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What is the difference between full-stepping, the half-stepping, and the micro-drive?

POSTED: 09/05/2019

In addition to the motor body, the performance of the stepper motor is greatly affected by the driving method.  What exactly is a driving method? Here is the explanation for you: There are three basic drive modes for stepper motor drives: full-step, half-step, and micro-step. FULL-STEP DRIVE During the full-step drive, the stepper

Machine Automation Best Practices for Surface Mount Technology (SMT)

POSTED: 09/28/2016

How KINGSTAR Transformed Motion Control At 4 Leading SMT Corporations Summary Around the world, KINGSTAR products including the IntervalZero real-time operating system (RTOS) are used in dozens of different models of surface mount technology machines (SMT), which are produced by many different customers with  prestigious brands. This success story shares best

What to Consider When Choosing a Rotary Encoder

POSTED: 05/06/2015

Controlled servo drives are used in many areas of automation technology, converting, printing, handling and robotics including production machines and machine tools. The selection of a rotary encoder or encoder technology for use within the system is dependent on the accuracy requirements of the application whether it is position and/or

Precision Machinery Research & Development Center (PMC) Builds Industrial Robots with KingStar Soft Motion Platform

POSTED: 10/30/2014

Background and Challenges Precision Machinery Research and Development Center (PMC) is a Taiwan-based company created in 1993 by the government and the Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI). PMC has teams of engineers from all fields related to machinery, including mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, control engineering, and information technologies. PMC conducts


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