Bimba Manufacturing (University Park, IL) has released a suite of stepper motors and drives for use with its Original Line Electric®(OLE) actuators. The suite includes the IntelliMotor®, an integrated stepper motor, and AC and DC stepper motors and drives. The IntelliMotor provides the stepper motor, encoder, drive, controller, I/O, and communications in one integrated package. Included as an option are M12 connections for power, I/O, and communication for demanding environments. It also features RS-232 and RS-485 communication options as well as Ethernet/IP communication.

The STP-AC5 AC stepper drive controls and drives the AC stepper motors; the STP-10 is for use with DC stepper motors. All are controlled and driven via the Bimba IQ® configuration software suite.

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