Motor/Drivers provide compact options for machine designers.

Press Release Summary:

Incorporating 2 models, PRO Series combines NEMA 17 integrated 42 mm hybrid stepper motor with attached microstepping drive electronics in compact, RoHS-compliant package. Precision designed for medical technologies and semiconductor manufacturing applications, hybrid stepper motors are available in case lengths of 40, 48, and 60 mm. Depending on case length, PRO Series Size 17 motor can produce maximum holding torques (bipolar) ranging from 300-440 mNm.

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Integrated Microstepping Driver and NEMA 17 Hybrid Motor Provide Compact Options for Machine Designers

Nippon Pulse America, Inc., Radford, VA (August 22, 2007) - Nippon Pulse America introduces PRO Series NEMA 17 integrated motor/drivers. They are fitting for machine designs where an incorporated motor/driver helps conserve space. A 42 mm Hybrid motor with attached drive electronics, yields a compact, RoHS compliant package.

PRO Series hybrid stepper motors are precision designed for medical technologies and semiconductor manufacturing applications. They deliver accurate open loop control for high performance positioning applications. Two models, PRO 42AP 1/500 microstepping, and PRO 42BP 1/8 microstepping are available.

The PRO series integrated driver solution can lower installed cost. This motor/driver package provides high torque density and simplified operation through attached drive electronics. This can remove the need to run motor power management cabling through the machine, and may reduce the potential for electrical noise.

These motors are available in case lengths of 40, 48, and 60 mm. Depending on the case length, the PRO Series Size 17 motor can produce maximum holding torques (bipolar) ranging from 300 to 440 mNm.

PRO Series is available in two models: AP 100,000 steps and BP 16,000 steps resolution. Precision-honed stators and ground rotors for tight air gap and maximum performance; and simple, rugged, ball bearing construction provide high reliability and long service life. An attached encoder is optional on both AP & BP models. Selectable PFD (Percent of Fast Decay) is available with the advanced AP version.

These budget priced microstepping drivers and integrated hybrid stepper motors are for low or high volume production. Biomedical engineers can design integrated stepper-motor-based solutions for medical equipment that must meter, dispense, or pump fluids. Designers can also use stepper motors to build laboratory analytical devices with motion control needs that may include stirring, fluidics, and sample selection. Other applications for the PRO Series Integrated Motors include X-Y tables, semiconductor handling, telecommunications equipment, valve control, small machinery, and other automated devices that require precise remote controlled rotary movements in a compact package size.

Single piece price of the 1/8 Microstep PRO42BP is $171 in 40mm, $179 in 48mm, and $187 in 60mm case sizes. The single-piece price of the 1/500 Microstep PRO42AP is $241 in 40mm, $249 in 48mm, and $257 in 60mm case sizes.

Nippon Pulse America, Inc. is the wholly owned American subsidiary of Nippon Pulse Motor Co., Ltd. Nippon Pulse offers various controllers (boards and chips), drivers (boards and chips), and motors (tin-can, hybrid and linear servo) to cover almost any motion application.

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Company Information:
Nippon Pulse America, Inc., 4 Corporate Drive, Radford, VA 24141 / / Phone: 1-540-633-1677 / Fax: 1-540-633-1674

Technical Contact: Mamoru Takabayashi / Tel: 540-633-1677, ext. 105 / Email:


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