AUSTRALIAN Baldor will also have their new micro-stepping motors with onboard drive electronics on show at Automate 2005. The compactness of this motor is said to make it ideal wherever space saving or simplicity of installation is important such as in instrumentation, test, medical devices and machinery adjustment applications.
Dubbed the DSM Series, there are three choices of frame size, each in three motor lengths, offering a choice of nine torque ratings spanning 22.6 to 749N-cm.
The new range has been designed to simplify both development and machine building for OEMs, eliminating the need to find space in the equipment for drives, and drive-to motor-cabling, therefore reducing potential problems from electrical noise.
Baldor supports the new motor-drives with its NextMove range of motion controllers. These offer developers the option of PCB modules for system integration in Eurocard or PCIbus form-factors, or ready-to-use packaged controllers. All of these options provide multi-axis control facilities using the popular Mint motion language. A typical example is NextMove-ESB, which provides a three-axis servo motor control solution combined with control for four stepper axes, in a rugged enclosure with a USB interface.