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Plug-and-Play Smart Stepper Motor for Closed-Loop Operation

Trinamic’s PD-1378 PANdrive smart stepper motors combine robust stepper motors with closed-loop operation for higher precision, reliability, efficiency, and safety.

Hamburg, 17 February 2020 - TRINAMIC Motion Control GmbH & Co. KG announces their latest addition to their line of PANdrive™ smart motors with the closed-loop PD‑1378 stepper drive. A complete mechatronic solution with 12…48V DC and 9A RMS current per motor phase, the easy to use PANdrive is controlled via CAN bus interface and uses the CANopen or TMCL protocol.

With ready to use building blocks, machine builders can ramp up efficiency and shorten time-to-market of new applications. Designed with an industry-leading feature set, engineers can focus on those aspects that make their product unique. The smart stepper motors with closed-loop functionality make application design more reliable, allow for easily scalable systems, and reduce the resources needed by saving precious time and money,” according to Trinamic’s Founder and CEO Michael Randt.

Offered in NEMA23, NEMA24, and NEMA34 flange-size, the closed-loop smart stepper motor delivers the efficiency of a servo drive while offering considerably more torque than servo motors of comparable size at low speeds. This makes them ideal for automation across industries where requirements regulating energy efficiency, size, cost, and noise are increasingly stricter. With 55Ncm - 700Ncm holding torque, the plug-and-play solution fits applications for lab automation, manufacturing, robotics, factory automation, and CNCs.

At the center of the product is the company’s own TMC5160 driver combined with the TMC4361 servo-controller IC, transforming digital information into perfect physical motion. Besides Trinamic’s popular features including increased energy-efficiency and quiet operation, the PD-1378 also offers advanced velocity control with SixPoint™ and S-Shaped ramping profiles.

Engineers can program the smart stepper motor with Trinamic’s Motion Control Language (TMCL), using the free and easy to use GUI, or with CANopen. Offered in different lengths and flange-sizes for best compatibility with various use cases, the PD57/60/86-x-1378 is available from end of February through Trinamic’s distribution channels.

Features and benefits:

  • Supply Voltage: 12…48V DC
  • 9A RMS current per motor phase:
  • CAN bus interface with TMCL or CANopen protocol
  • Built-in high-resolution encoder for closed-loop operation
  • Integrated SixPoint™ ad S-Shaped ramp generator
  • Trinamic’s unique feature set including StealthChop™, SpreadCycle™, Coolstep™, and StallGuard™

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