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AC Input Stepper Motors Drivers


Absolute Type Stepper Motor Drivers

Absolute Type Stepper Motor Drivers

 

αSTEP AZ Series Closed Loop, Absolute Type Stepper Motor Drivers

  • Built-in Protective Functions
  • Pulse Input, Pulse Input with RS-485 Communications, Built-in Controller (Network), EtherNet/IP™ or EtherCAT Compatible Types
  • Single-Phase 100-120 VAC or Single-Phase/Three-Phase 200-240 VAC
  • For use with AlphaStep AZ Series Motors (AC Input)


 

Closed Loop Stepper Motor Drivers

Closed Loop Stepper Motor Drivers

 

αSTEP AR Series Closed Loop Stepper Motor Drivers

  • Built-in Protective Functions
  • Pulse Input or Built-in Controller (Network) Types
  • Single-Phase 100-115, 200-240 VAC or Three-Phase 200-230 VAC
  • For use with AlphaStep AR Series Motors (AC Input)

 

5-Phase Stepper Motor Drivers

5-Phase Stepper Motor  Drivers

 

RKII Series 5-Phase Microstepping Stepper Motor Drivers

  • High Efficiency, Low Vibration, Microstepping Driver
  • Pulse Input or Stored Data (Network Compatible) Type
  • Built-in Protective Functions
  • Single-Phase 100-120 or Single-Phase 200-240 VAC

 


 

Types of Stepper Motor Drivers

Drivers that operate in the pulse input mode and built-in controller mode are available. You can select a desired combination according to the required operation system.

Pulse Input Drivers

The stepper motor can be controlled using a pulse generator provided by the user. Operation data is input to the pulse generator beforehand. The user then selects the operation data on the host programmable controller, then inputs the operation command.

Pulse Input Type Drivers

Built-in Controller (Stored Data or Stored Program) Type Drivers

The built-in pulse generation function allows the motor to be driven via a directly connected personal computer or programmable controller. Since no separate pulse generator is required, drivers of this type save space and simplify wiring.

Built-in Controller Type Driver

Difference Between AC Input and DC Input Characteristics

A stepper motor is driven by a DC voltage applied through a driver. In Oriental Motor's 24 VDC input motor and driver systems, 24 VDC is applied to the motor. In the 100-115 VAC motor and driver systems, the input is rectified to DC and then approximately 140 VDC is applied to the motor (certain products are exceptions to this.)

This difference in voltage applied to the motors appears as a difference in torque characteristics at high speeds. This is due to the fact that the higher the applied voltage is, the faster the current rise through the motor windings will be, facilitating the application of rated current at higher speeds. Thus, the AC input motor and driver system has superior torque characteristics over a wide speed range, from low to high speeds, offering a large speed ratio.

It is recommended that AC input motor and driver systems, which are compatible over a wider range of operating conditions than DC input systems, be considered for your application.

AC Input vs. DC Input Drivers

Stepper Motor Driver Comparison

Product Series

AZ Series Drivers

AR Series Series Drivers

RKII Series Drivers

AZ Series Stepper Motor Drivers

AR Series Stepper Motor Drivers

RKII Stepper Motor Drivers

Features

Main Series for Motor / Actuators
Closed Loop / Absolute System
No External Sensors Required
Simple Set Up / Home Setting Control
Powerful Function Setting Tools

Closed Loop / Resolver Based
Simple Set Up / Control

High Efficiency, Low Vibration, Microstepping Driver

Data Support Software (MEXE02)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Motor Series required

AZ Series
AC Input type (Required)
Linear / Rotary Actuators

AR Series
AC Input type (Required) 

RKII Series
5 Phase

Input Powers

Single-Phase 100-120 VAC or Single-Phase/Three-Phase 200-240 VAC

Single-Phase 100-115, 200-240 VAC or Three-Phase 200-230 VAC

Single-Phase 100-120 or Single-Phase 200-240 VAC

Available types / options

Pulse Input, Pulse Input with RS-485 Communications, Built-in Controller (Network), EtherNet/IP™ or EtherCAT Compatible Types

Pulse Input or Built-in Controller (Network) Type

Pulse Input or Stored Data (Network Compatible) Type

Safety

Built-in Protective Functions / Safe Torque Off (STO)

Built-in Protective Functions 

Built-in Protective Functions 

 

AZ Series Drivers

AR Series Series Drivers

RKII Series Drivers

 


Stepper Motor Product Comparison

Product Series

AZ Series Closed Loop, Absolute Stepper Motors

AR Series Closed Loop Stepper Motors

RKII Series 5-Phase Stepper Motors

AlphaStep Closed Loop Absolute Stepper Motors

 

AlphaStep Closed Loop Stepper Motors

 

5-Phase Stepper Motors (AC Input)

 

Features

Closed Loop,
Mechanical Absolute
Encoder

Closed Loop,
High-Efficiency

High-Efficiency
5-Phase

Basic Step Angle

0.36°

0.36°

0.72°

Driver Power Input

AC or DC

AC or DC

AC

Frame Sizes

0.79 in. (20 mm)
1.10 in. (28 mm)
1.65 in. (42 mm)
2.36 in. (60 mm)
3.35/3.54 in. (85/90 mm)

1.10 in. (28 mm)
1.65 in. (42 mm)
2.36 in. (60 mm)
3.35/3.54 in. (85/90 mm)

1.65 in. (42 mm)
2.36 in. (60 mm)
3.35/3.54 in. (85/90 mm)

Available Options

Geared Type
Electromagnetic Brake

Geared Type
Electromagnetic Brake

Geared Type
Encoder
Electromagnetic Brake

Max. Holding Torque

2.8 oz-in up to 752 lb-in

42 oz-in up to 320 lb-in

19.8 oz-in up to 460 lb-in

0.02 N·m up to 85 N·m

0.3 N·m up to 37 N·m

0.14 N·m up to 52 N·m

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AZ Series Closed Loop, Absolute Stepper Motors

AR Series Closed Loop Stepper Motors

RKII Series 5-Phase Stepper Motors




 

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