Posts Tagged 'Stepper Systems'

Visit us at the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show this week

Visit Electromate at the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show this week.
September 28 – October 1, 2015

Location:  International Centre, Mississauga, Ontario
http://cmts.ca/
We are in Booth #1616

Motion Control Technology Handbook

Published by Manufacturing Automation

Manufacturing AUTOMATION’s ‘Motion Control Technology Handbook’ is a digital magazine that focuses on Automation and Motion Control products and systems.  Posted on MA’s website as an interactive flip-style magazine, the Technology Handbook provides market information, technical product information, tutorial video’s, white papers as well as trends within the Motion Control Industry.

Motion Control Technology Handbook

 

This is a must-read for all to OEM machine builders, end users and system integrators.  Click on the link below to view the Handbook.

http://mfgautomation.techhandbook.dgtlpub.com/2013/2013-11-30/home.php

Tags:  Motion Control, Motor Control, Machine Control, Servo Systems, Stepper Systems

Choosing Between Servo and Stepper Motors

The choice between a servo and stepper motor is an important decision in any system design.  In general, the higher the performance requirement (high precision, variable load, high duty cycle, high torque vs. speed)  the more likely a servo will be the choice.   Where purchase cost is critical, performance is not crucial, and simple set-up is needed, a stepper solution is a cost-effective option.

The following chart compares the performance of brush/brushless servo and stepper motors:

Servo Motors vs. Stepper Motors

With stepper motors, closing the position loop via an encoder is not an effective means of providing increased precision.  Whereas the encoder will provide  position  verification, the step motor is unable to “servo” to ensure high dynamic performance and repeatability.   Adding an encoder  and using  a microstep driver makes the relative costs of servo and stepper systems roughly  equivalent, yet the performance remains decidedly better with servos.

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

Motion Control Terminology Primer

Motion Control Terminology Primer

Motion Control Terminology Primer

What makes a bus based Motion Controller deterministic?   What are the three types of Step Motors?   What is the difference between an Absolute Encoder and a Resolver?

These questions (and many more) are quickly answered in a free User Friendly 2page ‘Motion Control Terminology’ Primer.

The Primer covers the following topics:

  • Motion Control
  • Motion Controllers
  • Drives and Amplifiers
  • Motors
  • Feedback Sensors
  • Mechanical Systems

Click on the link below to download the free ‘Motion Control Terminology’ Primer.

http://www.electromate.com/db_support/downloads/MotionControlTerminologyPrimerv2.pdf

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

Join the New LinkedIn Group ‘Motion Control Fundamentals’

Motion Control Fundamentals LinkedIn Group

Motion Control Fundamentals LinkedIn Group

Created by Electromate.com, this Technical Group strives to advance the knowledge of the fundamentals of Electro-mechanical Motion Control.  We welcome regular posts by group members of any Technical Notes & White Papers, Video’s, Webinars, Podcasts, Engineering Formulae, Sizing Software, etc., related to the discipline of Motion Control.  We appreciate your participation and encourage your comments.

If you are novice or technically proficient user of Motion Control products/systems, please join this group.  No Job Postings please.

Click on the link below to join now.

http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Motion-Control-Fundamentals-4883684/about

Tags: Motion Control, Motor Control, Machine Control, Mechatronics, High-Tech Systems, Robotics, Automation, Servo Systems, Stepper Systems, Linear Motion, Rotary Motion, Technology, Mechanical Motion Control

3 Minute Video: Wiring Optoisolated Outputs

Galil Wiring Optoisolated Outputs Video

Galil Wiring Optoisolated Outputs Video

Galil’s latest generation motion controllers and PLCs come standard with optoisolated outputs.   This video is aimed at educating those new to optoisolated outputs or new to our products that want to know the different benefits and limitations to each of our options as well as how to properly wire them.

More information on Galil’s Family of High Performance Multi-Axis Motion Controllers can be viewed at-

http://www.electromate.com/products/?partner=1031080104

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

Improving High-Speed Performance of Hybrid Stepper Motors

Stepper Motors from Electromate

Stepper Motors from Electromate

Experts pretty much agree that motor torque is proportional to motor current and motor speed is proportional to drive supply voltage, but do you know when this might not be true?  This paper reviews the performance of constant current stepper drive across the motor speed range and the impact of the motor’s inductance, back-EMF and supply voltage on both low speed and high speed operation.

Download Now

This Free Resource White Paper is provided by Machine Design and ElectroCraft.

More information on the Hybrid Stepper Motors from Electromate can be viewed at

http://www.electromate.com/products/?c=Stepper+Motors

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


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