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Stepper Motor Primer

Stepper Motors from Electromate

Stepper Motors from Electromate

There are three basic types of step motors: variable reluctance, permanent magnet and hybrid.  A hybrid step motor is a simple low cost means of providing good motion performance.  Step motors are electromechanical devices that work by dividing shaft rotation into discrete distances called steps. Basically, they are brushless motors which include permanent magnet variable reluctance and hybrid types.  Most step motors are hybrids and feature 200 steps per revolution (1.8 degrees). The magnetic structure of the motor is designed to be incremental in nature i.e one pulse to the motor causes the armature to move one complete step.  At power up, a hybrid step motor could rotate up to ±3.6 degrees in either direction due to the rotor having 200 natural detent positions….

Click on the link below to download this complete white paper.

http://www.electromate.com/db_support/downloads/StepperMotorPrimerv2.pdf

For more information, please contact:

EDITORIAL CONTACT:

Warren Osak
sales@electromate.com
Toll Free Phone:   877-737-8698
Toll Free Fax:       877-737-8699
www.electromate.com

 

Tags:  Step Motor, DC Step Motor, Stepper Motor, BLDC Motor, Automation, Motion Control

Pre-recorded Webinar. EtherCAT as a Master Machine Control Tool

YouTube 50minute Video by Galil Motion Control

Topics include an overview of the communication scheme, physical layout and applications where EtherCAT is the right solution.

There is an increasing demand in the automation and motion control industries for a localized motion control solution that can coordinate motion between multiple remote components. Previously, field bus protocols such as Modbus or Ethernet/IP have been implemented to address remote I/O connectivity. Although successful in moving data across automation networks, these protocols lacked the real time performance necessary for a distributed motion control system.

The EtherCAT communication protocol provides a high speed, low overhead communication scheme that allows efficient, deterministic communication between motion controller and remote components. Based on CANOpen and streamlined specifically for point to point transmission of real time data, the EtherCAT standard is quickly becoming the preferred choice for centralized control of tightly coupled motion between remote components. This presentation is aimed at designers of automation and motion control systems with a basic understanding of Ethernet/IP and EtherCAT communications. Topics will include an overview of the communication scheme, physical layout and applications where EtherCAT is the right solution.

Webinar Presenter: Matt Klint, Galil Motion Control

To watch this pre-recorded Webinar, click on the link below.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNh-dA3LH-o

 

Tags:  EtherCAT, Machine Control, Motion Control, Electromate, Galil, Galil Motion Control, Webinar

Evolution of Ethernet in Control Systems

A new white paper by Galil Motion Control

Ethernet was developed in the 1970’s and was started being used commercially in the 1980’s.  By the end of the 1980’s it was the dominant network technology.  It was initially used to connect computer systems and peripherals in a Local Area Network (LAN) and quickly evolved to be the protocol used for Wide Area Networks (WAN).  Then came the world-wide web and the incorporation of the internet into every aspect of communication.

In the mid to late 1990’s, Ethernet’s popularity spread to control systems.  The engineering team here at Galil Motion Control determined Ethernet was a viable protocol in 1999 and introduced its first Ethernet Motion Controller.  Even today, Ethernet is the most popular method of network communication in control systems….

Click on the link below to read this complete white paper article-

http://www.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?utm_source=MAN-eblast&i=228662&utm_campaign=141016G&utm_medium=email#{“issue_id”:228662,”page”:10}

Power Supply Selection for Servo Amplifiers

White Paper reprint: by Rene Ymzon, Advanced Motion Controls

 

There are several factors to consider when selecting a power supply for servo amplifiers.

1. Power requirements

2. Isolation

3. Regeneration

4. Voltage ripple

Power requirements refers to how much voltage and current will be required by the amplifier(s) in the system.  Isolation refers to whether the power supply needs an isolation transformer.  Regeneration is the energy the power supply needs to absorb during deceleration.  Voltage ripple is the voltage fluctuation inherent in unregulated supplies.

