Stepper Drivers with Controllers
Take control of your motion requirements with Anaheim Automation's low-cost stepper motor drivers packaged with controllers, indexers or pulse generators. With several options to choose from, you can select the right stepper motor driver and controller for your project. Drivers that are matched with Programmable Stepper Motor Controllers include their own software at no additional charge, making it a great package at an economical price. Also offered are drivers matched with Manual Preset Indexers and simple Ramping Pulse Generators.
- Driver Type: Drivers/Pulse Generators
- Current Range: 0.5 to 10.0 Amps
- Bilevel and Microstep Drivers
- PCB, Modular/Enclosed Packaging Styles
- Offered as Single-Axis Units
- Driver, Pulse Generator and Power Supply Packages
- Driver Type: Drivers/ Preset Indexers
- Current Range: 0.5 to 12.5 Amps
- High-Performance, Bilevel and Microstep Drivers
- Offered as One or Two-Axis Units
- Counter Modules Available Separately
- Driver, Indexer and Power Supply Packages
- Driver Type: Drivers/Controllers
- Current Range: 0.5 to 10.0 Amps
- Bilevel and Microstep Drivers
- Modular and Enclosed Packaging Styles
- Single-Axis, Daisy-Chained for Multi-Axes
- Driver, Controller and Power Supply Packages
- Easy-to-Use, FREE Software with Purchase
Fundamentals of Stepper Drivers with Controllers
- Tech Tip - Anaheim Automation Solves Customer's Motion Control Problems
- Stepper Drivers With Controllers - Accessories
- Stepper Drivers With Controllers - Applications
- Stepper Drivers With Controllers - Customization
- Stepper Drivers With Controllers - Environmental Considerations
- Stepper Drivers With Controllers - Mounting
- Stepper Drivers With Controllers - Types
- Stepper Drivers With Controllers - Wiring
- Application Note - Microstep Drivers Head Out to Sea
For many years, Anaheim Automation has been identified as an exceptional supplier of motion control components. The company's high performance bi-level drivers, Control Links, and Driver Packs epitomize the innovative aspects of their product line. Behind every Anaheim Automation product is a substantial amount of research and development, backed by a production facility that has the capacity to deal with all phases of producing these products.
Over the years, Anaheim Automation has utilized their capabilities to solve motion control problems on a custom basis for numerous clients such as aerospace contractors, motion picture studios, research facilities, step motor companies, and a broad range of automated equipment manufacturers. The company has a brilliantly innovative engineering staff that includes automation experts and programmers. Supplementing this staff is a drafting department with a computer-aided design system for fast production of quality drawings and support materials.
Anaheim Automation also has a complete sheet metal shop that is equipped with automated machines, such as a CNC turret punch press that turns out Driver and controller chassis and other packaging in just minutes per item. The company also has a talented group of individuals that assemble and test all products. They are able to put together products with top-quality equipment specially designed to meet customers' requirements.
Some of Anaheim Automations custom projects include a custom controller for a thread mill, a 15-axis control computer for a wind tunnel project, custom Driver Packs for interlocked film projection, an automated control system, a lathe, and a computerized step motor tester for a motor manufacturer, among many others over the years. Anaheim Automation has proven that it can provide practical, economical solutions for customers' motion control applications.
If your company needs assistance in this area, Anaheim Automation can utilize their resources to satisfy both your requirements and your budget!
Low-priced Stepper Drivers With Controllers from Anaheim Automation let you be in control of your motion requirements, they are sold with drivers and motors. The programmable Stepper Drivers With Controllers and stepper drivers undoubtedly are a cost-effective package; these are matched together and include their own software for no added charge. Additionally offered are drivers matched with Manual Preset Indexers and basic Ramping Pulse Generators. Moreover, Stepper Drivers With Controllers and drivers combinations can be affixed to the back of the stepper motor. Stepper Drivers With Controllers, indexers and pulse generators can be bought separately from the stepper driver, as an accessory. Stepper Drivers With Controllers system requirements including motors, cables, drivers, transformers, gearboxes, encoders, and power supplies are offered to complete your product; these items are puchased separately.
