Products

Current Regulating Controllers
BC2D20
BC4E20
BC6D20
BC6D25
Non Current Regulating Controllers
BS1010
SS1010
Step-And-Direction Controllers
SD4DX
SD6DX
Optical Isolators
"Regulated Current" Products

These products allow you to specify the target winding current to use during motion operations.  They all use a "chopper"-based current regulating technique in order to regulate the winding current, and are excellent choices for high speed motion control. 

Please review the calculating motor current for current controlled products in order to determine the current and voltage requirements for your motor before selecting a controller.

The following table summarizes the currently released current regulating motor controller products.  Please click on the product name for more information about that product.

Product Motors Current/ Winding Motor Voltages
BC2D20 1 or 2 0.15-2.0 Amp up to 34
BC4E20 1 to 4 0.15-2.0 Amp up to 34
BC6D20 1 to 6 0.15-2.0 Amp up to 34
BC6D25 1 to 6 0.15-2.5 Amp up to 40

"Voltage Mode" Non-Current Regulating Products

For these products, current output to the stepper motor(s) is controlled by the voltage of the user-provided power supply, combined with the winding resistance of your motors.  Please review the calculating motor current faq in order to determine the current and voltage requirements for your motor before selecting a controller.

The following table summarizes the capabilities of the currently released non-current regulating motor controller products.  Please click on the product name for more information about that product. Note that both controllers are dual axis controllers (which can control 1 or 2 motors).

  • Please note: both the SS1010 and BS1010 can now also be used as 2-axis step-and-direction pulse generators (like the SD4DX and SD6DX units).  The new firmwares are described in the GenStepperSD2D and dsPicNCRouter2DSD manuals.

  • Product Unipolar Bipolar Motor Voltages
    SS1010-USB x   5-26
    BS1010-USB x x 5-34

     

    Step-And-Direction Controllers

    We offer the SD4DX and SD6DX series of step-and-direction controllers, each of which being capable of direction the actions of multiple external step-and-direction motor driver boards (such as those produced by Applied Motion and Gecko).

  • Please note: both the SS1010 and BS1010 can now also be used as 2-axis step-and-direction pulse generators (like the SD4DX and SD6DX units).  The new firmwares are described in the GenStepperSD2D and dsPicNCRouter2DSD manuals.
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    Product Motors Maximum Step Rate Per second
    SD4DX 1 to 4 49,152
    SD6DX 1 to 6 500,000

    Product Support Libraries

    We supply sources for two sets of support libraries as examples to simplify your writing of code to operate our products.  They are fully free to use.  One is written in Visual Basic 6.0, and is used as the basis for our support of Active-X based control of our products.  The other is written in C# under Visual Studio .NET, and is designed for use in any .NET based system.  They are both available as part of our "SetUpStepperBoardExamples.exe" installer that is available for downloads. 

    Product Alerts

    We have two pages describing alerts relating to our products.

    Our Product Recall Alerts page informs you about all of our recalls.

    Our USB alert page warns you about potential issues on FTDI usb driver updates as provided under Windows XP.

    We accept American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover for orders from the USA.  For international orders, we require wire transfers.

    All products come with a 15 day satisfaction guarantee, and the assembled products come with a 30 day return to factory warranty.  Please click here for the details...