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From Trinamic: Advanced stepper motor module for six axes control

Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on July 06, 2019

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Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by the Berkshire Hathaway company TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is headquartered in Los Angeles with international offices in Mexico, Canada, and China.

Supporting SixPoint™ ramping profiles and encoder inputs, the TMCM-6214 is a 6-axes motor controller/driver board for 2-phase stepper motors with up to 1.9A RMS and +24V supply.



Hamburg, 15 April 2019: TRINAMIC Motion Control GmbH & Co. KG announces the TMCM-6214, a highly integrated module for driving up to six motors. Thanks to the three encoder inputs for incremental A/B/N encoders, it allows for monitoring three of the six motors during operation, making it ideal for multi-axes applications in laboratory and factory automation, life science, robotics, test and measurement, and applications handling precious goods and liquids.

“By monitoring the motor and relaying it back to the operator, our customers can closely track performance of their applications. Making these features easily offers a wide variety of applications to implement predictive maintenance, which can dramatically increase life span,” states Michael Randt, Founder and CEO of Trinamic.

The TMCM-6214’s features mean engineers can add an extra layer of security to their applications ensuring the best performance possible throughout its extended life span. Moreover, the Trinamic features such as DcStep™ puts the most advanced motor and motion control at the engineer’s fingertips, adding DC motor characteristics to a stepper motor by providing higher torque at lower speeds.

To increase ease of integration, the TMCM-6214 is offered as a TMCL™ version and as a CANopen version. CAN, RS485, RS232, or USB can be used for communication and there are six general purpose digital inputs, two analog inputs and eight protected general purpose outputs in total on board for diagnostics. An integrated power supply switch is available together with two hardware torque off inputs.

Communication traffic is kept low since all time-critical operations like ramp calculation are performed on-board. Full remote control of the device with feedback is possible. The TMCL™ firmware of the module can be updated via any of the serial interfaces. As an alternative to the TMCL version, the TMCM-6214 also comes with CANopen firmware. Both versions are available through distribution beginning of May.


Features and Benefits

  • 6-axes controller/driver for 2-phase bipolar stepper motors
  • Linear and SixPoint™ ramps
  • +9. . . 30V DC supply voltage
  • Up to 1.9A RMS motor current
  • RS485, CAN, RS232 & USB interfaces
  • 3x A/B/N encoder inputs
  • multi-purpose inputs and outputs (protected)
  • Hardware Torque Off with integrated power switch for the driver supply


Source: https://www.trinamic.com/company/news/news-detail/advanced-stepper-motor-module-for-six-axes-control/

 

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Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on July 06, 2019

About Symmetry Electronics Team

Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by the Berkshire Hathaway company TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is headquartered in Los Angeles with international offices in Mexico, Canada, and China.

Why partner with Symmetry Electronics? Symmetry's technical staff is specially trained by our suppliers to provide a comprehensive level of technical support. Our in-house Applications Engineers provide free design services to help customers early in the design cycle, providing solutions to save them time, money and frustration. Contact Symmetry for more information.

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