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Tin-Can Stepper Motor

By Design Engineering Staff   

General motors Nippon Pulse America stepper motor

NIPPON PULSE PFCU30 motor produces 100mN•m of Torque, costs less than NEMA11.

Nippon Pulse introduced its PFCU30 integrated geared stepper motor as a replacement option for a NEMA11 hybrid stepper motor. With a standard 3/25 gear ratio, the tin-can stepper provides up to 100mN•m of holding torque and has a destruction torque of 300mN•m. In comparison, Nippon Pulse’s PJP28 (NEMA11) hybrid stepper motor comes with a maximum holding torque of 90mN•m.

Like most NEMA11 hybrid stepper motors, the PFCU30 has a 1.8-degree step angle and a 0.9-degree half-step angle. It also features 200 steps per revolution, a resistance of 5.6 ohms, an inductance of 2.1mH, and a starting pulse rate of 365pps. The motor comes in a package with a 30mm diameter, a total length of 36.5mm (end of shaft to back of motor), and a total weight of 75g.


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