Stepping Motors come with on-board drivers.

Press Release Summary:

MDrivel4 has NEMA size 14 stepping motor with half/full step drive, suitable for situations with space constraints. MDrive34 has NEMA size 34 high torque stepping motor with 24 to 75 V microstepping drive electronics, suitable for applications such as packaging, or applications using servo motors or gear box. Options include encoder or knob for manual positioning. Also available are MDrive23 and MDrive34 Motion Controls.

Original Press Release:

MDrive Product Line Expands

At National Manufacturing Week 2002, Intelligent Motion Systems (IMS) (Booth #7326) will debut new additions to its innovative line of MDrive motor plus driver products including Mdrive14, Mdrive34, and Mdrive23 and 34 Motion Control versions with integrated indexer.

The MDrive product line introduced last year, includes Mdrive17 and MDrive 23: NEMA size 17 and 23 stepping motors with on-board drivers. For 2002, IMS is expanding the MDrive product line to include MDrive14 and MDrive34. This expanded product offering provides an even greater choice for system designers with applications where simple, low cost integrated motor plus driver solutions are the answer.

The MDrivel4 incorporates a NEMA size 14 stepping motor with onboard drive, and is ideal for situations requiring less torque but where space constraints are critical such as the medical and semiconductor industries. The MDrivel4 incorporates a half/full step drive and is offered with optional encoder or knob for manual positioning.

The MDrive34 incorporates a NEMA size 34 high torque stepping motor with onboard electronics. This largest MDrive offers a simple, low cost solution for applications that demand larger motors with higher torque such as packaging, and can replace applications using servo motors or gear box. The MDrive34 comes with a 24 to 75 volt microstepping drive, and is available with encoder or knob for manual positioning.

In addition to the new MDrive size offerings, the product line will also now feature MDrive23 and MDrive34 Motion Control versions with the added benefit of on-board, full featured motion controller. With the MDrive Motion Control, the system designer will no longer need a central controller to run multiple axes. This low cost product will allow the designer to place the control where it is needed while eliminating the associated confusion of wiring, one of the fundamental MDrive concepts.

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