Stepper Drivers with Oscillators

An oscillator is a device that is used to produce pulses for driving a step motor at a preset speed. In microstep drivers, the oscillator is usually incorporated into the hardware construction of the stepper drive. In oscillator mode, the pulse input becomes a run/stop signal: when this signal is set low, the motor accelerates to a preset speed and slews. Raising the input high (to 5 volts) causes the step driver to decelerate to rest. The digital oscillator derives its timing from a quartz crystal for low drift and repeatable ramps. The speed of the oscillator can be set by an on-board potentiometer, or an external pot, or an external 0-5 volt analog signal.

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Step Drivers with Oscillators we Offer

Applied Motion Product's STAC5 Series Stepper Drives – The STAC5 series stepper drives are powerful, two-phase, bipolar step motor drives for high-speed, high-torque applications. With high bus voltage and high current output, STAC5 drives provide even the largest step motors with enough power to get the job done. Features include:

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  • High bus voltage
  • 120 and 220 VAC models
  • Sophisticated current control
  • Advanced anti-resonance algorithm
  • Torque ripple smoothing
  • Fast 10/100 Ethernet port
  • Supports Ethernet UDP & TCP protocols
  • Available with built-in EtherNet/IP communications
  • Stall prevention/detection with encoder feedback
  • Microstepping to 51,200 steps/rev
  • Microstep emulation
  • Idle current reduction

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 STAC6 Series Stepper Drives

Applied Motion Product's STAC6 Series Stepper Drives – The STAC6 series stepper drives are powerful, two-phase, bipolar step motor drives for high-speed, high-torque applications. With high bus voltage and high current output, STAC6 drives provide even the largest step motors with enough power to get the job done. Features include:

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  • High bus voltage
  • Sophisticated current control
  • Advanced anti-resonance algorithm
  • Torque ripple smoothing
  • Stall prevention/detection with encoder feedback
  • Microstepping to 51,200 steps/rev
  • Microstep emulation
  • Idle current reduction

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ST Series Stepper Drives 

Applied Motion Product's ST Series Stepper Drives – The ST stepper drives are a family of compact digital stepper drives with multiple control options and many sophisticated features. The ST drives represent the latest generation of stepper drive technology from Applied Motion. S tep motors run smoother than ever with features such as anti-resonance, torque ripple smoothing, and microstep emulation. Step motors also run faster and with more torque due to the alleviation of mid-band resonance issues. Features include:

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  • Sophisticated current control
  • Advanced anti-resonance algorithm
  • Torque ripple smoothing
  • Microstepping to 51,200 steps/rev
  • Microstep Emulation
  • Idle current reduction
  • Multiple control options
  • RS-232, RS-485, CANopen, Ethernet UDP & TCP, and EtherNet/IP communication options
  • Encoder feedback for improved system performance using Stall Detection, Stall Prevention, and precise alignment to the index pulse
  • Communication options including RS-232/422/485, Ethernet UDP & TCP, CANopen, and EtherNet/IP
  • Third-party HMI compatibility with Q drives
  • User-friendly software for setup and configuration, tuning, and programming

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Kollmorgen Stepper Motor Drives

Kollmorgen offers stepper motor drives with the versatility, ease-of-use and cost-effectiveness to suit virtually any stepper position

Pacific Scientific 6415

ing application. With microstepping capabilities and no need for feedback systems, these stepper drives offer servo-like positioning with less complexity and a lower total cost. Models include:

Pacific Scientific (Kollmorgen) 6415 and 6435 Series

These modular, high-performance microstepping drives support a broad range of requirements. These drives offer excellent value for low voltage DC input-powered applications.

  • Input voltage is from 24 to 75 VDC for a broad range of power sources
  • Output current adjustable from 0.625 to 5 Amps RMS with 3-position DIP switch

Electrocraft Stepper Drives

Electrocraft's SA Series Stepper Drives – The ElectroCraft Stepper drive products are ideal fit for those motion control applications that require a simple solution but must not compromise on performance. These bipolar stepper drive provides microstepping to 1/16 resolution built into a fully enclosed rugged aluminum case. They can be DIN-rail mounted or panel mounted for fast integration. The mode of operation is set by simple DIP switches. Features include an internal oscillator that allows operation of the drive at an internal speed set-point or with an external analog speed reference that can scale this set-point. Both the 5A and the 10A versions of this drive can be powered by the same range of voltage supplies. Features include:

  • DC input power
  • Easy-to-use switches to select functionality
  • Simple screwdriver required for system set-up
  • Common connectors for easy installation

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