Each consideration is discussed in detail in the following pages [click on the link below…]

http://www.electromate.com/db_support/downloads/ApplicationNote-PowerSupplySelection.pdf

EDITORIAL CONTACT:
Warren Osak
sales@electromate.com
Toll Free Phone:   877-737-8698
Toll Free Fax:       877-737-8699
www.electromate.com

 

Tags:  servo amplifier, power supply, power supply selection, isolation, voltage ripple, regeneration

 

Announcing MOTIONEERING® Online

Announcing MOTIONEERING® Online – Kollmorgen has revamped, modernized and put online one of the most respected applications sizing programs of the last 20 years.  You now can access this application sizing and selection tool where ever you have access to the internet.  This initial launch of MOTIONEERING Online is just a start of a series of releases that will empower you to optimize solutions for your toughest applications.  Sizing frameless motors and drive systems has never been easier.  Using a mechanism project concept for collecting and saving multiple axes of load information, MOTIONEERING® Online can automatically calculate application results and compare against a catalog of systems – recommending the most optimized set of Kollmorgen system solutions available.

Versatile units-of-measure selection options for mechanism and motion profile data-entry, with the ability to convert data into other available units, makes this a convenient international tool.  A user-friendly Help file teaches program functions and algorithms used to provide results.

Register for MOTIONEERING Online today.  Click here to access

 

Motioneering Project Start Screen

Mechanism Projects

  • Direct drive entry, lead screw, conveyor
  • Rack and pinion, nip rolls
  • Direct Drive Rotary
  • Electric cylinder
  • Direct Data Entry
  MOTIONEERING Online Filtered Results

Solution Set Search Screen

  • Color-coded indication of system’s ability to meet application requirements
  • Review system components specifications
  • Save, print, or create a pdf application report
  • Evaluate system performance curve with application points

 

MOTIONEERING® Online  NEW and Improved Features:

  • Inertia Calculator – lets you build up inertia based on odd shapes by additive or subtractive methods
  • Custom motion profile – easy to add entire segments or copy segments to repeat
  • Environmental Factor – takes into account your ambient temperature
  • Project by Project Units – You can tailor your units on a project by project basis, or use the global units settings

Supported Browsers:

  • IE, Chrome, Firefox, Safari

Tags:  Kollmorgen, Motioneering, Sizing Software, Electromate

 

Live Webinar- EtherCAT as a Master Machine Control Tool

Join us for a Live Webinar Presented by Galil Motion Control on March 3, 2015 11:00am EST

There is an increasing demand in the automation and motion control industries for a localized motion control solution that can coordinate motion between multiple remote components.  Previously, field bus protocols such as Modbus or Ethernet/IP have been implemented to address remote I/O connectivity.  Although successful in moving data across automation networks, these protocols lacked the real time performance necessary for a distributed motion control system.

The EtherCAT communication protocol provides a high speed, low overhead communication scheme that allows efficient, deterministic communication between motion controller and remote components.  Based on CANOpen and streamlined specifically for point to point transmission of real time data, the EtherCAT standard is quickly becoming the preferred choice for centralized control of tightly coupled motion between remote components.  This presentation is aimed at designers of automation and motion control systems with a basic understanding of Ethernet/IP and EtherCAT communications.  Topics will include an overview of the communication scheme, physical layout and applications where EtherCAT is the right solution.

Webinar Presenter: Matt Klint, Galil Motion Control

Click on the link below to register for this Live Webinar.

http://www.motioncontrolonline.org/webinars-detail.cfm?id=245

 

Tags:  Galil, Galil Motion Control, Electromate, EtherCAT, Webinar, Machine Control, Automation, Motion Control

 

New Video- Overview of the maxon encoder family

9min YouTube Video

Learn about the different types of encoders and how to select the right one for your application in this short video from the maxon academy.  Click on the image below to view the video.


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