SureStep motor/drives are available with industry-standard NEMA 17, 23, and 24 mounting flanges and provide holding torque from 54 to 340 oz-in. The integrated drive/motor units combine accurate position and speed control with microstepping to smooth motion and step response. E models include encoders. Advanced R models include indexer, communications options and more.
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Would you buy this item again? Yes
I'm using this integrated stepper motor with a BRX PLC. The built in encoder is unable to connect directly to a CTRIO or BRX PLC due to a disparity in voltage. The encoder runs on 5vdc, the steps and direction pins run on 5-24 vdc, the motor runs on 12-70 vdc, and the PLC runs on 12-24 VDC. I intended to run the motor at 48vdc for better power efficency, so I planned on having a 24 VDC and a 48VDC, but the 5VDC for the encoder is really a dumb problem to have. You can't plug the encoder output directly into the PLC because the voltage is too low. The PLC won't be able to read the signal. I think it is terribly annoying that I have to run 3 different power supplies to get the job done, but it is much worse that I had to spend another $115 on a FC-ISO-C module just to be able to connect the encoder. But the worst part is that I didn't have any idea that I would need the extra module so I didn't buy it in the first place and now it is slowing me down to have to wait several additional days to receive it. (Granted AD shipping is quite fast!) If the adapter module was plainly and expressly declared as required to operate the motor in the listing when I bought the motor I would be much more satisfied. While Tech support was able to help me resolve this, it was a pretty dumb problem that should have been resolved by design in the first place. If the encoder could go up to 24vdc it would be a much better design, or if the FC-ISO-C module was just included with the motor in the first place. I don't imagine very many people are running these expensive steppers with Arduino.2 of 2 people found this review helpful.