Stepper Drive-Controller

Tolomatic ACS delivers self-configuring controller for electric actuators.

Comments Off on Stepper Drive-Controller April 13, 2011
by Design Engineering Staff

Tolomatic introduced its ACS Stepper Drive/Controller, which is designed for electric actuators and simplifies linear motion by automatically configuring all performance information about the actuator and motor.

The ACS is capable of 4, 8, or 16 move command modes (absolute, incremental or jog). It also has adjustable motion profile parameters (position, velocity, acceleration/deceleration, force) that are independently configurable for each move. For energy savings, it has the ability to reduce holding current when not in motion.

The ACS is capable of zone output based on the actuator position and it has a force-limiting capacity. The digital I/O is configurable in either 24 VDC Opto-Isolated, NPN or PNP, and the drive/controller is compatible with most brands of 24 VDC stepper motors.