The ACS Stepper Drive/Controller was developed specifically for use with electric actuators. It has built-in configurations for the ERD, a low cost rod-style electric actuator. The ACS is capable of 4, 8, or 16 move command modes (absolute, incremental or jog) for infinite position capability. It also has adjustable motion profile parameters (position, velocity, acceleration/deceleration, force) that are independently configurable for each move. For energy savings, it reduces holding current when not in motion. It is capable of zone output based on the actuator position and it has a force-limiting capacity. The digital I/O is configurable in either 24 Vdc Opto-Isolated, NPN or PNP, and the drive/controller is compatible with most brands of 24 Vdc stepper motors.
Filed Under: Actuators, Drives (stepper) + amplifiers, Linear motion • slides, Motion control • motor controls