Heidenhain, Applied Motion Integrated stepper and servo motor
The StepServo integrated motor uses Heidenhain’s Renco-brand RCML 15 rotary encoder inside an Applied Motion Products motor with added closed-loop servo firmware. The quiet motor-and-drive solution improves torque and acceleration rates, which can increase throughput, especially when repeated indexing or start-stop motion is required. The encoder’s thinness permits a minimized motor length, and its small outer diameter allows it to fit inside a NEMA 17 integrated motor. The encoder provides a resolution of 5,000 signals per revolution; commutation signals U, V and W; and an operating temperature range of –30 to 100 °C.