Compact micro-stepping drive is optimised for performance

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Micromech is introducing the new Kollmorgen P5000 stepper drive, which is a compact micro-stepping drive optimised for high system performance particularly when used with POWERMAX II stepper motors. It is an impressive yet simple addition to the Kollmorgen stepper drive family.

The P5000 and Kollmorgen stepper motors are optimised to be smooth, to be compact, and to be paired in a stepper system. With easy access smoothing and profile potentiometers, achieving an optimised performance is simple.

Features of this drive include a current output from 0.7–3.5A peak that is DIP switch selectable in 0.2A increments, Bus Voltage 20–75V DC and wave matching via potentiometers for Kollmorgen motors to provide optimal performance. All the inputs and outputs are similarly optically isolated, the command source from external step/direction inputs or internal velocity controlled oscillator (VCO) is again DIP switch selectable. The external single-ended step and direction command is disable input and fault or enable output, and the VCO Mode allows for velocity control via two separate potentiometers for CW and CCW rotation and a third potentiometer for acceleration. The P5000 has a pulse multiplier for smoothing micro-stepping, idle current reduction, both DIP switch selectable and compensation for mid-range instability.

The drive is RoHS and CE certified, and UL recognition is pending. For more information about the new Kollmorgen P5000 stepper drive email , or visit

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