OEM and user accounts can both select the economical Stepper Drivers With Controllers, driver and motor product lines offered by Anaheim Automation with positive outcome. Anaheim Automation's clients for the Stepper Drivers With Controllers, driver and motor product lines are distinct: industrial companies working with or designing automated machinery or processes that consist of food, conveyor belts, cosmetics or medical packaging, labeling or tamper-evident requirements, cut-to-length applications, assembly, material handling, special filming and projection effects, inspection and security devices, pump flow control, robotics, metal fabrication (CNC machinery), and equipment upgrades. The frequent uses out of these is that the Stepper Drivers With Controllers, driver and motor systems are motion systems that need position control.
Anaheim Automation contains a design concept that reduces faults and wiring time, thus making selection easier. This layout for Stepper Drivers With Controllers is one that integrates a stepper motor and its subsidiary driver in one unit. With friendly support service and professional application assistance, Anaheim Automation often outshines the customer's expectations for fulfilling specific Stepper Drivers With Controllers, driver and motor requirements, in addition to other motion control needs.
NOTE: Technical guidance regarding the Stepper Drivers With Controllers is available at no charge. The assistance offered along with any selection, quotation, or application recommendation for Stepper Drivers With Controllers, or any other product, supplied from Anaheim Automation's staff, its' representatives or distributors, are only for the customer; this counselling is offered to help the customer for a specialized application in choosing Anaheim Automation products. In all cases, determination of fitness of the Stepper Drivers With Controllers in a specific system application is solely the customers' responsibility. Advice and documents are for reference only and are subject to adjust without notice; this includes technical data and illustrations produced in relation to the Stepper Drivers With Controllers in a specific application. Anaheim Automation is in no event accountable or at fault for indirect or consequential damages resulting from the use or application of the Stepper Drivers With Controllers. Personal injury or death, property damage, and/or economic loss could result from improper use of Stepper Drivers With Controllers in an application.
Established in 1966, Anaheim Automation began as a manufacturer of motion control "turnkey" systems. Advanced Stepper Drivers With Controllers, driver and motor products are continuing to be released because of Anaheim Automation's emphasis regarding R&D. Today, Anaheim Automation ranks on the list of leading manufacturers and distributor of motion control products, a position enhanced by its excellent history for quality products at competitive prices. The Stepper Drivers With Controllers, driver and motor product lines are no exception to the Company's goal.
Anaheim Automation offers a large selection of standard Stepper Drivers With Controllers, drivers and motors merchandise. Customization of Stepper Drivers With Controllers means that they have been revised to meet the requirements of a particular application; these are sometimes preferred from OEM customers with middle all the way to large quantity requirements. Often the customization is as simple as mounting dimensions, sheet metal, colors, or a label along with their name and part number. Also, a customer might require that Stepper Drivers With Controllers meet a preferrred specification.
Stepper Drivers With Controllers and driver product lines that are customized to permit more flexibility, system efficiency, and even creative imagination from engineers. Buyers appreciate the efficiency of the "one-stop shop," and the cost savings of custom Stepper Drivers With Controllers design, and additionally, engineers are pleased with Anaheim Automation's committed involvement in their specified Stepper Drivers With Controllers system.
Anaheim Automation's standard Stepper Drivers With Controllers product line is a cost-effective solution, in that they are identified for their rugged construction and great performance. A significant size of its sales growth has come from dedicated engineering, friendly customer service and professional application guidance, often surpassing the customer's expectations for completing their custom requirements. The Anaheim Automation company takes pride in its traditional stock base located in Anaheim, California, USA; even though a suitable portion of Stepper Drivers With Controllers and driver sales includes special, custom, or personal labeling requirements. If your design needs custom Stepper Drivers With Controllers and/or driver, get hold of the factory for details. A nominal quantity and/or a one-time Engineering (NRE) fee is required to make customization of these products affordable.
