August 14, 2008 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Festo’s new CMMS-ST single-axis position controller combined with the EMMS-ST stepper motor offers an easy to use, comprehensive and cost-effective package for single and multipleaxis handling systems. The new stepper motor series offers long service life and reliable performance. The two phase hybrid stepper motor offers high torque with options for an integrated brake and incremental encoder feedback. It features a holding torque from 0.5 Nm to 9.3 Nm, external gearbox options of 3:1 and 5:1 and optional integrated encoder/holding brake. The CMMS-ST controller overcomes performance issues with conventional controllers. It effectively eliminates resonance, heating and step loss. In closed loop mode, it provides true servo performance and not just simply end-position correction.