Applied Motion Introduces IP65 Rated Step Motors
November 11, 2012 – Applied Motion Products added NEMA size 23 and 24 integrated steppers, specifically designed for wet environments. The SWM23 and SWM24 models fuse a high performance motion controller with 100 MBit Ethernet communications to a high torque NEMA 23 or 24 step motor. Connecting to an Allen-Bradley ControlLogix, CompactLogix or MicroLogix PLC EtherNet/IP is also available.
These models are dust proof and resistant to low pressure water jets, ideal for applications in wet factory environments such as the food and beverage industry or outdoor use. Key features include IP67 rated M12 connectors, sealed laminations, a front shaft contact seal and an engineered seal between the electronics compartment and the motor. All models have an internal corrosion-resistant film coating as standard.
The SWM23 provides up to 210 oz-in of torque, while the larger SWM24 provides up to 340 oz-in. Both models are available with an optional 4000 count/rev optical encoder, safely housed inside the electronics compartment, that can detect and prevent motor stalls using Applied Motion’s proprietary stall prevention algorithm. Our auto-tuned digital current control provides smooth, quiet motion, while an advanced anti-resonance algorithm with electronic damping allows for maximum torque utilization,
Software applications can communicate with SWM23 and SWM24 in real time, using the SCL and Q languages over standard 100 megabit Ethernet cabling, addressing and protocols. Ethernet can transmit data at 100 times the speed of CANopen and more than 1000 times faster than RS-232 and RS-485. The number and types of devices that can share a network are practically unlimited.