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From Trinamic: Incremental Encoders for BLDC Motors and Stepper Motors

Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on June 16, 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.

Monitoring drives not only increases the application’s efficiency, it also tells you the state they’re in. With the 4th Industrial Revolution well on its way, predictive maintenance will gain importance, fueled by smart ICs and encoders.


TRINAMIC Motion Control - QBL4208-61-04-013-1024-AT


Hamburg, Germany, 11 March 2019: BLDC motors are famous for their durability, efficiency, and controllability. But while durability and efficiency are inherent to brushless DC motors themselves, the ability to control them depends on the feedback mechanism used. Which is why TRINAMIC Motion Control GmbH & Co. KG introduces their latest ABN encoder optimized for BLDC motors: the TMCS-28-x-1024.

“Incremental encoders are key enablers when working with BLDC motors,” according to Michael Randt. “They not only increase the application’s performance, they also relieve engineers from the increasing pressure of miniaturization and efficiency by allowing for smaller drives.”

Enabling to drive the motor with the exact torque and rpm required for an application, optical incremental encoders for brushless DC motors as well as stepper motors make it possible to use smaller drives in applications, opening up new markets to them. What’s more, encoders like the TMCS-28-x-1024 ABN encoder also allow for predictive maintenance when used correctly.

More and more indicators show that in the near future, applications will be able to predict when parts need to be calibrated, checked for wear and tear, or even need replacing. Keeping track of runtime is one way of doing so but tracking the exact number of handlings – and type of handling – using encoders is more accurate.

Using encoders for BLDC motors, or other means of feedback systems such as closed-loop ICs for stepper motors, predictive maintenance can be built in to any application. This way, incremental encoders not only increase the efficiency by driving motors the best way possible, it further increases efficiency by reducing down-time to a minimum.

Besides offering single encoders, Trinamic now also offers both stepper motors mounted with encoders and BLDC motors with encoders mounted to them.


Features and benefits of the encoder for BLDC motors:

  • Low-cost optical incremental encoder for BLDC motors 1024 lines / 4096 increments
  • For up to 6000 rpm and 1500 kHz
  • ABN interface
  • Small dimension
  • Easy to mount

 

Source: https://www.trinamic.com/company/news/news-detail/incremental-encoders-for-bldc-motors-and-stepper-motors/

 

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Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on June 16, 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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