Engineers rely on motion-control devices to improve efficiencies and production rates on automated factory floors, or at least maintain them. One family of such devices, stepper motors, is widely used because of their simple implementation, attractive price/performance ratio, and high torque at low speeds. In the past, stepper motors couldn’t keep up with servo motors in demanding applications, but recent advances have greatly upgraded stepper-motor performance, expanding the areas in
Register to view the full article
Register for full access. By registering for Machine Design now, you'll not only gain access to premium content, you'll also become part of an exclusive, robust global manufacturing engineering community!
Participate in Expert and Reader driven Q&A's
Start your own conversation by commenting on any article or blog
Download high-quality content including the highly anticipated Salary & Career Report