Today, we present our newest motor controller: the IKS-32 SEAL. This stepper motor controller is an intelligent compact controller which is able to maneuver 3 axes. The compact Trinamik chips used in this model make it possible for the motor controller to be no larger than a bar of chocolate. This has to do with the fact that these chips produce very little heat and therefore it does not require a heatsink and fan assembly.
Applications include laboratory equipment, 3D printers, compact CNC machines, and lighting and camera positioning systems. The types of movements are similar, in fact, to the action of turning on a water faucet by hand, but with computer-controller automation and precision. The motor controller is only limited by the number of axes and the current draw.
Many customer build the motor controller directly into their devices, but we can also create housing assemblies to protect the electronics. The motor controllers, which begin at €499, have an array of great features.
Specifications of the IKS-32SEAL Stepper Motor Controller
- 24 Volt
- 2A peak
- 1,4A rms
- Both directions of each axis fully compatible with 24v connectors
- TMCL Scripting, Stand Alone
Stepper motors typically move at about 200 steps per revolution, which may sound like a lot, but for some very exact applications is still too imprecise. In order to improve this, a strategy known as microstepping is employed, and, in this case, the motors can make tiny precise movements by making 256 additional intermediate microsteps.
coolStep™ technology reduces the power consumption of stepper motors in order to ensure the optimum amount of power is supplied to the motor, thereby decreasing the temperature of the motor without the need for an expensive sensor.
If a stepper motor is given a greater load than anticipated, steps may be lost which results in an inconsistency in the location of the motor. Essentially, the controller can no longer how far the motor has turned and the entire operation becomes unsynchronized. stallGuard2™ resists this through specialized software and electronics so that the motor is not overloaded. This technology, because it is not as complex as an encoder, costs only a fraction of the price. Encoders, which are housed inside the motor in order to read its current position, are often more expensive than the motor itself.
While not yet very common, integrated LAN interfaces are extremely useful and popular on a stepper motor controller. This enables network communication directly with the controller and can allow, for instance, access to the data on the controller from anywhere on a corporate network.
RS232 an older interface that is still often utilized in the industry because of its simplicity; it requires very little specialized hardware and software to use.
If the device requires certain information for motor control, and LCD display makes it easy to monitor data relevant to the controller and the motors. The exact output can be programmed quite simply and can be done either by the customer or it can be preprogrammed by us.
No device is really complete these days without the ubiquitous USB interface.
3 Differential ABN Encoder Inputs
With ABN encoders it is easy to monitor the position even on challenging positioning tasks.
10 x 24V Digital Inputs
4 Differental Analog Inputs 10V 16Bit
Various sensors can be connected here, such as temperature, position or humidity sensors which send data to the controller, thus allowing them to be used to switch the motors on and off.
8 x 24V Output 24V 100mA
From consulting to full package machine fabrication, we can help you to adapt your process to your needs. To avoid having to start from scratch, ask us first, as we have already developed a multitude of solutions which may be similar to what you’re looking for. With a few adjustments, this controller could greatly reduce the development time of your final product making it cheaper and more efficient.