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CANopen Starter Kit offers educational motion control tool.

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CAN-STEPCON (CANopen) starter kit enables PC users to gain experience with CANopen motion control in stepper motor applications. It contains CANopen stepper motor controller, CAN-STEPCON-1H; I/O wiring; 100-240 Vac/47-62 Hz power supply; and CAN network. Included CAN-USB-Mini interface module, with bit rate up to 1 Mbps, acts as CANopen Manager, while CAN-STEPCON-1H acts as slave. Provided with operator software for Windows, kit is fully programmable.

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Complete Can-Open Starter Kit: An Educational Tool for Stepper Motor Applications

June 23, 2005...esd electronics, Inc. is offering a complete CAN-STEPCON (CANopen) starter kit to enable PC users to gain experience with CANopen motion control in all stepper motor applications. This unique kit contains a USB-CAN interface, the CANopen stepper motor controller (CAN-STEPCON-1H), the I/O wiring, a 100-240 VAC/47-62 Hz power supply, and the CAN network (including a T-connector and terminations), as well as documentation, drivers, and operator software for Windows. The starter kit is fully programmable by the user (using C++, etc.). The kit is applicable for users of stepper motors in myriad industries including the processing industries, motion control, medical equipment, automotive, electronics, aeronautics, automation, and military products.

Integral to this starter kit is the CAN-STEPCON-1H stopper motor controller, which meets DS301 and DS402 standards for motion control. The CAN-STEPCON-1H also provides ±3A stepper motor output, break output and three limit switch inputs. It is easy to mount and very compact (40 mm x 35 mm x 160 mm). The CAN-USB-Mini interface module (designed according to ISO11898, with a bit rate up to 1 Mbit/s), acts as the CANopen Manager and the CAN-STEPCON-1H acts as the slave. Easy to operate, the user only has to connect the components according to the software and install the driver and tools on his/her PC to get started. Parts of the CAN starter kit can be reused and comply with the CiA standards and industrial requirements.

All manuals, hardware and software for the starter kit can be downloaded from esd's website. The CANopen stepper motor controller is available separately as well as part of the kit. Delivery is typically 2-3 weeks after receipt of order. For more information, contact esd electronics, Inc., P.O. Box 189, 12 Elm Street, Hatfield, MA 01038, phone 413-247-0547, fax 413-247-0563, or e-mail, or visit our web site at

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