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KSTEP without KFLOP

KSTEP 4-Axis Microstepper Amplifier for KFLOP

KSTEP is a KFLOP expansion board designed specifically for plug-and-play stepper motor control. With only a motor power supply, stepper motors and the KFLOP+KSTEP you have all you need to start controlling 4 motors (or 8 with 2 KSTEPs).

This ease-of-use also comes with high performance, high efficiency, and additional 12-24V isolated I/O expansion sufficent for most applications. Although it is possible to use third-party stepper or servo drives with our KFLOP controller, KSTEP provides complete connectivity with a single ribbon cable connection, easily mounts to KFLOP with standoffs, and gets the most out of our software. In addition, KSTEP's ultra low resistance MOSFETS eliminates the need for special cooling and heat sinking. This setup reduces cabling and wiring and puts everything you need into a nice footprint. KSTEP really is a culmination of many customer requirements in one expansion board.
$199 USD Plus Tax, S&H
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Here are just a few highlights of the KSTEP:
  • Quad 240W Microstepper Amplifer
  • Plug-n-Play with KFLOP
  • 16X Microstepping
  • 5A @ 48V Max
  • Super High Efficiency 17 milliohm MOSFETS
  • Opto Isolation
  • Mixed Current Decay
  • 500K steps/sec
  • Regenerative Voltage Clamping (1KW peak)
  • Includes 1 Opto Isolated Analog Output
  • Includes (16) 12-24V Opto Inputs
  • Includes (2) 30v @ 0.1A Opto Isolated Drivers
  • Software:
The main strength of Dynomotion's products is the comprehensive level of software support. From the flexibility of the low level programmable FPGA logic, digital signal processing routines, real-time multitasking programs, host motion control libraries, interpreters, compilers, .NET interface, examples, mach3 support, servo tuning and analysis tools, and supplied host applications

Please view our on-line documentation for full details


Example Applications:
  • Most anything using 200+W Steppers
  • CNC machining:
    • Mills
    • Lathes
    • Brakepresses
    • Grinders
    • Spinners
    • Routers
    • Saws
  • Robotics
  • Automation
  • Camera Control
  • Pick-and-place
  • Data Acquisition

Example Input/Outputs:
  • Size 23 Stepper Motors
  • Stepper Motors greater than 5A are ok, but current is limited at 5A which is generally not a problem
  • Simple sinking 24V Limit and Home Switches
  • Spindle controls with 0-10V analog input

Not to be used with:
  • Supply voltages lower than 12V and higher than 48V

Need to get up and running with KSTEP fast? View this high-level explanation of a basic KSTEP setup:



And read this KSTEP Basics Tutorial to help you get started.








Function

Parameter

Specification

Micro Stepper Drivers

Type

Number

Microstepping

Supply Voltage

Motor Coil Current

Max Step Rate

Bipolar Dual Full Bridge Chopper Drivers

4

16X

12-48VDC Common

Jumper Programmable 8 levels (0.6 - 5A)

500KHz

Logic Inputs

(Step,Dir,Enable,Relay

PWM,MuxCtrl)

Voltage

Current

3.3V LVTTL (2.4V min High 0.4V max low)

16ma max

Analog

Number

Input Supply Range

Output Impedance

Response, Tau

1 fully Isolated

5-30V

<1K ohm

10ms

Inputs

Type

Number

Internal Series Resistor

Min On Voltage

Max Allowed Voltage

Max Off Voltage

Opto Isolated Common Anode

16

10K ohm

11V

25V

1.0V

Outputs

Type

Number

Type

Max Voltage

Max Current

Opto Isolated

2

Opto Isolated Darlingtion

30V

100ma

Voltage Clamp

Power peak

Power Average (3 sec)

Levels

1KW

10W

Jumper Programmable (13V, 25V,37V,49V)

5V Logic Supply

Voltage

Max Current

+5V ± 5%

0.05 A

3.3V Logic Supply

Voltage

Max Current

+3.3V ± 5%

0.05 A

Terminal Strips

Screw Terminals

24 Pluggable Screw Terminals

(6) x 4 pin

5mm pitch

Environment

Operating Temperature
Storage Temperature
Humidity

0-40° C

0-40° C
20-90% Relative Humidity, non-condensing

Dimensions

Length

Width

Height

5.5 inches (140mm)

6.0 inches (151 mm)

1.0inches (24 mm)

Green RoHS Compliant

See Also:

KStep Hardware/Connectors

KStep Board Layout

KStep Use and Settings  


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