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Publication Date: 07/1/2012
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Haydon Kerk Intros Stepper Motor Drive System
Stepper motor drive system.
Waterbury, CT — Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions has released the DCM4826X stepper motor drive module. The new product is a bipolar 2-phase chopper drive package rated for a 12 to 48VDC input voltage and a continuous output current rating of 2.6A rms (3.68A peak) per phase. The drive can be used with rotary stepper motors or stepper motor-based linear actuators and can be configured for full step, half step, or microstep (1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64 step size). The DCM4826X is especially suitable for multi-axis stepper motor applications because less overall mounting real estate is required because of the drive's small size. In multi-axis motion systems, the space savings becomes greater as more axes are required. The mounting plate of the totally enclosed unit measures a mere 64 x 60mm (2.5 x 2.4-in.) with mounting hole center-to-center distances of 52 x 38mm (2.0 x 1.5-in.) respectively. Total thickness of the unit from the mounting plate is 34.4mm (1.4-in.).

Integration into a motion system is easily accomplished using the company's PDE User Interface via an RS-485 protocol or a computer USB port (USB to RS-485 converter required). Through the interface, the desired values for Run Current, Hold Current, Delay Time, and Step Size can be set. Once the parameters are programmed, the drive can then accept the pulse, direction, and enable signals from the controller/indexer. These signals are optically coupled into the drive, providing electrical isolation between the signal and power circuits.

Contact: Haydon Kerk, 1500 Meriden Rd., Waterbury, CT 06705 800-243-2715 or 203-756-7441 fax: 203-756-8724 E-mail: Web:

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