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Stepper Motor

Stepper Motor
 

A stepper motor or step motor or stepping motor is a brushless DC electric motor that divides a full rotation into a number of equal steps. The motor's position can then be commanded to move and hold at one of these steps without any feedback sensor (an open-loop controller), as long as the motor is carefully sized to the application in respect to torque and speed.

Switched reluctance motors are very large stepping motors with a reduced pole count, and generally are closed-loop commutated.

Usage

Computer controlled stepper motors are a type of a motion-control positioning system.

Applications

Stepper motors are used in floppy disk drives, flatbed scanners, computer printers, plotters, slot machines, image scanners, compact disc drives, intelligent lighting, camera lenses, CNC machines and, more recently, in 3D printers.

 
 

 


Some of our Stepper Motor Sponsors include...


Electromate Inc.

Distributor of AC & DC Servo and Stepper Motors, Drives, Controls, Positioning Systems & Robots, extensive product selection and JIT inventory

FAULHABER

FAULHABER products include production automation and robotics, aerospace, optical systems as well as medicine and laboratory.

POSITAL - FRABA

Our POSITAL encoders support the standard (serial, parallel) and fieldbus interfaces (DeviceNet, Profibus, and Interbus.)

TRINAMIC Motion Control

Trinamic's state-of-the-art ICs, modules, and PANdrive smart motors enable today's software engineers to quickly and reliably develop highly precise drives that work efficiently, smoothly, and quietly. The accessible, flexible, and easy to use toolkits make world's most powerful technology as easy as 1-2-3.

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