TRINAMIC Motion GmbH & Co. KG now sells a TMC5160 SilentStepStick. Outpowering all other StepSticks on the market, this tiny breakout board with the TMC5160 can drive motors up to 3A phase current at 35V.
The TMC5160 SilentStepStick not only extends the product family by a more powerful solution, it’s also more advanced than the previous StepSticks and contains the latest versions of both StallGuard and StealthChop thanks to Trinamic’s TMC5160 controller/driver IC. These features improve the user experience while enabling cleaner machines with fewer parts as well, since limit switches are no longer needed.
“The SilentStepSticks revolutionized the 3D printing industry, making 3D printers silent,” explains Jonas P. Proeger, Marketing Director at Trinamic. “With the more powerful TMC5160 SilentStepStick, makers can scale up their printers or transform their CNC routers or engraving machines.”
Besides StallGuard and StealthChop, the TMC5160 SilentStepStick allows for up to 256 microsteps per full step. With such smooth and precise motion, makers can turn their design concepts into tangible products faster and easier than ever before.
The TMC5160 SilentStepStick is presently available with the following features:
- Step/Dir and SPI interface
- Configuration via SPI or CFG pins
- Up to 256x microstepping
- 3 to 5V logic supply voltage
- For 10V to 35V motors with up to 3.0A RMS
- Standby current reduction
- Packed with Trinamic’s latest technologies, including the newest generation of StealthChop, StallGuard and SpreadCycle
Trinamic is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany with a research center in Tallinn, Estonia, and Sales Engineers in Chicago. For more information, visit trinamic.com/technology/motion-control.