Each request for a customized or designed Stepper Drivers With Controllers or driver must have a NCNR (non-cancelable-non-returnable) agreement agreed upon by the customer. All Sales, including a customized Stepper Drivers With Controllers or driver, are made pursuant to Anaheim Automation's general Terms and Conditions, and are in lieu of any other indicated or implied terms, including but not limited to any implied warranties.
Businesses operating or designing automated machinery or techniques that involve food, cosmetics, medical packaging, conveyor, assembly, labeling or tamper-evident conditions, robotics, material handling, cut-to-length applications, pump flow control, medical diagnostics, examination and security devices, metal fabrication, special filming and projection effects, and equipment renovations are just some of the customers that Anaheim Automation provides to for their Stepper Drivers With Controllers and driver needs. Numerous OEM customers ask that we "private-label" the Stepper Drivers With Controllers and/or driver, to ensure that their customers stay true to them for servicing, replacements and repairs.
PLEASE NOTE: Technical assistance for products distributed or designed including Stepper Drivers With Controllers, driver and motor products from Anaheim Automation are currently free of charge. The assistance offered in conjunction with any selection, quotation, or application recommendation for Stepper Drivers With Controllers, or any other product, supplied from Anaheim Automation's staff, its' representatives or distributors, are only for the customer; this assistance is offered to help the customer for a specialized application in choosing Anaheim Automation products. It is the obligation of the customer themselves to establish the fitness of the Stepper Drivers With Controllers in a specific system application, whatever the case. Though every attempt is made to offer solid advice relating to the Stepper Drivers With Controllers in a specific application, and to produce technical data and illustrations accurately, such suggestions and documents are for reference only, and susceptible to change without notice.
These environmental and safety considerations must be seen through during all phases of operation, service and repair of the Stepper Drivers With Controllers system. Inability to comply with these precautions violates safety standards of design, manufacture and intended use of the Stepper Drivers With Controllers, driver and motor. Please note that even a well-built Stepper Drivers With Controllers operated and installed improperly, can be hazardous. Safety measure must be observed by the user with respect to the load and operating surroundings. The customer is ultimately accountable for the suitable selection, installation, and operation of the Stepper Drivers With Controllers, driver and motor system.
The atmosphere in which a Stepper Drivers With Controllers is used should be favorable to good general procedures of electrical/electronic equipment. Do not operate the Stepper Drivers With Controllers in the existence of flammable gases, dust, oil, vapor or moisture. For outdoor use, the Stepper Drivers With Controllers, driver and motor must be protected from the elements by an adequate cover, while still providing adequate air flow and cooling. Dampness may cause an electrical shock hazard and/or generate system breakdown. Attributed consideration should be given to the avoidance of liquids and vapors of any kind. Contact the factory should your application require certain IP ratings. It is clever to install the Stepper Drivers With Controllers, driver and motor in an environment that is totally free from condensation, electrical noise, vibration and electrical shock.
In addition, it is preferable to work with the Stepper Drivers With Controllers system in a non-static safety environment. Open circuitry should always be effectively guarded and/or enclosed to prevent unauthorized human contact with live circuits. No work should be conducted while power is applied to the Stepper Drivers With Controllers. Don't plug in or unplug the connectors when power is ON. Wait for at least 5 minutes before doing inspection work on the Stepper Drivers With Controllers, driver and motor system once turning power OFF, due to the fact even after the power is turned off, there will still often be some electrical energy remaining in the internal circuitry.
Plan the installation of the Stepper Drivers With Controllers, driver and motor in a system design that is free from debris, such as metal debris from cutting, drilling, tapping, and welding, or any other unusual material that could come in contact with circuitry. Failure to prevent debris from entering the Stepper Drivers With Controllers system migh result in damage and/or shock.
