Tuesday, April 17, 2012 3:05:37 PM
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions Introduces DCM4826X Stepper Motor Drive System
WATERBURY, CT - Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, a global manufacturer of linear motion products, announces the release of the DCM4826X stepper motor drive module. The DCM4826X is a bipolar 2 phase chopper drive package rated for a 12-48VDC input voltage and a continuous output current rating of 2.6A rms (3.68A peak) per phase. The drive can be used with rotary stepper motors or stepper motor-based linear actuators and can be configured for full step, half step, or microstep (1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64 step size).
The DCM4826X is perfect in multi-axis stepper motor applications because less overall mounting real-estate is required due to the small size of the drive. In multi-axis motion systems, the space savings becomes greater as more axes are required. The mounting plate of the totally enclosed unit measures a mere 64mm x 60mm (2.5-in x 2.4-in) with mounting hole center-to-center distances of 52mm x 38mm (2.0-in x 1.5-in) respectively. Total thickness of the unit from the mounting plate is 34.4mm (1.4-in).
Integration of the DCM4826X into a motion system is easy. Configuration of the DCM4826X is through the Haydon Kerk PDE User Interface via an RS-485 protocol or a computer USB port (USB to RS-485 converter required - Haydon part# UTR4852). Through the interface, the desired values for Run Current, Hold Current, Delay Time, and Step Size can be set. Once the parameters are programmed, the drive can then accept the pulse, direction, and enable signals from the controller/indexer. The pulse, direction, and enable signals are optically coupled into the drive, providing electrical isolation between the signal and power circuits.
For more information on the wide variety of other linear motion products from Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, visit www.HaydonKerk.com.
About Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc.
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions is a unit of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of $3.0 billion. For more product information and CAD links, visit www.HaydonKerk.com or to contact an engineer to discuss a specific application, telephone Haydon Kerk at 203-756-7441.
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions is the joining of two world-class brands in the field of linear motion: Haydon Switch and Instrument, Inc. and Kerk Motion Products, Inc. Together as Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, they offer a wide range of high-performance and precision linear motion products.
Recognized as a leading manufacturer of stepper motor based linear actuators, rotary motors, lead screw assemblies, and linear rail and guide systems used in niche market applications, Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions has developed industry-renowned brands built upon its technical innovation, versatility, customization, product durability, and dedicated customer service.