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From Trinamic: Smart Motors Made Small

Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on June 28, 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.

The world’s smallest PANdrive™ smart motor solution by Trinamic includes a NEMA8 stepper motor combined with the TMCM-1210 controller / driver for precise motion.



Hamburg, 01 April 2019: TRINAMIC Motion Control announces the PD20-1-1210, a highly miniaturized mechatronic solution optimal for applications with a small form factor. Offering state of the art motion control, the PD20-1-1210 is ideal for lab automation, robotics, life sciences, biotechnology and many other applications without the need for previous motion control expertise.

Michael Randt, Founder and CEO of Trinamic explains: “Miniaturization is transforming applications across the board, enabling new use cases. With this new PANdrive™ we not only support miniaturized applications, we also make the world’s best motion control available to anyone, driving innovation without the need for previous motion control experience.”

Like all other PANdrive™ smart motors, the PD20-1-1210 embeds advanced motor control functions, motion control, and PLC features, into a single cost-efficient PANdrive™. A single connector cable is all that’s needed for plug-and-play motion control.

The smart motor comes with an RS485 interface and Trinamic’s intuitive TMCL™ protocol. Together with the free TMCL-IDE, this allows for easy implementation of standalone program flow. Graphical tools and wizards guide through the parameterization where engineers can select which technologies they want to apply. The module has a reference switch input that can be programmed as left or right limit switch. In addition, it comes with stallGuard2™ for sensorless homing and an integrated rotary hall encoder.

With the TMC2130 at its heart, the PD20-1-1210 offers leading edge current control technologies as well as various ramping profiles. The high-resolution microstepping with up to 256 microsteps per full-step generates vibration free positioning, reducing noise and jitter. With Trinamic’s patented StealthChop™ current control for silent positioning at low speed and SpreadCycle™ for highest performance at high speed, the PANdrive™ provides superior performance in a compact package.


Features and benefits:

  • NEMA8 stepper motor with 0.0175Nm holding torque
  • +6. . . 30V DC supply voltage
  • Up to 0.6A RMS motor current
  • RS485 interface
  • Integrated simple hall-sensor based encoder
  • 1x multi-purpose input with controller/driver
  • Linear and SixPoint™ ramps


Source: https://www.trinamic.com/company/news/news-detail/smart-motors-made-small/


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Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on June 28, 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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