The following information is intended as a general guideline for the installation and mounting of the Stepper Drivers With Controllers, driver and motor system. WARNING - Dangerous voltages capable of causing injury or death may be present in the Stepper Drivers With Controllers, driver and motor system. Use extreme care when handling, testing, and adjusting during installation, set-up, and operation. The wiring is a vital part of the Stepper Drivers With Controllers, driver and motor and needs to be considered before the installation and mounting occurs.
Subpanels installed inside the enclosure for mounting Stepper Drivers With Controllers, driver, motor and system parts, must be a flat, rigid surface that will be free from shock, vibration, oil, moisture, vapors, or dust. The layout of the Stepper Drivers With Controllers, driver and motor is very important; how you set it up may help some of the system's needs, such as heat emission. The enclosure does have a maximum ambient temperature rating; be sure you address this when sizing it. Adequate air-flow is recommended for the Stepper Drivers With Controllers and driver mounting and positioning. The Stepper Drivers With Controllers, along with the driver and motor, should be mounted in a steady fashion, attached tightly. As a side note, the least possible distance of 10 millimeters is necessary between Stepper Drivers With Controllers system and any other systems mounted in the system, electrical panel, or cabinet.
NOTE: In order to comply with UL and CE specifications, the Stepper Drivers With Controllers system must be grounded in a grounded conducive enclosure offering safety as defined in standard EN 60529 (IEC 529) to IP55 such that they are not reachable to the operator or unskilled person. Protection to IP66 can be obtained through a NEMA 4X enclosure, as this exceeds the requirements. The stepper motor should be kept out of reach of the operator as with any moving part in a system. To strengthen the bond between the power rail and the subpanel, build your subpanel using a zinc-plated (paint-free) steel. Electric noise can impact the Stepper Drivers With Controllers and other motion components; therefore it is recommended to protect them. Disturbance from signal wires can trigger mechanical vibration and malfunctions.
Anaheim Automation's Stepper Drivers With Controllers series lets you control your personal motion control necessities at a cheap price. The Stepper Drivers With Controllers product line is created to make them the most cost-effective stepper drivers with controllers and driver preference. These products are separated into packaging designs that are made to fit a system structured budget. Stepper Drivers With Controllers products are usually distributed with drivers, motors, and/or a power supply. It is very easy to find out the perfect Stepper Drivers With Controllers for the job in question with countless options to select from. Pulse Generators, Preset Indexers, and Programmable Indexers are the three styles that Stepper Drivers With Controllers products are split up into. Stepper drivers that are matched with Programmable Stepper Drivers With Controllers include their own software at no additional charge, making it a great package at an economical price. Furthermore, Stepper Drivers With Controllers can be matched with a driver and fixed to a motor, in one smooth and economical package.
The following material is designed as a general guide for wiring of the Anaheim Automation Stepper Drivers With Controllers, driver and motor product lines. Don't forget that when you route power and signal wiring on a machine or system, radiated noise from the nearby relays, transformers, and other electronic devices can be induced into the Stepper Drivers With Controllers, driver and motor, and encoder signals, input/output communications, and other susceptible low voltage signals. Transmission errors and system faults can result from these problems. Caution - Hazardous voltages capable of causing injury or death, can be present in the Stepper Drivers With Controllers system. Use intense caution when handling, wiring, testing, and adjusting throughout installation, set-up and operation. Don't make extreme adjustments orchanges to the Stepper Drivers With Controllers, driver and motor system parameters, which can bring about mechanical vibration and result in failure and/or loss. It is damaging to the lifetime of the Stepper Drivers With Controllers and driver system and will result in increased aging of the internal components, if you frequently transition On and then Off the power supply; for better results, after you wire the Stepper Drivers With Controllers, driver, and motor, do not run the Stepper Drivers With Controllers or driver by switching the power supply exclusively.
