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Stepper motor implementation designer’s kit

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article image Simple Step 17 designer’s kit.

LIN Engineering, represented by Switches Plus Components , has added a designer’s kit to its Simple Step 17 program that allows for rapid implementation of stepper motors requiring automation.

The designer's kit includes the Simple Step integrated motor, an RS485 to RS232 converter card, a db-9 female connector cable, a switch push button, an optosensor, a 4-pin connector for the converter card, extra wiring for I/O and a CD-ROM.

It can be set to execute a preset string of commands upon power up which can be issued from any serial terminal program (such as Microsoft hyper terminal software) or from the Simple Step Windows application.

Commands include nested loops and execution halt pending a switch closure. The Simple Step is also capable of standalone operation with no connection to a PC.

Some of the fully programmable features include, but are not limited to:

* standalone operation with no connection to a PC;

* automatic execution of stored commands upon power up;

* daisy chain up to 16 units of Simple Step 17;

* fully programmable ramps and speeds;

* up to 64 micro stepping resolution;

* bipolar control;

* two digital I/O and two fixed input channels;

* up to 85 oz-in torque.

Technical specifications are available on the Lin Engineering website www.linengineering.com, as well as downloadable Simple Step commands, quick reference guides, a windows application example and a Simple Step manual.

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