|Stepper Motor Drive Module|
A stepper motor drive platform has the capability of communication using an RS-485 data protocol. The main advantage of using the RS-485 protocol, especially for industrial equipment such as stepper drives, industrial motor drives, and servo systems, is the ability to perform long data transmissions while exhibiting good immunity to electrical noise. The RS-485 protocol utilizes differential signal lines for limiting common-mode noise coupling and twisted-pair cabling for cancelling out induced noise current. This allows IDEA devices to communicate over a network of 1000 ft without the need for termination resistors. The system architecture also allows up to 256 addressable device nodes. An industrial controller can send commands to all the drives at once, or each drive can be controlled separately when assigned a unique identifier, a number between 0 and 255.
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions