Stepper Motor Controller
Haydon Kerk Motion IDEA Drive line designed to control smaller linear actuators.
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions added the PCM4806E to its IDEA Drive™ line of stepper motor controllers. The RoHS-compliant drive allows an encoder input to the controller for closed-loop position correction capability. The encoder interface is designed to accept single-ended, 2-channel quadrature encoder input and an index signal. The 90 degree offset of Channel A and B allows the system to determine motor direction. A 1000 line encoder will be translated by the firmware as a 2000 pulse signal for use in position correction.
The IDEA Drive platform also graphic user interface (GUI), allowing system programming through on-screen buttons. For experienced users, default values can be adjusted as long as they remain within the safe range calculated by the software. Other features include programmable current control, a single supply voltage of 12 to 48 VDC, 0.6Arms (0.84Apeak) max rated current per phase, and 8 opto-isolated general purpose I/O. Each input is rated for 5 to 24 VDC, 8 mA maximum per input. The outputs are open collector, 5 to 24 VDC, 200 mA maximum per output. Communications to the PCM4806E IDEA Drive is via a USB to mini USB.