DM224i-EDN microstepping drive, equipped with a DeviceNet(reg) network interface, is capable of 3A per phase at 48V and can produce holding torque up to 350 oz-inches when mated with MST high-torque step motors. The DM-224i-EDN eliminates the need for indexers or motion controllers in many applications because it accepts direct, high-level commands from the machine controller through DeviceNet. Other features include automatic mid-band stabilization and microstep-to-full step switching, plus programmable low-power mode.
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Last year at Hannover Fair, lots of people were talking about Industry 4.0. This is a concept that seems to have a different name in every region. Iíve been referring to it as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), not to be confused with the plain old Internet of Things (IoT). Others refer to it as the Connected Industry, the smart factory concept, M2M, data extraction, and so on.
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