.com/videos/amp-training-si-programming-software?test=october2013newsletter

More information on the Si Programmable Products from Applied Motion Products can be viewed at-
http://www.servo2go.com/search.php?search=Indexer&D=PROD

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New Product Release: EtherNet/IP Stepper Drives September 10, 2013

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Many communication standards have been applied to machine and motion control with varying degrees of success.   Some of the more popular are EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, CANopen, DeviceNet and Profibus.  EtherNet/IP has become particularly popular because it is compatible with Rockwell/Allen Bradley PLCs, runs on standard Ethernet hardware, and employs the robust and proven Common Industrial Protocol (CIP) for communication, control and data gathering.

EtherNet/IP Compatible Stepper Drives

EtherNet/IP Compatible Stepper Drives

Applied Motion Products is pleased to announce the availability of eight new EtherNet/IP compatible step motor drives.   In addition to controlling a wide range of high torque step motors, these units have plentiful, industrial strength I/O and support more than 100 commands and 130 registers over the EtherNet/IP protocol with a communication speed of 100 Mbits/second.

In addition to point to point moves, homing, jogging, registration and encoder following, I/O commands and real time polling are fully supported.  Q programs can also be stored in the drive and triggered via EtherNet/IP, allowing the drive to execute complex, intelligent command sequences.

We offer four DC powered EtherNet/IP drives.  The ST5-IP-EN and ST10-IP-EN can control step motors ranging from NEMA sizes 11 to 34, producing up to 1200 oz-in of dynamic torque.  Need encoder feedback?  The ST5-IP-EE and ST10-IP-EE models include an encoder feedback option that can detect and prevent motor stalls using Applied Motion’s proprietary stall prevention algorithm.

If you prefer an AC powered unit, the STAC5 is available in 120VAC (STAC5-IP-N120) and 220VAC (STAC5-IP-N220) models that efficiently drive our specially designed, high torque NEMA 23 and 34 motors.  The STAC5-IP-E120 and STAC5-IP-E220 support encoder feedback with stall detection and stall prevention.

Both DC and AC powered drives include our auto-tuned digital current control, which provides smooth, quiet motion.  An advanced anti-resonance algorithm with electronic damping allows for maximum torque utilization, rapid acceleration, and fast settling times.

All of our EtherNet/IP drives are CE certified and ROHS compliant. AC powered models are UL recognized.

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Did You Know? Synchronized Motion Using Encoder Following September 2, 2013

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Encoder following, which is also known as A/B Quadrature control mode, can be utilized on stepper and servo drives sold by Applied Motion Products.  An encoder is a feedback device most commonly found in servo systems where positional feedback is essential for closed-loop control. Incremental encoders are standard on all servo motors sold by Applied Motion and they may also be ordered pre-installed on our stepper motors and integrated steppers for use with our stall prevention and stall detection features.

But did you know that an encoder can also act as an input signal to control and synchronize the motion of two or more motors?

Because the output from an encoder is a series of pulses, consisting of an A and B channel, these signals are very similar to the Step Pulse & Direction outputs that are commonly found on a PLC or indexer. With a few simple configuration steps, an Applied Motion stepper drive or servo drive can be configured to accept these encoder pulses as a command source.

In motion control applications such as high speed insertion, line speed matching, adhesives application and labeling (all of which require one axis to be synchronized to another), this configuration can not only be very useful, but quite easy to set up and manage.  In those applications that require the secondary following axis to go faster or slower than the primary axis, the “Electronic Gearing” ratio can be manipulated to achieve this.

When configuring a stepper drive, the ST Configurator™ software is used to select A/B Quadrature as the signal type. When configuring a servo drive, Quick Tuner™ is used to make this selection. In both cases, the Electronic Gearing parameter (defined in units of steps per revolution), can be defined such that the motor following the encoder will run faster, slower, or at the same speed as the encoder itself. To illustrate this concept, picture a large machine equipped with a hand wheel connected to an encoder, which has been wired to a drive configured for encoder following. As the machine operator turns the hand wheel, the corresponding machine axis can be positioned at the desired rate of speed.

In more sophisticated control systems that require encoder following to be switched on only at specific times during the process, our Serial Command Language (SCL) can be used to issue commands to the drive to accomplish this.  This feature allows the system designer to synchronize, on demand, two or more axes of motion.

The FE (Follow Encoder) serial command can be issued to switch on encoder following while a drive is running in any other control mode.

Other SCL commands related to FE are:

  • EG – Electronic Gearing (sets ratio for following motor)
  • AC – Acceleration (controlled upon initiation of FE)
  • DE – Deceleration (controlled when FE is turned off)
  • DI – Distance (defined deceleration distance)

To learn more about SCL and Q Programmer, please visit our website.

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