Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI; Terryville, CT), has added larger motor sizes to its lineup of PLC-based SMD Series “all-in-one” stepper motor + drive + controllers to satisfy a wide variety of applications with varying torque requirements. According to AMCI, its SMD Series integrated solutions are ideal for new machinery and retrofits when looking to automate set up axes. AMCI’s SMD Series integrated stepper motors provide a complete solution, offering a wide variety of options for exceptional performance across a range of applications. With the addition of NEMA size 34 packages, options now include NEMA size 23, NEMA size 24, and NEMA size 34, with torque ranging from 130 oz-in (0.9 N-m) to 850 oz-in (6.0 N-m). Features of AMCI’s SMD Series include:
- Built-in network connectivity.
- EtherNet/IP, Modbus-TCP or Profibus.
- Built-in Ethernet switch.
- SynchroStep technology.
- Optional integrated encoder (incremental or multi-turn absolute), IP67 rated versions, gearboxes, and compatible cord sets.
Applications that benefit from the SMD Series “all-in-one” integrated solution include those looking to automate set-up axes and boost production output (example: packaging machine changeovers). The SMD Series is ideal for new machinery and retrofits.