The MDrive NEMA 14 high-torque Integrated Motor and Driver is ideal for designers who want the simplicity of a motor with on-board electronics, but without the expense of an indexer on each axis. The low cost MDrive14 offers the system designer the best method of control. The MDrive14’s integrated electronics eliminates the need to run the motor cabling through the machine, reducing the potential for problems due to electrical noise.
The MDrive14 uses a NEMA 14 frame size 1.8° high torque motor combined with a half/full step drive. Setup parameters include Motor Resolution, Motor Direction with respect to the direction input, and Run/Hold currents. These settings may be changed on-the-fly or downloaded and stored in non-volatile memory with the use of a simple GUI which is provided. This eliminates the need for external switches or resistors. Parameters are changed via an SPI port located on connector P1. Operating voltage for the MDrive14 ranges from +12 to +48 VDC.
The versatile, compact MDrive14 is available in multiple configurations to fit various system needs. These options include: a single shaft stand-alone device, or a dual shaft rotary motor with either optical encoder or control knob. Interface connections are accomplished using a 12 position pluggable, keyed 2mm pin and recepticle.
The MDrive14 is a compact, powerful and inexpensive solution that will reduce system cost, design and assembly time for a large range of stepping motor applications.
Automatic detection of MDrive version and communication configuration.
Will not set out-of-range values.
Tool-tips display valid range setting for each option.