Applied Motion Products is pleased to announce the addition of six integrated drive+motors to our line of Ethernet and EtherNet/IP motion control products. The new STM24 models fuse a high performance motion controller with 100 MBit Ethernet communications to a high torque NEMA24 step motor. Connecting to an Allen-Bradley ControlLogix, CompactLogix or MicroLogix PLC? EtherNet/IP is also available. All STM24 models provide 340 ounce inches of torque, easily overpowering size 23 motors but still mounting in an NEMA23 form factor. All models are available with an optional 4000 count/rev optical encoder, safely housed inside, that can detect and prevent motor stalls using Applied Motion's proprietary stall prevention algorithm.
Our auto tuned digital current control provides smooth, quiet motion, while an advanced anti-resonance algorithm with electronic damping allows for maximum torque utilization, rapid acceleration, and fast settling times. Software applications can communicate with the STM24 in real time, using the SCL and Q languages over standard 100 megabit Ethernet cabling, addressing and protocols. Ethernet can transmit data at 100 times the speed of CANopen and more than 1000 times faster than RS-232 and RS-485. The number and types of devices that can share a network are practically unlimited. Even if you are just programming a Q drive for standalone operation, the Ethernet option can be more convenient than chasing down a USB-serial converter and trying to remember which COM port it uses. Just plug the drive into your office network, install our free, easy to use software, and you’re ready for programming and configuration.