Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI; Terryville, CT) has released its new DC-powered integrated stepper controller/drive package with multi-protocol Ethernet communication. AMCI’s new SD4840E2 combines drive and motion control technology into a single product to reduce stepper control system costs and simplify installation. The SD4840E2 integrated controller + drive communicates with the host PLC over the EtherNet/IP, Modbus-TCP or Profinet network and move commands are easily programmed through the host PLC’s software. According to AMCI, the SD4840E2’s money saving design and standard DIN rail mounting makes it a perfect solution for new installations or controls upgrades. Stepper Controller/Drive Features include:
- A Stepper Controller + Drive in single package.
- E2 Ethernet technology.
- Full complement of motion profiles including homing and electronic gearing.
- The ability to work with most 2-phase stepper motors.
- Easy programming without additional software.
- DIN rail mounting.