Advantages of Stepper Motors
abstract:Stepper motors have a range of advantages that can make them a good choice for industrial automation...
Stepper motors have a range of advantages that can make them a good choice for industrial automation. They are very reliable and can offer precise and repeatable movement without the need for sensors. They also have a long life and can withstand a range of environmental conditions. They are also easily adaptable to digital control applications.Stepper motors can be made with various step sizes to achieve different speeds. The most popular step size for these motors is 7.5 degrees, but they can be as small as 3.6 degrees. They are also lighter than permanent magnet motors. They can also have a higher step rate than a permanent magnet motor, but this will reduce their maximum speed.The number of steps in a stepper motor determines its precision. The higher the step number, the more precise the positioning will be. A stepper motor's resolution is the number of positions the motor can achieve over a rotation cycle. The lowest resolution step is the Wave Drive/Single Phase mode.Stepper motors can be used in applications where absolute precision is needed. The advantages of this type of motor over other types of motors include the ability to maintain a fixed position and great precision without a feedback mechanism. Steppers can also hold a stationary shaft while performing an operation.