Advanced microstepping drive

The STR2 stepper drive features advanced microstepping and current control with anti-resonance.

07/26/2012


The STR2 stepper drive features advanced microstepping and current control with anti-resonance. Courtesy: Servo2GoThe STR2 stepper drive from Servo2Go is a compact, digital step and direction drive for OEM applications requiring basic step and direction control of a 2-phase step motor. The STR2 outputs up to 2.2 A/phase to the step motor, and is compatible with a variety of 2-phase step motors that have been selected to optimize performance of both the drive and motor.

The STR2 drive features advanced microstepping performance and sophisticated current control with anti-resonance. Anti-resonance electronically damps motor and system resonances, which improves motor smoothness and torque over a wide speed range.

Each STR2 step motor drive operates in either Step and Direction or Pulse/Pulse control mode. Selecting between these two modes is done by moving a jumper located under the cover of the drive. Each STR2 drive can microstep up to 20,000 steps/rev with a 1.8ยบ step motor (1/100 step), and can even microstep the step motor when the command pulses are low resolution. This feature is called Microstep Emulation. All drive setup is done via dip switches on the side of the drive, including motor selection, running current, idle current, and step resolution.

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- Edited by Chris Vavra, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com