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MOONS' Integrated Motor for Better Package Handling on Conveyor

MOONS' customized an integrated stepper motor package that offered a single motion control solution for an innovative conveyor system that saved on space, wiring, and cost over conventional motor and drive solutions. MOONS' Integrated Motor for Better Package Handling on Conveyor As the innovative conveyor system was capable of handling packages in a variety of configurations, a motor and actuator assembly was required that could position as quickly as the analog control system, which updated the target position every four milliseconds. Furthermore, the motor must be capable of meeting the changing requirements for alignment, sorting, and simulation in different industrial applications such as food processing, beverage handling, baking, and other industries. MOONS' designed the STM/SWM integrated stepper motor package with the efficient and flexible positioning needed by the conveyor system. Combining a motor, drive, and control in one package, the STM/SWM incorporates an encoder with capabilities for automatic stall detection and prevention. In order to avoid limitations associated with stepper systems, the built-in encoder provides feedback to the integrated controller on the motor's actual position. The Q Programmer motion control software integrated into the STM/SWM stepper motor package simplifies the configuration of motor operation to meet the needs of different conveyor applications. Onboard EtherNet/IP communications of the integrated stepper motors replace noisy analog control signals with a digital signal, eliminating the need to run long signal wires from as many as 100 motors to a central PLC. The conveying equipment is thus able to operate at high speeds without interference from noise. For more information, visit: