Compared to individual motor and driver designs, integrated stepper motors achieve space and cost savings by reducing system components and simplifying wiring.
Many industrial applications rely on motion controllers based on servo or stepper motors in their manufacturing, production, or robot systems. Traditionally, they are composed of motors, drivers, and the cables required to connect them. In order to meet the demand for continuously reducing the size of automation systems, machine manufacturers usually spend a lot of time installing motors and drivers, and wiring them in configurations to reduce the required space.
Compared to individual motor and driver components, integrated motors can save a lot of space by combining servo or stepper motors with onboard drivers and controllers. The design of integrated motors aims to reduce the number of components in the system and simplify wiring, which can reduce costs compared to traditional designs. By switching to integrated motors, machine manufacturers can free up valuable space to better accommodate other key components such as sensors, material transfer mechanisms, and operator interfaces, while reducing the overall footprint of the machine.
The integrated stepper motor product includes stepper motors, drivers, motion controllers, and encoders, integrating each unit in the stepper system into a whole, reducing space by more than 40% and wiring by more than 50%. It has good electromagnetic compatibility characteristics, simple system topology structure, greatly increasing the reliability and practicality of the stepper system, and is a good choice for customers with small installation space and high system integration degree.
The integrated motor also simplifies product specification matching and selection. When selecting individual motor and driver components, users may encounter the following issues:
Which driver is most suitable for this motor?
What cables must be used to connect the motor and driver?
Does the drive support my encoder type?
The integrated motor eliminates these and other similar issues, as the driver has optimized its specifications and configuration for the motor, and there is no need for cable connections between the driver and the motor. Although these details may seem trivial, they have a tangible impact on users and can simplify the process of product selection. In most cases, integrated motors and drivers are cheaper than using separate motors and drivers.
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