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Applied Motion Products Introduces NEMA 24 Frame Integrated Motors with Dual-Port Communications for More Efficient Network Topologies

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Watsonville, CA - Applied Motion Products introduces two new NEMA 24 frame integrated motors with dual-port communications for connecting to the industrial EtherNet/IP network of a plant or machine. By incorporating two M12 EtherNet/IP connectors instead of just one on each axis, the SWM24IP-3DE Integrated Stepper Motor and TXM24IP-IDG StepSERVO™ Integrated Motor support more efficient network topologies such as line networks and daisy-chain connections.

The diagram shows the reduction in cable and elimination of bulky cable trays using four integrated motors with dual port communications. Imagine what this would look like with 40 motors.

EtherNet/IP network communications are the widely used industrial protocol for manufacturing automation applications. With EtherNet/IP, users can control, configure and query a drive using an open, standards-based, industrial EtherNet connection at speeds up to 100 Mbits/sec. All drive and motor features are accessible over the EtherNet/IP network, including more than 100 commands and 130 registers for controlling motion, I/O, configuration, polling, math, register manipulation, and Q programming.

The additional EtherNet/IP communications port on the motors allows for cost savings and design simplification by reducing cables, eliminating bulky cable trays and downsizing network switches. For example, in a star network, every single motor must connect to the central switch on a dedicated cable. In a line network using motors with dual-port communications, only the closest motor connects to the switch with the rest connecting to each other in a daisy-chain configuration.  In addition to shortening cable runs between motors, only one port is needed for the entire network, which means a smaller Ethernet switch.

Shown is a NEMA 24 Frame Integrated Motors with Dual-port Communications for more efficient network topologies that reduce costs and simplify design.

The SWM24IP-3DE and TXM24IP-1DG integrated motors are IP65 rated for use in splash-zone and dirty environments. Each motor features a NEMA 24 (60 mm) mounting flange, which has the same mounting dimensions as a NEMA 23 motor but with a larger shaft to accommodate a higher torque output.  Both motors include a built-in encoder for enhanced positioning capabilities. The SWM24IP-3DE can perform stall detection and stall prevention functions for more reliable and accurate performance than an open loop motor in a broader range of applications.

The TXM24IP-1DG utilizes Applied Motion’s StepSERVO™ Closed-Loop Stepper technology to greatly improve the performance of the step motor with greater acceleration, increased efficiency, increased accuracy as well as decreased motor heating and noise.

For more information on the SWM24IP-3DE Integrated Stepper Motor, visit our website.

About Applied Motion Products       
Applied Motion Products specializes in high-precision, cost-effective motion control products including stepper and servo motors, drives, controllers, gearheads, and power supplies.  The company serves a diverse industrial and OEM customer base with both standard and customized products.  With in-depth motor and control expertise, Applied Motion Products works with customers from initial concept and design through finished product and production to provide the best motion control solutions to a range of markets.

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