ST5-Plus, DC Advanced Microstep Drive w/ Q Programming
DC Advanced Microstep Drive w/ Q Programming
Mclennan is delighted to act as stocking distributor and sales partner (UK, Ireland, and France) for the full range of Stepper Drives offered by Applied Motion Products from the USA. We hold many models in stock for immediate delivery and any motor from Applied Motion Products can be obtained on short lead times. For more information contact our Sales and Applications Engineering team.
The ST5-Plus stepper drive is a DC-powered microstepping drive for controlling two-phase, bipolar step motors. It offers advanced current control and a sophisticated 3rd generation anti-resonance algorithm that electronically dampens motor and system resonances to improve motor smoothness and usable torque over a wide speed range. The drive also employs electronic torque ripple smoothing and microstep emulation to greatly reduce motor noise and vibration. The drive must be powered from 24-48 VDC and can output up to 5.0 A/phase (peak-of-sine) to the step motor. Over-voltage, over-temperature and over-current protection features prevent damage while running in adverse conditions. The drive is complemented by a specifically matched set of NEMA 11 through NEMA 23 frame stepper motors (see Related and Recommended products below).
The ST5-Plus can operate in all of the same control modes as the S model (pulse & direction, velocity, streaming commands, SiNet Hub operation), plus it has the ability to run stand-alone Q programs stored in non-volatile memory. Q programs are created using the Q Programmer™ software, which provides multi-tasking, math functions, conditional processing, data register manipulation, and more features in a robust yet simple text-based programming language. The drive is setup and configured using Applied Motion’s ST Configurator™ software. Preconfigured motor setup files included with ST Configurator™ make it easy to set up the drive for optimum results. For connecting to external devices such as step & direction control signals, incremental encoders, limit switches, proximity or photoelectric sensors, PLC I/O, lamps, and other devices, the drive comes with 3 digital inputs, 1 digital output, and 1 single-ended analog input. Adjustable digital filters are present on the digital inputs for enhanced reliability in noisy environments. The drive comes with an RS-232 port for configuration, serial communications and programming. All ST drives are CE approved and RoHS compliant.
- Compact microstepping drive with advanced current control
- Q Programmer™ for robust motion control programming
- 744 lines of stored program capability
- Math calculations using analog and digital parameters
- Supports all “S” drive control modes as well
- Wide current range 0.1 to 5.0 A/phase (peak of sine) with idle current reduction
- Advanced anti-resonance algorithm
- Torque ripple smoothing
- Microstepping and Microstep Emulation
- 3 digital inputs, 1 digital output, optically isolated
- 1 analog input, 0-5 volt range
- RS-232 cable and mating connectors included