Servo2Go.com (www.servo2go.com) has added eight new STM23 stepper motor models to its range of Ethernet and EtherNet/IP motion control products.
Manufactured by Applied Motion Products (www.applied-motion.com), the new product seamlessly combines a high torque NEMA23 step motor with a high performance motion controller offering 100 Mbit Ethernet communications. The new stepper motor can also be connected to an Allen-Bradley CompactLogix, ControlLogix or MicroLogix PLC. EtherNet/IP.
The STM23Q-3Ex delivers 210 ounce inches of torque, while the STM23Q-2Ex generates 125 ounce inches. These models are equipped with a 4000 count/rev optical encoder to prevent and detect motor stalls using proprietary stall prevention algorithm from Applied Motion.
Meanwhile, the STM23’s advanced anti-resonance algorithm and electronic damping allows for rapid acceleration, maximum torque utilization and fast settling times, while its auto tuned digital current control offers quiet, smooth motion.
The STM23 allows communication with software applications in real time, using the Q and SCL languages over standard 100 megabit Ethernet cabling, protocols and addressing. Ethernet has the capability to transmit data 100 times faster than CANopen and 1000 faster than RS-485 and RS-232. In addition, it can also share a network with almost any device.
Thus, the Ethernet provides a customer programming a Q drive for standalone operation a more convenient option than using a USB serial converter. For easy programming and configuration, customers will simply have to plug the drive into the office network and install the easy to use and free software.