Resolution: full step, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8. Speed: 2-5000 steps/s. Programmable speed and trip points. Programmable accel and decel ramps. Soft start/stop mode
Electrical. Average current per phase of stepping motor up to 1.5A. Stepper motor power supply voltage up to 40V. Short circuit, overcurrent, overvoltage and temperature protections. Screw mounted and easy to change current sense resistors. Multi-purpose 40 pin connector for embedded applications. A number of additional connectors (15 pin D-Sub, USB type A, 2x USB type B, DC input). Synchronization Input/Output . Different ways of power supply, including single power, dual power and USB power.
Control. Two knobs and three LEDs for manual control and local indication. Two programmable limit switches and emergency limit switch. Quadrature encoder or Revolution sensor. Remote control via USB 1.1 interface.
Programming.Graphical user interface SMCVieW for Windows 2000/XP/Vista. Drivers and dynamic link library for 2000/XP/Vista/Mobile host programming. Set of virtual instruments for National Instruments LabVIEW.
8SMC1-USBhF is compact, all-in-one, low cost microstep stepping motor driver with high functionality and modern USB interface. It is designed to drive one bipolar stepping motor by local and/or remote means. The 8SMC1-USBhF incorporates PWM chopper type sinusoidal micro step bipolar stepping motor driver, fully integrated mixed-signal System-on-a-Chip MCU, USB controller and 3-port USB hub on one board. Controller features include built in over temperature, over voltage, short circuit and reverse supply protections. The built-in powerful MCU on the 8SMC1-USBhF allows the user, via USB interface, to control all parameters such as position, acceleration/deceleration ramps, velocity, direction, resolution, drived current, etc., to form simple or complex motions. All parameters can be saved on PC or in MCU flash memory. The 8SMC1-USBhF has a variety of built-in functions, including local control, programmable limit switch inputs, homing algorithm, quadrature encoder or revolution sensor support, additional input/output for synchronization.
Altechna manufactures a diversity of motorized devices such as translation stages, rotation stages, attenuators and other equipment. All stepper motors used in ATECHNA's motorized devices can be controlled by 8SMC1-USBhF controller. Controller can be used to drive motorized devices of other manufacturers if stepper motor parameters match specifications for 8SMC1- USBhF microstep driver.
Microstep driver 8SMC1-USBhF comes with a suite of advanced software tools for control and tuning your stepping motors, third-party software development, upgrading firmware. All tools operate on Windows 2000/XP/Vista.
SMCVieW (see picture) is a friendly graphical user interface for control, monitoring and tuning your stepping motors. It can also be used for easy setup and save/load of all parameters for each stepping motor. Interface supports up to 30 drivers simultaneously.
Additional information. Manual control on 8SMC1-USBhF
Manaul control is possible on 8SMC1-USBhF. There are inputs for two knobs: "Forward" and "Backward". Knobs are usually used for manual precise positioning of stage, for examle in calibrating. Another common application of knobs - control of stepper motors without computer.
Controllers with manual control systems included are indicated as MC in request form.