FAULHABER and Trinamic GmbH have developed the new MCST 3601 series. This controller is compact and flexible, and is suited to fit with the full range of micro stepper motors.

The series, which is equipped with a micro controller and a driver, can precisely regulate phase currents from 10mA to 1.1A.

At the same time, it can be operated with a supply voltage that can vary between nine VDC and 36VDC.

Simple and fast communication with a PC using USB 2.0 ensures that all types of movements can be programmed using available software.

The ten inputs and outputs also allow external variables to be taken into consideration.

Since the controller is designed as a test electronics system, users can adopt the predefined architecture according to their requirements and integrate components in the platform of their specific industrial application.

The MCST 3601 series can actuate stepper motors in micro stepping mode. In this operating mode, up to 256 micro steps can be programmed per full step.

This allows the resolution of the controlled rotary or linear movement to be increased considerably and/or the vibrations caused by the motor to be reduced.

This capability is an excellent fit for optics applications where resolutions are often in the micro meter range.