A Three Axis, competitively priced, configurable Stepper Controller

The MSS-856-A-000 3 axis stepper controller can operate as a stand alone unit, or be commanded from HMI, PLC or PC, and is available now from Micromech.

mss_stepper_1For the user wanting a flexible but not fully bespoke system, this cost effective unit comes as a standard platform taking the application close to the operational finishing line for a fraction of the effort and cost of a bespoke system. Therefore the user can be quickly up and running making it ideal for Lab, research and University establishments.

MSS-856-A-0003 axis stepper controller features

  • Compact, free standing desktop unit (562mmW x 420mmD x 211mmH).
  • Powerful Trio MC403 multi-tasking motion controller.
  • Pre-programmed to perform simple motion tasks such as Jogging and move Abs/Inc.
  • Free programming software allowing complex motion programs to be developed.
  • A simple Windows user interface is available, perfect for simple machines and systems.
  • Support for HMI, PLC or PC control over Ethernet or RS232/485. Protocols include Modbus TCP/RTU, Ethernet IP, Hostlink, TCP/IP, Trio ActiveX.
  • Open loop control of any 2-phase hybrid stepper motor up to NEMA42 frame.
  • 1.5 to 4.0 Arms adjustable motor current.
  • 70VDC motor voltage for good high speed performance.
  • Up to 25000 microsteps/rev resolution for smooth motion and high positioning accuracy.
  • Dedicated axis limit and home inputs.
  • 12 User 24vdc digital bi-directional inputs/outputs.
  • 2 User 0-10V analogue Inputs.
  • 2 User /-10V Analogue outputs.
  • 2 User Relay outputs.
  • PLd, SIL3 safety circuit with support for external devices.
  • Supplied with kit of mating half connectors
  • Powered from a 230V, 13A supply

Click here to view the MSS Stepper Controller Datasheet

For further details or assistance specifying the right MSS-856-A-000 controller for your application, contact Micromech on 01376 333333 or Email sales@micromech.co.uk

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KBM frameless kit brushless motors

What is direct drive technology?
With direct drive technology a torque motor is coupled directly to the driven load. This provides a very stiff mechanical connection to the load, eliminating problems associated with couplings, belts and gearboxes.

Kollmorgen KBM
KBM™ Series frameless kit brushless motors are designed to be embedded in your machine. The rotor is supported by machine’s own bearings.
A large selection of standard motors are available or alternatively a bespoke solution incorporating your specific modifications can quickly and cost-effectively create a an exact fit motor which will provide the highest performance and longest life in the most compact space.
Designs, which include special winding configurations, tailored mounting features, diameter and stack length dimensional adjustments, or material variations, are all possible.

Simplified Machine Design.
With a Kollmorgen KBM Solution from Micromech, your machine design is simplified. Noisy mechanical transmissions are eliminated as are the performance limitations associated them.

The direct coupling of a torque motor to a load provides improvements to a machine, unachievable with a more compliant mechanical transmission. Furthermore, expensive maintenance is greatly reduced as the need to adjust belts or pulleys or to lubricate gearboxes is eliminated.

Direct drive frameless vs Conventional Motor Systems
Conventional servo systems with mechanical transmissions limit servo performance and reliability. Typically designs consume more space due to use of transmissions, belt / pulley arrangements and couplings. Additionally maintenance is more extensive. This all adds unnecessary machine down time and costs.

Integration Costs

  • Positional inaccuracies from transmission compliance
  • Mounting and alignment of gearbox / belt / bracket
  • Servo tuning difficulties caused by compliance and backlash
  • Pulley installation and tensioning
  • Oversize motor for inertia matching
  • Extra components – clutch, output shaft feedback device
  • Motor / gearbox mounting Bracket
  • Purchasing and BOM
  • Inventory and Inspection
  • Coordinate multiple lead times

Life Cycle Costs

  • Machine maintenance
  • Belt tensioning and replacement
  • Gearbox lubrication and replacement
  • Increasing backlash due to wearing gears
  • Costs to support field failures
  • Unscheduled down time
  • Belt breakageBelt slippage
  • Gearbox failure
  • Reduced throughput due to compliance and settling

Micromech engineers have assisted many of our customers with specification of a KBM frameless motor solution. Contact us for further information on the wide variety of pre-engineered options and configurations available or send us your exact requirements for a custom solution for your application.

Tel 01376 333333 or Email sales@micromech.co.uk.