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Integrated motors

With CANopen support

Applied Motion Products introduced three models of Stepservo integrated motors. They provide motion control for high throughput applications such as packaging and labeling, automated test and measurement, and automated assembly.

The TSM series (one of the three series’) supports CANopen (Photo: Applied Motion Products)

The company offers three model series’ of the motors that support step and direction, streaming commands, fieldbus communications, and stored Q programming for standalone operations. The TSM series features eight digital inputs, four digital outputs, one analog input, and support CANopen and other communication protocols. Motors are available in various frame sizes, including a Nema 34.

Using closed loop feedback and advanced control technology, the motors create more torque for higher acceleration in meeting faster machine cycles that results in greater productivity. They also operate cooler and more quietly than standard motors by drawing just enough current to control the load, said the company. In fact, they automatically reduce current to the motor when the load is not demanding torque and provide reductions of 10 dB in noise due to less current in the motor windings.

“Our Stepservo integrated motors combine a high-resolution incremental encoder and closed-loop servo firmware to create peak torques up to 50 % higher than open loop step motors, as well as cooler and quieter operation,” explained Eric Rice, Marketing Director, Applied Motion Products. “As motor power consumption is often an issue for faster machines, our Stepservo integrated motors consume less power to reduce operating costs.”

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