Oriental Motor is pleased to announce the arrival of the EtherNet/IP communication protocol to the αSTEP AZ Series AC Input stepper motor drivers. This new EtherNet/IP enabled driver retains all existing AZ Series functions and works with all AZ Series product family. The added layer of control methods and connectivity allows manufacturers the room for significant design flexibility and innovation.
EtherNet/IP provides industrial users with the networking protocol needed to utilize standard Ethernet technology (IEEE 802.3 and TCP/IP) for factory automation applications while enabling Industrial Internet of Things connectivity (IIoT) for connected devices.
The αSTEP AZ Series stepper motor driver offers superior high speed open loop performance with closed loop control. It incorporates a battery-free, absolute mechanical encoder for absolute-type positioning. There are no external sensors to buy as the motor and driver completes the system. With EtherNet/IP, the operating data can be sent directly from the host system to the driver or the operating data can be set in the driver and then selected and executed from the host system. The host system connection and control are performed through I/O Stored Data or EtherNet/IP communications.
The new features of the latest αSTEP AZ Series Driver with EtherNet/IP Communications includes:
Single-Phase 100-120 VAC or Single/Three-Phase 200-240 VAC.
Control methods: I/O Stored Data, EtherNet/IP Communications or Pulse Input
AOI instruction set for easier program configuration
Support Software for Parameter Setting (free download)
For use with AC Input αSTEP AZ Series stepper motors
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EtherNet/IP is a registered trademark of ODVA, Inc.