Conveyor helps streamline small part handling manufacturing

Butt splices aren’t the easiest things in the world to handle. The small, circular component designed to join two ends, or butts, of two objects together without overlapping, have been known to slip through fingers when inserting a wire connector while trying to crimp it. The process of manufacturing butt splices can be challenging as

NEW! – 0.72° Stepper Motor and Driver Packages

The new RKII Series offers greater performance and features with a great low price. The New RKII Series is an ideal and affordable solution for demanding requirements and is available with a built-in controller (stored data) type driver or pulse input type driver, for the same price. The RKII Series utilizes our new motor technology,

Digital Marking Meets Rigors of Manufacturing

By Terry Persun, Technology Journalist Today’s successful manufacturing operations need high-performance digital marking systems that can handle 24/7 operation and integrate well into an enterprise-wide client-server IT system. A major challenge in the design of such a system is to minimize the maintenance requirements on both the server and the client side. Accomplishing this requires

Applied Motion Products Expands Line of Integrated Steppers

Applied Motion Products, Inc. announces the STM17R and STM23R drive+motors, the newest members of its line of integrated steppers. The STM17R integrates a NEMA 17 step motor and a microstepping drive into a single device, offering savings on space, wiring and cost over conventional motor and drive solutions. The STM23R does the same with a

Quieter Stepper Drives Boost Motor Performance

By Thomas Hart, President, Testra Corporation, Tempe, Ariz. Reprint Info >> “SoftStep” microstepping technology removes the noise and vibration problems from stepper motors. Stepper motors continue to be one of the most common motor technologies used in many industrial applications, ranging from electronic printers and disk drives to aircraft controls and many CNC and automation

Integrated Stepper Indexer/Drive with Ethernet Interface

Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI) releases their stepper motor indexer/drive package with network communication. AMCI’s new ANG1(E) integrates drive and motion control technology in one package, simplifying installation and cutting costs. The drive/controller communicates with the host PLC over the EtherNet/IP or Modbus-TCP network. Move commands are easily programmed through the host PLC’s software, and

AMCI Enhances Industrial Ethernet Stepper Indexer/Drives

Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI) has enhanced its industrial Ethernet stepper indexer/drives to include Modbus TCP connectivity. This additional protocol greatly extends the potential of AMCI’s SD31045E & SD17060E in PLC-controlled applications. The powerful (4.5 & 6.0 Amp RMS) AC line powered stepper motor controller/drivers eliminate the need for a plug-in card, and are easily

STAC5 Step Motor Driver from Applied Motion Products

Applied Motion Products introduces the STAC5 step motor driver. 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

New Bench Top XYZ Dispensing Robots for Adhesive, Sealant and Gasketing Applications

Sealant Equipment & Engineering, Inc.’s Bench Top XYZ series dispensing robots are now available as part of a complete turn-key robotic dispensing system for 1-part and 2-part materials. The XYZ gantry robot system applies adhesives, sealants and lubricants with precision placement directly onto the customer’s part quickly with repeatable accuracy. The Bench Top XYZ Robot

Haydon Kerk Stepper Drivers Now Available Online

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc. announces the addition of stepper motor drivers available for 24 hour shipment. A variety of stepper drivers can be found online on the Haydon Kerk Engineering Development Center ( There’s a stepper driver offered for immediate shipment that will work with virtually any size linear actuator offered by Haydon Kerk

Drive For Low Power Applications

In addition to controlling stepper motors, a variation of4also offers support for servomotors. This drive lets you integrate different drive types. The flexible drive architecture enables easy changeover from a stepper motor to a servo version and vice versa. Despite the small dimensions, the drive supports up to two axes with performance levels of 500

BiSS Interface for B&R’s ACOPOS Servo Drives

B&R has extended its wide range of plug-in modules for the ACOPOS servo drive family to include a module for evaluating BiSS encoders. The BiSS fully digital bidirectional sensor interface is an open and license-free communication standard that allows sensor data to be read synchronously, securely and quickly. The BiSS interface is characterized by a

AC Universal Type 5 Phase Micro Step Driver

  Autonics introduces the MD5-HF28, an AC universal type 5 phase micro step driver, offering high accuracy (max. 250 divisions), high speed and high torque control.Major Features include: * Increasing user’s convenience with 100-220VAC universal power* High speed and high torque through run current control* Realization of low speed rotation and high accuracy control with

CANopen Stepper Drive Systems

Greenville, DE – Servo2Go has just added new CANopen models to its broad range of Programmable Stepper Motor Drive Systems from Applied Motion Products. The STAC6 Step Motor Drive has proven itself in demanding applications, such as packaging and labeling machines, delivering up to up to 1400 oz-in with AMPs compatible range of low-loss, high

The Many Faces of Stepper Motor Drives

By Robert Pulford Jr. Test/Special Projects Group Manager Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc. Waterbury, Conn Drives for stepper motors continue to advance beyond the basic L/R type drives. A typical linear motion control system has several basic components, including motors, actuators, controllers and drives. The drive type plays an important role in the overall system.

