AMCI’s specialized control solutions are used in applications ranging from sophisticated motion control systems for the pharmaceutical industry to extreme duty position feedback solutions for military assault vehicles. Looking for a better understanding of these solutions so you can make some more informed decisions? You're in the right place!
Choosing the right motor for your application is critical for the efficiency of your motion control applications. It can be difficult to choose between servo motors and stepper motors, because so many considerations exist, including cost, torque, efficiency, speed, circuitry and more.
In this white paper, you'll learn about all these factors. You'll also see how a stepper motor works and how a servo motor works, and what comprises each system. Learn about integrated steppers - including integrated stepper controller + drive and integrated stepper drive + motor + controller - and their applications. Find out about technical specifications of each to help you choose the right one for your application.
And get case studies with application examples.
Understanding Safe Torque Off (STO)
A built-in safety function
There are many different safe stopping methods that all aim to protect operators and
equipment. Safe Torque Off (STO) is a modern safety feature that is being adopted into motion
control products. This feature adds an additional layer of safety onto motion applications and
helps keep end users safe in a reliable manner. Recently, STO has become the most common
drive safety control feature.
In this white paper, you'll learn a brief history of machine safety, and gain a basic understanding of safe torque off; including the benefits, limitations, and how the feature compares to other safety functions that can be confused with STO.
Application examples are also provided for a deeper understanding.