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Duron Industries specializes in motion control design and manufacturing for robotic systems and have successfully built projects using stepper motors. With each project, we take time to ensure our clients understand the requirements during the design concept and why our experts choose a servo motor to enhance your application.



The Role Stepper Motors Play in Industrial Art


Innovative and Modern


There are many ways to streamline your creative workflow and in recent years 3D printing has been leading the way. Building and using the right 3D printer for your project is crucial so our experts have shared some tips to help our clients better understand the role stepper motors play in 3D printing and the best way to use them.


Stepper motors play a critical role in 3D printers, providing control the movement along the X, Y, and Z axes in 3D printers. Each axis has a dedicated stepper motor that drives the motion of the print head and build platform. Stepper motors in 3D printers often utilize microstepping, a technique that divides each step into smaller increments. Microstepping allows for finer control over motor movement, enhancing the printer's precision and reducing vibration. These motors are involved in homing procedures, where the printer determines the starting position for each axis. Linear motion control systems use Endstops, these are limit switches triggered by the movement of the components, use stepper motors to precisely reach and detect the home position.


Stepper motors used in 3D printers are typically categorized based on their size and specifications. NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association) standards are commonly used to classify stepper motors. 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is a method of creating a three-dimensional object layer-by-layer using a computer created design. It's an additive process whereby layers of material are built up to create a 3D part.


When selecting a stepper motor for a 3D printer or any other application, our experts consider factors such as power, torque, step resolution, and physical size are crucial considerations. It's essential to choose stepper motors that meet the specific needs of the printer's design and functionality because understanding the power supply and control requirements is vital for ensuring optimal performance and reliability.



3D Printer Parts List:

  • Power Supply

  • Motor Control

  • Motor Driver

  • Motor for X, Y, Z axis


Common Stepper Motor Types:

  • NEMA 17

Size: 1.7 x 1.7 " (42 x 42 mm)

Step Size: 1.8 deg


  • NEMA 23

Size: 2.3 x 2.3 " (57 x 57 mm)

Step Size: 1.8 deg


Micro Stepper Motors:

  • NEMA 11

Size: 1.1 x 1.1 " (28 x 28 mm)


  • NEMA 14 Size: 1.4 x 1.4 " (35 x 35 mm)




If you're looking to design or manufacture your next 3D printer, Duron Industries will collaborate with you to ensure you are getting the best product. Designing a motion control system can be complex, let us help you create a bill of materials for your next project.




Would you like to know more about Motors? We are preparing the next post in this series now. In the meantime, please visit the Duron Industries web page.


Already have a project in mind? Request a quote from our experts to get you started on your next project.




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Decoding the Perfect Match: Stepper Motor




Advice from Duron Industries leading motor expert


Our experts suggest using a stepper motor for projects that require more accurate positioning. A stepper motor is an electro-mechanical device that converts electrical pulses into discrete mechanical movements, unlike conventional electric motors, that rotate continuously. Stepper motors have a higher level of accuracy and are used in robotics, automation, CNC machines, and 3D printers.


When we choose a stepper motor for a project, we consider the principles of operation, advantages, limitations, and the motor’s construction, electromagnetic design, and number of phases. Their ability to provide precise and controlled motion makes them valuable in various industries. Let our experts at Duron Industries help you find the right stepper motor for your current or next project.


Industries

  • Aerospace

  • Medical

  • Manufacturing

  • Automotive

  • Semi-Conductor


Applications

  • Robotic Systems

  • Motion Control

  • 3D Printers


For Reference Only - Wiring Diagram Stepper Motor


Key Features and Operating Principles


Stepper Motor System

The key elements of a stepper motor include a Motor and Driver. A stepper motor is typically powered by DC systems, but some AC Synchronous Motors for better performance.


Feedback System

There is no feedback system in a stepper motor application. It is an open-loop system that relies on the sequence and timing of the electrical pulses to move to the desired position.


Control System

The control circuit (controller/driver) sends pulses to the motor. The goal is to control speed and position. The control circuit software will adjust for any errors by indexing from it's home position.


Gear System

Many stepper motors include a gear system with different torque characteristics depending on the operating speed.  At low speeds, stepper motors typically provide high torque, making them suitable for low power applications. However, torque decreases as speed increases.



Benefits Outweigh the Limitations


Stepper motors offer many impressive benefits, however, these features also make it a common system.


Advantages

  • Simple Control System

  • Low System Cost

  • Reliability

  • Bipolar (High Torque, 1 coil per phase , 4 wires, )

  • Unipolar (Low Power, 2 coils per phase, 6 wires)

Limitations

  • No Feedback for positioning

  • Runs at higher temperatures

Stepper motors provide simplicity and reliability making them suitable for low power and torque systems for various industries and applications. These advantages are important for choosing the right motor type for your project.



Would you like to know more about Motors? We are preparing the next post in this series now. In the meantime, please check the Duron Industries web page.


Already have a project in mind? Request a quote from our experts to get you started on your next project.



Disclaimer:

The content provided on this website is for general informational purposes only. While we strive to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information presented, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, or availability concerning the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose.

Professional Advice: The content on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice or diagnosis.

User Responsibilities: By using this website, you acknowledge that it is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness, and usefulness of any information provided. Your reliance and use of any information on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable.

Images: Any images that are not created by us or obtained from public domain sources are credited to the best of our ability. If you believe that any image used on this website infringes on your copyright, please contact us immediately with sufficient evidence to support your claim.

Consent: By using our website, you hereby consent to our disclaimer and agree to its terms.


Exploring the Integration of Servo Motors (Video)



Duron Industries specializes in motion control design and manufacturing. We have successfully built numerous projects using servo motors. With each one, our goal is to ensure our clients understand the requirements during the design concept and thoroughly explain why our experts choose a servo motor to enhance your application.


Breadboard Circuit Design


Prototyping our circuits is essential for prototyping to ensure functionality. At Duron Industries LLC we will work with our clients with transparency to explain the fundamentals of the process.


General Parts List:

  • DC Battery

  • Servo Motor

  • Micro Controller and Driver

  • Arduino and Driver

  • Encoder and Feedback

  • Potentiometer (Variable Speed Settings)

  • On/Off Switch



Arduino Motion Control



Micro Motion Control



Servo motors provide high precision, dynamic control, and accurate controlled motion which makes them integral to various industries and applications. These advantages are important for choosing the right motor type for your project.


Would you like to know more about Motors? We are preparing the next post in this series now. In the meantime, please check the Duron Industries web page.


Already have a project in mind? Request a quote from our experts to get you started on your next project.


Disclaimer:

The content provided on this website is for general informational purposes only. While we strive to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information presented, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, or availability concerning the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose.

Professional Advice: The content on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice or diagnosis.

User Responsibilities: By using this website, you acknowledge that it is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness, and usefulness of any information provided. Your use of any information on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable.

Images: Any images that are not created by us or obtained from public domain sources are credited to the best of our ability. If you believe that any image used on this website infringes on your copyright, please contact us immediately with sufficient evidence to support your claim.

Consent: By using our website, you hereby consent to our disclaimer and agree to its terms.


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