AMCI Stepper Drives UL Listed

AMCI has expanded their selection of UL Listed stepper drives in response to increased safety and performance requirements for machine builders and OEMs. The SD17040, SD31045, and SD17060 series stepper drives are now certified by Underwriters Laboratories® (UL) as UL Listed products. The UL Listing mark on AMCI stepper drives indicates that the drives have

Applied Motion Products Expands Stepper Drive Lineup

WATSONVILLE, CA – Applied Motion Products announces the addition of a new product in the ST Stepper Drive lineup. The ST-Plus is similar in specification to the ST-S base model but adds the full functionality of Applied Motions “Q” programming language. The ST-Plus is available in two models, the ST5-Plus and the ST10-Plus delivering 5A

5-Phase Step Motor and Driver/Controller Systems

The CRK Series of 5-Phase stepping motors and drivers with built-in RS-485 compatible controller packages offer motion that is smooth, quiet, and accurate. The RS-485 based controller allows for up to 16 axes to be controlled from one RS-485 Master controller. Five network communications rates of up to 115,000 BPS can be selected. Connection to

Haydon IDEA™ Drive Stepper Motor Linear Actuator

Waterbury, CT – Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions introduces the Haydon IDEA™ Drive stepper motor linear actuator.  The IDEA Drive is an integrated linear actuator, electronic drive, and control unit fully programmable with an easy-to-use patent pending GUI (Graphic User Interface).  Programming the actuator is through the use of on-screen buttons instead of complicated proprietary programming

STR Step Motor Drives from Applied Motion Products

WATSONVILLE, CA – Applied Motion Products introduces the STR, a new drive engineered to deliver the features expected by today’s machine builders, at a price they need. The STR step motor drives, available in 4 amp and 8 amp versions, are DC input drives requiring a step and direction control signal. They feature Anti-resonance, Microstep

CANopen Option for the Applied Motion’s STAC6 Step Motor Drive

WATSONVILLE, CA — Applied Motion Products announces the CANopen option for the STAC6 Step Motor Drive, building on its increasing range of fieldbus compatible drives. The STAC6 Step Motor Drive has proven itself in demanding applications, such as packaging and labeling machines, delivering up to up to 1400 oz-in with AMPs compatible range of low-loss,

Microstepper Drive Starter Kit from Servo2Go

Greenville, DE – The Si2035 is a programmable stepper drive/indexer packaged in a rugged steel case painted black with white epoxy silkscreen. Integral heat sink, mounting brackets, switch covers and connectors are included with each Si2035. The drive/indexer has been matched with nine recommended NEMA 11, 14, 17 and 23 motors and comes with all

Lin Engineering’s R525 Microstepping Step Motor Driver

Santa Clara, CA– Lin Engineering announces the release of their new R525 microstepping step motor driver. The R525 is designed to help reduce overall design time and system cost for a wide array of step motor applications needing high torque, power, and smooth motion. The R525 measures just over 3.3” in length and 1.3” in

Mechatronic Stepper Motor Drives with CANopen

Hamburg, Germany — TRINAMIC announces new members of the PANdrive™ family. The latest members of the family are the types PD-140-42-SE and PD-116-60-SE. Both feature TRINAMIC's integrated absolute sensOstep™ encoder which detects and corrects missed stepper-motor turns by examining the absolute posi-tion. This insures correct shaft motion even under heavy motor loads. Reliable high-speed motor

Applied Motion Adds CANopen Option to ST Step Motor Drives

WATSONVILLE, CA ‚– Applied Motion Products announces the addition of CANopen communications to the ST series Step Motor Drives. The addition of a CANopen option card to the range of communication options allows the drives to be controlled by a CANopen master utilizing the DS301 and DSP402 communications protocols and the CAN 2.0b Passive physical