Strictly conform to the following rules:
• The collaboration you choose for your Stepper Drivers With Controllers, motor, and driver should always go along with the specific Wiring Diagram.
• Try to make all cable routes as short as possible.
• Reduced voltage and high voltage power cables should be routed on their own.
• Make separate input power wiring and Stepper Drivers With Controllers, driver and motor power cables away from control wiring and motor feedback cables as they leave the stepper driver and motor. Keep this separation throughout the wire run.
• Make use of shielded cable for power wiring and allow a grounded 360 degree clamp termination towards the enclosure wall. Allow for accommodation on the sub-panel for wire flexes.
NOTE: Production line made cables are recommended for use in our Stepper Drivers With Controllers, driver and motor systems. These types of cables are purchased separately, and are designed to minimize EMI. These cables are recommended over customer-built cables to optimize system performance and to provide additional safety for the Stepper Drivers With Controllers, driver and motor system and also the user.
WARNING - To prevent the possibility of electrical shock, accomplish all mounting and wiring of the Stepper Drivers With Controllers system prior to applying power. When power is applied, connection terminals might have voltage present.
One of Anaheim Automation's customers is known for a number of undersea products, including a variety of instruments and high-pressure cleaning equipment to keep submerged portions of oil platforms free of marine growth. Many of their technicians and engineers over the years, have collaborated and collected hundreds of years of experience in solving problems that deal with the undersea environment.
Once technology advanced, the company focused on developing both custom and commercial lines of computer-controlled, free-swimming, unmanned, submarines for researching, exploration, and maintenance applications. For several of the models, precise motion control became necessary to operate them, and Anaheim Automation helped by supplying micro stepper drives to them. Having a torpedo-like appearance, the AUV's (Autonomous Undersea Vehicle) typically had a 21 inch diameter, and were 15 feet long with a rounded nose and a tale equipped with a vertical rudder and a horizontal elevator. They could range over more than a 100-mile radius and can dive to 2,000 feet or more, depending on its purpose. They can cost anywhere from hundreds of thousands of dollars to several million.
Typically, an AUV could be programmed to head north for 25 minutes and then brush back and forth over an area on the bottom as it traveled back to the launch area. Engineers had the idea to combine artificial intelligence with undersea technology to create vehicles that could follow instructions and act on their own. The artificial intelligence is necessary because it is difficult to accomplish high speed communication through water, so it allows the AUV to deal with unexpected obstacles such as strong currents, for example.
AUV's are equipped with configurations such as side-scanning SONAR, LIDAR (a system similar to RADAR), and cameras, in order to aid in underwater explorations, mapping, and searches. However, fitting the AUV's with this equipment is not without tradeoffs. It takes a large portion of volume to power an AUV with on-board equipment; batteries take up much of the needed equipment space, thus power is allocated carefully.
One way power is conserved is in the steering system. Even a small change in the rudder and elevator can significantly change the direction of the vessel. Any additional angle is considered over steering, and thus is a noteworthy waste of power. Step motors and stepper drives actually help to control the fine alterations in the rudder and elevator. There is an on-board computer that controls the steering surfaces, and in times where steering is critical or power is at a premium, micro stepper drives provided by Anaheim Automation are used.
When batteries are charged, the power is 140 volts DC and 105 volts when the batteries are low. Anaheim Automation developed light-weight compact microstepper drives to operate within the range of 100-150-volt operation. The divide-by-ten stepper drives use opto-isolated inputs to revive clock and direction signals from the computer. This information is then converted into the 5.5-amps-per-phase output required to operate the steering step motors at 2,000 steps per revolution.
Currently, the firs AUV with microstep steering is undergoing multiple tests in the ocean, as do many AUV vessels. As the operators gain more confidence, more control is transferred to the on-board computer. Eventually, the AUV will be sent out on its own, without an operator to compute multifaceted sea assignments.
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