Stepper motors offer a wide variety of control options. Stepper controllers are available with single or multiple axis motion devices. Unlike DC or AC motors which run continuously, stepper motors take a discrete number of steps to complete a revolution. These steps are sufficiently small that it often looks like continuous motion to the casual observer. Software commands issued to a stepper motor cause the motor to move a specified number of steps which is the basis of the motion control.
All MTS stepper controllers include micro-stepping which allows the user to set the motor resolution from as little as 200 steps per revolution, to 400, 800, 1000, 1600, 2000, 3200, 500, 6400, 10,000, 12,800, 20,000, 25,000, 25,600, 40,000, 50,000 and as many as 51,200 per revolution.
If desired, a rotary encoder can be included with the motor, one can be mounted externally on the rotating shaft or a linear encoder can be mounted directly on the traveling member. These are optional and are not included in our standard pricing shown on this web site. Given the number of possible permutations and different user requirements, posting that level of detail is not practical.
Using our software and controller, communication to the PC is via the Terminal function (native in all versions of Windows®) over RS232 / USB. Labview® also supports the Terminal function and sample VIs are available.
The MTS controller is current and voltage-matched to our supplied motors. (If motors from another source are to be used with our controller, contact us with motor specifications to ensure a good match.)
Available in 110 VAC or 220 VAC, 50-60 Hz