Astrosyn International Technology is launching an innovative miniature bipolar driver for retrofitting to a stepper motor's rear flange, giving the dual advantages of reduced cabling and no need to find space for installing a conventional drive.
The three models in the range have maximum output currents ranging from 2A to 8A at voltages of 35V or 40V. All measure just 42.3mm long x 42.3mm wide x 13.5mm high.
David Melder, Astrosyn's technical sales director, comments: "The drivers are incredibly compact, particularly considering they can output as much as 8A. Another surprise is that there is no price premium over conventional models."
Designed to be attached to the rear of NEMA size 17 stepper motors, the self-contained bipolar drivers have a rugged die-cast aluminium construction that provides efficient heat dissipation.
Microstepping modes are available from full stepping down to 1/16 step, and there is automatic current reduction at standstill.
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