Trinamic Offers Two Scalable Driver Solutions for High-Power Stepper Motors

March 12, 2020 Tiera Oliver

Trinamic Motion Control announced two new drivers for high-power stepper motors. The TMCM-1278 combines a motion controller and driver in a single module designed for NEMA 23/24 motors. The PD60/86-1278 PANdrive is a full mechatronic solution that mounts the module on a NEMA 24/34 PANdrive motor. Controlled by a CAN bus interface, both products support Trinamic's own TMCL firmware and CANopen.

Encased in a special housing, the products are ideal for lab automation, manufacturing and factory automation, robotics, and CNC machines that require high-power stepper motors providing up to 9A RMS with a supply voltage of 12 to 48V DC. The PANdrive versions (PD86-3-1278) offer up to 7.0Nm torque.

Each product features StealthChop for silent operation at low speeds and standstill and uses SpreadCycle for operation at higher speeds. Together with the integrated SixPoint ramp generator and microstepping, the TMCM-1278 and PD60/86-1278 PANdrive offers motor and motion control to stepper motors.

Engineers can choose to use CANopen, the industry standard protocol, or opt for the TMCL version for standalone operation using the TMCL mini-PLC, which is programmable withTMCL-IDE. For additional monitoring of the drive, the I/Os can be used as general-purpose inputs or ABN encoder inputs.

The TMCM-1278 standalone module and the PD60-4H-1278 and PD86-3-1278 PANdrive smart motor solutions are available now from Trinamic's distribution channels.

Features and benefits:
• Supply Voltage: 12 to 48V DC
• Current per motor phase: 9A RMS
• CAN bus interface with TMCL or CANopen protocol
• Integrated SixPoint ramp generator
• Trinamic's unique feature set including StealthChop, SpreadCycle, Coolstep, and StallGuard

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Tiera Oliver, edtorial intern for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits as well as newsletter updates. She also assists in news content as far as constructing and editing stories. Before interning for ECD, Tiera had recently graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.A. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university's student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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