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Shop for thousands of Motion Controls Products Online at Servo2Go.com November 11, 2016

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Respected by customers as a premiere source for High Performance Automation and Motion Control Components & Systems, Servo2Go specializes in Automation & Motion Control Systems & Components including: Servo Motors & Drives, Stepper Motors & Drives, Automation & Motion Controllers, Positioning Systems & Actuators, Gearboxes, Couplings, Brakes, Encoders, Tachometers, HMI’s & Operator Displays, AC/DC Motors & Gearmotors, PLC’s and Embedded Controllers all supported via extensive product selection, just-in-time & consignment inventory, dedicated customer service and technical engineering support.

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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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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-

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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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Step-motor-based systems stay competitive July 8, 2013

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Motion Control HybridizationMotion control:   Traditional stepper-motor systems represent the only motion-control technology able to operate in open loop—although the addition of position feedback to enhance performance is on the rise.  Simpler controls, lower cost components, and other innovations keep stepper systems competitive with servo motion systems in numerous applications.

An article by Frank J. Bartos, PE

Control Engineering  04/22/2013

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http://www.controleng.com/industry-news/more-news/single-article/step-motor-based-systems-stay-competitive/99570165fcec1b2637a4636a226ff94e.html

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High Performance Ethernet Motion Controller + Step Motor! March 31, 2013

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Applied Motion Products is pleased to announce the addition of eight integrated drive+motors to our line of Ethernet and EtherNet/IP motion control products.

STM23 with Ethernet and EtherNet/IP

The new STM23 models fuse a high performance motion controller with 100 MBit Ethernet communications to a high torque NEMA23 step motor.  Connecting to an Allen-Bradley ControlLogix, CompactLogix or MicroLogix PLC?  EtherNet/IP is also available. 

The STM23Q-2Ex provides 125 ounce inches of torque, while the longer STM23Q-3Ex produces 210 ounce inches.  Both models are available with an optional 4000 count/rev optical encoder, safely housed inside, that can detect and prevent motor stalls using Applied Motion’s proprietary stall prevention algorithm.  Our auto tuned digital current control provides smooth, quiet motion, while an advanced anti-resonance algorithm with electronic damping allows for maximum torque utilization, rapid acceleration, and fast settling times.

Software applications can communicate with the STM23 in real time, using the SCL and Q languages over standard 100 megabit Ethernet cabling, addressing and protocols.  Ethernet can transmit data at 100 times the speed of CANopen and more than 1000 times faster than RS-232 and RS-485.  The number and types of devices that can share a network are practically unlimited.

Even if you are just programming a Q drive for standalone operation, the Ethernet option can be more convenient than chasing down a USB-serial converter and trying to remember which COM port it uses.  Just plug the drive into your office network, install our free, easy to use software, and you’re ready for programming and configuration.

For more information on the Integrated Ethernet and EtherNet/IP Stepper Motor Products from Servo2Go, click on the link below-

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White Paper: Detection and Shielding of Noise in Stepper Motor Systems March 20, 2013

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Stepper Drive and Motor“Noise” or “Interference” consists of unwanted electrical signals which superimposes on and masks the desired signal. Designing a control system is challenging enough, but designing a control system that has noise immunity adds a whole other dimension. Ideally, you want the noise-to-signal ratio to be as small as possible. Noise is always present in a system that involves high power and small signal circuitry….

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Typical component forces in a drive system March 3, 2013

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Source:  Maxon Motor AG Formulae Handbook by Jan Braun

The force required to accelerate a mass of 1 kg by 1 m/s in 1 s has the unit kg · m/s², with the special unit name Newton (N) .

Typical Component Forces in a drive system

Typical Component Forces in a drive system

ElectroCraft RapidPower Step Motor February 17, 2013

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Good-Performance. Good Price.

The ElectroCraft RapidPowerTM Nema 34 is a compact, high-performance brushless motor incorporating ball bearing construction, a low cogging electro-magnetic design with both low audible and magntic noise.  It is available with a hall-effect commutation encoder or a variety of optical encoders for higher precision applications.

ElectroCraft RP34 Step Motor

ElectroCraft RP34 Step Motor

The ElectroCraft RapidPower™, EXC, and E-Series are fast, low vibration BLDC motors.  By utilizing M-8 ceramic and rare-earth neodymium magnets, these BLDC motors provide the quick acceleration and consistent speed (up to 15,000 rpm) needed for applications such as centrifuges, fans and pumps.  Sealed ball bearings and reduced torque ripple from skewed magetization also ensure a smooth operation at any speed.

More information on RP34 Nema 34 Frame Step Motor from ElectroCraft can be found at the link below-

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