The DM224i-EDN microstepping drive is equipped with a DeviceNet(reg) network interface. The drive 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 DM224i-EDN eliminates the need for indexers or motion controllers in many applications because it accepts direct, high-level digital commands from the machine controller via DeviceNet. Features include automatic mid-band stabilization and microstep to full step switching.
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There is currently much discussion around the term "platform," which may be preceded by the adjectives "mobile," "wearable," "medical," "healthcare," etc. However, regardless of the platform being discussed, they usually have one key aspect in common: They tend to be wireless. So, why is this one aspect so fairly universal? The answer is convenience.
Everyone has a MEMS story. For most of us it’s probably the airbag that saved our lives or the life of a loved one. Perhaps it’s the tire pressure sensor that alerted us about deflation before we were stranded alone on a dark muddy road.
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