1.1. General information¶
We offer an inexpensive and ultra-compact servo-drive with USB/Ethernet interfaces for stepper, DC and BLDC motors with external power supply.
Forget about cumbersome and expensive servo-drives! All you need is a
stepper, DC or BLDC motor, a controller, an USB/Ethernet cable and any stabilized external
power supply. That is all! Forget about active coolers as well.
With modern controller design even simple and inexpensive stages
can be utilized to achieve high speed and precision. It doesn’t matter
which motor technology you prefer, because one controller can drive them all.
The controller is great at driving stepper motors with a rated winding current of up to 3A and DC motors with rated current up to 6A.
Controller works with stepper motors with no feedback as well as with ones equipped with encoders in feedback loop, including linear encoders on the stages.
The motor connector on the controller board is the same as one used by Standa company and it fits to all the Standa stages.
USB/Ethernet connectors provides easy communication and work with computer. Several controllers can be connected to one computer either via USB/Ethernet ports or through a special backplane supplied with multiaxis systems. The controller is fully compatible with the majority of operating systems, e.g., Windows, Linux, MacOS X etc.
All the necessary software including all configuration files (profiles in .cfg format) are
supplied with the controller. It allows you to start working with it the
controller right out of the box, according to “plug-and-play” principle.
Therefore, all you need is to open your controller in the XILab software, download the .cfg file for your stage and click “Apply”.
Your controller is now fully configured! Enter the move commands and the controller will execute them.