We see more and more hybrid steppers in the market, mostly due to the low cost stepper design in combination with new and better control technology. Also closed loop stepper technology is coming up, and increases the use of these kind of hybrid steppers. In some space or current/voltage limited applications where we can not use this standard hybrid stepper technology, but because MOONS’ PowerPlus technology which provides 25% to 40% more torque across the entire speed range of the motor new changes are coming up. The increased torque of this PowerPlus Hybrid technology is a result of higher motor efficiency, and is available without increasing the drive voltage or current. Here you can see the differences between standard hybrid stepper and PowerPlus hybrid stepper from Moons.
Changing existing machines to PowerPlus motors can be a quick path to new models with improved performance. Because the motor, drive and mechanical parts remain the same, benefits include:
- Faster new product introduction
- Reduced engineering costs
- Easy production phase in
- Reduced spare parts inventory
Correct stalling problems with existing machines:
Problems with occasional machine stalling are often due to unexpected field conditions such as: low temperature, dirt, and customers using machines in unexpected ways. Using PowerPlus motors can be a quick effective solution.
Overcome drive or power supply limitations in new designs:
Often a higher current drive or higher voltage power supply can provide needed extra torque. However, in many designs the drive current cannot be increased without changing to a substantially more expensive drive. And increasing drive voltage can be impractical, expensive, or may not be allowed for safety reasons. In these cases using PowerPlus motors can be especially useful.
Moons Industries. (2018, 11 16). MOONS’ Stepper Motor PowerPlus Technology. Retrieved from Moons Industries: https://moonsindustries.com/