The standard stepping motors from the MICROSTEP series are generally permitted for operation in ambient temperatures ranging from +5° to +55°C.
Use in the frost range as low as -20°C is certainly possible as long as the customer can ensure that no condensate gets into the motor.
In most cases, use at higher temperatures is what is more critical. For this reason, we have developed stepping motors with a special structural design and optimised the selection of materials that allow the motor to be used in ambient temperatures up to 90°C. If the electronics of the motor are configured properly and the controller is adapted, ambient temperatures of over 100°C are possible.
In many industrial sectors, drives must also be used in conditions where moisture, wetness, dust or even corrosive substances are present. In these situations, standard stepping motors with an IP 30 or IP 40 degree of protection are no longer suitable. For this reason, MICROSTEP GmbH has developed stepping motors that have been additionally provided with a special housing and thus offer effective protection against exterior environmental stresses.
With the double stepped motor, two separate rotating movements are created in a single axis, and the usable shaft ends are arranged immediately behind each other.
- Assembly of a tandem motor in the application is easier to mount than two separate motors.
- No alignment for the orientation of the rotor shafts underneath each other necessary.
- Independent, controllable rotations on a single axis with respect to the direction of rotation, speed and torque.
Wherever space is limited or where a high torque-to-volume ratio is required, use of a double stepped motor is often more useful than two separate stepping motors. The working conditions are equivalent to those of normal stepping motors.
The lift-turn actuator is designed for situations in which space is limited and both a rotating and stroke movement are desired. Both movements can be executed independently of one another since both axles are driven by two separate stepping motors.