Integrated STM/SWM stepper motors from Applied Motion Products help save space, wiring, and cost on advanced conveyors.
For one conveyor handling packages of various configurations, the integrated steppers form part of an assembly to position as rapidly as the analog control updates target position — every 4 msec. Here, the motors also address changing requirements for sorting, alignment, and singulation.
Combining a motor, drive, and control, STM/SWM motors are capable of automatic stall detection and prevention … and include an encoder for feedback on motor position.
Q Programmer motion control software on the STM/SWM integrated stepper-motor controls simplifies configuration to specific conveyor requirements. In addition, EtherNet/IP communications replace noisy analog signals … and eliminate the need to run long signal wires from as many as 100 motors to a central PLC. That lets even the most advanced conveyors coordinate high-speed maneuvers with precision.
Applied Motion Products specializes in high-precision, cost-effective motion control products including stepper and servo motors, drives, controllers, gearheads, and power supplies. The company serves a diverse industrial and OEM customer base with both standard and customized products. With in-depth motor and control expertise, Applied Motion Products works with customers from initial concept and design through finished product and production to provide the best motion control solutions to a range of markets.