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Ethernet communications capability added to integrated stepper motor/drives

31st May 2013


Applied Motion Products has added six integrated drive+motors to its line of Ethernet and EtherNet/IP motion control products.
 
The new STM24 models fuse a high performance motion controller with 100 MBit Ethernet communications to a high torque NEMA24 step motor. Connecting to an Allen-Bradley ControlLogix, CompactLogix or MicroLogix PLC? EtherNet/IP is also available.  
 
All STM24 models provide 340 ounce inches of torque, easily overpowering size 23 motors but still mounting in an NEMA23 form factor.  

All models are available with an optional 4000 count/rev optical encoder, safely housed inside, that can detect and prevent motor stalls using Applied Motion's proprietary stall prevention algorithm.  

The auto tuned digital current control provides smooth, quiet motion, while an advanced anti-resonance algorithm with electronic damping allows for maximum torque utilization, rapid acceleration, and fast settling times.  
Software applications can communicate with the STM24 in real time, using the SCL and Q languages over standard 100 megabit Ethernet cabling, addressing and protocols.  

Ethernet can transmit data at 100 times the speed of CANopen and more than 1000 times faster than RS-232 and RS-485.  The number and types of devices that can share a network are practically unlimited.
 
For more information, www.applied-motion.com









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