JVL has now launched its newest product: ‘QuickStep’ — the integrated step motor. QuickStep will be available in 2 models. The first to reach the market is a model with pulse and direction inputs. The second model will have a position controller with a serial interface, 8 IO´s, and an optional encoder and CANbus interface.
In the past decade, pulse/direction interfaces have become increasingly popular for the control of step and servo motors. This is due to the fact that pulse/direction signals provide a simple and reliable interface which is 100% digital, precise, and offers immediate response. When a pulse is sent, the motor instantaneously moves 1 step forward. For example, if the motor has a resolution of 200 steps/revolution, it will move 1.8 degrees. By changing the frequency of the applied pulse signal, it is possible to accelerate the motor. By counting the number of pulses, the motor’s position can be determined without any error whatsoever. The direction input is used to determine the motor’s direction of rotation.
All the required electronics are integrated in the motor itself in a single compact unit. The motor can be supplied with the connector either on the back or side of the housing. Either a M12 connector, screw terminal or DSUB connector can be supplied. The QuickStep motors, cables and planetary gears can be supplied from stock.