Applied Motion Products (www.applied-motion.com) has introduced its latest step motor driver that features advanced anti-resonance algorithm for fast settling times and maximum torque utilization — the STAC5 step motor driver.
Fitted in a compact package, the new step motor driver, with integrated HT23 motor offers up to five amps per phase and is available in 220 VAC and 120 VAC versions.
The STAC5 is available in two options — the S models and the Q models.
Using the SCL language, the S models accept analog input, step and direction, joystick control as well as streaming host commands. The models include a 12-bit analog input, four digital inputs and two digital outputs.
Meanwhile, the Q models provide extra standalone programmable operations utilizing the Q programming language. This language offers high-level features that include complex motion, conditional programming, multi-tasking, register access, math functions and more. The models also include a 12 bit analog input, 12 digital inputs and six digital outputs.
The STAC5 series also features 100 Mbit Ethernet communication which it uses to configure the motor. The Ethernet interface also supports the Q and SCL languages over standard Ethernet cabling, protocols and addressing.
The new step motor driver also comes with an encoder feedback option, which offers position verification, stall prevention and/or stall detection. The company’s proprietary stall prevention algorithm automatically reduces acceleration or speed to avoid motor stalls while monitoring rotor lag, to allow 100 percent torque utilization.